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✪✪✪✪✪ POWERS AND ABILITIES ✪✪✪✪✪
The Force is an energy field that connects all living things in the universe. It is thought to be one of the primordial underlying energies in the universe and has been described as "the spirit of the universe.”The power of the Force can be used by individuals who are sensitive to it.
The Force is said to be split into two halves, the Lightforce, used by the Guardians, and the Darkforce, used by the Aggressors. All of the Guardian Jacob Grayson’s powers are derived from The Force.
The powers gained from the Force can be comprehensibly be divided into Four Areas; Telekineses, Telepathy, Body Control, and Energy Manipulation
"The power of energy over matter…and mind over both." ― Sol Verandin, the First Guardian
Telekinesis (TK) is a Force sensitive's most oft-used and versatile power. TK allows Force-sensitives to manipulate physical objects, air currents, air pressure and air pockets using the Force. Traditionally, TK was an ubiquitous ability for both Guardians and Aggressors, though mastering the power isn’t easy since the true limits of what one could do with TK are not known. TK has a tremendous number of applications, both combative and utilitarian.
The most basic application of TK is to influence and manipulate objects by lifting them, pulling them, and pushing them. According to ancient Guardian teachings, physical size and weight should not matter when using Force-based telekinesis but this is an ideal that some experts believed maybe meant more figuratively than literally.
force-sensities can release blasts of telekinetic energy of varying intensities, speeds, shapes, and sizes in any direction. These blasts come with the potential for extreme might. Telekinetic blast force has has been seen to disintegrate smaller objects and shatter larger, stronger objects.
One of the many ways that a Force-sensitive may use TK is to create a layer of invisible armor around themselves that protects them to some degree from most forms of physical attacks.
This armor can also help to bolster the a Force-sensities striking power by enveloping the user's fists and feet inside a layer of hardened TK energy in order to hit an object with much more force than normal.
“Trust in the Force, for it will be your shield.” ― Milos Vestige, Guardian
Another potential defensive application of TK is to create a protecting barrier of Force/TK energy around an object or individual(s). These barriers are typically similar to telekinetic armor but where the TK armor excels at absorbing physical hits, a Force Barrier can do the same with energy-based attacks
The Force Wave is a combination between a temporary Force Barrier and a TK blast. A wave of telekinetic energy is sent outward from a Force user's body, able to both push back and defend against energy-based and physical attacks. A common move among Force sensitives is to create a Force Barrier to defend oneself against an attack and then transition it into a Force Wave, which will powerfully push back the source of the attack, giving one the necessary time to neutralize said source.
A Force Repulse is a much more powerful variant of a Force Wave. Where a Force wave may push an object that is coming toward a Force user, a Force Repulse has enough telekinetic energy to not only push the object away, but disintegrate or neutralize it entirely. A Force Repulse can also be described as a gigantic telekinetic explosion propelled outward from the a Force user's body.
A very powerful, if a bit less flashy application to telekinesis is the Lock On ability. A rarely used but extremely useful power, Lock On captures an opponent in an unshakable grip of Force energy that acts as something of a boundary. While Locked On, an individual may move with conventional means but any attempt at escaping via teleportation or any sort of portal will be denied.
“The elements bend to the will of the Force just as any small object does. Nature is your ally.” ― Sol Verandin, The First Guardian
Force Wind is an attack in which the a Force-sensitive manipulates and channels air currents to form a destructive tornado that is able to lift and fling targets. A Force Wind is especially effective against airborne targets and can help to disorient incoming enemies.
Force Wind originated as a Dark Side/Aggressor-only technique which focused a lot more on thrashing and literally tearing opponents apart with heavy, violent winds. The Guardians, specifically Guardian Trenance Sado, developed a variant that was more focused on defending against and disorienting attacking enemies.
“We have come to be known by our physical feats and exhibitions of power. But our true might, young one, lies within.” ― Dagas, Guardian
The Force allows the a Force user to maximize his/her mental power to the point that he/she can use his/her mind as a powerful offensive and defensive tool, as well to communicate.
Using telepathy, a Force-user can communicate through vast distances, using only his/her mind. Depending how adept at telepathy the Force-user is, he/she can make words and ideal as clear or vague as possible.
The Force renders the Force users impervious to any kind of mental intrusion or telepathic attack. In addition, a Force user may be able to feel when a telepath is trying to read his/her mind and could present false thoughts or false intentions to them, in an attempt to trick them.
This ability extends to any illusions that enemies may try to present to the a Force-sensitive as a Force-sensitive can see through the vast majority of these illusions and even break them for the benefit of his others. Illusions created via Force manipulation, however, may still affect Force users. Depending on the degree of telepathic power, a Force user can even stave off attempts at mind control or magical enchantment.
