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Posted by Voorhees100 (586 posts) 20 days, 2 hours ago

Poll: Choose a power: Telekinesis vs Illusions (38 votes)

Telekinesis 63%
Illusion Casting 37%

Which power would you rather have?

For Telekinesis:

You have the ability to lift, manipulate and control objects with your mind. You would have to train to lift heavier objects as well as to work on your precision.

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For Illusions:

You can control all five of a person's (or animal's) senses. Making them see, hear, feel and smell whatever you want them to. It would require you to focus on doing it, but you can affect large groups or single individuals.

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#1 Edited by jagernutt (15775 posts) - - Show Bio

TK is more usefulbin general. I think.

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#2 Posted by Supermanthor (10715 posts) - - Show Bio

Tk

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#3 Edited by Aelia_Stormwind (198 posts) - - Show Bio

Teke. More versatile utility.

And in theory, if I could become precise enough, I could theoretically manipulate light with my powers to try and create visual illusions which would be sufficient for most things where illusions would be used.

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#4 Posted by mimisalome (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusion sounds more entertaining to me.

Now i can create an entire harem of anime waifus that i can actually touch, smell, and taste..

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#5 Posted by Fabricolage (1749 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean, Telekinesis could also be Sandman-tier stuff with the low tier molecular manipulation of something. Illusions could be vastly dangerous and potentially simulate other abilities and more. Plus there are Naruto characters who distort reality's perception or other people's perception of reality, some X-men characters like Lady Mastermind or even Kid Omega's illusions that force people to accept their new reality or lives or affect themselves, people like Ywach who can defy their fate in reality, Pennywise's who shtick, etc.

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#6 Edited by CCThor (1054 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusions.

I can make money with that and act it like a magic trick.

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#7 Posted by PayneInTheAss (10798 posts) - - Show Bio

TK

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#8 Posted by LawCol (636 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusion sounds more entertaining to me.

Now i can create an entire harem of anime waifus that i can actually touch, smell, and taste..

You just changed my vote. :D

Seriously though, Illusion feels like a real money maker. Either via robbery or catering the rich in providing illusion based experiences. Heck, I could even start my own religion, conjuring fake angels or calling fake dead people....

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#9 Posted by Lan_Fan (12666 posts) - - Show Bio

I think illusion would be more useful, whereas telekinesis would be more fun to have. I'm going with illusion, especially that level of illusion.

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#10 Posted by Voorhees100 (586 posts) - - Show Bio

@lawcol: good point! Could be a cash cow.

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#11 Posted by Jexsu (1246 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusion Casting, because I could give the impression of Telekinesis, or super-strength, even death.

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#12 Posted by HeroUp2112 (17882 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusions! Too bad it wouldn't work on electronic things which would make you a MASTER thief or infiltrator. Man, I'm just imagining what I could have done in both my old jobs with this ability. I could have gotten within five hundred meters (two hundred if I was feeling a little nuts) and called in fire EXACTLY on a target and moved the adjusting round within one call, IF I even needed that. OMG I'd have been death on two feet.

I know this sounds weird but I could have snuck up on Taliban positions that were hidden in rocks or even the edge of a cave and called in Close Air Support and had Apaches just annihilate them. Sorry, but this would have just been amazing....for one thing I wouldn't have gotten as hurt as I was because those bastards would have never seen or heard us (unless I'd have had to know they were there, in which case it wouldn't have mattered)

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#13 Edited by SocaJunkie (7886 posts) - - Show Bio

TK as it's more useful in day to day life plus I really really love how TK was used and explained in Chronicle, dat skin tight shield tho

Additionally from a moral perspective there isn't a chance in hell I'd trust myself not to mess with people's perceptions of reality and illusion of free will if I could use Genjutsu, it's evil in my opinion.

This on the other hand is harmless top banter:

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#14 Posted by IfDCRuledTheWorld (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusion. Take a stack of dollar bills and get change for a hundred for everyone of them. Easy money.

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#15 Edited by the_stegman (40009 posts) - - Show Bio

@ifdcruledtheworld: Pfft. Thinking small. Walk into a bank, make the tellers think you're with Brinks, take millions.

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#16 Posted by deactivated-5c32bf8a2c6ae (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Telekinesis

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#17 Posted by Hypnos0929 (6277 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusions

I could just walk into a safe and take whatever I need. Or I could change a terrible car into a beautiful one.

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#18 Posted by IfDCRuledTheWorld (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman:

That will trick the tellers but not the security cameras. Got to go small, hit mom and pop shops, grocery stores, etc..

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#19 Posted by DrPepperMan (6145 posts) - - Show Bio

Telekinesis.

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#20 Posted by cosmic_reign (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

TK

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#22 Posted by RavenVice01 (4221 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: illusion casting would be my preference because to mess with someone's head and senses to the point where they can't distinguish what is real or not, would give someone the edge to manipulate them. I would use it for benevolent purpose but others would abuse it

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#23 Posted by AlphaQ (5927 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel telekinesis could let me do a lot more good. Every time someone ever gets stuck in a mine or something I fly over and levitate them out.

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#24 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (12454 posts) - - Show Bio

Telekinesis seems like it's quite practical from the get-go, I'll take that.

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#25 Edited by FaradaySloth (6650 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusions however if someone has great resistance to it you are screwed

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#26 Posted by rahiem9123 (1525 posts) - - Show Bio

Telekinesis

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#27 Posted by Vertigo- (17503 posts) - - Show Bio

Telekinesis. Much more practical use

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#28 Posted by boschePG (6214 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusions

Ill just make people think I have telekinesis, lol.

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#29 Posted by xMangog__Beastx (4209 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by jhazzroucher (25133 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccthor said:

Illusions.

I can make money with that and act it like a magic trick.

same thing with TK and better

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#31 Posted by Tyger (441 posts) - - Show Bio

The one that effects the material world

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#32 Posted by LowMageKage (96 posts) - - Show Bio

Telekinesis.

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#33 Posted by jagernutt (15775 posts) - - Show Bio

@lan_fan said:

I think illusion would be more useful, whereas telekinesis would be more fun to have. I'm going with illusion, especially that level of illusion.

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#34 Posted by Aka_aka_aka_ak (2784 posts) - - Show Bio

TK would be more fun, but it would get boring after a while. Illusions are so much more useful and practical and almost limitless with what I could achieve.

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#35 Edited by ourmanuel (8435 posts) - - Show Bio

Illusions would be cool but someone with strong enough willpower could break it

That won’t happen for TK. Plus, can you imagine all the assassination and military uses for that? I’d be a billionaire in one year

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#36 Posted by KingOfWakanda (2298 posts) - - Show Bio

I would abuse illusions in a very immoral way so that's what I'm going with.