If I'm allowed to take you by your word, I have a few questions. How Telepathy
works in the Lyrical Nanoha
IINM, there is a simple version that doesn't include Mind Reading
, something more akin to a bi-directional radio transceiver. According to my understanding, it works like the most common form of telepathy in Negima!
, i.e. by transmitting sound waves (subvocal speech, I think?) through a medium other than air (I think it wasn't mentioned in the manga proper though
). Considering the level of Magitek
present in Nanoha, I suspect there are encoding protocols, real-time encryption algorithms and relay systems involved.
In the particular case of Unison, how depth is the mental connection involved? User and Device can obviously speak to each other, but what else? As long as we can avoid Hand Wave
territory, how do they coordinate their actions? Mental Fusion
? Electronic Telepathy
? Simply lots of training so they will just know what the other wants to do at a given moment?
If it goes too much off-topic, please send me your thoughts via PM.
At no point shall this Fusion Dance
involve Kyon getting Asakura's hair, Sailor Fuku
, and figure
. If it
happens, I will destroy it with the power of my mind
Be afraid not. AFAIK, appearance-wise
, the changes caused by a successful unison are more in line with a Palette Swap
than anything (Exhibit A
). That said, I still think Kyon would look pretty awesome with a slightly longer blue hair
and blue eyes. At the very least it goes with the color of his Laser Blade
Achakura already has a magical girl◊
form, courtesy of Haruhi-chan volume 7.
Funnily enough, IIRC that form is the result of a Fusion Dance
between Achakura and Kimidori-san
(the dog) caused by Cross Counter
. It's that kind of series
BTW, one pixiv
user took the time to make a colored version of "Space Girl Magical★Ryouko" (Exhibit B
And speaking of Higurashi/Haruhi crossovers, this is a most unexpected◊
kind of crossover indeed. I'd take bets, but I'm obviously biased.
Wait a minute, are there female divisions of Mixed Martial Arts
? Nice detail with the mouthguard
though *shakes head*
. I have the nagging suspicion Kyon could enjoy this hypothetical fight as long as it doesn't descend into No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
levels, can you tell why?
About the fight itself
, I'm not really sure. It would depend on the rules of engagement. With no limitation, it can't be considered a fight
. If restricted to the "limits of human ability" and no weapons, it would be a tough call. Mion (assuming that's her, of course
) is canonically a strong hand-to-hand fighter, but Ryouko could still compute and execute improbable yet possible
feats of martial skill, something similar to Yuki under Sasaki's Power Nullifier
It didn't mean to imply a Mental Fusion
, I just thought a regular interface would mean low reaction times.
Let's see, on the "input" side of the connection, things looks good. We already know for a fact Kyon can see Achakura's Augmented Reality
constructs, so perhaps a further level of Electronic Telepathy
could work around his Psychic Block Defense
. Maybe something designed to enhance his senses
would be good, perhaps some sort of mechanically-assisted Kung-Fu Clairvoyance
or something akin to Hitman Absolution Instinct Mode
mechanics, which could provide him with Improbable Aiming Skills
, statistical prediction of enemy movement, relevant real-time information
à la Detective Mode
from Batman: Arkham City
, "basic math"◊
The "output" would be a problem without an equivalent of a Psychic Link
. A "cybernetic" approach would be as problematic as Kyon trying to learn how to use a prehensile tail and any typical user interface is downright impractical if he has to move his body at the same time (ex. push a sequence of AR-based buttons while launching and redirecting punches). Now I think about it, I wonder how exactly time travelers control their AR interfaces (potential reverse engineering?)... Anyway, it occurs to me that a possible workaround could be the "System Assist" from Sword Art Online
. Probably an explanation is in order though.
In this series, most of the plot happens inside of MMORPG-styled Computer Worlds
where the characters' fighting prowess is determined by RPG mechanics (level, stats, skills, etc.) and how skilled they are at handling the UI in their advantage. You see, when the player sends the right sequence motor signals to the machine (or the right incantation
in the case of magic), the system recognize it as a user command and move his or her Digital Avatar
accordingly, even if the player doesn't have the required physical aptness for it in real life. In Kyon and Achakura's case, this would mean that Kyon would relinquish partial control of his body to her in exchange of being able to execute difficult tasks (like precise physical manoeuvres coupled with complex weaponry usage) activated by abbreviated neural commands from him.
Another way to speed up things could be by dreaming or inducing Kyon into some sort of trance. As the movie Inception
suggests, if the brain doesn't have to administrate the body and sort out its sensory input, it could be theoretically possible to devote such processing power to something else, stretching the subjective time available to do it as a side effect.
Dang, I wish I could blame Christmas holiday drinks for these ideas
edited 29th Dec '12 9:10:40 AM by Specular