Perhaps a Force-sensitive's most oft-used telepathic ability is their precognition. Precognition is, in essence, the ability to see , or sense, events before they actually happen. In battle, this precognition can be used to anticipate an opponent’s moves and plans, allowing the a Force user to always be one step ahead.
"There was a time when all Guardians could see the future, now only a few alone have the skill. These visions, they are a gift....and a curse." ― Dagas, Guardian
Long-term precognition is an ability much, much harder to master than its shorter term variant. Episodes of long-term precognition are called Force Visions and a Force-sensitive may experience these seemingly at random or when under extreme duress. Ancient Guardian literature speaks of ways to experience Force Visions via intense meditation in the Force, though even this is incrredibly difficult to achieve,
“I sense your deception. Do you not understand that I can read you as plainly as one reads a scroll?” ― Lorimat, Aggressor
Empathy is the ability to fully understand and interpret the emotions, moods, and temperaments of others. A Force sensitive can use empathy to surmise an individual’s true intentions and detect any lies or attempts at deception.
One of the most mysterious abilities that the Force provides its users is the ability to intuitively understand all spoken languages and dialects. Beyond this, the many Force users are also able to communicate in those languages themselves, regardless of if he/she has any knowledge of these languages at all.
Guardian literature theorizes that this may be done with a complex combination of mental suggestion and empathy through the Force. In short, the Force acts like an automatic and super accurate translator to a Force user..
Telepathic suggestion, sometimes called “The Guardian Mind Trick” is the supernatural ability to persuade or convince an individual or group of individuals to do something. This ability usually only work on those that may be weak-willed or, conversely, someone who may not be intelligent enough to discern that an implanted suggestion may not be his/her own. A Mind Trick works for only a limited time and its effect may be broken with distance.
Guardian Jacob Grayson has been known to use this ability as a form of short-term memory wipe by literally telling someone something akin to, “you will walk away and forget that this ever happened.”
Animal Alliance is a force ability that allows the Force users to mentally influence or “mind trick” non-sentient creatures. With this ability, the a Force user may be able to calm, enrange, or otherwise lead a creature or group of creatures to assist them.
This technique was deemed forbidden by the Order of Guardians for a short period of time because of an incident in which a group of apprentices were seduced to the Dark Side after they attempted to control an unusually strong-willed Malkavian Shadow Beast.
This ability originates from a technique that was forbidden by the Order of Guardians. Via Mental Restoration, a Guardian or Aggressor can “fix” an insane or disturbed person’s mind, restoring them to sanity. Because of the uniqueness of every individual’s mind, however, this technique is very difficult to perform and may even lead to further fracturing of the target’s mind (which is why it was forbidden).
This ability only works on those that were of sound mind at some point in the past and does not work on those that were born with severe mental disorders..
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force… as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced." ― Dark Lord Ransolm Lothal, after the Battle of Krillik.
Force sense is the a Force user's natural ability to be in-sync with the Force. If the Force is a vast ocean, Force Sense is the ability to feel the movement of each creature in the sea.
The Force binds all living things together, and Force Sense allows a Force user to literally see these bonds and how they interact. This can work in a similar way as sonar technology and enable him to feel changes in the environment, detect danger, and even sense the presence of hidden enemies.
A Force user can also feel “disturbances” in the Force. This could be considered a form of precognition but on a much wider, and vaguer scale. When feeling a disturbance, the a Force user may feel unusually uneasy and even physically sick.
"I sometimes can see the weak places in an opponent—shatterpoints where the unbreakable can be broken." ― Paibok Slim, Guardian and master of Jacob Grayson
Perhaps related to Force Sense, is the rare ability to see what ancient guardian teachings call “Shatterpoints.” Shatterpoints are a complex Force phenomenon, perceivable only by an immense focus and concentration. Shatterpoints are akin to fault lines or pressure points in an object or an individual.
Force users can target these shatterpoints in attacks for maximum efficiency. For example, when faced with an enemy that boasts extreme durability,a force user may be able to focus all of his/her attacks on the enemy’s shatterpoint(s), radically boosting the effectiveness..
Skilled Force users in the past, such as Paibok Slim and his master Liam Sur were able to down whole tanks with just one strike targeted at the machine's Shatterpoint.
"You blend in with the universe. Think of it as Force camouflage. The trick is to become so comfortable with it that you can slip into this state of being… dissolved, yet still carry on functioning, fully aware." ― Synth Saturnlee, Last Grandmaster of the Guardian Order
Force stealth, is a power that the Force-sensitives may use to mask their presence from any type of detection, be it magical, technological, or even physical (sight, seeing, smelling) in nature. Using Force Stealth, a Force user can sneak up on unsuspecting targets, striking when the time is right.
“Purified by the Light, bolstered by The Force, your body is one with the universe. You will strike with all the strength of those that came before you, and you will not be harmed by the ravages of this world.” ― Virizien Teras, Guardian
The Force allows Force users to control their own body down to the cellular level to prevent it to fall into the control of an enemy in any way. This means that a Force user is heavily resistant to techniques such as bloodbending, transmutation, forced mutation, cellular manipulation, or forced transformation of any single part of the body.
