Sylar turns a toaster into a puddle.
|Originally held by:||Zane Taylor (deceased)|
|Absorbed by:||Sylar (lost)|
|Ability to:||Melt solid matter|
Melting is the ability to liquefy solid matter.
- Zane Taylor had this ability. (Run!)
- Sylar stole this ability from Zane (Run!), but lost it after being infected by the Shanti virus (Kindred).
Melting requires some conscious effort; it does not automatically affect anything the person with the power touches. The maximum amount of mass that can be affected is unknown. Based on known demonstrations, the range of the ability is very short.
It is currently unclear whether objects liquefied by this power return to a solid state over time and, if so, how long it takes.
Using this power to liquefy objects does not appear to significantly raise their temperature, as would normally be expected when melting solids.
Sylar was able to completely liquefy a toaster and Dale Smither's wrench.
Zane Taylor's home is filled with melted and partially melted objects, including...
After taking the power, Sylar demonstrates it to Mohinder by holding his hand over a toaster...
...before liquefying into a puddle.
- While Mohinder, Zane, and Sylar are all careful to step over or around the puddles, shadows and gaps are visible under some of the puddles where they don't meet the tarp, and some of them have thick, rounded edges. It's unclear whether the objects remain liquid, or for how long they do so. The properties of the the objects while they are in their liquid form are also unknown.
- Although Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite state that Zane "melts things", it should be noted that normally, when objects with high melting points melt, they burn plastic. However, Zane is able to melt objects without burning the plastic underneath the objects or the plastic cords of the appliances.
Please refer to Theory:Melting for fan-created theories and other speculation.