History Headscratchers / ACertainMagicalIndex

9th Sep '16 12:08:13 PM DarkHunter
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** We know that a fair amount of what Academy City publicly claims about esper powers is false, given the very existence of Parameter List, which contradicts some of the more basic principles most espers have been taught. (Most of) the teachers aren't in on it, they're being fed the same lies. There may be a genetic component to the powers, even if they do stem primarily from mental functions.
21st Aug '16 5:38:07 PM baschapp
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9th Aug '16 10:28:54 PM bweb
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9th Aug '16 10:27:59 PM bweb
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[[folder: Cloning Powers?]]
* So, we're told in the Railgun and Index series that ESPer powers are a "personal reality" achieved by the individual through force of will. If we accept this as a functional system, then cloning an individual to replicate their powers shouldn't work. It is made explicit that the Sisters are not mentally identical to Mikoto, not having the same life experiences and being educated by the use of Testament. Since the ESPer power Mikoto wields is her own personal reality, as mentioned, and not the product of a physical mutation or cellular alteration, her power shouldn't be genetically transferable. Cloning her should not result in the creation of ESPers with similar, albeit weaker, powers. The clones wouldn't have the same personal realities as Mikoto, because their very existence varies too widely from Mikoto's own life experiences, which helped to shape her reality. And even if one could accept that Testament might provide an approximation of Mikoto's thought patterns to create a similar "personal reality", wouldn't it be less expensive to simply use Testament to graft those abilities onto ESPer candidates for the Level 6 Project, rather than create 10,000 clones that would need to be housed, clothed, and fed before they were thrown into the proverbial meat grinder?
18th May '16 10:41:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Really, it's because the Japanese perception of luck is different than it is here in the west. No good luck doesn't necessarily mean bad luck here, but in Japan, a certain amount of good luck is needed in order to protect one's self from misfortune. Take the manga ''Luck Thief'' for example: it starred a hit man that did his job by simply touching his target, thus taking their luck away, and his victim would immediately die in some inexplicable accident. The same thing goes for the Doppliner system in ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'', where when a person meets a stranger that's identical to them, one orr the pair gets all of the other's luck, and the one that loses the luck immediately dies in a similar manner to the people in ''Luck Thief.'' Thankfully for Touma, the author of TAMNI seems to tone down the repercussions of having no luck.

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** Really, it's because the Japanese perception of luck is different than it is here in the west. No good luck doesn't necessarily mean bad luck here, but in Japan, a certain amount of good luck is needed in order to protect one's self from misfortune. Take the manga ''Luck Thief'' for example: it starred a hit man that did his job by simply touching his target, thus taking their luck away, and his victim would immediately die in some inexplicable accident. The same thing goes for the Doppliner system in ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'', ''Manga/BlackGod'', where when a person meets a stranger that's identical to them, one orr the pair gets all of the other's luck, and the one that loses the luck immediately dies in a similar manner to the people in ''Luck Thief.'' Thankfully for Touma, the author of TAMNI seems to tone down the repercussions of having no luck.
11th May '16 6:51:07 AM allfictions
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** This is the focus of the second side story novel, as the plot revolves around an Academy City Board Director (one of the leaders) and his teenage confident/assistant/right-arm-girl finding out that a list of Gemstones has been leaked to other countries by the CIA, so they can capture Gemstones for them and they can then swoop in and take them themselves to restart the Stargate Project. The plot is foiled by Academy City using the Misaka clones scattered around the world to retrieve the Gemstones from the facilities and offer them protection within the city.
10th May '16 8:22:01 PM Creaturemaster
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10th May '16 8:21:16 PM Creaturemaster
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[[folder: How do espers get there?]]
* So [[AsYouKnow we all know]] that espers usually get their powers from the Power Curriculum Program, which obviously means they either go to Academy City specifically to obtain these powers or are there in the first place and sign up. But what happens when a Gemstone is born outside of Academy City? It seems like Academy City would want to bring them in, to avoid having the other world powers exploit them, so how do they accomplish that? Is there a group that the administrators send out to kidnap new Gemstones and bring them to the city? And if so, how do they deal with a particularly powerful esper who doesn't want to cooperate?
8th Jan '16 11:05:15 AM Willbyr
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** Really, it's because the Japanese perception of luck is different than it is here in the west. No good luck doesn't necessarily mean bad luck here, but in Japan, a certain amount of good luck is needed in order to protect one's self from misfortune. Take the manga ''Luck Thief'' for example: it starred a hit man that did his job by simply touching his target, thus taking their luck away, and his victim would immediately die in some inexplicable accident. The same thing goes for the Doppliner system in {{Kurokami}}, where when a person meets a stranger that's identical to them, one orr the pair gets all of the other's luck, and the one that loses the luck immediately dies in a similar manner to the people in ''Luck Thief.'' Thankfully for Touma, the author of TAMNI seems to tone down the repercussions of having no luck.

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** Really, it's because the Japanese perception of luck is different than it is here in the west. No good luck doesn't necessarily mean bad luck here, but in Japan, a certain amount of good luck is needed in order to protect one's self from misfortune. Take the manga ''Luck Thief'' for example: it starred a hit man that did his job by simply touching his target, thus taking their luck away, and his victim would immediately die in some inexplicable accident. The same thing goes for the Doppliner system in {{Kurokami}}, ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'', where when a person meets a stranger that's identical to them, one orr the pair gets all of the other's luck, and the one that loses the luck immediately dies in a similar manner to the people in ''Luck Thief.'' Thankfully for Touma, the author of TAMNI seems to tone down the repercussions of having no luck.
7th Jan '16 7:03:02 PM nombretomado
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** Part of my problem is that it ''is'' a perfect conversion of energy with no spill over. Explaining why that is does not help. It works as well with Newton's Third Law as Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion does with Christinaity. In my head there must be a tipping point or upper limit where he can no longer force the conversion. Otherwise, in a Vs. Scenario, he's reflecting the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star planet-buster]] or the [[SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon Gun]]. Another problem is that if he keeps it on "reflect" then why does he not ''suffocate'' if he reflects everything coming in contact with him with their own force re-directed? No matter how minimal, the gas around us is in a constant state of motion. If he reflects things headed towards him by default, he'd reflect the very air around him as well. Unless he's warped reality to the point where he does not need to breath, we've got a problem. Subconsciously or unconsciously, he has to make a distinction between what is dangerous and what is not--but given it's reaction time via the sniper survival is just become a more blatant sign of ArtMajorPhysics. I '''HATE''' ArtMajorPhysics that tries to pass itself off as anything else.

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** Part of my problem is that it ''is'' a perfect conversion of energy with no spill over. Explaining why that is does not help. It works as well with Newton's Third Law as Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion does with Christinaity. In my head there must be a tipping point or upper limit where he can no longer force the conversion. Otherwise, in a Vs. Scenario, he's reflecting the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star planet-buster]] or the [[SpaceRunawayIdeon [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon Gun]]. Another problem is that if he keeps it on "reflect" then why does he not ''suffocate'' if he reflects everything coming in contact with him with their own force re-directed? No matter how minimal, the gas around us is in a constant state of motion. If he reflects things headed towards him by default, he'd reflect the very air around him as well. Unless he's warped reality to the point where he does not need to breath, we've got a problem. Subconsciously or unconsciously, he has to make a distinction between what is dangerous and what is not--but given it's reaction time via the sniper survival is just become a more blatant sign of ArtMajorPhysics. I '''HATE''' ArtMajorPhysics that tries to pass itself off as anything else.
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