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"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

Capabilities

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; however, if they wanted to use certain weapons, they would have to watch a person fire that weapon in order 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).

Associations

Limitations

  • 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

Live Television

  • Monica Dawson (Heroes)
  • Kat (Alphas)
  • Suki Sato (Tower Prep)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)

Comics

Manga/Anime

  • Kazane Aoba (Keijo!!!!!!!!); via Scanning Hand Ability
  • Humandrills (One Piece)
  • All Sharingan Users (Naruto)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball)
  • Goku Black (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Ryōta Kise (Kuroko no Basuke)
  • Velvet Scarlatina (RWBY)
  • Garou (One Punch Man)

Cartoons

  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Jammerhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2003 TV series)

Film

  • Zen (Chocolate)
  • The Crow (The Crow)
  • Edward Morra (Limitless)
  • Yang Lu Chan (Tai Chi 0 & Tai Chi Hero)

Video games

  • 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)
  • Mimes (Final Fantasy)
  • Butz Klauser (Final Fantasy)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • MechaMew2 (Pokemon Live)
  • Emerl (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metal Sonic/Neo Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)

Other

  • Matt (The Subject No. 1)

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