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| image = Powers Lydia sees claire sylar peter.jpg
 
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| caption = [[Claire]], [[Sylar]], and [[Peter]] appear on [[Lydia]]'s back.
 
| caption = [[Claire]], [[Sylar]], and [[Peter]] appear on [[Lydia]]'s back.
| held by = Savannah Lucas (deceased),<br /> [[Lydia]],<br /> [[Syn Anders]],<br /> [[Curandera]]  
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| held by = [[Syn Anders]],<br /> [[Curandera]],<br /> [[Morgan Harvey]],<br /> Savannah Lucas (deceased),<br /> [[Lydia]] ([[Samuel's victims|deceased]]),<br /> Kilgharrah ([[the formula|synthetic]], [[User:Climby21023/Rod's victims|deceased]])
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| absorbed by = [[Sylar]]
| ability to = Feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dream of others
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| ability to = Feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dream of others or alter people's emotions
 
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'''Empathy''' is the ability to feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dreams of others..
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'''Empathy''' is the ability to feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dreams of others or alter people's emotions in a close range.
  
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
* Savannah Lucas is chronologically the first character to have this ability.
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* Savannah Lucas was chronologically the first character to have this ability.
* [[Syn Anders]] possesses this ability.
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* [[Syn Anders]] possesses this ability. (''[[Heroes Evolutions]]'')
 
* [[Curandera]] also possesses this ability. (''[[Lizards]]'')
 
* [[Curandera]] also possesses this ability. (''[[Lizards]]'')
* [[Lydia]] also demonstrates this ability. (''[[Orientation]]'')
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* [[Lydia]] also demonstrated this ability. (''[[Orientation]]'')
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* [[Morgan Harvey]] also has this ability. (''[[Slow Burn]]'')
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* [[Sylar]] [[Intuitive aptitude|absorbs]] this ability from [[Lydia]]. {{epp|413}}
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* Kilgharrah, a dragon that the club created, [[the formula|synthetically]] gained this ability.
  
 
==Limits==
 
==Limits==
 
===Savannah Lucas===
 
===Savannah Lucas===
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Savannah could alter people's emotions, but she can't sense it. She could induce different emotions in others, such as affection, annoyance, anxiety, apathy, belief, calmness, comtempt, [[depression]], disappointment, embarrassment, envy, fear, gratitude, greed, grief, guilt, happiness, hatred, [[loneliness]], loyalty, lust, patience, pride, regret, shame, shyness, sloth, worry, wrath.
  
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Unlike Syn and Morgan, Savannah would not need physical contact to alter people's emotions. She was capable of alter people's emotions in a close range, approximately 10 yards.
  
 
===[[Syn Anders]]===
 
===[[Syn Anders]]===
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===[[Morgan Harvey]]===
  
  
 
===[[Curandera]]===
 
===[[Curandera]]===
The [[Curandera]] is limited of her [[ability]]. She can only senses and feels people's emotions, but not capable of alter it. Although she can't alter people's feelings, she can use her ability to induce placebo effect to heal the patients.
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The [[Curandera]] can only senses and feels people's emotions, but not capable of alter it. Although she can't alter people's feelings, she can use her ability to induce placebo effect to heal the patients.
  
 
===[[Lydia]]===
 
===[[Lydia]]===
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Fourteen years ago at the [[Sullivan Bros. Carnival]], Lydia was said to use her ability (''[[Stolen Fate]]''). She saw a baby on fire in a crystal [[Edgar]] [[Super speed|stole]] from a [[fortune teller]], while Edgar saw elder versions of himself and Lydia kissing. The fortune teller claimed the crystal is "just a hunk of quartz" and "another prop"--however, she added that Lydia's power polluted it.
 
