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"I HAVE A UNIQUE MEMORY."
"But I haven't even been CONCEIVED yet."
"I DID SAY UNIQUE."
― Death and Susan (Discworld)

The power to perceive past events. Sub-power of Chrono Vision and Extrasensory Perception. Opposite to Precognition.

Also Called

  • Backward Knowing
  • Flashback
  • Hindsight
  • Past Evocation
  • Past Vision/Sight
  • Postcognition
  • Psychic Flashback/Flashbacking
  • Retrocognitive Vision/Sight
  • Yestersight

Capabilities

Users can discern the past and past events using various means, usually entering a trance while seeing and hearing a noted past event, whether it be concerning themselves or of an unfamiliar lineage in a past occurrence. The user can recall any event that happened in the past, even obscure, intricate events. Occasionally spontaneous. This ability shows who did what at that particular time; similar to the psionic/extrasensory ability of Clairvoyance but only seeing anything from the past, despite not being there.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May be unable to notice present surroundings.
  • May need specific concentration.
  • May unwilling perceive collective knowledgeable attachments.
  • May gain instability from attained knowledge.
  • May become infected with information.
  • May be unable to tap into history of other universes.
  • May be unable to perceive contents from parallel universe.
  • May require physical contact.
  • May have to enter a state of trance.

Known Users

Television/Movies

  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)
  • Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Giver (The Giver)
  • Rosemary (The Giver)
  • Jonas (The Giver)
  • Gabriel (The Giver)
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family); only via physical contact
  • Cisco Ramon/Vibe (The Flash)
  • Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash (The Flash)
  • Eve (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Roxie Torcoletti (Eastwick)
  • Angela Petrelli (Heroes); via Precognitive Dreaming
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Maggie Vera (Charmed 2018)
  • Allison DuBois (Medium)
  • Flashback (Mighty Med)
  • Sara Pezzini (Witchblade); via the Witchblade
  • Doctor Manhattan (Watchmen)
  • Melinda Gordon (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Maxim Horvath (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Alex (Twitches)
  • Camryn (Twitches)
  • Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Birds of Prey)
  • Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story: Coven)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Chronosapien (Ben 10 Series)
    • Clockwork
  • Clairvoyance Users (Danny Phantom)
    • Clockwork
  • Saturn Girl (DC Comics)
  • Dream Girl (DC Comics)
  • Captain Comet (DC Comics)
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
    • African American mutants
    • Asian mutants
    • Hispanic mutants
    • Native American mutants
    • White mutants
  • Blindfold/Destiny (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Manhattan (Watchmen)
  • Terror Inc. (Marvel Comics)
  • Tarot (Marvel Comics)
  • Talisman (Marvel Comics)
  • Nate Grey (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • Padparadscha Sapphire (Steven Universe)
  • Believix Fairies (Winx Club); via Tracix wings
  • Stella (World of Winx)
  • Sunset Shimmer ("My Little Pony: Equestria Girls- Legend of Everfree")
  • Mister Invincible (Imbattable)

Anime/Manga

  • Users of Memory Reading Quanx ability (Denma)
  • Watchmon (Digimon)
  • Éclair (Fairy Tail)
  • Gods (Kubera); via Insight
  • Leone Abbacchio (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5/V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Moody Blues
  • Masamune Tōya (Norn9 Norn+Nonette)
  • Ishizu Ishtar (Yu-Gi-Oh); via the Millennium Necklace
  • Fake Shiki (Tsukihime)
  • Ralph Niaflem (Black Clover)

Video Games

  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts); via Kairi's heart to her memory
  • Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous); via Psychic Vision

Literature

  • Ghost-whisperers (Shadow Falls); via a ghost's memory
    • Kylie Galen
    • Holiday Brandon
    • Della Tsang
  • Dusty Everhart (Arkwell Academy series); via Dream Walking
  • The Stitchwraith (Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights); via Memory Manipulation
  • Everette Larson (Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights); via Memory Transferal
  • Lirael (Old Kingdom series)

Known Objects

  • Time TV (Doraemon)
  • Eye of Agamotto (Marvel Comics)
  • Time Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Zecora's Potion (My Little Pony series)
  • Time Flower (Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew)
  • Suiguutou (Twelve Kingdoms)
  • The Witchblade (The Witchblade)
  • The Mask of Uroboros (Witcher 3 Wild Hunt)
  • Millennium Necklace (Yu-Gi-Oh)

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