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Empathic Mimicry
Peter Petrelli power
Peter Petrelli (Heroes) uses Empathic Mimicry to gain Matt's Telepathy, though causing pain, due to instinctively using it at the same time as Matt

Power/Ability to:

Copy the powers of those around you via an emotion associated with them.

The ability to copy the ability of another through an emotion associated with them. A variation of Power Replication.

Also Called

  • Empathic Power/Ability Mimicry/Replication/Copying


User can imitate the powers of those around them via an emotion associated with the powers and use them as their own.




  • User may have to concentrate very hard on the person and how they made the user feel to access their powers.
    • If the target has multiple powers, the user may only be able to mimic the one(s) they associate with that person.
    • If the user changes the emotion they associate with the target (e.g. love turns to hate), they may lose the replicated ability.
  • May be temporary.
  • These powers are closely tied to emotions and if the user cannot keep their emotions balanced they won't be able to use any powers at all.
  • May not be able to control certain powers.
  • May work on limited amount of targets.
  • May only be able to use them when in close proximity to the source without training.
  • May be limited on how long they can mimic powers in some.
  • May be defeated by someone with Power Erasure or Power Immunity.
  • Cannot mimic powers from someone with Apathy.
    • If the user acquires Apathy by another means, the two powers may clash.
  • Requires Empathy (as either a power or a personality trait).

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