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Professor X by JJusko
Professor X (Marvel) is possibly one of the strongest telepaths to have ever lived.

Power/Ability to:

Mentally receive and/or transmit information.

Power to mentally receive and/or transmit information. Users of this power are often called Telepaths or Mind Readers.

Also Called

  • Legilimency
  • Thought-Casting


User can read/sense another person's thoughts and/or communicate with them mentally. Telepathy falls into two categories: Telepathic Communication, which is the ability to transmit information from mind to another, and Telepathic Perception, which is the ability to receive information from another mind.


Similar to "Telekinesis", "Telepathy" is an umbrella term for any ability that involves projecting, reading and manipulating thoughts.

Basic Level

Advanced Level

  • Binding: The ability to restrict the movements of others via the mind.
  • Download: The ability to quickly process, store, or download information through another's mind.
  • Emotion Manipulation: The ability to make one feel pleased, happy, pained, or any other emotion.
  • Illusion Manipulation: The ability to manipulate what others perceive, such as making them see things that aren't actually present, or not see things that are.
  • Knowledge Projection: The ability to project knowledge onto another mind.
  • Knowledge Replication: The ability to replicate the learned knowledge and skills of others.
  • Memory Reading: The ability to read the target's memories.
  • Mental Inducement: The ability to temporarily push the targets mind into the wanted state.
  • Mind Control: The ability to manipulate the minds of other via thought process.
  • Mind Image: The ability to project one's image to the mind of another.
  • Mind Link: The ability to develop a permanent mental bond with any person, also called imprinting.
  • Mind Melding: The ability to fuse one's consciousness with another.
  • Mind Walking: The ability to enter the mind of another.
  • Omnilingualism: The ability to intuitively understand all languages.
  • Psionic Inundation: The ability to launch psi-bolts to cause mental damage.
  • Psychic Inhibitors: The ability to place inhibitors in the mind to limit target's capabilities.
  • Psychic Navigation: The ability to create a mental map of the area.
  • Psychic Shadow: The ability to mask psychic presence, hiding from other psychics.
  • Psychic Shield: The ability to erect a psychic shield to protect the minds of oneself and/or others.
  • Psychic Torture: The ability to torture victims mentally and spiritually.
  • Pushing: The ability to implant memories, thoughts, and emotions into others.
  • Sensory Scrying: The ability to perceive through the sense of other beings.
  • Telepathic Hijacking: The ability to hijack telepathic communication.
  • Telepathic Prediction: The ability to know an opponent's moves and attacks by reading their brain waves.
  • Telepathic Relay: The ability to act as a mental relay station for a group of minds, allowing said minds to "speak" to one another through the user.
  • Thought Manifestation: The ability to make ones thoughts visible to all.
  • Thought Manipulation: The ability to control the thoughts of others.

Master Level

Ultimate Level

  • Mental Projection: The ability to project thoughts into reality.
  • Mindscape Transportation: The ability to transport physical matter into one's conscious or subconscious thoughts.
  • Omnipathy: The ability to read the thoughts of billions or more subjects at once.




  • Does not work on mindless beings (corpses, animated objects, robots, etc.).
  • May be limited to a certain range to work, including touch only.
  • May be limited to certain number of targets at a time.
  • May be constantly active and have to constantly hear thoughts.
    • Since the user constantly hears thoughts, this power becomes ineffective in large crowds.
  • May not be able to read impulsive actions.
  • Users of Psychic Shield are either immune or highly resistant.
  • May get overwhelmed by too many thoughts.
  • Unless one is multilingual or has the automatic ability to translate and decrypt, ability may not work if the target is thinking in alternate languages or encrypted codes.
  • The more intense the thought, the louder it sounds to the user.

Known Users

See Also: Telepathy See Also: Real Telepathy


  • All Martians (DC Comics)
  • Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian/M'gann M'orzz (DC Comics)
  • Icon (DC Comics)
  • Psimon (DC Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Tempest (DC Comics)
  • Tomorrow Woman (DC Comics)
  • Saturen Girl (DC)
  • Hector Hammond (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics)
  • Amperi (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Ampfibian (Ben 10 Franchise)
  • Ventrilosquid (Ben 10 Omniverse)
  • Sir George (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Anodites (Ben 10)
  • Ra'ad (Ben 10)
  • Ao (Yozakura Quartet)
  • Aranea Serket (Homestuck)
  • Archangel Members (Paradox Saga)
  • Black Bolt (Marvel)
  • Blindfold (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Chamber (Marvel Comics)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (Marvel)
  • Nate Gray/X-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers/Marvel Girl/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • M.O.D.O.K. (Marvel Comics)
  • Emma Frost/White Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • Astrid Bloom (Marvel Comics)
  • Quentin Quire (Marvel Comics)
  • Stepford Cuckoos (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Jemail Karami/Tyrannix the Abominoid/Gestalt (Marvel)
  • The Goblin Queen (Marvel)
  • Vriska Serket (Homestuck)
  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Sadecki Demons (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Elsa (Creepschool)
  • Elton (Monster Buster Club)
  • Goliad (Adventure Time)
  • Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant (Adventure Time)
  • Giant Lion-Turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Taranee Cook (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Halinor (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Ma-Ti (Captain Planet)
  • Montgomery Knox (Charmed comic)
  • Kira (Phantom Investigators)
  • Madelyne Spaulding (Static Shock)
  • Sasuke the Demon Queller (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Scarah Screams (Monster High)
  • Mind Reader Conch users (Xiaolin Showdown)


