Talk:Ability induction serum

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Matt's vision

  • My impression was that Matt was using telepathy to see what Usutu does. In any case, this article should be focused on Mohinder's serum, which only enables one's own power (it doesn't let you gain other people's powers). Thus, I think we should remove the related notes comment as speculation.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:28, 30 September 2008 (EDT)
    • I doubt it was telepathy as the glazed effect has only ever been used with precognitive abilities, however we don't know enough about what happened with Matt to really say what was going on yet. (Admin 19:36, 30 September 2008 (EDT))
      • Right. My point was that it was speculation to claim Matt's vision relates to Mohinder's serum.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:51, 30 September 2008 (EDT)
        • I agree with that. I was just commenting on the one aspect I didn't quite agree with. :) (Admin 19:54, 30 September 2008 (EDT))

Rename

  • Mohinder calls this the "genetic modification formula" at the beginning of I Am Become Death. This is probably pretty straightforward, but I figured I'd check for any objections before it gets renamed. I am also in favor of instead now renaming the formula to "genetic modification formula" and merging the two. (Admin 02:09, 7 October 2008 (EDT))
    • Thanks for checking first! Isn't the formula Mohinder refers to is the one we current have listed as the formula? Thus, that one should be renamed to genetic modification formula and this one should remain as a serum, imho. Mohinder didn't discover a chemical formula, he just figured out that by using Maya's adrenalin, he could modify chromosomes in order to give people abilities.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:17, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
      • Mohinder, in the present still, calls what he injected himself with the "genetic modification formula". He doesn't know about the formula which is documented on the two halves Daphne stole. What's interesting is that it looks like he has a version of the formula drawn on the blackboard, but his future self tells Peter that he got it wrong. (Admin 02:20, 7 October 2008 (EDT))
        • Ah, interesting observation. Then I think it's okay then but I think it would be a confusing name, as it really isn't a formula but a serum what gets injected. Technically, a formula is an idea-type construct that can be written down (like what Mohinder had on the board), not one that gets injected; but the connotation is valid. Perhaps we can call this one "Mohinder's genetic modification formula" and the other "The Company's genetic modification formula" as clarification?--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:29, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
        • Mohinder's genetic modification serum would be a better description.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:31, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
          • Mohinder's should be called "genetic modification formula" (optionally prefixed with "Mohinder's" if the articles remain split). Regardless of technicalities, it's a canonical term. (For reference, Mohinder says "Three days after injecting the genetic modification formula...") The separation of articles is certainly a matter for discussion, though I personally would rather see them combined into a single article with the distinction between Mohinder's failed attempt and The Company's successful product being made within the article itself. I think the article should be primarily about The Company's version first and then also include a section beneath about Mohinder's attempt since it appears that there's going to be a lot more focus on The Company's working version. (Admin 02:32, 7 October 2008 (EDT))
            • Combining them seems like a good compromise. We can split the articles later on if there's enough information. The Company must have had a working formula for years on end, so I agree about the ordering. If the articles remain split, I think they should be prefixed with "Mohinder's" and "The Company's" for clarification.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:42, 7 October 2008 (EDT)