Psychic powers aren't needed to survive in the first place.
~ Shigeo Kageyama
Shigeo Kageyama, nicknamed Mob, is the main protagonist of the web comic series Mob Psycho 100.
Shigeo is an esper, a human being that possesses psychic abilities. As a child, Mob was frightened by his psychic powers due to the harm they could cause to others, and wished for someone that could teach him to use them properly. His wish was soon granted, and he gained a teacher in the form of Arataka Reigen, a man who claimed to be an esper as well and took Mob to work part-time at his exorcist business. However, Reigen was not actually an esper, and only took Mob to work with him so he could have someone to exorcise dangerous spirits. During his time working for Reigen, the exorcist instilled the philosophy that Mob's psychic powers didn't make him any better than other people. This philosophy has shaped Mob's perception of espers more than anything else, and makes it so he won't use his psychic powers to do anything he can't do without them, refusing to use them for anything besides self defense and exorcising spirits for Reigen.
Powers & Abilities
Spiritual Awareness: As an esper, Mob can see the spirits of the deceased, and can sense the psychic energy of any spirit or esper in a twenty kilometer radius.
Telekinesis: Mob's most used power is his ability to move objects with his mind. Using this, Mob can levitate an entire building with ease, and tear apart objects on the molecular level. He's also used telekinesis to create force fields to block attacks, augment his own strength and speed, and achieve high-speed flight.
Exorcising: By touching a spirit, Mob can instantly exorcise it and send it back to the spiritual plane.
Psychic Energy Absorption: Mob can drain psychic energy from spirits, espers, and the environment to boost his own power. Using this also absorbs some of the target's emotions, letting Mob feel what they feel. However, he's only used this in his 100% and ???% forms.
Astral Projection: Separates Mob's soul from his body, letting him enter the minds and bodies of others.
Chlorokinesis: By imbuing some of his power into plants, Mob can make them grow and manipulate them to his will.
Psychic Energy Transference: Transfers some of Mob's energy to another person, making them stronger depending on how much energy he gives them.
100% Mode: Due to his fear of hurting others with his powers, Mob has sealed the bulk of his energy behind several emotional locks. When Mob starts to feel intense amounts of one emotion, symbolized by a percent meter reaching 100%, the lock representing said emotion will "explode", releasing Mob's full power. This greatly enhances Mob's psychic powers, letting him levitate and compress multiple buildings at once, defeat high-level spirits with ease, lift hundreds of people and pin them to a ceiling, reconstruct buildings that were reduced to rubble, and easily overwhelm other espers. Depending on the emotion that exploded, Mob's personality in this form varies, with rage sending Mob into a state of tranquil fury, sadness causing Mob to uncontrollably cry, and gratitude letting Mob grant all of his powers to whoever he was grateful to.
???% Mode: A special state that Mob enters when he gets knocked unconscious. It is seemingly a power that exists separately from Mob's spirit, since it survives when Mob's body is destroyed. When Mob is knocked unconscious, this mode takes control of his body, greatly enhancing his psychic powers to far past their normal limits. One attack in this state was enough to break Teruki's psychic shield, tear off his clothes, and smash him into a wall. He has enough power in this state to tear apart an entire school in seconds and send the debris into the sky. While in this form, Mob subconsciously absorbs psychic energy from everything around him, weakening any espers or spirits that are nearby and strengthening Mob further.
Threw off dozens of adults just by accessing his 100% form.
Killed a building sized snake with a single attack.
Has set up a large barrier around his house that is always active.
Crushed Terada between two trees.
Casually beat the shit out of Koyama.
Wrecked an army of psychic puppets.
Smashed Tsuchiya through four walls.
Beat Takeuchi in one shot.
(100%) Pinned hundreds of humans to a ceiling simultaneously.
(100%) Destroyed Dimple's arm and leg with a casual attack.
(100%) Eliminated the powerful spirit Dimple with little to no effort.
(100%) Re-created a high school building.
(100%) Plowed through several floors of a building.
(100%) One-shot dozens of evil spirits created by Keiji Mogami.
(100%) His spirit was able to make a crater bigger than multiple city blocks.
(100%) His punches were able to harm someone who can tank point-blank machine gun fire.
(100%) Ripped apart a skyscraper.
(100%) Created a large shield with debris.
(100%) Compressed dozens of buildings into a giant ball of death.
(100%) Absorbed an explosion caused by 100% Suzuki, which had the potential to destroy a large part of Seasoning City.
(100%) With his chlorokinesis, he made some broccoli seeds grow into a tree that covered a large part of Seasoning City.