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Boyd Cooper

Clairvoyance is the psychic ability to see through the eyes of others. It can connect to a person's mind even from great distances if channeled through a precious item connected to the target.

Description

Clairvoyance allows Raz to see himself through the eyes of other people. When using this power, Raz can still move freely in his own body and use other psychic powers. Raz can also use this power to locate people as long as he has an object relating to them in some way. He first uses Lili's Bracelet to locate her position at Thorney Towers, and later her music box to locate her father, Truman Zanotto. He also uses a Crow Feather to see from the point of view of nearby crows in the Milkman Conspiracy.

Psychonauts

Razputin learns Clairvoyance in the Milkman Conspiracy, where the badge is found in Boyd's refrigerator. Whenever Raz uses Clairvoyance on another character, the camera shows the world from their point of view, but focused on looking at Raz. For most characters, Raz appears as a unique two dimensional mental image. For instance, if it is used on Boyd, Raz will appear to be a milk bottle with his head at the top. However, some characters see him as his normal 3D model, such as the Den Mother.
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Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin

Clairvoyance had its mechanics enhanced for the VR game, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin. Raz can mentally hop towards another person’s mind to view from their perspective. He is able to observe around that person or being’s vicinity in order to locate anything that the current view could not and progress through the game. Raz is also able to jump from one person or being’s view to another as long as they are near their vicinity without needing to return to his own perspective. Before the rescue mission began, Raz also uses clairvoyance to locate Truman Zanotto. After his kidnapping and whilst trying to locate his whereabouts, Raz asks Lili if she thought of using clairvoyance to reach out to her father through his old music box, but her anxiety messed with her psychic powers. Raz was capable of reaching out and locating Truman using the music box. Unlike in Psychonauts, the characters do not see Raz as an alternative 2D mental image. However while Liz, Milla and Sasha are suffering from psilirium poisoning, Raz will perceive their delusions caused by said poisoning unless he figures how to return them to their senses.

Psychonauts 2

Clairvoyance returns in Psychonauts 2. Unlike the first game, characters don't keep their eyes on Raz, meaning the camera angle stays the same. This is evident by the scenes where Raz uses clairvoyance on other psychonauts, as he was able to move out of the center without characters moving their eyes towards him. Clairvoyance views are now a little bit more animated than in Psychonauts. Another change is that the characters still move their heads while the ability is being used on them, evident by when Raz used the ability on a squirrel, you can see how the screen moves a little.
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Trivia

  • While being chased by Linda at the bottom of Lake Oblongata, Raz sees the terrain through Linda's POV, even though he hadn't learned Clairvoyance yet.
  • Clairvoyance is one of Raz's specialty psychic powers.
  • When Clairvoyance is used on The Phantom, players can get an early hint that the saboteur is in fact Jasper, as Raz is seen as one and a half stars, which is also what Jasper sees him as.
  • Clairvoyance images can change as a character develops. For example, Coach Oleander first sees Raz as a brain to collect, but later as a hardworking military cadet.
  • Even though Raz knows Clairvoyance, he can't use it in Loboto's Labyrinth because the power is not part of the tutorial level.
  • Raz's ID card Clairvoyance image is a reference to McLovin's ID card from the 2007 movieSuperbad.

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