Would you want Super Strength, Super Speed, of Psychokinesis( and I don't mean Telekinesis). I would choose Psychokinesis cause you can simulate super strength and you have the added ability to fly.
Would you rather?
No psychokinesis is an umbrella term used now for telekinesis, plus the other kinetic abilities, so yes a psychokinetic can do everything a telekinetic can, but a telekinetic can't do everything that a psychokinetic can. Like how Crystal from the Inhumans can use pyrokinesis, geokinesis, hydrokinesis, and arokinesis; all of those powers are just under one term psychokinesis.
So yeah psychokinesis is a fun power you can fly, have super strength, shoot energy blasts telekinetically or of another kind, and you can even amp your own body to give yourself super speed, similar to what Psylocke does. Its like the swiss army knife of powers. But it is rare that someone will have all the psychokinetic abilities at the same time, maybe two or three like Crystal or Storm.
well, that's not entirely true
psychokinesis is the ability to affect things without physical contact
telekinesis is defined as the ability to move things with sheer power of thought
the biggest difference is that psychokinesis is a much older term
telekinesis is just more specific
elemental manipulation doesn't necessarily fall under the category of "psychokinetic"
but there are overlapping qualities in both terms
" well, that's not entirely true psychokinesis is the ability to affect things without physical contact telekinesis is defined as the ability to move things with sheer power of thought the biggest difference is that psychokinesis is a much older term telekinesis is just more specific elemental manipulation doesn't necessarily fall under the category of "psychokinetic" but there are overlapping qualities in both terms "Thats what I was thinking. But giving the telekinetic they can produce a wide range of effects. Such as Nate Grey
Actually the term telekinesis is older than the term for psychokinesis, telekinesis was coined in 1890 by Alexander Aksakof and the term for psychokinesis was coined in 1914 by Henry Holt. Now telekinesis is defined as the ability to move objects from far away using your mine true, but the use of psychokinesis varies depending on if you are using the more modern usage or the older definition. The older definition is just as the definition for telekinesis the ability to objects with your mind. But scientist today have tweak that concept a bit. The modern definition coined by Eric Davis is that in general psychokinesis is the term that can be used to describe a variety of complex mental force phenomena; like hydrokinesis, or pyrokinesis, it also includes telekinesis.
It is essentially an Umbrella Term for the specialties of PK. It is also true that it is not necessarily better than a person with water manipulation or energy manipulation because there are some differences, but a PK user can still simulate the same effect and may be able to do it better. For example Pyro vs. the Human Torch, Pyro can not emit the fire he can only control it with the psychokinetic side, but the Human Torch can emit his fire and control it the energy manipulation side.
well its said he's ripped planets from orbit, and he has flown into a star and made it go nova with just his raw streangth (Drax the destroyer did something simuler by tossing the core of a star out of anger of loosing a fight with Thanos)
Yeah super speed is really choice especially if your someone like the Flash you wouldn't be able to get hit and your opponent wouldn't know what hit them. And it as domestic applications as well because you can use it to travel or play jokes on your friends, and even use it to win at sports. But I still like PK its too fun and has a cornucopia of uses, also you can fly with it, so that a plus.
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