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Pheonix Mimicry

Although we have seen that picture of Draph with blue flames in his hands, it is an istory ability and should technically be under unseen, unless the pictures from istories count as seeing them. --mc_hammark 12:45, 4 November 2009 (EST)

I am adding a new section for Unclear abilities

The future terrorists ability and Rapid cellular regeneration are given the same amount of space on the page while the information abiliable about each one is as different as night and day. I have taken the liberty to add a new section to the article explaining this, and I submit to you all my proposal to make the page better.--IDoWhatMustBeDone 14:20, 29 November 2009 (EST)

  • Eh, it may work on the page, but lets wait until RGS gives us the greenlight before changing it.--Piemanmoo 14:29, 29 November 2009 (EST)
    • You would subject the quality of this wiki to one individual? Does he have absolute word over every edit? No true democracy has a king, and one perosn with that much power cannot run a true wiki. Indeed, we are the ones really in charge. The editors.--IDoWhatMustBeDone 14:33, 29 November 2009 (EST)
      • RGS isn't seen as a king, he's a well respected man with great network connections and is very well respected by nearly all users on the wiki. Most people will agree with him on most cases, myself included. --mc_hammark 14:35, 29 November 2009 (EST)
        • He's not the only person who decides things, but most everyone respects his opinion enough to ask him on most given issues. I'd say let him hear your proposal, and if he agrees with it you should be in the clear.--Piemanmoo 14:37, 29 November 2009 (EST)
      • This is not a democracy. And this is not Wikipedia. We've been over this. --Ricard Desi (t,c) 14:39, 29 November 2009 (EST)
        • I can see that the nature of this wiki is in need of much help. I shall return tomorrow with more edits at the ready, and shall improve quality of pages once more--IDoWhatMustBeDone 14:44, 29 November 2009 (EST)
          • "You would subject the quality of this wiki to one individual?" --Ricard Desi (t,c) 14:46, 29 November 2009 (EST)
          • It's nice to know some people from the 1800's still post on the internet. --Piemanmoo 14:47, 29 November 2009 (EST)
          • Tomorrow will either be funny, or a giant headache. Likely both. But a section for unclear abilities is worth considering… if there were more than two.--Ratclaws 14:53, 29 November 2009 (EST)
            • Most likely its going to be a headache, a lot of undo's to be done :( -- Leckie
              • Yeah, but I'll miss him when he's banned, he's good to laugh at. But who knows, maybe he will just suggest what he wants in that 1800's way of his, and they will all be good ideas.--Ratclaws 16:16, 29 November 2009 (EST)

Now they're out in the open...

we can kinda expect to see a lot more evolved humans can't we? So for the new season, if we're creating articles for new powers, would it be best to call it "X's ability" until the most suitable name is decided upon. --mc_hammark 12:50, 15 February 2010 (EST)

  • Unless it's explicitly named (or apparent that it is an already-known ability), then yes. --Ricard Desi (t,c) 13:31, 15 February 2010 (EST)

Power Category's

I was thinking cant all of the powers stem from like 5 main ones eg, Telepathy: precognition, Mental manipulation, illusion, persuasion and more but I cant be bothered to list. Telekinesis (or a more primitive version of this) : Puppet master, Crumpling, Disintegration, Flight, Melting, and others in different ways RCR and impenetrable skin, some ability, phasing and invisibility. it goes on we should make some sort of category thing or something I don't know, a map?. My point being All the ability's are linked and it would be a good idea to keep track of this, it would help alot in explaining where they originate and other stuff but its just a theory still. --Melkor111 18:35, 8 March 2010 (EST)

  • If you want to do it in your user namespace then that's fine, but we can't create links between abilities and how they work unless it's explicitly stated. Eg, the writers may decide that disintegration comes from the same family as invisibility. Don't ask me how, but we couldn't go against the canon information they gave us. The only ones you could really do it for, is the ones where they type was given on the assignment trackers. --mc_hammark 18:39, 8 March 2010 (EST)

Alejandro's Ability

I think that it is time to give Alejandro's Ability a name and i think it would be good if we could call it - Poison Emission Neutralization, because it gets rid of the poison caused by Maya's Ability. --JakeJ253 00:15, April 8, 2010

  • If you want to seriously discuss it further, start the discussion here. But read through the page first just to make sure your suggestion hasn't been suggested before. --mc_hammark 20:18, 7 April 2010 (EDT)

Medical Conditions

I was thinking someone should add a page for each Powers Medical Condition/Mental Conditions. What I mean is, each Power it seems has its own Medical Condition or Mental Condition to the user such as "Intuitive Aptitude" has a Addiction/Hunger to learn more and more. Space-Time Manipulation Users seem to get Tumours such as Hiro and Arnold got Tumours eventually from using their power. Enhanced synesthesia seems to Manifest in people with their Senses Damaged such as Emma. Shape-Shifting seems to have the User (Sylar) grow a Split Personality. Regeneration seems to have the user lose all sense of Pain like with Clair and Electric Manipulation seems to Overload like with Elle. And Mohinders old power seemed to grow scales,cause Aggression and so on. --Alessia1111 13:54, 20 May 2010

  • We don't really need to have articles or an article for that. Each "condition" is explained on the ability page, as it is a side effect of the ability. --mc_hammark 13:59, 20 May 2010 (EDT)

Adding another column

I was thinking about some of the powers and maybe we could add a new column like "activated". As you all know, some powers are used by person's will. Like flying for example. You need to "activate" it. But other powers like enhanced hearing, memory or lie-detection. Or Ted's radioactivity and causing his wife's cancer.

