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Intuitive Aptitude
Powers sylar aptitude
Sylar (Heroes) recognizes a tiny defect in a watch.

Power/Ability to:

Instantly understand the workings of anything no matter how simple or complex

The power to instantly learn and understand the complexity and exactness of organisms, objects, and even powers without the need of long-term or special education.

Also Called

  • Hyper Intuition
  • Innate Capability
  • Instinctive Aptitude
  • Intuitive Intellect/Intelligence
  • Psychic Aptitude
  • Spontaneous Learning


The user can instantly learn and understand the complexity and exactness of organisms, objects, and even powers without the need of long-term or special education.

Intuition, also called Discernment or Instinct, is the ability to "just know" personal information about an object, subject, or occurrence, including sensing how others will react to something that the user does or when something is about to happen. This ability is innate and cannot be turned off. A faculty of this ability allows the user to also (or instead) intuit spiritual truths and principles (sensing the presence of evil/danger/people that dislike the user, a feeling that one should or shouldn’t go somewhere, or the right thing to do in a situation); this faculty is called Gnosis.

  • Note: Temporal Intuition (Chronopathy), Material Perception, and Mechanical Intuition, despite being called intuitive abilities, are actually more often carried out via psychic perception or as forms of Claircognizance.
  • Note: Sometimes Gnosis is included within Intuition; if the user possesses that faculty along with normal Intuition, they are counted together as just intuition.




  • Ability Intuition - knowledge of abilities and how they work.
  • Anatomical Intuition aka Bodily Intuition - knowledge of the name, appearance, location and function of every part in the body. This ability can be used to detect the physical limits and weaknesses of every body part/body system of living creatures.
    • Note: This ability can be used in both humans and animals, similar to Fault Detection.
  • Chemical Intuition - ability to have innate knowledge of chemicals.
  • Escape Intuition aka Situational/Danger Escape Intuition, Evasion Intuition orSituational/Danger Evasion Intuition: ability to intuit how to avoid danger, it allows one to perceive what part of an area is least dangerous, and how to get there with the least harm. If the user is cornered (even in a conversation), it allows them to perceive which of the foes they will be able to slip past, and how to slip past him most effectively.
    • Note: This ability only allows one to avoid avoidable situations (if an event has been sealed as a definite future, is too big, or is too widespread, then this power will be of little use).
  • Intuitive Precognition- Intuitively sense and react to future events.
  • Mathematical Intuition - intuitively understand math.
  • Mechanical Intuition - understanding of mechanics, user can observe random scattered "junk" and subconsciously or effortlessly create a schematic then create an effective creation or device using said "junk". Could be used to make complex devices or weapons out of mere scrap and "garbage".
  • Medical Intuition - knowledge/intuition of the healing properties of subjects in one's environment.
    • Note: If the user can perceive the healing properties of substances in one’s environment psychically (emphatically feeling the effects before using the substance, shifting one’s vision to see the compatibility between substances, or the like), instead of perceiving them institutionally, this ability is instead called Medical Perception, Medicine Perception, Medicine/Remedy Detection or Medical Sense.
  • Physics Intuition - to intuitively comprehend the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Users can discern the subject matter which includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.
  • Predator Instinct - possesses instincts innate to a predatory creature, one with this ability can discern numerous factors of a situation that make him a master of pursuit and capture. This includes what move a foe will make, where he is headed (if the user is in the foe’s proximity, or knows the foe fairly well), as well as how to effectively cause a foe to play right into one’s hands in combat/pursuit.
  • Pressure Point Intuition - pin point the pressure point in a person and act accordingly of what the pressure point does and suspends the person.
  • Prey Instinct - instincts innate to a prey creature. One with this ability can discern numerous factors of a situation that make him a master of evasion. This includes how much of a threat a foe poses (what move he will make, where he is going, and if these things relate to bringing harm to the user), as well as how to hide without giving away one’s presence, and how to preserve energy when running.
  • Scientific Prowess - have intuitive knowledge and skill in science.
  • Seduction Intuition - have intuitive seductive skills.
  • Sickness Intuition - to innately and subconsciously know as well as interpret different kinds of diseases and what effects that they have on their recipient, including how best to utilize them for various purposes.  
  • Social Intuition aka Common Touch - intuitively determine how to interact with subjects. One with this ability could tell exactly what to say to interact with certain people, or tell the rank of a person within a group.
  • Weapon Proficiency - immediate understanding and use any and all weapons with the proficiency of a master. Someone with this ability need only to pick up a weapon before they instantly become proficient in it.

