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Aether Manipulation
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Being a Divine Life Form, Balthazar is a powerful wielder of "The Fifth Element".

Power/Ability to:

Wield the "Celestial Element" that flows through nearly all of existence.

The power to generate and manipulate Aether (also called Ether in some circles), the unique essence that flows through most of existence. The source of Quintessence, Chi, Aura, and Mana, and the opposing power of Nether Manipulation. Not to be confused with Dark Matter Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Advanced Quintessence
  • Enhanced Quintessence
  • Aethikinesis
  • Ether Manipulation
  • Etherkinesis
  • The Celestial Element
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Prime Element
  • The Pure Element
  • The Unique Element
  • The Universal Element
  • True Quintessence

Capabilities

User can create, shape and manipulate Aether, powerful and unique "Celestial Element" that flows through the Universe. There have been many claims/theories made by alchemists, natural philosophers, and very early modern physicists that confirm Aether's power. One claim is that it was the pure essence that the Mythological Gods lived and breathed in the same way humans did with air. Another claim is that Aether is the force used by God himself to create the Universe. Another reference would be the Hermeticist book "Kybalion" that not only explain its nature but the plane it comes from. As mentioned in the Astrology page, Aether is from the "Ethereal Plane", a Physical Plane that exists between the ones of both matter and energy. However, although it can partake in the nature of either substances, Aether is neither of these things.

Despite its title as "Life-Force", Aether encompasses more than the essence of living things. Users of this power will realize that Aether exists in Elemental, Cosmic, and Spiritual forces. This is also proven by the Kybalion's entries. According to the texts, there are at least three levels of both matter and energy each with Aether at the middle. The first level of matter comprises the common forms of matter like solid/liquids/gases. The second level consists of matter that is more high level, and subtle. The third level is comprised of the most subtle, and tenuous forms of matter that scientists don't even know about. Concerning energy, the first level consists of the common forms such as heat and light. The second level consists of "Nature's Finer Forces", higher forms of energy that is undiscovered by scientists. The third level consists of energy that is unrecognizable by human beings, and available only to beings of the Spiritual Plane. This form of energy can be considered as "the divine power" with the users considered "gods".

With this stated, each level of matter/energy refers to the one of the three mentioned forces. The first level means the elemental forces because the text refers to common forms. The second level means cosmic forces as they are referring to higher forms of matter/energy. The third level refers to spiritual/divine forces because the text referred to forms of matter/energy that is unrecognizable by mortal men and only available to transcendent life-forms. This is supported by the fact that spirits are believed to be ethereal beings that are basically made of Aether. Needless to say, users of this power will be extremely powerful, and essentially invincible.

Applications

  • Cosmological Force Manipulation: Users will be able to control many spiritual, cosmic, and elemental forces as Aether created and binds them all together
    • Astral Manipulation: Being ethereal in form, users will be able to command spiritual forces.
    • Celestial Manipulation: Gain great power over the cosmos with heavenly influence and divine power in the universe.
    • Cosmic Manipulation: Gain a powerful influence over the universal forces and celestial bodies that encompass the universe.
    • Elemental Energy Manipulation: Use ethereal power to control the seven main elemental forces and the many sub-elements that it created.
    • Energy Manipulation: Manipulate the many forms of pure energy to an extreme level.
  • Magic: Users can focus the fifth element into all forms of the "Arcane Craft".
    • Alchemy: Gain mastery over the art of transmutation, and chemicals.
    • Astrology: Master the art of interpreting the ethereal bonds in celestial bodies.
    • Creation: Conjure nearly anything from nothing.
    • Destruction: Control forces of destruction that surround the universe.
    • Divination: Gain information via supernatural means.
    • Healing: Repair high amounts of damage sustained by the human body.
    • Mysticism: Mystically interpret the ethereal bonds of the spiritual bones.
    • Necromancy: Magically control the forces of death.
    • Reality Warping: Influence the forces of reality via mental, or verbal commands.
    • Subjective Reality: Control the boundary between fantasy/reality to make realistic Illusions.
    • Telekinesis: Psionically manipulate structures at the molecular level.
    • Transmogrification: Transform living and nonliving things into different forms.

Techniques

Known Users

  • God (Religion)
  • Josh Newman (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • The Avatar (Ultima 8: Pagan)
  • Will Vandom and Nerissia (W.I.T.C.H.); via Quintessence, the fifth element
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 series)
  • Verdona Tennyson (Ben 10 series)
  • Saints and Deities (Saint Seiya) via Cosmo
  • Anodites (Ben 10 series)
  • Rin Tohsaka (TYPE-MOON)

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