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| caption = [[Connie Logan]] alters [[Penny Logan|her daughter]]'s appearance.
 
| caption = [[Connie Logan]] alters [[Penny Logan|her daughter]]'s appearance.
| held by = [[Connie Logan]]
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| held by = [[Connie Logan]] (deceased)
 
| absorbed by =  
 
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| ability to = Physically alter the appearance of other individuals
 
| ability to = Physically alter the appearance of other individuals
 
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'''Appearance alteration''' is the [[List of abilities|ability]] to change the skin, hair and vocal cords of another person.
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'''Appearance alteration''' (also referred to as '''adaptive appearance manifestation''') is the [[List of abilities|ability]] to change the skin, hair and vocal cords of another person.
  
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
* [[Connie Logan]] is the only character known to have this ability.
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* [[Connie Logan]] is the only character known to have this ability. (''[[Faces, Part 1]]'')
  
 
==Limits==
 
==Limits==
 
Connie alters the appearances of others by touch. She is able to mold human skin, hair, and vocal cords at the cellular level. Connie smooths out [[Penny Logan|Penny]]'s face and rebuilds it like someone else's as if it were clay putty in her hands. In addition to the facial features changing, her daughter's hair and eye color are changed, and her voice pattern is altered. The end result is giving her daughter an exact copy of another person's physical appearance except for the clothes she is wearing.  
 
Connie alters the appearances of others by touch. She is able to mold human skin, hair, and vocal cords at the cellular level. Connie smooths out [[Penny Logan|Penny]]'s face and rebuilds it like someone else's as if it were clay putty in her hands. In addition to the facial features changing, her daughter's hair and eye color are changed, and her voice pattern is altered. The end result is giving her daughter an exact copy of another person's physical appearance except for the clothes she is wearing.  
  
Connie's work in making Penny resemble a [[teleporter's girlfriend]] was enough to fool the [[teleporter]] and [[Thompson, Jr.|others]] (''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1|Faces, Part 1]]''). According to Connie, the maximum length of time her alterations can hold is 24 hours (''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 2|Faces, Part 2]]''). However, in the past, "Connie has used her ability in the entertainment industry and gained international fame with her make-up and hairstyling work on high-profile clients ([[primatechpaper.com]]). Connie, however, cannot use her ability on herself.
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Connie's work in making Penny resemble a [[Manuel's girlfriend]] was enough to fool the [[Manuel Garcia|him]] and [[Thompson, Jr.|others]] (''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1|Faces, Part 1]]''). According to Connie, the maximum length of time her alterations can hold is 24 hours (''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 2|Faces, Part 2]]''). However, in the past, "Connie has used her ability in the entertainment industry and gained international fame with her make-up and hairstyling work on high-profile clients ([[primatechpaper.com]]). Connie, however, [[Ability immunity|cannot use her ability on herself]].
  
Connie was able to disguise Penny as [[Gina (Echo's girlfriend)|Gina]], a woman with a different skin color, well enough so that Gina's boyfriend [[Echo]] was momentarily fooled (''[[Graphic Novel:Going Postal|Going Postal]]''). However, it is unclear if Connie is actually able to alter skin color.
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Connie was able to disguise Penny as [[Gina (Echo's girlfriend)|Gina]], a woman with a different skin color, well enough so that Gina's boyfriend [[Echo]] was momentarily fooled (''[[Graphic Novel:Going Postal|Going Postal]]''). Connie's work also fooled [[Thompson, Jr.|Thompson]] when Penny was changed to look like [[Donna Dunlap|the woman]] ''he'' loved (''[[Into the Wild, Part 3]]'')
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
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Image:Powers morphing start.jpg|[[Connie Logan|Connie]] takes [[Penny Logan|Penny]]'s face in her hands.
 
Image:Powers morphing start.jpg|[[Connie Logan|Connie]] takes [[Penny Logan|Penny]]'s face in her hands.
 
Image:Powers morphing blank.jpg|Penny's face is smoothed flat, and then...
 
Image:Powers morphing blank.jpg|Penny's face is smoothed flat, and then...
Image:Powers morphing girlfriend look.jpg|...the facial features are rebuilt with light blond hair and blue eyes...
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Image:Powers morphing putty.jpg|molded into a new face...
Image:Teleporter girlfriend.jpg|...that's very comparable to [[Teleporter's girlfriend|the real deal]].<br />(''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1|Faces, Part 1]]'')
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Image:Powers morphing girlfriend look.jpg|..with light blond hair and blue eyes that is comparable to [[Manuel's girlfriend|the real deal]].<br />(''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1|Faces, Part 1]]'')
 
Image:Powers unmorphing1.jpg|When Penny's modified appearance automatically reverts...
 
Image:Powers unmorphing1.jpg|When Penny's modified appearance automatically reverts...
 
Image:Powers unmorphing2.jpg|...no blanking is required to return...
 
Image:Powers unmorphing2.jpg|...no blanking is required to return...
 
