Information retrieval is the ability to mentally access any information which is generally known. It is a little like accessing a search engine in the person's head.
- Amber Cerys Petrelli has this ability naturally.
- Sadie Hathaway will have this ability naturally too.
- Peter Petrelli has mimicked this ability from Amber in World 2.
- Abbie Gray has also absorbed the ability.
- Noah Gray has also absorbed the ability.
This ability can be used to access any information which would be generally known. However, it would not give information on a subject which is not generally known or understood. It cannot therefore be used to learn secret personal information about others, to learn the weaknesses of others or to foresee anything. There is also a danger that incorrect information could be accessed if this information is widely accepted and believed, but this seems to be rare, and it is yet to occur.
- Information production is the ability to produce a true answer to any simple question
- Reality perception is the ability to sense the truth, and to see through lies, deception and illusions
- Claircognizance can be used to find answers or information
- Information concealment is the ability to make information undetectable
- Detection floods the mind with information
- Answer production is the ability to produce answers to the problems of others
- Plane of existence manipulation can be used to retrieve massive amounts of information