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| image = Powers candace simone 3.jpg
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| image = Powers candace sandra.jpg
| caption = [[Candice]] morphs into [[Simone]].
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| caption = [[Candice Willmer|Candice]] morphs into [[Sandra]].
| held by = [[Candice Willmer]] (deceased)
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| held by = [[Candice Willmer]] ([[Sylar's victims|deceased]]), <br>[[Crazy Tom]], <br>[[Callum]]
| absorbed by = [[Sylar (explosion future)|Sylar]] ([[Explosion Future|possible future]])<br />[[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Peter Petrelli]] ([[Exposed future|possible future]])
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| absorbed by = [[Sylar (explosion future)|Sylar]] ([[explosion future]]), <br />[[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Peter Petrelli]] ([[exposed future]])
 
| ability to = Manipulate perceptions of reality
 
| ability to = Manipulate perceptions of reality
 
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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
 
<u>'''Confirmed'''</u>
 
<u>'''Confirmed'''</u>
* [[Candice Willmer]] is the first character to exhibit this ability.
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* [[Candice Willmer]] is the first character to exhibit this ability. (''[[Parasite]]'')
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* [[Crazy Tom]] has exhibited this ability. (''[[The Agent]]'')
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* [[Callum]] has exhibited this ability. (''[[Faction Zero]]'')
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<u>'''Future'''</u>
 
<u>'''Future'''</u>
* In [[Timeline:Possible Futures|a possible future]], [[Sylar (explosion future)|Sylar]] has [[ability theft|gained]] this ability by [[Sylar's victims|killing]] Candice.
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* In [[Timeline:Possible Futures|a possible future]], [[Sylar (explosion future)|Sylar]] has [[ability theft|gained]] this ability by [[Sylar's victims|killing]] Candice. (''[[Five Years Gone]]'')
* [[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Future Peter]] has copied this ability from an unknown source.
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* [[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Future Peter]] has copied this ability from an unknown source. (''[[The Second Coming]]'')
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==Limits==
 
==Limits==
 
===[[Candice]]===
 
===[[Candice]]===
Candice has the ability to disguise herself as another person with a nearly flawless illusion. Her ability can apparently fool all five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. When she was impersonating [[Sandra Bennet]], [[Mr. Bennet]] literally held her and kissed her without penetrating the disguise.
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Candice has the ability to disguise herself as another person with a nearly flawless illusion. Her ability can apparently fool all five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. When she was impersonating [[Sandra Bennet]], [[Mr. Bennet]] literally held her and kissed her without penetrating the disguise (''[[Parasite]]'').
  
Candice does not necessarily have to have met an individual she is impersonating. She was able to impersonate [[Simone Deveaux]], although they apparently never met before Simone's death, and Candice had not seen Simone's dead body until after she appeared in her form. How she was able to accomplish this feat is unknown.
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Candice does not necessarily have to have met an individual she is impersonating. She was able to impersonate [[Simone Deveaux]], although they apparently never met before Simone's death, and Candice had not seen Simone's dead body until after she appeared in her form. How she was able to accomplish this feat is unknown.
  
Candice can also create illusions in her vicinity. She was able to hide [[Simone Deveaux|Simone Deveaux's]] body from police, and she kept [[Micah Sanders]] from escaping the Company's [[Kirby Plaza building|Kirby Plaza facility]] by making it seem that every path he took lead back to her. She claims that she can make a person see anything she wants them to see.
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Candice can also create illusions in her vicinity. She was able to hide [[Simone Deveaux|Simone Deveaux's]] body from police, and she kept [[Micah Sanders]] from escaping the Company's [[Kirby Plaza building|Kirby Plaza facility]] by making it seem that every path he took lead back to her. She can make people think she is [[:Image:Powers candice twins.jpg|two people]] at the same time. She claims that she can make a person see anything she wants them to see.
  
 
===[[Sylar (explosion future)|Future Sylar]]===
 
===[[Sylar (explosion future)|Future Sylar]]===
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===[[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Future Peter]]===
 
===[[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Future Peter]]===
 
After going back to the present from a [[Exposed Future|possible future]], [[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|future Peter Petrelli]] uses this ability to pose as his past self, altering his clothes and hiding his [[Peter's scar|scar]].
 
