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Ability Naming Conventions
The following sources are used for determining evolved human ability names, in order:
1. Canon Sources Episodes
2. Near-canon Sources Webisodes,
Graphic Novels,
Heroes Evolutions
3. Secondary Sources Episode commentary,
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 elasticity's name.
Scientific name for the ability to abnormally deform, expand and contract one's own body. It is also a common name used to describe the ability in comics.


There is no proof that Piper actually has this ability, or whether it exists solely in her dream. Likewise, there is no proof that Piper is an evolved human. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 05:56, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

  • I think the fact that the mother calls "Dr." Bennet at the end confirms that Piper was indeed the target of the company. Likewise, I dont think Sanjog pulled the elastic powers out of his ass when showing her dreams of forgotten memories of what happened.--Piemanmoo 06:00, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
    • Um, I agree with Piemanmoo. I'd say the fact that Mr. Bennet is on the phone with Piper's mother at the end of the novel is confirmation that the dream was a true memory. Also, Sanjog Iyer is in the dream, and he tells her that she doesn't need his help, she can use her own ability to fight those who were keeping her prisoner. So that's double confirmation.--MiamiVolts (talk) 06:03, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
      • I'd say that Piper is really an evolved human. The novel kind of establish the fact that what she dreams is her past which is wiped by the Haitian. Bennet's final appearance further support that theory. As for the name, I'd suggest "Enhanced Flexibility".
      • To the mystery poster: Flexibility only refers to the bending, and doesn't apply to Piper's stretching her leg longer than normally it is.--MiamiVolts (talk) 06:21, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
        • Having contact with the Company does not guarantee one is an evolved human. It's just as likely that Debbie was the evolved human and the genetic anomaly was never manifest in Piper. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:14, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
          • Oh, I see where Sanjog calls her special. Well, I still have a hard time using an example in a dream as proof that Piper is an evolved human, but I suppose Sanjog's omniscience kind of supersedes dreams of abilities. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:15, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
            • I find it unlikely that they made them forget about Debbie had she been the only one who was evolved. Since Debbie's power may be powerful hence why they erased everyone's memories. They would've been able to take both of them but since Piper's Mother would have scarring or whatever you want to call it indicating she did give birth. Now it's possible that Linderman could've healed her (Piper's Mother) or Someone altered their memories where one or both of their children died, but I doubt they would go through the trouble with someone who has elasticity, and they sure didn't make it look like Debbie died. because Piper's Parents don't remember Debbie at all. Debbie must be very powerful if the company would take her away on a permanent basis. Also in the end they did turn out to memories or at least the part where she escapes.--Dman dustin 08:16, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
      • Oops, forgot to put my signature. Sorry. Chrisyudbsname.JPGChrisyudbstalk.JPG 08:41, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Memory or Dream?

Piper dreams, but at the end where she escapes with our sister, couldn't that be a waking life example of her using Elasticity, since when she wakes up she says its her memory. I know she could be mistaken but given what Sanjog can do (what Sanjog showed Mohinder about his father's death), isn't it possible?--Dman dustin 08:19, 1 April 2008 (EDT)