Re: Custom Elements Bureau
Custom element japanese name: Seishin Rikigaku
Custom element english name: Psychodynamics
The element is based on: Genjutsu transposed into reality, Chakra and Alucard's "Psychokinesis"(I do not possess that element, however it was inspiring).
Facts that prove the element to be possible (in the manga context):
Well, we are all aware of Genjutsu, or "Illusion Techniques". That is an array of techniques which helps a ninja to induce a dose of ... let's call it surreal, into the opponent during a battle. Of course, there are weak forms of Genjutsu, that are easy to break through, however, I am talking here about the strongest ones. Tsukuyomi, or even Izanagi. Now this Genjutsu is basically using your chakra and own mind, to access the mind of another person, which means your minds, thoughts and everything else that goes through your brain, interact virtually. And this is where the fun starts.
As we see in the manga itself, there is already a technique, that uses your mind fully in order to create reality out of illusion. More precisely, Izanagi; in order to perform it, you need to cast it on yourself, which, and I quote: "allows the user to control their own state of existence". That shows much mental power, and not only that, but it shows the ability of human beings(at least in the manga context) to ALTER the surrounding enviroment, only by using their thoughts.
So as a summary so far, it is proven already that a ninja can use their minds to affect the surroundings, and don't take my Izanagi example as the only one. There are at least two more examples I can think of, like, for instance, the ability to exert chakra from one's body. You can't do that physically, you can't punch a hole in yourself and take the chakra out, you have to use your mind to exert it.
So now, moving onto the noetic theory; I'll quote Wikipedia here, giving a short definition of it: "The theory of noetics centers around the idea that the human mind is capable of affecting work or events or even doing work in the physical world. It is suggested that thought and spirit are not, in fact, imaginary, but are Bose or photon based, meaning essentially that the mind can be quantified by formulae which describe quantum materials such as light.". A good example is Alucard's Psychokinesis, or Telekinesis, however Psychodynamics cover a much larger array of mental skills(from them I shall exclude Telekinesis, for it would be unfair for Alu.) like Levitation or Extra Sensory Perception.
So far so good, it's time to add a final argument, in order to make this element plausible.
The nature of the mind and its relation to the body has been seen as more of a problem as science has progressed in its mechanistic understanding of the brain and body. Proposed solutions often have ramifications about the nature of mind as a whole. René Descartes proposed substance dualism, a theory in which mind and body are essentially different, with the mind having some of the attributes traditionally assigned to the soul, in the seventeenth century. This creates a conceptual puzzle about how the two interact (which has received some strange answers, such as occasionalism). Evidence of a close relationship between brain and mind, such as the Phineas Gage case, have made this form of dualism increasingly unpopular.
Idea behind its creation: The ability to make mind and matter interact.
Conditions to be able to use it: Yin-Yang is recommended, as most of the techniques will require it, Great Chakra Control, Genjutsu mastery.
Is weak to: Fire(and all related CEs), Water, Light and Dark.
Is strong against: Earth, Glass, Kinetic Energy, Lightning, Void, Spiritual Awakening.
Co-creators (if any):
Students i passed on this custom element: Emperor & ?
~Declined~ didn't explain what the element is