#1 Posted by nekoneko (77 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the difference between these terms?

#2 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Psychic tends to mean telepathic & occasionally precognitive. Psionic can mean anything that's powered through non-physical means. So you could say that Boom Boom has psionic control over the time-bombs she creates as they take any form that she chooses and detonate whenever she wants to... just by the power of thought. Likewise, Rockslide doesn't technically have a physical body anymore; he is a psionic being who assembles rocks where his body should be to create a physical body where his psionic force is. However, neither of them are psychic & can't read people's thoughts.

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#3 Posted by nekoneko (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty: So characters like Candra in marvel wouldn't ve considered psychic?

#4 Edited by ithinkitwasyou (682 posts) - - Show Bio

@nekoneko:

Psychic is more of a general term dealing with more passive psionic abilities, like telepathy, empathy, telemetry, precognitive visions, postcognative visions, astral projection. Passive meaning the power doesn't affect things in a physical sense. Psionic mainly deals with a mental manipulation of physical energies, and tend to be attached to terms like kinesis. Psychokinesis, pyrokinesis, electrokinesis, telekinesis.

#5 Posted by tron_bonne (2286 posts) - - Show Bio

Psionic means to physically control with your mind 
Psychic mean to passively see the future, speak with ghosts, (Watch the movie Insidious

 
Psionic =  

  • Magneto (mind over Electromagnetic field)
  • Graviton (mind over Gravity)
  • Pyro (mind over Fire)
  • Electro (mind over electricity)
  • Iceman (mind over fluids)
  • Storm (mind over Winds and 'storm' elements)
  • Marvel Girl (mind over Matter)
  • Terra (mind over Earth)
  • Scarlet Witch (mind over Probability)
  • Galactus (mind over Power Cosmics)
  • Stranger (mind over Power Cosmics)
  • Eternity (mind over the Physical Plane in Space)
  • Infinity (mind over the Physical Plane in Time)
  • Death (mind over the Dead)
  • Oblivion (mind over Void)
  • Living Tribunal (Mind over the Multiverse)
 
 Non-Psionic = 
  • Cyclops Optic Blast
  • Colossus strength & durability
  • Wolverine's claws and healing factor
  • Nightcrawler's teleportation
  • Shadowcat's phasing
  • Human Torch's flame blast
  • Mr. Fantastic's stretch 
  • Dr. Doom's Photon Array
  • Firestar's heat blasts
  • Spiderman's web shoots
  • Green Goblin's bombs
  • Havok's blasts
  • Banshee's scream
  • Avalanche blasts
  • Superman's heatvision
  • Darksied's omega effect
  • etc. 
 
  
 
Psychic = 
  • The Ancient One
  • Xavier (to an extent)
  • Spiderman (Spider Sense to some degree)
  • Dr. Strange
  • The Witness
  • Phantom Stranger
  • The Watcher
 

#6 Posted by nekoneko (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@tron_bonne: So technically Marvel Girl sould be consider both? Psionic and Psychic? Because she has TP and TK?

#7 Posted by tron_bonne (2286 posts) - - Show Bio
@nekoneko said:

@tron_bonne: So technically Marvel Girl sould be consider both? Psionic and Psychic? Because she has TP and TK?

TP doesn't necessarily mean you're a Psychic. All it means is that you are able to read thoughts or project your thoughts to another physical mind. 
 
I guess the best word to substitute Psychic is Seer. Nostradamus was a seer. He visualized the attack of  9/11/2001 back in the year of 1555. 
#8 Edited by nekoneko (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@tron_bonne said:

@nekoneko said:

@tron_bonne: So technically Marvel Girl sould be consider both? Psionic and Psychic? Because she has TP and TK?

TP doesn't necessarily mean you're a Psychic. All it means is that you are able to read thoughts or project your thoughts to another physical mind.

So what is exactly to be a psychic?

I guess the best word to substitute Psychic is Seer. Nostradamus was a seer. He visualized the attack of 9/11/2001 back in the year of 1555.
#9 Posted by tron_bonne (2286 posts) - - Show Bio
@nekoneko said:

@tron_bonne said:

@nekoneko said:

@tron_bonne: So technically Marvel Girl sould be consider both? Psionic and Psychic? Because she has TP and TK?

