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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. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Ability Detection/Sensing/Identification
  • Power Sensing/Identification


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





  • May be dependent on natural senses.
  • May be blocked by Psychic Shield or Cloaking.
  • May not be able to tell what powers a person has.

Known Users


  • Several DB characters (Dragonball franchise)
  • Karin (Naruto Shippuden)

Western Animation/Comic

  • Charles Xavier (Marvel)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel)
  • Caliban (Marvel)
  • Lionel Jeffries (Marvel)
  • Nemesis Kid (DC Comics)
  • Crystal Grant (UN Comics)


  • Callisto (X-Men Last Stand)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Lukas Bahn (Heroes)
  • Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Smallville)
  • Upper-level power-users (KO One)
    • Wang Dadong
    • Wang Yase
    • Ding Xiaoyu
    • Ji An
    • Chai Yunhan
    • Chai Wuxiong
    • Wang Tianyang
  • Upper-level power-users (The X-Family)
    • Xiu
    • a Chord
    • Xia Liu
    • Lan Ling Wang
    • Han
    • Xia Xiong
    • Jiu Wu
    • Xia Tian
  • Upper-level power-users (K.O.3an Guo)
    • Guan Yu
    • Zhao Yun
    • Zhang Fei
    • Huang Zhong
    • Ma Chao
    • Sun Quan
    • Sun Jian
    • Chao Chao
    • Sun Shangxiang
  • Upper-level power-users (KO One Return and KO Re-act)
    • Lei Ting
    • Zhong Wanjun
    • Hua Linglong
    • What's-His-Name


  • Eleazar (Twilight Saga)
  • Elena (Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined)
  • Diana Ladris (Gone series)


  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous 2)
  • John White/The Beast (Infamous 2)

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