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This article contains plot details from the latest books.
Special Abilities are extensions of the Elves' natural powers; they are only available to those Elves who have DNA with the necessary components and then manifest them.
It is quite rare for an elf to have more than one special ability, though there are a few of these mentioned in the series. Polyglots are more likely to have multiple abilities than any other manifesters.
There are currently 23 abilities that have been mentioned in the series. All of them are associated at least one character, although the character may be nameless.
|Beguilers||Have an irresistibly soothing voice, and can usually use their talent to persuade people to do what they want and to calm animals.||Councillor Alina|
|Chargers||Can channel nearby electricity through their hands and the air to shock things.||Councillor Zarina|
|Conjurers||Can snap their fingers and make things they know the location of appear and disappear.||Edaline Ruewen, Jolie Ruewen, Lady Cadence, Councillor Liora|
|Descryers||Can sense how much potential someone has for light and dark. They can also sense someone’s potential for power.||Councillor Terik|
|Empaths||Can read people's emotions with (sometimes without) contact.||Keefe Sencen, Councillor Oralie, Lord Cassius, Stina Heks, Vika Heks, Vespera|
|Enhancers||Can boost other elves' abilities with their fingertips.||Sophie Foster|
|Flashers||Can create light with different effects.||Elwin, Orem Vacker, Cyrah Endal, Wylie Endal, Luzia Vacker, Glimmer|
|Fluctuators||Can modify the density of something.||The Neverseen’s (either an ability or a gadget)|
|Frosters||Can create and manipulate ice and snow.||Juline Dizznee/Squall|
|Gusters||Can manipulate the movement of air.||Marella's dad, Trix (Neverseen agent)|
|Hydrokinetics||Can sense and control water.||Linh Song|
|Inflictors||Can inflict emotions (always negative, with the exception of Sophie Foster), pain is the common emotion used by inflictors.||Sophie, Councillor Bronte|
|Mesmers||Can force others to do things with their minds.||Grady Ruewen|
|Phasers||Can break their bodies down to pass through solid objects.||Blur, Lady Alexine, Jensi's brother|
|Polyglots||Can speak and understand any language and are talented at mimicking.||Sophie Foster, Lady Cadence, Councillor Clarette, Lady Gisela|
|Psionipaths||Can create force fields.||Ruy Ignis, Maruca|
|Pyrokinetics||Can create and control fire.||Brant, Fintan Pyren, Marella Redek|
|Shades||Can control shadows and read shadowvapor.||Tam Song, Umber, Lady Zillah|
|Technopaths||Are talented at creating and tinkering with gadgets.||Dex Dizznee, Lady Iskra, Tinker|
|Telepaths||Can read minds and perform other mental skills more astutely, because they have more mental power.||Sophie, Fitz, Tiergan/Granite, Mr. Forkle/Magnate Leto/Sir Astin, Alden, Councillor Emery, Councillor Kenric, Quinlin, Prentice, Damel, Gethen|
|Teleporters||Are able to transport themselves and others to places they have a clear mental image of.||Sophie Foster, all alicorns|
|Vanishers||Can turn themselves invisible from all creatures but gnomes (if not knowing a special trick).||Biana Vacker, Della Vacker, Alvar Vacker, Wraith|
|Vociferators||Can unleash horrible sounds that can trigger headaches.||Councillor Noland|
Known Elves with Multiple Talents
- Sophie Elizabeth Foster (Telepath, Polyglot, Inflictor, Teleporter, Enhancer)
- Lady Cadence Talle (Conjurer, Polyglot)
- Keefe Sencen (Empath, New Unknown Ability)
Note: Councillor Oralie might be a Conjurer, as she has seemingly conjured a cache twice, but this also might be a trick Councillors use to protect their caches. As this is unconfirmed, she cannot be listed as a Conjurer on this page.