Image:Powers unmorphing3.jpg|...to normal.<br />(''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 2|Faces, Part 2]]'')
 
Image:Powers unmorphing3.jpg|...to normal.<br />(''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 2|Faces, Part 2]]'')
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Image:Connie makes penny ugly.jpg|Connie changes Penny's appearance.<br>(''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 2|Faces, Part 2]]'')
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Image:Penny owned.jpg|[[Echo]]'s [[sound manipulation|supersonic voice]] was enough to eradicate Connie's work.<br>(''[[Graphic Novel:Going Postal|Going Postal]]'')
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Image:Powers Connie changes Penny back from Donna.jpg|Connie helps Penny drop her [[Donna Dunlap]] disguise...
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Image:Powers Connie gets the final vote in Choose Penny's Face.jpg|...and create a new face...
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Image:Penny New Face.jpg|...which is eventually destroyed by the [[Kill Squad]].<br>(''[[Into the Wild, Part 3]]'')
 
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
* In an [[Interview:Faces|interview]] conducted by e-mail, writer [[Mark Sable]] confirms that it is Penny showering after capturing the [[Manhattan target]], and that the color of her hair changing can be assumed to be caused by her [[Connie Logan|mother]]'s ability.
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* In an [[Interview:Faces|interview]] conducted by email, writer [[Mark Sable]] confirms that it is Penny showering after capturing the [[Manhattan target]], and that the color of her hair changing can be assumed to be caused by her [[Connie Logan|mother]]'s ability.
 
* Mark also clarifies that, during the initial demonstration of the ability (''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1|Faces, Part 1]]''), the hands shown touching [[Penny Logan|Penny]]'s face are [[Connie Logan|Connie]]'s.
 
* Mark also clarifies that, during the initial demonstration of the ability (''[[Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1|Faces, Part 1]]''), the hands shown touching [[Penny Logan|Penny]]'s face are [[Connie Logan|Connie]]'s.
 
* Regarding to what extent the ability could be used, Mark notes that the ability can "change the outward appearance of anyone in pretty much any way, albeit temporarily. That would include [altering] skin color and gender"; and, theoretically, giving a person animal parts as well.
 
* Regarding to what extent the ability could be used, Mark notes that the ability can "change the outward appearance of anyone in pretty much any way, albeit temporarily. That would include [altering] skin color and gender"; and, theoretically, giving a person animal parts as well.
 
* In addition, Mark notes that Connie's and Penny's natural appearance is not a side effect of the ability.
 
* In addition, Mark notes that Connie's and Penny's natural appearance is not a side effect of the ability.
==See also==
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==See Also==
 
* For the similar ability to alter the appearance of people and environments through illusionism, please see '''[[illusion]]'''.
 
* For the similar ability to alter the appearance of people and environments through illusionism, please see '''[[illusion]]'''.
 
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* For the similar ability to alter one's body to make it look like another, see '''[[shape shifting]]'''.
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Latest revision as of 17:26, 13 April 2010

Appearance alteration
Powers morphing putty.jpg
Connie Logan alters her daughter's appearance.
Held by: Connie Logan (deceased)
Ability to: Physically alter the appearance of other individuals

Appearance alteration (also referred to as adaptive appearance manifestation) is the ability to change the skin, hair and vocal cords of another person.

Characters

Limits

Connie alters the appearances of others by touch. She is able to mold human skin, hair, and vocal cords at the cellular level. Connie smooths out Penny's face and rebuilds it like someone else's as if it were clay putty in her hands. In addition to the facial features changing, her daughter's hair and eye color are changed, and her voice pattern is altered. The end result is giving her daughter an exact copy of another person's physical appearance except for the clothes she is wearing.

Connie's work in making Penny resemble a Manuel's girlfriend was enough to fool the him and others (Faces, Part 1). According to Connie, the maximum length of time her alterations can hold is 24 hours (Faces, Part 2). However, in the past, "Connie has used her ability in the entertainment industry and gained international fame with her make-up and hairstyling work on high-profile clients (primatechpaper.com). Connie, however, cannot use her ability on herself.

Connie was able to disguise Penny as Gina, a woman with a different skin color, well enough so that Gina's boyfriend Echo was momentarily fooled (Going Postal). Connie's work also fooled Thompson when Penny was changed to look like the woman he loved (Into the Wild, Part 3)

Examples

Notes

  • In an interview conducted by email, writer Mark Sable confirms that it is Penny showering after capturing the Manhattan target, and that the color of her hair changing can be assumed to be caused by her mother's ability.
  • Mark also clarifies that, during the initial demonstration of the ability (Faces, Part 1), the hands shown touching Penny's face are Connie's.
  • Regarding to what extent the ability could be used, Mark notes that the ability can "change the outward appearance of anyone in pretty much any way, albeit temporarily. That would include [altering] skin color and gender"; and, theoretically, giving a person animal parts as well.
  • In addition, Mark notes that Connie's and Penny's natural appearance is not a side effect of the ability.

See Also

  • For the similar ability to alter the appearance of people and environments through illusionism, please see illusion.
  • For the similar ability to alter one's body to make it look like another, see shape shifting.
  • For other uses of alteration, see alteration (disambig).


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See Also: Ability developmentAbility extensionAbility heredityAbility immunityAbility lossAbility theftBrain examinationBrain penetrationUnnamed abilitiesExamples of simultaneous ability useEye alterationList of abilitiesList of abilities with multiple usersParadoxProphecyRiftPower