Poll: Alternative Element Name for Electric/Lightning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by staf00, Oct 22, 2019.

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If you had to call the Electric/Lightning element something else, what would it be?

  1. Volt

  2. Thunder

  3. Shock

  4. Other

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  1. staf00

    staf00 Veteran Veteran

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    So yea, basically I'm trying to figure out a shorter synonym to call the Electric or Lightning element since these two words are too long for my purposes. Thx!

    Volt
    Thunder
    Shock
    Other? (Please comment below)
     
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    I say Volt or Bolt if you want a short alternative. Simple and easy to understand.
     
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    Charge
    Spark
    ?
     
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    Others: ->
    1) Zap / Zapper
    2) shock / shocker
    3) Ray
    4) Electra
    5) Shockwave

    etc etc =)
     
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    Energy, because that's what it is
     
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    “Thordian”
    “Energy”
    “Kineticisn”
     
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  9. staf00

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    Ooh, I'm definitely liking Zap, Spark, or Energy!
     
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    Thunder is a sound produced by the lightning. It is out of the question.
     
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  11. staf00

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    Technically the most accurate descriptor of the bunch, but it just doesn't sound right in a fantasy setting; though it'd be perfect in a sci-fi setting.

    I Couldn't agree more.
     
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    Teslaforce. ^^
     
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    Thunder might be a sound, but also a skill used in pokemon :p
    But you can also mix or use tiny bit of abbr.

    like:
    1) L-Strike (lightning strike)
    2) Zapray (zap + ray in one)

    but you can think of some other combo's as well :)
     
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  15. staf00

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    How about "Storm"? Although it could technically also describes ice/water/wind phenomena as well...
     
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  16. Wavelength

    Wavelength Pre-Merge Boot Moderator

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    I call it Energy in one of my own games (and Electric in the other where 'energy' is already a term for something else). Simple and clear. Calling it Energy also allows it to intuitively have a lot of uses that something like Lightning wouldn't, such as controlling machinery and restoring teammates' combat resources (like TP).
     
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    I like Volt or Bolt, gives the right vibe and is also short.
    I think nobody pointed out more futuristic alternatives.

    EMP (if you're into hijacking and stuff)
    Force (if thinking about magnetism and stuff)
    Prime (if all basic elementals falls into the same category)
     
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