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Lie Detection
Lie detection
Sue Landers (Heroes) senses lies from Sylar.

Power/Ability to:

Sense lies

The power to detect lies. Not to be confused with Telepathy or Truth Inducement. Opposite of Truth Detection.

Also Called

  • Intuitive Polygraphy
  • Lie Sensing
  • Mendacity Detection

Capabilities

The user can sense when they are lied to by various means.

Associations

  • Empathy by reading the emotions of another person to try and see if they are telling the truth.
  • Enhanced Hearing by hearing the heartbeat increase.
  • Enhanced Smell by smelling pheromones.
  • Enhanced Vision by seeing physical body ticks, such as twitching fingers or an increase in blinking.
  • Seismic Sense by reading the vibration from one's heart.

Limitations

  • May not differentiate between a white lie or a secret.
  • May not be able to differentiate lies if subject/targets have no pulse difference.
  • Pace makers just beat at one pace so it does not register on a polygraph
  • Divided Mind would allow a user to defeat this technique, by only allowing one personality to know.
  • Power can be subconsciously blocked when around someone the person trusts. Say a best friend or a family member.
  • Those who are skilled can control their heartbeat or emotions and this does not register on a polygraph.
  • Useless against Apathy.
  • May not work against brainwashed targets.
  • May not be able to sense the reason behind the lie.

Known Users

  • Sue Landers (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Viola (One Piece)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed); via Empathy
  • Empaths (Charmed)
  • Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad); As Bullshit Man
  • Fibber/Experiment 032 (Lilo & Stitch: The Series)
  • Clement MacDonald (Torchwood: Children of Earth) via his Supersmelling
  • Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney Series) via Magatama
  • Apollo Justice (Ace Attorney Series) via Justice Bracelet
  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Aiwei (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Steve Jinks (Warehouse 13)
  • Rachel Pirzad (Alphas); via her Enhanced Senses
  • Daredevil (Marvel Comics) via his Superhearing
  • Wolverine (Marvel Comics); via his Superhuman Senses
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Wisdom Thumbs (Super/Lette)
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Werewolves (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Rebekah Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Elijah Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Kyle (Kyle XY)
  • Jessi (Kyle XY)
  • Call Lightman (Lie to Me)
  • Holo (Spice and wolf) via Enhanced Hearing
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark); via Enhanced Hearing as vampires or Empathy as faes
    • Kylie Galen
  • Vampires (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark); via Enhanced Hearing
    • Della Tsang
    • Burnett James
    • Chase Tallman
  • Faes (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark); via Empathy
    • Derek Lakes
    • Holiday Brandon
  • Maggie (Twilight Saga)
  • Charles (Twilight Saga)
  • Aro (Twilight Saga); via Telepathy
  • Edward Cullen (Twilight Saga); via Telepathy
  • Geordi LaForge (Star Trek)
  • Vitto Montesino (Los Unicos)
  • Hyde (Jekyll); vis Enhanced Hearing and Smell
  • Confessor's (Legend of the Seeker)
    • Kahlan Amnell
  • Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time), not reliable when emotional
  • Zebra (Toriko); via Enhanced Hearing
  • Sora (No Game No Life)

Known Objects

  • Shining Lie Detector (Nanana's Buried Treasure)

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