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31st May '17 8:24:30 PM nombretomado
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* Female channelers in ''TheWheelOfTime'' can always sense the strength of fellow female channelers, and perceive a glow around females actively using magic. All channelers can sense their own gender's magic in use, and spells are possible to sense the other gender's. Males channelers get goosebumps when females close by are using magic. There are also techniques to hide both ability and active use.

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* Female channelers in ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' can always sense the strength of fellow female channelers, and perceive a glow around females actively using magic. All channelers can sense their own gender's magic in use, and spells are possible to sense the other gender's. Males channelers get goosebumps when females close by are using magic. There are also techniques to hide both ability and active use.
20th May '17 3:48:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[VampireTheRequiem Vampire: The Requiem]]'' has Blood Potency and The Beast. The higher a vampire's blood potency, the more blood they can store and spend, and the harder they are to affect with negative powers. As BP rises, [[EnemyWithin The Beast]] gets stronger too, so every time a pair of vampires meet, their Beasts will "confront" each other, with the stronger of the two trying to incite an UnstoppableRage in its host, and the weaker one to make its own run away screaming.
* ''[[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Promethean: the Created]]'' has a similar rule -- "Azoth [the "Divine Fire" that gives Prometheans life] calls to Azoth." On the plus side, whenever two Prometheans are within a certain distance, they can feel their Azoth tugging towards each other. On the minus side, so can the [[CameBackWrong Pandorans]]...

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* ''[[VampireTheRequiem Vampire: The Requiem]]'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' has Blood Potency and The Beast. The higher a vampire's blood potency, the more blood they can store and spend, and the harder they are to affect with negative powers. As BP rises, [[EnemyWithin The Beast]] gets stronger too, so every time a pair of vampires meet, their Beasts will "confront" each other, with the stronger of the two trying to incite an UnstoppableRage in its host, and the weaker one to make its own run away screaming.
* ''[[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Promethean: the Created]]'' ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' has a similar rule -- "Azoth [the "Divine Fire" that gives Prometheans life] calls to Azoth." On the plus side, whenever two Prometheans are within a certain distance, they can feel their Azoth tugging towards each other. On the minus side, so can the [[CameBackWrong Pandorans]]...
1st Feb '17 4:56:25 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', certain Bajorans can sense the strength of someone's ''pagh'' by grabbing them in the ear.
14th Jan '17 7:26:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Lufia}}'' seires's Spiritual Force, which both heroes and big bads lampshade whenever they meet. By the DS remake, detection and unleash of Spiritual Force can be done even by oldmen.

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* ''{{Lufia}}'' seires's The ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series' Spiritual Force, which both heroes and big bads lampshade whenever they meet. By the DS remake, detection and unleash of Spiritual Force can be done even by oldmen.
12th Dec '16 3:32:17 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'' reveals that Juleka has a subconscious ability to sense Miraculous holders, allowing her to see through the {{glamour}} that normally causes people to ignore the inconsistencies that come up around them, explaining how she figured out Adrien and Marinette even before she first saw them transforming. This also allows her to sense potential holders, and makes her an ideal candidate for the Turtle Miraculous and the Guardian.
15th Aug '16 2:58:52 PM DeeeFoo
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Fukurou of CP-9 can do this, albeit in an unorthodox fashion. He [[{{Acrofatic}} hurls himself bodily]] at his teammates and receives a deflecting punch or kick. Then he stands up and rattles off their respective power levels.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Fukurou of CP-9 can do this, albeit in an unorthodox fashion. He [[{{Acrofatic}} hurls himself bodily]] at his teammates and receives a deflecting punch or kick. Then he stands up and rattles off their respective power levels.levels based on the force of their attack.


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*In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', Hawk is able to sense the power levels of other beings after Merlin gives him Balor's Magical Eye, a magical earring that grants him such abilities. He is also able to divide the power levels into four distinct categories, such as Magic, Strength, Spirit, and Power, all four of which add up to obtain the total power level of an individual. Hawk serves as the main method of conveying power levels to the reader, and while other characters can sense relative power levels, Hawk is the only one able to assign numerical values to them, making his ability useful for raw comparisons.
15th Aug '16 2:48:47 PM DeeeFoo
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Suppose [[MagicAndPowers magic, ki,]] or PsychicPowers exist, and that there are people who possess these powers. Naturally, [[PowerLevel how strong]] a given person is with these abilities will be a big factor in the plot, both in the [[SuperWeight ass kicking scale]] and in terms of how characters act and react to each other. But how can writers convey that to viewers? Sure, generally the rule is "show, don't tell", but what if a given character's psychic powers are to pinch shut the carotid artery? Or their SupernaturalMartialArts can crack a planet in two? Having them remind viewers ''"LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe"'' gets old fast. And you can't very well have them [[GoodThingYouCanHeal show the power off every time they appear]] so new viewers can get clued in, just imagine what that'd do to the SpecialEffects budget!

