Peculiarities are special powers syndrigasti are gifted with. As said in Library of Souls, a peculiar's soul (containing their peculiarity) is precious.

List of known Peculiarities:

Aggressive PeculiaritiesEdit

Emma Bloom

Emma using her ability to produce fire with her hands.

This type of peculiarity is, "activated," by the peculiar themselves, such as Emma Bloom's pyrokinesis. Activating these types of peculiarities can attract the attention of any hollowgasts in the area. Other examples of peculiars with this type of ability would be Enoch O'Connor (similar to necrokinesis), Fiona Frauenfeld (agrokinesis), Althea (cryokinesis), and all ymbrynes (temporal looping). Hydrokinesis (water manipulation) was mentioned by Emma in The Library of Souls.

Passive PeculiaritiesEdit


Olive automatically levitating in the air.

This type of peculiarity is on all the time. The user cannot control it, and therefore cannot, "activate," it. It is unknown if these peculiarities attract hollowgasts, unless the peculiarity is directly related to them, such as it is with Jacob Portman. In the beginning, his ability to sense and see hollowgasts is out of his control, although towards the end of Hollow City, he develops a stronger connection with them, which he can choose to "activate" or not. Another example of this is Olive Elephanta, who floats constantly. If not for her weighed shoes, she would float into the sky and never come down. Millard Nullings is always invisible and it is implied that he slowly became invisible.

Physical PeculiaritiesEdit

Painted head

Another example of the backmouth peculiarity.

Physical peculiarities are abilities that are built into the body, such as Claire Densmore's backmouth or how Hugh Apiston's body has adapted to store bees without harming himself.

Internal PeculiaritiesEdit

Internal peculiarities consist of powers that locked within the mind, like Jacob's ability to see hollows or Horace Somnusson's prophetic dreams of the future.

Elemental PeculiaritiesEdit

These peculiars are probably known to have elemental peculiarities such as Emma's pyrokinesis and others that are still unknown.

Uncertain PeculiaritiesEdit


Hugh and His Family of Bee Residents

These peculiar abilities are can fit into multiple types of peculiarities. Hugh's ability to control bees (entomopathy) could be considered aggressive because he can will them to do his bidding, but it could also be thought of as passive as sometimes the bees living in him make appearances without him meaning for them too, such as when he is eating or in response to strong emotions, such as anger (Miss Peregrine's Home, pg __). It could also be considered a physical peculiarity due to the fact that his body has adapted to the horde of bees residing in his stomach.

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