History Headscratchers / ACertainMagicalIndex

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.
4th Jan '16 4:37:54 PM MarkLungo
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** Gish Galloping aside, familiarize yourself with {{Kabbalah}}, especially the Tree of Sephirot.

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** Gish Galloping aside, familiarize yourself with {{Kabbalah}}, UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}}, especially the Tree of Sephirot.



** My apologies for not explaining clearer. Anyway, Kabbalah is ''really'' important to understand some of the stuff going on in the Magic Side (as well as Aleister Crowley's ideologies, but that's for another time). Besides Angel Fall, Index compares the goals of Academy City to achieve SYSTEM (or ''One who is not a god yet reaches the will of the Heavens'') to the teachings of the Kabbalah in volume 3 of Old Testament. Since the purpose of SYSTEM is to find a way to reach the will of the heavens and for Academy City to find a body that exceeds humans and can do God's calculations, this comes off as particularly blasphemous to Index. Simply put, SYSTEM is the achievement of becoming the same as God, and goes up against God's will, by removing one's self from His divine light, and, as it is not part of the emanation of God, being separate from His emanation and implying that the being in itself can have their own infinity. Then, when God's Right Seat was first referenced and introduced in volume 14, it was said that they believe God descended mixed among angels and pretended to be one to make contact with humanity, hence how they though they could become God through becoming an angel. ''Then'' you get Aiwass in volume 19, Aleister's old teacher and personal angel, which is described as the ''symbol of an element that is inside the world created by God and also outside the hands of God''. Finally, according to Fiamma of the Right himself, Angel Fall occurred only because there was a distortion of the Laws of the World, which would imply that a terribly powerful source pervaded and distorted the divine light of God in Kabbalah, perhaps something that is ''outside'' the system of God...In short, there is probably more to ''La Persona Superior a Dio'' then we currently know.

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** My apologies for not explaining clearer. Anyway, Kabbalah is ''really'' important to understand some of the stuff going on in the Magic Side (as well as Aleister Crowley's Creator/AleisterCrowley's ideologies, but that's for another time). Besides Angel Fall, Index compares the goals of Academy City to achieve SYSTEM (or ''One who is not a god yet reaches the will of the Heavens'') to the teachings of the Kabbalah in volume 3 of Old Testament. Since the purpose of SYSTEM is to find a way to reach the will of the heavens and for Academy City to find a body that exceeds humans and can do God's calculations, this comes off as particularly blasphemous to Index. Simply put, SYSTEM is the achievement of becoming the same as God, and goes up against God's will, by removing one's self from His divine light, and, as it is not part of the emanation of God, being separate from His emanation and implying that the being in itself can have their own infinity. Then, when God's Right Seat was first referenced and introduced in volume 14, it was said that they believe God descended mixed among angels and pretended to be one to make contact with humanity, hence how they though they could become God through becoming an angel. ''Then'' you get Aiwass in volume 19, Aleister's old teacher and personal angel, which is described as the ''symbol of an element that is inside the world created by God and also outside the hands of God''. Finally, according to Fiamma of the Right himself, Angel Fall occurred only because there was a distortion of the Laws of the World, which would imply that a terribly powerful source pervaded and distorted the divine light of God in Kabbalah, perhaps something that is ''outside'' the system of God...In short, there is probably more to ''La Persona Superior a Dio'' then we currently know.



** In A Scientific Railgun, Saten (who checks out these things) did notice rumors about other "Misakas" out there, and that's how Misaka Mikoto found out about it.
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** In A ''A Scientific Railgun, Railgun'', Saten (who checks out these things) did notice rumors about other "Misakas" out there, and that's how Misaka Mikoto found out about it.
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21st Oct '15 3:25:26 PM AtticusOmundson
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** Let us not forget that when Accelerator killed 00001, it was a complete accident. He was distracted by talking to the researcher, and let his deflection ability slide back into reflection, casuing the bullet 00001 shot to go right back at herself. The rest of the killings were just him trying to prove to himself that if the clones asked to stop the experiment themselves, then they would have only then become human enough to warrant being human. Touma beating him forced him to see them all as human, and acknowledge that what he did to the ten thousand Sisters was indeed cold-blooded murder. This is what leads to his self-loathing that he has yet to recover from.

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** Let us not forget that when Accelerator killed 00001, it was a complete accident. He was distracted by talking to the researcher, and let his deflection ability slide back into reflection, casuing the bullet 00001 shot to go right back at herself. The rest of the killings were just him trying to prove to himself that if the clones asked to stop the experiment themselves, then they would have only then become human self-aware enough to warrant being human. Touma beating him forced him to see them all as human, and acknowledge that what he did to the ten thousand Sisters was indeed cold-blooded murder. This is what leads to his self-loathing that he has yet to recover from.
21st Oct '15 3:24:34 PM AtticusOmundson
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** Let us not forget that when Accelerator killed 00001, it was a complete accident. He was distracted by talking to the researcher, and let his deflection ability slide back into reflection, casuing the bullet 00001 shot to go right back at herself. The rest of the killings were just him trying to prove to himself that if the clones asked to stop the experiment themselves, then they would have only then become human enough to warrant being human. Touma beating him forced him to see them all as human, and acknowledge that what he did to the ten thousand Sisters was indeed cold-blooded murder. This is what leads to his self-loathing that he has yet to recover from.
11th Aug '15 7:08:26 PM Nomdrac8
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** Thinking that espers actually calculate equations in their head as you would on paper is the wrong way to think about it. Think of it like this: I'm sure you've often tried to toss wastepaper into a garbage can before from across the room. When you do so, do you actually calculate parabolic trajectories and solve quadratic equations in order to to figure out much power is needed to land the shot? Of course not. You gauge and "calculate" things like depth, height, and distance with instinct and experience to make the shot. As hard as it is to visualize, in a similar fashion, espers use that innate "calculating" to emit electricity or to teleport. Keep in mind they can do this due to their tampered realities (however that works).
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