Calvin Rankin (Mimic)Edit
Mimic is able to copy the knowledge, skills, and powers, if any, of every individual within a certain range of him; different sources lists this as anywhere from several feet to a mile radius. This applies to both superpowered and normal abilities, as shown when he duplicated athletic skills on the football field in high school. He has shown the capacity to manifest numerous powers at the same time, and since he also absorbs knowledge, he can immediately use copied powers with the same skill level as the original owner. However, he occasionally shows difficulty in juggling multiple powers, and his body can be overloaded by absorbing too many at once. Usually, Mimic loses his duplicated abilities once out of range of the owner, but theoretically due to the length of time spent with them, his body permanently retains the powers he mimics.
Over time, he permanently gained the ability to use the powers of the original X-Men and Professor X:
- Angel's wings
- Beast's physiology, including enhanced strength and agility
- Cyclops' optic blasts
- Iceman's cryokinesis
- Jean Grey's telekinesis
- Professor X's telepathy
When interacting with normal humans, Mimic was able to duplicate their skills, personality traits, and intelligence. Thus, when in the vicinity of athletes, he gained superior athletic ability, and when in the presence of a scholar, not only did his knowledge expand, but so did his potential to learn.