- Empathic Sense
To create three-dimensional images of certain visual concepts from thoughts and emotional impressions within the minds of herself and others. Originally, user could only create images of the objects of other people's greatest fears. Later, he/she could learned how to reach into another person's subconscious and project an image of the object of that person's "heart's desire." Still later, under further training, user can learn to use her power to derive and project more specific images from another person's mind that were unrelated to such strong emotional states. Moreover, he/she can learn how to project such images around herself and others in order to alter the appearance of herself and others.
Despite the fact that user had to probe a person's subconscious in order to discover the mental image she wished to project, she wasn't a true telepath. Although she could consciously initiate the mental probing in order to find and project an image, the probing process itself wasn't governed by her conscious mind. Hence, user did not consciously know what the image she sought in another person's mind was (in any more detail than that it was the image of the object of his or her greatest fear, or that it was the image of his or her ideal customer, or whatever) until its image actually appeared in three-dimensional form before her.
The three-dimensional images that user caused to appear were similar to holograms, although they were created by psionic energy rather than by lasers, and could be seen by anyone in their vicinity. However, only the people from whom the user derived the images would perceive them as "real," indistinguishable from the real persons or objects they portrayed. To other people, the images were recognizable as immaterial illusions.
User could use her power to derive and project mental images on several people at once. Each "victim" would see a different image, corresponding to his or her own individual concept of the kind of image that the user sought. If, for example, she sought to make a group of people each see the object of his or her greatest fear, probably each person in the group would see an image of a different person or thing.
The seeming materialization of the object of his or her greatest fear of desire invariably had immediate emotional impact on the person from whom user had drawn the image she projected. User's images dissolved and ceased to exist as soon as she ceased to maintain sufficient concentration to keep them visible.
- Danielle Moonstar/Mirage (Marvel Comics)