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Telepathy
Professor X by JJusko
Professor X (Marvel) is possibly one of the strongest telepaths ever to have 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
  • Mind Reading
  • Thought-Casting

Capabilities

The ability 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.

Applications

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

Telepathic Defense

  • 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.
  • 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.

Telepathic Offense

  • Binding: The ability to restrict the movements of others via the mind.
  • Darkside View: The ability to communicate with and bring out the dark side of a person's personality.
  • 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.
  • Lightside View: The ability to communicate with and bring out the good side of a person's personality.
  • Mental Projection: The ability to project thoughts into reality.
  • Mind Control: The ability to manipulate the minds of other via thought process.
  • Mind Exchange: The ability to transfer one's mind into another's body, taking control of that body; can be done in inanimate objects as well, telekinetically controlling it.
  • Mindscape Transportation: The ability to transport physical matter into one's conscious or subconscious thoughts.
  • Neurocognitive Deficit: The ability to shut down an opponent's higher brain function.
  • Pain Inducement: The ability to induce an illusion of pain.
  • Psionic Inundation: The ability to launch psi-bolts to cause mental damage.
  • Psychic Constructs: The ability to generate constructs out of mental energy.
  • Psychic Energy Manipulation: The ability to produce and manipulate mental energy.
  • Psychic Inhibitors: The ability to place inhibitors in the mind to limit another's capabilities.
  • Psychosomatic Illusion: The ability to create powerful illusions that may cause severe physical damage.
  • Pushing: The ability to implant memories, thoughts, and emotions into others.
  • Telepathic PredictionThe ability to know an opponent's moves and attacks by reading their brain waves.
  • Thought Manipulation: The ability to control the thoughts of others.

Telepathic Supplementary

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • 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 one target at a time.
  • May be unable to "turn off" their power 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 is sounds to the user.

Known Users

See Also: Telepathy

Comic/Cartoon

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Aqualad (Teen Titans)
  • 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/Proffesor 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)
  • Giant Lion-Turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Taranee Cook (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Halinor (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Ma-Ti (Captain Planet)
  • Kira (Phantom Investigators)
  • Madelyne Spaulding (Static Shock)
  • Sasuke the Demon Queller (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Scarah Screams (Monster High)
  • Mind Reader Conch users (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)

Film/Television

  • Angels and Archangels (Supernatural)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Barry The Bellboy (True Blood/The Sookie Stakehouse novels)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); temporarily
  • Bun Waverly (Eastwick)
  • Catalina Bladimof (Chica Vampiro)
  • Clark Kent (Smallville); temporarily
  • Charles Deveaux (Heroes)
  • Christy Jenkins (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)
  • Keira Beltrán (Los Unicos)
  • Kelly Bailey (MisFits)
  • Listeners (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Lucia (Los Protegidos)
  • The Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Merrill Young & Patsy LaRue (Vampire High)
  • Missouri Moseley (Supernatural)
  • Nan (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • The Ood (Doctor Who)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Rage (Dream Warrior)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Roxie Torcoletti (Eastwick)
  • Ryan James (Smallville)
  • Sara (Race to Witch Mountain)
  • Seraphim (Supernatural)
  • Shadow Man (TF2 Freak)
  • Siu May (Mermaid Got Married)
  • Space Jockeys (Aliens franchise)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Telepaths (Mutant X)
  • Telepaths Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Tezuka Miyuki (Kamen Rider Ryuki)
  • Trip (Power Rangers Time Force)
  • Todd Ingram (Scott Pilgrim VS The World)
  • The Vulcans (Star Trek)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Wraith (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Xybrians (Power Rangers Time Force)
  • Zachary (Charmed)

Manga/Anime

  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Cobra (Fairy Tail)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell)
  • Goku (Dragonball Z)
  • Haruka Koutora (Kotoura-san)
  • Hiei (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Kazuma Kuwabara (YuYu Hakusho)
  • King Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • G1 Soundwave (Transformers)
  • Goshinki (InuYasha)
  • Maximillion Pegasus (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Meiko Ōtsuka (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Mewtwo (Pokemon)
  • Nowaki Hotaru (Zettai Karen Children)
  • Sabrina (Pokemon)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Warren (Fairy Tail)
  • Yamanaka Inoichi
  • Yamanaka Ino
  • Yellow (Pokemon Adventures)
  • Yugo Gilbert (Project ARMS)
  • Zorin Blitz (Hellsing)

Game

  • 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)

Novel/Book

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 via Topaz Glasses (Guardian Archangels)

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