Re: Custom Elements Bureau
Custom element Japanese name: Kapusaichinton
Custom element English name: Capsaicin Release
The element is based on: Earth + Water + Chakra Control
Capsaicin is a chemical, mainly found in chilli peppers, and chilli peppers are the fruit of certain plants. It is an irritant for mammals, including humans, and produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact. Capsaicin is a deterrent against certain herbivores and fungi. Pure Capsaicin is a hydrophobic, colorless, odorless, crystalline to waxy compound. In order for plants to grow from the earth, they need water, air, and of course, sunlight. This allows the plant to grow and bear the fruit, which in turn, contains this very component, Capsaicin.
Facts that prove the element to be possible (in the manga context):
Think of the Land of Rice fields. Taking into account that they are human just like us and that they know how to maintain plantations and grow different species of vegetables, we can safely assume that they also know how to grow chili peppers. Since every human likes their food with different levels of spiciness, I believe that there are also ninja who like their meals spicy and hot. Now, Capsaicin is what gives the spicy and hot feeling to each different sort of chili peppers, which in the end is the idea behind the creation of this element. Also, many jutsu types also derive off the factor of living things from the earth. Simply think of Yamato's Wood Release and the other types of jutsu that require mother nature's work and happenings. Wildlife and plants work the same way they do in the Naruto World as in the real world as well.
How it works:
Capsaicin is an akaline oil, and has an extremely unique molecular shape. All mammals, and especially humans, have nerve cells that detect heat or pain, and when Capsaicin comes in contact with the skin, they tend to attach to these very receptors and then release a lot of calcuim ions to flow in. As a result, humans feel a burning or stinging pain, and severe over-exposure of Capsaicin can also lead to death. Capsaicin also prevents nerve cells from communicating with each other by blocking the production of certain neurotransmitters, and at high concentrations, it even destroys the cells itself. Furthermore, such heat is measured by units named Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Tapasco itself can go up to 8,000 SHU only. However, pure Capsaicin itself goes up to 16,000,000 SHU, and that alone is quite, quite hot.
The elemental properties of Capsaicin are what make it so unique and dangerous, but on the other side, unharmful and pleasant. Capsaicin is, as already said, an irritant for mammals, a pest deterrent and an anti-funghi agent. It creates a burning and painful sensation when in contact with mucous membranes of our cells. Through precise chakra control the level of its heat (SHU) can be controlled and reduced, same as increased, depending on the use. High SHU Capsaicin would mostly be used to attack the opponent and cause neurological pain and to cripple the opponent. It would also be used on mammal summons, in order to disperse them and on funghi and plant based elements in order to deteriorate them and render them useless. Low SHU Capsaicin however, would be used as a stimulant to the user and as a temporary pain reliever. There are three ways of using Capsaicin, and each of them has slightly different characteristics, although with pretty much the same effects, which can be controlled by the level of SHU.
With the simple combination of earth + water, the user can call up the properties of Capsaicin in its natural state, which is an odorless, hydrophic, waxy compound. He can release as much as a small lick of Capsaicin up to a huge wave of it, depending on its technique. Being a waxy compound, it has a bit of sticky property to it, which helps it fulfill its task when it gets in contact with the targeted object. Different objects and shapes can be used in order to effectively transfer and expand the Capsaicin itself.
Much of the RP's limit is but the user's own imagination - because it is a molecular compound able to take many different forms, a user can manipulate the Capsaicin in ways they wish. This form of the Capsaicin element would be based on its powder-like features. Using precise chakra control and the balance between earth and water chakra, he can turn it into a powder which is pure dark red colored and has a very highly volatile and pungent smell. It is mostly used to be spread directly into the battlefield and when inhaled by mammals, specifically summons, dispersing them. As it's falling onto the ground, over a span of turns it starts accumulating there and every activity brings it back into the air, which repeats the process. While accumulated on the ground it becomes virtually impossible to use funghi and plant based elements because of the deterioration ability of the powder.
