A Vanisher is an elf with the special ability that lets light pass through their bodies, which allows them to turn invisible. When a Vanisher is enhanced by an Enhancer, light automatically passes through them, without them trying. The length & quality of the vanish is dependent on how often they train. Sophie, right after she discovers her enhancing ability, enhances Biana.
Gnomes, however, can still see them because of the pollen and dust that settles on them. This excludes Biana and Alvar, who both figured out a way to hide from the gnomes. Vanishers sometimes don't even realize they blink in and out of sight as they move. Alvar uses and has used his vanishing ability to kidnap people (including Sophie and Wylie) for the Neverseen. Talented vanishers such as Wraith can partially vanish, as when he is with the Black Swan he is only a floating cloak. Vanishers also seem to be able to flash-step; intermediate and advanced vanishers can do so. This was shown when Della appeared in the water without getting wet, and Biana vanished to the other side of the room. When Sophie enhances Biana she can turn three people invisible at a time (including herself).
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“She blinked out of sight, reappearing a second later knee-deep in the river. Sophie wasn't sure what was crazier, how fast Della had moved, or how she hadn't caused ripples in the water.”