X-Men 2020 Telepathic Tier List: Mid Tier
So here we go again....the Psi Viners collective Mid Tier telepathic rankings.
Unlike the high tiers, it wasn't as easy to compare feats and showings and come up with a flawless order. Some mid-tier telepaths possessed a long list of average feats, some had strong feats but poor showings against other psychics, some had nothing but statements on their power, and some just didn't really impress with their showings.
Suffice to say it became pretty obvious that everyone's ranking list became more and more varied as everyone was added in. Everyone viewed the Mid-Tiers as having different strong suits and being impressive in their own way but the general consensus was that each of the Mid-Tiers, (whether it was power, skill, number of showings or battle feats) were missing something that made it highly unlikely they could take on the more well rounded High Tiers in a serious battle or debate.
With that said, lets remember our rules:
1- Feats > Statements- For one thing it's how the Comicvine battle boards work, but in a world where everyone from teenagers like the Cuckoos and Teen Jean Grey, to one scene wonders like Gamesmaster, are considered to be "among the strongest minds on the planet", its hard to take vague statements about power at face value, especially when most characters on this list have been defeated by others without nearly as much effort as you'd think.
It is important to note though, that statements still hold a lot of value especially if they are supported by feats and aren't easily contradicted by showings. And depending on who's making the statement...it may be more valuable than a bucket of mid level feats
2- Telepathic Strength = Raw Power + Skill + Unique Factors- It's been stated, and even shown, that some characters, despite having seemingly limitless power just aren't good enough to hang with an opponent who knows what their doing or is smarter and more skilled then them. Similarly a character can be both skilled and possess huge power but still not be able to contend with a special ability or unique trait of a character like a hivemind, psi link or astral form.
When a person's skill set, power level and unique factors are added together that's how we decide how "strong" a psychic is overall.
3- Being an Omega doesn't mean much - at least not without the appropriate showings to back it up. A very important, if seemingly redundant point. While yes, several characters are stated to be Omega level mutants, it doesn't mean much when they've lost to or been unable to protect themselves from non Omegas. It's not an automatic win, nor does it automatically imply superiority to non-omegas