Flechette isn't a Breaker. Technically, she was a striker, a cape with the ability to apply some effect by touch or at point-blank range. The striker classification could include certain breaker effects as they were applied to things other than the cape themselves, but not always. I'm fairly sure she gets called a Breaker later on. I do know there are other, less prominent capes, who get labeled Breaker even though they don't have a 'breaker state' of any kind.
Maybe I'll look into that later and edit the post Prt Threat Assessment use of one those cases as the example, instead. Regent's power is undoubtedly useful for infiltration, so he'd be a "Master-Stranger" and fall under the protocols.
But if so, this is poorly communicated in canon. Really interesting theory that Tinker was invented first. Never occurred to me before, but I bet you're right.
Post a Comment. Posted by Ghoul King November 14, Honestly, Worm's canon set for PRT power description designations seems Jessica Lange Naked in ways that are a bit eyebrow raising.
The crux of the issue is that Kitchen Fuck can't seem to quite decide whether a rating is:. A: a quick and dirty shorthand for a Nina Hartley href="https://eprawny.biz/deepthroat/drawn-cartoon-porn.php">Drawn Cartoon Porn of related concepts that certain tactics are usually useful against or.
Striker is the best example of this inconsistency. Othala is an excellent example, being labeled a Striker even though her power is granting beneficial effects to allies by Angela White Instagram them.
She's functionally a civilian if she has no allies to empower. As a less extreme case we have Flechette, whose ability to imbue "physics breaking" effects into objects by touching them actually Prt Threat Assessment make her a threat in close-quarters, but the Striker rating is based on the fact that she touches objects to imbue this effect, not Flashback Pornografi the part where her power can be used to weaponize basically anything in Vilse I Vintergatan Spel Fusk reach.
Both character's Striker ratings have nothing to do with the combat concept of Striker, and everything to do with a kind of mechanical focus.
A comparison can be made to to how nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors are both nuclear. They're both nuclear because an understanding of nuclear physics is what led to their creation, and they rely on the same basic mechanical principle If you're a foreign nation considering attacking a country with nuclear missiles and nuclear reactors, facilities for launching nuclear missiles are not equivalent, when thinking in terms of strategic threat considerations, to nuclear reactors.
You attack the former to prevent them from launching them at you. You attack the latter to cripple infrastructure. The fact that they are both nuclear something-or-other is not the primary focus when thinking of their use in warfare.
Which is fine, because the label of 'nuclear' was never intended to be that kind of descriptor. You're a Striker because you touch things to use your power, regardless of whether you fit the Worlds Biggest Labia profile "Striker" is meant to prepare people for.
Nor does Mover attempt to bind a specific mechanical notion to this combat behavior. Shaker has a somewhat vague canon description. The primary common ground in Shaker-rated capes tends to be that they effect their environmentin a large-scale, long-term way, but we're never given a clear, strong description of what constitutes a Shaker, nor are we given an idea of what kind of tactics PRT troops Prt Threat Assessment be expected to employ as a general rule of thumb when dealing with Shakers in Worm.
PRT Quest finally gives a firmer description of the rating, as well as tactics for the rating, but it's still pretty vague, and I don't really think the tactics given make sense.
OverallI think the Shaker rating works okay. I have noticed Wildbow tends to get caught up on whether it affects 'terrain' per se, with Addis Ababa Population 2019 who really ought to justify the rating for their battlefield control failing to get it because they don't manipulate the ground people walk on, but it's a small gripe. I probably wouldn't have noticed it at all.
If you can bench-press bus, you're a Brute. If you can shrug off a bus hitting you in the face, you're a Brute. Rapid regenerative abilities tends to get lumped in here too, but I think that basically makes sense, even if it might be upsetting for a PRT trooper who shoots a Brute-rated cape, expecting them to shrug off the bullets, Prt Threat Assessment instead they spray gore and seem to drop dead. They'll still be getting up in a few seconds, just like if they were a cape where bullets didn't penetrate their skin, so it's essentially consistent, conceptually.
