Abilities

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Servant Chart


List of Servants w/ Abilities (as currently understood in-story)

Major Characters
Asad Najir
....materialization -> compound: silicon + oxygen
....hyper capable -> state: pan-forma
Cisco Elroy
....transfiguration -> element: fluorine
Colt, Jeremiah
....destruction -> shape: rhombus
Damian Rofal
....unknown
Desmond Grantier
....transfiguration -> element: sodium
Diego Redwater
....transfiguration -> element: nitrogen
....hyper capable -> state: pan-forma
Dimas Sebolt
....alteration -> gravitation
....hyper capable -> state: pan-moc
Emiliana Elroy
....mutation -> ?
Geoffrey Rofal
....aberration -> "Domination"
....shadow color: red
Harper Norez
....alteration -> light waves
....hyper capable -> state: pan-rozum
Hector Goffe
....materialization -> element: iron
Helen Belgrant
....transfiguration -> element: calcium
Ibai Blackburn
....aberration -> "Teleportation"
....shadow color: brown
Ismael Blackburn
....transfiguration -> element: potassium
Karkash
....alteration -> electromagnetic fields
Lawrence, Xavier
....materialization -> element: radium
Lynnette Edith
....aberration item -> "Incineration"
....shadow color: violet
Marcos Elroy
....unknown
Mariana Elroy
....destruction -> shape: isosceles triangle
Melchor Blackburn
....transfiguration -> element: mercury
....hyper capable -> state: pan-rozum
Octavia Redwater
....unknown
Parson Miles
....transfiguration -> element: oxygen
....hyper capable -> state: pan-rozum
Roman Fullister
....alteration -> particle vibrations
Sanko
....integration -> ?
....hyper capable -> state: pan-rozum
Stoker
....transfiguration -> element: hydrogen
Zeff Elroy
....materialization -> compound: hydrogen + oxygen
....hyper capable -> state: pan-forma


Minor Characters
Abbas Saqqaf
....unknown
Abel Sebolt
....materialization -> unknown metal
Adam Leroy
....transfiguration -> ?
Alejo Delaguna
....unknown
Amaya Sebolt
....unknown
Andres Geth
....materialization -> element: sulfur
Badat Saqqaf
....unknown
Bartholomew Erickson
....unknown
Charlie Day
....alteration -> radio wave manipulation
Conall Learen
....materialization -> element: aluminum
Davin Echer
....materialization -> element: unknown silvery metal
Dunstan Rofal
....transfiguration -> element: krypton
Elba Delaguna
....unknown
Fidel Blackburn
....materialization -> element: copper
Gerald
....unknown
Hamza Dagher
....unknown
Hanjir
....destruction -> shape: pentagon
Haqq Najir
....integration -> ?
Horatio Blackburn
....materialization -> ?
Imas Najir
....unknown
Jada Najir
....unknown
Jonathan Flint
....unknown
Joana Cortes
....materialization -> element: chromium
Louis Ferrage
....unknown
Moss
....transfiguration -> element: chlorine (never revealed in-story)
Nere Blackburn
....destruction -> shape: ?
Nola Pauls
....integration -> ?
Oscar Murray
....destruction -> shape: ?
Randall Pierce
....destruction -> shape: octagon
Rayen Merlo
....alteration -> ultraviolet light manipulation
....hyper capable -> state: pan-rozum
Sabas Blackburn
....transfiguration -> element: titanium
Salazar, Juliana
....unknown
Salvador Delaguna
....transfiguration -> element: cobalt
....hyper capable -> state: pan-forma
Santos Zabat
....unknown
Silvia Blackburn
....materialization -> element: cesium
Socorro Garza
....materialization -> element: platinum
....hyper capable -> state: pan-forma
Tessa Shelrick
....destruction -> shape: ?
Vincent
....unknown
Xuan Sebolt
....transfiguration -> phosphorus
....hyper capable -> state: pan-rozum

115 comments:

  1. Wat
    Has the old commenting method returned?
    *CONFUZZLEMENT*

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    1. Ah, no. Disqus just doesn't seem to work on these special "blog pages." It's only only on normal "posts." Not sure why that is, but eh. Close enough.

