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Thalesian Amber
Thales' Amber
Name Information
Kanji タレスの琥珀
Rōmaji Taresu no Kohaku
Item Information
Type Material (Amber)
Activation Method Swallowing
Wielder Ragins (Former)
Other Adapters Thales of Miletus
Nature information
Knowledge Electrostatics
Power Electricity Manipulation
Debut
Manga Case 8

The Thalesian Amber (タレスの琥珀, Taresu no Kohaku) is an Eureka that was in the possession of Ragins. It is related to the phenomenon of Electricity (電気, Denki).

DescriptionEdit

Ragins swallowing the amber

Ragins swallowing the Amber.

It is a long, cylindrical rod made out of amber, with a small threaded part next to one of its edges. When in use, it's common to discharge small electric sparks through the threaded section.

To activate the Amber's power, apparently the user must swallow it, as Ragins was seen with it stuck in his throat.[1] To get the knowledge inherent to it, it's implied that static electricity must be induced by rubbing an amber stick with another material like fur, electrifying it, which causes the amber to attract other materials like feathers.[2]

PowersEdit

It's implied that the Amber can give an adapter to obtain some knowledge about electric phenomena. When used, therefore, it involves the manipulation of electricity in several aspects.

  • Electric Discharge: The user is able to flow electric charge through almost any surface. When used on living beings, it can even burn the body entirely,[3] or, if the being is resistant enough, make it unable to feel pain.[4] It's also possible to conduct an immense charge through walls, destroying anything on the discharge's way.[5]
Lightning Bolt: The user causes electric discharges without making contact with the target, that descends from the air and shocks them, eventually causing heavy injuries that can make the opponent faint.[6]
Electrical Impulse: The user discharges electricity on their own cells in the form of electrical impulses, stimulating their muscles' cells greatly, which allows them to perform swift moves for to attack and evade.[7]

So far, no changes on the user's eyes were noticed when using the Amber. It's known that the powers can be countered by throwing oil at the user, preventing them from discharging electricity with the risk of being completely burned if done so.[8]

History Edit

Given the Eureka's name and the event that happened with Thales, it's likely that this amber was the one he electrified.[2] At some point, it was obtained by Ragins, a Mavro. However, he was killed and the White Joker took possession of it.[9]

InfluenceEdit

Thales

Thales as shown in the manga.

The Amber and its characteristics are related to a demonstration of a philosophy defended by Thales, in which he rubbed lodestone and amber together and made them attract each other, therefore stating that the objects were alive and thus there was no difference between the living and the dead; they simply change.

Thales of Miletus (Θαλῆς, Thalēs) (c. 624 BC – c. 546 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition. Thales attempted to explain natural phenomena without reference to mythology and was tremendously influential in this respect.

TriviaEdit

  • Despite the reputation given to Thales for pioneering studies in the electricity field, Thales attributed the attraction effect between bodies to the phenomenon of magnetism.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 8, Page 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 8, Page 5
  3. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 7, Page 6
  4. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 7, Page 15
  5. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 7, Page 7
  6. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 8, Page 6
  7. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 9, Page 4
  8. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 8, Pages 14-15
  9. Hungry Joker Manga; Chapter 10, Page 6

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