After going back to the present from a [[Exposed Future|possible future]], [[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|future Peter Petrelli]] uses this ability to pose as his past self, altering his clothes and hiding his [[Peter's scar|scar]].
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===[[Crazy Tom]]===
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Crazy Tom has shown he is capable of casting illusions over anything he touches. He uses his ability to cast an illusion of himself instantaneously melting chains that are touching him into a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. ([[The Agent]]) He has also shown he is capable of changing his outfit into a straitjacket and tux. ([[The Agent]])
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He is also capable of at least temporarily changing other people's clothes. ([[The Agent]])
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===[[Callum]]===
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Callum demonstrated this ability by creating an illusion of the man for whom [[Trevor Tanaka]] was looking, an illusion of the hallways and attic of a house, and an illusion of himself that interacted with others. ([[Faction Zero]])
  
 
==Selected [[Examples of illusion|Examples]]==
 
==Selected [[Examples of illusion|Examples]]==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Powers candace simone 1.jpg|Candice drops her illusion as [[Simone]], and Simone's body re-appears on the bed...
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Image:Rrriiooggll.jpg|Betty horrifies the pep rally audience by making students appear to melt.<br>(''[[Betty, Part 4]]'')
Image:Fake sandra before.jpg|...then later appearing as [[Sandra Bennet]] to catch [[Mr. Bennet]] plotting to oppose [[the Company]]. <br>{{epp|118}}
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Image:Powers candace simone 3.jpg|Candice appears as [[Simone]] to aid [[Isaac]]<br>{{epp|118}}
Image:Baker laughing.JPG|Ms. Baker takes [[Micah]] into a [[polling place]]...
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Image:Powers illusion clairedace.jpg|[[Mr. Bennet]] doesn't buy Candice's [[Claire|illusion]].<br>{{epp|119}}
Image:Candice laughing.JPG|...but Candice is behind the illusion. <br>{{epp|122}}
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Image:Sylar illusion 2.JPG|In the future, Sylar has stolen Candice's ability and is posing as President Petrelli.<br>{{epp|120}}
 
Image:Micah lost.JPG|Candice impersonating Niki, makes it appear that all paths from the room lead back to it. <br>(''[[The Hard Part]]'')
 
Image:Micah lost.JPG|Candice impersonating Niki, makes it appear that all paths from the room lead back to it. <br>(''[[The Hard Part]]'')
 
Image:Illusion 4.jpg|Candice's illusion of a dead Micah dissipates after she loses consciousness. <br>(''[[How to Stop an Exploding Man]]'')
 
Image:Illusion 4.jpg|Candice's illusion of a dead Micah dissipates after she loses consciousness. <br>(''[[How to Stop an Exploding Man]]'')
Image:Zit happens.jpg|[[Betty]] causes the appearance of large boils on the face of [[redhead student|another student]]. <br>{{epp|gn39}}
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Image:Powers candice hawaii.jpg|In "Maui", Candice has taken on a new look as Michelle.<br>{{epp|203}}
Image:Never loved you anyway.jpg|Betty causes [[Crash]] to see a vicious image of his father and changes her own appearance. <br>{{epp|gn40}}
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Image:FuturePeterDeIllusions.jpg|In the future, [[Peter Petrelli (exposed future)|Future Peter]] has absorbed this ability from an unknown evolved human.<br>(''[[Resistance]]'')
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Memorable Quotes==
 
==Memorable Quotes==
"''Who are you? How did you do that?''"
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"''Who are you? How did you do that?''"
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"''I can make you see anything I want. Makes it kinda hard to get away, huh?''"
  
"''I can make you see anything I want.  Makes it kinda hard to get away, huh?''"
 
 
: - [[Micah]], [[Candice]] (''[[The Hard Part]]'')
 
: - [[Micah]], [[Candice]] (''[[The Hard Part]]'')
  
  
 
"''I take comfort in my fantasy bloodbath scenarios. The power of negative thinking.''"
 
"''I take comfort in my fantasy bloodbath scenarios. The power of negative thinking.''"
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: - [[Betty]] (''[[Betty, Part 1]]'')
 
: - [[Betty]] (''[[Betty, Part 1]]'')
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*In the episode commentary for ''[[Parasite]]'', [[Allan Arkush]] and [[Christopher Zatta]] discuss Candice's power. Zatta says he believed it was important that Candice's ability be a mental one -- that is, to appear like other characters rather than to physically become other characters -- to be more in keeping with the other powers in the show.
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*In the episode commentary for ''[[Parasite]]'', [[Allan Arkush]] and [[Christopher Zatta]] discuss Candice's power. Zatta says he believed it was important that Candice's ability be a mental one -- that is, to appear like other characters rather than to physically become other characters -- to be more in keeping with the other powers in the show.
 