Other Variations

  • Agriculture/Aquaculture Intuition: The user has mastery of Agriculture/Aquaculture using all types of methods, techniques and skills.
  • Answer Intuition: to know the answer to any question or problem one happens to experience.
  • Artistic Intuition: to have skills, techniques and/or knowledge in artistic activities.
  • Beverage Intuition: To have all the skills, techniques, And styles of a master beverage maker, be it alcoholic or not and the user has the intuition of knowing whats in a beverage alcoholic or not.
  • Botany/Fungi Intuition: The user has intuition of knowing all about plants and fungi .
  • Business Intuition: to have innate knowledge of how to run businesses and companies.
  • Capgras Effect: to recognize impersonators.
  • Chronological Intuition: to understand an object, a person, or a system to the smallest aspects from different timelines.
  • Computer Operation: to have skills and knowledge at operating computers.
  • Conspiracy Intuition: to have skill to understand the lies and secrets.
  • Criminology Intuition: to have innate knowledge of how to perform crimes and run criminal organizations.
  • Culinary Intuition: to master all culinary skills and techniques.
  • Elucidation: to innately understand complex concepts.
  • Experimentation: to innately detected the concepts of an experiment.
  • Hacking Intuition: to possess intuitively high skills in hacking machinery and technological systems.
  • Killing Intuition: to have perfect intuition on killing styles
  • Law Intuition: to understand various laws.
  • Literary Intuition: to have understanding intuition of literary techniques and styles.
  • Magic Intuition: to possess intuitively high skills in magic, including all forms and variations.
  • Magicians Intuition: to have a talent of deception through stage performances.
  • Martial Arts Intuition: to understand a new fighting skill.
  • Material Intuition: to verify what a compound object is made up of.
  • Performance Art Intuition: to understand performance arts.
  • Philosophical Intuition: to detect and collect info on the complex of the individual's belief.
  • Photographic Deduction: to deduce any connection to a situation and process them extremely fast.
  • Psychological Intuition: to understand the way the mind works to the smallest details.
  • Riders Aptitude: to possess extraordinary driving and riding skills.
  • Spatial Intuition: to understand the angles and mapping of areas with adjusting.
  • Sport Intuition: to have skill and knowledge in certain or various sports.
  • Survival Intuition: Have the Intuition of using all survival Techniques and skills in all types of environments and being able to work effortlessly in those environments.
  • Vehicle Intuition: to operate a variety of different vehicles (cars, aircraft, etc.) with ease.



  • Can still forget known information.
  • May have the side affect of becoming obsessed with knowing more of everything.
  • May only work as a "gut feeling" rather than giving the user the whole picture.
  • Could suffer from information overload.

Known Users

  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Charles Irving "Chuck" Bartowski (Chuck)
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Shatterstar (Marvel Comics)
  • Samson Gray (Heroes)
  • Forge (Marvel Comics)
  • Kiriyama Kazuo (Battle Royale)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Franky (One Piece)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Mackenzie Hartford (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
  • Billy Cranston (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Evil Rain Bow Man (Kekki Genkai Heroes)
  • Jojo Achimu (Ninjutsu series)
  • Human Rashi (Ninjutsu series)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Shinichi Kudo/Jimmy Kudo (Detective Conan/Case Closed)
  • Yusaku Kudo/Booker Kudo (Detective Conan/Case Closed)
  • Takagi Wataru/Harry Wilder (Detective Conan/Case Closed)
  • J.J. Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Khayman and other First Brood vampires (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Tsunayoshi Sawada (Katekyo hitman reborn)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Shuzen Akua (Rosario + Vampire: Season II)


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