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Talk:Fire casting

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Ability Naming Conventions
The following sources are used for determining evolved human ability names, in order:
1. Canon Sources Episodes
Graphic Novels,
Heroes Evolutions
3. Secondary Sources Episode commentary,
Heroes: Survival
4. Common names for abilities Names from other works
5. Descriptions of abilities Descriptions
6. Possessor's name If no non-speculative
description is possible

Note: The highlighted row represents the level of the source used to determine fire casting's name.
The blazing homeless man is referred to as a "fire-casting evo" (Dirty Deeds).


This and Spontaneous combustion should change names. When you hear "spontaneous combustion", the first thing that comes to mind is someone who can set himself on fire. Fire casting usually means setting something else on fire. Sandubadear (talk) 16:19, 26 January 2016 (EST)

  • Although I agree with you, the names are wrong, we just usually think of them the other way around at first thought, or at least I do. However, the wiki isn't here to pick the name that sounds the best or that we think of first. It's here to archive and record what happens and is said in the Heroes content. Since Edgar's list specifically mentions spontaneous combustion, we are tied to that for Amanda's ability. And since Dirty Deeds calls the homeless guy a "fire-casting evo", we are also tied to that. The names aren't bad, they're just not what we normally think of. But they're also directly from official sources, so that's what we use. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:33, 26 January 2016 (EST)
    I see. It's still reversed, technically. Should be fixed, somehow. Sandubadear (talk) 21:08, 27 January 2016 (EST)