Neuronal vampirism is the ability to draw energy and strength from the nerve impulses of others.
- Ryan Petrelli had this ability naturally.
- Lucia Petrelli gained this ability after she merged her brother with her unborn self.
- Akahana Nakamura will possess this ability naturally.
- Valerie Hathaway will also possess this ability naturally.
- In World 2, Peter Petrelli has mimicked this ability from his youngest child.
- Abbie Gray has also mimicked the ability.
- Noah Gray has also mimicked the ability.
This ability requires skin contact for use, and will temporarily paralyse the individual it is used upon, by draining the impulses from their motor neurons. The energy gained can be used to increase strength or speed, or used to heal or sustain the character with the ability.
- Phobic vampirism can gain strength from fear
- Empathic vampirism gains strength from the emotions of others
- Adrenal vampirism gains strength from adrenaline
- Characters with enhanced strength or peak physical properties are much stronger than physically possible
- Energy manipulation can draw energy from any source
- Electric impulse manipulation can manipulate motor neurones although no extra energy or strength is gained from doing so
- Crumpling is the ability to cause objects to crumple
- Paralysis induction and paralysis touch can both paralyse others