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Legacies are gifts from Lorien. The limit of Legacies is not yet known; however, there is knowledge of certain Legacies which are listed below.

Legacies (Groups)[]

According to The Fate of Ten, Pittacus Lore has mastered 74 Legacies, though it is unknown whether that includes all Legacies, or for that matter, all of those listed in this article.

Legacies can be roughly grouped into four categories, based on the mental, material, or physical effects they have, or combinations of the three.

Legacy group Legacies
Mind Animal Telepathy, Hallucinations, Insect Control, Persuasion, Precognition, Sensior, Technopathy, Telepathy, Manipulation of Time, Knowledge Sharing, Receptive Omnilingualism, Echolocation, Manipulation of Matter.
Matter Animation, Earthquake Generation, Energy Blasts, Force Fields, Healing, Kinetic Detonation, Loralite Call, Lumen, Elecomun, Sturma, Fire manipulation, Glacen, Light Manipulation, Plant Manipulation, Sound Manipulation, Temperature Manipulation, Metal Manipulation, Object Duplication.
Physical Aeternus, Antigravity, Air Vanishing, Charm Casting, Density Alteration, Dreynen, Duplication, Enhancement,Electric Touch, Externa, Impenetrable Skin, Invisibility, Light Spectrum Vision, Night Vision, Quill Protrusion, Rapid Regeneration, Shapeshifting, Sonic Flight, Stone Gaze, Super Hearing, Super Speed, Super Strength, Tactile Consciousness Transfer, Teleportation, Underwater Breathing.
Combined Legacy Transference, Telekinesis, Ximic, Reflexion.

Mental Legacies[]

Matter Manipulation[]

Known uses are to manipulate matters form thus changing matter, creating matter, or destroying matter.

Animal Telepathy[]

See: Anima

The ability to communicate with animals through indirect speech and mental imagery. This Legacy is known to be possessed by Number Four and Number Nine.


A Legacy that allows a Garde to show the person they touch whatever it is they choose. Only the one touched can see the hallucination, not the Garde with the Legacy. Setrakus Ra and Ella (Number Ten) have this ability.

Insect Control[]

See: Insect Telepathy

The ability to control Insects. Bertrand and Seamus McKenna have this Legacy.

Knowledge Sharing[]

A Legacy that lets a Garde charge an object with knowledge, allowing the person with said object to be able to have that knowledge. Simon has this ability.


See: Persuasion

A Legacy exists with this name; however, the extent of the power is unknown. It presumably involves the ability to talk another into acting or thinking in a particular way. Einar was able to use a version of this on Kopano during Generation One through his Sensior Legacy.


See: Precognition

The ability to perceive the possible future of its current course. It can manifest in dreams or visions. It is said to be a rare Legacy and has been seen in varying strengths, from foresight of events in the near future to a 'glimpse of the threads of destiny'. Precognition is possessed by a Garde known as The Oracle, who saw visions of the impending war against the Mogadorians, Nine's Grandfather, Number Eight, Ella, Salma, and Number Four.

Receptive Omnilingualism[]

See: Receptive Omnilingualism

The ability to understand any foreign language, as well as respond in that language as if using a familiar one. A minor downside to this Legacy is that the user does not immediately realize that he or she is hearing and speaking another language, so that it is not so easy to learn the foreign language. Max has this Legacy.


See: Sensior

A known Legacy which involves the control of another's emotional state. Einar has this Legacy.


See: Technopathy

A Legacy that allows the user to control and manipulate electronic devices and data. This is used by Sam.


See: Telepathy

A Legacy that allows a Garde to transfer thoughts or images to have conversations with another person using the mind only. Ella and Number Four, through Ximic, have developed this ability.

Time Manipulation/Chronokinesis[]

See: Time Manipulation

A Legacy exists with this name, however the true extent of this power is unknown. No known Garde currently possesses this Legacy.


A Legacy that alows the user to "see" through walls using the echolocation. Bats possessed this legacy.

Material Legacies[]


See: [[Animation]]

The ability to animate an inanimate object and have it do what you want it to. Rena has this ability.

Earthquake Generation/Seismokinesis[]

See: Terric

The power to create earth tremors. This was developed by Number One and was passed on to a Mogadorian, Adamus Sutekh, through a memory transfer device. John has been seen using this Legacy in 'Generation One' which he likely mimicked from Adam with his Ximic Legacy.

Energy Blasts[]

See: Energy Blasts

Icy cobalt blue energy produced from the hands that can be used as a physical attack. This Legacy is seen in action by Number One as she watches a Garde battle a Piken, shortly before departing for Earth.