*Candice tells [[Mr. Bennet]] that she can "show you things that would make you want to tear your eyes out" (''[[.07%]]''). She makes a similar threat to [[Micah]] (''[[The Hard Part]]''). Candice finally proves this by summoning an illusion of a dead Micah to frighten [[Niki]]. (''[[How to Stop an Exploding Man]]'')
 
*Candice tells [[Mr. Bennet]] that she can "show you things that would make you want to tear your eyes out" (''[[.07%]]''). She makes a similar threat to [[Micah]] (''[[The Hard Part]]''). Candice finally proves this by summoning an illusion of a dead Micah to frighten [[Niki]]. (''[[How to Stop an Exploding Man]]'')
*As of ''[[Episode:.07%|.07%]]'', the special effect used to show Candice's power has changed. Previously, it was shown as a "shimmery" effect that impacted much of the area around her. Now, it is shown as a "morph" effect that affects only her.
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*As of ''[[Episode:.07%|.07%]]'', the special effect used to show Candice's power has changed. Previously, it was shown as a "shimmery" effect that impacted much of the area around her. Now, it is shown as a "morph" effect that affects only her.
*[[Micah]] theorizes that Candice's ability stems from bending light. (''[[Landslide]]'')
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*[[Micah]] theorizes that Candice's ability stems from bending light (''[[Landslide]]''). While this would explain how the ability fools cameras, it does not explain how she maintains her disguises when physically interacting with other characters.
 
* Regarding the [[redhead student]]'s facial afflictions caused by [[Betty]], [[Ryan Odagawa]] said in [[Interview:Ryan Odagawa|an email]], "It is supposed to be boils, and her face is 'both rotting and peeling off her head'...It was supposed to be hanging off her face and rotting."
 
* Regarding the [[redhead student]]'s facial afflictions caused by [[Betty]], [[Ryan Odagawa]] said in [[Interview:Ryan Odagawa|an email]], "It is supposed to be boils, and her face is 'both rotting and peeling off her head'...It was supposed to be hanging off her face and rotting."
* When knocked unconscious (''[[How to Stop an Exploding Man]]''), Candice reverts from her Jessica disguise to her usual young, female appearance; her illusion of Micah lying dead on the floor also disappears. It is not clear why she reverts to her "standard" disguise when knocked out instead of reverting to her true appearance {{epp|gn40}}.
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* When knocked unconscious (''[[How to Stop an Exploding Man]]''), Candice reverts from her Jessica disguise to her usual young, female appearance; her illusion of Micah lying dead on the floor also disappears. It is not clear why she reverts to her "standard" disguise when knocked out instead of reverting to her true appearance {{epp|gn40}}.
* Illusion appears to be an aspect of telepathy. Using [[telepathy|his ability]], [[Maury Parkman]] created an illusion of [[D.L.]] that was visible to [[Niki]], but not to [[Mohinder]], who was also present at the time (''[[Out of Time]]''). On [[Fight or Flight|another occasion]], Maury created an illusion that trapped both [[Matt|his son]] and [[Nathan]] in a dream-like state. Additionally, Matt used his power to create an illusion to escape [[Knox]] (''[[Eris Quod Sum]]''). It is unknown if the illusions created in this fashion can be extended to anyone viewing the scene or are specific to those being telepathically targeted.      
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* Illusion appears to be an aspect of telepathy. Using [[telepathy|his ability]], [[Maury Parkman]] created an illusion of [[D.L.]] that was visible to [[Niki]], but not to [[Mohinder]], who was also present at the time (''[[Out of Time]]''). On [[Fight or Flight|another occasion]], Maury created an illusion that trapped both [[Matt|his son]] and [[Nathan]] in a dream-like state. Additionally, Matt used his power to create an illusion to escape [[Knox]] (''[[Eris Quod Sum]]''). It is unknown if the illusions created in this fashion can be extended to anyone viewing the scene or are specific to those being telepathically targeted.
 
* It is unknown whether the unconfirmed ability "[[List of abilities#reality distortion|reality distortion]]" mentioned by the [[assignment tracker map]] refers to this ability.
 
* It is unknown whether the unconfirmed ability "[[List of abilities#reality distortion|reality distortion]]" mentioned by the [[assignment tracker map]] refers to this ability.
==See also==
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* In [[The Agent chapter summaries#Chapter 409|Chapter 9 of The Agent]], [[Anna]] comments that the crazy grin man is in "fake clothes".
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* [[Interview:IStory follow up|In Interview:iStory follow up]], writer [[Tom Inkel]] clarified that Crazy Tom's ability works such that he can cast illusions over any object he touches. Physical transformation is not part of his ability.
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* The {{Heroes Reborn app}} refers to Candice's ability as "shapeshifting".
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==See Also==
 
* For the similar ability to physically change the appearance of people, please see '''[[appearance alteration]]'''.
 
