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    Default Palm Techniques vs. Telekinesis

    I've seen off-topic comparisions to the two in some threads, but which one is actually "better?"

    With palm techniques, as described in the novels and visualized in serials, the user can launch attacks that sort of blast away at targets in their vicinity, either a single person or a larger crowd using their internal energy. One prime example for visual purposes is in the 2006 adaptation of ROCH, in scene where Guo Jing is defending Xiang Yang right before the Golden Wheel Monk shoots the arrows at him. He's crossing the bridge back to the city when a buttload of Mongol foot soldiers rush him. He does a crazy stance of the XL18Z I've never fathomed and blasts them all away. Pretty powerful stuff.

    With telekinesis, the user can move objects or people; pulling, pushing, throwing, cutting, lifting, etc. with their minds. Good examples include Jean Grey from X-Men and Peter Petrelli and Sylar from Heroes.

    They're both cool, but which one would you choose?

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    Well, XF did have Dragon Catching Hand which was basically telekinesis but he never tried to use it in a fight so insofar as wuxia goes the palm blast is definitely the more efficient way to use your inner power in a fight.

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    You can push/pull things with internal energy too.

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    Telekenesis is more useful for rLDx attacks: really Long Distance. For example, if you can lift somebody and throw him off the cliff from 5000 miles away, that has essentially the same effect as a 5000 mile LDA.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    TK seems to have more finesse than LDA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Wo Xing View Post
    TK seems to have more finesse than LDA.
    Yeah, TK seems to be more of refined skill, capable of more "advanced" and fine techniques, like cutting things. Palm techniques are described more as a brute force that blasts opponents away. I'm pretty sure that along with the more fine techniques, TK could also be used to sort of sweep and throw opponents back.

    On another point, who else besides Xiao Feng displayed pseudo-TK with their internal energy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDonC View Post
    On another point, who else besides Xiao Feng displayed pseudo-TK with their internal energy?
    Jiumozhi and Duan Yanqing also demonstrated similar ability to perform LDP: Long Distance Pulling.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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