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|Niki, Tracy, Barbara, and possibly others are experiments created by the Linderman operated Company through the Pinehearst Company. Each of the children created were given powers through use of the formula that Kaito entrusted to Hiro to protect.|| Linderman claims to Niki that he has been guiding her entire life. (The Hard Part)
Angela claims to Tracy that the Company gave her and her sisters powers. (One of Us, One of Them)
| + Niki and Tracy have different abilities.|
+ Tracy worked with Pinehearst.
|The "Tracy" in Angela's dream is not really Tracy but Barbara.||None|| + Dr. Zimmerman mistook Tracy for Barbara. (One of Us, One of Them)|
+ The woman in Angela's dreams was not wearing Tracy's signature pearls, which so far, we haven't seen Tracy without.
• The scene in question was created for Season Two and it is unknown if Tracy was an established character at that time.
+ Tracy was horrified that she murdered the reporter (The Butterfly Effect and I Am Become Death) and only appeared to even want to kill in self-defense (Cold Snap)
|Tracy can survive cold environments.||None|| + Since her ability is freezing things, she may also be able to survive a cold environment without needing warm clothing on.|
|Niki's, Tracy's and Barbara's biological parents are Company founders.||None|| + Many of the main characters are descended from Company founders. Linderman revealed that he had been manipulating Niki and D.L. for most of their lives in order for them to have a child like Micah. Arthur and Maury appear to be manipulating Nathan and Tracy into being together.|
+ Angela told Nathan that because he had DNA primed for abilities due to having evolved human parents, they felt safe giving him the formula (One of Us, One of Them). This suggests they may have tried the formula on "unprimed" DNA, and that if it were unsuccessful with unprimed DNA they would insure the parentage of their experiments was that of evolved humans. Perhaps even taking some DNA from founders.
|Tracy, Barbara and Niki aren't actually triplets, but clones of the original.||None|| - If that was so, it wouldn't explain how two of them have vastly different powers, considering powers have roots in blood chemistry, and that triplets have the same DNA.|
|Tracy's ability has always been controlling water, including freezing and mimicking it.||She is able to turn into water. (An Invisible Thread)|| + The ability would account for all the effects related to Tracy's ability so far.|
- Tracy often froze objects that had no water.
|Tracy's water mimicry is a mutation of her base ability.||None|| + Her base ability probably wouldn't have allowed her to pull herself together again.|
• All abilities are thought to be mutations.
|Tracy's ability can have a similar effect to shape shifting.||None|| • It is unknown if she can revert to a different appearance from her water state.|
|Tracy's ability can have a similar effect to rapid cell regeneration.||None|| + If Tracy is hurt, it might be possible for her to change into a watery state and then return to human form unscathed.|
- Donald Essex was hurt, turned into water and didn't come back.
|Tracy's ability mutated because she slushed into sewers.||None|| + Sewers are full of trash and goo. Who knows what stuff Tracy went through?|
|Tracy's freezing power is weaker than James Walker's freezing power.||None|| + Peter's natural power is stronger than his synthetic power.|
• We haven't seen the full potential of James Walker's freezing, but Tracy can do a lot more than Sylar had shown.
|Tracy's freezing power has now evolved into water manipulation.||None|| + Tracy can do more than just freezing people by physical contact, she can now manipulate water to any extent.|
|Tracy's ability is somehow linked to the energy which specials produce.||None|| + Tracy's ability seems to begin malfunctioning when there are no evolved humans nearby.|
- Every time Tracy's ability malfunctioned, she overwhelmed with something.
|Tracy's ability isn't reducing the temperature of things, but literally turning them into ice.||None|| + If Tracy turned things into ice, it would explain how her ability evolved into becoming water: she turns things into ice, becomes ice (Cold Snap), melts and becomes water.|
|Tracy's ability evolved due to the fact it is synthetic.||None|| + James Walker and Sylar did not display the same level of power that Tracy has.|
+ Mohinder's ability caused by uncatalysed formula evolved him into an insect-like creature.
- Ando and Nathan never had evolutions like that in their abilities.
+ Nathan barely ever used his power compared to Tracy and Ando has had his for only two years.
|Tracy was an evolved human before being injected with the formula resulting in her having two abilities, a synthetic ability: freezing, and a natural ability: water or possibly ice mimicry.||None|| + If her initial power was ice mimicry it could explain her freezing power which could be considered weaker, when Peter injected himself with the formula he gained ability replication which could be considered a weaker version of empathic mimicry.|
• If Tracy was born an evolved human it would be extremely likely that Niki was too, this may explain her multiple personalities, as it could show the conflict between her synthetic and natural abilities.
|Tracy has two abilities due to the fact that inbetween the episode Dual and the graphic novel What We Have Wrought, Tracy injected herself with the genetic modification formula.||None.|| + Tracy has a vile of it in the graphic novel: What We Have Wrought.
+ Even though Mohinder destorys the formula in the graphic novel, doesn't mean Tracy didn't give herself the formula before the events of What We Have Wrought.
|See Also: 9 • Red • Time travel • Tracy Strauss|