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The power to mimic the abilities, traits, and behavior of animals. Not to be confused with Animal Morphing or Animal Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Animal Mimicry
  • Faunal Imitation/Mimicry
  • Zoanthrophy


The user can use/imitate animal powers, they can run like an ostrich, swing like a monkey, sprint like a cheetah, move like a cat, take the strength of an ant, track like a dog, hide like a turtle, constrict like a snake, etc. They cannot transform into animals, as this power only enables the user to mimic animalistic traits while still in their original form. Some users can mimic multiple animals at once.


  • Use and imitate animal traits and abilities.
  • Posses any special abilities of animals.


Types of Animals



  • May be limited to mimicking only the animals they have observed.
  • Cannot transform into animals.
  • May take on specific traits of an animal, such as wanting to find rotting things if impersonating a fly, or feeling territorial if impersonating lions.
  • May be limited to mimicking one animal at a time or are limited on how long they can mimic animals.
  • Some abilities may be compromised by size differences.
  • May experience different weaknesses of animals, such as a dogs having to constantly hear ultrasound waves, or having an urge to play with a ball of yarn like a cat.

Known Users

  • Animal Man (DC Comics)
  • Vixen (DC Comics)
  • B'wana Beast (DC Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Roxy (Winx Club)
  • Ted Bear (Cyanide & Happiness)
  • Hahli Mahri (Bionicle)
  • Toa Lesovikk (Bionicle)
  • Kasukabe You (Mondaiji-Tachi Ga Isekai Kara Kuru So Desu Yo?)
  • Kim Diehl (Soul Eater); Tanuki
  • Medusa (Soul Eater); Snake
  • Mizune(s) (Soul Eater); Mouse
  • Eruka Frog (Soul Eater); Frog
  • Arachne (Soul Eater); Spider
  • Eunice (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
  • Shido Fuyuki (Get Backers)
  • Andalites and the Animorphs (Animorphs)
  • Ben Sherman (Misfits! QQ)
  • Jeremy (Misfits)
  • Dragon Slayers (Fairy Tail)
  • Pete (Pete's Dragon)
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Inuzuka clan (Naruto)
  • Chimera (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Gau (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2); via Neko-ken
  • Mew Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew); cat
  • Mew Mint (Tokyo Mew Mew); bird
  • Mew Lettuce (Tokyo Mew Mew); porpoise
  • Mew Pudding (Tokyo Mew Mew); monkey
  • Mew Zakuro (Tokyo Mew Mew); wolf
  • Mew Berry (Tokyo Mew Mew); cat and rabbit
  • Mew Ringo (Tokyo Mew Mew); penguin
  • Ikuto Tsukiyomi (Shugo Chara!); as Black Lynx
  • San (Princess Mononoke); wolf
  • Taryn Antoinette (UN Comics)
  • Leone (Akame ga Kill!); via Lionelle
  • Sticks the Badger (Sonic Boom)
  • The Kratt Brothers (Wild Kratts); using the Creature Power Suit

Known Objects

  • Creature Power Suits and Discs (Wild Kratts)






Video Games