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Monolith's Power Descriptions

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by itsmeray » 13 Oct 2022, 06:04

Thanks, Monolith. I guess it would be weird for Magik to be without her Soulsword because it’s become so much of her identity. Albeit, it would give her the opportunity to reinvent herself should she learn to be without.

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 16 Oct 2022, 07:23

Considering character like She-Hulk, Deadpool, and Gwenpool, what is the MU definition of “breaking the fourth wall”? Communicating across dimensional “barriers”?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 17 Oct 2022, 13:42

There isn't one. It's a meta-commentary. The smartest men in the world like Reed Richards and Doctor Doom have evaluated characters like She-Hulk and Gwenpool and don't find their "We're in a comic book!!" perspective scientifically credible.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 29 Oct 2022, 00:22

This may have already been answered, but how was Bishop's power able to absorb Iceman's ice attack in UXM #283? He got hit with Storm's lightning right before, and with Bobby's attack, he yelled "conflicting frequencies" before literally laughing it off.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 29 Oct 2022, 00:35

Iceman can either project ice or cold. The former, he causes ice to form near him while propelling it towards a target. The latter, he shoots a freeze beam which causes ice to form at the point of impact when the beam hits something. In that scenario, it would be the equivalent of a bio-blast hitting Bishop, allowing him to absorb the energy that would be inducing the cold.

On the other hand, UXM #311(?) explained how Bishop can absorb heat energy created when snowflakes melt on the surface of his skin, powering up from this lightest of thermal transitions. So it may have been the heat interaction and thermal transition he absorbed in UXM #283.

Bishop has trouble absorbing too much energy at once, or different kinds of energy simultaneously, i.e. "conflicting frequencies". He CAN do it, it's just harder when he's surprised, which is why he could ultimately laugh it off.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 29 Oct 2022, 13:17

Thanks, is there a PD on the Earth Force (Skyhawk, Earth Lord, Wind Warrior)?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 31 Oct 2022, 12:49

No real depth, frankly. And very few appearances.

Wind Warrior controls wind.
Skyhawk is strong and flies.
Earth Lord is stronger and can't fly.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 09 Jan 2023, 20:35

I understand that Eden's power doesn't require a waystation between 'ports, but please explain the difference between Manifold's ability and Nightcrawler's teleportation in terms of the wormhole aspect.

The archived PD for Nightcrawler describes his power as a wormhole effect, implying that his power works in a similar manner to Eden's: Folding space.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 09 Jan 2023, 20:46

Nightcrawler folds the space between dimensions; Manifold folds the space of one dimension.
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