Posted by Kingant27 (4041 posts) 6 months, 24 days ago

Poll: Best telepath, Xavier, Mewtwo, Martian, Apocalypse etc (36 votes)

Adam Warlock 3%
Martian Manhunter(Pre-52) 11%
Mewtwo(any incarnation) 3%
Apocalypse(strongest version) 11%
Professor Xavier 39%
Cable 8%
Dr. Strange 3%
Dr Fate(Pre-52) 0%
Despero(Pre-52) 17%
Emma Frost 0%
Moondragon 6%
Zatanna(Pre-52) 0%
#1 Posted by comic_book_fan (5541 posts) - - Show Bio

strongest telepath is Xavier.

Apocalypse has the best defense

#2 Posted by Suske_Amoras (215 posts) - - Show Bio

Is apocalypse telepathic defense stronger than emma's diamond form or Martian Manhunters Defense? and isn't Martian Manhunter the strongest telepath?

#3 Posted by Experio (15160 posts) - - Show Bio

Either Xavier or Despero.

#4 Posted by Floopay (8721 posts) - - Show Bio

Moondragon or Despero I would think.

Thanks for reading,


#5 Posted by Buckshot (18914 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to know how people are deciding this, especially since "best" is such an undefined term. Is it who can perform a predetermined feat to the highest degree (eg. reading minds: who can read the most at once), who can perform the most complex feat (though how complexity is defined is then a question), who can perform the most different kinds of telepathic feats, or some other measure? I personally think the first option is a pretty solid way to compare, but it skips over the ability to use telepathy in various ways, which I don't think should be overlooked.

#6 Posted by reaverlation (15276 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh crap didn't see Despero.Change vote to Despero

#7 Posted by dorukesin (5522 posts) - - Show Bio

J'onn and Despero

#8 Posted by green_skaar (4415 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos should be on this list.

#9 Posted by Buckshot (18914 posts) - - Show Bio one's gonna even attempt to justify their opinions with any sort of reasoning?

#10 Edited by Zane_Horn (342 posts) - - Show Bio

@buckshot: probably not but X-man and Sentry aren't included either... I personally won't answer because there is no standard for the best

#11 Edited by dondave (36124 posts) - - Show Bio

@green_skaar said:

Thanos should be on this list.

Most of the people here are batter Telepath's than him

#12 Posted by green_skaar (4415 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave said:

@green_skaar said:

Thanos should be on this list.

Most of the people her are batter Telepath's than him

Yes but the list is 12 long, naturally some will be better than others. In my view he should at least be on the list. I don't know everyone inside and out to make a judgement call of who is best, especially since no standard has been mentioned.

#13 Posted by those_eyes (5801 posts) - - Show Bio

Mewtwo for biased.

#14 Posted by RD189 (1139 posts) - - Show Bio

The Professah!!!

#15 Posted by reaverlation (15276 posts) - - Show Bio

It should be J'onzz and Despero IMO.To J'onzz,telepathy is the closest word to describe how Martians normally communicate and J'onzz is the best.J'onzz has unknowingly kept the souls of his dead race in his mind and taken on those with great TP resistance(like Green Lanterns)and planetary telepaths(like Mageddon).J'onzz has shown to be a ridiculous telepath and among the best of both worlds. The reason J'onzz can beat others in a TP battle is not just his out of this world(get it?)TP,but the fact he thinks at a faster rate that's on Superman's level so he can enter your mind before you put a defense up.Now Despero I would put higher.Why?Because Despero defeated J'onzz in a TP battle with little trouble. Despero has shown to be his TP superior in all their encounters.Despero is like J'onzz:a TPing monsterous Team buster but on a higher level :)

#16 Edited by Wardemon32 (4147 posts) - - Show Bio


Nate Grey isn't even on this list. Thanos shouldn't be up there if thats the case

#17 Edited by GhostRavage (8797 posts) - - Show Bio

This is between Xavier, Martian Manhunter, Cable and Despero.

Despero has everybody here in illusion and mind tricks by far. Xavier has better feats than everybody here in bypassing psychic barriers and defenses and mental subjugation. Martian Manhunter is superior to everybody in size and ranged feats and Cable has the raw mental projection and solidification of psychic powers. He also has by far the best mental barriers feats in here along with Apocalypse.

Personally, i would take Cable as the best mental user between them, he's not restricted to only a few ways to exploit his powers and has actually done more versatile feats than the others. say illusions, mental blocks, high degree of telekinesis, high degree of mind reading, mind controlling and has even blocked the abilities of other high end users. However, he lacks the potency the other have in determined fields. He's also handicapped because of the cybernetic virus which needs more than half his potential to keep his body together.

Anyway, these particular feats are few of the best i've seen, and for that reason i would pick him.

His fight with Nate Grey was about to alter the very fabric of reality, in other words, reality warping. Even though it didn't happen, the Astral Plane was affected, reaching the telepaths around the globe when Nate Grey unleashed a bit of his power abruptly...

What makes this feat impressive is the fact people like Xavier was suffering greatly because of this while Cable was fine and dandy while keeping his virus from taking over... and lastly, he managed to do what no power on earth would have been able to do... He restored Nate Grey's powers by reaching the deepest places of his mind.

In other words, he restored the powers of possibly the most powerful telepath in that moment, although he almost died in the instance.

Cable may not be the most powerful in specific fields, but he's most probable the most versatile as well as the one with most potential in this group. I could change my mind though.

#18 Posted by dondave (36124 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostravage: What of Xaviers Telepathic Barrier breaches would you say puts him above J'onn?

#19 Edited by GhostRavage (8797 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave: Subduing Phoenix Scott in AvX? Perhaps?

I didn't say he was above, as Buckshot was mentioning there are multiple areas where some people are better than others. :/

#20 Posted by comic_book_fan (5541 posts) - - Show Bio

@suske_amoras: yes any telepathic attack on apocalypse is sent back at the user a hundred fold.

#21 Posted by Suske_Amoras (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@comic_book_fan thank for answering, that is a feat from apocalypse i never heard of.

#22 Edited by TheMagicStik (1570 posts) - - Show Bio

Xavier has never been more impressive than J'onn, sad to see him win.

#23 Posted by Strongarm (5857 posts) - - Show Bio

Strange, in prime fended off moondragon and users of mindgem [own series, ,waaay back]

did not know apoc can do tp

#24 Posted by comic_book_fan (5541 posts) - - Show Bio

@themagicstik: he is just as impressive and has more versatility in the telepathic powers.