Telepathy is the power to hear other living beings thoughts. Although it may not have been the first power used immediately after the Storm, it was the first power to ever be seen on screen in Misfits.
- Kelly had this power until she sold it. Her power was developed by her personality of wanting to know what others think about her.
Kelly first shows to have this power hours after being struck by the storm. This happens when she overhears Alisha criticizing her appearance. Kelly seems to hear thoughts only from people around her (and that she is watching) and mostly when the thoughts are precise and strong enough, as she doesn't hear people thinking all the time. Hearing what others think doesn't make her know everything about these persons: though she heard Bruno's mind many times, she couldn't know he was a gorilla since he didn't think it directly. Kelly cannot "turn off" her power and is thus subject to people's thoughts whether she likes it or not, to her misfortune. Simon suggested using a tinfoil hat to "block" thoughts, but this proved to be unsuccessful.
As Kelly soon discovers, the power is not limited to adult humans; she was also able to overhear the thoughts of animals, including her dog, a gorilla in and a baby. The animals were able to speak coherent English sentences, suggesting that the bearer of the power translates the thoughts into his or her own language.
Examples of her power in action include:
- Discovering what her fiancé actually thinks of her.
- Hearing Nathan's attraction to her numerous times, to his embarrassment.
- Discovering that Nathan had sex with an 82 year old woman.
- Discovering Finn using his power on Nathan.
- Learning that Nathan is alive by hearing him think to himself while masturbating in his coffin.
- Discovering Vince's involvement in Nathan's weird behavior.
- Hearing Bruno's positive thoughts about her.
- Hearing a passbyer belittle her when walking past her picking up litter.
- Telepathic Connection: a form of telepathy shared by two entities.
- Seth's Twitter biography says: "This is a business account. If you want to hear my personal thoughts on things I've got a power for that at a reasonable price.", which may be a reference to Kelly's original power. This may also hint that Seth still owns the power at his store. However, it is not likely canon.