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Psi Powers

The current list of powers Kusuo has displayed thus far.

Apport

The power to pull something from somewhere else and have it appear before you.[1]
  • Astral Projection
The power to separate his/someone else spirit from their body.[2]
  • Possession
Kusuo taking over someone's body by switching his spirit with theirs.

Bilocation

Kusuo can use this power to duplicate himself. It is one of Kusuo most difficult powers for various reasons. He cannot control how the clones look or act, he needs to remove his limiter to use this power, the clones have all his powers and can feel anything he feels, including the removal of his limiter, which means they could cause serious damage if left unchecked.

Clairvoyance

Without having to move, this power allows Kusuo to view objects or people anywhere he has been unobstructed by crossing his eyes.[3]

Cryokinesis

The ability that allows a person to create and control ice with their mind.

Curse

The ability to create misfortune to others and can be done by touch. The course of the curses can be change at Kusuo's discretion.

Death Vision

A vision of a living person prior to their death.[4]

Flight

The ability to fly/float.

Hydrokinesis

The ability to freely use water or create water. Also the ability to create sweat on the body.

Hypnosis

Kusuo uses this power to disguise other people, making Reita look like Kokomi, or making his father look like himself. He cannot use this power on himself.

Invisibility

The power to turn himself invisible for 10 minutes. It is canceled if someone touches him while he's in that state. When the time runs out, or if someone touches him, he has to wait 1 minute before turning invisible again.

Mediumship

Also called channeling - communicating with spirits. This power seems to work best on Nendou Dad's spirit.

Memory Alteration

Delivering a strong impact to someone's head to eliminate the desired memory. In the anime a wacky yellow bat resembling TV Tokyo's mascot must be used. In the manga anything that causes an impact (ex: crowbar) may be used.
  • Memory Supplementation
The drawback of this power as Kusuo uses restoration on the brain of the person, the memory is filled with a random different memory on each person.
  • Mind Control
The power to influence the minds of every single person on the planet - this can even change the laws of nature and human ecology itself, making it one of his most powerful abilities. Kusuo also considers it his most dangerous power as he could wipe out humanity with a single thought

Perspective

The visual ability to see through objects. The permeability to view through things increases every seconds: 3 seconds the clothes and 5 seconds the skin. This is one of Kusuo's ability that he can't control. When the limiter is removed, Kusuo can only see the bones.

Petrification

The power to turn a living being to stone by looking them in the eye. This happens automatically unless he is wearing his glasses. It takes a full 24 hrs for an affected being to turn back to normal. This is one of Kusuo's ability that he can't control and one of the few not to be affected by his limiter.

Precognition

The power to see events that will occur before they actually happen, usually accompanied by a headache.[5] This can happen when he is asleep. Kusuo has no control over his ability and can misinterpret or even cause what happens.

Psychic Hold

The ability to throw an electric current to the opponent to bind him.

Psychokinesis/Telekinesis

The ability to bring forth a physical energy just by thinking it, which you can use to do things like move or break objects.[6] It's one of his most commonly used powers.
  • Full Force
Without any precaution, Kusuo's power increases every time he attacks.
  • Assist
When full force is applied, there is a great increase on the power and speed of the object/person the psychokinesis in being used and is possible to continue until exhaustion
  • Psycho Bit
One of the main techniques Kusuo uses which allows him to move multiple rocks and inflicts damages to someone regardless of his/her distance.
  • Limit Released Psychokinesis
The ability to create a ball of energy in the air. It's power was able to destroy a whole island.

Psychometry

The ability to receive information stored in an object if he touches it without his gloves. This power can also allow him to copy the powers of other psychics he touches.

Pyrokinesis

The ability allowing a person to create and control fire with their mind.

Restoration

The power to revert a person or object, and everything it touches, by 24 hours with the restriction of reviving the dead and undoing petrification. May only be used once a day per a target.

Shrinking Power/Size Augmentation

The power to shrink down his body to small sizes. It takes 1 hour to return to normal size. Later it's revealed that he also has the power to grow huge, but it's basically useless. Shrinking = fast, growing = slow.

Song Cancellation Laser

A laser beam from Kusuo's eyes cancels the song on the karaoke. It would seem invisible on human's naked eye.

