Author Topic: True Name power and abilities - Speculation after events in KotW [spoiler]  (Read 1833 times)

Wolfhunt

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Does everyone with a sealed true name gain the same abilities?
"Rallick Nom."
"What of him?"
"I wish he were here."
"Why?"
"So he could kill someone. Anyone. The man's a wonder at simplifying matters."

Nixion Strange

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I'm sticking with what I said

They have access to all types of magic, and magic no other sorcerer (without a sealed true name) can use

Wolfhunt

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So you reckon they get the SAME magic?
"Rallick Nom."
"What of him?"
"I wish he were here."
"Why?"
"So he could kill someone. Anyone. The man's a wonder at simplifying matters."

Nixion Strange

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Same magic meaning they can do all magic, yes

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They appear to have the same power as... a... Faceless One...

THIS THEORY IS MINE.

HOLY HELL.

IN KotW SKULDUGGERY SAID THEIR MINDS ARE STILL HUMAN AND ARE NOT GODLIKE YET.
WHAT IF THEY TURN INTO FACELESS ONES IF THEIR NAME IS UNSEALED OR CORRUPTED OR SOMETHING.
THEIR MAGIC IS EXACTLY THE SAME.

Nixion Strange

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From what we saw though, Faceless Ones couldn't do the same things. They flung people back with gestures, could kill people with a wave. Different to what a sealed name person could do

Kiiyashi

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Bliss was turned inside out.
Valkyrie turned a Cleaver's lungs inside out.
She's getting there.

They probably use gestures to be dramatic, cause they can't glare or frown at people.

Or, as an alternative. A Faceless One is merely a malevolent and belligerent entity that acts like a full security override on an individuals True Name, giving the possessing Faceless One access to True Name powers for any individual they possess.
And as one who knows and uses their True Name can face a Faceless One... that would actually explain the similar powers and presumably, power levels.

Nixion Strange

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In my opinion, same power levels, different powers

Dan North

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Ush has got some crazyly awesome theories about True Names.

Dude, you have got to post those.

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Re: True Name power and abilities - Speculation after events in KotW [spoiler]
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 06:51:33 PM »
They appear to have the same power as... a... Faceless One...

THIS THEORY IS MINE.

HOLY HELL.

IN KotW SKULDUGGERY SAID THEIR MINDS ARE STILL HUMAN AND ARE NOT GODLIKE YET.
WHAT IF THEY TURN INTO FACELESS ONES IF THEIR NAME IS UNSEALED OR CORRUPTED OR SOMETHING.
THEIR MAGIC IS EXACTLY THE SAME.

This is like one of those The more you look, the worse it gets pictures.

Kiiyashi and caps lock...terrifying :D

What's people's updated thoughts? We learned a lot since KotW.

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Re: True Name power and abilities - Speculation after events in KotW [spoiler]
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2018, 06:27:03 PM »
The theory further up: that Faceless Ones just being belligerent entities that override a person's true name makes sense, but in the dimension they were banished to, they had physical forms.

Also, they have enough power to completely take over a mage/erase their personality.

We don't know how many FOs a fully-powered Darquesse could take, but she could take maybe two or three before running out of power/being overwhelmed without having absorbed Valkyrie's essence.

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Re: True Name power and abilities - Speculation after events in KotW [spoiler]
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2018, 10:21:42 PM »
Bumparooni.

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something tells me that someone with a true name is more powerful than a faceless one. The thing is, can faceless ones change wood into metal or a person into a chair? didn't think so.
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