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  2. Can a servant gain more than one ability like an aberration? Also how long after death does one become a reaper? If it isn't immediate can a potential reaper become a servant and if they do, do they become a reaper when their reaper dies?

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    1. Mm, these are quite important questions, so I won't give hard and fast answers to them here. Rather, the story will address each of them sooner or later. :)

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    2. Few more questions; If the soul of a reaper (mostly imaginary energy) and servant (matter and energy) are bound, then could a servant in theory bring back their reaper with an emergence before they snapped? also could a matter user try to compress their creation to such an extent that they could make a black hole?

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    3. Emergence applies the physical abilities that servants possess--not to their soul power. Soul power only grows slowly over time. But no, servants can't resurrect their reapers in any capacity.

      Creating a black hole in such a way would be possible "in theory" for a materialization user, but it would require the servant to apply an infinite (or at least, near-infinite) amount of force in order to compress the matter into an infinitely small space, so it's impossible "in practice." Unless maybe--

      *wakes up and realizes it was all just a dream*

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    4. Not quite infinitely small space. To turn the Earth into a black hole, you'd MERELY have to compress it into a sphere with a radius of... *whips out calculator, checks equation on wikipedia* approximately 8.86 millimeters. Easy, really!

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    5. The smallest size at which a black hole lasts more than a fraction of a second before evaporating into Hawking radiation has the mass of a small mountain range, and an event horizon smaller than a proton. And such a hole still wouldn't have nearly enough "grab radius" to feed itself on ordinary matter faster than it boiled.

      It does mention that there was once an aberration who could create singularities, but somehow I doubt those were true black holes.

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    6. ^ Answer I'd missed on Wikipedia: a black hole that lasts 1 second would actually have a mass of only 228 metric tons. I was way off.

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  3. Also would a black hole block a path of destruction due to a lack of space in the matter?

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    1. The old "unstoppable force vs immovable object" dilemma. Eheheh.

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    2. Yanu (aka;the pizza):I thought the path of destruction creates space

      I'm also wondering about the physics of Integration since it has not appeared in the story

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    3. Destruction type does indeed create space. It expands space, whereas a black hole compresses space.

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  4. Can the mutation types transform cyclically? Going phase to phase and then return to the initial one?

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    1. Nah. There's only the one phase to rule them all.

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    2. One phase to bind them.
      One phase to bring them together.
      And in the Servant, bind them.

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  5. Didnt they say they were unsure if hectors element was actually iron?

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    1. Yeah, I suppose I'll add a question mark to the list there.

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  6. Just had a thought but like it was said earlier it is unknown what hectors element really is, and I forgot what page it was said but garovel said that matrializers USUALLY center around pure elements but in rare cases there were some with alloys and compound elements, so...could hectors element really be JUST iron, or... could it be a uber-metal that with training could make him a new emperor? because of all the stuff he could do with it.

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    1. Indeed, Garovel did say "usually," but he didn't say all the rest of that, I'm afraid. Of course, that doesn't mean you're wrong, either. Eheh. :)

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    2. Iron is often strengthened by its impurities and has many naturally. Nobody however said that you couldn't summon the impurity without your element however so it might be possible. Also could you summon a metal in a highly magnetic state? If so could you keep cycling and climb metalic objects or speed like a bullet train through the skies?

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    3. No, it wouldn't be possible to magnetize a summoned element. That's a force unto itself. However, by applying velocity to an element, you could probably accomplish a lot of the same things that magnetization would allow.

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    4. Hm, talking about magnets makes me realize that Karkash throwing Hector's metal around narrows down what his element could be. You've got five pure magnetic elements and maybe twenty classes of alloy, barring some unique ZK alloy. Since his element is described as dark rather than blued or silver... if it's a pure element, iron really is the most likely.