The advanced release is where the precise chakra control comes in as the main requirement. Through this time of the release, the user can control the levels of SHU the Capsaicin release has and therefore concentrates on the low leveled SHU Capsaicin and its use. Since Capsaicin has a very wide medical use, it's also applicable in the NarutoVerse. With the use of this release, the user could use it as a temporary stimulant and pain reliever for himself, focusing Capsaicin chakra into his own cells through his chakra system. The highly controlled, low SHU Capsaicin would have the same effect as the high SHU variant, except with a much lesser magnitude. It would completely wipe out the possibility of death due to over exposure. Also, the way it acts as a stimulant is simple. When it gets into contact with the user's neurons and causes the burning sensation, it also builds up blood pressure, which results in the explosion of power and joyful feelings inside the user's brain. On the other hand, its pain relieving ability is caused on the same principle, resulting in the nerves being overwhelmed by the influx of Capsaicin and being unable to report pain for an extended period of time.
Kapusaichinton: Karai Nami | Capsaicin Release: Spicy Wave
Range: Short to Long
Description: The user sends his capsaicin chakra into the earth of the battlefield and manipulates it so that it turns into a field of pure capsaicin that seeps into the ground.
Kapusaichinton: Danzai! | Capsaicin Release: Conviction!
Description: The user releases their capsaicin chakra into their own cells, and as it touches the neurons of it, it triggers the stimulants to release feelings of excitement, motivating the user momentarily.
Kapusaichinton: Ame bāningu | Capsaicin Release: Burning Rain
Rank: A Rank
Description: With a simple handseal the user can create a cloud above a specific point of the battlefield and make it rain capscaisin. The cloud is about an average sized human in diameter and doesn't affect a huge area of the battlefield. However, as it's falling on the ground, due to it's waxy nature, it starts accumulating and trapping everything caught withing it. It takes a full turn for the cloud to form but once it forms the user can maintain it for a period of 4 turns in which he can control it's movement and move to a desired location, within mid range from the user.
Note: Takes a full turn to form
Note: Lasts four (4) turns
Kapusaichinton: Kapusaishinfīrudo | Capsaicin Release: Capsaicin Field
Rank: S Rank
Description: While taking a deep breath, the user performs three handseals and infuses the air with Capsaicin chakra. As he exhales, a red powder starts engulfing the field and floating through the air. It's almost invisible to the naked eye, until it starts accumulating on the ground. The powder stays a full turn in the air, until it starts accumulating on the ground. It also takes a full turn to completely spread through the air, up to long range. After three full turns of exposure to the powder the opponent would start to feel severe damage. His eyes would start hurting and he would have trouble breathing due to the capsaicin he already unknowingly inhaled.
Conditions to be able to use it:
- Mastered Earth
- Mastered Water
- Great and precise chakra control
Is weak to:
- Wind and variations - Because capsaicin has such a delicate structure, and especially if released in powder, Wind jutsu can easily cut through it and blow the powder away.
- Lightning and variations - Much like the concept of earth being weak to lightning, a huge part of capsaicin itself is also formed of earth, and lightning, being such a wild element, can also tear it apart.
Is neutral to:
- Fire and variations - Capsaicin is not really flammable and it needs to be heated over 100°C to be able to burn
Is strong against:
- Water and variations - Capsaicin is extremely, extremely insoluble in water, at a rate of .0013 grams per 100 mL of water. Water generally does not affect capsaicin at all.
- Earth and variations - As capsaicin is formed from the earth like plants, earth would only empower it and give it more growing area
- Fungus/Mushroom - Capsaicin deters the fungus, and in doing so limits this form of predispersal seed mortality.
Students I passed this custom element on too: N/A
✗ Declined: Never provided any proof that it's actually possible to use this as an element. Just saying earth + water is way too weak. Also an element is not going to change from a white, sticky fluid to red powder