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Held by: Valerie,
Ability to: Teleport things to each other, and phase and merge with each other

Shifting is the ability to teleport anything from person to person, and phase between and merge two people.



The twins, Valerie and Victor, are capable of instantly teleporting anything up to person-size to each other. When demonstrating this capability for Anna Korolenko, Valerie approaches her and touches her on the shoulder. Suddenly, everything shifts for Anna and she materializes on the opposite side of the room, but with Victor's hand on her shoulder. According to Linda Niles, they once passed a whole family from Pennsylvania to California in thirty seconds, so they can use their ability even at great distance. Linda also notes that they get irritable if they are kept apart for too long. Anna also notes that Valerie and Victor often move as one person, and witnessed that they can phase through each other and become one person.


  • Anna witnesses the pretend-Siamese twins, Valerie and Victor, unmerge from each other, leaving Valerie wearing their outer clothes, and Victor standing in his underwear. Later, Valerie steps back into Victor such that their shoulders pass through each other. (Chapter 9 of The Agent)
  • When Valerie touches Anna's shoulder, everything suddenly shifts for Anna and she finds herself sitting across the room with Victor touching her shoulder. (Chapter 10 of The Agent)


  • In Interview:iStory follow up, writer Tom Inkel was asked whether Victor and Valerie being twins was related to their ability. He replied that "Victor is sort of Valerie's parasitic twin... taken up a couple levels. Being "phased-together" might even be considered their natural state. Another way to consider it: they can act as one person in terms of their interaction with the physical world. Their phasing ability and item-swapping ability are really the same thing."

See Also

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