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    5. Couldn't it be mixed with carbon to make black steel since the metal in question is dark?

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    6. Materialization users can't do chemical stuff directly with their elements, as far as I can tell. They can, with practice, form physical states and structures at certain temperatures that would then make a reaction more likely, but unlike transfiguration, they can't turn nitrogen and a few trace elements into nitroglycerin with their minds. I suppose Hector could make a sort of furnace chamber, with a bubble of liquid iron and some charcoal on the inside, and thereby make more complicated alloys.
      Which begs the question: Say that a copper materialization and a tin materialization user got together and made a huge piece of bronze the manual way with their metals. What would the result of one of them annihilating their part of the metal look like? Would you get some kind of one-quarter weight tin lattice, or would it all just collapse into dust?

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    7. no I'm saying that can his iron already have the carbon in it without Hector knowing?

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    8. Yeah, it could be Steel without too much difficulty. Not that it would make much difference, though if he could separate out the carbon from the steel and control them separately it would allow him to increase their baseline strength enormously. That said, it seems like soul-strengthening cancels out most baseline attributes of materials anyway. When crystals can punch through solid iron, you're dealing in vast improvement from the baseline strength, to the point that it hardly even matters anymore.

      As for magnetism; you can magnetize ferromagnetic elements just by hitting them really hard with a hammer(they automatically align with the earth's magnetic field). Not really strong magnetic fields, but present. It comes down to how exactly he controls his element, really; with fine enough control, you could manually align the molecules properly in order to create the proper field himself.

      Even if that isn't possible, making an electromagnet and powering it himself via generating objects with spin would be relatively simple. Honestly, the ability to create a ferromagnetic element from nothingness and cancel it out without having to worry about Newton's big three is absurdly powerful already, as long as he can figure out what to do with it.

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  7. The banner says blood, valor, superpowers, and crippling social anxiety.
    Emergence occurs with need and fear. Could Hectors anxiety lead to an emergence so that he might escape a social situation?
    Also can a metal start in a highly magnetic state?

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    1. Haha, emergence might be a bit of an overreaction on his part, BUT MAYBE. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Except for the things that aren't.

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  8. Need to update, you revealed Zeff's abilities in the last couple of chapters. Seeing how he is a duel ability.

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    1. Updated for you. Probably gonna need to reformat this page pretty soon.

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  9. Can hector control his element if it becomes molten and how dense can he make it i.e compressed heated carbon can become diamond so can he compress his iron and can he summon an atom of iron.

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    1. He can't control his element at all after creating it, no matter its state. But he should be able to materialize molten metal eventually, with practice.

      Presumably Hector can only create metal with the atoms arranged in a way that is possible. It is possible for carbon to form a diamond lattice, so a carbon user could create some. But they couldn't just make arbitrarily dense carbon.

      Materializing a single atom of metal... Theoretically possible, I guess? I have no idea why someone would want to develop that kind of fine control, though.

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    2. A single atom of iron antimatter would be quite useful for splosions.

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  10. what i meant by control was could he still dematerialize iron if it was molten. also if he could create singular atoms of iron then he could potentially coat his bones in iron even if it meant that he had to cut open his muscles to coat them. His body can regenerate think wolverine He could even use small quantities of iron as tracking devices when fighting to keep track of enemy positions since while he can't control his iron he can still sense it..

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    1. He can't "sense" his iron. He can remember where he created it and perhaps visualize its last known location in his head, but that's about it.

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  11. so does he have to see it to dematerialize it since i think it was mentioned he cant materialise it in places he can;t see.

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    1. He can materialize iron in places he can't see, it's just way harder to get what he wants. When he tried to make a structure, it collapsed under its own weight because it was misshapen. But if all he wants is a big irregular lump, not seeing it shouldn't keep him from doing it.

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    2. So materializing a big lump of iron in someones body should be feasible then.

