To specify, one person cannot generate multiple forces and are born with only the ability to generate one of them. They cannot generate enough of any force that it could cause widespread mayhem, as I want this magic system to be a secondary feature of the world.
This force can be generated from any body part, meaning it could be radiating from a hand or your entire body all at once. However there would be a maximum range that this ability could effect, as in, the distance from a body part that the force would be able to reach.
In relation to the real ranges of the forces in reality, I believe the ranges would be:
- Strong nuclear force 1ft,
- Weak nuclear force 2ft,
- Electromagnetic force 20 feet, and
- Gravitational force 20 feet.
Their abilities would reflect the strength of the force they generate, meaning a person who can manipulate gravity would find it easier to draw closer things to the gravity they generate than further things.
If they battle earth's gravity to stop an object from falling they might win at close range, but at long range the earth's pull will be stronger.
Again, each person can generate each aspect of a single fundamental force. It's okay if one force or two are hardly noticeable or unusable.
So my questions are, within these parameters, how strong of an effect would the person be able to generate? I would like this answer to relate directly to how much energy it takes to produce a certain amount of strength from the force, and how much energy would that take from the human body.
What kind of abilities would be possible with each force as those forces affect the real world? What kind of side effects would occur from each force, for instance radiation produced from using the weak nuclear force, and how could a person using these abilities avoid harm to themselves?
I should also specify that the force gets stronger closer to the body part that is generating it, and weaker further away until it is virtually undetectable.
I do have a basic idea of what each force does but I am no physicist. I am willing to hand wave any negative side effects if they are too detrimental to the story. It is meant to be a science based fantasy story, so I am willing to exaggerate what is possible.