|Take Over: Machina Soul|
Teiku Ōbā Makina Sōru
Take Over: Machina Soul (
Take Over: Machina Soul works differently to many other types of Take Over Magics- as normal Take Over Magics assimilate living beings and grant the user the ability to take upon the form of the absorbed organism, Machina Soul is something completely out of the ordinary. Machina Soul itself cannot assimilate living beings unless the user takes advantage of a certain loophole, but instead, it absorbs the opposite of the organic- the inorganic, limited to machinery in this case. Machina Soul is put into motion by the user coming into contact with machinery of any kind- the moment that the user makes bodily contact with machinery, the Take Over will begin to absorb it at a rapid pace similar to ferrokinesis- this absorption also has a special effect on machinery that is built to serve a specific function.
In any case, when performing Machina Soul, the user absorbs the machinery of their choice and, using magical manipulation, they break every single component of the target down to bits and pieces, reshaping it around their bodies in a form most fitting for themselves; essentially taking their capabilities and assets for themselves. The special functions of machinery are replicated perfectly by granting the user of Machina Soul a magic equivalent- for example, if the user assimilates a computer, they will be granted a form of Archive. However, in some cases, the user can harness the power of the machinery absorbed normally; allowing them to use the machinery constructed around their body as tools, objects, weapons and other items; the uses are virtually unlimited and every Machina Soul is wildly different. However, Machina Soul is also weak to electricity and magnetism.
Because the terms 'inorganic' and 'machinery' have multiple interpretations; Machina Soul can absorb almost any kind of non-living, metal material and fashion it into a 'soul'; aka a mechanized armour in this case. While of course, every Machina Soul form differs from person to person, several users have their own 'styles', with Wang Long's Machina Souls being stylized after Ancient Greek soldiers and Jack Titus' Machina Souls being heavily based off of cyborgs. Additionally, Machina Soul can function the ol'-fashioned way- the caster can take over a sentiment machine and use their powers, as seen with the Wyrmborg. Users who have mastered this Take Over can use it for almost any situation, creating anything they need; and while it isn't the strongest Take Over, it certainly is one of the most versatile.
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Machina Soul Forms
- Machina Soul was already in the manga, but the author wasn't as fond of its aesthetics as everyone else, plus the name "Machina Soul" implied something else; hence the augmented version seen here. While it still keeps the base power of absorbing machinery to take upon a new form, this Machina Soul has been drastically expanded on.