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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by P-90 » 11 Sep 2019, 14:43

Thanks.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by ikkem » 11 Sep 2019, 19:53

Could you pls update nature girl after generation x and age of x men, she seems alot more powerfull

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 14 Sep 2019, 01:45

Is there a PD on John Sublime the bacterium/Kick?

The animal part of Wolverine’s and Sabretooth’s mutations. What does it entail besides claws, pointed canine teeth, untamed hair, and animalistic rages?

Piecemeal’s energy absorption. Was there a mass factor involved? I just don’t get how all that energy he absorbs makes him a mass of flesh when someone like Bishop isn’t affected like that.
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Post by tokenBG1009 » 14 Sep 2019, 02:21

Wolverine and Sabretooth both have enhanced senses as well.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 16 Sep 2019, 13:27

@ikkem: A full explanation of Nature Girl's powers hasn't been forthcoming, other than that it encompasses "all nature". She seems capable of communicating with animals, but also with plant and vegetable life and the elements of weather. Her weather control is marked as less severe than Storm's but its hard to use developments in an alternate reality like Age of X-Man to judge her full potential under regular circumstances.

@Dr. House:

Sublime is a bacterial organism able to infect and house itself in the bodies of larger host organisms. Sublime can propagate itself and separate into distinct quantities which can be disseminated over a wide area. Sublime typically maintains a specific host body through which he/it directly interacts with other macro-organisms. Sublime can influence host organisms he inhabits in small quantities, nudging their behavior. It's unclear what the requirements are for Sublime to fully take over a host -- whether it's merely a matter of concentration, or if a certain quantity of Sublime bacteria must be inside the host for a certain period of time. Contained in the aerosol drug "Kick", Sublime could be administered to mutants to boost their powers for a time, creating an addictive relationship where the mutant repeatedly exposed themselves to Sublime, increasing his influence over them.

There is no "non-animal part" of Wolverine and Sabretooth's mutations. So what they're capable of in general is a result of their animal mutations.

His powers just worked differently than Bishop's. Further, we never saw Piecemeal's ability working in a normal situation -- absorbing the dispersed sentient energy of Proteus was a unique form of energy capable of warping reality, and may have caused his powers to operate differently than otherwise.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 19 Sep 2019, 14:31

Thanks, are there PDs on Smoke and Succubus from X-Force/X-Statix?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 19 Sep 2019, 15:08

Nothing to say on them. They did not display any detailed abilities in their single appearance.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 20 Sep 2019, 05:37

Monolith, quick questions about Betsy Braddock/Psylocke.

1). What is the current state of Psylocke's powers? Is she still fluctuating between her psionic ability's of telepathy and telekinesis?

2). When she uses her TK to boost her physical abilities, is there anyone (Marvel character) that we could compare her to strength, speed, etc. wise?

3). When Betsy was in Kwannon body was she legally declared "dead"? How did that work with her still going by (English) Elizabeth Braddock while in a Japanese body?
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Post by Monolith » 20 Sep 2019, 12:35

1) She hasn't done much since Mystery in Madripoor, but it does seem like she still possesses telepathy and telekinesis.

2) No. Claremont-ian hyperbole was that she's "strong enough to move mountains", but no other specific power level rankings.

3) With the X-Men being such an underground organization, Psylocke didn't need to worry much about civilian issues like taxes, Driver's Licenses, etc. Her immediate family were either dead or in-the-know. We were never introduced to anyone who would really be surprised to meet Betsy in both her bodies. The only public appearances I can think of where it might be an issue would be when she appeared at the Hellfire Club due to her father's membership. But even then, the Manhattan Hellfire Club wouldn't be intimately familiar with what Elizabeth Braddock looks like (there are Asian Brits, after all), and her being properly acknowledged and represented by legacies like Warren Worthington and Shinobi Shaw would mean nobody would question it.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 21 Sep 2019, 03:40

@Monolith

Thanks for answering those questions about Psylocke. Could you do a PD on Cloud (the nebula; Carol Faber; Danny Milligan)?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 22 Sep 2019, 15:10

Page 27.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 24 Sep 2019, 00:52

@ Monolith.

Thanks for the point in the direction to Cloud's PD.
Could you do a PD or give some information on the Density Force in which Leonard Tippit and Rick Jones use?
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Post by Monolith » 24 Sep 2019, 14:53

Rick Jones is on page 37. The Destiny Force can, basically, do anything. Telepathy, telekinesis, stop time, manipulate molecules, move matter through space and time, and so on. Fully harnessed, it's essentially omnipotence.
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Post by Dr House » 30 Sep 2019, 13:00

Is there a PD on The Thousand (Spider-Man villain)?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 07 Oct 2019, 22:25

Monolith, could you do a PD on Luz from the Children of the Vault and if possible some of the other CotV members that featured after Sangre, Perro, Serafina, Aguja and Fuego were created as the main group (meaning Cadena, Corregidora, Martillo, Olvido, Rana, and Piedra Dura)?!?
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Post by Monolith » 08 Oct 2019, 21:27

@Dr House: The Thousand was once Carl King, who stole and ate the irradiated spider which gave Peter Parker his powers. As a result, his body mutated into a hive-mind of one thousand spiders of various size and apparent genus. The spiders can kill and liquefy the inner organs and structure of another human being in under a minute. While their insides are destroyed and slowly digested, the victim's skin remains intact. Carl therefore functions as a body-jumper, able to emerge from his current skin, kill a new victim, and then enter their skin to inhabit it from that point onwards. The Thousand spiders can organize themselves inside a skin so that they look and move just like a normal person would, with no outward signs of their presence. When they aren't hiding, however, the spiders can move and twist the skin in inhuman ways, such as spinning the neck all the way around or contorting due to their lack of bones. Carl reportedly killed at least twelve people a year this way, meaning a "skin" could last at least a month. Whether it was necessary to repeatedly jump bodies is unknown. The Thousand demonstrated a superhuman level of strength and agility, equivalent to Spider-Man or higher, as well as wall-crawling abilities conducted through the skin. The teeth of the "skin" could deliver a paralyzing bite to incapacitate his victim, making consuming them from the inside easier to accomplish. The Thousand seemed to communicate telepathically when not in a "skin", or at least not with any clear mouth or voice to express themselves. They also did not trigger Spider-Man's spider sense.