Fourteen years ago at the [[Sullivan Bros. Carnival]], Lydia was said to use her ability (''[[Stolen Fate]]''). She saw a baby on fire in a crystal [[Edgar]] [[Super speed|stole]] from a [[fortune teller]], while Edgar saw elder versions of himself and Lydia kissing. The fortune teller claimed the crystal is "just a hunk of quartz" and "another prop"--however, she added that Lydia's power polluted it.
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Lydia later reads Hiro, but tells him he needs to touch her for it to work. After reading his emotions, she has him take her back in time and he indicates that she actually caused him to do that somehow. Later, when Hiro has trouble returning them to the present, Lydia uses her ability to help him manage to teleport them back just in time.
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At the end of her life, Lydia ended up reading someone through a kiss like [[Sylar]] did to [[Claire]]: Samuel kissed her as she was mortally wounded and dying after rejecting her reading him, allowing Lydia to tell that Samuel was behind the attack on the carnies by [[Eli]], framing [[Noah Bennet]] for the act. (''[[The Art of Deception]]'')
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===[[Sylar]]===
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Sylar manifests this ability after an intimate encounter with Lydia. Like her, he seems to be able to gather basic information about a person's wants and desires through touch (''[[Let It Bleed]]''). He also is able to create a "map" of tattoos on his skin, although he had some trouble at first.
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Sylar uses this ability immediately after absorbing it by seeing through Lydia's façade and realizing the she simply wants to manipulate him. Later, after demanding Samuel to inject him with ink, he forms a tattoo of [[Claire Bennet]] on his arm, indicating that he did not truly want to be at the carnival.  He seems to have some trouble creating a tattoo at first however, and was only able to make it lie still after being told by Samuel that he need not control it.
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===Kilgharrah===
  
 
==Example==
 
==Example==
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===Syn Anders===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Image:At C021Diagram.jpg|An illustrative diagram of [[Syn Anders|Syn]]'s [[ability]].
 
Image:At C021Diagram.jpg|An illustrative diagram of [[Syn Anders|Syn]]'s [[ability]].
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</gallery>
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===The Curandera===
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<gallery>
 
Image:Empathy 4.JPG|The [[Curandera]] feels [[Maya]]'s pain...
 
Image:Empathy 4.JPG|The [[Curandera]] feels [[Maya]]'s pain...
Image:Empathy 2.JPG|and fear. (''[[Lizards]]'')
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Image:Empathy 2.JPG|and fear.<br />(''[[Lizards]]'')
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</gallery>
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===Lydia===
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<gallery>
 
Image:Lydia's_ability_in_Orientation.JPG|[[Danko]] appears as [[Lydia's tattoos|a tattoo]] on [[Lydia]]'s back, and she says his name.<br />{{epp|401a}}
 
Image:Lydia's_ability_in_Orientation.JPG|[[Danko]] appears as [[Lydia's tattoos|a tattoo]] on [[Lydia]]'s back, and she says his name.<br />{{epp|401a}}
 
Image:Hiro on Lydia's back.jpg|Lydia knows [[Hiro]]'s name and information about him when a [[tattoo]] of him [[terrakinesis|appears on her back]].<br />{{epp|401a}}
 
Image:Hiro on Lydia's back.jpg|Lydia knows [[Hiro]]'s name and information about him when a [[tattoo]] of him [[terrakinesis|appears on her back]].<br />{{epp|401a}}
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Image:Empathy in 407 (3).JPG|...[[Claire]]...
 
Image:Empathy in 407 (3).JPG|...[[Claire]]...
 
Image:Empathy in 407 (4).JPG|...and [[Sylar]] form out of ink.<br />(''[[Once Upon a Time in Texas]]'')
 
Image:Empathy in 407 (4).JPG|...and [[Sylar]] form out of ink.<br />(''[[Once Upon a Time in Texas]]'')
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Image:And_he_wanted_to_run.jpg|Lydia could feel her [[Amanda's father|boyfriend]] wanted to run from her and their unborn [[Amanda Strazzulla|baby]].
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Image:Powers_Lydia_Carol_Amanda.jpg|Lydia can feel her [[Carol Strazzulla|sister]] most desires a [[Amanda Strazzulla|family]]. (''[[The Painted Lady]]'')
 
Image:Empathy in 410.JPG|Hiro touches Lydia, allowing her to feel what he feels.<br />{{epp|410}}
 
Image:Empathy in 410.JPG|Hiro touches Lydia, allowing her to feel what he feels.<br />{{epp|410}}
 
Image:Empathy in 411.JPG|Claire touches Lydia, whose back reveals Claire's greatest desire.<br />{{epp|411}}
 
