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12th Feb '17 11:35:49 PM AtmosBlitzer
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* Accelerator's power in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is 'controlling vectors.' Now, let's look at what he's done so far and what he says he can do. Flight because he has to LET gravity affect him. Super strength and speed that can be multiplied infinitely. Telekinesis. Pyrokinesis. Wind control. Plasma creation. [[{{Technopath}} Control over all electrical currents, including bioelectricity.]] Immunity to all weaponry and damage except lack of air, pretty much. And much, much more. Vector control means he gets to do pretty much whatever he wants to as long as it involves 'something goes somewhere,' which is basically everything since movement is the basis of, well, everything. The only thing shown to affect him without tricking him or making him neglect to deflect something is [[spoiler:HollywoodVoodoo]].
** The only limit to Accelerator's abilities is the mathematics behind controlling the vectors: if something is too complicated for him to calculate in his head, he can't do it, even if his powers technically should cover that. This isn't too much of a hindrance to him though, as he's a practically superhuman [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical genius]].
** And in the side series to this, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', we see Misaka use her power, control over electricity, to perform all types of feats from attatching herself to a concrete wall, using surrounding pieces of steel as cover, and using iron sand to create a chainsaw whip sword, as well as various other uses.
** Most Espers in fact have shown some degree of this as long as they are a bit creative with it.
** Another Esper example: Teitoku Kakine, the Number 2 Level 5. His ability, Dark Matter, creates matter that ''doesn't exist in our universe'' and ''defies the laws of physics of anything'' it come into contact with. Among other things we have seen him merging it with mundane matter (like air, for example) to create physics-defying barriers (meaning its vector equation is ridiculously complicated), use said barrier to reflect and refract light to create over ''2500'' forms of radiations, and merging Dark Matter with objects to detonate them into oblivion. Much later, [[spoiler:he can even create ''human flesh and organs'' to regenerate his body from damage, allowing him to come back from nothing but molecules. He also used this to create entire armies made of Dark Matter to fight against Accelerator and fellow Level 5 Esper Mugino.]]
** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Fiamma of the Right]]]]'s power is to "replicate any feat performed by the right hand". As long as it's been performed by the right hand, he can do it himself. Much like Accelerator's powers, this doesn't really limit what he can do as much as it sounds like it would at first: What ''hasn't'' been performed by someone's right hand? What makes this power so terrifying is it applies to divine beings like angels as well, which is the application [[spoiler:Fiamma]] typically invokes. Look at how he recreate the sword used by the cherub who protects Eden: a ''fourty kilometers-long flaming sword!'' This is nowhere near [[spoiler:Fiamma]]'s maximum strength, by the way.

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* Accelerator's power in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is 'controlling vectors.' Now, let's look at what he's done so far and what he says he can do. Flight because he has to LET gravity affect him. Super strength and speed that can be multiplied infinitely. Telekinesis. Pyrokinesis. Wind control. Plasma creation. [[{{Technopath}} Control over all electrical currents, including bioelectricity.]] Immunity to all weaponry and damage except lack of air, pretty much. And much, much more. Vector control means he gets to do pretty much whatever he wants to as long as it involves 'something goes somewhere,' which is basically everything since movement is the basis of, well, everything. The only thing shown to affect him without tricking him or making him neglect to deflect something is [[spoiler:HollywoodVoodoo]].
** The only limit to Accelerator's abilities is the mathematics behind controlling the vectors: if something is too complicated for him to calculate in his head, he can't do it, even if his powers technically should cover that. This isn't too much of a hindrance to him though, as he's a practically superhuman [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical genius]].
** And in the side series to this,
In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', we see Misaka use her power, [[ShockAndAwe control over electricity, electricity]], to perform all types of feats from attatching attaching herself to a concrete wall, using surrounding pieces of steel as cover, and using iron sand to create a chainsaw whip sword, as well as various other uses.
** Most Espers in fact have shown some degree of this as long as they are a bit creative with it.
** Another Esper example:
it. For example, Teitoku Kakine, the Number 2 Level 5. His ability, 5, has an ability called Dark Matter, Matter that creates matter that ''doesn't exist in our universe'' and ''defies the laws of physics of anything'' it come into contact with. Among other things we have seen him merging it with mundane matter (like air, for example) to create physics-defying barriers (meaning its vector equation is ridiculously complicated), use said barrier to reflect and refract light to create over ''2500'' forms of radiations, and merging Dark Matter with objects to detonate them into oblivion. Much later, [[spoiler:he can even create ''human flesh and organs'' to regenerate his body from damage, allowing him to come back from nothing but molecules. He also used this to create entire armies made of Dark Matter to fight against Accelerator and fellow Level 5 Esper Mugino.]]
** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Fiamma of the Right]]]]'s power is to "replicate any feat performed by the right hand". As long as it's been performed by the right hand, he can do it himself. Much like Accelerator's powers, this doesn't really limit what he can do as much as it sounds like it would at first: What ''hasn't'' been performed by someone's right hand? What makes this power so terrifying is it applies to divine beings like angels as well, which is the application [[spoiler:Fiamma]] typically invokes. Look at how he recreate the sword used by the cherub who protects Eden: a ''fourty kilometers-long flaming sword!'' This is nowhere near [[spoiler:Fiamma]]'s maximum strength, by the way.
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18th Jan '17 2:36:39 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' has libriomancy, the power of pulling items from books. Meaning a given libriomancer has access to everything from a [[StarTrek phaser]], to a healing potion, to Excalibur, to a [[StarWars lightsaber]]. There are few hard rules, no true Necromancy, no time travel, no unlimited wishing, libriomancy damages books so they need to be rested after some uses, can't be used on comic books or videogame guides, and libriomancers can lock books that are too dangerous, to keep people from making [[LordOfTheRings The One Ring]] or such. Still, a libriomancer is ultimately limited only by their imagination and knowledge of literature.
8th Jan '17 3:24:02 PM nombretomado
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* UltimateMarvel's Iron Man has {{Nanomachines}} in his blood-- in the present-day comics, they're limited to letting him [[{{Technopath}} control his armor]], but they apparently used to be a lot more general-purpose, including forming swarms of shape-shifting insectoids that can pick locks, disable nuclear bombs, hack into any computer, and transform into an [=iPod=].

