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Why does Kylo Ren even fight with Finn in the forest?

Ren had two motives for fighting with Finn; He considers Finn a traitor and wants to punish him for betraying the First Order. Finn challenged him to a duel. Ren is clearly enough of a ham that he ...
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Movie identification: twins (aliens) with telekinetic lockpicking powers fleeing to meet their people

This is most likely Escape to Witch Mountain (1975); the only thing that doesn't match the question is that the two alien siblings are a boy and a girl. The film, which was a favorite of mine when I ...
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Novel, potentially 1970s, in which people with ESP powers hide out in a carnival (maybe aliens)

The Galactic Rejects by Andrew J. Offutt. It was published in 1973 so it fits your time frame. It isn't quite as you remember. The people with psychic powers are Terrans and they are stranded on an ...
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Book about a brother and sister that shared a telekinesis connection

Perhaps "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" by Madeleine L'Engle? Charles Wallace is traveling in time with a unicorn, named Gaudior, to try to save the world from a mad dictator who is close to starting a ...
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Science fiction story revolving around telepathy

This is Star Fire by Ingo Swann. Rock star Dan Merriweather develops paranormal powers, and discovers both the US and Russians possess installations using human psychic powers as weapons. To evade ...
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Pre-90s movie about brother and sister with telekinesis abilities; sister makes a bird explode with her mind

Parts of this sound like Scanners III: The Takeover. It was made in 1992 starts with the brother accidentally pushing a friend off a balcony and putting himself into exile features a telepathic woman ...
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Superman given a stroke -- how could this happen?

You're referring to a scene from Action Comics Vol. 1 775. In this issue, Manchester Black used his telekinesis to manipulate the capillaries in Superman's brain, causing him to experience stroke-like ...
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60/70's sci fi story about a male teenager with telekinesis

That's Robert Silverberg's Push No More. A description from his semi-official site: Harry is a typical teenager of his time, a bit on the nerdy side, insecure, and obsessed with sex. Suddenly he ...
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Mid-2000's mini-series: Secret facility containing psychically-gifted children

This bears a considerable resemblance to Firestarter: Rekindled. In this 2002 mini-series sequel to the 1984 movie adaptation, Charlie (the titular girl) is grown up and working in a library when ...
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Movie about a girl or boy with telekinesis who is kept in control facilities

Is this Prodigy (2017)...? A psychologist engages a dangerous, young genius in a battle of wits -- unaware of the supernatural power the girl possesses, or that her life hangs in the balance. Ellie, ...
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Anime movie where the main character uses telekinesis to catch and reattach a fallen leaf to a tree

This is Mother: Saigo no Shoujo Eve (1993), also known as E.Y.E.S. of Mars. From the Anime News Network: The students of the EYES have special psychic powers and are the last hope for a dying ...
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Trying to remember a book about elemental powers

I feel silly but I figured it out it was "Burn for me" by Ilona Andrews. Thank you everyone
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1970s or 1980s movie about where a guy uses telekinesis to stop a train

This is "The Man with the Power" (1977) At first glance, Eric Smith (Texas-bred newcomer Bob Neill) looks like any anonymous public school teacher. But when this klutz absent-mindedly gets ...
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Book about a girl with telekinetic powers who is accused of killing her grandmother by pushing her down the stairs

This is definitely "The Girl With the Silver Eyes." I have the book, and I just reread it a few weeks ago. The girl's name is Katie, and her eyes are, as the title notes, silver. The powers ...
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Book where the hero becomes telekinetic and sails ship through storm using telekinesis

Wild Seed (1980), by Octavia E. Butler Wild Seed (1980), a novel by Octavia E. Butler, is part of the Patternist series. The fourth book by publication date, it is set the earliest in the series' ...
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Young adult book about a boy who lives in a community of people with telekinetic powers

Freakling by Lana Krumwiede In twelve-year-old Taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi—the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. When Taemon loses his psi in a traumatic ...
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Has a telepathic character in DC Comics been able to telepathically freeze people/time like Professor X in Marvel?

This is not a common power in the DC universe. However, there is: Praxis. Seen here in his debut, Spectre Vol. 2 Issue 24. Jason Praxis is a police detective and powerful telepath. One of his ...
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Sci-Fi fantasy book about boy with powers?

Freakling by Lana Krumwiede In twelve-year-old Taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi—the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. When Taemon loses his psi in a traumatic ...
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Books about four people with telekinetic powers set in the future

This sounds like Pulse by Patrick Carman. It is the first book of the Pulse trilogy. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with ...
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A man tests high for telekinetic power, but flunks out of training. Turns out his power is different

This may be - may be - Cathy Livoni's 'Element of Time' from 1983. The hero has some unique power and he does flunk out of some kind of school, but that is all I can remember.
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Book where the hero becomes telekinetic and sails ship through storm using telekinesis

This is a very long shot, but in the absence of any other answers I'll give it a try. In either The Many Colored Land (1981) or The Golden Torc (1982) by Julian May, there's a scene where a group ...
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Does Force telekenesis/choke make an in-universe sound or is it only an auditory cue for the audience?

Partial answer: unclear, but it behaves like a sound in the room I haven't found any sources that describe this sound in-universe, but when the sound does appear in canon sources, it's only audible ...
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