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The 20 Most Powerful Telepaths, Ranked  

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Not to be confused with telekinesis, superheroes with the power of telepathy are able to read people’s minds and, in some cases, even manipulate their actions. Characters who can use telepathy are able to reach directly into the minds of their enemies (or friends) and read their thoughts, memories, and even communicate with them directly.

Superhero telepaths can utilize these powers due to a genetic mutation or superhuman power. In some rare cases, like with Charles Xavier and Jean Grey, these heroes have learned to use telepathy with dedicated practice without any other outside influences. The best comic book characters with the power of telepathy include mutants, heroes with gained or inherent superpowers, and those who have been self-taught. Which of these heroes do you think is the strongest telepath?

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Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20 Most Powerful Telepaths, Ranked
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Jean Grey, or Jean Grey-Summers, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Jean Grey has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix. She is known for her relationship with Cyclops, and for her central role and transformation in the X-Men storyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga". Jean Grey is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men, X2, Marvel Universe, Earth-11052

Powers & Abilities: Extrasensory perception, Flight, Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Eidetic memory, + more

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Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20 Most Powerful Telepaths, Ranked
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Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129, and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne. An urbane, mutant telepath with a well-noted dry wit, also known as the White Queen, Frost has evolved from one of the X-Men's most dangerous foes to one of its most central members and leaders. Emma Frost appears in many adaptations of the X-Men properties, such as video games, animated programs, and live-action films. January Jones portrayed Emma Frost in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class. Other portrayals of the character include actress Tahyna Tozzi in 2009's X-Men ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, Generation X, Marvel Universe

Powers & Abilities: Psychokinesis, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Empathy

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Saturn Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20 Most Powerful Telepaths, Ranked
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Saturn Girl is a fictional character appearing in DC comic books. A talented telepath from the 30th century, Imra first appeared in Adventure Comics #247 as a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Imra's "Saturn Girl" title refers to her homeworld of Titan, the largest moon of the planet Saturn. She was ranked 50th in Comics Buyer's Guide's 100 Sexiest Women in Comics list. There have been three versions of Imra since her original debut, separated by the events of both the Zero Hour and Infinite Crisis limited series. ...more on Wikipedia

Powers & Abilities: Telepathy

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Manchester Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20 Most Powerful Telepaths, Ranked
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Manchester Black is a fictional antihero in the DC Comics universe. He was created by Joe Kelly and Doug Mahnke in Action Comics #775,. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Superman vs. The Elite

Powers & Abilities: Psychokinesis, Telepathy

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