Super Strength

The ability of having extreme strength, beyond what is believed to be normal. It is easily one of the powers he has the least control over, though he has gotten better at throwing balls at a human levels.

Sweating

The ability to secrete sweat freely. Kusuo uses it to cover up his body so that it doesn't easily tire out.

Telepathy

The ability that is used the most, due to the mode of Kusuo's communication. The power to read and talk through minds. It works on humans and animals, but Kusuo can't turn it off.[7] It doesn't work on an idiot like Riki or bugs.
  • Angel Whisper
The ability which telepathically speaks of the crime on the doer to stimulate guilt.
  • Brain Lullaby
The ability that sends a lullaby to the opponent's brain to put them to sleep however this may differ to whom it was used.
  • Bug News
A pseudo "foreboding" that feeds telepathic advice or call for help.
  • Favorability Meter
The ability to quantify the favorability using telepathy. Relationships and human's nature significantly changes it.
  • Foreboding
The ability to telepathy to plant an idea/sense of foreboding in someone's head.
  • Forced Telepathy
The ability to forcefully relay feelings/thoughts from one to another.
  • Immediate Telepathy
The ability to give others visual information with audio via touch.
  • Subliminal
An ability which is a bit similar to that of Angel Whisper with the difference of the amount of words not more than one
  • Telepathic broadcast
Sending a big load of 'thoughts' to other people but significantly interferes with thinking.

Teleportation

The power to send back himself and something he touches to a faraway place.[8] But he can only teleport once before needing to wait three minutes until he can use it again. He can do it on impuse, like when he sees a bug.

Transaction of Apport and Teleport

Anything teleported needs to be exchanged using Apport with something of exactly equal value or within a 10% difference.

Thoughtography

The ability to recreate picture perfect photos just by thinking it.

Time Travel/Time Leaps

The power to escape the flow of time by jumping to either the past or future. It also activates itself randomly, getting Kusuo stuck in a loop, and the only way to get time to go back to normal is for him to completely empty his mind of all thoughts.

Transformation

The ability to physically transform his body into anything- takes 2 hours to fully transform, when he takes on a non-human form, it's hard for him to control his physical strength.[9]

X-Ray

The power to see through things you normally couldn't like underside of a face-down card, or the contents of an airtight box.[10] This ability cannot be switched off allowing to have regular vision for only 5 seconds before things become increasingly transparent. Because of this he often sees through the skin of other organisms and views their muscular and skeletal systems making other humans and living creatures unattractive. The ability is reset whenever he blinks or closes his eyes.

Useless Powers

Before chapter 206 came out, the author asked readers to send in fan letters with the most useless ESP powers they could think of. [11]

  1. Barrier - for 24 hours, a 50cm barrier will appear. (as noted by Saiki, it isn't entirely useless)
  2. Makes Coffee Really Bitter for Anyone Drinking it Gracefully
  3. The Power to Turn All Drinks Into Carbonic Acid
  4. Mosaic-ization - instead of turning invisible, his whole body is covered in a mosaic
  5. The Power to Make Matryoshka Dolls Pour from the Palm of Your Hand
  6. Eye Lasers - the power to shoot strong lasers out of his eyes
  7. The Power to Turn Collections Into Sand - Kusuo turns the figurines of his father into sand
  8. Child-ification - the power to change someone's mind to that of a child
  9. The Power to Change Your Hairstyle
  10. The Power to Summon a Large Swarm of Crows
  11. The Power to See the Age of Someone's Skin
  12. The Power to Hide Something with that Mysterious Steam that Appears in Shonen Magazines to Censor Things
  13. The Power to Change Everyone's Voice to that of Kamiya Hiroshi
  14. A Beam that Upgrades Your Computer to Windows 10
  15. The Ability to Tie a Knot in a Cherry Stem Using Your Tongue
  16. Evaporation - the power to evaporate almost all the water from any living thing
  17. Curse - a curse where something will definitely hit Kaidou in the shin
  18. Materialization - the power to make something appear out of nothing

Other Powers

  • Kusuo can magnify distant objects in his vision so he can see them clearly. This ability can be considered another form of Clairvoyance.
  • Kusuo can bend and dislocate his joints in any way he wants at his will. This causes him great pain.
  • Kusuo can remove the fog in his glasses while eating ramen using his mind.
  • Kusuo can check if there’s poison in food without touching it.

