Contortion is the ability to alter the body's appearance, shape and form at will.
- Vibhu Suresh has this ability naturally.
- Abbie Gray has mimicked this ability.
- Noah Gray has also mimicked the ability.
- In World 2, Peter Petrelli has absorbed the ability.
- Lowri Cunningham will also have this power naturally.
- A future clone of Braedon Gray has displayed this ability.
- Willow Greene will have this ability naturally.
This ability can be used to change one's appearance, and to copy the appearance of others. It can also change shape and form, e.g. elongating the body. If a person also has cloning, the clones' bodies can also be altered using this ability. However, it cannot be used on other people, only on oneself.
- Shapeshifting is the ability to change one's appearance at will
- Human manipulation can be used to alter one's own body and that of others
- Body manipulation can change appearance and physical age
- Metamorphing can also alter appearance and physical age
- Plasticity is the ability to change the form of the body
- Elasticity is the ability to stretch the body
- Arthrokinesis can be used to manipulate flexibility and joint strength
- DNA mimicry can copy another's appearance and abilities
- Identity theft can copy another's appearance, abilities, thoughts, memories and emotions
- Impersonation can copy another perfectly except for the abilities
- Contortion induction is the ability to alter the appearances and shapes of others
- Malleability manipulation can be used to make a person malleable so that he or she can be contorted