Talk:Dirty Deeds

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Blazing homeless man's ability

It could be pyrokinesis, but he bursts his entire body into flames. The flames are consistent with pyrokinesis, but the entire body isn't. In the book, they call him a "fire-casting Evo". Is this pyrokinesis, or a new ability called "fire-casting"? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:29, 23 November 2015 (EST)

  • I'm starting to wonder if "bursting into flames" is a new ability altogether. We've seen El Diablo do it, but without creating fire from his hands like other pyrokinetics. There's also an unidentified evo who bursts into flames to burn a house down in STC, DTW. So now we've got evos who seem only able to light up like the Human Torch from X-Men, whereas the original pyrokinetics could just throw fire from their hands. -Kon (talk) 19:36, 23 November 2015 (EST)
    • I agree, it's probably a separate ability. El Diablo would definitely have it. I haven't read STCDTW yet. (Can't wait to get there!) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:00, 24 November 2015 (EST)

Jackson's ability

  • On a related note, what's the ability of Jackson Tarbell from A Matter of Trust? He seems to "blast heat" when exposed to light. I'm not sure whether to interpret this as pyrokinesis or a separate ability. --Radicell (talk) 14:44, 27 November 2015 (EST)
    • I would say it's different. Meredith told Claire that she barely escaped the fire when Claire was a baby. So I guess pyrokinesis users are able to create fire but can also get burn by it (although it could be that she was not able to breath, that was the reason of that talk). But I think it is a different ability. Like magnetism and metal mimicry.--Sekobro (talk) 19:37, 27 November 2015 (EST)
      • Blasting heat sounds to me like it is heat generation. I think some people with the same type of ability may or may not have immunity to their own ability, but I'm not sure that makes it a different ability.--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:39, 27 November 2015 (EST)
        • Every time the ability is mentioned, it refers to it as a blast of heat or something similar. It never says that there is fire coming out of his hands, though sometimes things that are the targets burst into flames. It struck me as heat generation. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:54, 27 November 2015 (EST)