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Mechanical Intuition
Tony Stark is always years ahead of the top inventors in his field.

Power/Ability to:

Have an innate understanding of even the most complex aspects of mechanics with little or no study

The power to have an innate understanding of mechanics with little or no study. Variation of Intuitive Aptitude.

Also Called

  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Technological Aptitude


The user can intuitively understand the operation of any mechanical device and subconsciously/effortlessly create a schematic in their mind. Many users are able to make complex devices or weapons out of mere scrap and "garbage".


  • Instantly know how a device works and how to operate it.
  • Instinctively comprehend how to build devices.


  • Make a makeshift flamethrower out of gasoline and a few vacuum parts.
  • Make homemade bombs out of around-the-house chemicals.
  • Make "robots" out of car parts, household appliances, etc.
  • Build armor out of garbage.
  • Make rockets out spare scraps.
  • Create gauntlets made of scraps.
  • Create traps made of spare parts.




  • Not enhanced intelligence: the user simply knows, or "feels," how to build devices.
  • User is limited to whatever materials they have at their disposal.
  • Could get overboard with some materials
  • Some users may only be able to understand how devices work, and not how to actually build them.

Known Users

  • The Lone Wanderer (Fallout 3)
  • Didact (Halo)
  • Anubis (Stargate SG-1)
  • Kelly (Misfits)
  • KND operatives (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • The Dust Men (inFamous)
  • MacGyver (MacGyver)
  • Zeke Dunbar (Infamous)
  • Banjo and Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie) via Magic Wrench
  • Gruntilda Winkybunion (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Kelly Bailey (MisFits)
  • Kanna (Needless)
  • Drobot (Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Warren Mears (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Doctor Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rotor the Walrus (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Snively Kintobor (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Chris Thorndyke (Sonic X)
  • Manic the Hedgehog (Sonic Underground)
  • Tekno the Canary (Sonic the Comic)
  • Tekno the Canary (Sonic the Comic)
  • Porker Lewis (Sonic the Comic)
  • Tali'Zorah nar Rayya (Mass Effect)
  • Cooper Daniels (Ben 10)
  • Forge (Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Edd (Ed, Edd n' Eddy)
  • Yusei Fudo (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • Gear (Static Shock)
  • Kaylee Frye (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Madison Jeffries/Box (Marvel)
  • Skylar Adams (Alphas)
  • Max Johnson (Ripley's Bureau of Investigation)
  • Bulma Briefs (Dragon Ball)
  • The Mad Hatter (American McGee's Alice/Alice: Madness Returns)
  • Antonio Garcia (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Grey Matter (Ben 10)
  • Azmuth (Ben 10)
  • Albedo (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien)
  • Green Goblin (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Rikku (Final Fantasy X); Yuna & Paine as well (Final Fantasy X-2)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Lexington (Gargoyles)
  • Franky (One Piece)
  • Ash Williams (Evil Dead)
  • The Grinch (Dr. Seuss)
  • Mr. L (Super Paper Mario)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Jeremie Belpois (Code Lyoko)
  • Taotie (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
  • Dr. Nerdnick (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
  • Jeff Andonuts (EarthBound/Mother)
  • Grimer (Sonic the Comic)
  • Professor E. Gadd (Super Mario)
  • Billy Cranston (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Winifred Burkle (Angel)
  • Arthur "Spud" Spudinski (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Otacon (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Melvin Sneedly (Captain Underpants)
  • Lucca (Chrono Trigger)
  • Tech E. Coyote (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Chance Furlong/T-Bone (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Jake Clawson/Razor (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Doctor Viper (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Kevin Levin (Ben 10)
  • Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Panthro (Thundercats)
  • Wario (Wario Land/Super Mario)
  • Leo Valdez (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Children of Hephaestus/Vulcan (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Professor Farnsworth (Futurama)
  • Keira Hagai (Jak and Daxter)
  • Lombaxes (Ratchet & Clank)
  • Bentley (Sly Cooper)
  • Coco Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
  • The Professor (Spyro the Dragon)
  • Julius (Ty the Tasmanian Tiger)
  • Rebecca Crane (Assassin's Creed)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Professor Hershel Layton (Professor Layton series)
  • Hotaru Imai (Gakuen Alice)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Coop (Megas XLR)
  • Cellforah (Volta - Film)
  • Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)
  • Tinker-talent Fairies (Disney Fairies)
    • Tinker Bell
  • Vidia (Disney Fairies)
  • Kaolla Su (Love Hina)

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