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    3. Different problem. The problem with materializing in someone's body isn't that he can't see inside, it's that there isn't any free space for iron to materialize in.

      Judging from what we've seen Zeff do with his ice (start in the mouth, then extend a spike through the brain), clogging up the airways is doable, though. Except if he's fighting an old servant, who can apparently protect themselves from that stuff with their soul.

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    4. What anon said.

      This topic gets talked about at the very beginning of the Fifth Oath, chapter 49. The specific pages are page 387 and page 388.

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  12. What about materializing iron in the stomach or areas between the organs.I imagine there would be plenty of space there.

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    1. Possibly. There's a lot of gooey filling in the way, though. You may recall Zeff doing this with the space in people's mouths. Which sounds really dirty when I put it that way.

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  13. Soul empower metal can hold a reaper, so could a device, such as a remote or laptop be coated in such a way as to allow a reaper to touch it. If so they can finally do things like play catch, change a channel, self teach, etc. if possible anyway.

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    1. Nah, reapers can't interact with the physical world in that way. If they could, then they probably would've been directly participating in fights this whole time.

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    2. So, when I punch a reaper with a soul-empowered set of brass knuckles, do I feel any resistance? Because if there's any resistance, then reapers are exerting force; if they exert force, they can interact. Maybe ridiculously weakly, but there you go.

      Also, could a Mutation user create some kind of peripheral nervous system in their body for a reaper to interact with psychically, and so control their movements directly?

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    3. They don't exert force. They are affected by the object, but the soul-empowered object isn't affected by them at all. Taking a servant and communicating with servants is the closest they could ever get to influencing the world directly, even in ways related to servants.

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  14. Does the type of power a reaper get have something to do with the way in which they die and if not are they completely random.

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    1. I think it has to do with their personality. For each heavily developed character, I've noticed at least one connection each between personality and the way that they use their power, and personality and the nature of their power. For example, Hector has a heroic "knight in shining armor" powerset to match with his bravery and heroism, and having a metal used so much in human industry symolizes his own metaphorical "reforging" from a miserable outcast into a (more) happy and effective individual.

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  15. Are their any imaginary artifacts apart from those fashioned from abominations. Their is an entire imaginary world, so at some point its likely somebody figured out how to make something.

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    1. Sure there are. Haqq's workshop is full of them.

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  16. also is their any special meaning to the small gap in the center of the powers chart at the top?

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  17. just wondering... Im only at page 332 but it's SEEM rather obvious that Hector summoned material is iron so why ther is still a question mark near the word iron in the description above??

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  18. Because it has yet to be PROVEN that it's iron, it could be a completely unidentified element that just SEEMS to be iron... for all we know at least.

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  19. Hey, what servant powers would you guys want to have? I would want:

    Carbon transfiguration. You can make ALL THE CHEMICALS with that, plus carbon-fiber skin and bones, plus you can scare people by walking up and turning the skin on your face into transparent diamond. Or,
    Magnesium materialization. All the powers of a metal materializer, plus you can make constructs that burst into white-hot flame.

    If I couldn't win the superpower lottery, I'd want:

    Tungsten transfiguration. The usual for a metal materializer, plus it's very dense so you can play interesting games with your body mass, plus tungsten carbide surfaces, plus with practice you could pull a Desmond using tungsten hexamethyl or a Moss by making tungsten hexachloride.

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    1. Well, I would NOT want destruction, because it's boring and not versatile at all. Transfiguration would be my second least-favorite power, because it's kind of a pain.

      If I was a servant, I'd want an alteration power. Roman has it pretty good with his vibration control. It has obvious potential for growth, you can do a ton of different things with it...

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    2. Thing about destruction is that it trumps nearly everything. You don't have to worry about odd interactions, because 99% of the time, you simply win. Something that hasn't yet been explored is that Transfiguration can produce unlimited amounts of mass, because you can pull of body parts and they regrow to no limit. It also lets you use tricks like boring holes to your gut and blasting out soul-powered acid.

