"She can read you. Your body. That's why she understands what you're saying when she doesn't know the words. It's combat, she knows what you're going to do before you do it."
― Bruce Wayne/Batman describing Cassandra Cain's abilities to Barbara Gordon (DC Comics)

The power to intuitively read others' body language and anticipate their actions.

Also Called

  • Body Reading Ability
  • Movement Study
  • NVC/Nonverbal Communication
  • Reflex Analysis

Capabilities

The user can intuitively read others' body language and expression, allowing them to anticipate their actions and respond accordingly, often allowing the user to predict opponent's attacks.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May not work on species different from the user, till users can train or be trained to understand that species behavior.
  • If opponent knows of users power may be able to use against them via misleading movements.
  • Opponents with erratic and unpredictable behavior are immune to this power.
    • As such, the user could get confused if there's too much movement to keep track.
  • Even though the user can predict their movements, they'll have trouble following them depending on their own speed and reflexes.
  • While the user can predict movement and body language, unless it is precognitive, they can't predict the outcome or the effects of certain powers, such as Telekinesis, Teleportation, Mental Manipulation, Telepathy, or Flight.
  • Mental Manipulation or Illusion Manipulation might disturb the user's concentration/sight/perception.

Known Users

  • Kakeru Satsuki (11eyes); via Eye of Aeon
  • Apollo Justice (Ace Attorney Series); via Justice Bracelet
  • Cognitive Interpreter (Alphas)
  • Translator Alphas (Alphas)
    • Anna (​Alphas)
    • Eric Letrobe (Alphas)
  • Vanessa Brewer (Angel)
  • Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed)
  • Gen Fudo (Aquarion)
  • Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Clock King (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball series)
  • Super 17 (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Janemba (Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn)
  • Bene Gesserit (Dune)
  • King Bradley (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pakunoad (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Kurapika (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Kaneda Suekichi (Kengan Ashura)
  • Seijūrō Akashi (Kuroko no Basuke)
  • Kuroko Tetsuya (Kuroko no Basuke)
  • Dark Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Dr. Cal Lightman (Lie to Me)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Fantomex (Marvel Comics)
  • Cypher (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Eye-Boy (Marvel Comics)
  • Yahg (Mass Effect)
  • Shadow Broker (Mass Effect 2)
  • Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty)
  • Might Guy (Naruto)
  • Sharingan users (Naruto)
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Garo/Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
  • Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Emerl (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Predicto (Sonic the Comic)
  • Justin Law (Soul Eater)
  • Laura Sanz (The Subject No. 1)
  • Matt (The Subject No. 1)
  • Luz (The Subject No. 1)
  • Turtlebot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Ian Archer (Tower Prep)
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • Mark Halloway (UN Comics)
  • Ozymandias (Watchmen)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm)
  • Tattletale (Worm)
  • Envoys (Altered Carbon)
  • Kanao Tsuyuri ("Kimetsu No Yaiba")
    • Takeshi Kovacs

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