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Power Detection
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Caliban (Marvel) can sense mutants within his vicinity.

Power/Ability to:

Sense superhuman powers

Power to sense the presence of supernatural powers within others.

Also Called

  • Ability Detection
  • Ability Sensing
  • Power Sensing


Users can sense the presence of supernatural powers and possibly gain detailed understanding about them, including their type, quality and intensity.


  • Psychometry
  • Detecting powers
  • User may be able to formulate a plan to counter their opponent's abilities.



  • May be dependent on natural senses.
  • Cannot define the quantity of the power and as a result instead of meeting a weak power user you encounter a strong one

Known Users

  • Professor Charles Francis Xavier (Marvel)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel)
  • Several DBZ characters (Dragonball Z)
  • Caliban (Marvel)
  • Callisto (X-Men Last Stand)
  • Nemesis Kid (DC Comics)
  • Dana (Gone)
  • Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom; via Ghost Sense)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Krillin (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Tien (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Karin (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 AF/UA)
  • Verdona (Ben 10 AF/UA)
  • All Anodites (Ben 10 AF/UA)
  • Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Smallville)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous 2)
  • John White/The Beast (Infamous 2)
  • Upper-level power-users (KO One)
    • Wang Da Dong (KO One)
    • Wang Ya Se (KO One)
    • Ding Xiao Yu (KO One)
    • Ji An (KO One)
  • Upper-level power-users (The X-Family)
    • Xiu (The X-Family)
    • a Chord (The X-Family)
    • Xia Liu (The X-Family)
    • Lan Ling Wang (The X-Family)
    • Han (The X-Family)
    • Xia Xiong (The X-Family)
    • Jiu Wu (The X-Family)
    • Xia Tian (The X-Family)
  • Upper-level power-users (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Guan Yu (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Zhao Yun (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Zhang Fei (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Huang Zhong (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Ma Chao (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Sun Quan (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Sun Jian (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Chao Chao (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Sun Shangxiang (K.O.3an Guo)
  • Upper-level power-users (KO One Return)
  • Eleazar (Twilight)
  • Crystal Grant (UN Comics)
  • Lukas Bahn (Heroes)
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