"Your mind, to me, is an open book: full of big print and lots of pictures!"
― Maldis, Farscape
"Secrets? What secrets?"
― Magic: The Gathering, Telepathy
"Do not be startled, child. My voice is in your mind, not in your ear. Verbal communication is so limited. You will find that telepathy is purity."
― Mage: The Ascension - Core Rulebook (1st edition)

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

Also Called

  • Mental Surfing
  • Mind Induction
  • Psyche Probe
  • Thought-Casting
  • TP


User can read/sense another person's thoughts, communicate with them mentally or affect their minds/thoughts. Telepathy has two common abilities or categories; Telepathic Communication, which is the ability to transmit information from one mind to another and Telepathic Perception, which is the ability to receive information from another mind knowing an opponent’s moves and attacks.


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

Basic Level

Advanced Level

Master Level

Ultimate Level

  • Cosmic Telepathy: The ability to read the thoughts of billions or more subjects at once.
  • Mental Projection: The ability to project thoughts into reality.
  • Neural Jumpstart: The power to augment another's abilities by accelerating neuronal activity.
  • Mindscape Transportation: The ability to transport physical matter into one's conscious or subconscious thoughts.
  • Omni-Empathy: The ability to interpret the emotions of billions or more subjects at once.

Absolute Level

  • Mindscape Materialization: The ability to will ones thoughts and their inner world into reality.
  • Omni-Telepathy: The ability to read, sense, communicate with, and control an infinite number of minds across all universes, planes and dimensions.
  • Unimind: The ability to be connected with all things and their essences.





  • Does not work on mindless beings (corpses, animated objects, robots, etc.).
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • The more intense the thought, the louder it sounds to the user.
  • 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 be limited to the thought(s) which the target is currently thinking.
  • May be limited to reading either thoughts or memories.
  • May not be able to read impulsive actions.
  • May get overwhelmed by too many thoughts, especially the ones which are too complicated (e.g. a genius' mind which is doing calculus), detailed (e.g. an artist's or photographer's mind which has a photographic memory), insane/morally corrupted (e.g. "murder is good", "I will create my idea of the perfect world by genocide", etc.), and/or ones which don't make any sense (e.g. "2+2=5", "a square circle", etc.).
    • Users of Divided Mind may be especially complicated because of so many conflictual thoughts in one mind.
  • Depending upon the user's ability, skill, and tolerance, attempting to read certain minds (e.g. genius or the insane) may be hard, impossible, or not a good idea.
  • Unless one is multilingual or has the automatic ability to translate and/or decrypt, the ability may not work if the target is thinking in alternate languages or encrypted codes.
  • May risk detection, losing themselves, and/or being "hacked" themselves.
  • May need focus all their attention on the task, thereby leaving their physical body and/or mind vulnerable.
  • May be susceptible to the pain/injury as the person with whom they are communicating.

Known Users

See Also: Telepathy and Real Telepathy.


  • Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant (Adventure Time)
  • Goliad (Adventure Time)
  • Vampire King (Adventure Time)
  • Giant Lion-Turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Tamara Caulder (Batman Beyond)
  • Amperi (Ben 10 series)
    • Ampfibian
    • Ra'ad
  • Anodites (Ben 10 series)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 series)
  • Ventrilosquid (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Sir George (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Ma-Ti (Captain Planet)
  • Theresa (Class of the Titans)
  • Elsa (Creepschool)
  • Agent Honeydew (Dexter's Laboratory)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Everseer (The Incredibles)
  • Psychwave (The Incredibles)
  • Mohajah (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Amazo (Justice League Unlimited)
  • Water Civilization (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters)
  • Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Brainy Barker (Krypto the Superdog)
  • Neuro (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Hawk Moth (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Mayura (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Elton (Monster Buster Club)
  • Scarah Screams (Monster High)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Sunset Shimmer (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
  • Kira (Phantom Investigators)
  • Pops (Regular Show)
  • Fox Alistair (RWBY)
  • Madelyne Spaulding (Static Shock)
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe)
  • Tyler (Supernoobs)
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Nnja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Dr. Tyler Rockwell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Soundwave (Transformers (G1))
  • Taranee Cook (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Halinor (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Tyler (Supernoobs)
  • Blorgon (Supernoobs)
  • Mind Reader Conch users (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Telepathic Spiders (Rick and Morty)
  • Fart (Rick and Morty)


