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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, Sophie and Lady Cadence among them. Polygots are more likely to have multiple abilities than any other elves. Keefe Sencen may get more abilities in either Unlocked (8.5) or Book 9.
There are currently 23 abilities that have been mentioned in the series. All of them are associated with 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. They are also known as Astrakinetics.||Councillor Zarina|
|Conjurers||Can change the location of objects with a snap of their fingers.||Edaline Ruewen, Jolie Ruewen (deceased), 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 (or sometimes without) contact.||Keefe Sencen, Councillor Oralie, Lord Cassius, Stina Heks, Vika Heks, Vespera|
|Enhancers||They can boost elves abilities from their fingertips, and make the power in another elf stronger.||Sophie Foster|
|Flashers||Can create and control light with different effects.||Elwin, Orem Vacker, Cyrah Endal (deceased), Wylie Endal, Luzia Vacker, Glimmer|
|Fluctuators||Can modify the density of an object.||The Neverseen (either an ability or a gadget)|
|Frosters||Can create and manipulate ice and snow.||Juline Dizznee/Squall|
|Gusters||Can manipulate the movement of air.||Trix (Neverseen agent), Marella's Dad|
|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 Foster, Councillor Bronte|
|Mesmers||Can force others to do things with their minds.||Grady Ruewen|
|Phasers||Can break their bodies down into separate particles to pass through solid objects.||Blur, Lady Alexine|
|Polyglots||Can speak and understand any language and are talented at mimicking. Also have a slighter chance of having two abilities instead of just one.||Sophie Foster, Lady Cadence, Councillor Clarette, Lady Gisela|
|Psionipaths||Can create force fields.||Ruy Ignis, Maruca Endal|
|Pyrokinetics||Can create and control fire.||Brant, Fintan Pyren, Marella Redek|
|Shades||Can control shadows (sometimes Shadowflux) and read shadowvapor. This kind of ability is sometimes called Umbrakinesis.||Tam Song, Umber (deceased), 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.||Tiergan, Mr. Forkle, Alden Vacker, Sophie Foster, Fitz Vacker, Councillor Emery, Lady Pemberley|
|Teleporters||Are able to transport themselves and others to places they have a clear mental image of.||Sophie Foster, Alicorns|
|Vanishers||Can turn themselves invisible from all creatures but gnomes (some Vanishers know a trick to prevent gnomes from seeing them).||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)
It is suggested that Lady Gisela may have a hidden ability she has yet to reveal since she is a Polyglot, which increases her chance of having another ability. Alvar teases this idea when talking with Sophie and Keefe in Legacy. As this is unconfirmed, she cannot be listed on the Known Elves with Multiple Talents.