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Old December 18 2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

I was just wondering what abilities we've seen so far on Heroes?

It just seems to me that maybe the writers have reached a limit on just how many different abilities there can possibly be.

I can remember off the top of my head:

The Ability To Control People
(The puppet master)
Turning Skin Into Metal (one of the guys from level 5)
Super strength (Nicki Sanders/Knox)
Freezing (Tracy Strauss)
Fire (Meredith)
Time and Space manipulation (Hiro)
Reading Minds (Parkman)
Superspeed (Daphne)
Stealing Abilities (Arthur Petrelli)
Copying Abilities (Peter Petrelli)
Flying (Nathan Petrelli)
Supercharging Abilities (Ando)
Walk through walls (Mika Sanders Dad)
Talk To Computers (Mika Sanders)
Healing Self (Claire)
Healing Others (Linderman)
That black eye plague shit (Maya)
See or dream the future (Angela Petrelli / Isaac Mendez)
Telekinesis (Sylar)
Slicing Skin (Sylar)
Lie Detector (Sylar)
Turning Metal to Liquid (Sylar)
Changeing Any Metal Into Gold
(Elle's Father)
Lightning (Elle)
Super Memory
Sound Manipulation
Ability to copy anything seen. (Micas Cousin)
Nuclear Explosion / Radiation
Create Blackholes

Analysing probabilities of a situation and determining outcome (Hiros Father)
Invisibility.
Invulnerability (Haitians Brother)
Render Other Powers Useless (The Haitian)
Wipe Memories (The Haitian)
Super Hearing (Dake Smither)
Locating People With Abilities (Molly)
Creating Illusions (Candice)
Body Insertian (Future Peter)
Magnetism

Have I missed any?

Now the ultimate question is what possible abilities could there be left? have all possible abilities already been used?

I can think of one ability, the ability to create forcefields but other than that I can't think of anything else that would be different from what we've already seen or at least useful in some way.

Anybody else got an idea for a new type of power?

If you were in charge of giving Ando his power when he injected himself, other than the one he got what power would you have given Ando?
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Old December 18 2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

Just some corrections to your list first. There are proper names for some of them. I have not listed those who can duplicate the powers of others here - namely Peter, Arthur and Sylar.

Primary Characters (and others with the same abilities):
Empathic Ability Mimicry - Peter
Intuitive Aptitude - Sylar
Permanent Ability Absorption - Arthur
Regenerative Healing - Claire, Adam Monroe
Time and Space Manipulation - Hiro
Flight - Nathan, West
Telepathy - Matt, Maury
Superhuman Strength - Nikki, Scott
Molecular Phasing - D.L.
Technopathy - Micah
Poison Emission - Maya
Precognition Expressed Through Painting - Isaac Mendez, Usutu
Precognition Expressed Through Dreams - Angela
Dream Manipulation - Angela, Sanjog Iyer
Photographic Reflexes - Monica
Insect Mimicry - Mohinder
Cryokinesis - Tracy
Ability Boosting - Ando

Secondary Characters:
Electricity Manipulation - Elle
Alchemy - Bob
Superhuman Speed - Daphne
Superhuman Strength Through Fear Absorption - Knox
Pyrokinesis - Meredith, Flint
Metal Mimicry - Danny Pine (the veteran)
Clairsentience - Bridget Bailey
Clairvoyance/Remote Location - Molly
Sound Manipulation - Jesse Murphy, Echo DeMille
Puppet Mastery - Eric Doyle
Lie Detection - Sue Landers
Magnetism Manipulation - The German
Body Insertion - Unknown, demonstrated only by Future Peter
Healing - Linderman, Ishi Nakamura
Telekinesis - Brian Davis
Suppression of Poison Emission - Alejandro
Radiation Manipulation - Ted Sprague (also demonstrated by Sylar in the future even after he lost the ability)
Ability Suppression - The Haitian
Memory Removal - The Haitian
Gravitational Manipulation (resulting in the creation of vortexes) - Stephen Canfield
Impenetrable Skin - Baron Samedi
Invisibility - "Claude Rains"
Electronic Communication - Hana Gitelman
Metal Melting - Zane Taylor
Superhuman Hearing - Dale Smither
Kinetic Projection - Trevor Zeitlan
Vocal Persuasion - Eden McCain
Photographic Memory - Charlie
Water Mimicry - Elisa

Some of these characters have only been seen in the various spin-offs and not in the main series.

As yet, Kaito Nakamura has not demonstrated or been confirmed to have the ability to immediately predict outcomes based on a specific set of variables. This was only seen in a deleted scene.
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Old December 18 2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

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As yet, Kaito Nakamura has not demonstrated or been confirmed to have the ability to immediately predict outcomes based on a specific set of variables. This was only seen in a deleted scene.
Yes, the scene where he's sat on the bench looking in the newspaper. As far as i'm concerned that's his power regardless of whether the scene was deleted (not used) or not.

As for 'spinoffs' I don't class them as canon. I only class those on the main TV series as canon.
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Old December 18 2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

no one's had x-ray vision, heat vision, optic blasts, plasma blasts (Havok or Boomer), probability manipulation (Domino/Longshot), bone claws, enhanced sense of smell, projective empathy, shape-shifting, earthquake creation, weather manipulation or super-human leaping yet.

they did want to do an 'earthquake guy', but they realised it was too expensive.
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Old December 18 2008, 11:12 PM   #5
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

Hermiod wrote: View Post
Just some corrections to your list first. There are proper names for some of them. I have not listed those who can duplicate the powers of others here - namely Peter, Arthur and Sylar.

