I am roleplaying in a lore where elemental justification is really poor. However, loving a good and strong background, I would like to explain why my character is / would be able to manipulate elements instead of using a gauntlet to do so (his class, by design, uses a gauntlet to simulate elements like fire balls or water drops. The 'how' is not explained. It is just as it is.)
Which body / physiologic / evolution could allow a human being to manipulate water ? We are looking here at both scientific (if possible) and/or plausible justifications (= something else that "You can just do it, it is a fantasy magic world").
Here are the perks, considering the result we are trying to achieve:
- The "shape" of the body of the manipulator must stay the same. That means no new limb or body modification such as a third eye or gills.
- Internal body evolution (new type of cells, ducts to bring particles to part of the bodies) are to consider if they do not change our basic body shape.
- Water manipulation implies creating / gathering water in a sufficient quantity, using it as a weapon (drop / beam), increasing its pressure (to use it as an efficient weapon).
- Water temperature modification is not to consider. To simplify, it's cold.
- It will be manipulated / created in its liquid form.
- Important Only the water created by the user can be handled by him.
- In the world we are discussing here, elements went to the world through an event called the "quadramental wind". It came from the interactions between dragon eggs and its impact is the reason why elemental magic even exists in the first place. Before that, the world was just a plain world, without any elemental magic in it. Living creatures lived there in peace and harmony (... I think.)
- Basic humanoid shape, human-like people.
- The gauntlet is a piece of technology created by the group of people our character belongs to. We can thus safely assume they managed to create technology to simulate effects like thunder, fireballs, raindrops or ethereal weapons.
- It is a "kind-of" medieval fantasy world. Dragons occur (very rarely), golems and fire elemental are a thing there.
- Physics apply like in our real world (gravity is Earth-like, our planet orbits around a Sun ...)
I am really open-minded and would be glad to discuss / answer any additional info you need to let water flow through the answers.
Let the water splash !
I plan on writing the same kind of question / referencing questions related to others elements (Earth, Wind, Fire), so that they would be all linked together for a quick browsing.