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#1 Posted by Praxis (261 posts) -
#2 Posted by Marino (4732 posts) -

@Praxis: I brought this up probably 2.5 years ago. Someone argued that one allows for the creation of fire while the other is only the control of fire. I don't know which is which or whether I agree that they are different enough to constitute two pages.

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#3 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Wikipidia says they are the same thing. I say combine em. Pryokinesis is the skill to MAKE and control fire. 

#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Has anyone read Firestarter? Does it give a defination of "pyrokinesis"? Has Stephen King ever discussed what it meant? From the Wikipedia article, it's not even clear whether the term was used in the novel or whether it's just a word King used when talking about it.

#5 Posted by FLStyle (4765 posts) -

Adding another vote to combine, justifying different pages like these by the smallest of differences is more Comic Vine's style.

Giant Bomb's approach should be a lot more simplistic: people like to burn fools.

#6 Posted by Snail (8613 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

Adding another vote to combine, justifying different pages like these by the smallest of differences is more Comic Vine's style.

Giant Bomb's approach should be a lot more simplistic: people like to burn fools.

I suggest "burning fools" becomes an alias for Pyrokinesis.

#7 Posted by iAmJohn (6123 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

Adding another vote to combine, justifying different pages like these by the smallest of differences is more Comic Vine's style.

Giant Bomb's approach should be a lot more simplistic: people like to burn fools.

I agree. Maybe there's some intricate difference where it's something like pyrokinesis is conjuring fire with your mind while fire manipulation is something else (and I don't even know if that's it; I'm totally just spitballing here), but that's crazy and no one would ever make that distinction.

#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:

@FLStyle said:

Adding another vote to combine, justifying different pages like these by the smallest of differences is more Comic Vine's style.

Giant Bomb's approach should be a lot more simplistic: people like to burn fools.

I agree. Maybe there's some intricate difference where it's something like pyrokinesis is conjuring fire with your mind while fire manipulation is something else (and I don't even know if that's it; I'm totally just spitballing here), but that's crazy and no one would ever make that distinction.

The ONLY one i can think of is Pyro from Xmen. He can control fire but can not make it. 
#9 Posted by Praxis (261 posts) -

@FLStyle: Actually, even Comic Vine restricts fire-related abilities to a single term: Fire Control.

#10 Posted by iAmJohn (6123 posts) -

@Praxis said:

@FLStyle: Actually, even Comic Vine restricts fire-related abilities to a single term: Fire Control.

There is now absolutely no reason why we should have two pages for this.

#11 Edited by onan (1286 posts) -

@Marino said:

@Praxis: I brought this up probably 2.5 years ago. Someone argued that one allows for the creation of fire while the other is only the control of fire. I don't know which is which or whether I agree that they are different enough to constitute two pages.

That must have been someone's subjective opinion based on one comic book character or Carrie or something. Literally, "Pyrokinesis" is made up of the greek terms for "fire" and a suffix that denotes "movement or motion," which is pretty much the greek-derived sciency term for "fire manipulation." They're exactly the same. The creation of fire would be something like "Pyrogenesis."

#12 Posted by JackSukeru (5921 posts) -

Yeah, combining them seems reasonable.

Just...I love that Mario is the picture on the Pyrokinesis page.

#13 Posted by Scrawnto (2455 posts) -

Combining sounds like the right move.

#14 Posted by Marino (4732 posts) -

What's done is done.

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