Depending on their adeptness, Force users may also exhibit extreme regenerative skills from external or internal physical harm as they are able to use the Force to heal.
"The Force can sustain you... listen to it." ― Guardian Glinda Tollera
By using Breath Control, the a Force user can stretch out trace amounts of oxygen in his/her lungs to delay the effect of oxygen deprivation. In layman’s terms, with the use of the Force, the a Force user can hold his/her breath for a very long time. Breath Control does not mean that a Force user can live without oxygen.
The Force can also sustain the a Force user's body in a similar way to how food can. As a result, experienced Force user's may not feel the need to eat nearly as much as a regular human does.
The Force can also supplement one's sleep. Because of the Force’s heavy regenerative capabilities, sleep may be redundant. As a result, a Force user, at times, has been shown to go without sleeping for long periods of time, with the effects of sleep deprivation taking hold much more slowly than with normal people.
"'Tis but a scratch." ― Unknown
Pain Control is used to suppress the effects of pain-inflicting injuries and to continue to function as if there is no injury at all. Together with a Force user's considerable defensive capabilities, this means that a Force user may be able to take extreme amounts of punishment.
However, even though this ability allows the pain to be reduced, injuries may remain and will still need to somehow be treated, either through the use of Force healing or through medical methods.
Force users can use the Force to regulate their body’s core temperature, staving off the effects of prolonged extreme heat or cold exposure.for an unusually long period of time,
"You can use the Force to speed up, both physically and mentally, allowing you more time to make decisions." ― The Revenant, Leader of the Force Wolves.
Force speed is consider a core Force power in both the Guardian and Aggressor Order. This allows a Force user to see the world in slow motion for short periods of time. In concert with precognition, this allows skilled Fore users to have insane reaction times.
Force Speed also speeds up a Force-sensities physical functions such as running. Force Speed may allow a Force user to run up vertical surfaces as well.
Force Jump is used by the Force user's to augment their natural leaping ability. Using Force Jump, a Force user can leap great distances both straight up and forward.
"We posses raw elemental power; we can unleash storms of lightning from our fingertips…" ― Duhamat, The First Aggressor and Grand General of the Drakonid Empire
A Force user is able to channel raw Force energy and turn it into an electricity that he/she can discharge from his/her body’s surface. This Force-generated electricity is called Force Lightning and although it has less applications than telekinesis or telepathy, it is nevertheless an invaluable energy-based attack which complements other powers quite well.
In the past, Force Lightning was the signature ability of the Aggressors and considered a forbidden technique by the Order of Guardians. However, when Synth Saturnlee ascended to the position of Grandmaster during the Guardian/Aggressor war, she removed it from the list of forbidden techniques, noting that the power of Force Lightning was much too great to be ignored and should be used for good, just as it was being used for evil.
Though mainly offensive in nature, there are a few unique applications to the Guardian’s Force Lightning.
Force Stun is a more subtle application of Force lightning with the aim to temporarily shock an individual by overloading his or her body with electricity. A Force Stun is painless and instead numbs an individual's body, rendering it paralyzed for a period of time.
While developing this technique, Guardian Jacob Grayson discovered that he could also use a very weak Force Stun to lessen pain for both himself and his allies.
"There is no need for that. A gentle tug of the Force can short-circuit their internal mechanisms." ― Arcamat, Aggressor
Ionization is basically a Force Stun for enemies that are mechanical or electronic in nature. An Ionization attack is a modified Force lightning that is targeted to electronics systems with the aim to short-circuit those systems. Ionization streams appear to be purple as opposed to the regular blue of Force Lightning.
The force storm is a more powerful variant of Force Lightning.To create a Force Storm, a (very) skilled Force user creates an explosion of electrical energy directed at all foes in the vicinity. Used In combination with Force Wind, a powerful Force user can create a destructive torrent of electric and telekinetic energy. This is among the most devastating attacks known to a Force user and one that is especially useful when dealing with several powerful enemies at once.
Similarly to Force Stun, Force flash aims to be a more pacifistic application of the Force Lightning. In order to produce a Force Flash, a Force user will begin a Force Lightning attack, but instead of discharging the electricity, he/she will instead let it gather at some point in his/her body. Once enough electrical energy is gathered, he/she will allow it to dissipate into the environment in an incredibly bright flash. This technique will temporarily blind anyone in the vicinity.
A Force Flash has the added benefit of short circuiting camera and recording equipment.
One of the most useful defensive energy-based techniques in a Force user's repertoire is Energy Absorption and Redirection. A Force user can absorb the full force of energy-based attacks, receiving minimal harm, and then redirecting the energy from the attack as a very powerful variant of Force Lightning.