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Madison can move things with her mind!
Zoe Benson[src]

Telekinesis is the power to manipulate and induce movement in physical objects without touching them. It is one of the Seven Wonders that appear in Asylum, Coven, Roanoke, Apocalypse, Double Feature: Death Valley & Delicate and the most commonly used magical ability.

Levitation, Telekinetic Earthquake, Telekinetic Incision, Telekinetic Combustion and Telekinetic Destruction are variations of Telekinesis.

Entities of Hell, like the Antichrist, seem to be able to use telekinesis more advanced than the witches, Michael Langdon can use telekinesis not only on material objects but also on spirits, he was able to push back a ghost with his power when he attempted to get in his way.[1] It is unknown if any witch or warlock could use telekinesis at this level.


Witches with the power of telekinesis can manipulate or move objects without touching them, simply by using their minds. This can range from small objects such as pens, knives and cigarettes to larger objects, such as tables, cars, houses, and beyond. The witches of Salem chose it as one of their Seven Wonders. Those very gifted at it can wield it to either move large objects or to apply it with remarkable finesse, such when Mallory practiced an incision on Coco's neck in order to remove a pastry preventing her from breathing.

Madison Montgomery was born with this power and first displayed it when she unraveled a coil and dropped a stage light on her director's head, killing him instantly. She seems to use it in times of extreme emotion such as fear or anger, such as flipping over the Kappa Lambda Gamma bus at a frat party shortly after being gang-raped, throwing a knife at Joan Ramsey when she was humiliated by her, and attacking Zoe upon being confronted about her relationship with Kyle.

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Fiona Goode using telekinesis on Madison Montgomery.

Fiona Goode has also displayed her telekinesis on many occasions, such as telekinetically throwing Madison into a wall after being taunted by her and opening doors and windows on various occasions. Zoe Benson has also practiced telekinesis, as was shown when she levitated her own bed, even with herself on it. Myrtle Snow calls telekinesis her favorite magical ability and was seen using it when she opened the academy's gate and control the lights of the house during the Seven Wonders' test. Zoe, Queenie, Misty Day, Madison and Cordelia Goode were able to send the Axeman flying backwards after he threatened to kill them, after which knives flew into their hands from the kitchen so that they could murder him.

The Trial of Telekinesis was one of the trials shown during the trial of the Seven Wonders. Kyle lit several candles which Misty, Queenie, Madison and Zoe all took turns pulling towards themselves. Misty struggled for a while, but Queenie, Madison and Zoe all moved theirs effortlessly. Cordelia first displayed her mastery over this Wonder when she telekinetically throws Kyle into the corner of the room during the other witches' Concilium test. In her test, she telekinetically levitates a piano. Cordelia later telekinetically manipulates a lamp and turns it on, so she could see her mother in the dark.

The young candidate for Supreme during the Seven Wonders skit was able to make a blade fly into her hand.[2]

Scáthach used telekinesis to remove a cage from the Butcher's head.[3]

The Butcher displayed this power during a séance conducted by Cricket MarloweShelby Miller, and Lee Harris, shattering all windows of the Roanoke House before careening a cleaver at Cricket's candle, splitting it in half as a warning.[3]

The Devil demonstrated this power shortly after possessing Sister Mary Eunice, at first shaking a cross on a wall and later threatening Arthur Arden by tossing him into a shelf.[4]

Known Users[]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Episode: Return to Murder House
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Episode: The Seven Wonders
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Episode: Chapter 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Episode: Dark Cousin
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 She was a Supreme, therefore she had to have this power because it is one of the Seven Wonders
  6. 6.0 6.1 Episode: Dollhouse
  7. 7.0 7.1 Episode: Bitchcraft
  8. Episode: Boy Parts
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Episode: Fearful Pranks Ensue
  10. Episode: The Replacements
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Episode: Go to Hell
  12. 12.0 12.1 Episode: Traitor
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Episode: Fire and Reign
  14. Episode: The Sacred Taking
  15. 15.0 15.1 Episode: The Dead
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Episode: Boy Wonder
  17. 17.0 17.1 Episode: Apocalypse Then
  18. Episode: Forbidden Fruit
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Episode: Could It Be... Satan?
  20. Episode: When The Bough Breaks
  21. Episode: Tricks and Treats
  22. Episode: Unholy Night
  23. Episode: The Name Game
  24. Episode: BA'AL
  25. Presumably given by Scáthach
  26. 26.0 26.1 Episode: Inside
  27. Episode: The Future Perfect
  28. Episode: Blue Moon
  29. Episode: Take Me To Your Leader
  30. It is presumable that the Old Gods have this power as they are able to presumably bestow Scáthach this power
  31. Episode: The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks