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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' universe:
** The would-be GalacticConqueror known as the Mule.
** The Second Foundation.
** Gaia.
** In ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'', [[spoiler:R. Daneel Olivaw is a telepathic space ''robot'']].
** As is [[spoiler: R. Giskard Reventlov, the original telepathic robot who gives Daneel his ability in ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire''.]]

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* Creator/RayBradbury's "Literature/MarsIsHeaven!": The [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]] Martians create a LotusEaterMachine to trap the crew of a human spaceship until [[SlainInTheirSleep they're all asleep, so the Martians can murder them easily]].

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* While humanoid Kryptonians like ComicBook/{{Superman}} are not telepathic several wild animals from Kryton are/were, most notably the Kryptonian Thought Beasts, which use their prey's fears to attempt to distract and disable them.
* Xtar's telepathy is not wholy compatible with human biology, but allows him to communicate clearly with UpliftedAnimal ComicBook/RexTheWonderDog.
* ComicBook/GreenLantern R'amey Holl develops a form of telepathy after her metamorphosis.
* Tamaranians like ComicBook/{{Starfire}} possess a mild form of touch telepathy.


** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' also uses this trope with the Innovators, a group of {{Artificial Human}}s who were created to [[spoiler:lead mankind to the stars. They don't seem to be very good at this, considering so far all they've used their powers for are killing.]]
** Then we have the appearance of [[spoiler:the "true" Innovators, evolved humans rather than engineered clones. Their telepathy is more powerful, and with the presence of large amounts of GN Particles, can telepathically connect everyone within the field. One of them ([[TheHero Setsuna]]) even uses these powers to communicate and broker a treaty with a group of StarfishAliens called the ELS. The epilogue implies that the entire human race is slowly transforming into Innovators.]]

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' also uses this trope with the Innovators, a group of {{Artificial Human}}s who were created to [[spoiler:lead mankind to the stars. They don't seem to be very good at this, considering so far all they've used their powers for are killing.]]
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]] Then we have the appearance of [[spoiler:the "true" Innovators, evolved humans rather than engineered clones. Their telepathy is more powerful, and with the presence of large amounts of GN Particles, can telepathically connect everyone within the field. One of them ([[TheHero Setsuna]]) even uses these powers to communicate and broker a treaty with a group of StarfishAliens called the ELS. The epilogue implies that the entire human race is slowly transforming into Innovators.]]


* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' regularly uses telepathic species. Vulcans are [[TouchTelepathy touch-telepaths]] (or at least, most of them are; [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier Spock's half-brother Sybok]] is an example of a Vulcan who doesn't require physical contact); they can't communicate over distances, but Spock has used a mind-meld to communicate with aliens on occasion. And then there's the ''katra'' business, using a mind-meld to cheat death.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' regularly uses telepathic species. Vulcans are [[TouchTelepathy touch-telepaths]] (or at least, most of them are; [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier Spock's half-brother Sybok]] is an example of a Vulcan who doesn't require physical contact); they usually can't communicate over distances, but Spock has used a mind-meld to communicate with aliens on occasion.occasion and can perform subtle mind-influence at close range. And then there's the ''katra'' business, using a mind-meld to cheat death.


* Early episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' gave TheEmpath Deanna Troi the ability to communicate telepathically with Riker. This was dropped later on, though. Betazoids can telepathically communicate with each other; Lwaxana prefers this but Deanna considers it rude to do when among species that can't pick up on it.

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* Early episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' gave TheEmpath Deanna Troi the ability to communicate telepathically with Riker. This was dropped later on, though. Betazoids can telepathically communicate with each other; Lwaxana prefers this but Deanna considers it rude to do when among species that can't pick up on it. Unlike Vulcans, Betazoid telepathy works at very long range. Even HalfHumanHybrid Deanna can sense people on a planet's surface while she is on the ''Enterprise'' in orbit.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', one of the end-game [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascensions]] is the option to turn some and then all of your citizens into psychics, which make them better at researching, fighting, piloting, and give them the abilities to see the future, project the most powerful [[DeflectorShields shields]] in the game, and teleport faster and farther than any other FTL drive in the game. A sufficiently powerful group of them can commune with an alternate plane of reality called the Shroud, where you can make [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] with the [[EldritchAbomination incomprehensible entities]] that reside there.

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* The Empyreans from ''VideoGame/IronMarines'' are humanoid aliens with PsychicPowers and are allied with the Iron Marines. They use their psionic powers to great use, be it forming [[LaserBlade Psi Blades]] and using TeleportSpam to shred enemies, stunning enemies and projecting DeflectorShields onto allies, or [[BallOfLightTransformation quickly travelling as a ball of energy]] and channeling psychic beams that increase in intensity.

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* The gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are a space-faring races, and a few [[HiveCasteSystem types]] of them have PsychicPowers. Sapphires are [[{{Seers}} precognitive]]. [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]] has several [[TheEmpath empathetic]] powers, including [[DreamWalker dream walking]], at least some of which he inherited from his mother Rose Quartz. The Diamonds each have a unique psychic power, and all seem to have a PsychicLink between each other, [[spoiler:which is implied to be the actual reason for Steven's aforementioned power]].
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** Many Centauri have [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dreams]], Londo sees his death at G'kar's hands [[spoiler: to save him from a PuppeteerParasite]] many times, as well as Shadow vessels over Centauri Prime. Though Centauri telepaths seem to be as uncommon as human ones.
** The Vorlons seem to be EnergyBeings with immense telepathic and telekinetic abilities of their own.