As positive examples - Bob can touch object without turning them into gold - Super powered characters do not rip apart every door handle they touch - D.L. does not phase through everything and sink into ground - Super speed users can run without their super-speed mod - Telepathy does not work unintentionally and drive you nuts - Hiro does not stuck in a frozen-time world, he can control it - Invisiblity does not cause a character to disappear forever, they can become visible or choose to make something invinsible They all have control over their abilities

As negative examples - Peter mimics other abilities unwillingly (like he picked up Ted's ability at Kirby Plaza) - Healing ability is like a curse, you can not injure yourself, the power is in control - Enhanced hearing became a problem for it's user so she was listening to rap music in order to reduce it's focus - Enhanced Memory was unwillingly working - Hana Gitelman could see all text messages in the air and could not stop it. - Again, Ted's radioactivity - Enhanced synesthesia users could see sounds but could not block it, they see everything - Lie detection always makes thingling - Mohinder's first ability (before fixing the serum) caused him to change his appearance unwillingly and decayed his body. - Precognitive dreaming does not work with sleeping pills, the ability chooses to work during natural sleep These abilities (and maybe others i missed) are like curse, the user cannot have full control over them.

--Sekobro (talk) 20:39, 3 August 2015 (EDT)

  • It's a good suggestion, and one that we had here for awhile. In fact, I suggested the same thing way back when. After we had more complex powers, and several powers that we really didn't know much about (like we have now), there was more talk about that categorization and how problematic it can be. It comes down to this: so many of the powers either are very undefined and so we don't know how they're activated, or their activation changes as characters learn to gain control over them (or sometimes lose control over them), or it's too easy to confuse how the powers are activated and how the characters deal with their powers. So in the beginning we had an option for the "type" of power (meaning controlled, uncontrolled, induced, emotional, automatic), but ultimately we decided it was best to get rid of it. And that, my friend, is your Heroes Wiki history lesson for the day! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:12, 4 August 2015 (EDT)
    • Wow, thanks mate. Then I'm gonna work on similarities between The Crow movies, and heroes. The had precognitive dreaming, precognition(yep, drawing it into a picture), healing, supert strength and other stuff. They even had Hiro's teleportation here sound in it before Heroes. --Sekobro (talk) 17:31, 5 August 2015 (EDT)

Maria Roberts

Hi I wasn't sure where I should ask this but I was looking through the list of powers and noticed that the character Maria Roberts who was in Draph's storyline wasn't put on the list and she (Maria) has Ability Channeling. Just thought I would let you guys know since I'm not exactly sure where on the list she would go. Shelby9291 (talk) 04:54, 7 October 2015 (EDT)

  • Great question! It comes down to an issue of canon. Draph's story in Slow Burn is part of our canon (or near canon), but Heroes: Survival profiles are not. We mention them on the character's page, but that's about it. Hope that helps explain! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:55, 7 October 2015 (EDT)

Writing dead ones in italic

How does that sound? --Sekobro (talk) 07:47, 23 January 2016 (EST)

Anybody?--Sekobro (talk) 06:15, 25 January 2016 (EST)

  • I don't think the wiki should call an ability deceased. I think it could be more trouble than it's worth to update the list of abilities to note the deceased possessors in italics. That said, I'm not opposed to noting deceased possessors in italics.--MiamiVolts (talk) 12:20, 25 January 2016 (EST)
    • That was the thing I meant by saying dead ones. Writing dead people in italic.--Sekobro (talk) 13:19, 25 January 2016 (EST)
      • I'm not opposed, but it's definitely not necessary, and seems to be more trouble than it's worth. Just creating more maintenance for ourselves... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:39, 25 January 2016 (EST)
        • I can take care of the page for now and make the changes, if that's ok. But if you guys say it's unnecessary that's ok too.--Sekobro (talk) 14:35, 26 January 2016 (EST)
          • It's unnecessary, but I'm not in charge of the wiki. I'm an administrator here, but I very much believe in collaborative efforts and in the community aspect of the wiki. You are part of the community. If you want to make all the dead people italicized and are willing to do the work for it, feel free. It seems like added work and unnecessary to me, but I'm just one person with just one opinion. Feel free to make the change if you'd like. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:42, 26 January 2016 (EST)