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    3. ^Well, remember that you're still limited to one element and whatever CHNOPS compounds you can make from it. You only get super-acids if, like Moss or Cisco, you can make them from your element.

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    4. Remember the hydrogen transfiguration dude? He used the acid trick at some point oh wait he accessed stores of chlorine and made hydrochloric acid duh I'm stupid.

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    5. Personally, I would want either gravity alteration, astatine materialization, or weak nuclear force alteration. If I was abolish, uranium or plutonium materialization or alteration would also be nice. I don't really know enough about integration or mutation to really decide if either of those would be nice.

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    6. Two things: first, I meant to say uranium or plutonium transfiguration in my previous post. Second, now that mutation has a bit more explanation, I would want it, because even if it would be dangerous or difficult, the chance to boost intelligence would mean that you could become smart enough and well-educated enough to keep improving with negligible risk, so theoretically become infinitely intelligent, and maybe even mess with your biochemistry and neurochemistry enough to enter an emergent state at will, no stupidly getting into mortal peril required. Omniscience + unlimited free emergence= OP. Also, soul-empowered acid sprayer organs, flight, even more super-strength, super-senses, detachable combat limbs, I'm assuming anything found in nature is feasible with enough practice and understanding and can be made soul-strong, and the weirder and more terrifying things in nature have some awesome superpowers of their own.

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    7. Oh, 1 more: inertia alteration. Among other things limited flight by jumping and then raising inertia to near infinite, a way less painful way to deal with bullets than just taking them, and the ability to make actual use of a gun by increasing the inertia as bullets leave the barrel. Also, materialized moving spikes simply wouldn't work.

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    8. Funny thing I was thinking of either carbon manipulation, potassium materialization, or heat or sound transfiguration

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    9. You know, for a prankster-type character, sulfur transfiguration would be the way to go. You have several pranking abilities (vile odors for every occasion, fun with a relatively low-melting element, things you can do with small quantities of acid), some very serious abilities (large quantities of acid, explosives, explosive gases that are also neurotoxic when concentrated) and a few real attacks that have all the fun of pranks (like leaving an arm of chilled disulfur dinitride under the radiator)

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  20. I bet I know what Damien's power is. I bet he's an alteration user with power over molecular or intermolecular bonds. That would explain how his victims just vanish with a flash and a thump, and why he commented that he'd "reduced them to less than dust."

    Now if I could just figure out why that doesn't produce a huge choking cloud of vaporized organics...

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  21. One kind of amusing thing that strikes me is that Hector could make ridiculous amounts of money on the Long Earth. On a slightly more on-topic note, what exactly does destruction do? does it, in effect, dematerialize anything in the path? Since this is well-known in story, it seems fairly reasonable to tell us even if it hasn't been specifically brought up.

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    1. "Dematerialize" would suggest that matter is being obliterated, but it isn't. The text already explained that the destruction type "creates space" in the form a "path." Essentially, by making new space, it rapidly displaces and distorts the space already there, which ends up also distorting any physical matter therein. Except, matter has structural constraints to it which won't often survive the violent pressure applied to it by the spatial distortion. Hence, it is torn to pieces.

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    2. So basically, destrction users create a localized Big Rip?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Rip

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  22. Oh, so it doesn't destroy mass, just pulverizes it. I see. Would'nt that create a loud sound as the air gets pushed around, and create a much larger hole if you punch through something with it because the pieces would be driven violently into the rest of the structure.

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    1. But, you aren't actually moving anything. It's like the idea of the alcubierre drive, where you fold spacetime into a bubble and move that, but more turbulent. It's like, the mass in the universe remains the same, but the distribution of that mass is instantly affected in the path's area. No energy gets radiated off because there is, in fact, more space to distribute it through.
      In fact, I'd bet that each use of a destruction ability drags the universe a tiny bit closer to the entropic death that happens when there's too much space and not enough mass.

