Huh, yeah, it did pretty much spell it out. Leastways, either that's the truth, or Bonesaw and Cauldron have similar enough methods that they make the same mistakes. So, hmm.. with that in mind, my best guess for the concept that Taylor's power was derived from is queen.The rest is an interesting idea...
..but remember NM's interlude?
The guy that built part of himself from a grey thing?
I think that really reinforces that theory....
I don't know; the sheer amount of processing power and local omniscience the swarm adds to her cognition could be enough to explain all that.
Yeah, it could just be her multitasking capability alone, or some combination thereof. Fun to see which theories get proved or debunked, my track record isn't so hot so far but I feel like this one's a winnerIt doesn't have to be an either or situation.
That's the thing. Cauldron events are not, um, 'naturally selected'. The vial he stole specifically was tuned towards giving the user an ability to project force outwards. We don't know how much the mindstate of the recipient affects the, um, (stolen/hijacked/artificial/pseudo) passenger and its development, except for the fact that the Cauldron process is a shitload more likely to result in physical backlash and rebalance.Yeah, it could just be her multitasking capability alone, or some combination thereof. Fun to see which theories get proved or debunked, my track record isn't so hot so far but I feel like this one's a winner
Speaking of theories, was there ever an explanation of how Siberian's power functioned? I couldn't find one last I looked. My best guess was that it was based on grief, more particularly, Manton's grief. That "Siberian" wasn't a projection so much as a hole in the universe that nothing could fill, immutable and unstoppable, pushing everything else aside. Which would explain why time-altering powers work on everything else but not her; the Siberian we see is actually the edge of reality being distorted and pushed around, and time is only a relevant concept within the scope of our dimension/universe/whatever. So Eidolon's fields of altered time, lightning, gravity, etc.. all work fine except where the Siberian is manifested.
I imagine Siberian swinging on Alexandria being adjudicated (such as it is..) something like this:
- Siberian advances the edge of reality into where Alexandria's face is supposed to be.
- Alexandria's passenger asserts physical invulnerability
- Manton's passenger asserts that nothing exists where it currently is, and anything that doesn't want to be blanked had better be out of the way.
- Alexandria's flesh and bone are adjusted to conform to the new borders of reality.
Okay, I'm game. From Alexandria's interlude:On the subject of Siberian's powers, there's one detail that people haven't really caught, that surprised me.
The link is in both Alexandria's interlude and 17.6.
From 17.6 (origin of the Travellers)Alexandria hung her head. ”How do we stop him? Manton? If he’s transformed into that…”
“The sample he took, F-one-six-one-one, it tends to give projection powers. I suspect his real body is unchanged. But I’m wondering if we shouldn’t leave him be.”
From 17.7The canisters were sitting under the couch, along with the papers. He flipped through them.
Canister A: F-1-6-1-1, ‘Deus’, 85% mixture.
Added: C-0-0-7-2, ‘Balance’, 15% mixture.
To be consumed by Client 1
“Okay,” Krouse said. ”Anyone want to call dibs on the others?”
“Robin,” Luke said. ”Sounds like it might mean I could fly.”
“Mars?” Jess asked. ”You care?”
Marissa shook her head.
“Then Deus for me.”
I think Manton's power is partially due to him being in a trigger-worthy state before taking the drug. As evidence, I present the fact that the Triumvirate was in similarly bad shape before taking their formulas.Yeah, that seems about right. Except that I don't think his powers have any connection to his grief since he got them from a Cauldron formula. Given how holyfuckpowerful it is, I'm guessing it was a highly refined and tested one intended to belong to a new Triumvirate level cape.
Alexandria actually probably was random, given when and how she got her powers. Coil, though, likely knew more or less what he would get.Guys like Coil and Alexandria jut have too awesome powers for it to have been random.