The transgenic Alternate may have difficulty when communicating with animals leads to thinking like them.

Zoopathy is a transgenesis of cognitive genes, allowing the DNA Alternate to communicate with animals. The Alternate has the ability to communicate seamlessly with animals, as their brains have been altered by the transgenesis to translate human concepts into notions recognizable by animals.

The victim will instinctually follow the commands of the Alternate, allowing them to direct the activity of the victim to the Alternate's benefit. They could even use the victims as spies, allowing them to perform espionage without a physical presence.