Talk:Abu Aswan

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Wow

I can't believe I remembered Abu, from a long time ago. I was reading the graphic novel (The History of a Secret) and the main character's name was Abu Aswan, and I was like, hmm, that sounds familiar. Sure enough he has his own article. But with limited information --Dman dustin 03:44, 5 February 2008 (EST)

Levitation?

Are we sure it's levitation because he lifts it up normally as if he has super strength much like the imaginary ancient egyptian he imagines. But later he actually dreams of someone who has levitation. I mean he may have levitation but so far all he's exhibited is super strength like Niki/Jessica would. --Dman dustin 03:55, 5 February 2008 (EST)

  • I think it's implied that he has levitation since he is supposed to have the same power as his anscestors, and their power was levitation in the dream.--MiamiVolts (talk) 04:13, 5 February 2008 (EST)
    • It's described as the ability "to levitate and move extremely heavy objects". He has the ability to not only lift a "one ton boulder", but to move objects in a way that looks telekinetic. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:12, 5 February 2008 (EST)
      • Isn´t this power the same as telekinesis? Unless he can´t move light objects (which would be...strange), it looks the same, with the difference that he is touching the objects. But the other Egyptian guy didn´t, so it seems to be telekinesis. --Referos 09:44, 5 February 2008 (EST)
        • Telekinesis also has the ability to do things like cut open heads and turn the knobs on an IV of curare. I don't think levitation has that ability. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:43, 5 February 2008 (EST)
          • Oh right, makes sense. So he has a power that copies only a single aspect of TK. Even assuming that he can move heavier things that Sylar, his power is a bit...disappointing.--Referos 13:46, 5 February 2008 (EST)
            • Though it appears in the dream that a levitated object may remain levitated even if the person doing the levitating is struck and loses concentration... that's not something that applies to TK.--MiamiVolts (talk) 14:01, 5 February 2008 (EST)
              • Where are you getting that it didn't drop? In the shot where Khufu's kin is being pelted with rocks, the levitated boulder is outside the frame; you can't see if it's still levitating or if it's been dropped.--Paronine 14:30, 5 February 2008 (EST)
                • I had just taken that they didn't show it drop so I figured it didn't, so I've clarified the wording in limits for levitation.--MiamiVolts (talk) 15:10, 5 February 2008 (EST)
  • From my perspective, it looks like Abu is a diferent person than the guy the Pharoah yelled at. It looked to me like Abu has Super strength and used it to lift the boulder. The guy that the Pharoah yelled at in Abu's dream had TK, and used that to lift the brick.
    As was said once before, the NBC blurb at the top is likely writen by someone that is not a writer for Heroes of any stripe, and is not always accurate. In this instance, s/he may have interpreted the GN wrong. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 14:14, 5 February 2008 (EST)
    • I kind of think we should stick with levitation as Abu's power. Abu is likely using the levitation to assist in his lifting and hasn't mastered levitation without touching. There is also the Egyptian artifact at the end of the story which Abu lifts with the edges of his fingers at the end of the novel, which may be him trying to master his ability. And if it is a form of super strength, it is only applicable to lifting. I wouldn't mind splitting Abu's power off and calling it "enhanced lifting" since the levitation isn't 100% confirmed, but "super strength" is definately not correct.--MiamiVolts (talk) 15:10, 5 February 2008 (EST)
      • Abu Aswan's power is levitation, and it says it pretty clearly a few times in the graphic novel. The only time we would "ignore" NBC's intro would be if it conflicted with something within the GN. It does not, we just didn't see Abu using the power in the same way that Khufu's kin did. Besides, Sanjog tells Abu that the pharaoh shared Abu's power. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:38, 5 February 2008 (EST)
        • Where does it say it??? I can't find the words Levitation anywhere in the GN. It could always be Terrakinesis, which would explain why only rocks get lifted... --Rikku4president 01:36, March 4, 2008
          • It's stated on the second page (on the PDF version at least) where it displays the chapter number and name of the novel. The text reads, "Abu Aswan has the power to levitate and move extremely heavy objects." (Admin 02:00, 4 March 2008 (EST))

Family tree

Shoudln't we make a family tree for him? --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 18:10, 5 February 2008 (EST)

  • Yes, I've been working on it. It's quite a project, but it should be done tonight. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:43, 5 February 2008 (EST)