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Worth noting that Bald Telepaths are almost exclusively male, pesumably because a bald woman is [[DoubleStandard generally considered unattractive]]. It also goes along that if a woman is psychic ''and'' bald, it's generally a sign that her powers are having a terrible toll on her health.

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Worth noting that Bald Telepaths are almost exclusively male, pesumably presumably because a bald woman is [[DoubleStandard generally considered unattractive]]. It also goes along that if a woman is psychic ''and'' bald, it's generally a sign that her powers are having a terrible toll on her health.


* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Jack, a career criminal and biotic powerhouse, sports a shaved head. She later admits that she originally picked up the hairstyle when she joined a cult, and liked it so much that her head remains shaved throughout the game even though she's no longer a cultist.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Jack, a career criminal and biotic powerhouse, sports a shaved head. She later admits that she originally picked up the hairstyle when she joined a cult, and liked it so much that her head remains shaved throughout the game even though she's no longer a cultist. She grows hair (quite a lot) for the third game.




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* Due to a bug, the first soldier that develops psi powers in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' was originally shown coming out of the Psionic Chamber with no hair, creating the implication that developing psi powers makes you go bald. This was later fixed.


* Psi-Stalkers in ''TabletopGame/Rifts]]'' are mutant humans who can sense supernatural creatures, as well as other psychic abilities. They are all white-skinned and hairless, even the women.

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* Psi-Stalkers in ''TabletopGame/Rifts]]'' ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' are mutant humans who can sense supernatural creatures, as well as other psychic abilities. They are all white-skinned and hairless, even the women.



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* Psi-Stalkers in ''TabletopGame/Rifts]]'' are mutant humans who can sense supernatural creatures, as well as other psychic abilities. They are all white-skinned and hairless, even the women.
** ''Rifts'' also has Psy-X Aliens, another mutant human (though this time the result of experimentation) with powerful psychic abilities, who look like Grey aliens, right down to the bald egg shaped heads.


May overlap with MyBrainIsBig, BaldOfAwesome, BaldOfEvil, BaldBlackLeaderGuy, BaldWomen, and PrematurelyBald. Not to be confused with Music/{{Psy}}, who is neither bald nor psychic.

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May overlap with MyBrainIsBig, BaldOfAwesome, BaldOfEvil, BaldBlackLeaderGuy, BaldWomen, and PrematurelyBald. Not to be confused with Music/{{Psy}}, who is neither bald nor (as far as we know) psychic.


** The TangentComics version of [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] Superman, inspred by the above, is bald and has mental powers including telekinesis.

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** The TangentComics Creator/TangentComics version of [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] Superman, inspred by the above, is bald and has mental powers including telekinesis.


* The TropeMaker and probable TropeCodifier is the 1953 FixUpNovel ''Mutant'' by C.L. Moore and Creator/HenryKuttner, compiled five short stories about a race of post-nuclear mutated humans called "Baldies" who are telepathic and completely hairless.

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* The TropeMaker and probable TropeCodifier is the 1953 FixUpNovel ''Mutant'' by C.L. Moore Creator/CLMoore and Creator/HenryKuttner, compiled five short stories about a race of post-nuclear mutated humans called "Baldies" who are telepathic and completely hairless.



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* Visionary in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' is bald and a powerful psychic. The powers are innate; the baldness is because she was subjected to experiments.


PsychicPowers are a common occurrence throughout various media, fitting into many different genres. It gives a character awesome abilities, but seems to often come at a price: It would seem that much of this same media would infer that hair follicles inhibit the ability to properly access these powers, and so many psychics lack hair.[[note]]Ironically, hair functions as a sensory organ in real-life. There's also the new age belief that hair functions as an aural antenna. Fictional portrayals though, might suggest psychic powers work better with less distractions from physical stimuli.[[/note]]

Worth noting that Bald Telepaths are almost exclusively male. Presumably because a bald woman is generally considered unattractive. It also goes along that if a woman is psychic ''and'' bald, it's generally a sign that her powers are having a terrible toll on her health.

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PsychicPowers are a common occurrence throughout various media, fitting into many different genres. It gives a character awesome abilities, but seems to often come at a price: It would seem that much of this same media would infer that hair follicles inhibit the ability to properly access these powers, and so many psychics lack hair.[[note]]Ironically, hair functions as a sensory organ in real-life. There's also the new age belief that hair functions as an aural antenna. Fictional portrayals though, might suggest psychic powers work better with less distractions distraction from physical stimuli.[[/note]]

Worth noting that Bald Telepaths are almost exclusively male. Presumably male, pesumably because a bald woman is [[DoubleStandard generally considered unattractive.unattractive]]. It also goes along that if a woman is psychic ''and'' bald, it's generally a sign that her powers are having a terrible toll on her health.


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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** The Talosians in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original pilot]], "The Cage".
** ExpandedUniverse materials regarding the Deltans, (Ilia from ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' is one of them) has them as telepaths. Ilia shows such ability when she stops someone's pain by touching them. All Deltans are also bald.
** Remans, from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', are telepathic and bald.

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** The Talosians in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original pilot]], "The Cage".
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** ExpandedUniverse materials regarding the Deltans, (Ilia from ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' is one of them) has them as telepaths. Ilia shows such ability when she stops someone's pain by touching them. All Deltans are also bald.
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** Remans, from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', are telepathic and bald.



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* Mentor, in ''FreedomForce'', is both a psychic and bald. As he's something of a combination of Professor Xavier from {{Franchise/XMen}} and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, it should be no surprise.

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* Mentor, in ''FreedomForce'', ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'', is both a psychic and bald. As he's something of a combination of Professor Xavier from {{Franchise/XMen}} ''Franchise/XMen'' and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, it should be no surprise.


* ''Film/XMen'': Hank recommends to Charles that he shaves his head in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' so that Cerebro will work more efficiently. It's strongly implied in the other films that Xavier is a more potent psychic when he's bald.

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Hank recommends to Charles that he shaves his head in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' so that Cerebro will work more efficiently. It's strongly implied in the other films that Xavier is a more potent psychic when he's bald.


* The TropeMaker and probable TropeCodifier is the 1953 novel ''Mutant'' by C.L. Moore and Creator/HenryKuttner, a FixUp of five short stories about a race of mutated humans called "Baldies" who are telepathic and completely hairless.

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* The TropeMaker and probable TropeCodifier is the 1953 novel FixUpNovel ''Mutant'' by C.L. Moore and Creator/HenryKuttner, a FixUp of compiled five short stories about a race of post-nuclear mutated humans called "Baldies" who are telepathic and completely hairless.


* The TropeMaker and probable TropeCodifier is the 1953 novel ''Mutant'' by Creator/CLMoore and Creator/HenryKuttner, a FixUp of five short stories about a race of mutated humans called "Baldies" who are telepathic and completely hairless.

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* The TropeMaker and probable TropeCodifier is the 1953 novel ''Mutant'' by Creator/CLMoore C.L. Moore and Creator/HenryKuttner, a FixUp of five short stories about a race of mutated humans called "Baldies" who are telepathic and completely hairless.

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