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Leo Valdez, a Technokinetic.

Technokinesis, or Technopathy, is the ability to either manipulate machines by physically animating them or controlling them like puppets or communicate with machines, technology, lamps, vacuums, or any other machine. Certain aspects of technokinesis are depended on Electrokinesis as machines run on electricity.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

Leo Valdez, a son of Hephaestus, shows the ability to know how things work instantly. He manages to fix the bronze dragon Festus, with no prior knowledge of how it worked and even added a pair of wings. He later builds a small device that he wasn't sure what it did as he built it when he wasn't paying attention to. The device was later discovered to be able to operate machines automatically. Leo was also able to fly a helicopter just by touching the controls.

The House of Hades

Piper McLean, daughter of Aphrodite, wakes the bronze dragon masthead Festus, with charmspeak when Khione confronts her. It is said that Festus seems more alive after she woke him up.


Hephaestus, the god of technology.

  • Machine Aptitude: Instantly understanding how a mechanical device works.
  • Machine Expertise/Tech Expert: Be an expert at any type of machinery
  • Machine Sensitivity: can sense faults in machines
  • Trap Detection: Sense traps (such as how Leo was able to sense the booby traps guarding Midas' Mansion)
  • Can build almost anything.
  • Communicate with sentient machines such as Festus.
  • Be an expert at any type of machinery.

Known Users

Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fears | Fire | Healing | Ice | Illusions | Light | Locks | Love | Luck | Machines | Magic | Memories | Metals | Objects | Peace | Portals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Wealth | Weapons | Youth
Egyptian Magic: Animal Charming | Binding Magic | Combat Magic | Death Magic | Divine Words | Duat Travel | Duat Usage | Divination | Elemental Magic | Healing Magic | Necromancy | Path of the Gods | Statuary Magic | Storm Magic | Surveillance Magic | Sympathetic Magic
Other Abilities: Alf Seidr | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Death Trance | Empathy Link | Immunity | Mist Control | Monster Sense | Prophecy | Rune Magic | Seasons Alteration | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Teleportation | Vocal Mimicry | Zoolingualism
Skills: Alf Sign Language | Archery | Axemanship | Greek Training | Horsemanship | Knifemanship | Legion Training | Morse Code | Multilingualism | Musical Aptitude | Old Norse | Polearmsmanship | Swordsmanship | Weaving