The power to empathize with animals. Sub-power of Empathy. Variation of Ecological Empathy.
- Animal/Faunal/Zoological Friendship
The user can sense and/or understand the emotions of animals and vice versa.
- Is not a form of mind control, so aggressive, dangerous animals may still attack user.
- User may be limited to specific animal or animal type (ex. Dogs, Horses, Fish, etc.).
- If the empathic bond is too strong, the user may act like the animal, and become less human.
Link (The Legend of Zelda) is often depicted as having a special bond with his horse and certain other animals, able to easily tame them when others cannot.
Catwoman (DC Comics) has a natural bond with all species of cats.
Maya (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy) can empathize with animals, including the Galactabeasts.
Eunice (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
Yellow (Pokémon Adventures) can sense the emotions of any and all Pokémon.
Lord Sidewinder (Sonic the Comic) has a natural affinity for snakes.
Cade Skywalker (Star Wars) uses this ability to tame a clawbird.
Ripley 8 (Alien Resurrection) can empathize with the Xenomorphs.
Zak Saturday (The Secret Saturdays) can empathize with any and all types of cryptids.
Ma-Ti (Captain Planet) has the Power of Heart, which among other things allows him to bond with and communicate with animals telepathically.
Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) can empathize with horses and sea creatures.
Stranger (Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath) has a way with nature and animals, so much so that living creatures allow him to use them as ammunition.
John Smith/Number Four (Lorien Legacies)
Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
Andrew Wells (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) can summon, empathize, and control demons and animals.
Gertrude Yorkes (Marvel Comics) has an empathic bond with the genetically-engineered Deinonychus named Old Lace, allowing them to share each other's emotions and physical pain.
Fluttershy's (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) special talent is communicating with animals.
Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H) as The Guardian of Quintessence and Guardian of the Heart of Kandrakar can harmonize with all the animals.
Beastmaster (Valkyrie Crusade) can communicate with the hearts of animals, and uses it to command them.