Stephen King: Characters with Mind Powers

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Stephen King: Characters with Mind Powers

Children or Teens with Mind Powers:
  • Children of Haven in Tommyknockers (Alien gas makes them geniuses)
  • Stebbins in The Long Walk (mind reading)
  • Carrie White in Carrie (Telekinetic, born with it)
  • Margaret White and Margaret's mother in Carrie mentioned her mother being openly accepting of "the devil's curse" while she was ashamed of it and blocked it out
  • Danny Torrance in The Shining (The Shine, born with it)
  • Leo Rockway (Joe) in The Stand (precognition, mind reading)
  • Charlie McGee in Firestarter (Pyrokinetic, child of parents with powers from Lot 6 experiment conducted by The Shop)
  • Dinah in The Langoliers
  • Douglas "Duddits" Cavell in Dreamcatcher
  • Abra Stone in Doctor Sleep (The Shine, born with it)
  • Brad Trevor (baseball boy) in Doctor Sleep (The Shine, born with it)
  • Luke Ellis and the other kids in The Institute (Telepathic & Telekinetic)
  • Alain Johns in The Dark Tower series (mainly Wizard and Glass, The Touch, which is precognition and 1. Telepathic)
  • John "Jake" Chambers The Dark Tower series
  • Thaddeus Beaumont and his twin George Stark in The Dark Half (brain surgery to remove his absorbed twin)
  • Judy Marshall and her son Tyler Marshall in Black House (Telepathic & Telekinetic, a Breaker (Dark Tower reference))
  • The antagonist, Carl Bierstone, in Black House can find Malshun, the demon
  • Seth Garland in The Regulators
  • Kyra Devore in Bag of Bones
  • Jamie Conklin in Later (can see and talk to dead people, and the dead people must always tell the truth)
  • Bill Denbrough and Beverly Marsh from IT talked telepathically in the ritual of Chüd
  • Tad from Cujo saw the monster in his closet which might have been the spirit of the serial killer Frank Dodd from The Dead Zone
  • Patrick Danville from Insomnia is a little boy who is deemed very important by the the gods or guardians in the story
  • Isaac from Children of the Corn might have used mind control over his flock
  • Ellie Guilder, Dennis' sister in Christine would mention to Dennis that she had bad dreams about him and Arnie's car
  • David Carver in Desperation. Awakens his friend who was in a coma. Goes into "prayer mode" when exhibiting his powers
  • Phoners in Cell. See below for Adults for full description of their powers because there were kids and adults
Adults with Mind Powers:
  • Adults of Haven in Tommyknockers (Alien gas makes them geniuses)
  • Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep (The Shine, born with it)
  • Dick Hallorann in IT and The Shining (The Shine, born with it)
  • Mother Abigail in The Stand (The Shine, born with it)
  • Vicky McGree in Firestarter (mild telekinesis and telepathy, power from Lot 6 experiment from The Shop)
  • Andrew McGee in Firestarter (mind control, power from Lot 6 experiment from The Shop)
  • Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone (clairvoyance from brain injury)
  • Ralph Roberts in Insomnia (can see people's auras, can see little men in a different level of reality, and can travel to these different levels of reality)
  • Jack Sawyer in Black House, The Talisman and The Little Sisters of Eluria
  • Phil Sawyer, Morgan Sloate, and Lily Sawyer in The Talisman
  • Brady Hartsfield in Finders Keepers and End of Watch (Telekinetic and Mind Control from brain injury) which is parts 2 and 3 of the Bill Hodges trilogy starting with Mr. Mercedes
  • Edgar Freemantle in Duma Key (clairvoyance from brain injury)
  • Jerome Wireman in Duma Key (mind reading from brain injury)
  • Elizabeth Eastlake in Duma Key (clairvoyance from brain injury)
  • Randall Flagg in The Dark Tower series, The Stand, and The Eyes of the Dragon (Telepathic, mind reading, mind control)
  • Nick Andros in The Stand knew where the bomb was despite being deaf and it being very well hidden
  • John Coffey in The Green Mile (mind reading with touch, for example, he can see their past, healing powers with touch)
  • Judy Marshall in Black House (connection to the Tower realm and to Jack Sawyer, who also has mind powers, and a twinner in an adjacent world)
  • Blaze in Blaze has the Shine to talk to George, who is dead
  • Dolores Claiborne in Dolores Claiborne (makes a psychic connection to Jessie Burlingame in Gerald's Game)
  • Jessie Burlingame in Gerald's Game (makes a psychic connection to Dolores Claiborne in Dolores Claiborne)
  • The antagonist Max Devore and main characters Mike Noonan in Bag of Bones
  • Louis and Ellie Creed in Pet Sematary saw Pascow as a ghost
  • Rachel (mother) Creed and Ellie Creed have mild psychic powers because they sense something is wrong with the pet cat, Winston Churchill
  • Rose McClendon and Norman Daniels in Rose Madder
  • Richard "Dinky" Earnshaw in Everything's Eventual can use telekinesis to cause phantom aneurysms in people's heads
  • Seth Garin in The Regulators. Either fully possessed by the demon Tak, or the demon possesses him to use the powers he has
  • Ralph Anderson in Storm of the Century (miniseries). His Shine is what makes him powerful enough to attract Linoge to train him to be a demon like him
  • The characters in Rose Red (miniseries), Steven Rimbauer had the power of his ancestor which he kept blocked. Annie Wheaton had powers similar to Carrie. Cathy Cramer wrote or drew what came to her head. Emery Waterman had similar powers as Danny Torrance, seeing and speaking to ghosts, being warned about doom, etc. Nick Hardaway was a telepath. Vic Kandinsky had premonitions. Pam Asbury could feel energies from objects, sense what has happened or will happen by touching an object
  • Taduz Lemke and his family in Thinner. They had powers which were used to punish those who he blamed for his daughter's death
  • Edward Hamner from I Know What You Need. Edward claimed to have a family link to a voodoo magic that he used to stalk the protagonist, a girl he liked since the 1st grade, find and give her everything she wants so he can be the perfect boyfriend. He also used the voodoo magic to kill her previous boyfriend so he can date her
  • Gramma Bruckner in Gramma practiced magic which she eventually used to continue her life by possessing her grandson
  • Umney's Last Case, more on twinner lore when Samuel Landy escapes his grief stricken world to switch places with Clyde Umney, his alternate self in the alternate world he writes about
  • The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands, The Club may only accessible for those who Shine
  • Various characters in the The Sun Dog are aware of the other worlds, and collect supernatural items
  • The Ten O'Clock People characters can see demons disguising themselves as people in power like CEO's, government officials, etc.
  • Ted Brautigan in Low Men In Yellow Coats
  • Sally Druse in Kingdom Hospital, also Peter Rickman, and the twins with Down Syndrome, Abel and Christa
  • Phoners from Cell were telepaths, they had powers in telekinesis (could float) and levitate other objects, they could speak to you in your dreams, they had a hive mind, and they could control your mind and make you do things like kill yourself and/or kill someone else. It was mostly adults but some kids were also Phoners
Creatures with Mind Powers:
  • Pennywise in IT
  • Mr. Gray from Dreamcatcher
  • The Overlook Hotel from The Shining
  • Tak from Desperation and The Regulators
Date Created September 18, 2020
Last Updated August 27, 2021
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