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    2. that is frightening

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    3. Well, you could argue that the materialization, alteration, transfiguration, and the basic regeneration all counteract that, so there's that.

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  23. Could you add sections for aberration power users (aberrations and bone users), and describing the hyperstates? Also, do all of the power types have precise limits like materialization's max mass and range and destruction's path dimensions?

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    1. Aberration abilities will get their own thing when the time comes. There are only two that have been named in-story so far (Domination and Incineration), so I don't think they need their own section yet.

      Hyper states are in much the same boat. Only two have been named (pan-rozum and pan-forma). After more are explained, they'll get a special section on this page as well.

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  24. Even if you're not ready to give them their own sections yet, could you add them to the character listings?

    Lynette Edith
    ...aberration bone ->power: incineration

    Melchor Blackburn
    ...transfiguration->element: mercury
    ...hyper capable->state: pan-rozum

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    1. Also, could you add notes like "unknown metal" or "unknown gas" for ones like Davin and Adam, whose powers are shown but never specified?

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  25. One quick question: about how much mass can a low-level materializer (5-10 years) create per minute, is it gets removed before it has time to count against the power cap? I was wondering about the viability of an abolish servant increasing the ocean's mercury levels to extreme toxicity, and I already have all the other figures for the calculation, assuming Eleg has similar sized oceans to Earth and its people have no extraordinary resistance to mercury poisoning. Fortunately, even with the appropriate power this may not happen because Morganovs would find it tedious and Dozers don't excel at that kind of creative problem solving.

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    1. Haha, I don't really keep keep exact numbers for that sort of thing, and even if I did, it would vary wildly due to emergence.

      However, I will say that situations like the one you're describing are not necessarily impossible. Eleg has been through some shit, in other words. Certain areas, in particular.

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    2. By my calculations, it would take about 2.4 million years, obviously too long to be practical, but that is making a kind of clumsy assumption of a 100 meter cube every minute, and that could easily be off by a factor of thousands, especially since this servant would be purely specialized in maximum quantity without regards for skill, momentum, control, etc. Still, though, it may not be possible and it certainly wouldn't be the easy kill it seemed like before I actually ran the numbers. When considering the awe-inspiring power of servants, its easy to forget just how big a planet that I assume is geographically similar to earth really is.

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    3. Never mind, I just made a pretty impressive stupid mistake: I forgot to factor in that its 1 ppm, meaning that I did the math for a whole oceanful of mercury, not a toxic pollution level in the water. I feel about as smart as Moss (either kind) right now. Also, is there a way to make the comments keep my name saved or do I just have to re-enter it every single time I post?

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    4. I figured out the problem with that tactic. Abolish could very easily be thwarted by either of a selenium materializer servant, or a pissed off Sai-Hee. If they end up at odds with the independents, they could end up being completely destroyed before they calm down.

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  26. It's pretty much certain at this point that Haqq is an integration user, given that he can do things that we specifically know only integration users can...

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  27. If multiple servants combine their powers, can they all soul-strengthen the result together? For example, if Hector and Conall were on the same side and created thermite together, could they both soul-strengthen it?

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  28. If you put one each of an oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and hydrogen materialization or transformation servant, a materialization servant with control over a workable metal, and some kind of alteration guy with the oomph to get a big hunk of metal to orbital velocity, would you have a spaceship?
    Are there any transfiguration servants that go to battle in a high-pressure suit filled with their element, so that anybody breaching it gets a blast of something dangerous in the face?

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  29. A few more quick questions: Does Zeff have compounds of hydrogen and oxygen, or specifically water? Also, is his name just a name, or is it a reference to effective nuclear charge? Is there a hyper-state that combines an existing materialization power with integration, allowing you to, among other things, create immobilizing spikes by melding them with the victim? How did Melchor split without ripping his reaper apart? How did Diego survive an injury without his reaper getting hurt?

