Precognition (Power)

Also Called

  • Inner Eye 
  • Foresight 
  • Fortunetelling 
  • Premonition 
  • Second Sight 
  • Sixth Sense 

Capability

Users have the ability to foresee possible futures and observe what may happen. As knowledge of the future invariably causes that future to change, visions of the future are subject to frequent shifting. While not being able to select futures or travel through time, these visions may assist in possible courses of action. 
Universe Differences

Some visions may be set in stone whether or not you see them, others may happen only if the players select a certain course of action. This depends mainly on whether or not users are viewing Destiny or Probability. 

Applications

  • Forecast the weather. 
  • Know what will happen in the next few minutes, hours, days, etc. 
  • May foresee possible and multiple future scenarios. 
  • Predict an opponent's attack and dodge the attacks in time. 
  • See the fate of other people. 
  • Sense danger. 

Variations

  • Abacomancy: to see the future in dust, smoke, or sand. 
  • Accelerated Probability- To predict the outcome of events 
  • Astrological Divination (also known as Stargazing): identify the future by observing celestial entities. When the user watches the clear night sky their mind psychically calculates the starry array yielding ominous or hopeful prospects. 
  • Danger Intuition: The power to see into the immediate future. The user has no direct control over the power and is only triggered when there is immediate danger. 
  • Death Sense: Detect who was going to die and when their death will occur, but may or may not be to prevent it. 
  • Flash Precognition: The ability to see things seconds or minutes before they happen. 
  • Numerology: predict the future and as well as influence it with the use of mathematics, user can read the future with numbers. 
  • Precognitive Artistry: to paint, draw, or sketch the future subconsciously. The user can trigger the power by entering some sort of trance and subconsciously paint what he is "seeing" on a blank canvas/paper. 
  • Precognitive Dreaming: perceive future in dreams, whether symbolic, direct or from the perspective of another being. 
  • Precognitive Speech: Predict the future by speech 
  • Premonition (also known as Presentiment): information about future events that is perceived as emotion. 

Associations

  • Astral Projection 
  • Magic 
  • Psychometry 
  • Spiritual Powers 

Limitations

  • Precognitive Immunity makes the user unseen in any and/or various predictions. 
  • Users may require being in a trance or unconscious to see the future. 
  • Foretelling may be an involuntary action happening unexpectedly. 
  • May only be able to see destiny, being unable to change events. 
  • Visions may be more similar to dreams, difficult to remember, or decipher. 
  • The ability may be behave like a reverse memory, wherein the nearest futures or most important future events are the most vivid. 
  • Low-level users may be limited by how far into the future they can see. 
  • Can cause great strain to the users mind. 
  • May be uncontrollable and unpredictable.

Definition for DC Comics

Precognition is the ability to perceive information about future places or events before they happen. It is done by mentally scanning the various alternate futures, rather than using deduction based on current knowledge. Predicting which one of these futures one is likely to experience can never be done with perfect accuracy, since reality must diverge in order for there to be alternate futures, and hence, there will be divergent counterpart of the predictor in each of these alternate futures. Sometimes precognition is only expressed in vague dreams while asleep, other times it is clear and occurs at will and when awake. A being who possesses precognition is sometimes called a precog.

Characters

A

  • Adrianna Tereshkova (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Archer Braun (New Earth)
  • Atrocitus (New Earth)

B

  • Brainy Barker (Krypto the Superdog)

C

  • Cassandra Newland (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Clock King II (New Earth)
  • Cynthia Reynolds (New Earth)

D

  • Dinah Lance (Birds of Prey)

E

  • Etrigan (New Earth)

G

  • Gardner Grayle (New Earth)

H

  • Harry Chawney (Dakotaverse)
  • Harvey Dent (Earth-9)
  • Helena Kyle (Birds of Prey)

J

  • Jared Stevens (New Earth)
  • Jason Blood (New Earth) J cont.
  • Jennifer Davison (Vamps)
  • Jezz Davison (Vamps)
  • Jocelyn Davis (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Jonathan Osterman (Watchmen)

K

  • K'zandr (New Earth)
  • Kahina (Prime Earth)
  • Kari Limbo (New Earth)

L

  • Lauren Isley (New Earth)
  • Lilith Clay (New Earth)
  • Lydia Fellin (Earth-MLJ)

M

  • Madame Xanadu (New Earth)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm Universe)

N

  • Nura Nal (Earth-Prime)
  • Nura Nal (Post-Zero Hour)
  • Nura Nal (Pre-Zero Hour) O
  • Oracle (New Earth)

P

  • Pythia III (New Earth)

R

  • Raven (Earth-Teen Titans)
  • Richard Tyler (New Earth)
  • Rol Purtha (Earth-Prime)
  • Rory Regan (New Earth)
  • Rose Wilson (New Earth)

S

  • Sam Winchester (Earth-Supernatural)
  • Sanderson Hawkins (New Earth)
  • Scylla (New Earth)
  • Shen Li-Men (Wildstorm Universe)

T

  • Theodore Bruder (New Earth)

W

  • Wesley Dodds (Earth-22)
  • Wesley Dodds (New Earth)

Definition for Marvel Comics

Precognition is the ability to perceive information about future places or events before they happen. It is done by mentally scanning the various alternate futures, rather than using deduction based on current knowledge. 