* For the similar ability to physically change the appearance of people, please see '''[[appearance alteration]]'''.
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* For a similar ability that can alter one's appearance, see '''[[shape shifting]]'''.
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* {{seealsodisambig|manipulation}}
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Latest revision as of 15:49, 30 November 2015

Illusion
Powers candace sandra.jpg
Candice morphs into Sandra.
Originally held by: Candice Willmer (deceased),
Crazy Tom,
Callum
Absorbed by: Sylar (explosion future),
Peter Petrelli (exposed future)
Ability to: Manipulate perceptions of reality
Examples of illusion

Illusion is the ability to manipulate how other people perceive reality.

Characters

Confirmed

Future

Limits

Candice

Candice has the ability to disguise herself as another person with a nearly flawless illusion. Her ability can apparently fool all five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. When she was impersonating Sandra Bennet, Mr. Bennet literally held her and kissed her without penetrating the disguise (Parasite).

Candice does not necessarily have to have met an individual she is impersonating. She was able to impersonate Simone Deveaux, although they apparently never met before Simone's death, and Candice had not seen Simone's dead body until after she appeared in her form. How she was able to accomplish this feat is unknown.

Candice can also create illusions in her vicinity. She was able to hide Simone Deveaux's body from police, and she kept Micah Sanders from escaping the Company's Kirby Plaza facility by making it seem that every path he took lead back to her. She can make people think she is two people at the same time. She claims that she can make a person see anything she wants them to see.

Future Sylar

Future Sylar extensively used this power to disguise himself as President Nathan Petrelli. His use of this power in a possible future demonstrates that illusions can fool electronic equipment like cameras, since he was able to disguise himself on national television.

Future Peter

After going back to the present from a possible future, future Peter Petrelli uses this ability to pose as his past self, altering his clothes and hiding his scar.

Crazy Tom

Crazy Tom has shown he is capable of casting illusions over anything he touches. He uses his ability to cast an illusion of himself instantaneously melting chains that are touching him into a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. (The Agent) He has also shown he is capable of changing his outfit into a straitjacket and tux. (The Agent)

He is also capable of at least temporarily changing other people's clothes. (The Agent)

Callum

Callum demonstrated this ability by creating an illusion of the man for whom Trevor Tanaka was looking, an illusion of the hallways and attic of a house, and an illusion of himself that interacted with others. (Faction Zero)

Selected Examples

Memorable Quotes

"Who are you? How did you do that?"

"I can make you see anything I want. Makes it kinda hard to get away, huh?"

- Micah, Candice (The Hard Part)


"I take comfort in my fantasy bloodbath scenarios. The power of negative thinking."

- Betty (Betty, Part 1)

Notes

  • In the episode commentary for Parasite, Allan Arkush and Christopher Zatta discuss Candice's power. Zatta says he believed it was important that Candice's ability be a mental one -- that is, to appear like other characters rather than to physically become other characters -- to be more in keeping with the other powers in the show.
  • Candice tells Mr. Bennet that she can "show you things that would make you want to tear your eyes out" (.07%). She makes a similar threat to Micah (The Hard Part). Candice finally proves this by summoning an illusion of a dead Micah to frighten Niki. (How to Stop an Exploding Man)
  • As of .07%, the special effect used to show Candice's power has changed. Previously, it was shown as a "shimmery" effect that impacted much of the area around her. Now, it is shown as a "morph" effect that affects only her.
  • Micah theorizes that Candice's ability stems from bending light (Landslide). While this would explain how the ability fools cameras, it does not explain how she maintains her disguises when physically interacting with other characters.
  • Regarding the redhead student's facial afflictions caused by Betty, Ryan Odagawa said in an email, "It is supposed to be boils, and her face is 'both rotting and peeling off her head'...It was supposed to be hanging off her face and rotting."
  • When knocked unconscious (How to Stop an Exploding Man), Candice reverts from her Jessica disguise to her usual young, female appearance; her illusion of Micah lying dead on the floor also disappears. It is not clear why she reverts to her "standard" disguise when knocked out instead of reverting to her true appearance (Betty, Part 2).
  • Illusion appears to be an aspect of telepathy. Using his ability, Maury Parkman created an illusion of D.L. that was visible to Niki, but not to Mohinder, who was also present at the time (Out of Time). On another occasion, Maury created an illusion that trapped both his son and Nathan in a dream-like state. Additionally, Matt used his power to create an illusion to escape Knox (Eris Quod Sum). It is unknown if the illusions created in this fashion can be extended to anyone viewing the scene or are specific to those being telepathically targeted.
  • It is unknown whether the unconfirmed ability "reality distortion" mentioned by the assignment tracker map refers to this ability.
  • In Chapter 9 of The Agent, Anna comments that the crazy grin man is in "fake clothes".
  • In Interview:iStory follow up, writer Tom Inkel clarified that Crazy Tom's ability works such that he can cast illusions over any object he touches. Physical transformation is not part of his ability.
  • The Heroes Reborn app refers to Candice's ability as "shapeshifting".

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