Image:Empathy in 411.JPG|Claire touches Lydia, whose back reveals Claire's greatest desire.<br />{{epp|411}}
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Image:Lydia's marionette tattoo.jpg|When [[Eric Doyle]] visits Lydia, a [[Doyle's Marionette Theatre|marionette]] [[Lydia's tattoos|tattoo]] forms on her back.<br />([[The Puppet Master]])
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Image:Empathy1.jpg|Lydia uses her ability to find [[Arnold]]...
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Image:Empathy.jpg|...but she sees a much older man than she expected.<br />(''[[Bloodlines, Part 1]]'')
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Image:Empathybloodlinep2.jpg|[[Lydia]] finds out Danko was the one who took [[Arnold]]'s [[Melvin Crum|son]], and she finds out that Arnold's son is dead.<br />(''[[Bloodlines, Part 2]]'')
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Image:Regeneration in 413 (1).JPG|Lydia approaches Sylar...
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Image:Empathy in 413 (1).JPG|...and seduces him...
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Image:Empathy in 413 (2).JPG|...allowing her to recall his memories...
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Image:Empathy in 413 (3).JPG|...and experience everything he has experienced.<br />{{epp|413}}
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Image:Empathyclosetoyou.jpg|Whilst at the [[carnival]], Lydia makes...
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Image:Empathyclosetoyou1.jpg|...a [[tattoo]] of the [[compass]] appear on Peter's arm, while he is in [[New York]].<br />{{epp|414}}
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Image:Empathy in 416 (1).JPG|Lydia reads [[Claire]]'s thoughts.<br />{{epp|416}}
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Image:Empathy in 416 (2).JPG|Almost dying, [[Samuel]] kisses her and Lydia feels Samuel's true plan.<br />{{epp|416}}
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Sylar===
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<gallery>
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Image:Empathy in 413 (4).JPG|[[Sylar]] catches Lydia in the act.<br />{{epp|413}}
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Image:Sylar sucks at empathy.png|Samuel injects ink into Sylar's body...
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Image:Terrakinesis in 413 (6).JPG|...which shapes into a tattoo of [[Claire Bennet]].<br />{{epp|413}}
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Image:Empathy in 415.JPG|When kissing, Sylar is able to feel Claire's emotions.<br />{{epp|415}} </gallery>
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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* According to [http://www.nbc.com/heroes/iStory/characters// NBC.com], Lydia "can sense the fears and desires of others".
 
* According to [http://www.nbc.com/heroes/iStory/characters// NBC.com], Lydia "can sense the fears and desires of others".
 
* [[Dawn Olivieri]] [http://www.girl2watch.com/dawn-olivieri-heroes-a-g2w-primer/ said], "Lydia is an empath. Her power is kind of broad because unlike some of the other characters, she can do a multitude of things. She has pretty much full body tattoos on and the tattoos, when prompted by whatever it is inside of her, can pull up pictures of the future or things that are going to happen. The way that it's played out in the show is that they are things that need to be seen. Not always what you want to see, but things that need to be seen. I look at her like an oracle, like the girl with the magic ball that can kind of see whatever comes to her."
 
* [[Dawn Olivieri]] [http://www.girl2watch.com/dawn-olivieri-heroes-a-g2w-primer/ said], "Lydia is an empath. Her power is kind of broad because unlike some of the other characters, she can do a multitude of things. She has pretty much full body tattoos on and the tattoos, when prompted by whatever it is inside of her, can pull up pictures of the future or things that are going to happen. The way that it's played out in the show is that they are things that need to be seen. Not always what you want to see, but things that need to be seen. I look at her like an oracle, like the girl with the magic ball that can kind of see whatever comes to her."
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* This ability has two different versions. One is to feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dreams of others. Two is to alter people's emotions only.
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* After Savannah was killed by [[User:Climby21023/Samantha Zimmerman|Samantha Zimmerman]], Samantha [[Body insertion|inserted]] herself into Savannah's dead body, and she is still capable of using empathy and body insertion.
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* This is the first ability that Sylar has empathically absorbed, and then not killed the person he absorbed it from.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
* For the ability to locate others, see '''[[clairvoyance]]'''.
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* For the ability to induce belief, see '''[[Belief induction]]'''
* For the ability to mimic the powers of others through empathy, see '''[[empathic mimicry]]'''.
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* For the ability to locate others, see '''[[Clairvoyance]]'''.
* For the ability to manipulate the emotions of others, see '''[[empathic manipulation]]'''.
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* For the ability to mimic the powers of others through empathy, see '''[[Empathic mimicry]]''' and '''[[Intuitive aptitude]]'''.
* For the ability to sense others' thoughts and emotions, see '''[[telepathy]]'''.
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* For the ability to sense others' thoughts and emotions, see '''[[Telepathy]]'''.
 
* For more on Lydia's body art, see '''[[Lydia's tattoos]]'''.
 
