An Absorbascon is a Thanagarian device that enables its user to telepathically read the minds of other sentient life forms. An Absorbascon is only effective against non-Thanagarians. Used primarily as an educational tool, it can also be used as a weapon or a tool of espionage. Hawkman and Hawkwoman used the Absorbascon to learn about Earth's cultures and languages.
A Thanagarian can also use this device to interpret the vocal patterns of lower order animals such as birds., which is how the Hawks can communicate with birds.
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