OOC: How about everyone with superpowers can see them, and so can technological devices? Then they'd be that way for most, but there'd still be the off civilian that can't, to keep it semi-consistent?
IC: The man's helmet picks up on the tall man standing behind the normal height one. "Well, ya see." He starts, seeing the short woman arrive. "That thing that you created seems to be a threat to public safety." He lies, and quite well. "I was trying to take care of you both before you threatened any civilians!"
It was quite clear he was using his hero-esque look to attempt to sway bystanders to his side. He notes the fire, and makes sure to keep an eye on them in case it starts to fire correctly.