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Infrared Perception
Alex Mercer Infrared
Alex Mercer (Prototype) using infrared vision.

Power/Ability to:

Sense heat signatures

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
  • 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.



  • May be limited to sensing temperatures in one sense (usually sight).
  • 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)

Known Users

  • Iceman (Marvel Comics)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Shalimar Fox (Mutant X)
  • Wildmutt (Ben 10)
  • Predators (Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Hot Spot (DC Comics)
  • Gekkos (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Werewolf by Night (Marvel Comics)
  • Superman (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)
  • Superboy (DC Comics)


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