So instead writers will give these characters the secondary (or primary) ability to sense each other's power, much like internal StatOVision that is represented with [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience conveniently color-coded]] AuraVision. Typically, TheEmpath or someone with a [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling Significance Sense]] or SpiderSense will be able to tell the raw PowerLevel of an opponent, what brand of magic they use [[DetectEvil (especially if they're evil)]] and the like. Expect them to intone, ''"TheForce is strong with this one,"'' or a variation when a powerful enemy draws near; especially common is for the sensor to intone ''"[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale Such oppressive evil power!]]"'' before [[FaintingSeer fainting or falling]] to his knees in fear.

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Suppose [[MagicAndPowers magic, ki,]] or PsychicPowers exist, and that there are people who possess these powers. Naturally, [[PowerLevel how strong]] a given person is with these abilities will be a big factor in the plot, both in the [[SuperWeight ass kicking scale]] and in terms of how characters act and react to each other. But how can writers convey that to viewers? the audience? Sure, generally the rule is "show, don't tell", but what if a given character's psychic powers are to pinch shut the carotid artery? Or their SupernaturalMartialArts can crack a planet in two? Having them remind viewers ''"LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe"'' gets old fast. And you can't very well have them [[GoodThingYouCanHeal show the power off every time they appear]] so new viewers can get clued in, just imagine what that'd do to the SpecialEffects budget!

So instead instead, writers will give these characters the secondary (or primary) ability to sense each other's power, much like internal StatOVision that is represented with [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience conveniently color-coded]] AuraVision. Typically, TheEmpath or someone with a [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling Significance Sense]] or SpiderSense will be able to tell the raw PowerLevel of an opponent, what brand of magic they use [[DetectEvil (especially if they're evil)]] and the like. Expect them to intone, ''"TheForce is strong with this one,"'' or a variation when a powerful enemy draws near; especially common is for the sensor to intone ''"[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale Such oppressive evil power!]]"'' before [[FaintingSeer fainting or falling]] to his knees in fear.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Soul Reapers (and other spirit creatures such as Hollows) can detect the level of spiritual pressure (PowerLevel) another creature has. Sufficiently great differences between the sens''ee'' and the sens''or'' can involve side effects like weakness, paralysis, and fear. [[spoiler: There are cases where an individual is so powerful their reiatsu cannot be sensed at all, like Aizen in his final stage of evolution. [[BeyondTheImpossible This baffled everyone.]]]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Soul Reapers (and other spirit creatures such as Hollows) can detect the level of spiritual pressure (PowerLevel) another creature has. Sufficiently great differences between the sens''ee'' and the sens''or'' can involve invoke side effects like such as weakness, paralysis, and fear. fear in the sensor [[spoiler: There are cases where an individual is so powerful that their reiatsu Spiritual Pressure cannot be sensed at all, like Aizen in his final stage of evolution. [[BeyondTheImpossible This baffled everyone.]]]]



* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Yoma, Claymores and Awakened beings can sense each others presence and the amount of yoki. However, some of them can mask their aura to appear far weaker than they are (Riful) or even completely suppress it so only direct contact with their body will reveal that they are anything other than human (Priscilla). The Claymores have a pill with a similar effect. This is the only reason anyone survived the Northern Campaign.

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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Yoma, Claymores Claymores, and Awakened beings can sense each others other's presence and the amount of yoki. However, some of them can mask their aura to appear far weaker than they are (Riful) or even completely suppress it so only direct contact with their body will reveal that they are anything other than human (Priscilla). The Claymores have a pill with a similar effect. This is the only reason anyone survived the Northern Campaign.



** [[SpiderSense Color of Observation]] allows this as one of its primary effects. Blackbeard has more than once commented on Luffy's strong spirit, and Silvers Rayleigh can accurately detect every beast throughout an entire island (more than five hundred, for the record) that Luffy could not defeat at the time.

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** [[SpiderSense Color of Observation]] allows this as one of its primary effects. Blackbeard has more than once commented on Luffy's strong spirit, and Silvers Rayleigh can accurately detect every beast creature throughout an entire island (more than five hundred, for the record) that Luffy could not defeat at the time.
19th Jul '16 9:48:19 PM infernape612
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7th Jul '16 9:16:28 AM GreatWyrmGold
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* The Detect advantage in TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} is this in a nutshell

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* The Detect advantage in TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} is this in a nutshellcan potentially do this.
15th Apr '16 1:44:24 PM Willbyr
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** It actually makes sense if you consider Nyu a [[{{Depower}} depowered]] state of Lucy.

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** It actually makes sense if you consider Nyu a [[{{Depower}} depowered]] {{depower}}ed state of Lucy.



* In ''{{Gundam}}'', Newtypes and such can often sense each other.
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