Thermoptic Camouflage is a type of camouflage used by G.L.O.V.E. and H.O.P.E. forces. It is made of a hexagonal pattern. It has been mentioned in all books except Higher Institute of Villainous Education.
Thermoptic Camouflage renders the item coated in the material invisible to both thermal and optic cameras. It does not stop shadows from forming on the ground around the suit, as demonstrated in Escape Velocity, however this fact may be contradicted by other books. It uses an electronic signal to camouflage the material, and is therefore vulnerable to EMPs.
Thermoptic Camouflage has been built into many different types of technology:
- Interestingly enough, Thermoptic Camouflage seems to be the book's version of the real life technology known as Quantum Stealth , although the real-life version could muffle sound and would not have the flaws of near-invisibility that comes with the version in-book.