The following fan theories are about Metal mimicry.
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| If a metal mimic turned their entire body into metal, they would be immune to electric manipulation.
|| + If the substance metal mimics become is conductive, any electrical attack used on them would be re-routed into the ground (or into whatever they were holding), being grounded.|
- - However, if a metal mimic is in the water, they will be blasted - therefore, they are not completely immune to electricity.
• Danny was hurt by the flames Meredith created. If this was because he could still feel pain in his transmuted flesh, an electrical current running through him would be agony.
- • It is unknown whether Danny's pain stemmed from functioning nerves in his metal arm or from having a hunk of heated metal attached to his arm.
- + It would almost certainly hurt, but pain's a lot better than being reduced to a charred skeleton, like Ricky was.
- - But that means metal mimics aren't immune to electricity - they can't be harmed, but they can still feel pain.
- + In terms of survival, if an ability cannot injure or kill you, then you are immune to it.
| Metal mimics are susceptible to magnetism.
|| + If the substance which metal mimics become is a form of metal, then someone with magnetism would have no trouble subduing them, as long as they stayed in metal form.|
| Metal mimicry (or at least the version used by Danny Pine) functions by channeling minerals and metals in the blood.
|| + When a person is burned, blood rushes to the affected area. If sufficient amounts of iron were forced into a single portion of the body, that body part could begin to exhibit the qualities of iron, rather than flesh.|
- + This would explain why Danny could only turn part of his body into metal, despite having large amounts of time in which to develop his ability.
- Channeling all of the iron in one's blood to a specific area would likely have negative health effects on the user.
- The amount of iron in the human body is comparable to that of a nail, not enough to account for all the change in his arm, and its resistance to bullets.
- + Danny Pine's body may have contained organs which held large amounts of metals such as iron or even titanium. When he activated his ability, they would send a large amount of metal through his bloodstream to his arm.
- - The amount of titanium in the human body is almost negligible, and high iron would cause haemochromatosis.
- + Normal humans have small amounts of titanium and are poisoned by large amounts of iron. Danny Pine was not a normal human. The aforementioned specialized organs might store the titanium/iron somehow.