▪Armor of Henry II, King of France (reigned 1547–59).
Designer: Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris (?))
Designer: Part of the decoration design possibly by Étienne Delaune (French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)
Designer: Part of the decoration design possibly by Baptiste Pellerin (French, documented in Étampes 1542–75 Paris)
Date: ca. 1555
Geography: possibly Paris
Culture: French, possibly Paris
Medium: Steel, gold, silver, leather, textile
As someone who happened to buy a lot of coal, I end up with
a lot of diamonds.
You know those carbon filters in fish tanks? I never have to
change mine now. I just sort of wave the guck out? It’s an easy chore.
Don’t forget, there’s carbon in steel. If I take it out,
this whole city’s going down.
Cardiokinesis - Control Hearts
I don’t know why you think this has to do with love. Hearts
are organs that only pump blood. I mean, I guess if your heart beats faster,
you feel like you’re in love.
I spent years in medical school specializing in heart
surgery just so I could discretely fix people’s hearts much faster than they
should be able to. But whenever anyone asks me what my secret to fast and
perfect surgery is, I have to lie and it’s eating me inside.
I can see everyone’s relationships, but sometimes it gets really distracting. All these fibrous lines keep obscuring the cinema screen.
Caelestikinesis - Control Celestial Bodies
Is it weird I can tell you’re an aries? I’m getting that you’re an aries.
Okay, so making the night sky spell out “will you marry me?” was awesome but I think I ruined a bunch of aliens’ homes. I really hope they don’t know I did that.
Being a god of the stars is generally really boring. Nothing’s ever been happening. But this little planet seems to be starting something… Better get closer to watch.
Caelumkinesis - Control the Sky
I can hide as anything that flies. So if you happen to see a bird in my room, don’t chase it out with a broom.
If you’re going to be like that, I can make sure you always get rained on.
The world is so boring. I finally found out how to make dragons and I’m gonna take the initiative and just making this happen.
Chemokinesis - Control Chemical Substances
If it’s on the periodic table, I can mess with it. People generally aren’t ready for their oxygen to become iron.
The hero can’t come and vanquish me if I’ve given them depression.
Now that I’ve trapped you in my moat… It’s acid.
Chromokinesis - Control Colors
A magician’s biggest trick: Turning the entire performance
I have a grudge against someone who somehow muscled their way into my personal art show. I’ll makes sure they never see color ever again.
So I can fly… But it’s very… Flashy. Yeah, it’s a rainbow.
Chronokinesis - Control Time
So, even if I manipulate time, I can’t manipulate space. And Earth moves, so… I kind of killed most of the population. They’re either in space or the mantle.
I’ve been stealing time from everyone and it’s all stored deep underground.
I’ve tricked a constuction crew through a time-portal and now they’re building me a castle in 16th century France. I’ll be king and my castle will never fall.
Cibumkinesis - Control Food
You don’t even know how much pretentious people like to eat my ‘innovative’ foodstuffs. Milk jerky is as weird as it sounds and only comes in 2%
I’ll win every cooking competition, no matter how much I mess up.
May your harvest be blighted and your water poisoned. Think twice before crossing me again.
Cthonikinesis - Control Nether
Powers adapt to new meanings for the word. I’m gonna send
you to minecraft hell.
Your nether regions are so fucked.
How do you feel, facing your own late father in battle?
Cukinesis - Control Copper
When NYC falls into peril again, someone with the ability to
manipulate copper calls upon the ultimate defense… The statue of liberty.
Yeah I can make a shield, but it’s gonna be copper. Sorry I can’t do anything else.
I’ve gotten into the habit of driving by old neighborhoods and making all the copper wiring and pipes be sucked into my truck. It’s only slightly villainous.
Cogitokinesis - Control Thought
If you’re going to be so angry about my favorite song, enjoy it in your head forever.
I make quite the racket erasing unwanted thoughts. Where those thoughts go though is only for me to worry about.
My robots seem too mechanical. I should steal someone’s thoughts to give them a bit of personality.
Cognikinesis - Control Perspectives
Most of the time I just force video games to let me play
first person, I’m not sure what you expected.Forcing people to look at what they’ve become is a lot like
When people make me upset, I like to make them see my actual point of view.
It doesn’t matter how far away something is, if I can see it, I can touch it.
Comakinesis - Control Hair
My stage production of rapunzel is the best in the world. How I found a continuous 20 foot braid is anyone’s best guess. I’ll never tell.
I’ve created a new breed of naturally pink poodles. I’ll be in the lap of luxury for all my days.
No I only have one of these wool sweaters. I can just change it’s color because it’s technically hair.
Combokinesis - Control Combat
Any battle goes may way, from a simple argument to an election. I’ve become the most influential person in the world.
My personal feelings are always above any actual evidence of winning, so seeing that I may be wrong is terrifying. What if I was wrong before?
Now that you’ve shown me what your attack will be, let me eliminate that possibility.
Coronakinesis - Control Corona Energy
Yes, it’s basically like that one godzilla. No, I’m not secretly the kid of godzilla.
You think you’ve seen global warming? You’ve seen nothing yet.
Stars tend to move with their corona, so don’t mind the new stars. They were already there before.
Corrokinesis - Control the Power of Corruption
I really don’t like corruption, so I keep combing the internet for instances of corruption to take it out, hitman style.
I’ve condensed corruption into these special bullets. I want you to shoot all this list, no matter how nice you think they are.
Wait, I can basically make this into a hell-dimension? Awesome. Sin for everyone.
Cryokinesis - Control Ice
If you keep annoying me all the liquid in your body is gonna freeze.
I’ve got the polar ice caps fixed, Antartica is looking good, and I’ve got enough snow cones today’s day at the park.
You’ve gotta believe me, officer! The icicle just plain fell on them! It skewered them!
Crystallokinesis - Control Minerals and Crystals
My modern witchcraft store is stocked full with crystals and stones. And it’s all homemade.
If I really tried, I could get my crystal healing techniques to go towards a doctorate.
You picked the wrong mineshaft to battle me in. You’be basically given me the battle.
Cytokinesis - Control Cells of Organisms
My friend wanted to be a cryptid so we brainstormed for a while and they decided on their form. We still chat when I’m in town.
Even if I’m terminal, I can just fix it. I don’t see why I shouldn’t be allowed to fix you too.
Changing what shape my cells take is the ultimate camouflage. No one suspects the dog.