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Questions tagged [abilities]

For questions pertaining to the possession of a specific skill.

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What kind of biological characteristic does a human being need to achieve great speeds?

In my book there is a tribe and one of the characteristics I describe is that they can achieve great speeds, something like 80km/h (50 mph) for 2 minutes approximately. How could it be?
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What's the role in a medievial society for people who are magically bound not to lie?

In the prosperous capital of the country where my story is set, undesired babies are discreetly abandoned in the darkest hours of the night on the front door of the guild of Truthers. There, as ...
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Astral Doubles (Avatar)

This might be entirely opinion based which is frowned upon in world building but I really do need help on this. I’m writing a story of an alternative version of Earth where almost 80% of its ...
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Could the genetic makeup of two parents theoretically combine just right to make a superhuman, or at least semi-superhuman child?

Basically I want my character to have only gotten their powers through the luck of two parents with the right genes mixing. Technically, given enough time and enough generations of breeding, couldn't ...
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Would turning into dust freeze you?

I have an idea for a power/ability, but I want to know if it would work like I think it would. Basically, the person has the power to separate themselves into separate hive mind cells and join back ...
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Plausible explanation of Psychometry

Psychometry (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, "spirit, soul" and μέτρον, metron, "measure"), also known as token-object reading, or psychoscopy, is a form of extrasensory perception characterized by the ...
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Industrial and Economic use of magic that can compress and expand matter and space-time

Someone is able to use compression and expansion to matter and space-time. Law of preservation is still in effect so no matter how small the matter is, it will still weigh the same as if it was ...
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How to utilize Compression and Expansion of Matter and of Time-Space outside of combat

Someone has a magic power that allows them to compress and expand matter and time-space. You are not strong enough to create blackhole but you can almost make one. Mass remains the same to preserve ...
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How could you affect bullets with Compression/Expansion powers?

Someone has a magic power that allows them to compress and expand objects. Mass remains the same to preserve the law of conservation of mass. Two scenarios: What would happen if this person shrunk ...
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How would MRI-vision works?

How would intelligent lifeforms evolve bio magnetic resonance imaging? No bionic components or any other prosthetic technology is allowed, how can I extend the ability to see through dehydrated ...
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How can I limit the power of someone who can create gravitational spheres?

In my world, similar to our earth, a person has the ability to create gravitational "spheres". He can: modify its location vary the force move the sphere (once created) select what or who ...
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Suddenly, everyone in a world can know the thoughts of everyone else. What happens? [closed]

The actual question is concrete and comes at the end, but first, I will explain the premise in detail. This fictional world is the same as our Earth. It has the same history. The same conditions. ...
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World where everyone can know what everyone is thinking [closed]

In this question all humans have had this ability for as long as there have been humans. I've also posted a separate, different, question where the power is exactly the same, but all of humanity ...
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How anyone would find unusual abilities?

How would anyone find that he/she has any unusual ability? Background There are two nations (called Priests of metals and Desert people) that have men and women gifted with very unusual* abilities ...