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Information Analysis, or sometimes referred to as "Scanning" is the ability to scan an enemy or character to gain a degree of data regarding them. Depending on the use, this ability can allow the user to gain an understanding on the powers and abilities of the enemy, their statistics, elements and powers they resist, among other things. Particularly powerful uses of this ability can allow the user to learn the complete history or even clone that who they scan.
The applications of this ability can offer wide variety of benefits, from being able to view the level of strength, durability, speed or even intelligence of the enemy. Some variations of this ability also offer the capability of seeing what magic/skills/techniques the enemy can use, offering a deeper level of strategy for the user. In general, this ability is useful to get some sort of "profile" on the enemy so that the user may plan around their strengths and exploit weaknesses.
- Basic Analysis. A basic analysis of the opponent, gaining a basic profile on what they can do. The full range of what this can accomplish can greatly on the method or type of analysis the user performs.
- Complete Analysis. A complete analysis can give the user a detailed list of the strengths, weaknesses and powers the enemy has to offer, offering a deeper level of strategy of planning. A complete analysis can also come with a detailed biography on the enemy in question, learning of their past endeavors.
- Essence Copying and Cloning. An extremely powerful form of the ability. With this version of it, after you analyze the opponent, you can then clone them or transform into them, gaining their powers and abilities.
Depending on the form or method of the ability, the information may be vague or not completely accurate. Some versions of "Essence Copying" may give a weaker, or more limited form of the enemy.