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  • Psychokinesis: Manchester Black is an incredibly powerful psychic with vast telepathic and telekinetic powers. With his power he is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Superman and Superboy.[1]
    • Telekinesis: Manchester Black is an extremely powerful telekinetic. He has thrown Superman several hundred meters without moving a muscle after stopping the advance of his Heat Vision dead in its tracks.[1] He also used his telekinesis to slice Frankenstein's hand off.[2]
      • Telekinetic Force Field: Manchester Black is capable of creating invisible force fields out of telekinetic energy. These force fields are able to withstand the heat vision of Superman with ease,[1] as well as the bullets of Frankenstein's Bride.[2]
    • Telepathy: Manchester Black is a powerful telepath. At some point he read the mind of Superman to learn his secret identity as Clark Kent.[1]
      • Illusion Casting: Manchester Black is able to create illusions in the minds of others. He made Superman and Superboy believe their tree was still burning even after the fire had subsided. He also conjured an illusion of Superboy's dead cat in front of him.[1]
      • Mind Control: Manchester Black is able to mentally dominate and control a person's every action. He displayed the ability to control minds when he took over the mind of Superboy, making him attack his allies. This ability appears to be harder to perform for Manchester.[1]
      • Astral Projection: Using his telepathic powers, Black is able to bring his soul outside his body. He usually only does this as a last result if he believes his physical body is in danger of being destroyed.[2]
        • Possession: After taking up his astral form, Black is able to possess another creature's body. He is able to completely control the actions of this creature, and there is no time limit to how long he can stay put in one body. He once took over the body of a cow as a last resort.[2]




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