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"Dies, died, will die. Lives, lived, will live. It’s all a matter of perspective."
― The Lutece "Twins" (Bioshock Infinite)
"You're a man looking at the world through a keyhole. You've spent your whole life trying to widen that keyhole. To see more. To know more. And now, on hearing that it can be widened, in ways you can't imagine, you reject the possibility."
― The Ancient One (Doctor Strange)

The ability to manipulate perspectives. Relative aspect of Reality Warping. Opposite to Uncertainty Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Cognikinesis
  • Cognition Manipulation
  • Idea Manipulation
  • Interpretation Manipulation
  • Myriad Truths (Persona 4)
  • Point of View/POV Manipulation

Capabilities

The user can manipulate the perspectives of oneself or others about everything, allowing them to cause so that they view reality to their liking rather than the true state of reality itself. All the concepts like time, space, causality exist only because they are perceived to exist, so are these at the user's hand to be controlled, turning subjective interpretations into reality.

Perspective is what links the image of an object to the object itself, and so by touching what one sees, one can touch the object itself - thus, it is possible to hold a distant mountain in the palm of one’s hand. Perspective allows a single drop of rain to fill an entire ocean, or an entire ocean to be held in a cup. Through perspective, ten thousand things can become one, intent can become action, and something unseen can cease to exist entirely. With a subtle shift of perspective, it is possible to crack the earth with a single finger, or to pluck the glowing disc that is the sun from the sky.

In a practical sense, manipulating perspective itself is to impose its understanding onto reality, changing it to the user's view. In other hand, manipulating others' perspectives is to show a specific view of reality of the target. User can also create a very powerful illusion on target that they would not even suspect it is being manipulated and completely believe it is the reality they are seeing. The user can create a powerful form of illusion that it makes the reality of the victims to be changed to please their senses, making it a nigh-omnipotent illusion and, as well, reality warping relative to one's perspective.

Perspective Manipulation warps reality for an individual - they experience an altered reality, whilst everyone else continues to experience the baseline reality. Even if the individual dies in the baseline reality, from their perspective, that may have never happened. It is reality warping relative to an individual. This is also why it's capable of creating Nigh-Omnipotent illusions - to the individual, what they are seeing is reality.

This allows Perspective Manipulation to have powers like Complete Arsenal, since it can just make it so that, from your perspective, you have every power. In objective reality, you don't, but as far as you (or the individual you are using the power on) is concerned, you do. It is important to remember, however, that in all cases this does not affect objective reality, and the user is still very much limited to operating within a select few perspectives.

Applications

Rational Abilities :

Irrational Abilities :

Personal Abilities:

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • As one of the fundamental forces of reality, reckless or impulsive use of this ability can be deadly.
  • Requires imagination to use it effectively, otherwise it may become ineffective in certain ways.
  • Can only operate relative to the perspective of an individual or several individuals - all effects are entirely subjective, and do not directly affect objective reality.
  • Useless against Meta Perspective Manipulation.
  • Users of Conceptual Transcendence, Conceptual Anchoring, Meta Power Immunity and Omnilock are immune.

Known Users

  • The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland Wii game)
  • Noah II (Chaos:Head)
  • The Presence (DC Comics)
  • The Ancient One (Doctor Strange)
  • Players (Echochrome)
  • Coyote (Gunnerkrigg Court)
  • Players (hocus)
  • Lethe (Magical Girl Raising Project)
  • Sir James Jaspers/Mad Jim Jaspers (Marvel Comics); via Reality Warping
  • Homura Akemi via experiments (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Anti-Pops (Regular Show)
  • Kyoya Tachibana (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken)
  • Eisen Faust (Tentacle and Witches)
  • The Hempstocks (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
  • Dana Ananga Jagannatha (UQ Holder)
  • Belphegor (Valkyrie Crusade); via Absolute Change
  • Akari Akaza (Yuru Yuri)
  • Toodee/2D guy (Imbattable)
  • The Absence/SCP-1915 - Status Quo (SCP Foundation)

​Known Objects

  • TV UCHVU cameras (Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!)
  • Point of View Gun (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Known Locations

  • The Mirror Dimension (Doctor Strange)
  • Universe of Misleading Portraiture (Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse)

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