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'''Microkinesis''' is a manifestation of [[Investiture]] originating on [[Yolen]].{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}}
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'''Microkinesis''' is an Invested Art on [[Yolen]].{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}}
 
   
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==Magic==
Microkinesis grants the power to manipulate the forces that bind [[axi]] together. According to [[Khriss]], it is a sort of cousin to the [[Surgebinding#Cohesion|Surge of Cohesion]], although it has the potential to be far more "explosive" than the use of Cohesion, as [[Honor]] placed limits on what Cohesion could do to avoid replicating the the dangerous capabilities of microkinesis. On the other hand, microkinesis does not grant the same [[Connection]] to the shaped material that Cohesion does.{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}}
 
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Microkinesis grants the power to manipulate the forces that bind [[axi]] together.{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}} Axi are thought to be the smallest units of matter in the cosmere,{{book ref|sa4|97}} although there may be particles that are even smaller.{{wob ref|11359}} A practitioner of microkinesis is able to see individual axi and interact with them.{{wob ref|3812}} The manipulation of axial forces can be "explosive" and incredibly dangerous.{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}} Only [[Odium]] is also known to be able to perceive matter at the axial level,{{book ref|sa4|97}} although it is likely that other [[Shard]]s also have this ability based on their ability to manipulate matter; for example, [[Vin]] as [[Preservation]] was able to remove the ash from [[Scadrial]]'s atmosphere almost instantly.{{book ref|mb3|76}} It is not known how the power of microkinesis is granted or accessed, or what races or individuals can use it.
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According to [[Khriss]], microkinesis is a sort of "cousin" to the [[Surgebinding#Cohesion|Surge of Cohesion]], as both can manipulate a force known as the strong axial interconnection that holds all matter together.{{book ref|sa4|97}} Microkinesis has more sheer power than Cohesion, as [[Honor]] placed limits on Cohesion in order to avoid replicating an unknown harmful event on Yolen. However, microkinesis does not grant the same [[Connection]] to the shaped material that Cohesion does. It is not clear whether or not microkinesis can also manipulate the axial force related to the [[Surgebinding#Tension|Surge of Tension]] known as soft axial interconnection.{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}}
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==History==
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Microkinesis is one of the oldest magics in the cosmere, as it predates the [[Shattering of Adonalsium]].{{wob ref|11359}} Its origins and any wielders are unknown; the only time it is known to have been used is was during some unspecified "mistakes" on Yolen that were presumably disastrous. The original [[Vessel]]s were very cautious regarding the danger of microkinesis, as Honor took its power into account during the creation of Surgebinding.{{book ref|sa4|part=ars}}
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==Trivia==
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*Microkinesis was one of the first magic systems that Brandon designed for the cosmere{{wob ref|3812}} and it is discussed in ''[[Dragonsteel Prime]]''. However, it was far too powerful in its original form.{{wob ref|3308}} Various aspects of the magic have therefore not been canonized, but its existence has always remained canon,{{wob ref|7825}}{{wob ref|3812}} and it will presumably feature in the rewritten ''[[Dragonsteel]]'' novels.
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*Axi are analogous to atoms,{{wob ref|11359}} and microkinesis was inspired by [[wikipedia: fundamental forces|fundamental forces]], including the [[wikipedia:strong interaction|strong]] and [[wikipedia:weak interaction|weak interactions]] between subatomic particles. However, Brandon intentionally used invented terms for these concepts in the cosmere in order to give himself more freedom with the mechanics of the magic.{{wob ref|10559}}
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*Brandon has not decided if microkinesis or another canonical magic system will be able to split axi into smaller particles.{{wob ref|12572}}{{wob ref|3308}} Another aspect of microkinesis that has not been canonized is the ability to manipulate [[spiritweb]]s.{{wob ref|6247}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 20:43, 19 October 2021

Microkinesis
Prerequisites Unknown
World Yolen
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Microkinesis is a manifestation of Investiture originating on Yolen.[1]

Magic[edit]

Microkinesis grants the power to manipulate the forces that bind axi together.[1] Axi are thought to be the smallest units of matter in the cosmere,[2] although there may be particles that are even smaller.[3] A practitioner of microkinesis is able to see individual axi and interact with them.[4] The manipulation of axial forces can be "explosive" and incredibly dangerous.[1] Only Odium is also known to be able to perceive matter at the axial level,[2] although it is likely that other Shards also have this ability based on their ability to manipulate matter; for example, Vin as Preservation was able to remove the ash from Scadrial's atmosphere almost instantly.[5] It is not known how the power of microkinesis is granted or accessed, or what races or individuals can use it.

According to Khriss, microkinesis is a sort of "cousin" to the Surge of Cohesion, as both can manipulate a force known as the strong axial interconnection that holds all matter together.[2] Microkinesis has more sheer power than Cohesion, as Honor placed limits on Cohesion in order to avoid replicating an unknown harmful event on Yolen. However, microkinesis does not grant the same Connection to the shaped material that Cohesion does. It is not clear whether or not microkinesis can also manipulate the axial force related to the Surge of Tension known as soft axial interconnection.[1]

History[edit]

Microkinesis is one of the oldest magics in the cosmere, as it predates the Shattering of Adonalsium.[3] Its origins and any wielders are unknown; the only time it is known to have been used is was during some unspecified "mistakes" on Yolen that were presumably disastrous. The original Vessels were very cautious regarding the danger of microkinesis, as Honor took its power into account during the creation of Surgebinding.[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • Microkinesis was one of the first magic systems that Brandon designed for the cosmere[4] and it is discussed in Dragonsteel Prime. However, it was far too powerful in its original form.[6] Various aspects of the magic have therefore not been canonized, but its existence has always remained canon,[7][4] and it will presumably feature in the rewritten Dragonsteel novels.
  • Axi are analogous to atoms,[3] and microkinesis was inspired by fundamental forces, including the strong and weak interactions between subatomic particles. However, Brandon intentionally used invented terms for these concepts in the cosmere in order to give himself more freedom with the mechanics of the magic.[8]
  • Brandon has not decided if microkinesis or another canonical magic system will be able to split axi into smaller particles.[9][6] Another aspect of microkinesis that has not been canonized is the ability to manipulate spiritwebs.[10]

Notes[edit]

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