Originally Posted by Princess Ivy
are we talking about eden? if we are, as i recal it, silar uses edens power against her, she then takes her own life. so he had to have absorbed it - although maybe it is only when the power is used against him that he can 'capture' it? there have been several villians in comics who have had that ability...
but he had to kill the neuclear man to get his power...(can't think of his name at this min)
As I said in my post I "believe" Sialar absorbs in the same way as perter BUT he dosent understand this - for him he "must" take the brain out to take the power...
Ok so stick with me here
Silar absorbs power off people he meets exactly the same way peter does, but becuase his mind is purley focused around the mechanical he dosent understand this untill he takes the person appart - hwever he still has the power before this - he's just not able to conciously access the power.
So if we accept this we can say he subconciously accessed the power to use the persauation effect - after all he was drugged up to the eyeballs and therefor more easily able to access subconcious abilities and turn it back on her... after he's killed her though his mind still dictates for him to understand and take her power he needs to take her appart - this all despite he's just used her power to kill her. he's just not connected the dots together and cannot see he dosent need to phsically take the person appart.
Though this again could just have been a poor writing at the time but if not this is the only way I can speculate the enigma