Im currently pondering the idea of a world where pills can be taken to grant temporary pyrokinesis as results of government experimentation. Is this scientifically plausible in the slightest?
I know that it isn't possible in our science or that we know of yet, but is there anyway that it could be the result of science rather than magic? Or would magic pills be the only answer?
I'll provide a bit of context incase it's helpful. The government experimentation was called project firefly because the pills glow like fireflies do, but give the effects of pyrokinesis, nothing to do with the insect so far. I was thinking you take an initial pill that gives you the ability to control fire (but it would "reject" many people, killing them, and it would only work on some people) and then you can take different pills after the pill that establishes the ability to trigger it for short bursts only a few minutes long but extended amount of time with experience. So the pyrokinesis is temporary. I was hoping it could have some kind of grounding in science rather than magic so it can have clear limitations like only controlling fire within a certain radius. Where in magic I feel like the limitations could be broken if the user had enough magic ability, which is not something im going for.
Ideally it would be in the form of a manga or anime so scientific reasoning of superpowers in anime would also be helpful in my crafting of the working behind the pill and limitations.
Any thoughts are appreciated, including comments on my idea in general.