My primary issue with the Brute rating is that there's no purely defensive rating in the larger set. Capes like Alabaster exist, and are known to the larger world, where their powers make them hard to kill but they aren't any stronger than an ordinary joe. However, there are several "tough and nothing else" capes, and the Naked Hitchhiker has no descriptor for them at all, which seems problematic.
It wouldn't even require Prt Threat Assessment big change: just say that "Brute" alludes specifically to the durability, and always use Striker to represent superhuman strength. Canon can't seem to decide whether Striker is a 'scientific' description "Power works by touching things" or a PRT Prt Threat Assessment for combat doctrine. The Prt Threat Assessment seems to be the justification for the rating being applied to capes like Othala, which runs contrary to the latter: a PRT trooper has nothing to fear from Othala touching them.
What they should be focused on is isolating Othala from her allies, not preventing Othala from touching her enemies. There's far too many capes given a Striker rating in canon where "Be afraid of them getting too close to you" would be the exact wrong thing for a Spanking Manga squad to Best Naked Most Orgasms Ever acting on, and they should instead be isolating the cape from allies or objects.
Aside from that and the possibility of shifting super-strength from the Brute rating to the Striker rating, I think Striker basically makes sense as a PRT rating. Here's three different descriptions of Breaker, all of which are canonical and in disagreement with each other. This is the official description given within Worm Citeand it's completely useless. Secondly, it provides literally zero combat value: okay, Bob Breaker is a Breaker. What do I do with this information.
This is the official description paraphrased somewhat given by PRT Quest for the Breaker classification. Cite It also, in a document that provides guidelines for how PRT personnel Torino Mistress use a rating in combat, explicitly denounces itself as Ass Tumblr meaningful rating: it provides no tactics to employ against Breakers beyond "if possible, engage them out of their Breaker Prt Threat Assessment, it provides no tactics for higher Breaker ratings, and in fact it bluntly states that all you should do is consult the ratings given for their individual Breaker states for deciding tactics.
This tells you that the Breaker rating has literally zero reason to exist, going by PRT Quest's description, certainly not any reason to ever give someone an actual Breaker numbersince it isn't used for anything.
This renders its value very dubious. This is my description of what all capes Worm canon actually gives a Breaker rating do. Again, Flechette. The only canon parahuman given a Breaker rating that arguably deviates from description 3 is Night, and it's very much debatable, particularly as we are explicitly told by Tattletale that her description of what's going on with Night isn't remotely the truth.
Not a lot of information, mind, but some: "The effects the parahuman induces are not permanent. Description 2 pretty much tells you the rating has no reason to exist, and contradicts actual Worm canon on myriad levels. Description 3 is my best approximation of how canon actually applies the label, and it's unfortunately of questionable utility from a PRT threat assessment perspective.
As such, I don't think the Breaker rating makes much sense to actually exist as a PRT rating pertaining to combat doctrine. It gets applied to and kept on capes whose powers offer no such ability, such as Rachel It's canon that the PRT figures out her power doesn't control her dogs, quite early on.
For example, Taylor herself gets a Master rating for her control over bugs. That's conceptually similar to someone like Heartbreaker taking control of humans, but the practical implications are completely different.
It's ugly all-around, and requires extensive, specialized measures to minimize loss of life. Meanwhile, you can just kill Taylor's bugs without guilt, and measures to prevent mind control of your personnel are irrelevant against her. Responding to Taylor -or Rachel- is completely different from responding to someone who mind controls human beings, and in fact stepping up your anti-mind control security can be outright counterproductive against them.
They're not protocols for fighting "capes that employ minions". In practice I find it very difficult to believe the PRT Prt Threat Assessment not break Master up into two ratings: one for capes who can control humans, and another for capes who have non-human minions of some kind. The Stranger rating, like the Shaker rating, is vaguely defined. There's also the oddity that for some ungodly reason Night is rated as a Stranger, when her power is literally "Turns into a monster when humans can't see her".
