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Talk:Farah Nazan

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Ability

I believe Farah's ability isn't invisibilty, but rather a new ability called "camouflage". Evidence:

  • The effect for Farah's ability is different than anybody else with invisibilty. This is not normally enough to show a different ability, but the fact is that Farah isn't actually invisible. She sort of shimmers -- difficult to see, but not completely invisible. That's a good example of camouflage.
  • I could be wrong, but I didn't hear her ability ever explicitly named "invisibility" or any derivative of that word.
  • Malina buys a camouflage shirt and says that it reminds her of Farah.
  • Thematically, Farah's ability to camouflage herself mirrors her military profession. Not proof, but certainly makes sense from a writer's standpoint.
  • The description for the new graphic novel Heroes: Godsend about Farah says, in part, "And how will she cope with discovering her camouflage powers?"

Any thoughts? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:29, 24 February 2016 (EST)

  • We do have Dynamic Camouflage in The Genesis files. Just thought I'd mention that. (Admin (talk) 23:17, 24 February 2016 (EST))
    • Sounds about right... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:39, 24 February 2016 (EST)
      • If you don't mind the spoilers, maybe you want to fully read the preview at http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/exclusive-titan-announces-heroes-godsend-prequel-series that notes both camouflage and invisibility as her power. I think Ryan might be onto something calling it "camouflage", but I want to note there are different types of camouflage (not all methods of camouflage are visual, and not all types of camouflage make you seem to disappear when activated). I think the wiki has noted an example of the term "dynamic camouflage" used in-story for an ability of a character from a deleted scene: Chameleon girl. Other names that I think might work better include "cryptic coloration", "active camouflage" and "adaptive camouflage", but I do not recall those names used in-story. I'd be more inclined to go for the term "camouflage" if it's shown that she can also hide a smell or a sound or perform other types of visual camouflage. However, please also note I do not currently oppose "camouflage" as the name for her ability as I recall it to be the most common name used for her ability in the episodes and I think it applies enough to her ability for the term to be used as its name.--MiamiVolts (talk) 01:33, 25 February 2016 (EST)
        • I took the camouflage shirt reference to Farah being in the military. ~~IHHTalk 13:49, 25 February 2016 (EST)
          • I think the camouflage shirt might have been both a military reference and an ability name reference. I do think the wiki might be a little premature in renaming Farah's ability since there will be a graphic novel series being released next month featuring her.--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:00, 25 February 2016 (EST)
            • I agree on both accounts. The shirt is definitely not the only piece of evidence, just something else to stack up in the argument for the name "camouflage". But it's a nice piece that works on multiple levels. I also agree that we should wait until the novel comes out next month before we make any changes. I just want to start the conversation. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:32, 25 February 2016 (EST)
        • The link at CBR mentions invisibility, but that is CBR's description, not NBC's. NBC's description never calls it invisibility -- it only says "her camouflage powers". -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:33, 25 February 2016 (EST)
          • It's not clear to me from the article at CBR I linked to above whether the italicized content with the "her camouflaged powers" quote is NBC's or Titan's... I suspect the latter. I do agree that the "camouflage and invisibility power" comment could be from the writer of the CBR article.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:58, 25 February 2016 (EST)