The power to perceive heat signatures. Sub-power of Thermal Manipulation and Heat Manipulation. Variation of Enhanced Senses.

Also Called

  • Body Heat Sense
  • Enhanced Thermoception
  • Heat Sense
  • Infrared Vision/Sensory/Perception
  • Thermal Sense/Vision
  • Thermal Scanning (Lab Rats)


The user is able to perceive the infrared spectrum (i.e. temperature), allowing them to see temperature variations in objects and environment. This ability is incredibly useful for observation purposes, as the user is able to see the heat presences of any living targets.





  • Body Heat Camouflage renders the ability useless.
  • Too much heat can blind a user from sensing the target, if the target hides near or within a major heat source. (Such as setting the surrounding area on fire).
  • May be limited to sensing temperatures in one sense (usually sight).

Known Users


  • Kraab (Ben 10)
  • Wildmutt (Ben 10)
  • King Koil (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Hot Spot (DC Comics)
  • Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Superboy (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Iceman (Marvel Comics)
  • The Falcon (Marvel Comics)
  • Werewolf by Night (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolfsbane (Marvel Comics)
  • Commander Brutus (Sonic the Comic)
  • Taranee Cook (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Snow Wraith (How to Train your Dragon)
  • Mystique Sonia (Hero: 108); via Yaksha

Live Television/Movies

  • Predators (Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who); via third eye
  • Shalimar Fox (Mutant X)
  • Gamera (Gamera)
  • Aleera (Van Helsing)
  • Mr. Hyde (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Chase Davenport (Lab Rats)
  • Chiss (Star Wars)
  • Primitives (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Real Life

  • Pit vipers

Video Games

  • Users of Eagle Vision (Assassin's Creed)
  • Gekkos (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid Prime); via Thermal Visor
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)


  • All for One (My Hero Academia)
  • Ao Thurston (Eureka Seven AO)
  • Yoshikage Kira (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV Diamonds are Unbreakable); via Deadly/Killer Queen: Sheer Heart Attack
  • Saphentite Neikes (Monster Girl Doctor)
  • Byakugan users (Naruto)
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Stiyl Magnus (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Lamias (Monster Musume)

Known Items

  • Pig Talisman (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Thermal Visor (Metroid Prime)


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