Technology Manipulation (Power)

Also Called

  • Cyberkinesis
  • Machine Manipulation
  • Robot Manipulation
  • Technokinesis
  • Technological Control
  • Technological Manipulation
  • Technology Control
  • Technopathy
  • Cyberpathy (Heroes Universe)

Capabilities

The ability to manipulate technology. Manifested as a special form of electrical/telekinetic manipulation, a special form of "morphing" which allows physical interaction with machines, or even a psychic ability that allows mental interface with computer data.
Users can control the flow of intricate machinery and can allow them to assemble or disengage their programming at will. Can operate most technology just by touching or looking. A variation on Electricity Manipulation, the user controls specific electrons and instructs them which items to engage or disengage. Some users may even be able to use the electric impulses to gently control smaller metal parts.

Applications

  • Control electronic/digital/cybernetic objects.
  • Trigger computers/appliances or anything with an attachable cord or inserted batteries.
  • Repair/induce glitches in technology.
  • Boost a machine's capacity or speed.
  • If mixed with Body Part Substitution or Cephalophore, users use control electronic objects as if they were their own body part.
  • Creating gadgets and attachments.
  • High-Levels can emit EMPs.
  • GPS Manipulation

Techniques

  • Activation & Deactivation: Users can turn machines on or off at will. Can be used to induce blackouts.
  • Technopathic Perception: Users can read electronic signals, sort of like mind reading for machines. Can be used to "talk" to computers.
  • Technological Manipulation: Users can control a machine's basic functions from a distance, such as turning a car around or changing the channel.
  • Weapon Manipulation: Users can manipulate any piece of technology that has “weapon” as its main purpose.

Associations

  • Bionic Physiology
  • Cyber Mind
  • Electricity Manipulation
  • Electromagnetism Manipulation
  • Electronic Communication
  • Gear Up!
  • Magnetism Manipulation
  • Matter Melding
  • May gain Transcendent Machine Physiology

Limitations

  • Can’t control purely mechanical objects which possess no electronic or ferrous components.
  • Usually require close proximity to object being manipulated.
  • Left powerless away from modern society.

Definition for Dark Horse Comics

    Buffyverse

    Characters

    • Moloch the Corruptor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

    Definition for Marvel Comics

    Technopathy

    Characters who can mentally communicate with and control electronic machines.