  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Sadecki Demons (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Gold the Tenrec (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Evil Ernie (Chaos!/Dynamite Comics)
  • Montgomery Knox (Charmed comic)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Dubbilex (DC Comics)
  • Manchester Black (DC Comics)
  • Esper Lass (DC Comics)
  • Gorilla Grodd (DC Comics)
  • Hector Hammond (DC Comics)
  • Hitman (DC Comics)
  • Icon (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • Mento (DC Comics)
  • Psimon (DC Comics)
  • Saturn Girl (DC Comics)
  • Tempest (DC Comics)
  • Tomorrow Woman (DC Comics)
  • Composite Superman (DC Comics)
  • Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Bolt (Marvel Comics)
  • Blindfold (Marvel Comics)
  • Ahura Boltagon (Marvel Comics)
  • Astrid Bloom (Marvel Comics)
  • Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Chamber (Marvel Comics)
  • Cosmo (Marvel Comics)
  • Stepford Cuckoos (Marvel Comics)
  • Emma Frost/White Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • The Goblin Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Karma (Marvel Comics); limited
  • Little Mary (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Jemail Karami/Tyrannix the Abominoid/Gestalt/Legion (Marvel Comics)
  • Franklin Richards (Marvel Comics)
  • M.O.D.O.K. (Marvel Comics)
  • Mantis (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Monet St. Croix (Marvel Comics)
  • Professor Charles Xavier (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Quentin Quire (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • Amahl Farouk/The Shadow King (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers/Marvel Girl/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Nate Gray/X-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Exodus (Marvel Comics)
  • Todd Ingram (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Sasuke the Demon Queller (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Bleeding Monk (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Peter Stancheck (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Toyo Harada (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Vampirella (Vampirella)


  • Space Jockeys (Aliens franchise)
  • Belial (Basket Case)
  • Duane Bradley (Basket Case)
  • Rage (Dream Warrior)
  • Uncle Bene (Escape to Witch Mountain/Return from Witch Mountain); Humans, animals, other aliens
  • Tia and Tony Malone (Escape to Witch Mountain/Return from Witch Mountain); Humans, animals, other aliens
  • Sheng Yayu/Emotionless (The Four)
  • Guiron (Gamera vs Guiron)
  • Virasians (Gamera vs Viras)
  • Jobe Smith (The Lawnmower Man)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Siu May (Mermaid Got Married)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • The Tall Man (Phantasm)
  • Jeremy Reed (Powder)
  • Sara (Race to Witch Mountain)
  • Tyler Burns (Skyrunners)
  • Brain Bugs (Starship Troopers)
  • Freya McAllister (Thoughtcrimes)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (X-Men)
  • Ali Davis (What Men Want); men only via hitting her head on the bar counter
  • Nick Marshall (What Women Want); women only via electrocution
  • Emma Frost (X-Men)
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix (X-Men)
  • The Children's (Village of the Damned)


