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Pantheon

Council of Godheads (Earth-616) from Thor Vol 1 300 001

A Pantheon is a tribe, clan, or race of powerful beings who can be considered Gods of a common origin. Each group has a hierarchy ruled by a specific Sky-father.[1]

(See Also: List of Pantheons)
  1. Thor #300

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Parallel Earth

Synonym for alternate Earth.

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Parallel Universe

Synonym for alternate universe.

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Phase

When used as a verb, a term meaning to pass through another object through altering the synchronization of the atoms of the object passing through with the atoms of the object being passed through.

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Photographic

With the clarity of a photograph or like a photograph.

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Plasma

A super-heated state of matter consisting of charged subatomic particles.

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Pocket-Dimension

Also called pocket-universe. A universe whose size is far more limited than that of the Earth dimension.

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Polymorph

A being with shape-changing powers.

(See Also: Kamala Khan and Mister Fantastic)
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Power Cosmic

Norrin Radd (Earth-616) from Silver Surfer Vol 1 1 0001

The use of cosmic energy for a wide variety of powers and effects. The Power Cosmic is granted by Galactus to his heralds.

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Power Primordial

The Elders of the Universe refer to the power they possess as the Power Primordial. It seems to be the use of cosmic energy similar to the Power Cosmic.

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Definition

Precognition or Clairvoyance are the ability to perceive information about future places or events before they happen. It is done by mentally scanning the various alternate futures, rather than using deduction based on current knowledge. Clairvoyance can also be used in the present and past times.

Clairvoyance (from 17th century French Clair meaning "clear" and voyant meaning "seeing") is a supposed form of extra-sensory perception claiming the transference of information about an object, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses. A being who possesses precognition or clairvoyance is sometimes called a precog (with[1] or without[2] an hyphen) or a clairvoyant.[3]

History

Occurrence in population

Precognition is considered as a rare skill.[4] However, the mutant population included a surprising number of precogs.[5]

Major events

Despite their many adventures including time-travel, and according to Steve Rogers, the Avengers "never emphasized, utilized, or recruited among" themselves precognition-gifted members.[5]

Although the high number of precogs among mutants, in the aftermaths of the Second Coming (and due to the events of the M-Day and Messiah Complex), Blindfold was considered the only left of them.[5]

In the midst of the T-Cloud/M-Pox crisis, the emergence of the Inhuman precognitive Ulysses Cain and his use in adverting crisis was the basis of a rift in the superhuman community,[6][7] including a conflict due to the defiance of Magneto towards the Inhumans' use of that new asset.[8]

Mechanism

Predicting which one of these futures one is likely to experience can never be done with perfect accuracy, since reality must diverge in order for there to be alternate futures, and hence, there will be divergent counterpart of the predictor in each of these alternate futures. Sometimes precognition is only expressed in vague dreams while asleep, other times it is clear and occurs at will and when awake. The ability to sense danger before it happens is also a precognitive ability (albeit minor), such as Spider-Man's Spider-Sense. This power is closely related to Psychometry.

Forms and Types of Extra-Sensory Perception

  • Precognition: The ability to see in the future.[9]
  • Clairvoyance: The ability to see in the future, in the past, and/or in the present in a way impossible to classic senses.[3]
  • Psychometry: The ability to see the past and/or the future of a being, a place, or an object.[10]
  • Enhanced Intuition: Get a "feeling" about certain things or people, seeing into one's very soul or detecting certain danger.

Gifted Beings

Nathan Summers (Earth-616) from X-Force VOl 4 1 001

Cable

Notable Precogs

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Notable Clairvoyants

Please find the full list of clairvoyants here.

Notable Psychometrics

Please find the full list of psychometrics here.

References

  1. Wolverine Vol 3 #22
  2. New X-Men Vol 2 #38
  3. 3.0 3.1 Amazing Spider-Man #210
  4. Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #1
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Heroic Age: X-Men #1; Blindfold's entry
  6. Civil War II #1
  7. Civil War II #2
  8. Civil War II: X-Men #1
  9. X-Men #141
  10. Generation X #49

Project Earthfall

Project: Earthfall was organized by General Ross and held the cryogenically suspended Abomination after his return to Earth following his battle with the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #270.