* For more on Lydia's body art, see '''[[Lydia's tattoos]]'''.
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* For the same abilities in [[episodes]] and [[Heroes Evolutions]], see '''[[Empathy]]''' and '''[[Empathic manipulation]]'''.

Latest revision as of 23:37, 29 January 2010

Empathy
Powers Lydia sees claire sylar peter.jpg
Claire, Sylar, and Peter appear on Lydia's back.
Originally held by: Syn Anders,
Curandera,
Morgan Harvey,
Savannah Lucas (deceased),
Lydia (deceased),
Kilgharrah (synthetic, deceased)
Absorbed by: Sylar
Ability to: Feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dream of others or alter people's emotions

Empathy is the ability to feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dreams of others or alter people's emotions in a close range.

Characters

Limits

Savannah Lucas

Savannah could alter people's emotions, but she can't sense it. She could induce different emotions in others, such as affection, annoyance, anxiety, apathy, belief, calmness, comtempt, depression, disappointment, embarrassment, envy, fear, gratitude, greed, grief, guilt, happiness, hatred, loneliness, loyalty, lust, patience, pride, regret, shame, shyness, sloth, worry, wrath.

Unlike Syn and Morgan, Savannah would not need physical contact to alter people's emotions. She was capable of alter people's emotions in a close range, approximately 10 yards.

Syn Anders

Morgan Harvey

Curandera

The Curandera can only senses and feels people's emotions, but not capable of alter it. Although she can't alter people's feelings, she can use her ability to induce placebo effect to heal the patients.

Lydia

Lydia appears to know the names of people painted on her back (Orientation). She was able to give out Danko and Hiro Nakamura's names after Samuel put ink onto her. It is unknown if it's the only way for her to tell names.

Fourteen years ago at the Sullivan Bros. Carnival, Lydia was said to use her ability (Stolen Fate). She saw a baby on fire in a crystal Edgar stole from a fortune teller, while Edgar saw elder versions of himself and Lydia kissing. The fortune teller claimed the crystal is "just a hunk of quartz" and "another prop"--however, she added that Lydia's power polluted it.

Lydia later reads Hiro, but tells him he needs to touch her for it to work. After reading his emotions, she has him take her back in time and he indicates that she actually caused him to do that somehow. Later, when Hiro has trouble returning them to the present, Lydia uses her ability to help him manage to teleport them back just in time.

At the end of her life, Lydia ended up reading someone through a kiss like Sylar did to Claire: Samuel kissed her as she was mortally wounded and dying after rejecting her reading him, allowing Lydia to tell that Samuel was behind the attack on the carnies by Eli, framing Noah Bennet for the act. (The Art of Deception)

Sylar

Sylar manifests this ability after an intimate encounter with Lydia. Like her, he seems to be able to gather basic information about a person's wants and desires through touch (Let It Bleed). He also is able to create a "map" of tattoos on his skin, although he had some trouble at first.

Sylar uses this ability immediately after absorbing it by seeing through Lydia's façade and realizing the she simply wants to manipulate him. Later, after demanding Samuel to inject him with ink, he forms a tattoo of Claire Bennet on his arm, indicating that he did not truly want to be at the carnival. He seems to have some trouble creating a tattoo at first however, and was only able to make it lie still after being told by Samuel that he need not control it.

Kilgharrah

Example

Syn Anders

The Curandera

Lydia

Sylar

Notes

  • Samuel and Lydia often use their abilities together. Samuel places ink on Lydia's back, and seems to make the ink take shape in the form of a tattoo. Lydia then uses her ability to give information about the tattoo.
  • According to NBC.com, Lydia "can sense the fears and desires of others".
  • Dawn Olivieri said, "Lydia is an empath. Her power is kind of broad because unlike some of the other characters, she can do a multitude of things. She has pretty much full body tattoos on and the tattoos, when prompted by whatever it is inside of her, can pull up pictures of the future or things that are going to happen. The way that it's played out in the show is that they are things that need to be seen. Not always what you want to see, but things that need to be seen. I look at her like an oracle, like the girl with the magic ball that can kind of see whatever comes to her."
  • This ability has two different versions. One is to feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dreams of others. Two is to alter people's emotions only.
  • After Savannah was killed by Samantha Zimmerman, Samantha inserted herself into Savannah's dead body, and she is still capable of using empathy and body insertion.
  • This is the first ability that Sylar has empathically absorbed, and then not killed the person he absorbed it from.

See Also