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The Espers in Academy City are..

All Conduits, whose top scientists reverse engineered the Conduit gene to unlock the supernatural potential of the students.

Since the greatest of God's miracles is life, especially sentient life, wouldn't the logical conclusion of Imagine Breaker be...

That he can't dispel things that that aren't inherently supernatural. The miracle is the creation of life, not its continued existence, and so he doesn't have instant death powers.

  • A good thing, too. Could you imagine a counterpart to the Imagine Breaker that has the opposite effect of destroying anything not supernatural? Human beings, vehicles, buildings, the Earth...
    • What if the two met?
      • Since the Imagine Breaker itself is supernatural, it would trump the other.
        • Or maybe it's just that Imagine Breaker is fulfilling Touma's inner desire for the world to 100% normal. No magic, no espers, just normality all around. Touma's power isn't dispel magic or an equivalent, it's actually forcing everyone else to conform to Touma's subconscious beliefs in how the universe should work. Esper powers are explained as the result of someone having their own internal reality being radically different from the "real" reality. The "real world" has espers with supernatural powers. That's normal for them. Being out of sync with that particular side of reality would likely result in a "dispel" ability, as in the case of Touma. His power extends to his luck, as he believes him having bad luck is completely normal for him. Even the plot of the show might spring from his powers, as running into women requiring help is pretty much a normal thing for Touma. Hell, Touma could be a powerful high level esper with a very sneaky ability that he has never consciously used. The exact nature of Touma's power is simply too complex to be a mere "dispel."
        • So that would mean like, example: A reality that is normal is 0, no gods, espers or magic. An esper or magician affects reality so that's either -/+ 1 to reality. Touma's power reverts reality to 0 even if it's on -/+50. Touma is so Badass.
        • ... so basically Touma is the anti-Haruhi?
  • Actually, this is possible! In Vol. 14 of the light novel it´s hinted if Touma´s ability should become at full power, he also could erase natural magic like the ley lines of the earth or the life energy of a person... Some people even think, then he would be able to DESTROY THE ENTIRE WORLD JUST BY ONE TOUCH!

Psychics and Magicians deteriorate reality bit by bit each time they use their powers.

Tohma exists as a counter-force to keep the world in balance. Thus, the Imagine Breaker is the natural enemy of the supernatural, all for the sake of keeping the universe from imploding.

Touma is...

An Anti-Spiral sleeper agent. The various magic and psychic powers are just how this world manifests spiral power. Touma was put in place like Nia in order to be awakened when the number of spirals in the planet reaches critical mass. Unlike Nia, however, he was made as a weapon, not just a messenger, and was given an experimental ability to negate spiral power. This is why he Chronic Hero Syndrome, he has a subconscious urge to use his Imagine Breaker every chance he gets.

Kuroko joins St. Millefeuille All-Girl High School from Otome Kikan Gretel after she graduates middle school.

Let's see... Extraordinarily Empowered Girl? Check. Willing to do Ecchi things? Check. Schoolgirl Lesbian? Check. Loveable Sex Maniac? Not required but check. She's an absolutely perfect candidate for St. Millefeuille All-Girl High School.

Touma's Imagine Breaker doesn't negate his luck, but actually bestows it in a roundabout way.

I have a theory about Touma's Imagine Breaker.

Have any of you read a Xanth book? My theory is based greatly on Bink's talent. Basically, the theory goes that the Imagine Breaker doesn't actually negate luck, but does it in a roundabout way. It constantly puts Touma in precarious positions in order to strengthen him, without having to do actual training that might attract the attention from powerful people.

It's main objective is to gather as many as possible strong and varied mating candidates to pass on Touma's genes and extend his bloodline using a roundabout way that will cause them to fall in love.

If Imagine Breaker really does negate luck, Touma should've been dead a long time ago. Instead he's got a growing harem of people from various fields. He's got a magical library, one of the strongest psychics in the world, 10k of her clones, a saint, several nuns-in-training, a teacher with possible anti-aging genes, another melee-based mage, and a loli bondage lover.