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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' Universal Century continuity has Newtypes who can, [[PsychicPowers among other things]], communicate with each other telepathically. It's initially assumed that this is the result of humans [[EvolutionaryLevels evolving]] to adapt to living in space, and in the UC continuity the specific mechanism is understood well enough that a) weapons exist to take advantage of this without having to rely on electromagnetic signals, and b) surgically altering otherwise normal 'Oldtypes' into Artificial Newtypes (typically with the added cost of mental instability) is an option.

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The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' Universal Century continuity has Newtypes who can, [[PsychicPowers among other things]], communicate with each other telepathically. It's initially assumed that this is the result of humans [[EvolutionaryLevels evolving]] to adapt to living in space, and in the UC continuity the specific mechanism is understood well enough that a) weapons exist to take advantage of this without having to rely on electromagnetic signals, and b) surgically altering otherwise normal 'Oldtypes' into Artificial Newtypes (typically with the added cost of mental instability) is an option.






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* ComicBook/MartianManhunter and [[ComicBook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Saturn Girl]], among others, in Franchise/TheDCU.

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* In ''{{Literature/Adaptation}}'' by Malinda Lo, [[spoiler: the Imria have a form of telepathy/ empathy that allows them to sense emotions.]]

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* In ''{{Literature/Adaptation}}'' ''Literature/{{Adaptation}}'' by Malinda Lo, [[spoiler: the Imria have a form of telepathy/ empathy that allows them to sense emotions.]]






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* in ''VideoGame/TimeCruise,'' the inventor Eric gets instructions for TimeTravel from an unnamed race of telepathic extraterrestrials.

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* in In ''VideoGame/TimeCruise,'' the inventor Eric gets instructions for TimeTravel from an unnamed race of telepathic extraterrestrials.
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* Astropaths in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are the Imperium's only method of [[SubspaceAnsible communicating over stellar distances]]. Unfortunately, since the transmission medium is essentially [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace a cross between Hyperspace and Hell]], they tend to live unhappy (and short) existences. The Astronomican beacon they use to navigate is PoweredByAForsakenChild, it burns through the lives of ten thousand psykers ''every month''. Psykers have to undergo a process called [[MindRape soul-binding]] which causes them hours of agony at the hands of their PhysicalGod, invariably destroys their sight, and often other sense, and sends large numbers of candidates insane; all in order to be able to pass messages safely without getting dragged into [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] when they send messages. Or, for that matter, that if you're found by the psyker-hunting Black Ships, you have around a 90% chance of being 'selected' to undergo this honour. ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Grim]][[CrapsackWorld Dark]]'' indeed...

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Astropaths in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are the Imperium's only method of [[SubspaceAnsible communicating over stellar distances]]. Unfortunately, since the transmission medium is essentially [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace a cross between Hyperspace and Hell]], they tend to live unhappy (and short) existences. The Astronomican beacon they use to navigate is PoweredByAForsakenChild, it burns through the lives of ten thousand psykers ''every month''. Psykers have to undergo a process called [[MindRape soul-binding]] which causes them hours of agony at the hands of their PhysicalGod, invariably destroys their sight, and often other sense, and sends large numbers of candidates insane; all in order to be able to pass messages safely without getting dragged into [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] when they send messages. Or, for that matter, that if you're found by the psyker-hunting Black Ships, you have around a 90% chance of being 'selected' to undergo this honour. ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Grim]][[CrapsackWorld Dark]]'' indeed...






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* Both the Ethereals from ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' (who aren't REALLY ethereal) and the ''Re'Lu'' from Deadlock are telepathic aliens - whose access privilege to your brain includes both read and [[MindControl write]], incidentally.

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* Both the Ethereals from ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' (who aren't REALLY ethereal) and the ''Re'Lu'' from Deadlock are telepathic aliens - -- whose access privilege to your brain includes both read and [[MindControl write]], incidentally.



* The Martian Xeno Teleptaths in ''VideoGame/JeffWaynesWarOfTheWorlds'', who actually ''weaponise'' this through both a [[MindOverMatter short range psychic attack]] and several flavours of MindRape.

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* The Martian Xeno Teleptaths in ''VideoGame/JeffWaynesWarOfTheWorlds'', who actually ''weaponise'' ''weaponize'' this through both a [[MindOverMatter short range psychic attack]] and several flavours of MindRape.






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* Film/AIArtificialIntelligence: Aliens that communicate in this manner reveal their intentions to David as said.


* ''Time For The Stars'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein is all about a spaceship that exploits the idea that telepathy is instantaneous.

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* ''Time For The Stars'' ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein is all about a spaceship that exploits the idea that telepathy is instantaneous.instantaneous, allowing the ship to communicate over interstellar distances with its home planet.


* The Protoss in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' fit this to a tee. The humans are also apparently in the "developing into the telepathic race" stage, and the Zerg have their own, different forms of telepathy too. In fact, the difference in psionic powers between the Protoss (offensive) and Zerg (HiveMind control) is a plot point; both races were originally meddled with by precursors with the eventual goal of unifying, but this failed. They then went to war and the Zerg, outclassed by the Protoss, searched for a new species they can assimilate and use its psychic powers to defeat the Protoss. Enter: the humans.

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* The Protoss in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' fit this to a tee. The humans are also apparently in the "developing into the telepathic race" stage, and the Zerg have their own, different forms of telepathy too. In fact, the difference in psionic powers between the Protoss (offensive) and Zerg (HiveMind control) is a plot point; both races were originally meddled with by precursors with the eventual goal of unifying, but this failed. They then went to war and the Zerg, outclassed by the Protoss, searched for a new species they can assimilate and use its psychic powers to defeat the Protoss. Enter: the humans.



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* In ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'', both TheReptilians and TheGreys, but the Greys are much, much stronger with it, also having loads of MindOverMatter.

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