A hydrokinetic (pl. hydrokinetics) is a type of psychic capable of controlling and manipulating water.


Hydrokinetics have no physical characteristics to distinguish themselves from an ordinary human - in other words, they have the perfect camouflage. Because they deal closely with water, some hydrokinetics are often found with wet or damp hair, but these are just maybes - psychics are as varied as regular humans, and follow no particular pattern.

Like all humans, hydrokinetics 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, hydrokinetics 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. Hydrokinetics control their abilities (to the extent that they are able) with their minds. Keeping a hydrokinetic drugged or unconscious thus effectively incapacitates them.

A hydrokinetic controls water, 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, a hydrokinetic's powers may flare up during periods of strong emotion - nearby bodies of water suddenly churning or swirling, for instance. With enough control, a hydrokinetic can actually force water to condense out of the air, if there is enough humidity.

Society and Habitat

Hyrokinetics live in normal human society, though they do tend toward the outskirts. Often, hydrokinetics 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 water is an asset, such as diving or lifeguarding. No hydrokinetic is comfortable in a dry environment - they tend to live by large bodies of water, and avoid deserts like the plague.