@Monet: Luz was a light-manipulator. Her ability to manipulate existing light allowed her to shape and sculpt ambient light waves to create convincing imagery, and she had an artist's eye for recreating any sight after seeing it once. She could warp light to make herself or others invisible, or create illusory skins to disguise her appearance and the appearance of another person. These illusions were stable and would continue even after she left the general vicinity. She could manipulate other sources of light beyond ambient light waves, such as bending energy-based security beams or force fields out of her way. Luz could also transform into light, beaming herself from point to point at light speed.

There is nothing of significance to say about the other Children, who used their powers perhaps once, if at all.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 10 Oct 2019, 14:50

Is there a PD on Leon Nunez?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 10 Oct 2019, 20:24

Nothing more than what we know from Ink. Somehow, when inking tattoos, Leon Nunez imprints those tattoos with the properties or principles of the image they're based on. That principle is then controlled by the individual with the tattoo. The ramifications of this power have never been explored. Can he tattoo himself? If he made a tattoo of the world exploding, would it? Leon seems to have to consciously understand the significance of the iconography he's using. He couldn't just tattoo the Phoenix symbol on Ink's face -- Ink had to explain what the Phoenix Force was to Leon first, and even then it was only a hollow shell of the real thing.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 15 Oct 2019, 01:55

Thanks. Can you provide PDs on Trinary, Triage, and Moira MacTaggert?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 15 Oct 2019, 17:44

Trinary possesses electronic telepathy, the ability to mentally communicate with machines and electronic devices. Her mind interfaces with and copies the properties of electromagnetic signaling, allowing her to sense electronic information being passed or transmitted through her environment, interpret that information, and biologically replicate transmittable signals such as these to control and operate systems that rely upon them. It's unclear how low-tech a device must be for it to be below her ability to influence. While she can sense and reprogram even signal-responsive nano-technology, electronic devices with no wi-fi reception or computer programming (such as battery powered or corded devices) may be outside her power scope. She can mentally scan computer harddrives or databases, and can access wirelessly transmitted or "cloud" data. Trinary can exert direct control over computer-based systems or mentally reprogram them to function under new directives after she breaks direct contact.

Triage is a healer. He can heal himself and others on contact or through close proximity. His powers are strong enough to restore the recently deceased, or at least people who suffered injuries so severe that lifesigns could no longer be detected. His powers never received any greater specificity on range or properties beyond that.

Moira X possesses the gift of reincarnation. Upon her physical death, the sum total of knowledge and life experiences Moira has undergone is transmitted backwards in time, entering her still developing mind in the womb. She then relives the same period of time, over and over, from birth until the next time she dies by natural causes or other means. Moira X reportedly has an eidetic memory, perfect recall of everything she has ever learned or experienced across ten lifetimes of activity. Through trial and error, Moira determined that her life would instinctively play out the same way unless she intentionally acted differently, causing new events to unfold. It has been presumed that Moira's power does not create new timelines with each iteration, but rather annihilates the old timeline in place of the next one. However, this would mean that the progression of all of time and space is suspended indefinitely until Moira becomes immortal or her power is blocked somehow, which seems counter-intuitive. Furthermore, it has been speculated that Moira's X-gene still activates at puberty like a normal mutant. And so, while she always is born with her prior knowledge, the ability to cast her knowledge back in time does not activate until she's thirteen. Consequently, if Moira X died in her lifetime before puberty, she would presumably die permanently. This too has not been tested.

Some form of secondary mutation linked to Moira's gift is a kind of passive invisibility that hides her mutation from others. Telepaths can scan Moira's mind without noticing her true nature, and Moira may even be able to actively block telepathic intrusion from someone who knows what she is. Similarly, Destiny confessed that Moira was difficult to read or predict at first, although after she learned Moira was a mutant her senses seemed to recalibrate, allowing her to perceive even reincarnated lives that Moira had not reached yet. (Although, given the circumstances, Destiny could have been lying.) Finally, it seems implicit that mutant-detection technology like Cerebro has also proven incapable of detecting Moira.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by P-90 » 15 Oct 2019, 19:03

I wonder if Trinary could be the daughter of Commcast/Black Box.
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Post by medium13 » Yesterday, 20:56

Monolith, if we know or have any basis to know, can you explain this sentence, "Furthermore, it has been speculated that Moria's X-gene still activates at puberty like a normal mutant. And so, while she always is born with her prior knowledge, the ability to cast her knowledge back in time doesn't activate until she's thirteen."

If I'm reading and comprehending this right, it means she is born with her skills, knowledge and understanding that she is a mutant, but if she were to die before the age of 13 or at puberty and manifestation of her power, that would also end the cycle, hypothetically?

"Casting her knowledge" back being used here as her power, even though the knowledge is already there...because a previous adult Moria sent it back?

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » Yesterday, 21:53

Yes, you've got it. I'm not sure what the confusion is?
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Post by medium13 » Today, 01:22

It just took me a long time to make the distinction in my mind between being born with knowledge of a past life as a unique event from transferring new knowledge back at a later but also earlier time.

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