Actually the 'loli bondage lover' is forced to wear that by her bondage-loving superiors, according to a more recent light novel. And she's not in the harem.

  • Overall, nice hypothesis, that'd make the whole plot of Index make a lot more sense, but what then is your understanding of what Touma's power actually is? Because it's hard to see what it's 'dispelling' in your version of events. So how do you think it works?
    • Correction: several HUNDRED nuns-in-training.
  • As a counterpoint, I feel this could actually be his misfortune working smarter, not harder. Compare his current misfortune potential to his previous potential: Past Touma falls in love, gets dumped. Current Touma falls in love, gets tortured in hilarious ways by his overpowered and massive harem. Or, Past Touma could get in a car crash, current Touma could die from an Eldritch Abomination (including ones he's on good terms with). Plus, his misery and suffering levels have risen drastically since meeting Index, just look at the number of hospital visits he has. (Having his entire right arm sliced off comes to mind).

If Mikoto tapped into the Sisters Network her powers would be boosted to Level 6

The Level Upper works by increasing the available mental processing power and leaked experience. That sounds a lot like the MISAKA Network and since Mikoto should theoretically be able to access the Network (being able to do everything the sisters can do and then some) she should get a similar effect. The fact that they can boost the brain damaged Accelerator back to his normal levels temporarily is further proof of that.

  • Accelerator only got half of his original processing power back due to the MISAKA Network. Even when he majorly powers up TWICE in the series so far, becoming even more insanely powerful and rule-breaking than he was originally, he's still not a Level 6 yet. Even if Mikoto connects to the MISAKA Network, I doubt that she'd even be able to surpass the second ranked Level 5, since he and Accelerator are on a completely different level than Mikoto and everyone ranked below her. Remember, a the definition of a Level 6 is "one who is not a deity that reaches the senses of the Heavens", meaning it that it is a godlike level of power that is far beyond Mikoto's reach even with the help of the MISAKA Network.
    • Couldn't it be a case of compatibility though? Certainly accelerator only gain half his original processing power back, but that could be because they process information differently according to their power, if the original Misaka connects herself to the SISTERs network, it is likely that she would be able to utilize their processing power more efficiently than Accelerator can
      • Mikoto gained her personality the old-fashioned way, by living her life. The Sisters gained their identical personality by having it imprinted upon them by a Testament. They might not be 100% compatible.

Touma's bad luck made him Oblivious to Love.

This editor somehow thinks that due to his bad luck, Touma came to believe he won't be able to get lucky in scoring girls; so he might as well forget it even if an opportunity exists right before him because his bad luck will interfere with it. Plus his childhood experiences with other people he won't be that opportunistic as to try to score with a girl.

And then things turned out to be the reverse when he still hangs on to that perception of his... any observing fans can notice that the majority of his Harem are made of human extraordinaire.

Touma can share his Chick Magnet by hitting you.

Touma isn't a Level 0, he's a Level 6.

Touma's esper powers are clearly unique, even for a level zero. This is commented on numerous times by people like Crowley and Fiamma, and his right hand apparently isn't the extent of his powers, at least according to Terra. The reason? Touma is actually a Level 6.

  • Similar then to Louise being ranked zero just because her magical element being mythical no-one knew how to measure it.
    • Alternatively, given how his powers seem to work -- by "resetting" the changes an esper or magician makes to reality -- he may actually be negative level esper.
  • That fits my theory about what a Level 6 is, namely someone whose Personal Reality is so powerful that it goes beyond them personally and actually overwrites reality including the personal realities of others to create a sort of Super-Reality that is manipulated according to their will, essentially becoming God (which is the kind of power that Level 6 is rumored to be). In this case, since the majority of Touma's power is currently being used to restrain the Invisible Thing inside his body, the remainder of his power is exercised through contact with his right hand. That power is exercised by being automatically attuned to basic reality (you typical normal reality) and the effect of the power being to "reset all abnormal values to zero." So when his hand contacts these abnormal values in the form of various supernatural powers both, esper and magical, their values are reset to zero, which nullifies them, aka Imagine Breaker.
    • If that would be truth, then we can't be sure that the "reality" we see now is the original reality of "To Aru-Verse". He may reset the changes, and even normal world, to his idea of "Normal world".