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    1. I want to know if he could have made hydrochloric acid or any other chemical that could have done a better job in combat.

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  30. Oh, one more quick one? Do high-level destruction users ever show off their control by trimming nails or hair with their power?

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    1. I'm pretty sure even low-level destruction users can do that - though you might get some oddly-shaped fingernails, depending on the shape of the power. The worst thing that can happen is you accidentally kill yourself by boring a path through your skull, and your reaper laughs their ass off before resurrecting you. Still, even that doesn't compare to transfiguration users being able to literally evaporate stuff off, as long as they have can use the constituent elements of keratin plus their own to make something crumbly, or just gaseous or liquid. And mutation could probably make the fingernails as hard as diamond and regrow only through regeneration. Materialization could just make cutting edges, though some elements might be a pain to use solid versions of.

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  31. Hey, wouldn't Dimas's gravitation be more distorting space than exerting force? Isn't that an infringement on destruction turf?

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    1. I'm pretty sure destruction is the one that distorts - in fact, creates - space. Gravitation just changes the force vectors in a contained area buzzword quantum jargon nonsense.

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  32. [responding to Michael on p549]

    I'm pretty sure that energy emissions, once they're produced, fall under alteration territory. So I doubt that any normal transfiguration technique will let you do that, but there might be a pan-rozum-style type-busting hyper state that allows it.

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    1. Though, beta and alpha particles might be in the in-between territory, as they're literally accelerated pieces of the mass lost to radioactive decay.

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  33. One thing I just realized about materialization: if their element is flammable in dust form, they could create some REALLY powerful fire powers by materializing dust, letting it burn, annihilating it to free up the oxygen and creating it again.

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    1. You know what's an excellent example of a metal dust that, under the right conditions, oxidizes at high speeds and high temperatures?
      Our ferrously inclined protagonist has many tricks to explore with his power.

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  34. If I were a transfiguration user, I would probably want to carry around a few weapons or accessories made from my element, that I could soul-strengthen when I use. Copper transfiguration, a gun and bullets made of copper alloys with copper-acetylide-spiked propellant. Titanium transfiguration, some throwable vials of titanium tetrachloride. If I can make them once I can make them as many times as necessary, and they could provide a useful edge of surprise.

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    1. Servants can soul-strengthen anything, not just their elements.

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  35. ...you know, it would answer a lot of questions in a lot of universes if you assume that superheroes are subconsciously soul-strengthening anything they grab, punch or stand on.

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  36. What do you do if you want to write a mass-type character (especially a transfigurator) whose element is rare and ill-understood, like iridium or scandium?

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  37. I think aberrations' shadow colors might also be psychically influenced. Geoffrey was exceptionally bloodthirsty, and his was red. Ibai is from a family sometimes called the Mudlords, and his shadow is brown. Let's see if the pattern continues with other aberrations.

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  38. Hey, how hard is it for transfig types to produce chemicals in anhydrous forms? Besides ones that are made from water, I mean?

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  39. Integration is kind of confusing. I mean I know it fuses materials together but ho does that work exactly? Does the outcome gain properties of both base elements? What do they use as a basis? Just the elements or can they like fuse a metal bat with fire?

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  40. Please? It's really bugging me. I like to look up elements to see which would make good transfiguration powers, but every time I find a cool compound that only works when it's dry/pure, I keep thinking "would this come out soggy and useless if I made it?"

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  41. Here's a thought. Remember Xuan's oxide form? Could two servants whose elements from a binary compound merge their pan-rozum forms that way and become one super-awesome combatant?

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  42. One kinda interesting thing is that when you think about it, its a really good thing Dimas is a good guy. He's got basically the only power that could destroy the world in one go without having power that would require a geologic age. All he has to do is gain enough power to compress 230 metric tons of material and keep it that way for a few moments, and he's got an instant black hole. He then would only need to use Pan-Rozum to survive and maintain it for a bit longer, and it would become self-sustaining and consume the whole planet.