Force Fields[]

See: Force Field Generation

A known Legacy, though the extent of the shield projection is unknown.


See: Recupero

The ability to heal any organism from any physical wound or illness, unless the subject is deceased. This Legacy is possessed by Marina and Number Four. The new Human Garde Taylor Cook, Jiao, Vincent and Bunji also have this Legacy.


See: Kinetic Detonation

Possessed by Ran, this Legacy allows the user to charge objects with energy to make them explode, as well as the ability to absorb the explosive energy into the users own body. This can be potentially harmful to the Legacy's wielder as too much absorbed energy will make the wielder detonate him- or herself.

Creating and using of Loralite[]

See: Loralite Call

The ability to generate Loralite in a certain place by touching the ground. Possessed by Rabiya.


See: Lumen
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Lumen is the ability to produce beams of light from the hands. It later manifests into a resistance of heat and fire, and can develop into fire manipulation and generation.  Number Four has this ability, as did his grandfather. It gives the wielder the ability to throw fireballs.


See: Elecomun

The ability to control and generate currents of electricity. Gawain (A Human Garde in Trial by Fire), has this power. This power was known to be possessed by Ella's Mother.


See: Sturma

The ability to physically control the four basic elements: fire, water, air, and (presumably) earth. Users can also mix these elements to create storms, generate lightning, and control the weather. This ability is held by Number Four's father, Liren, and Number Six. John Smith gained this legacy by mimicking Six using her Ximic legacy.

Manipulation of Fire/Pyrokinesis[]

See: Manipulation of Fire

The ability to generate and control fire. A Legacy in itself, but can also manifest from Lumen and Sturma. Known users include Number Four (through Lumen), Number Six (through Sturma), and a Garde child on Lorien called Samil, who accidently set fire to the Lorien Defense Academy. Similarily, the Human Garde Omar is able to breathe fire from his mouth.


See: Glacen

The ability to generate and manipulate ice in all forms, effectively lowering the surrounding temperature as well. Marina develops this Legacy in anger after Eight is killed. John also develops this legacy through Ximic. The Human Garde Lisbette wields this Legacy, as well.

Manipulation of Light/Photokinesis[]

See: Light Manipulation

The power to manipulate visible light including spectrum and contrast. It can be used to create dazzling light shows or make it hard for an enemy to see. Devektra, a famous Garde performer and Raylan, Ella's Father, are Garde that are known to have this ability.

Manipulation of Metal/Magnetism[]

The ability to manipulate any metal or magnet. Human Garde Anika Jindal has this ability.

Manipulation of Plants/Chlorokinesis[]

See: Plant Manipulation"

The ability to control or alter plant life. One of the fighter member, Sprout has this ability. Pittacus Lore has also shown this ability when giving Parrywn, Sekratus Ra's daughter, a flower that he grew on the spot. Marina is also shown to have this legacy, although it may have been her healing.

Manipulation of Sound[]

See: Sound Manipulation

The ability to create and manipulate sound waves. The famous Garde performer, Devektra, had this ability which she used alongside her Light Manipulation. Nigel Barnaby also possesses this Legacy.

Manipulation of Temperature/Thermokinesis[]

See: Temperature Manipulation

It is the ability to alter the temperature of one's surroundings, either making it hot or cold. Sandor recalls a story of a young Garde who froze herself to death in the bath due to this Legacy. Marina is known to radiate cold following the development of her Ice Manipulation.

Object Manipulation[]

The ability to duplicate objects. Hasn't been seen in action, just mentioned in Up in Smoke.

Physical Legacies[]


See: Aeternus

The ability to shift between the ages through which a Garde has already lived. (This is not strictly a Legacy; it is said to be an ability with which some Garde are born. However, Ximic can be used to obtain it and Dreynen can be used to negate it). It is possessed by Ella and Setrákus Ra, and also an Elder named Loridas. It may be possessed by John (through his Ximic). It is also stated that Pittacus Lore never aged.

Air Vanishing[]

See: Air Vanishing

The ability to transform into air. Miki has this ability, and John gained it from Miki through his Ximic.


See: Liberium

The ability to manipulate gravity so as to be able to walk up walls and across ceilings. This Legacy is possessed by Number Nine.

Charm Casting[]

See: Charm Casting

The ability to perform enchantments with varying effects. Loridas and Setrákus Ra are the only two known to have this ability.

Density Alteration[]

See: Pondus

A Legacy that allows the user to alter their body's density, ranging from impenetrability to intangibility. Kopano Okeke has this Legacy. Number Eight was also seen using a version of this legacy to walk on water.


