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* Brainchild of the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' combines superhuman intelligence with powerful PsychicPowers to make his way as a supervillain. Likewise, The Brain combines lots of smarts with telepathy.
** For the most part, the ''Global Guardians PBEM Universe'' avoids this trope. Most of the smartest people in the setting are [[GadgeteerGenius super-inventors]] rather than [[PsychicPowers mentalists]].

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* Weird variation in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it maybe twice]] in the series to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, other than that the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].

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* Weird variation in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it maybe twice]] in the series [[ExpositionBeam to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, quickly]]; other than that the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].



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* Inverted in ''Minority Report'' and a few other stories of Creator/PhilipKDick that recycle the same theme: humans that have an "ESP lobe" that gives them psychic powers, in particular the ability to predict the future, are severely mentally retarded, with most of the rest of the brain tissue shriveled and atrophied, and their predictions of the future are deciphered from incoherent babble.


* Weird variation in ''Manga/DragonBall'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it maybe twice]] in the series to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, other than that the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].

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* Weird variation in ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it maybe twice]] in the series to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, other than that the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].


* When Mandark first appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' he was shown to be telepathic, to underline the fact he was [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter smarter than Dexter]] (that's before DiminishingVillainThreat settled in, of course). This is used to an eerie effect when, in his first spoken line, he answers the question the teacher was going to ask next.

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* When Mandark first appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' he was shown to be telepathic, to underline the fact he was [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter smarter than Dexter]] (that's before DiminishingVillainThreat VillainDecay settled in, of course). This is used to an eerie effect when, in his first spoken line, he answers the question the teacher was going to ask next.


* Alakazam, a {{Psychic|Powers}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with an [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of 5000]].

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* Alakazam, a {{Psychic|Powers}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with an [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of 5000]].
5000]]. Several other Psychic Pokémon, like Slowking, are also known to be very intelligent.



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* Averted in the prehistory of Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe. The [[AbusivePrecursors Slavers]] had the telepathic ability to control other animals but a number of species they enslaved were smarter than themselves, intelligence providing no psychic powers or ability to defend against them.



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* {{Inverted}} in ''Comicbook/Dynamo5,'' where the telepathic character was a [[DumbJock Dumb]] yet LovableJock.


* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] Xavier is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.

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* Kaji from Creator/GoNagai's ''Manga/{{Shutendoji}}'' is the most studious member of the gang, a classic bespectacled nerd and a specialized psychic, unlike the other members who use either mystical abilities or demonic traits.


* Weird variation in ''Manga/DragonBall'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it once]] to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, after which the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].

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* Weird variation in ''Manga/DragonBall'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it once]] maybe twice]] in the series to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, after which other than that the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].


* The Leader in ''UltimateMarvel'' developed telekinetic abilities as a result of the experiments to increase his intelligence.

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* The Leader in ''UltimateMarvel'' ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' developed telekinetic abilities as a result of the experiments to increase his intelligence.


* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.


* ''Film/XMen'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.

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