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Animal Imitation
Vixen (DC Comics) can take on the abilities of animals

Power/Ability to:

Take on the abilities of animals

The power to mimic the abilities, traits, and behavior of animals. Not to be confused with Animal Morphing or Animal Manipulation. May come from being a Chimera.

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)
  • Roxy (Winx Club)
  • Ted Bear (Cyanide & Happiness)
  • Hahli Mahri (Bionicle)
  • Toa Lesovikk (Bionicle)
  • Kasukabe You (Mondaiji-Tachi Ga Isekai Kara Kuru So Desu Yo?)
  • Magenta/Maj (Sky High); Guinea Pig
  • Kim Diehl (Soul Eater); Tanuki
  • Medusa (Soul Eater); Snake
  • Mizune(s) (Soul Eater); Mouse
  • Eruka Frog (Soul Eater); Frog
  • Arachne (Soul Eater); Spider
  • Frank Zhang (Heroes Of Olympus)
  • Eunice (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
  • Shido Fuyuki (Get Backers)
  • Andalites and the Animorphs (Animorphs)
  • Ben Sherman (Misfits! QQ)
  • Jeremy (Misfits)
  • Dragon Slayers (Fairy Tail)
  • 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
  • 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






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