Main article: Thoughtography

Imprinting is the ability to mentally imprint (or "write") marks into surfaces like paper.


  • Joe Macon is the first character known to have this ability.
  • Sylar has stolen this ability from Joe.


Joe Macon has demonstrated this ability once, using it to sign a pile of unsigned contracts. When he used this ability, his hands glowed golden, and the signatures that he was imprinting also glowed golden before turning blue. After using this ability, the signatures that Joe imprinted looked as if they were written in ink.

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