And your right. I said he had a photographic memory. I never said he had perfect recall. A photographic memory is just that. It allows someone who focuses on what they are seeing at that exact time to essential take a picture with their minds. This allows them to recall those memories, only, with greater detail and to maintain the memory for a longer period of time than they would a regular memory. However that memory is like a photograph also in the way that if you don't make sure to care for the memory then it will dull, smudge, and eventually fade all together. Which means that a bunch of images flying around in the back of his mind would not be able to just be randomly remembered. I said it was a natural ability, not some misrepresented comic ability that uses the name "photographic memory" whenever they are actually talking about perfect recall.
Photographic memory is the term used to describe perfect recall. As you noted, it does not exist. As far as I'm aware, there's no equivalent of eidetic memory for muscle memory, either, although it's not really something I look into that often; maybe there was a source I wasn't able to find. Regardless, the mechanism you described doesn't really explain how he was able to learn so many different fighting styles, while on the run from a highly dangerous organization and simultaneously fighting that organization.WIkipedia wrote: eidetic memory referring to the ability to view memories like photographs for a few minutes, and photographic memory referring to the ability to recall pages of text or numbers, or similar, in great detail. When the concepts are distinguished, eidetic memory is reported to occur in a small number of children and as something generally not found in adults, while true photographic memory has never been demonstrated to exist.
Could you describe some of the problems this situation would create, please?Yes, technically the probable futures would exist, however because of the way he has to use his teleportation he wouldn't ever decide to use the power and then just try to focus on his future sight power because it ultimately would be more likely to cause him more problems rather than to help him out in the long run. His futures are shown as a variety of possibilities because they are centered around probability, and he can only see futures that are directly tied to him. So the sight is still incomplete in many other respects because of that.
I'm criticizing your character because he feels overpowered to me. If you want to criticize my first character, or my second character when I finally get around to posting her, be my guest; I'm not the thread owner. Keep in mind, though, that this is the second time this RP has started; many of these characters were posted in a previous version of it, and were discussed at the time. That is part of why most of them have gone uncriticized in this thread.Lastly, just for curiosities sake, but why does it seem like only my character is being completely picked apart.
I also want to make sure you didn't miss this, because you haven't addressed it:
Stitches wrote:Okay, so the powers follow rules that I haven't had a chance to post, pseudoscience that forms the foundry of the power sets. One of the vital rules is that powers are either physical disturbances or nonphysical manifestations.