Talk:Sound absorption

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The agent says, "My special ability. My body absorbs all sound." (Going Postal).


Does anyone else think this power is probably the most boring one there is. What use is there to be able to absorb sound into your body? It feels as if it was randomly created to explain Echo's capture.

  • Maybe he lived next to a loud machinist shop? There are worse abilities.--MiamiVolts (talk) 12:20, 2 August 2008 (EDT)
    • Yeah, I agree. I mean, how did the Company even discovered he had an ability? Besides being immune to Echo's attacks, he's just like a common deaf person. I think the writers could have created something more creative instead of just arbitrarily giving him the perfect ability to capture Echo. For example, he could have aerokinesis -- the ability to affect the movement of air -- and use it to block the sound waves (which are vibrations transmitted through the air).--Referos 13:33, 2 August 2008 (EDT)
      • Well, assuming he could literally *silence* a room, it could be an easy spot. It's not that useless an ability. Could come in especially handy at Company conventions... ;)--MiamiVolts (talk) 14:57, 2 August 2008 (EDT)
  • This is probably the lamest ability ever created. Are you sure he wasn't just a deaf guy? --Litox 21:23, 9 October 2008 (EDT)
  • the sound-wave Echo used when he was captured was at a pitch that would chatter the inner-ear, so no, he's not just a deaf guy--Max17:12, 11 December 2008 (EST)
    • Yeah, remember what Echo did to the Constrictor? I'm sure the Constrictor now wishes he had sound absorption. --OutbackZack 17:23, 11 December 2008 (EST)OutbackZack

Really an ability

I dont think this is an ability i think the agent was just deaf and because of that he was immune to sound based attacks.--Datnymonster 20:39, 5 March 2008 (EST)

  • Nope, his ability to absorb sound is what makes him deaf, he probably has perfectly fine ears, but since his ability doesn't has an on and off switch, it absorbes every sound made by him or directed at him. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 21:19, 5 March 2009 (EST)

And as some other guy said, Echo's sound attacks were capable of destroying the inner ear--and flesh, too--so I don't think deafness could defend against that.--ERROR 21:40, 19 June 2009 (EDT)

If another person had this ability and wasn't deaf and in a club the music drain out? 50000JH

  • Even if the person isn't deaf, if this ability had an on and off switch, as long as it's on, no vibration could hurt said person. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 19:42, 5 August 2009 (EDT)
  • It be good to this ability in the show we get an sense what it is like. 50000JH