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Old Aug 12 2008, 12:55 PM   #33
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Default Re: Not sure if this has already been asked/answered somewhere, but...

The Talents themselves work because they want them to, but the strength is chiefly determined by heredity.

Some latent Talents probably never become active because they aren't put in a situation where their Talent would be needed. Especially on a pioneer planet where most people don't bother to get tested at a center.

No amount of wishing in the world is going to make a Prime out of a T-5. Diligent practice and a good tutor might bump them into a T-4 or possibly a T-3, and maybe develop a facet of their Talent such as telepathy. Most high-T kinetics seem to develop telepathy sooner or later, ditto empaths, even if it's only short-range work.
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