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Prosthesis

An artificial replacement for a missing limb or other body part. If the prosthetic part simulates all of the functions (or more) of the natural part, it is called bionic.

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Psi

(Short for psionic or psychic.) The term for any and all extrasensory and extraphysical powers stemming from the mind, specifically astral projection, clairvoyance, empathy, levitation, precognition, psychokinesis/telekinesis, telepathy, and teleportation.

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Psion

Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 7 Noto Variant Textless
Phoenix Force (Earth-616) from X-Men Phoenix Warsong Vol 1 5 0001

Psions[citation needed] or Psionic Energy[citation needed] is the type of energy used by telepaths,[citation needed] or to mechanical means to stimulate the natural psionic powers.[citation needed] All the living beings produce Psions[citation needed] and only a few can detect this energy.[citation needed] The mutant Charles Xavier created Cerebro to enhance his already powerful telepathic abilities.[citation needed] The machine allowed him to monitor the entire planet and detect the specific mutant psionic signatures.[citation needed] Being such as the Phoenix Force and Shadow King are Psionic Entities,[citation needed] being made out of Psions.[citation needed] Psionic beings or telepaths Astral Projecting in their Astral Form can enter the Astral Plane,[citation needed] a dimension made of Psions.[citation needed]

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Psion

Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 7 Noto Variant Textless

An adjective referring to Psions, to the powers or energies based on psions (e.g., psionic powers, psionic energy), or to mechanical means to stimulate the natural psi powers. Abbreviated to psi only when describing the powers.

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Psionic Entity

Characters who can exist solely as a non-corporeal psionic entity completely lacking a body. Can usually possess the bodies of others.

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Psychic

An adjective referring to the psi powers.

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Hypnosis

Mesmero (Vincent) (Earth-616) from Alpha Flight Vol 1 43 0004

Hypnotism is a form of mind control that overrides the willpower of sentient beings, making them highly suggestible to commands. Victims often fall into a zombie-like entranced state while carrying out the hypnotists' direct commands. However, post-hypnotic suggestions can be placed in the subconscious mind of a victim, affecting their behavior even after they awaken from the trance state.

Hypnosis can be accomplished through mechanical means, through the application of a super-power, or by rigorous self-training by non-powered individuals. It can be initiated by a psychic force of some kind, or through the manipulation of the senses using hypnotic lights or sounds to entrance the victim.

Weapon X Vol 2 5 page 09 Mesmero (Vincent) (Earth-616)

Examples include:

  • Mesmero - a mutant with hypnotic abilities, typically initiated via eye contact and then through verbal commands.[1]
  • Ringmaster - employs a top hat with a swirling disk that combines hypnotic light and artificially enhanced mental energy to command others.[2]
  • Lorelei - a Savage Land Mutate whose voice has a hypnotic quality for men, singing a song that leaves them stupefied and open to suggestion.[3]
  • Gambit - possesses a hypnotic charm that subliminally makes people more open to suggestion, inclined to believe what he says or do what he tells them.[4]
  • Doctor Faustus - a psychiatrist who has perfected the ability to control others by perfectly modulating the tone of his voice.[5]
  • Dracula, and other vampires - Many vampires develop the skill to hypnotize others through eye contact.[6]
  • Rhapsody - a mutant who channels hypnotic powers through sound, allowing her to place people into a trance-like state by playing music.[7]


(See Also: Mesmero, Purple Man, Telepathy)
  1. Alpha Flight #43
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #16
  3. X-Men #63
  4. Uncanny X-Men #266
  5. Secret Empire #0
  6. Tomb of Dracula #1
  7. X-Factor #79

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Psychokinesis

The psi ability to move or manipulate physical matter without physically touching it. The word is synonymous with telekinesis, which has the added connotation of greater distance being involved between the matter being manipulated and the manipulator.

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Pym Particles

A theoretical particle discovered by Dr. Henry Pym that enables size changing and mass shunting.

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Pyrokinesis

The ability to create and/or manipulate fire with psionic energy. See Pyro or Human Torch (Johnny Storm)

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