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Adoptive Muscle Memory
Monica Dawson (Heroes) sees a wrestling move on TV and then flawlessly demonstrates it.

Power/Ability to:

Perfectly mimic observed movements effortlessly

"I shouldn't be able to do this. I saw it on TV."
― Monica Dawson, Heroes

The power to replicate movement after observation.

Also Called

  • Adaptive Muscle Memory
  • Adomopathy
  • Body Movement Copying
  • Combat Chameleon
  • Eidetic Kinesthesia
  • Mimetic Muscle Memory
  • Photographic Muscle Memory/Reflexes
  • Psychometric Reflexes
  • Reproductive Muscle Memory


The user can copy any movement/action after seeing it performed once, including acrobatics, martial arts, and other physical stunts. With these skills they can become masters and incredible at what they do, by combining what several forms and movements in rhythmic motions instead of using the same thing over.

User can copy how a person aims, giving themselves incredible marksmanship, though if they wanted to use certain weapons they would have to watch a person fire that weapon to be able to copy it. Such as how to fire a rifle as opposed to how to fire a bow, or how to throw knives or darts.



  • May be able to mimic the moves only over a short time span.
  • Cannot mimic superpowers; limited to what the body could already achieve.
  • Mimicking might not be instantaneous.
  • User must be able to sense (usually see) what they want to mimic.
    • User won't have access to any skills/abilities they don't sense, so they could miss vital abilities. For example, gaining skill to high-dive without skill to swim.

Known Users

  • Monica Dawson (Heroes)
  • Kat (Alphas)
  • Task Master (Marvel Comics)
  • Finesse (Marvel Comics)
  • Echo (Marvel Comics)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Ryan Tabbot (Gold Digger)
  • Zen (Chocolate)
  • Yang Lu Chan (Tai Chi 0 & Tai Chi Hero)
  • Cycloids (Street Fighter EX)
  • Ace (Street Fighter EX)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat 4)
  • Mokujin (Tekken)
  • Tetsujin (Tekken)
  • Combot (Tekken)
  • Edge Master (Soul Calibur 1 & 5)
  • Inferno (Soul Calibur 1 & 2)
  • Charade (Soul Calibur 2 & 3)
  • Olcadan (Soul Calibur 3)
  • Kilik (Soul Calibur 5)
  • Elysium (Soul Calibur 5)
  • Dural (Virtua Fighter)
  • Final Fantasy Mimes
  • Butz Klauser (Final Fantasy)
  • Suki Sato (Tower Prep)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • MechaMew2 (Pokemon Live)
  • Emerl (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metal Sonic/Neo Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Humandrills (One Piece)
  • All Sharingan Users (Naruto)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball)
  • The Crow (The Crow)
  • Eddie Morra (Limitless)
  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Ryōta Kise (Kuroko no Basuke)
  • The Human Target (DC Comics)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Matt (The Subject No. 1)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Jammerhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2003 TV series)


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