Touma isn't an esper or a magician... he's God!

Or a part of him at least. He's good by default, he can match his Imagine Breaker to any power, however strange or reality breaking that power is, and a part of his name means "God". Also God is a certified damn bad ass.

  • He isn't kami, he's kamijo - above God. It says so right in his name.

Accelerator's final major act in the series will be redirect forces within the entire universe

His abilities have gotten pretty powerful and considering his original goal (to become so strong that it would be sinful to fight him) it would be pretty ironic.

Touma's adventures before Index?

Considering Touma's luck, his ability and his tendency to charge into situations attempting to help people, the likelihood that he was involved in some other adventures before Index should be pretty high. Getting involved with Stiyl and Kanzaki wanting to erase Index's memories may not truly be his first interaction with magicians. Also, his memories are conveniently gone so we're not going to know for sure - unless some character from his past pops up soon.

  • He probably had some smaller adventures in the past, but I doubt he had anything to do with magicians. Right from the very start, Touma did not believe in magicians until Styil came. To him, breaking Index's Walking Church only convinced him that the clothes were not normal, not that magicians existed. Unless he lost his memory before meeting Index, there's no way he would have been so stubborn on magic not existing.

Pierce Aogami is definitely NOT just a Level 0.

When two out of the 'Idiot Trio' aren't who they seem to be and we STILL don't know his true name after 20 over novels, there's no way the author isn't planning for him to have some sort of significance.

  • Current theory (though not particularly serious) is that he is the Sixth Level 5, and is hiding his identity for some reason.
  • I can see a plot arc where Touma learns the name of the sixth Level 5 and tries his best to find him, getting into a whole lot of trouble along the way, only to find out in the end that it was Pierce Aogami. And cue Touma facepalming.
  • He may not be explicitly hiding his identity, but just not mentioning it though. Fans have scanned through the books and noted that the author has never stated Pierce Aogami's actual level - people just assume him to be a Level 0 because he's grouped together with the other two. There hasn't actually been an occasion for him to refer to the fact that he's a Level 5. I'm really hoping this theory comes true, though I'm going to miss his name...
  • I can see this happening. Touma will ask Tsuchimikado if he knew, and why he didn't tell him. Tsuchimikado and Aogami will simply say "You Didn't Ask".
  • Or Touma used to know about Aogami Pierce's power but since he lost his memory......
  • Aogami Pierce is not even a real name. He has blue hair, and he is pierced. Aogami Pierce = Blue haired pierced. So, if his identity is fake, there is fat cnace, that he is not level 0.

Touma's right hand is a Power Limiter

His right hand instantly negates any power it touches, so maybe it was put on him to seal his true powers. His name does mean something like "He who is above God". Also his right arm does grow back.

  • This was pretty much confirmed in Vol. 22. Imagine Breaker seals "The Invisible Thing" aka the dragon head that appeared when Aureolus Izzard chopped off Touma's arm. The dragon reemerges when Fiamma of the Right chops off Touma's arm.

Imagine Breaker doesn't work the way we think it does

It bugs the fandom a lot that Touma can do things like block a stone golem mid-punch without any difficulty. What if, instead of just canceling magic and esper abilities, Imagine Breaker actually resets reality to its default state? So when blocking a railgun blast it actually brings the coin back down to the speed it would be going at if it were thrown by a normal unpowered Misaka. Imagine Breaker then is a reset button that undoes (to a degree) the effects abilities have on the real world.

  • Note that in every series but the manga, Touma has never flat-out blocked Misaka's Railgun. This would be a good explanation of how he could, though.
    • Actually he blocked it in the very first volume
    • Nope, it missed.

