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A Style (言葉, Sutairu) is an ability based on communication meant to fight on par with skills.

Overview

Styles primarily achieve different effects through manipulation of language, hence why stylists are referred to as Language Users. Because they are empathetic techniques, the basis of styles are drawn from understanding the feelings of others.[1] However, for this very reason styles are totally ineffective against those who have become frenzied and are consumed by rage.[2] Because styles are patterns, a Language User can transfer their style temporarily to someone else using vibrations. All this apparently requires is that the recipient stay still and that the Language User holds their hands.[3] Because this transfer relies on vibrations however, the vibrations will will weaken as time passes, and the style will ultimately disappear.[4] The styles were created by Professor Fukurou Tsurubami[5] to counter the skill resistance of Iihiko Shishime.[6] The majority of the Language Users are members of the Kurokami Group, specifically the branch families, trained by Fukurou. As they were suitors to Medaka Kurokami, these Language Users are all women.[7] The notable exception to this trend is Kamome Tsurubami, who developed his own prototype style[8] while searching for his father.[9] All the Language Users have tattoos on their tongues,[10][11][12] in the form of kanji that relate to their style. In the case of Kakegae Yuzuriha, who possess two styles, her tattoo changes depending on which she is using.[13] If a style is transferred to someone else, the recipient also gains the appropriate mark on their tongue.[14]

List of Styles

Style User Description
Contradictory Conjunction UserNamanie Nienami
Fukurou Tsurubami
Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
The inverse connection style that specializes in the use of the word "therefore"; it makes the impossible possible, paradoxically materializing the lowest possible outcome of a situation.
Eight Hundred Lies UserKakegae Yuzuriha
Fukurou Tsurubami
Allows the user to create 800 copies of themself. Each is able to create 800 copies as well, for a total of 640,000 copies.
Kanji UserSui Kanaino
Fukurou Tsurubami
Allows the user to rearrange and combine kanji freely to create new meanings
Label UserMomo Momozono
Fukurou Tsurubami
Allows the user to seal their targets into cards.
Metonymy UserKakegae Yuzuriha
Fukurou Tsurubami
Allows the user to take the concept of "oneself" and replace it with another concept of similar attributes.
Misconversion UserMogura Kugurugi
Fukurou Tsurubami
Allows the user to convert words from hiragana incorrectly to change their meaning.
Nursery Rhyme UserJoutou Kotobuki
Fukurou Tsurubami
Allows the user to de-age their targets by manipulating nursery rhymes.
Provocations UserKamome TsurubamiAllows the user to snatch away the composure from their opponents.
Testament UserFukurou TsurubamiFukurou's final trump card, which activates upon his death; it brings the moon falling down on the Earth.

Trivia

  • "Language User" (言葉使い, Kotoba Tsukai) can also be read as "Stylist" (言葉使い, Sutairisuto).

References

  1. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 177, page 17
  2. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 177, page 15
  3. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 182, page 9
  4. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 183, page 9
  5. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 170, page 3
  6. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 170, page 18
  7. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 157, page 7
  8. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 166, page 17
  9. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 171, page 10
  10. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 155, page 1
  11. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 177, page 3
  12. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 183, page 19
  13. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 174, page 13
  14. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 182, page 19

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