Distortion is the powerful ability to distort reality, changing almost anything.
- Adam Brody had this ability naturally.
- Gabriella Bennet had gained this ability empathically but afterwards distorted it away.
- An unnamed villain in World 2 has also possessed this ability naturally.
Adam could use this ability skilfully, and was often seen using it to gain revenge, discovering his enemies' worst fears using information production then distorting reality to make them become true. He also used the ability to distort people out of existence, to disguise himself and to change his surroundings in order to make them more luxurious. It is likely that he could have potentially done anything with this ability, limited only by his own imagination and creativity.
Gabriella used the ability to counter Adam's attacks, to distort away his existence, and to repair the damage he'd done in his revenge, including making several people exist once more. Afterwards, fearing the power of the ability, she used it against itself to make herself lose it.
This villain distorted reality to alter the past, preventing Dani Millbrook from having saved Lowri Petrelli years after the event occured. This effectively created an alternate timeline, into which all individuals who would have survived in that timeline were transferred, making them vanish out of reality. The effect was only reversed when Abbie and Noah Gray portalled into the new timeline and altered events there so that it again mirrored true happenings.
- Reality manipulation is the ability to alter reality in smaller amounts
- Reality perception and distortion allows one to percieve reality and manipulate it
- Reality contingency is the ability to see and manipulate possibilities in reality
- Command, verbal reality manipulation and enchanted voice can all be used to alter reality verbally
- Narration and limited narration can alter reality by writing it
- Illustration can alter reality by drawing it
- Deletion is the ability to remove anything from existence
- Oneiric reality manipulation is the ability to manipulate reality by dreaming things