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Ability Naming Conventions
The following sources are used for determining evolved human ability names, in order:
1. Canon Sources Episodes
Graphic Novels,
Heroes Evolutions
3. Secondary Sources Episode commentary,
Heroes: Survival
4. Common names for abilities Names from other works
5. Descriptions of abilities Descriptions
6. Possessor's name If no non-speculative
description is possible

Note: The highlighted row represents the level of the source used to determine constriction's name.
Agent Howard calls his partner a "Constrictor" (Going Postal, Part 1).


Doesn't the content from trump webisode content? If so, then this should be moved back to "snake mimicry".--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:02, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

  • Does NBC call it snake mimicry explicitly? I didnt see that. (Admin 21:04, 14 July 2008 (EDT))
  • I would say that just as we've done in many other cases, the content of the entertainment always trumps the content of the We've run into that issue numerous other times, and we've always taken the episode, webcomic, and 360 content over NBC's site. I don't see any reason to change that now. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:13, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
    • Since "constriction" wasn't explicitly named (albeit conveyed ("He's a constrictor")) in the webisode it would depend on whether NBC explicitly said, "He has the ability of snake mimicry" or "The ability to mimic snakes". Barring rather explicit text like that (which I didn't come across) then we're constructing the name ourselves based on the information in the sources in which case the webisode content would definitely take precedence. (Admin 21:20, 14 July 2008 (EDT))
      • According the NBC's character reference, they compare his ability to that of a Boa Constrictor or Anaconda, and say that Constrictors have pale skin, no hair, are gender neutral, having a numbing touch, extra-powerful arms and lack emotion. Your point is valid, though I think they are trying very hard to say he mimics a constricting snake and isn't just a "squeezer". I guess we'll have to wait and see if it gets an assignment tracker entry.--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:33, 14 July 2008 (EDT)