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How does fire heal you?

spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,378 Arc User
edited May 18 in Power Discussion
It seems like Fire primarily ended up getting healer stuff because they already had Absorb Heat assets from previous devs. I know this because I suggested a power very similar to it, and then when it got put in the game I thought it was cause of my suggestion, but Kaizerin rushed in to completely smash those hopes and told me the power was already in the game but not implemented.

So I dunno, let's have some comic book logic fun. At Kiga, why fire is healing you is obvious... like that's too easy, so Kiga-based explanations are disallowed o3o ( I can't enforce this though so feel free to make me look dumb by giving a Kiga-based reasoning ).

Okay let's see if this works. Because he seems to know a lot of things I am going to attempt to summon @jonsills . Also because he gave a really good answer to my wind question, I am going to attempt to summon @bulgarex .

My best guess is that it has something do with how heat causes biological functions to happen more rapidly. I think. Like I dunno... I think that's a thing I heard one time? Maybe?​​

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  • hollow#2749 hollow Posts: 20 Arc User
    Fire cleanses you of sin. Thus, the body is able to devote all its energy into healing instead of fighting to postpone inevitable death.
  • chaosdrgnz43chaosdrgnz43 Posts: 1,453 Arc User
    "Magic". That's practically the easiest answer to come up with. Like how healing magic works like a light show.
    But if you think about it, fire can be used to burn wounds to stop them from bleeding. It's a risky and painful way but there's that.
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  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,206 Arc User
    If you're looking for a scientific explanation, it doesn't. However, in order to extend our current understanding of physiology into a comic-book context, it could be argued that application of heat inhibits bacterial growth, stimulating the development of healthy tissue. (That quickly falls apart, of course, when considering that the bacteria that grow in human flesh are evolved to enjoy the conditions of human flesh, and the temperatures needed to destroy them will also destroy us. Protip: don't reach into an operating autoclave, kids!)

    So yeah, magic. Nothing wrong with invoking "magic" in this context. :smile:
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,378 Arc User
    Well yes, a scientific explanation was never the goal. If I blast you with fire... well, burns and a trip to the hospital. But I want comic book logic, and even in comic book logic fire powers is not magic, it's pyrokinetics*. Please give me a comic book logic explanation**.


    * - except when it is magic, like magic fireballs, but that's not what we're talking about here.

    ** - because it has to be comic book logic. This isn't like my wind question which was miraculously answered with actual real world science.

    *** - so what, nothing about heat making biological processes work faster? u3u​​
  • flyingfinnflyingfinn Posts: 7,889 Arc User
    edited May 18
    I'd love to load full maintain of Gatling Gun to heal people.
    Or FireAllWeapons for a AoE Heal.....
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,378 Arc User
    flyingfinn wrote: »
    I'd love to load full maintain of Gatling Gun to heal people.
    Or FireAllWeapons for a AoE Heal.....
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    n_n ........okay... good to know​​
  • Cauterization was a very common way of sealing wounds for much of human history, and in some parts of the world remained in use long after superior methods were found elsewhere (the main issue with cauterization is that it tends to increase the odds of infection).

    That said, some forms of cauterization are still in use (such as electrocauterization on surgical blades to prevent hemorrhaging). One could justify a non-magical (or less magical) type of healing as being something similar.
  • someguywhoplaysgamessomeguywhoplaysgames Posts: 1,706 Arc User
    -Cauterizes your gushing wounds.
    -Dramatically boosts your metabolic processes with heat, causing your already superhuman healing factor to temporarily heal much more than you're used to.
    -(if you consider health to be a character's fighting spirit and 0 to be a knockout) possesses the character with a fiery rage that makes them press on and ignore their wounds.
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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 3,194 Arc User
    Fire gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling of well-being.
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  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,206 Arc User
    jaazaniah1 wrote: »
    Fire gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling of well-being.
    In the words of Patrician Havelock Vetinari, "Build a man a fire, and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life."
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  • nbkxsnbkxs Posts: 563 Arc User
    It cooks your nuts, and your inner will to survive brings out the chi of the sages that mends your wounds.
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  • aesicaaesica Posts: 2,350 Arc User
    If your body's covered in cuts, scrapes, and bruises, fire burns all those away (as well as healthy flesh, but that's beside the point)

    Remember, this is also the game that magically ends bleeding wounds by stabbing someone. So just wave your wizard wand and call it good enough.
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  • kjodellkjodell Posts: 74 Arc User
    How about pinpoint control allowing you to "burn away" injuries with out damaging the surrounding tissue, still it seems like a painful way to heal
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