TP doesn't necessarily mean you're a Psychic. All it means is that you are able to read thoughts or project your thoughts to another physical mind.

So what is exactly to be a psychic?

I guess the best word to substitute Psychic is Seer. Nostradamus was a seer. He visualized the attack of 9/11/2001 back in the year of 1555.
Marvel Girl would have to be able to see into the future (or past:::: for example unsolved murder cases) and speak to the dead to be a true psychic.
#10 Posted by nekoneko (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@tron_bonne: I'm confused because sometimes people say psychic and psionic are the same, sometimes psychic is a sudivision of psionic or vice versa, and sometimes they're completely different... lol,can't people just give like a general term?

#11 Edited by tron_bonne (2286 posts) - - Show Bio
@nekoneko said:

@tron_bonne: I'm confused because sometimes people say psychic and psionic are the same, sometimes psychic is a sudivision of psionic or vice versa, and sometimes they're completely different... lol,can't people just give like a general term?

It's because they are using the word "psychic" as a shortcut term. 
For example: Psychokinesis can mean controlling all physical power with your psyche, but we don't say Xavier power's are psychokinesis because he can't control fire, or say that Marvel Girl is psycokinesis because she can't control ice or lightning. So it's either people confusing the two words or they are using one word to shortcut substitute for the other.
 
 
Long phrase: 
"Jean can move objects with her mind through the use of telekinesis."
 
Short phrase: 
"Jean can psionically move objects." 
 
 Long phrase: 
"Magneto can control metals with his mind through the use of magnetokinesis." 
 
Short phrase: 
"Magneto ca psyonically control metal."
#12 Posted by nekoneko (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@tron_bonne: I understand your perspective, but I mean for example, instead of "Jean can PSIONICALLY move objects.", it's "Jean can PSYCHICALLY move objects." People use psionic or psychic in the same cases

#13 Edited by tron_bonne (2286 posts) - - Show Bio
@nekoneko said:

@tron_bonne: I understand your perspective, but I mean for example, instead of "Jean can PSIONICALLY move objects.", it's "Jean can PSYCHICALLY move objects." People use psionic or psychic in the same cases

People do use them in the same cases, but one isn't really meant for the other. 
Like I said before; Psychics can have direct links with Events.  TP can not. 
TK is having a mental connection using your thoughts as the medium ( aka: psionic {{not pyschic}} ) to move an object that is not within your physical reach.
#14 Posted by ithinkitwasyou (682 posts) - - Show Bio

@tron_bonne: you're kinda wrong dude.

a Psyychic is just someone with a mental ability to perceive things that a regular person can not. Seeing event in the future for examplecan be called premonition, precognition, or Chronopathy. Psionic is a word that was honestly just created by comics to make a distinction between active psionics and passive psychics.

#15 Edited by ComicMan24 (147090 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to agree with XK. Psionic is usually used to describe a much wider spectrum of abilities (psychic powers included) while psychic is more related to telepathy and other similar abilities.

#16 Posted by ithinkitwasyou (682 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicMan24: This

#17 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Psychic is a subset of Psionics

#18 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Psychic is a subset of Psionics

This, and to maybe clear it up a bit more...

Psionics enable you mental control over something. Someone who is psychic has the ability to mentally control and manipulate minds.

#19 Posted by GernewlTheWild (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Can a psionic entity (like Rockslide) die? If yes, how?

#20 Posted by 7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning (3578 posts) - - Show Bio

@GernewlTheWild said:

Can a psionic entity (like Rockslide) die? If yes, how?

Yes, but not by physical means.

Psionic Entities are not tangible so only the physical body can "die", but the spirit no. Yes, Psionic is like a spiritual level. The Astral Plane as such would be one of the places to "Kill" a Psionic being. But sometimes some psionic beings are above the Astral Planes (like Dormammu).

#21 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

technically, psychic as a term has evolved. people tended to associate all types of parapsicological powers like TK, TP, and necropathy or clearvidence or seeing the future or whatever, into one group, psychic powers. soooo, it can be used as that, in a general way

or it can be used more specifically as it as been explained: psychic is more of a seer or necropathy power

#22 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@tron_bonne: Nostradamus didn't predict that. it was atributted to him but he didn't do it as far as we know

#23 Posted by GernewlTheWild (21 posts) - - Show Bio

So psionic entities aren't aging?