See: Dreynen

A Legacy that cancels out the Legacies of other Garde. This ability is possessed by Setrákus Ra and Ella, although Ella's appears to be more powerful; she is immune to Ra's while he is not immune to hers. Despite this, Ella can only channel her Dreynen into solid objects that she touches, while Ra can charge the very air with his Dreynen. Number Four also uses his Ximic in United as One to charge an object with Dreynen, with the special ability to make a cutting motion on a line only he can see, as demonstrated by Lucas Sanders in Return to Zero.


See: Duplication

A Legacy that allows the user to create duplicates of themselves. This Legacy is possessed by Caleb. Number Eight had a scroll in his Chest that allowed him to make a duplicate of himself.

Electric Touch[]

See: [[Electric Touch]]

The user can send an electrical current across his or her skin, allowing him or her to administer mild jolts to deadly shocks to anything he or she touches. Possessed by Duanphen.


See: Enhancement

Gained by all Loric Garde. It gives enhanced speed, strength and senses.


See: Externa

The ability to take on the properties of materials a Garde touches (i.e. metal, wood, glass, stone, etc.). Number Five has this ability.

Impenetrable Skin[]

See: Impenetrable Skin

A Legacy with this name exists, although the true extent of this ability is unclear. Has not yet been seen in action. May be related to Kopano's Density Alteration.


See: Novis

A Legacy which allows a Garde to render themselves unseen by others. It can also be spread to objects and people that come into contact with the user's hands. Four's Grandfather and Number Six are Garde who own this ability. Number Four has also used it through his Ximic.

Light Spectrum Perception[]

A Legacy that allows a Garde to see all different spectrums of light. Human Garde Greta Schmidt has this Legacy.

Night Vision[]

See: Noxen

The ability to see in the dark as if by candlelight. Marina has this ability.

Quill Protrusion[]

See: [[Quill Protrusion]]

A Legacy that allows a Garde to generate quills all over his or her body. The Human Garde Lofton St. Croix has this Legacy.

Rapid Regeneration[]

See: Rapid Regeneration

Rapid regeneration is a known Legacy which allows rapid healing from wounds and injuries inflicted. Signs of it were briefly shown in Number Six after her ordeal in the Dulce desert and battle with Setrákus Ra. Setrákus Ra also displays signs of this, although it may be due to his Augmentations rather than a Legacy. This legacy has only been confirmed in the Mogadorian Garde, Vontezza, which quite possibly makes her immortal as she can regenerate even in death.


See: Morfen

The ability to morph into forms of other living beings, even to the extent of mythical religious beings such as the avatars of Vishnu. Number Eight has this ability. Isabela has this ability as well, shown in the newest novel. However, it is not known if she can shapeshift into anything but another person.

Sonic Flight[]

See: Avex

This Legacy includes anything from minor hovering to flight at sonic speeds. Flight appears to be a common Legacy, as Four sees many Loric flying in his visions of the Mogadorian Invasion. Ella's mother, Erina, had this Legacy, as well as Number Five. Number Four learns it through his Ximic from Five later when he needs to attack a Mogadorian airship.

Stone Gaze[]

See: Petras

Stone Gaze, or Petras, is a Legacy that allows the user to shoot a silver beam out of their eyes, and anything hit by the beam is turned to stone. Daniela Morales, a Human-Garde, possesses this Legacy, and Number Four used it by using Ximic. It puts the user under a lot of strain.

Super Hearing[]

See: Super Hearing

Further enhanced hearing. Number Nine is known to possess this Legacy. Number Nine said he could hear for miles.

Super Speed[]

See: Super Speed

Ability to move very fast, almost faster than what human eyes can see. Number Nine has shown extreme speed superior to the other Garde, with the Human Garde Maiken possessing the Legacy as well. Marina also appears to have this ability, although wasn't used after LL2.

Super Strength[]

See: Super Strength

The strength of Garde with this Legacy is enhanced further than other members of their race. Number Nine has shown on many occasions that he has superior physical strength. The human Garde Melanie Jackson has this Legacy as well. In Generation One, it is said to be common.

Tactile Consciousness Transfer[]

See: [[Tactile Consciousness Transfer]]

This Legacy gives the user the ability to transfer their own consciouness into a host body through touch, essentially taking control of the body and the Legacies it has, if any. It also gives the wielder the ability to see some of the host's memories. However, the host's conscious can see what is happening with their body as well as what is happening with the wielder's body, able to watch almost like a movie. This Legacy is possessed by Human Garde Lucas Sanders.


See: Teleportation

The ability to move instantaneously from one location to another without physically traversing the distance between. Accuracy is inversely proportional to distance travelled. Great distances are reached with the presence of large pieces of Loralite. Number Eight developed the ability of Teleportation. However, when using Loralite, all garde, Loric and human, are able to teleport.


