X-Men 2022 Telepathic Tier List: HIGH TIER
Welcome to the Official PsiViners Tier list for the year 2022!
While initially this was supposed to be a yearly list, slight changes and inconsistent appearances have made it so that a truly meaningful and dynamic list couldn't be made regularly with only 12 months of comics between them. However with 2 years worth of titles, debates, feats and events we've come together once again as the Uncanny PsiViner collective to put out our official 2022 Tier List for X-Men telepaths.
There have been alot of new feats collected over the last 2 years and some very meaningful discussion and tooth and nail fights have gone down in the last few years as we try our best to summarize the psychic powers of our favorite mutants before we go into the X-Men's 60 year anniversary.
All that said...here's the rules to remember.
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 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 persons 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.