Aerokinetic

An aerokinetic (pl. aerokinetics) is a type of psychic capable of controlling and manipulating air.


Physiology

Aerokinetics have no physical characteristics to distinguish themselves from an ordinary human - in other words, they have the perfect camouflage. Because they deal closely with air currents, some of them have perpetually tangled or windblown hair, but these are just maybes - psychics are as varied as regular humans, and follow no particular pattern.

Like all humans, aerokinetics can have allergies or grow ill. They live a normal human lifespan, assuming dealing with their powers doesn't have an adverse affect on their mental health.


Magical Characteristics

Strictly speaking, aerokinetics are not 'magical'. Their abilities are a phenomenon of physics, and therefore cannot be sensed in the same way that magic can, or prevented in the same way. Aerokinetics control their abilities (to the extent that they are able) with their minds. Keeping an aerokinetic drugged or unconscious thus effectively incapacitates them.

An aerokinetic controls air, and can manipulate it beyond natural occurrence, if they have developed enough control. Forcing an element beyond natural barriers, however, is incredibly draining on the psychic, as they are effectively using their own life force to sustain it. Usually a psychic starts out with absolutely no control, developing their powers somewhere between childhood and puberty. If they acknowledge the power and practice with it, they can grow stronger and have more control - if they are in denial their development is considerably hindered, and 'accidents' may occur. Without control, an aerokinetic's powers may flare up during periods of strong emotion - wind lashing at those who offend them, for instance. With enough control, an aerokinetic can manipulate the air currents into supporting their body weight, but the more dense their body is the more difficult this is.


Society and Habitat

Aerokinetics live in normal human society, though they do tend toward the outskirts. Often, aerokinetics are isolated occurrences - their traits are not inherited, simply… the occasional genetic fluke. They are few and far between, and therefore many spend their lives feeling a bit like freaks, and not discussing their abilities with anyone else. If they accept their abilities, they might find jobs where control of the air currents is an asset, such as piloting aircraft. No aerokinetic is comfortable in a completely enclosed space - if they can't feel moving air currents they at least get antsy, if not all out claustrophobic.