See: Submari

The ability to breathe underwater. Possessed by Marina and Nemo.

Composite Legacies[]

Legacy Transference[]

See: Miras

This ability allows a Garde to transfer Legacies to others, or transfer a Loric essence to another being, allowing them to use Loric items. Possessed by Number Nine.


See: Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a Legacy that all Garde possess. It is the ability to move anything with the mind, and exhibits both mental and physical properties.


See: [[Ximic]]

An extremely rare Legacy unique to Pittacus and Number Four that allows the user to copy any Legacy that they have seen and memorized. Pittacus Lore uses this against Setrákus Ra when he copies Ra's Dreynen. Only Pittacus and Number Four have developed this extremely rare Legacy. It is the most powerful Legacy.


A Legacy only seen once. Used by a Human Garde boy in Out of the Ashes. It seems to reverse your attack, it touches you instead of your opponent. When Six sent a telekinetic blast, mirror returned it but less powerful.

Notable Garde and Legacies[]

The following table lists the Legacies possessed by the ten Loric Garde, as well as several other major characters. Appended in brackets (if any) is the specific novel / novella in which they acquired that Legacy.

Garde Mental Legacies Material Legacies Physical Legacies Composite Legacies Remarks
Ten Loric Garde
Number One Earthquake Generation (TLF3) Enhancement Telekinesis Her dead body (and therefore her Legacies) were preserved by Mogadorian scientists after her death, until Adam destroys the facility in TLF4.
Number Two Died at age 12, too young to have developed any Legacies.
Number Three Enhancement; Super agility, Super Speed (LL1) Telekinesis
Number Four Animal Telepathy (LL1); Precognition (LL3);Telepathy (LL7) Lumen (LL1); Mn. of Fire (LL2); Healing (LL3); Invisibility (LL6); Sonic Flight (LL7); Mn. of Ice (LL7); Air Vanishing (Return to Zero) Enhancement; Stone Gaze (LL6); Dreynen (LL7); Density Alteration (Return to Zero) Telekinesis (LL1); Ximic (LL3)
Number Five Persuasion? (TLF7); Externa (TLF9) Sonic Flight (TLF7); Enhancement Telekinesis (TLF7)
Number Six Mn. of Elements (TLF1) Enhancement; Invisibility (TLF1); Rapid Regeneration (LL3) Telekinesis (TLF1)
Number Seven Persuasion? (LL4) Healing (LL2); Mn. of Ice (LL4) Enhancement; Night Vision (LL2); Super Speed (LL2); Underwater Breathing (LL2) Telekinesis (LL2)
Number Eight Precognition (LL3) Enhancement; Hydrolocomotion (LL3); Shapeshifting (LL3); Teleportation (LL3) Telekinesis
Number Nine Animal Telepathy (TLF2); Precognition (LL3) Enhancement; Antigravity (TLF2); Super Strength (TLF2); Super Hearing; Super Speed Telekinesis (TLF2); Legacy Transference (LL2)
Ella Telepathy (LL3); Precognition (LL4) Aeternus (LL2); Dreynen (LL3) Telekinesis
Newborn Garde
Adamus Sutekh Earthquake Generation (TLF4) Legacy directly transferred from One's dead body.
Sam Goode Technopathy (LL7) Telekinesis (LL5) Developed after the Loralite and its powers were spread across the Earth in LL5.
Daniela Morales