  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Charles Deveaux (Heroes)
  • Barry The Bellboy (True Blood/The Sookie Stakehouse novels)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Telepaths Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); temporarily
  • Bun Waverly (Eastwick)
  • Catalina Bladimof (Chica Vampiro)
  • Clark Kent (Smallville); temporarily
  • Christy Jenkins (Charmed)
  • Zachary (Charmed)
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Dr. Tachyon (Wild Cards series)
  • Fiona Goode (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Gary Mitchell (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Grandma (The Twilight Zone: I Sing the Body Electric)
  • Homo Superiors (The Tomorrow People)
  • The Host (Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw)
  • Jeremy Reed (Powder)
  • Keira Beltrán (Los Unicos)
  • Kelly Bailey (MisFits)
  • Listeners (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Lucia (Los Protegidos)
  • Merrill Young & Patsy LaRue (Vampire High)
  • Missouri Moseley (Supernatural)
  • Nan (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • NeoCortex (Mighty Med)
  • The Ood (Doctor Who)
  • Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Rage (Dream Warrior)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Roxie Torcoletti (Eastwick)
  • Ryan James (Smallville)
  • Sara (Race to Witch Mountain)
  • Shadow Man (TF2 Freak)
  • Siu May (Mermaid Got Married)
  • Space Jockeys (Aliens franchise)
  • The Vulcans (Star Trek)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Telepaths (Mutant X)
  • Tezuka Miyuki (Kamen Rider Ryuki)
  • Trip (Power Rangers Time Force)
  • Bo Adams (Believe)
  • Joshua Carpenter (Believe)
  • Jacob Eckstein (Believe)
  • Danni (Believe)
  • Shawn (Believe)
  • Todd Ingram (Scott Pilgrim VS The World)
  • The Wraith (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Xybrians (Power Rangers Time Force)


  • Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park); only works once with each person per day.
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Several characters (Saint Seiya)
  • Several Characters (Heroic Age)
  • Cobra (Fairy Tail)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell)
  • King Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Goku (Dragonball Z)
  • Haruka Koutora (Kotoura-san)
  • Murota (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Hiei (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Kazuma Kuwabara (YuYu Hakusho)
  • G1 Soundwave (Transformers)
  • Goshinki (InuYasha)
  • Maximillion Pegasus (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Meiko Ōtsuka (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Mewtwo (Pokemon)
  • Sabrina (Pokemon)
  • Nowaki Hotaru (Zettai Karen Children)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Warren (Fairy Tail)
  • Yellow (Pokemon Adventures)
  • Yugo Gilbert (Project ARMS)
  • Zorin Blitz (Hellsing)
  • All Kanassans (Bardock: Father of Goku and Dragon Ball Z)
  • Ino Yamanaka("Nauto")
  • Inoichi Yamanaka ("Naruto")


  • Alma (F.E.A.R.)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Bloody Mary (Infamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Chakron (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • Disciples (Drakengard 3)
  • Dr. Toadley (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • The Guardian (Ultima)
  • Elisa and Ursula (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  • Fi (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Furons (Destroy All Humans)
  • Ghosts (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Hivemind (Dead Space)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Female Skrall (Bionicle)
  • Jodie Holmes/Aiden (Beyond: Two Souls)
  • John White (Infamous)
  • Kamal Re'x (Universe at War)
  • Kenshi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kessler (Infamous)
  • Krystal (Star Fox)
  • Lingering Sentiment (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Lucius (Lucius)
  • Marker (Dead Space)
  • Mao (Code Geass)
  • Mother Brain (Metroid)
  • Pact Partners (Drakengard)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Ronan O'Connor (Murdered Soul Suspect)
  • Sona (League of Legends)
  • Sasha (Infamous)
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Toa Kongu Inika (Bionicle)
  • The Watchers (Drakengard)
  • Esper (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Andalites (Animorphs)
  • Angel (Maximum Ride)
  • Anyone in morph (Animorphs)
  • Bradley (The Medusa Project)
  • Crayak (Animorphs)
  • Dragon riders and their dragons (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Ed (The Medusa Project)
  • Edward Cullen (Twilight)
  • Ella/Number Ten (Lorien Legacies)
  • Ellimist (Animorphs)
  • Eustacia Yewbeam (Charlie Bone)
  • Faes, chameleons, elves, ghost-whispering supernaturals & spirits (Shadow Falls)
  • Fleet of Fog (Arpeggio of Blue Steel)
  • Gregory Kennedy (The Young Guardians)
  • Howlers (Animorphs)
  • Hunter (True Blood/The Sookie Stakehouse Novels)
  • Iskoort (Animorphs)
  • Laura Leander (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Linnea (Engelsfors)
  • Luke Magewood (Charlie Bone)
  • Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood/The Sookie Stakehouse Novels)
  • Jayfeather (Warriors)
  • Jobe Smith (Lawnmower Man)
  • Level 5 or higher shaman (Scorpius: The Golden Age)
  • Magic users (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Mary Morgain (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Mizou Yukuhashi (Medaka Box)
  • NightWings (Wings of Fire)
  • Paradox Agents (Paradox Saga)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's It)
  • Satori Komeiji (Touhou)
  • Serena Killingsworth (Daughters of the Moon series)
  • Tavros Nitram (Homestuck)
  • Veriel (Guardian Archangels); via Topaz Glasses

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