"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

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

Also Called

  • Legilimency
  • Mind Induction
  • Thought-Casting


User can read/sense another person's thoughts, communicate with them mentally and/or affect their minds/thoughts. 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 into 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 the 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 senses of other beings.
  • Speaking Inducement: The ability to make others say whatever one wants.
  • Telepathic Combat: The ability to use telepathy in physical combat
  • 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 one's 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.

Absolute Level

  • Metapathy: The ability to read, sense, communicate with, and control an infinite number of minds across all universes, planes and dimensions.
  • Mindscape Materialization: The ability to will ones thoughts and their inner world into reality.




  • 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 and Real Telepathy.


  • Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant (Adventure Time)
  • Goliad (Adventure Time)
  • Vampire King (Adventure Time)
  • Giant Lion-Turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ampfibian (Ben 10)
  • Anodites (Ben 10)
  • Ra'ad (Ben 10)
  • Ventrilosquid (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Amperi (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Sir George (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Toa Kongu (Bionicle); via Kanohi Suletu
  • Female Skrall (Bionicle)
  • Ma-Ti (Captain Planet)
  • Elsa (Creepschool)
  • Water Civilization (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters)
  • Brainy Barker (Krypto the Superdog)
  • Neuro (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Elton (Monster Buster Club)
  • Scarah Screams (Monster High)
  • Ribbon (My Little Pony 'n Friends)
  • Kira (Phantom Investigators)
  • 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.)
  • Mind Reader Conch users (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Agent Honeydew (Dexter's Laboratory)


  • 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)
  • Montgomery Knox (Charmed comic)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Esper Lass (DC Comics)
  • Hector Hammond (DC Comics)
  • Icon (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics)
    • Superman
  • Martians (DC Comics)
    • Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz
    • Miss Martian/M'gann M'orzz
  • Mento (DC Comics)
  • Psimon (DC Comics)
  • Saturn Girl (DC Comics)
  • Tempest (DC Comics)
  • Tomorrow Woman (DC Comics)
  • Black Bolt (Marvel Comics)
  • Blindfold (Marvel Comics)
  • Astrid Bloom (Marvel Comics)
  • Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Chamber (Marvel Comics)
  • Cosmo (Marvel Comics)
  • Stepford Cuckoos (Marvel Comics)
  • Emma Frost/White Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Jemail Karami/Tyrannix the Abominoid/Gestalt (Marvel Comics)
  • The Goblin Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • Karma (Marvel Comics); limited
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers/Marvel Girl/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • M.O.D.O.K. (Marvel Comics)
  • Nate Gray/X-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
  • Quentin Quire (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • Todd Ingram (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Sasuke the Demon Queller (Usagi Yojimbo)


  • Space Jockeys (Aliens franchise)
  • Brain Bugs (Starship Troopers)
  • Belial (Basket Case)
  • Duane Bradley (Basket Case)
  • Rage (Dream Warrior)
  • Sheng Yayu/Emotionless (The Four)
  • Guiron (Gamera vs Guiron)
  • Virasians (Gamera vs Viras)
  • Jobe Smith (The Lawnmower Man)
  • Siu May (Mermaid Got Married)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Jeremy Reed (Powder)
  • Sara (Race to Witch Mountain)
  • Tyler Burns (Skyrunners)


  • Andalites (Animorphs)
  • Anyone in morph (Animorphs)
  • Crayak (Animorphs)
  • Ellimist (Animorphs)
  • Howlers (Animorphs)
  • Iskoort (Animorphs)
  • Phoners (Cell)
  • Luke Magewood (Children of the Red King)
  • Eustacia Yewbeam (Children of the Red King)
  • Serena Killingsworth (Daughters of the Moon series)
  • Linnea Wallin (Engelsfors)
  • Dragon riders and their dragons (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Magic users (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)
  • Faes, chameleons, elves, ghost-whispering supernaturals & spirits (Shadow Falls)
  • 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 Action TV

  • 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)
  • Christy Jenkins (Charmed)
  • Zachary (Charmed)
  • Elders (Charmed)
  • Whitelighters (Charmed); limited to charges
  • Some Demons (Charmed)
    • The Triad
    • The Source of all Evil
    • Shadow Demon
    • Spider Demon
    • Litvack
    • Raynor
  • Enola (Charmed)
  • Montgomery Know (Charmed)
  • The Charmed Ones (Charmed); through The Power of Three, and only with each other
  • 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
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who);via third eye
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who)
  • Roxie Torcoletti (Eastwick)
  • Bun Waverly (Eastwick)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • 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)
  • Telepaths (Mutant X)
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Xybrians (Power Rangers Time Force)
    • Trip
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • 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)
  • Merrill Young & Patsy LaRue (Vampire High)


  • The Espers (Akira)
    • Akira
    • Lady Miyako
    • Tetsuo Shima
  • Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park); only works once with each person per day.
  • Fleet of Fog (Arpeggio of Blue Steel)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • Mao (Code Geass)
  • Road Kamelot's (D.Gray-man)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kanassans (Dragon Ball Z)
  • King Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Namekians (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Brain (Fairy Tail)
  • Cobra (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Warren (Fairy Tail)
  • Vampires (Hellsing)
  • Several Characters (Heroic Age)
  • Goshinki (InuYasha)
  • Haruka Koutora (Kotoura-san)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Mizou Yukuhashi (Medaka Box)
  • Elaine (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Ino Yamanaka (Nauto)
  • Inoichi Yamanaka (Naruto)
  • Mewtwo (Pokemon)
  • Sabrina (Pokemon)
  • Yellow (Pokemon Adventures)
  • Yugo Gilbert (Project ARMS)
  • Several characters (Saint Seiya)
  • Earthia (Sonic X)
  • Meiko Ōtsuka (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Ao (Yozakura Quartet)
  • Maximillion Pegasus (Yu-Gi-Oh!); via Millennium Eye
  • Hiei (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Kazuma Kuwabara (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Murota (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell)
  • 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)
  • Paula (Earthbound/Mother 2)
  • Alma (F.E.A.R.)
  • Kessler (Infamous)
  • Sasha (Infamous)
  • John White (Infamous)
  • Bloody Mary (Infamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • 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)
  • Lucius (Lucius)
  • 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)
  • The Keepers (Prey)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Chip/Light Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Krystal (Star Fox)
  • Satori Komeiji (Touhou)
  • The Guardian (Ultima)
  • Kamal Re'x (Universe at War)
  • Esper (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ghosts (Starcraft)

Web Animation

  • Shadow Man (TF2 Freak)


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

Known Objects

  • Goruda Brain Tonic (Doctor Who)






Live Action TV


Video Games

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