  • Andalites (Animorphs)
  • Anyone in morph (Animorphs)
  • Crayak (Animorphs)
  • Ellimist (Animorphs)
  • Howlers (Animorphs)
  • Iskoort (Animorphs)
  • Taija race telepath Quanx (Record the Quanx - Denma S.E. - The Love Sick); via Telepathy Quanx ability
  • Carrie White (Carrie)
  • Phoners (Cell)
  • Eustacia Yewbeam (Children of the Red King)
  • Serena Killingsworth (Daughters of the Moon series)
  • Alec Warrdon (The Eidolon Saga)
  • Linnea Wallin (Engelsfors)
  • Dragon riders and their dragons (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Magicians (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Laura Leander (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Mary Morgain (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Edythe Cullen (Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined)
  • Ella/Number Ten (Lorien Legacies)
  • Angel (Maximum Ride)
  • Bradley (The Medusa Project)
  • Ed (The Medusa Project)
  • Whispers (Red Queen)
    • Elara Merandus
    • Samson Merandus
  • Faes, chameleons, elves, ghost-whispering supernaturals & spirits (Shadow Falls)
  • Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
  • Feyre Archeron (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
  • Telepaths (Keepers of the Lost Cities)
    • Sophie Foster
    • Alden Vacker
    • Fitz Vacker
    • Prentice Endal
    • Gethen
  • Telepaths (The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
    • Barry The Bellboy
    • Hunter Savoy
    • Sookie Stackhouse
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's It)
  • Edward Cullen (Twilight series)
  • Jayfeather (Warriors series)
  • Dr. Tachyon (Wild Cards series)
  • NightWings (Wings of Fire)
  • Gregory Kennedy (The Young Guardians)

Live Television

  • Fiona Goode (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Nan (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Bo Adams (Believe)
  • Joshua Carpenter (Believe)
  • Danni (Believe)
  • Jacob Eckstein (Believe)
  • Shawn (Believe)
  • The Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); temporarily
  • Telepath Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Some Demons (Charmed)
    • Litvack
    • Raynor
    • Shadow Demon
    • The Source of All Evil
    • Spider Demon
    • The Triad
  • Elders (Charmed)
  • Enola (Charmed)
  • Christy Jenkins (Charmed)
  • Whitelighters (Charmed); limited to charges
  • Zachary (Charmed)
  • Margarita "Maggie" Vera (Charmed 2018)
  • Catalina Bladimof (Chica Vampiro)
  • The Eight Legs (Doctor Who)
  • Gas Mask Zombies (Doctor Who)
    • Jamie/The Empty Child
  • The Host (Doctor Who)
  • Krynoids (Doctor Who)
  • The Ood (Doctor Who)
  • Raxacoricofallapatorians (Doctor Who)
    • Slitheen
  • Sensorites (Doctor Who)
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who); via third eye
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who)
  • Roxie Torcoletti (Eastwick)
  • Bun Waverly (Eastwick)
  • Lazoons (Fireball Xl5)
    • Zoonie
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Ezra Colbert (Haven)
  • Charles Deveaux (Heroes)
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Tezuka Miyuki (Kamen Rider Ryuki)
  • Listeners (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Toby Logan (The Listener)
  • Lucia (Los Protegidos)
  • Keira Beltrán (Los Unicos)
  • NeoCortex (Mighty Med)
  • Kelly Bailey (MisFits)
  • Lourenço Braga (Morangos Com Açúcar 4); temporarily
  • Telepaths (Mutant X)
  • George Sunday/Thermoman (My Hero) temporarily, via the power of Mascara
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Xybrians (Power Rangers Time Force)
    • Trip
  • Dominic Lance/Brainstorm (The Flash)
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Pancha McCaskill (Silversun); via her brain implant
  • Ryan James (Smallville)
  • Clark Kent (Smallville); temporarily
  • Species 8472 (Star Trek)
  • Vulcans (Star Trek)
    • Spock
  • Gary Mitchell (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Teyla Emmagan (Stargate Atlantis); through her Wraith DNA
  • The Wraith (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Adria (Stargate SG1)
  • Eggar (Stargate SG1)
  • Khalek (Stargate SG1)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Missouri Moseley (Supernatural)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Banshees (Teen Wolf)
    • Lydia Martin
    • Meredith Walker
  • Homo Superiors (The Tomorrow People)
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • Anthony Fremont (The Twilight Zone)
  • Grandma (The Twilight Zone)
  • Various Ultramen and aliens (Ultramen)
  • Merrill Young and Patsy LaRue (Vampire High)


