An alien offers you telekinesis, teleportation, or telepathy. Which do you choose?

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Which psychic power do you choose

  1. Telekinesis

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  2. Teleportation

    38.3%
  3. Telepathy

    16.8%
  1. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    No bad side effects or fatal risks from direct use (you won't die by teleporting into the sky, but you will if you fall to the ground), and you can only choose one.

    If you choose teleporting, you can only teleport yourself and things you are wearing/carrying.
     
  2. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    Hmm, teleportation pretty much has to come with teleport control and remote viewing powers, if the bad side effects are going to be avoided, so it's probably the most BAMF for the buck. :) 
     
  3. Nachtsider

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    If 'telepathy' means I can read anyone's mind, then yes, I'll take that.
     
  4. The Dark Seeker

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    I dunno, I figure the novelty will wear off. After a while, I wouldn't want to know what people are thinking. Telekinesis would be fun to play with. I'll take that and pretend to be a Jedi :D ...or a Sith.
     
  5. Sinnertwin

    Sinnertwin Banned

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    Chronicle proved that telekinesis is the best, most practical superpower.
     
  6. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Telepathy. I'd say telekinesis but I'd want a power nobody would know about, plus telepathy would be very helpful in many everyday life situations.
     
  7. Darkwing48

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    Just saw that a few hours ago. Telekinesis is definitely useful. Teleportation will work well with telepathy, but Telepsthy can drive a person crazy if they can't control it.
     
  8. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Teleportation. It's as close as you can get to flying, which would be my ultimate choice.

    Unless by telekinesis, I can lift myself too...
     
  9. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    Telekinesis!
     
  10. The Dark Seeker

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    I believe you can...kinda like Magneto :) 
     
  11. Kevin XI

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    I want an alien that will make my lottery ticket a winner.
    No? Then telekinesis. I'm sure I'd be able to make a nice chunk of change with that somehow, too.
    Plus, all the cool Jedi/mutant shenanigans I can get up to.
     
  12. TrueNomadSkies

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    Honestly, I think this is a really tough question that for me anyway, has no clear cut winner. Telepathy would probably be the hardest to use, but also the easiest to disguise. RibieConvoy brought this up earlier, and I think it speaks pretty well to retaining a power while remaining as a regular person, at least through the eyes of others. If either power was to be discovered, you probably wouldn't make it a month before being captured & used as a weapon, and nobody around you would be safe. Teleportation would probably have the best physical potential, so I think it'd be a battle between that & the mind reading stuff.

    Telekinesis is neat as well, but pretty much falls short in that most of what you could do with that power could already be done with tools & machinery, and that's why I wouldn't pick it.
     
  13. daitarn red

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    telepathy - i talk to my sg in my mind
     
  14. Pravus Prime

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    I'm presuming Telepathy does not come with the ability to send dominant thoughts to others as a form of mind control, it's merely the reading of others minds. If I can practically rewire peoples brains and make them think whatever I want them to, then Telepathy, otherwise Telekinesis is the easy choice for me.
     
  15. Belgrath

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    I rather choose telepathy.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Teleportation would probably be the most fun while Telekinesis would be the most useful.
     
  17. tikgnat

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    I chose teleport... you can always piggy back people right?

    But now that I think about it Telekinesis would also be awesome... especially since you can levitate yourself AND others...

    But with full blown Telepathy you could SAVE THE ENTIRE WORLD. Or destroy it I suppose, whichever takes your fancy...

    Wow. Actually I'd like to change my mind... but I don't know what I would want.
     
  18. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well, I think it's between those two, and I could actually argue that either of em would be the most fun or practical.


    I mean, reading minds & being able to uncover buried thoughts could arm you with the knowledge of everyone & anyone around you, not to mention things involving communication with people who speak different languages. Heck, what about animals & other species? Like, you could use this to have an endless advantage for negotiations or games, but I think it could go much deeper than that. Yugioh would be hilariously fun for me if I could read people's minds, but at the same time, this isn't something I'd use very often because I'd still value privacy.

    Similarly, being able to transport yourself anywhere (even anywhere you could know about for the sake of not materializing into solid matter or something) would leave distance & physical barriers useless for you. There's the obvious stuff of teleporting to another part of the planet or into a locked room, but you could also transport small things or even other people with you (even if just in a small bubble around your mass). Distance would be next to no object for you, and you could literally become the ultimate hero or danger, depending on what you chose or were forced to do. On the fun side of things, I'd love to be able to launch myself all over the world & be able to escape from harm that I'm aware of, and it'd be cool to teleport to people's houses & buy their toys without paying for shipping. :lol 

    ... in either case though, I'd need to be painfully careful about who (if anyone) I told about my gifts, since countless fictions have proven these things to be more dangerous than we can often image if the secret was to get out.
     
  19. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    Teleportation all the way! Hasn't anyone seen Jumper? What you can do with telekinesis and telepathy can also be done with stolen cash! Buy people's minds and buy people to move things for you.
     
  20. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    None of the above. I'm perfect just the way I am.






    :lol 
     

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