Angelene and Saten are distantly related

Since they're both implied to be serial skirt flippers.

Nah, Saten's skirt flipping is only reserved for Uiharu. Angelene only flips someone's skirt to draw attention away from an argument.

Touma is a reincarnated Lucifer

Think about it, Michael presumably used a previous form of Imagine Breaker to seal Lucifer away for a thousand years. A thousand years is quite obviously over. So Lucifer returns to Earth in a reincarnated form (you could argue Touma as his first and only reincarnated form or just the latest in a series of reincarnations), but to make sure he doesn't cause any chaos or anything, Imagine Breaker follows him into his reincarnations. The strongest evidence for this would come from when Imagine Breaker was hacked off Touma in Volume 22. Something tried to come out of Touma's shoulder, but Touma himself utilized ANOTHER power that could literally swallow that something - and it is implied that this power that Touma utilized has always been held back/kept in check by Imagine Breaker. A power so great it requires the constant presence of Imagine Breaker to negate it? The answer is Lucifer's strength, the power of the strongest angel who once sat at God's Right Seat. As for the whole Messiah thing Touma has going on, before Lucifer fell, HE WAS A GOOD GUY. And it would make for wonderful irony if the guy running around convincing people to make Heel Face Turns turns out to be worse than all of them put together.

  • From around Volume 18, a dragon is associated with a fallen angel stained with evil. When Touma's arm got chopped off the first time by Aureolus, a dragon emerged.
  • Maybe Touma's the Anti-Chirst. Seriously, he's the rep. of the Aeon of Horus that supposed to overtake the Aeon of Osiris (Christianity's age). Plus, Touma is pretty popular. You know where this is going...

Touma is sealing an angel similar to Aiwass

Okay, hear me out. As the previous "Touma is Lucifer" entry says, the Dragon symbolise an angel stained with evil among other things (within Christianity, straight from Volume 18), and since Aiwass says DRAGON is the most accurate title to refer to itself, then maybe what Touma is sealing is an evil angel of the Horus Age similar to Aiwass. Imagine Breaker, from what we know, is of Divine Origin--though it might not be God's creation, so it would kinda fit considering Aiwass is, and I'm quoting directly from Fiamma's talk with Aleister:


Fiamma: "[...]An angel that cannot be explained by the Bible or theology is also the symbol of an element that is inside this world created by god and also outside of the hands of god. It is the beginning of the destruction of the fate established by god."


I know the theory of the Invisible Thing being Lucifer has circulated around, but I doubt it. First, he couldn't beat Fiamma's One Above God powers: let's remember the Holy Right kicked Lucifer's ass in the past, plus Lucifer isn't above God power-wise (from what we know, can assume); second, Kamijou Touma is the One that cleanses God and exorcises the Devil, so I doubt the Invisible Thing is from Heaven or Hell; third, Touma has a third power that trumps the Invisible Thing and seals it back in. Fiamma was literally squirming from the Invisible Thing outdoing everything he had after reaching his One Above God status. So I doubt that the Invisible Thing is Lucifer's powers manifesting. But I can see why people would think that. If Kamachi says more about Lucifer and we learn new things about his Toaru history and his rebellion against God, then it might be a good/decent theory.

  • From the way Aiwass talked in Volume 20, even it didn't know exactly what Touma's right hand was (and beyond, we can assume), but found him interesting nonetheless.
  • It seems only Aleister knows the real secret of Imagine Breaker and the Invisible Thing as of yet, but with Fiamma supposedly being able to understand from his Osiris knowledge, that'll change in New Testament.

Kinuhata Saiai and Franky are SUUUUUPAAHHH related.

There is not more I can add to that.

Saten will become a Magician

Wasn't magic, if I remember early Index correctly, specifically designed so that people without powers would be able to compete with natural born psychics. To take it a step further, Saten already comes from a line of magicians. That charm her mother gave her actually can work. The only real hitch is that Saten's experiences with Level Upper make her enough of a psychic to cause her to suffer the magical backlash effect.

