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Echolocation
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Banshee (Marvel) uses Sonic Scream to perform Echolocation.

Power/Ability to:

Navigate via sound waves

The ability to determine the location of objects in the environment by use of reflected sound waves.

Also Called

  • Radar Pulse
  • Radar Sense
  • Sonar Sense

Capabilities

Users emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes of those calls that return from various objects near them, and use these echoes to locate and identify the objects. Alternately, they can use ambient sounds do the same. Since this ability isn't based on sight/light, Invisibility is useless against it, as are most forms of Camouflage.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

  • Energy Senses: can be used for similar effect.
  • Seismic Sense: Sense vibrations from solid objects.
  • Sonar: Echolocation using water as a medium instead of air.

Associations

Limitations

  • Other sounds may throw off this ability's effectiveness.
  • Users often have sensitive ears, which can be painful.
  • Sound dampening skills such as Air Manipulation, or Force-Field Generation may halt this power.
  • Inaudibility negates this power completely.
  • Certain things may not be detectable which depends on how that users' powers works.
  • Can be overloaded if there are too many sensory impressions.

Known Users

  • MUTO Monsters (Godzilla)
  • Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Banshee (Marvel)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Jerro the Merboy (DC Comics)
  • Robert Langstrom/Man-Bat (DC Comics)
  • Batrok (DC Comics)
  • Nosferata (DC Comics)
  • Karin (Naruto) - only senses chakra of nearby organisms
  • Zebra (Toriko)
  • Bubbles (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Echo Echo (Ben 10 Alien Force)
  • Ultimate Echo Echo (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Circe (Generator Rex)
  • Musa (Winx Club)
  • Dr. Graham Kern (Alphas)
  • Rouge the Bat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Li Yong (Ripley's Bureau of Investigation)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Tenpouin Yuuki (Code: Breaker)
  • Lickers (Resident Evil)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous) via Radar Pulse
  • Future Predators (Primeval)
  • Lexi Bunny (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)
  • Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Mole Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
  • Pan (Dragon Ball)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)
  • Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Nova (Marvel Comics)
  • Deathlok (Marvel Comics)
  • Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Namor (Marvel Comics)
  • RoboCop (RoboCop)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Master Chief (Halo)
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed)
  • Cyborg (DC Comics)
  • Whitelighters (Charmed)
  • Titanosaurus (Godzilla)
  • Doctor Doom (Marvel Comics)
  • Kaine (Marvel Comics)
  • Bastion (Marvel Comics)
  • Some Water-type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Sonorosians (Ben 10)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Gustav 'Libra' Brandt (Marvel)
  • Jack-in-the-Box (Marvel)
  • Juan Ruiz (Stan Lee's Superhumans)
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)

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