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  43. One really cool power that my brother thought of: alteration of the gas constant. You could cancel out explosions or create your own flameless ones, extinguish or massively accelerate fires by changing air availability, asphyxiate people with a near-vacuum that they can't tell isn't normal air, or create a deadman switch by gathering a huge volume of air in a tiny space and then explaining what will happen if you let it renormalize.

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  44. You know, if Hector wanted to be really nasty, he should just walk around the countryside putting his iron dust everywhere. Just, everywhere he goes, a quarter inch of the stuff on the ground. It would get blown away/merge with the soil soon enough, and disappear, so nobody would notice.

    But after about 10-20 years, every plant everywhere would get all its iron from Hector. From those plants, every animal would get their iron from Hector. And from those animals, every person in the world would get their Iron from Hector. You want to kill someone? Everyone already has some of his iron inside them. Destroy it and they suddenly lose the ability to process oxygen, and pass out in seconds. Or just make a spike of it straight into their brain. Of course, it wouldn't work if they'd fully regenerated recently, but who wants to fully regenerate very often?

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  45. Could Jason Voorhees be a servant, one with the mutation ability? Hmm...

    Anyway, thanks for the amazing read!

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  46. I have some questions regarding pan-rozum and potential uber-hax powers that could arise from it.

    For starters, since it basically lets you use your ability as any of the types, could some high level servant theoretically use a combination of transfiguration and alteration to transform other people, for example a light alteration user transforming helpless opponents into rays of light causing them to fly off into space and dissipate? Or maybe a destruction user transforming themselves into a path of destruction and basically become an invulnerable juggernaut for the duration of the state. (Honestly I'm kinda expecting Dozer to do this just because of his name.) Or maybe a mutation user forcefully inducing a brainless mutation as a sort of mutation alteration beam in order to permakill servants without even touching the reapers.

    Also speaking of mutation, it has got to be the most overpowered ability at higher levels. It's basically everything transfiguration and could possibly be used to copy other abilities via changing the DNA of some cells to match that of someone who has the desired ability. Plus the potential for cloning via asexual reproduction or stealing bodies via turning some of their brain cells into airborne parasitic viruses. Or kill everyone that touches them via secreting soul empowered neurotoxin and adapting their bodies against it. OR even become cyborgs via mutation their bodies to include metal in certain arrangements. Not to mention how terrifying it would be fighting them since at any given moment they're liable to transform into a tsunami of superstrong undead rotting flesh while it rains body stealing toxic blood and bone spears. They could also create more servants via giving themselves the reaper genes so they every time the die another copy of themselves becomes a reaper. And if they were to go pan-rozum they'd basically be able to create, become, control, or destroy anything they wanted.

    Oh yeah and one more set, if a light alteration user soul empowered their light, would it get faster or just brighter, and can they fly into things like radio antennae or eyeballs to posses or violently explode out from them?

    Sorry for the long post I just really like this story.

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  47. Some really nice ideas from the comments. I rather prefer having materialisation or alteration powers. Whats Field Marshal Jackson s power exactly? Solar/ heat wave? Mixture of some elements?- I say this because parson miles didn't want to use his power near him. Any ideas or confirmation

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  48. A great ability would be francium transfiguration or materialisation due to its extreme explosive power. A piece of francium the size of a brick would have almost the force of a nuclear bomb! If used properly it could be emperoro-level powerful!

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  49. Would it be possible for Hector to summon steel? Steel is after all just fancy iron.

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  51. Do mutation users eventually get access to metals and such, and if so could they replicate technology?

    Do servants actually have to eat, and if so could a mutation user simply grow some food in their stomach, causing it to reappear whenever they are given regen?

    Could a sufficiently skilled mutation user create biological combat drones?

    Would a geosynchronous space station allow reapers to move around on board as normal?

    Sorry about all the questions, I just love the mutation and integration abilities sheer versatility. Compiling a list of every beneficial predatory adaptation I can find has been really fun!

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