353) Power Mimicry

Power Mimicry – The ability to copy the powers of another being.

Amazo (DC) is an android that copies the powers of the Justice League (DC Who’s Who V1 #1).

Power Mimicry-Amazo-Who's Who #1 (1985)

The Composite Superman (DC) is probably the first example of a power mimic but absorbs his powers from statues not superheroes directly (World’s Finest Comics V1 #142).

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Duplicate Boy (DC) has this power but overloads when he tries to copy the power of Validus and this is a common flaw of power mimics (Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes #219).

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H.A.R.D. Corps (Valiant Universe) can upload one Harbinger power at a time but can switch powers pretty quickly (Valiant Universe Handbook FCBD, 2014).

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The Mimic (Marvel) copies the powers of the X-Men but cannot copy the powers of the Super-Adaptoid and vice-versa (Uncanny X-Men V1 #29).

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The Super-Adaptoid (Marvel) generally mimics the powers of the Avengers. The Super-Adaptoid like most power mimics can become overloaded (Avengers V1 #45). Amazo and the Super-Adaptoid are both androids. The Justice League and the Avengers are the premier superhero teams of their respective universes. Coincidence?

Power mimicry–Super Adaptoid - Avengers v1 #45

Mirror Man duplicates the powers of the Impossibles (Hanna-Barbera) in Frankenstein Jr. #1 (Gold Key).

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