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Empathic manipulation
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Held by: Syn Anders,
Morgan Harvey,
Joseph Sullivan (deceased)
Ability to: Manipulate and control other people's emotions

Empathic manipulation is the ability to alter others' emotions and feelings.



Syn Anders

Syn has the ability of altering people's emotions by physically touching them. She can control a myriad of sentiments, both positive and negative. So far, it has been reported that she's capable of inducing happiness, joy, sympathy, anger, depression, sadness and fear. Syn can also control the intensity of these emotions: for instance, the positive emotions she creates can range from a simple smile to extreme happiness. The current emotional state of a person does not seem to pose a problem: she can suddenly move to tears someone who was previously experiencing intense joy. It appears that Syn can also affect multiple people at once: for instance, she can cause an angry mob or let the joy she creates spread to others.

So far, Syn cannot manipulate her own emotions.

Additionally, Syn has learned how to use her ability to persuade and manipulate others by altering their emotional state. She can even lead someone to suicide by evoking extreme depression.

Recently, Syn discovered a new aspect of her ability that allows her to feel the emotions contained in objects. She could feel the same emotions of some characters of a painting (Heroes Evolutions). The full extent of this aspect of her ability remains unclear.

Joseph Sullivan

In a list, Edgar said that Joseph Sullivan "controls emotions". Joseph was able to make Eric Doyle lose control over his ability and collapse. What emotions he manipulated to achieve this are unknown. Unlike Syn and Morgan Harvey, Joseph does not appear to require touch to use his ability.


  • After seeing some paintings in Habbo, Syn felt the same emotions of the people in the paintings (Heroes Evolutions).


See Also

  • For other uses of manipulation, see manipulation (disambig).
  • For the ability to absorb other peoples abilities through empathy, see empathic mimicry.
  • For the ability to cause positive and negative sensations in others, see bliss and horror.
  • For the ability to know about others and their motives, see empathy.
  • For the ability to incite uncontrollable anger in others, see primal rage.

Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:Empathic manipulation for fan-created theories and other speculation.

Evolved Human Abilities edit

Ability absorptionAbility replicationActivation and deactivationAdoptive muscle memoryAlchemyAlejandro's abilityAquatic breathingClairsentienceClairvoyanceCloakingCloningCyberpathyDisintegrationDream manipulationElectric manipulationElemental controlEmpathic mimicryEmpathyEnhanced hearingEnhanced memoryEnhanced strengthEnhanced strength and sensesEnhanced synesthesiaFire breathingFlightFreezingGravitational manipulationHachiro's abilityHealingHealing touchHeat generationIllusionImage projectionImpenetrable skinInduced radioactivityIntuitive aptitudeInvisibilityLie detectionLuke's abilityMagnetismMeltingMemory manipulationMemory storageMental manipulationMetal mimicryMicrowave emissionMiko's abilityMist mimicryPersuasionPhasingPlant growthPoison emissionPossessionPrecognitionPrecognitive dreamingPuppet masterPyrokinesisRapid cell regenerationSedationSeismic burstShape shiftingShatteringSound manipulationSpace-time manipulationSpontaneous combustionSuper speedSuperchargingTechnopathyTelekinesisTelepathyTerrakinesisUmbrakinesisWeather control

Evolutions Abilities

Accelerated probabilityAcidic bloodAge transferalAnimal controlBelief inductionCarbon isolation and formationConstrictionDanger sensingDavid's abilityDimension hoppingDimensional storageEmpathic manipulationEnhanced breathEnhanced teleportingExtraskeletal manipulationFireworks creationHealth optimizingInflammationLight absorptionLight manipulationNerve manipulationNon-biological duplicationPhoenix mimicryPlasmakinesisPrimal rageProbability computationRock formationShiftingTeleportationTemporal rewindWater generationWater mimicry

Graphic Novel Abilities

Ability augmentationAcid secretionAge shiftingAppearance alterationAura absorptionBliss and horrorBone spike protrusionChlorine gas exudationCrumplingDehydrationDisintegration touchElasticityElectrical absorptionEnergy absorption, transference, and redirectionFire castingForcefieldsFuture terrorist's abilityGold mimicryGranulationGreen energy blastImprintingLaser emissionLevitationLuminescenceLung adaptationMass manipulationMediumshipNerve gas emissionNeurocognitive deficitOil secretionOmnilingualismPlant manipulationSound absorptionSpider mimicryTelescopic visionWall crawling

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