Detection is the ability to sense any possible future or current Descendant abilities in another being, and be able to innately define/classify these abilities (including its application, usage and strength).
This ability is unique in that its nature may be either psychic or cosmic, or a combination of both. Both forms of detection are used similarly, except that cosmic detection often proves to be incredibly sporadic yet provides much more information with less effort; psychic detection requires more effort to provide less information, but can be used at will.
As with any other ability, detection is limited by the user's extent of focus and concentration. Other limitations may include:
- The range over which the ability is used
- The nature of the ability being detected
- Whether the user has an emotional/cosmic attachment to the person within whom the abilities are being detected
Application Examples Edit
- Sensation - the ability to sense the presence of any abilities within another being, without being able to identify the ability itself
- Tactile Detection - the ability to identify the abilities of another through physical contact
Laetitia Verdun Edit
"She knew your strengths, your weaknesses, and how to beat you. It was as if she knew all your power would have to offer, and by the time you knew what was coming, she'd already have you beat." - An extract from the diary of Henry FeldingsLaetitia was reputed to be the best detector of her time, capable of sensing the abilities of others, even when they hadn't manifested. A capable assassin in her own right, Laetitia could detect another's abilities, and if they hadn't manifested yet, when they would eventually manifest.
Alongside her prowess as a powerful tactician, she was capable of correctly judging the true nature of another beings abilities, even non-Descendant abilities, including its limits, strengths and weaknesses as per the individual.
It is unknown how or when the young Frenchwoman manifested her abilities, but rumours have often circulated that she was a member of the underground in her youth, and so developed her abilities as a result of her stalking out targets on a continual basis.