Sylar levitates shards of glass.
|Originally held by:||Brian Davis (deceased), |
|Absorbed by:||Sylar, |
Peter Petrelli (lost),
Arthur Petrelli (deceased),
|Ability to:||Move objects with the mind|
|Examples of telekinesis|
Telekinesis is the ability to move objects with the mind.
- Samson Gray is the first character (chronologically) to demonstrate this ability. He stole it from an unknown individual. (Exposed)
- Brian Davis possesses this ability. (Six Months Ago)
- Sylar has stolen this ability from Brian. (One Giant Leap, Six Months Ago)
- Peter Petrelli has absorbed this ability from Sylar, but lost it after having it stolen by Arthur. (Unexpected, Dying of the Light)
- Arthur Petrelli stole this ability from Peter. (Dying of the Light, Eris Quod Sum)
- Misha possesses this ability. (Libertad)
- Aviv possesses this ability. (Slow Burn)
Samson, like Sylar, possesses intuitive aptitude and stole this power while on his own killing spree. In 1980, he was able to slice Sylar's mother's head open with ease. As a dying old man, this is one of the few powers Samson is still sure he has, and he uses it to pin Sylar to the wall with arrows, but does not use it in his attempt to slice open Sylar's head to acquire regeneration, possibly because he is too weak or no longer possesses sufficient fine control.
Brian Davis had extremely limited telekinetic ability. With intense concentration, he was able to move a cup slowly across the surface of a table. Brian was afraid of his power, and never tried to develop it.
Sylar has demonstrated far more advanced telekinetic abilities than Brian. He can exert enough telekinetic force to flip a truck through the air or tear sheet metal, and he has enough control to cut off the top of a person's skull to expose the brain. Sylar has repeatedly been shown using telekinesis to shield himself from bullets, as well as to augment his own physical strength. Sylar is able to use this power with relatively little concentration.
Sylar typically uses hand gestures in conjunction with telekinetic feats, although he can use this ability without them. Presumably they somehow help him to direct the power. He was able to incapacitate an opponent when he was unable to move, although it seemed to take intense concentration to do so.
Sylar can simultaneously manipulate dozens of objects at once, having been shown to use swarms of locker doors (Homecoming), glass bottles (Road Kill), and glass shards (.07%) as projectile weapons. Nonetheless, when he was holding Knox and Jesse with this power, he seemed unable to restrain a third enemy, Flint (One of Us, One of Them), suggesting that he may have trouble incapacitating more than two opponents at a time, possibly due his hands being used to help him direct his power.
Sylar has also shown that he can levitate himself telekinetically to an extent. He high-jumped through an opening in the ceiling to escape Matt and Audrey (One Giant Leap). He also propelled himself from a crashing truck into a tree (Road Kill) and sneaked up on Dale Smither and Claire Bennet without making any footsteps. (Unexpected, The Second Coming)
Despite apparently losing most of his acquired abilities due to the Shanti virus, Sylar managed to keep his telekinetic abilities because the power is so closely related to the guilt he felt for killing Brian Davis .
Peter Petrelli is more powerful than Brian was, but not as adept as Sylar; he was able to stop Claude from striking him with a mop handle and throw Sylar across a room. By pushing an armored car, he has shown that he can exert large amounts of force, but his fine control does not match Sylar's. His control, however, seems to be developing: in March, 2007, he forced open an exceptionally secure vault door, although he got a nose bleed in the process, and delicately caught a vial of the virus just before it hit the floor (Powerless).
With the understanding of intuitive aptitude, Peter's telekinetic ability appeared to improve dramatically. He gained much finer control, to the point where he was able to literally weld a broken watch gear together telekinetically. Peter also demonstrated enough fine control to be able to make a precise incision into Nathan's skull (I Am Become Death) and also into Angela's skull (Angels and Monsters).
Like Sylar, Peter typically gestures when using his telekinetic ability.
Arthur stole this ability from Peter, along with Peter's other abilities. Despite having this ability for a relatively short amount of time, he became quite adept at controlling it. With a mere movement of his hand, he was able to telekinetically break Maury Parkman's neck, killing him. He was also capable of suspending others in mid-air without obvious concentration, as shown when he immobilized Sylar in the air while he talked to Flint. (Eris Quod Sum)
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Chris Bowman talks about Aviv working out even though he can move anything with his mind.
Peter stops the stick.
Sylar pins Peter and Mohinder to the wall and ceiling.
Arthur passively suspends Sylar in the air using telekinesis.
(Eris Quod Sum)
"We've pieced a trail across a dozen states. All people impaled by household objects. Bones broken. All without any traceable sign of physical contact. But only some of them involve any mutilation of the head or neck, so they don't see the connections."
"Brian Davis, you think he's ... telekinetic? Moves things with his mind? Or are you just gonna toss him aside too?"
"You pushed that away with your mind. Which one of your sorry friends has telekinesis?"
"Telekinetics are prone to exposing themselves by shortcutting routine tasks or displaying unconscious nervous behaviors."