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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.

In general, vectors are split into two main classes: Position (location) and Momentum (kinetic). Position describes an object's location based on its relation to another object or point in space, such as its distance from another object and the direction it faces in relation to said object. Momentum describes an object's movement through space, such as how fast it is going and the direction which it travels in. The manipulation of momentum includes altering speed and direction (velocity) and the manipulation of position altering distance and direction (displacement). 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 can be described using vectors as each one has a state vector, which refers to their arrangement in space. By using this fact, a user can theoretically create an "absolute defense" that prevents any vectors that could bring harm to them of their target from entering a given area around them (such as reversing the direction of kinetic vectors, or displacement a position vector to another point in space).

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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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