    • No. Saten went through Esper development and is therefore an Esper who will suffer serious harm if she tries to use magic. Level Upper is only a boost, and even with that taken away she still counts as an Esper.

Saten will become a Badass Normal to end all Badass Normal's

If, like the above WMG says, she can't use magic(and obviously, she can't use esper powers), then the only route for her to go now is to take many, MANY levels in badass and become a Badass Normal that can easily take on both magicians and espers (think Batman and Claire Stanfield). And it will be AWESOME.

Saten's true Esper-power is luck

Teitoku Kakine will return with a vengeance

He will break out of his Brain In a Jar predicament and create a new body for himself out of Dark Matter. If Shizuri Mugino could make a new arm and face for herself with her energy, Kakine should be able to do something similar.

  • He will come back as Cyber Kakine.
  • Given the revelation in New Testament Volume 4 that Dark Matter can make flesh, this seems confirmed.

Saten's charm does work and it gives her great luck

How else can you explain her falling out of her chair causing the mouse to move over the link to level uppper?

Aleister Crowley's real plan is to help the Level 0s.

Aleister has indicated in part that his plans involve things like the creation of artificial angels and even an artificial heaven generated by esper AIM fields. If that is the case, then he is most likely a Well-Intentioned Extremist who is trying to open the doors to power to all the powerless people by breaking the rules that govern the world (ie, the fact that only certain people can reach the upper limits of power as espers and so on). In essence, he is applying his skill as a Magician who has turned to Science to create a back door to people who have no hope for obtaining power as espers but are unable to turn to magic. Unfortunately, he has been so driven by his desire to accomplish this, he has thrown away all principles (as is the norm for this trope) in order to accomplish it. Adding to this is that obtaining his desire might very well break the world itself and you have a stage that is set for a very effective villain.

It is possible to create a successful Esper/Magician hybrid.

Currently, the only "example" of an esper/magician hybrid happens to be Motoharu, whose esper power just so happens to prevent him from dying whenever he uses magic. This basically implies that as far as the parties involved are concerned, an esper/magician hybrid is an esper who can use magic or a magician who can use esper powers. In truth, the way around this is redefining what an esper/magician hybrid is. Such hybrids will fall under one of two categories: first, an esper who utilizes his/her personal reality and ability as the device for activating magic and second, a magician who utilizes a spell to invoke a personal reality. In this manner, the interaction of powers will be such that an esper/magician hybrid can be created without the usual side-effects.

  • But the Alchemist Aureolus Izzard has a spell to invoke his personal reality and alter it according to his thoughts. Does he count?
    • Foreshadowing. Basically Aureolus was set up to serve as a Call Back when the concept is revealed to be possible. Basically, someone will go "Didn't Aureolus Izzard use magic to do something like this?" which will be met with the main characters going "Oh, that's right." After all, the Deep Bood Arc introduced another bit of foreshadowing when Touma's arm was cut off.
  • Accelerator may be getting there. The second time he uses magic, he sweats profusely instead of bursting his blood vessels.
  • And now that's as broken as he can go. It would be such an absurdity to fight a Angel-class esper-mage hybrid like that.

The end of Volume one is not the first time Touma's memories have been erased.

This basically comes from his conversation with Terra of the Left during the Document of Constantine Arc, where Terra is able to figure out that Touma has lost his memories by questioning him about his Imagine Breaker. The giveaway is that the questions Terra asks pertain especially to the Imagine Breaker. However (unless there is some evidence to the contrary), Touma was not aware of Imagine Breaker's true purpose and her certainly didn't know about that invisible thing that's being sealed by his arm even before he lost his memories in Volume One. In other words, even before the series started, Touma had his memories related to the true nature of Imagine Breaker and its purpose erased well before the series started.

