When an elf triggers an ability, it is called manifesting. In elves, abilities occur naturally. Alternatively, abilities can be purposely triggered by a Telepath or someone with large amounts of easily transferrable brainpower. We see this when Mr. Forkle triggers Sophie's abilities by invading her mind, such as Telepathy, Inflicting, Polyglot, and Enhancing, as well as with Marella's Pyrokinesis. Sophie naturally manifests her Teleporting ability due to her DNA, which is modeled after an alicorn's. Elves usually can only manifest within the manifestation age, but sometimes don't, although this is very rare.