  • Akira (Akira)
  • The Espers (Akira)
  • Lady Miyako (Akira)
  • Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
  • Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park); only works once with each person per day.
  • Fleet of Fog (Arpeggio of Blue Steel)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Schierke (Berserk)
  • Ivan Whisky/Cyborg 001 (Cyborg 009)
  • Road Kamelot's (D.Gray-man)
  • Wisely Kamelot (D.Gray-man)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kanassans (Dragon Ball Z)
  • King Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Namekians (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Hell Fighter 17 (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Brain (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Warren (Fairy Tail)
  • Those with the Voice of all Things (One Piece)
  • Vampires (Hellsing)
  • Several characters (Heroic Age)
  • Goshinki (InuYasha)
  • Haruka Koutora (Kotoura-san)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Kiyoharu Suirenji (Mahou Shoujo Site)
  • Mizou Yukuhashi (Medaka Box)
  • Migard Tribe (Mushoku Tensei)
  • Kaito and Daichi Shiratori (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Momozo Takenaka (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Ino Yamanaka (Naruto)
  • Inoichi Yamanaka (Naruto)
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • Sabrina (Pokémon)
  • Yellow (Pokémon Adventures)
  • Yugo Gilbert (Project ARMS)
  • Liliana Masquerade (Re:Zero)
  • Reinhard van Astrea (Re:Zero)
  • Several characters (Saint Seiya)
  • Earthia (Sonic X)
  • Shokuhou Misaki (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Meiko Ōtsuka (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Ao (Yozakura Quartet)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kazuma Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Murota (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Maximillion Pegasus (Yu-Gi-Oh!); via Millennium Eye
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell!)
  • Jake Martinez (Tiger & Bunny)
  • Nowaki Hotaru (Zettai Karen Children)

Video Games

  • Jodie Holmes/Aiden (Beyond: Two Souls)
  • Hivemind (Dead Space)
  • Marker (Dead Space)
  • Furons (Destroy All Humans)
    • Cryptosporidium 137-139
  • Pact Partners (Drakengard)
  • The Watchers (Drakengard)
  • Disciples (Drakengard 3)
  • Ninten/Ken (Earthbound Beginnings/Mother)
  • Paula (Earthbound/Mother 2)
  • Alma Wade (F.E.A.R.)
  • Combine Advisors (Hλlf-Life 2 series)
  • Kessler (inFAMOIUS)
  • Sasha (inFAMOUS)
  • John White (inFAMOUS)
  • Bloody Mary (inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus)
  • Viridi (Kid Icarus)
  • Lingering Sentiment (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sona (League of Legends)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Fi (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Akira Tadokoro (Live-A-Live)
  • Lucius (Lucius)
  • Mallow (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars); via Psychopath
  • Chakron (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Dr. Toadley (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Elisa and Ursula (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  • Mother Brain (Metroid)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kenshi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Takeda Takahashi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ghosts (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Ronan O'Connor (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Exeggcute (Pokemon)
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • The Keepers (Prey)
  • Sarah and Tanya Blake (Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy)
  • Razputin (Psychonauts)
  • John Vattic (Second Sight)
  • Jayne Wilde (Second Sight)
  • Zenner Children (Second Sight)
  • Blastermind (Skylanders); uses a variation of this power while driving a vehicle
  • Master Eon (Skylanders)
  • Hex (Skylanders)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Chip/Light Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Doctor Timothy (South Park: The Fractured But Whole)
  • Krystal (Star Fox)
  • Ghosts (Starcraft)
  • Satori Komeiji (Touhou)
  • The Guardian (Ultima)
  • Kamal Re'x (Universe at War)
  • Esper (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Minister Sucia (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Saga (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Comics

  • Tavros Nitram (Homestuck)
  • Aranea Serket (Homestuck)
  • Vriska Serket (Homestuck)

Web Original


  • Toa Kongu (BIONICLE); via Kanohi Suletu
  • Female Skrall (BIONICLE)

Known Objects






Live Television


Video Games

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