    Characters

    • Absolon Mercator (Earth-616)
    • Absynthe (Earth-616)
    • Adrian Toomes (Earth-8545)
    • Arnim Zola (Earth-616)
    • Arnold Sutton (Earth-712)
    • Benjamin Grimm (Earth-8545)
    • Blackagar Boltagon (Earth-8545)
    • Brian Braddock (Earth-8545)
    • Broadband (Earth-616)
    • Bullseye (Lester) (Earth-8545)
    • Cain Marko (Earth-8545)
    • Carl Creel (Earth-8545)
    • Charles Amundson (Earth-616)
    • Clinton Barton (Earth-8545)
    • Danger (Earth-42221)
    • Danger (Earth-616)
    • Doctor Sun (Earth-616)
    • Douglas Ramsey (Earth-8545)
    • Dynamic Man (Earth-616)
    • Emil Blonsky (Earth-8545)
    • Evangelina Rivera (Earth-616)
    • Farouk Al-Fasaud (Earth-616)
    • Fiona Rivera (Earth-616)
    • Forge (Earth-8545)
    • Francisco Milan (Earth-616)
    • Garabed Bashur (Earth-1610)
    • Garabed Bashur (Earth-616)
    • Garrison Kane (Earth-616)
    • Godfrey Calthrop (Earth-616)
    • Guy Smith (Earth-8545)
    • Hard-Drive (Earth-616)
    • Herbert Wyndham (Earth-616)
    • Iron Man (Anthony "Tony" Stark)
    • James Howlett (Earth-8545)
    • Janet van Dyne (Earth-8545)
    • Jean-Paul Beaubier (Earth-8545)
    • Jeanne-Marie Beaubier (Earth-8545)
    • Jennifer Swann (Earth-555)
    • Jennifer Walters (Earth-8545)
    • John Greycrow (Earth-616)
    • Jonathan Storm (Earth-8545)
    • Jubilation Lee (Earth-8545)
    • Julius Mullarkey (Earth-616)
    • Karl Lykos (Earth-8545)
    • Kenji Uedo (Earth-616)
    • Kurt Wagner (Earth-8545)
    • Luther Manning (Earth-8545)
    • MacDonald Gargan (Earth-8545)
    • Marc Spector (Earth-8545)
    • Medusalith Amaquelin (Earth-8545)
    • Michael Collins (Earth-616)
    • Natalia Romanova (Earth-8545)
    • Nathan Summers (Earth-616)
    • Nathan Summers (Stryfe) (Earth-4935)
    • Norman Osborn (Earth-8545)
    • Onslaught (Psychic Entity) (Earth-616)
    • Otto Octavius (Earth-2149)
    • Otto Octavius (Earth-616)
    • Otto Octavius (Earth-92131)
    • Paradigm (Earth-616)
    • Peter Parker (Earth-8545)
    • Pietro Maximoff (Earth-8545)
    • Praxagora (Earth-616)
    • Prosh (Earth-616)
    • Quasi-Motivational Destruct Organism (Earth-616)
    • Raani Jatwinder (Earth-616)
    • Reed Richards (Earth-8545)
    • Remy LeBeau (Earth-8545)
    • Richard Rennsalaer (Earth-616)
    • Richard Rider (Earth-616)
    • Rita DeMara (Earth-8545)
    • Robert Bruce Banner (Earth-8545)
    • Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-8545)
    • Sage (Earth-616)
    • Samuel Saxon (Earth-616)
    • Samuel Wilson (Earth-8545)
    • Sarah Vale (Earth-616)
    • Scott Summers (Earth-8545)
    • Serena Patel (Earth-928)
    • Shakti Haddad (Earth-928)
    • Stellaris (Earth-616)
    • Stephen Strange (Earth-8545)
    • Steven Rogers (Earth-8545)
    • T'Challa (Earth-8545)
    • Takashi Matsuya (Earth-616)
    • Tanis Nieves (Earth-616)
    • Ultron (Earth-616)
    • Vi-Locks
    • Victor Creed (Earth-8545)
    • Victor von Doom (Earth-8545)
    • Vision (Earth-616)
    • Vision (Earth-8545)
    • Vision (Gah Lak Tus) (Earth-1610)
    • Vision (Jonas) (Earth-616)
    • Vlad Dracula (Earth-8545)
    • Vostok (Earth-616)
    • Wanda Maximoff (Earth-8545)
    • Warlock (Earth-8545)
    • Warren Worthington III (Earth-8545)
    • William Stryker (Earth-1610)
    • Xemnu (Earth-616)
    • Yuriko Oyama (Earth-616)
    • Yuriko Oyama (Earth-90210)

    Definition for DC Comics

    Technopathy

    Characters

    • Ice Man
    • R.A.M.
    • The Drummer (Earth-50)
    • Angela Spica (Earth-50)
    • Mother-One (Earth-50)
    • Spartan (Earth-50)
    • Captain Atom, via Techno Interface

    Definition for Wildstorm Comics

    Planetary Universe

    Technopathy

    • The Drummer (Earth-50)

    Authority Universe

    Technopathy

    • Angela Spica (Earth-50)

    Wetworks Universe

    Technopathy

    • Mother-One (Earth-50)

    WildC.A.T.s Universe

    Technopathy

    • Spartan (Earth-50)

    Heroes Universe

    Technopathy

    Technopathy is the ability to control electronic technology through physical touch or through use of the mind. Technopaths also seem to have considerable intuitive expertise when interacting with, improving or repairing items of electronic technology. It is unknown whether technopaths can interact with non-electronic items of technology, such as purely mechanical items like analogue clocks or bicycles.
    In seasons one and two, Micah Sanders required physical contact to use his ability. However, in season 3, he was shown to be able to do it with only his hand hovering nearby the target tech, perhaps indicating an evolution in the skill with which he uses his power, he also carried about a PDA that he was able to use to control security cameras, sprinklers and computer systems by only touching it. Micah has said that his power was to "talk" to machines.

    Characters who possess this ability:

    • Micah Sanders, his power manifested as a younger child, he was one of the youngest people on the show and is now in his teens. His mother and father also had abilities.

    Cyberpathy/Technokinesis

    Cyberpathy or Technokinesis is the psionic ability to mentally interact with and communicate digitally or electronically via technology, such as computers. This can include making text appear on a computer mentally (rather than entering it on a keyboard), and can also include changing code in a program.[source?]
    Characters who possess this ability:
    • Hana Gitelman

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