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Psychic
Associated franchises: Buffy & Angel
DC Comics
Marvel Comics
Scanners
Associated films: The First Power
Puppet Master
The Shining
Twitch of the Death Nerve
Associated programs: Angel
Penny Dreadful
Supernatural
True Blood
Associated comics: Ghost Rider
Nightstalkers

Psychic is a person who professes an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP), or who is said by others to have such abilities. The word "psychic" is also used to describe theatrical performers, such as stage magicians, who use techniques such as prestidigitation, cold reading, and hot reading to produce the appearance of such abilities. It can also denote an ability of the mind to influence the world physically using psychokinetic powers such as those professed by Uri Geller.

Psychics appear prominently in the science fiction genre, as well as other subgenres that deal with paranormal phenomena. On the TV series Medium, the main character of Alison Dubois receives psychic visions via dreams, which portend possible future events. Another character with this ability is Johnny Smith from Stephen King's The Dead Zone, though his ability occurs during an awakened state and often come unbidden. Another psychic of note is Sookie Stackhouse from the HBO television series True Blood. Sookie does not receive visions of the future, but is a psychic receiver for the ambient thoughts and feelings of those around her. When in the presence of another who shares her gifts, she can also communicate with them telepathically. Sookie's psychic abilities are a result of her mixed heritage. She is half-human and half-fairy.

Less well-known psychics found on television include characters like Sebastian Shaw, a hippie psychic played by Christopher Pennock on the original Dark Shadows television series.

Known psychics[edit | edit source]

Character Series
Anna Fossati Twitch of the Death Nerve
Billie Dean Howard American Horror Story
Claire Voyante Lightning Comics
Clara Menninger Ghost Rider
Cordelia Chase Angel
Cricket Marlowe American Horror Story
Dan Smithson Species
Dana Hadley Puppet Master
Danny Torrance The Shining
Deathwatch Marvel Comics
Dick Hallorann The Shining
Domini Tomb of Dracula
Ilana Myers Being Human
Jack Torrance The Shining
Jane Ives Stranger Things
Janet Findley Dark Shadows
Jennifer Davison Vamps
Kim Obrist Scanners
Leticia Faye Dark Shadows
Madame Olga Marvel Comics
Marlene Drake Marvel Comics
Sam Winchester Supernatural
Sister Anne-Marie DC Comics
Tess Seaton The First Power
Tina Shepard Friday the 13th
Vanessa Ives Penny Dreadful
Wong Kar Mun Eye, The

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