The ability to gain strength from the presence of superhumans. Variation of Affinity.

Also Called

  • Ability/Power User Affinity/Empowerment
  • Superhuman Affinity
  • Superpower Affinity/Empowerment


The user becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. when they come into contact with superhumans, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the connection or even slow or stop aging.




  • May be only enhanced by powers similar to their own (i.e. Only be enhanced by fire and heat-based powers for Fire Manipulation).
  • May require a large number of people for the enhancing to take effect.

Known Users

  • Samuel Sullivan (Heroes); enhances his Terrakinesis
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes); briefly while replicating Samuel's power
  • Aeorists (You Cast a Spell on Me); gains powers from those closest to her
    • Sara Kane
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