ANother World of Darkness - Alpha Network
Prerequisite: None, but the character can have no other Merits that confer psychic powers.
A Doubting Thomas is a mortal who strongly and emphatically rejects the existence of psychic phenomena. Almost anyone can simply doubt the existence of such possibilities, but a Doubting Thomas is almost pathological on the subject, as the character himself has a latent potential for psychic powers that he cannot use due to a persistent mental block. The character’s latent abilities are channeled into negating any actual psychic powers in his vicinity in order to help preserve his belief that the possibility is not real.
Any attempt to use obvious psychic powers in the Doubting Thomas’ presence automatically suffers a -2 penalty, as he constantly watches the psychic for the slightest hint of fraud. If multiple Thomases are in a psychic’s presence, the penalties they impose are cumulative.
Drawback: A Doubting Thomas also suffers from a mild derangement triggered by assertions of psychic phenomena.