Talk:Freezing

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Ability Naming Conventions
The following sources are used for determining evolved human ability names, in order:
Episodes
2. Near-canon Sources Webisodes,
Graphic Novels,
iStories,
Heroes Evolutions
3. Secondary Sources Episode commentary,
Interviews,
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 freezing's name.
Source/Explanation
Tracy's ability is explicitly listed on the file Nathan gives The President (Dual).


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Jan 2010-Feb 2010

Decision

Don't you think it's about time to decide if what we're going to do? Season 4 had ended and season 5 was still hanging. --Dark Master 01:45, 12 February 2010 (EST)

  • Read RGS's post above.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 01:46, 12 February 2010 (EST)
    • But it was still nominated for a split --Dark Master 02:26, 12 February 2010 (EST)
      • There's no consensus for a split. We were explicitly given a name for Tracy's ability. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 03:08, 12 February 2010 (EST)
      • Also, keep in mind that not every page nominated for a name change or split will get one.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 15:27, 12 February 2010 (EST)

Phrasing

I've noticed that on several pages that mention a situation with this power, the phrased "turns into ice" or "became ice" or some variation of that is used. Turns into ice implies that Tracy is causing organic matter to become water with her ability, which I don't recall being mentioned. Is there any sort of evidence to back this word usage up?--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 15:58, 5 March 2010 (EST)

  • Yeah, when she froze others, we saw their blood when they shattered. When she shattered, it was pure ice. So, my thinking is that she activated the water mimicry aspect as she was freezing, turning her to pure ice. Or are you talking about the other people and objects? In that case, I wouldn't use turns to ice, I think we'd be better saying freezes. --mc_hammark 17:34, 5 March 2010 (EST)
    • I was refering to the other people and objects. Under the examples section it says that Tracy turns Claire to ice, and in Tracy's victims it says that she turned of the Building 26 fellows into ice. I didn't change it because I wasn't sure whether she was turning them to ice or not. But you're agreeing that she doesn't?--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 17:45, 5 March 2010 (EST)
    • I just found one quote in particular "Tracy converts Wade Winslow's entire body into ice, killing him". Saying someone turned into ice could simply be an odd way of phrasing something, but saying an entire body was converted to ice leaves no room for interpretation.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 17:47, 5 March 2010 (EST)
      • Yes, the fact Nathan talks about that man's blood still being warm on the wall (though I would argue it was cold) means that guy wasn't ice, and when Claire's foot came off, it didn't melt, it just defrosted. About Wade Winslow, I think that should be frozen as well. We have no evidence that he was completely ice. --mc_hammark 17:49, 5 March 2010 (EST)

Files of Primatech, Part 4

They used to the term "abilities" to describe Mindy's power. I foresee a possible backlash, but doesn't this set a precedent to use the "water and ice manipulation" abilities to name Tracy's power? Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 19:25, 29 March 2010 (EDT)