Here's a new ICONS power I came up with tonight based on a character description by Fabrício Franco over at RPGNet. I've tweaked it a bit since I originally posted it over there. It is based on the Mind Control (from the ICONS core rulebook) and Sensory Link (from the Villainomicon) powers. Please feel free to discuss, critique and evaluate in the comments below.
By establishing a mental connection with another individual, you may tap into their knowledge and experiences.
A target of Mind Tap must be within visual range for the link to be formed (but may travel out of range with an active Mind Tap) and have a Willpower level less than the level of this power or your own Willpower, whichever is greater. Those with greater Willpower are immune to your Mind Tap unless you first tag one of their aspects (see Tagging and Compelling under Determination). To access the mind of another person, roll a Mind Tap test with a difficulty of the target’s Willpower. If successful, you are connected to the target's mind until you choose to release them.
With a successful Mind Tap, you may access all the target's specialties and use them as if they were your own, but you must use your own corresponding ability scores when using the target's specialties. By spending a Determination point, you may use the target's specialties at the target's ability level (at a cost of one Determination point for each ability you access) as if it were your own. You may only mentally tap into one individual or consciousness at a time.
A Mind Tap may be maintained through concentration. If you are distracted (attacked, for example), a Willpower test with a difficulty equal to your Mind Tap level is required to maintain the connection.
If the subject of your Mind Tap is stunned or killed, roll a Willpower test with a difficulty equal to the damage of the attack, and read the result as a Mental Blast targeting you.
When randomly rolling characters, Mind Tap can be taken in place of Mind Control.