Weaknesses

Uncontrollable Powers: When the limiter devices on his head are removed, even for a second, Kusuo himself is knocked unconscious and even after waking up, he is unable to control the muscles in his entire body. Worse, his mind control powers are not controllable either. He states that his powers will wreak havoc onto the entire world and cannot be stopped by even him. It should be noted that there are times where Kusuo himself is shown to remove his limiter devices in order to use some of his more powerful powers, but he is not shown suffering afterwards from any of the setbacks mentioned above. One such time was when he used mind control to make it so that PK Academy students can work part-time jobs. He also had one limiter device removed at the beach by Teruhashi while he was asleep, but was able to fix the trouble his Bedpsyching caused, seemingly moving properly without issue even before he got the limiter device back. As Kusuo is shown to be able to use repetitive practice/training in order to learn to be able to control his excessive capabilities (like his ability to throw balls that exceed sonic speed), it can be assumed that if he trains hard enough, he might become able to control his powers better as well. Unfortunately, it can also be easily assumed that he relies on his Control Devices instead because the world will be destroyed by his powers first before he can master their control through repeated practice. A proof of this case is when he took more than 16,000 tries to master using his powers (at a limited state) while his mind is empty, due to being stuck in a looping time leap during one of his usual days.

Bedpsyching: The ability to use psychic abilities while sleeping. This abilities were one of Kusuo's problems before when he still haven't got any control devices. According to Kurumi, his bed psyching continued until 4th grade. Though it will come back if someone removes his control device while he's sleeping.

Allergies: Saiki's powers are affected by allergies and will cause stuff to blow up when he sneezes. He also has no way of curing allergies with his powers.

ESP-related objects

Colored Glasses: The glasses Kusuo uses to stop his eyes from petrifying people he sees. When Kusuo transforms into other life forms, his glasses turns into mask, helmet or visor.

Control Devices: Devices used to take control of Kusuo's psychic powers. The devices were first made by Kusuke when Kusuo was still a 5th grade student. Kusuke intended for the device to suppress Kusuo's powers entirely, but failed. It's original shape would be an antennae but it is referred as a "hairpin" due to Kusuo's hypnotic powers. When the device is removed, Kusuo's full psychic power goes out of control and multiplies by the amount of time his powers were limited. Removing his limiters were shown to depict the world destruction. When the control devices were reinstalled, it would take time before his powers stabilizes. The control devices cannot stop the growth of Kusuo's power and before the device was used by Kusuo, he said his current limited power matches when he was just five years old. The device also does not effect all of his powers, such as his Pyschomotry and Petrefication.

Gloves: Kusuo always wears a pair of very thin gloves that are invisible to the naked eye. These gloves are used to seal his Psychometry, which cannot be turned off.

Germanium: An element that makes Kusuo unable to use his telepathic powers when in contact with it. However, due to this he is unable to react ahead of time to peoples actions. This is shown when he wears a germanium ring that was left by a salesman. As soon as he wore the ring in public he was instantly unsettled and considered everyone around him a Nendou-like being while wondering how "regular" people were able to walk around without knowing if the person next to them was a murderer.

Trivia

  • Psycho Bit was officially named, and Limit Released Psychokinesis was introduced in J-Stars Victory Vs.
  • At age 11 and with no limiter, Kusuo was already extremely powerful. He had a telepathic range that allowed him to hear the thoughts of the entire Japan, had Telekinesis that could easily lift up Roppongi Hills, and could effortlessly destroy the moon. He was also capable of exploding his entire house just by tossing and turning in his sleep.
  • Kusuo claimed that his punch could obliterate anything 7 kilometers behind the point he hit.

References

  1. Chapter 0.5
  2. Chapter 0.7
  3. Chapter 0.6
  4. Chapter 0.6
  5. Chapter 0.4
  6. Chapter 0.2
  7. Chapter 0.1
  8. Chapter 0.5
  9. Volume 0: cat and alien drawing of Kaidou,Chapter 37: Saiki Kusuko; Chapter 131: Saiko Kuriko (Kusuo female ver.)
  10. Chapter 0.3
  11. eyfey chapter 206 translation