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The power to manipulate the vectors of matter and its related energy. Sub-power of Physics Manipulation. Variation of Velocity Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Direction Manipulation
  • Geometric Vector Alteration
  • Redirection Manipulation
  • Refraction Manipulation
  • Regokinesis
  • Spatial Vector Transformation

Capabilities

The user can change the magnitude and the direction (vector) of an object to achieve a desired result.

Vectors are typically divided into two main classes: Position (location) and Momentum (kinetic). Position refers to the distance and direction of an object in relation to another object or a region of space. Momentum refers to the speed and direction of an object's motion through space. Manipulating momentum alters the speed and direction (velocity) of an object's travel. Manipulating position alters the distance and direction (displacement) of an object's location, in respects to the location of another object. If the magnitude of an object's vector was absolute zero, it would still count as a vector as it still has a magnitude and a direction.

Matter is describable using vectors as each one consists of a state vector: a property of their arrangement in space. By using this fact, a user can theoretically create an "absolute defense" that prevents any harmful vectors from bypassing its boundary (possibly doing so by reversing the direction of kinetic vectors or displacing position vectors as to send the associated object to alternate regions in space).

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May have limited range, including physical contact.
  • May be limited to affecting only physical matter or energy.
  • If the user's version of this power is calculation-based, Enhanced Intelligence may be required.
  • If the user does not possess Enhanced Endurance, they may be defeated from exhaustion and attrition of constant calculations to use their power.
  • Users may be limited to controlling certain amount of vectors at a time (e.g can only manipulating gravity vector), and therefore being distracted with one task may leave them open for an attack.
  • Vulnerable to powers that do not have vectors.
  • If the user's ability is automatic and set on reflecting all strikes at all times, the opponent can take advantage of this automatic redirection by attacking, and then quickly pulling away at the exact moment of contact with the redirection field's area of effect. This will "trick" the redirection field, causing the "reverse vector" to instead reverse the direction of the punch and draw it towards the user, and thus bypassing the "absolute defense".
  • If user does not possess Enhanced Lung Capacity or Oxygen Independence, they will become vulnerable to Deoxygenation.

Known Users

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  • Weilan (Mako Mermaids)

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