Primary Characters (and others with the same abilities):
Empathic Ability Mimicry - Peter
Intuitive Aptitude - Sylar
Permanent Ability Absorption - Arthur
Regenerative Healing - Claire, Adam Monroe
Time and Space Manipulation - Hiro
Flight - Nathan, West
Telepathy - Matt, Maury
Superhuman Strength - Nikki, Scott
Molecular Phasing - D.L.
Technopathy - Micah
Poison Emission - Maya
Precognition Expressed Through Painting - Isaac Mendez, Usutu
Precognition Expressed Through Dreams - Angela
Dream Manipulation - Angela, Sanjog Iyer
Photographic Reflexes - Monica
Insect Mimicry - Mohinder
Cryokinesis - Tracy
Ability Boosting - Ando

Secondary Characters:
Electricity Manipulation - Elle
Alchemy - Bob
Superhuman Speed - Daphne
Superhuman Strength Through Fear Absorption - Knox
Pyrokinesis - Meredith, Flint
Metal Mimicry - Danny Pine (the veteran)
Clairsentience - Bridget Bailey
Clairvoyance/Remote Location - Molly
Sound Manipulation - Jesse Murphy, Echo DeMille
Puppet Mastery - Eric Doyle
Lie Detection - Sue Landers
Magnetism Manipulation - The German
Body Insertion - Unknown, demonstrated only by Future Peter
Healing - Linderman, Ishi Nakamura
Telekinesis - Brian Davis
Suppression of Poison Emission - Alejandro
Radiation Manipulation - Ted Sprague (also demonstrated by Sylar in the future even after he lost the ability)
Ability Suppression - The Haitian
Memory Removal - The Haitian
Gravitational Manipulation (resulting in the creation of vortexes) - Stephen Canfield
Impenetrable Skin - Baron Samedi
Invisibility - "Claude Rains"
Electronic Communication - Hana Gitelman
Metal Melting - Zane Taylor
Superhuman Hearing - Dale Smither
Kinetic Projection - Trevor Zeitlan
Vocal Persuasion - Eden McCain
Photographic Memory - Charlie
Water Mimicry - Elisa

Some of these characters have only been seen in the various spin-offs and not in the main series.

As yet, Kaito Nakamura has not demonstrated or been confirmed to have the ability to immediately predict outcomes based on a specific set of variables. This was only seen in a deleted scene.
I like your list better.

Instead of saying "Inability to Read or Write English," it's better to say "Illiteracy."
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Old December 18 2008, 11:56 PM   #6
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

36929DaysOfXmas wrote: View Post

I like your list better.

Instead of saying "Inability to Read or Write English," it's better to say "Illiteracy."
Whatever.
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Old December 19 2008, 12:14 AM   #7
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

They've rolled out a staggering number of abilities for a show that's been on less than three seasons.
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Old December 19 2008, 01:36 AM   #8
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

Turning Skin Into Metal (one of the guys from level 5)

I thought this was wasted on a redshirt
Id like to see someone who can turn themselves completely into metal ala Colossus or someone who can touch any organic material or metal & they get its properties.

Id also like to see Mystique style shapeshifting.

or someone who can turn into a liquid ameoba-like state like Sloth from Fullmetal Alchemist(that's an anime example but I cant really think of an example from comics that uses that power)

and then there's someone who can make copies of themselves like Multiple Man.

How about someone that can control just animals(imagine what they could do with a swarm of bees)
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Old December 19 2008, 01:55 AM   #9
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

Everyone missed Ability to Shatter Drinking Glasses from the guy Sylar ate in S3.
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Old December 19 2008, 05:04 AM   #10
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

Radiation Manipulation - Ted Sprague (also demonstrated by Sylar in the future even after he lost the ability)
Have we had any on-screen confirmation that Sylar lost his S1 powers?

Of course he could have picked up radiation from another metahuman later on.
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Old December 19 2008, 08:04 AM   #11
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

Yassim wrote: View Post
Everyone missed Ability to Shatter Drinking Glasses from the guy Sylar ate in S3.
No I didn't - see Kinetic Projection - Trevor Zeitlan.

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Have we had any on-screen confirmation that Sylar lost his S1 powers?
Kind of. He couldn't hear Noah and Stephen Canfield's conversation about killing him despite supposedly having superhuman hearing.

The official word is that Sylar lost everything except his own power and his telekinesis. He kept the telekinesis due to the empathic side of his powers and the guilt he feels at killing Brian Davis.

Of course he could have picked up radiation from another metahuman later on.
Of course.
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Old December 19 2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

I'm waiting for the orgasm projecting power.
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Old December 19 2008, 05:57 PM   #13
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

I don't think he lost his powers, I think they were blocked by some form of injury to his adrenal gland. We know adrenaline plays a significant part in abilities. When he used claires blood to heal himself the gland healed and he regained all of his abilities from before. Not being able to use his super hearing is nothing more than sloppy writing.
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Old December 20 2008, 01:08 AM   #14
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

You forgot some:

Molinder - Idiocracy
Peter - Pussification Under Pressure

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Old December 20 2008, 03:56 AM   #15
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Re: Abilities on Heroes *spoilers?*

He couldn't hear Noah and Stephen Canfield's conversation about killing him despite supposedly having superhuman hearing.
Or he could have been waiting to see what they would do, whether he could trust Noah. He didn't end up being threatened by the vortex and he might have had a defense planned.

The official word is that Sylar lost everything except his own power and his telekinesis. He kept the telekinesis due to the empathic side of his powers and the guilt he feels at killing Brian Davis.
"Official word" means nothing to me. I'm not accepting writers so damn lazy that they can't bother to put things relevant to the plotline in the freakin' TV show. Just because I might have the ability to find out about extraneous theories doesn't mean I accept them as "official." And if the writers really are leaving out essential stuff, no wonder the ratings are dropping. The vast majority of viewers don't read any of these interviews. They're cutting their own throats (and possibly it's getting them fired too, which is a good thing.)
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