So, when I write, I usually like to make it semi-scientific like. Of course, conservation of mass goes straight up the tubes, but I find my way around that in ways that please me.
However, I do like adding little bits of realism here and there (at least, in the places they would make the story more interesting or better) and this is where my problem comes in.
Our main character just got lightning powers! Whoop-dee-freaking-doo. Unlike every other character with such powers, he's a bit of a newbie.
Sooo, by the time the story starts, everyone else already has everything under control, so he's the only one who is gonna epically mess up.
Lightning. Our character, when getting down to the nitty gritty, can probably actually separate the electrons to make the reaction. However, he doesn't know he can do that. He just thinks 'concentrate, light show comes on'.
- When lightning strikes right in front of you, how quickly will the thunder come?
- Lightning goes directly towards the ground. Is there a way for it to be propelled a bit before going into said ground?
- The shockwave of lightning, how bad is it?
- Any problems with eye sight or hearing that might result from experiencing lightning up close?
I have other abilities I'd like to learn more about, but this one gets the most show casing and most mishaps, so I decided to take this one step at a time.