The power to perceive heat signatures. Sub-power of Thermal Manipulation and Heat Manipulation. Variation of Enhanced Senses.

Also Called

  • Body Heat Sense
  • Enhanced Thermoception
  • Heat Sense
  • Infrared Vision
  • Thermal Sense/Vision


The user is able to perceive the infrared spectrum (i.e. temperature), allowing them to see temperature variations in objects and environment. This ability is incredibly useful for observation purposes, as the user is able to see the heat presences of any living targets.



  • Body Heat Camouflage renders the ability useless.
  • Too much heat can blind a user from sensing the target, if the target hides near or within a major heat source. (Such as setting the surrounding area on fire).
  • May be limited to sensing temperatures in one sense (usually sight).

Known Users

  • Iceman (Marvel Comics)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Shalimar Fox (Mutant X)
  • Wildmutt (Ben 10)
  • Taranee Cook (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Predators (Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Hot Spot (DC Comics)
  • Ao Thurston (Eureka Seven AO)
  • Gekkos (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Gamera (Gamera)
  • Werewolf by Night (Marvel Comics)
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who); via third eye
  • Wolfsbane (Marvel Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Superboy (DC Comics)
  • Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • The Falcon (Marvel Comics)
  • Aleera (Van Helsing)
  • Mr. Hyde (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid Prime); via Thermal Visor.
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Snow Wraith (How to Train your Dragon)
  • Chase Davenport (Lab Rats)
  • Mystique Sonia (Hero: 108); via Yaksha
  • All for One (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Users of Eagle Vision (Assassin's Creed)
  • Commander Brutus (Sonic the Comic)
  • King Koil (Ben 10 Reboot)