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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. The abilities can be triggered any way. Sometimes its because of an accident, like Sophie and her telepathy. But there are still other ways, which is why they take ability detecting lessons.
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.
Known Abilities[edit | edit source]
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 electricity through their hands and the air to shock things.||Councillor Zarina|
|Conjurers||Can change the location of objects with a snap of their fingers. They can also summon things from the void.||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. This is a rather rare ability with only one registered.||Councillor Terik|
|Empaths||Can read people's emotions with (or sometimes without) contact.||Keefe Sencen, Councillor Oralie, Lord Cassius Sencen, 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 Heslege, Orem Vacker, Cyrah Endal (deceased), Wylie Endal, Luzia Vacker, Glimmer|
|Frosters||Can create and manipulate ice and snow. Also called Cryokinetics.||Juline Dizznee/Squall|
|Gusters||Can manipulate the movement of air. Can also make tornados or hurricanes.||Trix (Neverseen Agent), Marella's Dad, Councillor Velia|
|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 physically control others to do desired things. But may become drained and unable to control several people at once, especially if the mesmerized person fights very hard.||Grady Ruewen|
|Phasers||Can break their bodies down into separate particles to pass through solid objects.||Blur, Lady Alexine, Jensi's Brother, Councillor Derik|
|Polyglots||Can speak and understand any language and are talented at mimicking. Also have a higher chance of having two abilities instead of just one.||Sophie Foster, Lady Cadence, Councillor Clarette, Lady Gisela Sencen|
|Psionipaths||Can create force fields and unravel them.||Ruy Ignis, Maruca Chebota|
|Pyrokinetics||Can create and control fire.||Brant (deceased), Fintan Pyren, Marella Redek|
|Shades||Can control shadows (sometimes Shadowflux) and read shadowvapor. This kind of ability is sometimes called Umbrakinesis. Gnomes cannot see Shades when they vanish, unlike Vanishers.||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, Prentice Endal, Councillor Emery, Lady Pemberley, Gethen, Councillor Kenric (deceased), Damel Kafuta, Quinlin Sonden|
|Teleporters||Are able to transport themselves and others to places they have a clear mental image of by falling from high places like cliffs or levitating then falling.||Sophie Foster, Alicorns|
|Vanishers||Can turn themselves invisible from all creatures but gnomes (some Vanishers know a trick to prevent gnomes from seeing them like Biana Vacker).||Biana Vacker, Della Vacker, Alvar Vacker, Wraith, Councillor Ramira|
|Vociferators||Can unleash horrible sounds that can trigger headaches; vocal manipulation.||Councillor Noland|
Known Elves with Multiple Talents
- Sophie Elizabeth Foster (Telepath, Polyglot, Inflictor, Teleporter, Enhancer)
- Lady Cadence Talle (Conjurer, Polyglot)
- E. L. Forkle (Telepath and Inflictor genes)
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.