Predicting which one of these futures one is likely to experience can never be done with perfect accuracy, since reality must diverge in order for there to be alternate futures, and hence, there will be divergent counterpart of the predictor in each of these alternate futures. 

Sometimes precognition is only expressed in vague dreams while asleep, other times it is clear and occurs at will and when awake. 

A being who possesses precognition is sometimes called a precog.

Characters

A

  • Adam Destine (Earth-616)
  • Alexander Aaron (Earth-616)
  • Alfie O'Meagan (Earth-8908)
  • Amalgam (Earth-616)
  • Ashake (Egyptian) (Earth-616)

B

  • Bonita Juarez (Earth-616)
  • Brandon Tark (Earth-93060)
  • Bres (Earth-616)

C

  • Calvin Rankin (Earth-616)
  • Cassandra Webb (Earth-616)
  • Catherine Moranis (Earth-616)
  • Charlotte Witter (Earth-616)

D

  • Delphi (Pantheon) (Earth-616)
  • Delphos (Earth-616)
  • Desadia (Earth-616)
  • Destiny (mystical)
  • The Doctor (Earth-5556)
  • Domini (Earth-616)

E

  • Earl Everett (Earth-616)
  • Ecliptic (Earth-616)
  • Elektra Natchios (Earth-616)
  • Elizabeth Braddock (Earth-616)
  • Ellie Phimister (Earth-616)

F

  • Fiona Knoblach (Earth-616)
  • Franklin Richards (Earth-616)

G

  • Gateway (Earth-616)
  • Ginny Snow (Earth-616)

H

  • Haleena (Earth-616)

I

  • Ian McNee (Earth-616)
  • Irene Adler (Earth-616)

J

  • Jawaharal Patel (Earth-616)
  • Joey V. (Earth-616)
  • Julia Carpenter (Earth-616)

K

  • Kiden Nixon (Earth-616)
  • Kyle Richmond (Earth-9997)

L

  • Lawrence Trask (Earth-616)
  • Layla Miller (Earth-616)
  • Lobe (Earth-616)

M

  • Mantis (Earth-616)
  • Marie-Ange Colbert (Earth-616)
  • Martha Franklin (Earth-616)
  • May Parker (Earth-982)
  • Merzah the Mystic (Earth-616)
  • Michel de Nostredame (Earth-616)

N

  • Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)
  • Nemesio Petri (Earth-616)

O

  • Ozymandias (Earth-616)

P

  • Peter Parker (Kaine) (Earth-616)
  • Phoebus Apollo (Earth-616)
  • Prometheus (Earth-616)

Q

  • Qwerty (Earth-616)

R

  • Remy LeBeau (Earth-616)
  • Remy LeBeau (Earth-9997)
  • Rina Patel (Earth-616)
  • Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-1025)
  • Ruth Aldine (Earth-616)

S

  • Scott Summers (Scotty) (Earth-1298)
  • Seer (Earth-616)
  • Shango (Earth-616)
  • Sophie Cuckoo (Earth-91172)
  • Supreme Intelligence (Earth-616)

T

  • Tick Tock (Earth-616)

V

  • Vaughn Zeldow (Earth-31916)
  • Victor von Doom (Earth-90251)
  • Volla (Earth-616)

W

  • Witness (LeBeau)

Definition for Wildstorm Comics

Heroes Universe

Precognition is the superhuman ability to perceive future events before they occur. The ability is also clairvoyant, in that it can perceive events that are hidden from the viewpoint of the possessor (e.g. it can perceive events that take place many miles away from the location of the superhuman at that point in time). 

Precognition has manifested itself in several different ways including but not limited to: 
  • Precognitive Painting
  • Precognitive dreaming
  • Precognitive Trance (induced by ingesting Usutu's concoction)
This power as seen so far appears limited in a number of ways: 
  • The possessor has no control over what events they see, though they seem invariably to be events that are significant in some way; 
  • The vision contains only visual information, not sound; 
  • They only see events as an instant in time from a single viewpoint, and have no context for what they see. As such, they are often unable to interpret the images they have created until after the predicted event has occurred.

Characters

  • Isaac Mendez (deceased) 
  • Peter Petrelli 
  • Sylar 
  • Charles Deveaux (deceased) 
  • Usutu (deceased) 
  • Matt Parkman 
  • Arthur Petrelli (deceased) 
  • Angela Petrelli

Supernatural Universe

Characters

  • Sam Winchester

Definition for Dark Horse Comics

Buffyverse

"My mum says I'm cursed. My seeing things is an affront to the Lord. That only He's supposed to see anything before it happens. But I don't mean to, Father, I swear." 
―Drusilla

Precognition was the psychic ability to see or foretell future events. It was possessed by rare humans and some demon species. Precognitive dreams were also a standard ability of the Slayer. 

The "Visions" were a specific form of precognition granted to an individual by the Powers That Be, and often transferred from one recipient to another.

Characters

  • Slayers 
  • Drusilla 
  • Cassie Newton 
  • Lorne 
  • Sephrilian 
  • Whistler 
  • Recipients of The Visions 
    • Allen Francis Doyle 
    • Cordelia Chase 
    • Tammy 
    • Angel (in an alternate reality)
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