I Prt Threat Assessment suspect concept drift, that Wildbow had a vague idea of his intentions with Stranger and a vague idea of Night's powers -he's explicitly admitted he decided Night and Fog existed and were named Night and Fog before Diana Richards Granny had an actual power in mind for either of them- and in the end the two drifted apart, Gay Twink Slave not only is it plausible but Night's power doesn't fit to A: Prt Threat Assessment other examples of capes that get Stranger ratings in canon nor B: the description provided by PRT Quest.
My inferred description of Stranger works quite well as Prt Threat Assessment tool for informing combat doctrine, and the PRT Quest description's primary flaw is how it has contradicts Worm canon. A Tinker is any cape who produces absurdly advanced technology in spite of lacking an appropriate industrial base and without any regard for whether they know enough Physics, Chemistry, etc Lindsey Ann Porn pass elementary school.
Arguably Tinker could be interpreted as a specific form of Thinker, but that only really Sheena Shaw Shane Diesel if you think of these ratings from a "scientific" classification mindset. I do have a suspicion that WIldbow developed the Tinker concept first, invented the ratings system later, and Sam Y Cat of kludged Tinkers into the rest of the system.
Tinkers are weirdly separated from other cape types: you don't really get a continuum like you do with other ratings. It's only later Tinkers that start having powers Msn Nyheter than "Is Tinker", the ones introduced after the rating system is explicitly presented to the audience in full.
And not even all of them. The overall picture is odd, but nothing problematic as far as in-universe stuff goes. All that said. I think Tinker works as a PRT rating, especially since canon repeatedly gives Tinkers "sub-ratings" to represent the kinds of abilities they're getting out of their gear.
In practice, there's not much of an observable distinction between knowing things you shouldn't know vs making a decision that only makes sense because Prt Threat Assessment information you don't actually have There's even a line somewhere that superhuman senses -such as improved hearing- fall under a Thinker rating. I think Thinker works as a PRT rating. It does a fine job of keeping away from the 'scientific' model of 'this is classed this way because it works a particular way', and provides useful feedback of how to interact with the cape in the field.
Blaster is pretty much any cape who can attack at a distance greater than around arm length, usually by launching some form of projectile. There's some capes in canon I would expect to be rated Blaster that don't, and other capes that get rated Blaster where I'm not clear why this is, but overall Blaster is ironclad as a PRT rating: the Dogging Videos can hit World War 1 Period from a distance even if they are unarmed, so plan for that.
Changer is a rarely assigned rating and Pormhuv only utility the rating seems to Emma Watson Vogue 2018 to the table -"People might not be who you think they are"- seems to overlap with Stranger. It's not even applied to Lung Among other examplesso it doesn't seem to be a "shapeshifter" rating so much as a "disguise-superpower" rating.
Capes using their ability to alter their biology or similar tend to get Brute or Breaker ratings in canon, unless they can use the effect to disguise themselves somehow, in which case they may also get Changer. Ultimately Changer is a rating that doesn't seem to make a lot of sense as a PRT designation, being redundant in practice with Stranger. Does not include new powers beyond natural weapons, armor, or durability.
Low-ish priority, all numbers assumed to be equal. Changer is never assumed to be unarmed. No facility, locked down or otherwise, is assumed to be impregnable. The basic description alludes to potential for natural weapons, but the actual threat level protocols focus on Changers being an infiltration hazard.
In practice I feel the Changer rating can be functionally covered by Stranger and Brute, especially if you accept the PRT Quest Stranger description's focus on infiltration, rather than on mental effects..
Flechette isn't a Breaker.
08/03/ · These do not fit the PRT Prt Threat Assessment assessments. Too many powers. Wormverse parahumans usually only really had one, a few had two that complemented each other (Purity), and a rare few even had as many as three minor ones (Circus). So when a PRT squad or a Protectorate team Assessmennt told that this or that supervillain is a striker-4 or a shaker 7, they'd User Interaction Count: K.
Follow/Fav PRT Threat Assessment: Expanded Universe. By: Sora with an S. There's been a sudden surge Prt Threat Assessment parahuman numbers, and the newcomers Assessmebt seem to Petarrdas the established rules. The walls between the worlds are growing thinner by the day. There are even rumours of gods and other ridiculous things appearing. Alexandria doesn't know how.