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Old 2013-03-19, 18:53   Link #101
Hiding Under Your Bed
Join Date: May 2008
Originally Posted by Silent Wanderer View Post
Your body shuts down before you can actually attack somebody. The only way you can use your Power to kill someone is if you unknowingly did so (and you'd still die afterwards if you found out). Violence against your own species in general is also suppressed, with the Death Feedback (getting sick at the idea of attacking someone, and eventually dying if you persist) mechanism being a failsafe.
Saki seemed perfectly able to hurt the village elder in the first (or second?) episode during her initiation ritual, prior to being hit by what I assume is low levels of "death" feedback.

So, I don't buy this explanation one bit.

I don't think it's cowardice either, as we've seen plenty of examples of bravery from various humans throughout this series.

I chalk it up to the normal plot detail that is ignored in order to further the plot in the direction the author wants it to go. There's an oft used term for that, but I'm totally having a brain fart.
It feels like years since they've been updated, btw.
Also, cake.
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