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True power of high speed afterimage techniques
Alright so I've been wondering what are the true extent of what can be done with high speed after image techniques such as Zommari's Gemelos Sonido or Soi Fon's unnamed shunpo technique.
Can each so called "clone" actually deal physical damage individually? I ask this because when Zommari used Gemelos Sonido on Byakuya, he demonstrated how all his clones and he could do certain actions in unison, even speaking. So I would think he could attack with all five of his clones in the same manner.
He did such a thing when he stabbed Byakuya when revealing he could have up to five clones in unison.
It appeared that Byakuya was stabbed from both the front and the back. However, after the scene in the gif above, the "clone" in the front dispersed, leaving the real zommari in the back. It then appeared (to me) that Byakuya had only been stabbed in the back. Of course after that Byakuya revealed his use of Yoruichi's Cicada technique, but that's besides the point. His substituted haori still seemed to only be stabbed from the back.
So can an afterimage technique actually deal multiple sources of damage from the each of the "clones". The first initial three clones after all were making to attack Byakuya before he slashed and Byakurai'd them respectively. But it's kind of sketchy. But if it is possible for the clones to all deal damage, then say if Zommari fired a cero through all his clones, it would be five separate ceros?
Re: True power of high speed afterimage techniques
Forgive me for using Naruto references but this is the best way I can explain it. An afterimage is only a "clone" in the sense that it's an illusion. Say genjutsu clone vs shadow clone; in this case the afterimage is a genjutsu clone not a shadow clone.
If you have 5 Zomari clones firing a cero it would draw out the cero in an arc of firing which draws out (if seen from the top and he's moving in 2 dimensions) the picture of how he moved in order to create those "clones" so the shape of an arc (if he moved counterclockwise) or a star shape (if he jumped from place to place) etc. and it would only do the damage of one Zomari's cero not 5x cero.
This might be getting too scientific, but another thing to mention is that afterimages are seen by the eye because the eye can only process a certain amount of info at once. It's the same idea used in animation and motion pictures (i guess?) with frames per second. If you have something with a greater number of frames per second than the eye can take in the info from, it can easily mislead the eyes into seeing something that isn't there. A strobe light flashing on a propeller or a fan will give you the same kinda effect as Zomari's clones except it'd be the propeller blade that would be cloned etc.
At least this is how I see it. Hope it makes sense.
Last edited by Anduren; July 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM.