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

Also Called

  • Direction Manipulation
  • 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.

In general, there are two types of vectors: momentum (or kinetic) vectors and position (or location) vectors. Momentum vectors describe the magnitude and direction of an object's movement through space whereas a position vector describes an object's general location in space in relation to another object or region of space. By manipulating the two, the user can achieve feats such as teleportation (altering the magnitude and direction of an object's position in relation to another object or a particular region in space) and telekinesis (altering the magnitude and direction of an object's momentum). Even if the object was to have a magnitude of 0, it would still be a vector as it has still has a magnitude (which is 0) and a direction.

Matter as a whole can be described through vectors and by using this fact, the user could develop a sort of "Absolute Defense" that could prevent potentially harmful vectors from entering the surrounding space occupied by them (reversing the direction of vectors for example). The potential applications of this power make this a very versatile ability to have.

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

Manga/Anime

  • Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun/A Certain Scientific Accelerator)
  • Rensa (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist/Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Sale and Kraft Work (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Deep Snow (Rave Master)
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)

Video Games

Comics

TV/Films

  • Weilan (Mako Mermaids)

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