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The ability to identify the type of species of another individual.

Also Called

  • Species Identification

Capabilities

The user can find out the type of species or being belongs another individual to without their consent or revelation.

Associations

Limitations

  • May be rendered useless by Illusion or Psychic Shield.
  • Requires close range for the subject to be detected.
  • Darkness, cover or long distance may render this power useless.

Known Users

Film/Television

  • Vampires (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Angel); via Enhanced Smell
  • Sun Wukong (Journey to the West); via X-Ray vision to see one's true self
  • Juliet van Heusen (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Enhanced Smell
  • Tobias Rice (Smallville); could identify Kryptonite-infected people with vision
  • Melinda Gordon (Ghost Whisperer); via Empathy to identify ghosts
  • Aiden Lucas (Ghost Whisperer); via Empathy to identify ghosts
  • Becca (Ghost Whisperer); via Empathy to identify ghosts
  • Beth Gordon (Ghost Whisperer); via Empathy to identify ghosts
  • Mary Anne (Ghost Whisperer); via Empathy to identify ghosts
  • Gabriel Lawrence (Ghost Whisperer); via Empathy to identify ghosts
  • Witches (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals); identify vampires through touch
  • Christy Jenkins (Charmed); via Telepathy to identify demons
  • Witches (Witches of East End); via a spell to identify magical people
  • Grimms (Grimm); identify Wesen
  • Wesen (Grimm); identify Grimms

Literature

  • All supernaturals (Shadow Falls); via X-Ray Vision to see someone's brain pattern
    • Vampires; also via Enhanced Smell
    • Chameleons; also via Enhanced Smell
    • Werewolves; also via Enhanced Smell
    • Faes
    • Witches
    • Warlocks
    • Shape-shifters
  • Vampires (Twilight Saga); via Enhanced Vision and Enhanced Smell
  • Quileute werewolves (Twilight Saga); via Enhanced Vision and Enhanced Smell
  • Vampire hybrids (Twilight Saga); via Enhanced Vision and Enhanced Smell
  • Fahai (The White Snake)
  • Moroi (Vampire Academy series)
  • Strigoi (Vampire Academy series)

Known Objects

  • Enchanted mirrors (Journey to the West)
  • Omnitrix (Ben 10); limited to alien DNA
  • Ultimatrix (Ben 10); limited to alien DNA

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