Morphogenes have the ability to alter, modify, and transform one's own body; voice, appearance, scent, hair, eyes, skin, nails, nerves, muscles, organs, tissues, bones, teeth, etc, any and all physical traits anyway the user wishes. Usually altering his or her body to match that of another person, even changing gender if desired.
- Acting Skills
Human beings have the capacity to be incredible mimics; imitating the sounds and visual cues of others is built into our neural systems. Imitation allows for other human beings to understand our societal connection, easing tension or tricking an enemy into thinking someone is an ally.
There are three elements to human mimicry; behavior, appearance, and sound (animal mimicry also includes scent and location).
Behavior includes body language, emotional reactions, and societal cues like language choice. Intuitive observation can usually give enough data to base an imitation off of, so the morphogene's sensory processing must be very efficient. Of course, this means they have to spend time with the target, or have footage of the person to analyse.
For their appearance, morphogenes can alter their body structure, including rearranging bones, facial muscles, and the pigmentation of hair and pupils, the amount, location and style of hair. Bones can be dislocated and muscles can be stretched and contracted. The morphogene body may have a coping mechanism, like an increase in endorphins. The change in color may be tied to chromatophores, cells used by animals like the chameleon.
Last, most sounds made by a human are vocal, and the morphogene alters his vocal cord structure to match the target's. Professional impersonators listen carefully to their subject and constrict their vocal cords to match the subject's. The morphogene body may have strong vocal muscles, or a way to set them into a semi-permanent stance.