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Lie Detection
Ability information
Category

Reading

Type

Mental

Usage information
Ability to

Sense when others are lying

Used by

Lie detection is Maggie and Charles' gift to sense if someone is lying to them. Werewolves (Children of the Moon) can also tell when someone is lying.

Maggie

"She is able to tell if a person is lying."
—Entry on Maggie's gift

Maggie can automatically sense if a person is lying to her or to someone in close proximity. A person didn't have to speak for her to know if he or she was behaving in a way contrary to their beliefs. If anyone misrepresented themselves in either appearance or action, Maggie could feel it.

However this also has a side effect, as any kind of deception made her physically uncomfortable.

After Maggie's transformation, this ability became even more pronounced. A person didn't have to speak for her to know if he or she was behaving in a way contrary to their beliefs. If anyone misrepresented themselves in either appearance or action, Maggie knew.

Origin

When Maggie was human, she always knew when a person was lying with their words, compelling her to always point out the lie. This made others feel uncomfortable around her as they could never lie in her presence, prompting her parents to leave her behind when they immigrated to America.

Charles

"Charles can sense when someone is lying to him."
—Entry on Charles's gift

Charles can sense if a person is lying to him or not. It has not been explained how different from Maggie's this gift is, but it appears to be less pronounced than hers.

How this power works remains unexplained, but it can be assumed that he can sense the discrepancy between the intentions in the speakr's mind and the spoken words.

Similar abilities

  • The Children of the Moon have the same exact ability, as they can smell it when someone is lying or trying to trick them. They are able to move past Bella's Mental Shield and can sense if she is lying as well...this is how the werewolf Jayden Noel could tell that Jessica was tell her the turth when she said she could not trust the Volturi.

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