Stone Gaze (LL6) Telekinesis (LL6)
Nigel Rally Sound Manipulation Telekinesis (LL7)
Ran Takeda Kinetic Detonation (LL7) Telekinesis (LL7)
Bertrand Insect Control (LL7) Telekinesis (LL7)
Fleur Telekinesis (LL7)
Caleb Duplication (LL7) Telekinesis (LL7)
Melanie Jackson Super Strength (LL7) Telekinesis (LL7)
Kopano Okeke Density Alteration (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Taylor Cook Healing (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Isabela Silva Shapeshifting (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Simon Knowledge Sharing (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Lofton St. Croix Quill Protrusion (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Einar Sensior (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Rabiya Loralite Call (Generation One) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Miki Air Vanishing (Fugitive Six) Telekinesis (Generation One)
Vincent Iabruzzi Healing (Generation One)
Jiao Healing (Generation One)
Seamus McKenna Insect Telepathy (Out of the Ashes)
Edwige Pothier Healing (Out of the Ashes)
Nemo Underwater Breathing (Out of the Ashes) Telekinesis
Max Receptive Omnilingualism (Out of the Ashes) Telekinesis
Ghost Teleportation (Out of the Ashes)
Rena Animation (Out of the Ashes)
Yo-Yo Manipulation of Fire (Out of the Ashes)
Sprout Manipulation of Plants (Out of the Ashes)
Freakshow Hallucinations (Out of the Ashes)
Svetlana Kinetic Detonation (Up in Smoke)
Duanphen Electric Touch (Fugitive Six)
Maiken Megalos Enhanced Speed (Return to Zero)
Lisbette Zabala Glacen (Fugitive Six)
Greta Schmidt Light Spectrum Perception (Return to Zero)
Anika Jindal Magnetism (Return to Zero)
Nicolas Lambert Enhanced Strength (Return to Zero)
Omar Azoulay Manipulation of Fire (Return to Zero)
Lucas Sanders Tactile Consciousness Transfer (Return to Zero)
Salma Precognition
Spike Temperature Manipulation
Scotty Teleportation
Gawain Elecomun (Up In Smoke)
Firefly Light Manipulation
Bats Echolocation
Kelea Earthquake Generation
Chiron Healing
Boomer Kinetic Detonation
Walter Invisibility (Up In Smoke)
Alice Manipulation of Fire (Up In Smoke)
Parvati Object Duplication (Up In Smoke)
Boy unnamed Reflexion (Out Of The Ashes)
Loric Elders
Setrákus Ra Force Field Manipulation (LL3) Charm Casting; Dreynen (LL3); Rapid Regeneration (LL3); Shapeshifting (through his cane, LL3); Size Enhancement (LL3) Telekinesis

Summary Table[]

The following is a summary table of the Legacies that the various characters possess. The Loric Garde are represented by their numbers.

Legacy Ten Loric Garde Older Loric Garde Loric Elders Newborn Garde Remarks
Aeternus 10 Loridas
Air Vanishing Miki
Animal Telepathy 4, 9 Bertrand, Seamus McKenna
Antigravity 9
Charm Casting Loridas, Setrákus
Density Alteration 8 Kopano Okeke
Dreynen 4, 10 Setrákus, Pittacus Lore
Duplication Caleb Crane
Earthquake Generation 1, 4 Adam


Adam received this Legacy from One through a Mogadorian science experiment.
Echolocation Bats Does this even belong here?
Electric Touch Duanphen
Externa 5
Force Field Generation Setrákus
Healing 4, 7 Taylor Cook, Jiao, Bunji, Vincent Iabruzzi, Chiron, Edwige Pothier
Invisibility 4, 6 Four's Grandfather
Kinetic Detonation Ran, Boomer
Legacy Transference 9 The Xitharis stone has similar properties.
Loralite Call Rabiya
Light Spectrum Perception Greta Schmidt
Lumen 4 Four's Grandfather Pittacus Lore
Mn. of Electricity Erina Duanphen, Gawain
Mn. of Elements / Atmokinesis 4, 6 Liren
Mn. of Fire / Pyrokinesis 4 Omar, Yo-Yo
Mn. of Ice / Cryokinesis 4, 7 Lisbette
Mn. of Light / Photokinesis Devektra, Raylan Firefly
Mn. of Metal / Magnetism Anika Jindal
Mn. of Sound Nigel Barnaby
Mn. of Temperature / Thermokinesis 7 Spike
Mirror Unamed boy
Night Vision 7
Object Duplication Parvati
Physical Enhancement All All All Presumably all All Garde are physically enhanced.
Precognition 4, 8, 9, 10 The Oracle, Nine's Grandfather Salma See note 1
Rapid Regeneration 6? Setrákus Vontezza Aoh-Atet
Reflexion Unnamed boy
Quill Protrusion Lofton St. Croix
Sensior Einar Magnusson
Shapeshifting 8 Setrákus (through his cane) Isabela Silva (Limited to human forms)
Size Enhancement Setrákus
Sonic Flight 4, 5 Erina, Zane
Stone Gaze 4 Daniela Morales
Super Hearing 9
Super Speed 3, 7, 9 Maiken Megalos
Super Strength 9 Melanie Jackson, Nicolas Lambert
Tactile Consciousness Transfer Lucas Sanders
Telekinesis All All All Presumably all All Garde possess Telekinesis.
Telepathy 4, 10
Teleportation 8 Scotty, Ghost
Underwater Breathing 7 Nemo
Ximic 4 Pittacus
  1. Unlike the other three, Four can also see past and simultaneous events. Eight can see the future. Nine has only witnessed the same dream as Four and Eight, when they were told to go to New Mexico. Ella's precognition comes in the form of nightmares that began in LL4, possibly manipulated by Setrákus Ra.