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* UltimateMarvel's ComicBook/UltimateMarvel's Iron Man has {{Nanomachines}} in his blood-- in the present-day comics, they're limited to letting him [[{{Technopath}} control his armor]], but they apparently used to be a lot more general-purpose, including forming swarms of shape-shifting insectoids that can pick locks, disable nuclear bombs, hack into any computer, and transform into an [=iPod=].
21st Nov '16 4:20:49 AM blurrylightning
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** Snow White's powers is more versatile than most people are led to believe. Her power is "[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to hear the thoughts of people in distress]]", which lets Snow White hear her opponents thoughts [[ExactWords if they are stressed enough]] which happens a lot in combat. In ''Restart'', [[spoiler: she is capable of using her powers to interrogate people for information by scaring them.]]

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** Snow White's powers is more versatile than most people are led to believe. Her power is "[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to hear the thoughts of people in distress]]", which lets Snow White hear her opponents thoughts [[ExactWords if they are stressed enough]] enough]], which ''unsurprisingly'' happens a lot in combat. In ''Restart'', [[spoiler: she is capable of using her powers to interrogate people for information by scaring them.]]
21st Nov '16 4:19:25 AM blurrylightning
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** Snow White's powers is more versatile than most people are led to believe. Her power is "[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to hear the thoughts of people in distress]]", which lets Snow White hear her opponents thoughts [[ExactWords if they are stressed enough]]; giving it uses in combat. In ''Restart'', [[spoiler: this power leads her to become the "Magical Girl Hunter". She is also capable of using her powers to interrogate people for information.]]

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** Snow White's powers is more versatile than most people are led to believe. Her power is "[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to hear the thoughts of people in distress]]", which lets Snow White hear her opponents thoughts [[ExactWords if they are stressed enough]]; giving it uses enough]] which happens a lot in combat. In ''Restart'', [[spoiler: this power leads her to become the "Magical Girl Hunter". She she is also capable of using her powers to interrogate people for information.information by scaring them.]]
31st Oct '16 3:36:16 PM eroock
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31st Oct '16 7:02:02 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Oct '16 6:38:44 AM blurrylightning
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* In ''LightNovel/MagicalGirlRaisingProject'', most of the girls' power are described with ExactWords, which leads to many creative uses of their powers.
** Snow White's powers is more versatile than most people are led to believe. Her power is "[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to hear the thoughts of people in distress]]", which lets Snow White hear her opponents thoughts [[ExactWords if they are stressed enough]]; giving it uses in combat. In ''Restart'', [[spoiler: this power leads her to become the "Magical Girl Hunter". She is also capable of using her powers to interrogate people for information.]]
** Pechika in ''Restart'' does this for her CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Her power is to make delicious food after she touches something for five minutes, [[spoiler: later when she's pinned down by Melville, Pechika turned the entire ground ten meters in diameter around her into soup to escape.]]
12th Oct '16 4:45:19 PM Yib
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** Roxy is the Rogue of Void. Title of Rogue has the power to steal her aspect, but Void represents nothingness, which means that she has "ability to steal nothing". She naturally assumed, that her powers are [[WhatKindofLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless]], but later found out [[spoiler:that she can make imaginary objects real, by stealing essence of nothingness out of them, which means that she can conjure any object from nothing as long as she can properly visualize it.]]

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** Roxy is the Rogue of Void. Title of Rogue has the power to steal her aspect, but Void represents nothingness, which means that she has "ability to steal nothing". She naturally assumed, that her powers are [[WhatKindofLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless]], but later found out [[spoiler:that she can make imaginary objects real, by stealing essence of nothingness out of from them, which means that she can conjure any object from nothing as long as she can properly visualize it.]]
12th Oct '16 4:33:00 PM Yib
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', John Egbert gets access to the ability to control the movement of not just air and wind, but the abstract concept of breath and soul. He uses this to [[spoiler: save his life by turning his own body into wind and avoiding a backstab from Jack Noir altogether, while also allowing him to reappear behind Jack completely unharmed for a surprise attack.]]
** Roxy is the Rogue of Void. Title of Rogue has the power to steal her aspect, but Void represents nothingness, which means that she has "ability to steal nothing". She naturally assumed, that her powers are [[WhatKindofLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless]], but later found out [[spoiler:that she can make imaginary objects real, by stealing essence of nothingness out of them, which means that she can conjure any object from nothing as long as she can properly visualize it.]]
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', John Egbert gets access to the ability to control the movement of not just air and wind, but the abstract concept of breath and soul. He uses this to [[spoiler: save his life by turning his own body into wind and avoiding a backstab from Jack Noir altogether, while also allowing him to reappear behind Jack completely unharmed for a surprise attack.]]
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