  • Or Touma never knew what the hell his Imagine Breaker was to begin with, so there would be nothing to forget either time.
    • Except that then there would be no reason for Terra to jump from "oh he doesn't know about it," straight to "you've lost your memories." This implies that there's at least something about Imagine Breaker that Touma should have known before his memories were erased in Volume 1 and yet apparently didn't even then.

Hyouka Kazakiri is the #6 Level 5.

There must be a reason why Kazakiri can Awaken into FUZE=Kazakiri. However, if she can Awaken, it doesn't mean Mikoto (#3) and Shizuri (#4) and Misaki (#5) can Awaken either. But of course, a possible counter-argument is if you only count human espers, then she doesn't count, as she's only a phenomenon caused by the amalgamation of the AIM fields of all espers in Academy City. And also, there must be certain conditions to be met so that other people (for example, Touma and Index) can see her. So, there's no other possible way to prove this unless the author decides to reveal the full extent of Counter Stop's abilities.

  • It goes with the fact that Level Five Number 6 has not yet been located so far.

Gunha Sogiita's powers work by turning him into his image of a superhero.

If I understand the Schrodinger's cat psuedo-science of this series correctly, it boils down to "Whatever you believe will pop out of box (instead of a dead or an alive cat) will pop out of the box." In Sogiita's case, he believes that he's a Sentai Superhero, and he has all the powers of one. Alternatively, his esper powers run on Spiral Energy

Because magicians use their life force to refine magic to make it useable...

...they end up using up some of their life force and age a bit faster than they normally would. Hence why Styil, Kanzaki, and other magicians look older than they are.

Imagine Breaker's current power is not solely because of it containing the Invisible Thing

It was said that Touma used to bring bad luck to other people as well, and it is implied that Imagine Breaker could actually extend beyond just Touma's right hand, put them together, and one possible explanation is that Touma unwittingly held back on some of its power. This makes sense assuming Index's theory is correct: if Imagine Breaker is active as some sort of Anti-Magic force field (which seems to be the 'original functionality' Terra of the Left referred to in Vol 14), it would also cancel the luck of everyone in range, hence "bringing bad luck to others", and there doesn't seem to be any indication that the Invisible Thing wasn't there to begin with, by which it means that, even if the Invisible Thing does drain any power out of Imagine Breaker, it has done so since before Touma stop bringing bad luck on others.

Why Kakine's rank is second among the Level 5s....

When you think about it, Kakine should actually be ranked higher than Accelerator, because while Accelerator's power is the ability to change the direction and velocity (i.e. vectors) of objects, Kakine's power is the ability to create matter from nothing...and not just any matter, but matter that has its own unique set of laws that he creates. From this perspective, Kakine should actually have a lot more potential than Accelerator, especially since one of the main factors in ranking the Level 5s is how much potential for further research their Ability represents. The main problem with Kakine's power and the reason why he's number 2 is not because he's weaker, but because of all the extra baggage that comes with his power. Think about it for a second, it's not that Kakine creates matter that does whatever he wants it to, but rather that he creates matter that has its own unique chemistry and follows its own unique laws of physics. That means that whenever Kakine creates a new kind of dark matter, he also has to create a completely new set of physical laws governing the nature of the matter he just created. In other words, he has to invent and entire universe-full of physics just to create a new kind of matter. And to make matters even more complicated, he then has to calculate the interference caused by the interactions between the unique rules of the matter he creates and the rules of the existing world. Because of that, the processing demands on his mind are probably tremendous and he can probably only limit the use of his Ability to a few kinds of matter that he created beforehand. In fact, I'm willing to wager that Kakine never actually awakened (as far as I can tell, it was never explicitly stated in the novels) and we only assume that because his power took the form of angel wings. But when you think about it, he probably set it up that way because that was one of the few ways he's found to deploy his Dark Matter in a useful manner. Because of that, he's locked into that form of combat and attack because right now he has no other way of employing Dark Matter in combat because he'd still have to create a complete set of laws governing that matter. That's why Kakine is number 2.

