The power to instantaneously adjust to any given atmospheric environment. Sub-power of Reactive Adaptation.

Also Called

  • Alternative Respiration
  • Lung Adaption


The user’s lungs acclimatize and breathe in/on any gaseous mediums, whether hostile or deficient, users lungs also filter away non-gaseous substances such as dust, asbestos, etc. They can breathe toxic gases instead of oxygen and survive mountain, aerial, or terrene air deficiency, which are among the longest and most painful deaths the average human can suffer.



  • Adaption may take some time.
  • May last for only limited time.
  • Requires something to breath, i.e. doesn't help in vacuum.
  • May not be constantly active or needs conscious activation.

Known Users

  • Standard Zombies (Half-Life Series)
  • Star Whale (Dog Days)
  • Bianca Karina (Heroes)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Denise Thompson (UN Comics)
  • Fast Zombies (Half-Life 2 Series)
  • Gonomes (Half-Life: Opposing Force)
  • Poison Zombies (Half-Life 2 Series)
  • Zombines (Half-Life 2 Series)

Known Objects

  • Filtration Cartridge (After Earth)