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Powers sylar toaster melts.jpg
Sylar turns a toaster into a puddle.
Originally held by: Zane Taylor (deceased)
Absorbed by: Sylar (lost)
Ability to: Melt solid matter

Melting is the ability to liquefy solid matter.



Melting requires some conscious effort; it does not automatically affect anything the person with the power touches. The maximum amount of mass that can be affected is unknown. Based on known demonstrations, the range of the ability is very short.

It is currently unclear whether objects liquefied by this power return to a solid state over time and, if so, how long it takes.

Using this power to liquefy objects does not appear to significantly raise their temperature, as would normally be expected when melting solids.

Zane Taylor

Zane Taylor used his ability to both partially and completely liquefy various objects in his house, including a lamp, a telephone, and a pot.


Sylar was able to completely liquefy a toaster and Dale Smither's wrench.



  • While Mohinder, Zane, and Sylar are all careful to step over or around the puddles, shadows and gaps are visible under some of the puddles where they don't meet the tarp, and some of them have thick, rounded edges. It's unclear whether the objects remain liquid, or for how long they do so. The properties of the the objects while they are in their liquid form are also unknown.
  • Although Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite state that Zane "melts things", it should be noted that normally, when objects with high melting points melt, they burn plastic. However, Zane is able to melt objects without burning the plastic underneath the objects or the plastic cords of the appliances.

Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:Melting 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