  • This troper thinks that once he creates one kind of Dark Matter and set the laws of physics that govern that kind of Dark Matter, he can create it indefinitely without the high mental demand for subsequent use. Like, he creates Dark Matter A, sets its laws of physics, then boom. He creates Dark Matter B, sets its laws of physics, and boom. Suppose he wants to create Dark Matter A again. Because he already knows the laws of physics of Dark Matter A, all he has to do is create it again, he doesn't have to set its laws of physics again. But it still requires vast amounts of AIM and mental power to pull it off. So of course, if you place your bets on the Superpower Lottery, you would want Vector Redirection since all you have to do is to simply "change the positive sign to negative", so to speak.
    • Part of this is revealed by the way that Kakine doesn't use one or two different modes of attack throughout the novel. This may be reaching a little (since most of Kakine's battles except the one with Accelerator) take place off screen, but Kakine doesn't seem to have much variety to his fighting style. The main weakness of his Ability is that the whole concept of coming up with a new set of universal laws isn't the kind of thing that Kakine can do on the fly. So he has consider beforehand all the potential uses of the matter he creates along with how it interferes with the regular world. And that's not even considering how much time he must have spent trying and discarding products that didn't work or prove useful. For all that Kakine was able to do in his battle with Accelerator, there was probably a ton of prep work he had to do beforehand.
  • A decent theory, but there are a couple major drawbacks. The first is that Kakine never showed any kind of mental strain using his abilities. The second, and probably most important, is Accelerator himself, who, after minimal exposure, during battle, while protecting everyone around them from stray damage and in less than a minute, completely calculated and understood all the Dark Matter Kakine created, utterly shocking him. Kakine's ability is indeed powerful, but compared to Accelerator's power that can usurp control of Dark Matter easily, it really is only deserving of second best. Put another way, Kakine can create matter and control that matter. Accelerator can control normal matter, and with a little effort, Dark Matter too.
    • This doesn't hold up primarily because while Accelerator can figure out the rules governing Dark Matter, that doesn't count as the same thing as being able to create those rules and the universe behind them in the first place. Also, the primary basis for my theory is not that Kakine's Dark Matter is taxing to create. It's the rules that govern it. It isn't a matter of effort, but time. Those wings of Kakine's probably represent untold numbers of hours working behind the scenes to come up with a useable form of Dark Matter that would suit his needs. I don't think he even creates it on the spot, given how when he's pinning down Kazari, the author calls attention to how much weight he's able to bring to bear (I may not be correct in this as I don't know how easy or hard it is to dislocate a shoulder with one's foot). The impression that I was left with was that Kakine was actually carrying a lot of extra mass on his person. In other words, those wings of his are probably folded down and compacted so that they can be stored underneath his clothes when he's not using them. Even the strange explosions that Kakine caused in previous conflicts could potentially be him striking out with his wings and retracting them before they can be seen, while only fully extending them in his fight with Accelerator.
      • Yes, but he does fully comprehend those rules in a matter of seconds. The way Accelerator beat Kakine wasn't just by fighting him. It was by completely and utterly figuring out Dark Matter to the very last mathematical detail. With half his normal intelligence or thereabout. With apparent ease, utterly shocking Kakine. Accelerator showed himself to be much smarter than Kakine. So basically, while Kakine was limited to Dark Matter and the potential therein, Accelerator was limited by... well, pretty much nothing. If it exists, Accelerator, given enough time, can learn to control it.

Touma is God, unknowingly.

Magic has originally been just people forcing their reality onto the reality we know. Touma's powers get registered as a level 0 because his forces are the same as the ones that created the Earth. His reality is the reality that was original, so whenever he "disables" a power, he's turning the world "normal."

Mikoto is actually a younger female Raiden.

Both have Lightning powers, and can Ride the Lightning, too.

Why was Megaupload taken down?

It had the Level Upper on it. The site that Saten found it on only had a link to the Megaupload download.

One-eyed Othinus will be eaten by a wolf.

She is an expy of Odin after all.