A guess for Stan’s knack

myimaginedairybeard asked:

Is the other character with the emotional manipulation knack Stan Baker? Please tell me that I’m wrong, cuz if not I swear that this is some kind of sick joke. All this time brainwashed as a pet… Did his knack backfire on him? Like, does he believe it so much that he subconsciously manipulates himself? Does that even make sense??

@borrowedtimeandspace

We are pleased to announce that you are indeed wrong!

In Brothers Chosen, borrower Stan was manipulated and abused, but not by his own knack. That would be an extremely sad way for him to get stuck thinking that way, but the good news is a person with emotional manipulation probably wouldn’t be able to manipulate themselves in the way you described.

@nightmares06

Stan’s knack is not emotional manipulation, but it is a form of manipulation. So you have half of the answer for this one!

When it comes to knacks that allow borrowers to manipulate others, they rarely work on other borrowers or themselves. Though a few of the borrowers with emotional manipulation are able to affect their own kind, the angel Grace that’s in them gives them a stronger resistance to it compared to humans.

Emotional Manipulation

anonymous asked:

So there are borrowers who can read others’ emotions, but could a borrower potentially exert their own influence on others’ feelings? Like, say a borrower encounters a disgruntled bean—they’d be able to take the edge off of their anger with a knack? 🙂

Absolutely!

This style knack is not only possible, we have a few characters that will show up with it!

If Chase is ever one of the cursed children, this would be his knack!

Emotional manipulation: The ability to influence the emotions around him, with no need for physical contact. A way for Chase to keep the peace among whichever group he’s in, or, if he can manage to get close enough, make a human tired or inattentive enough to escape notice. 

Another character, who remains unrevealed as he has not appeared in any posted stories and no one has guessed his knack, will have a similar ability, weaker in some ways and stronger in others. While Chase can manipulate from a distance, this person needs physical contact, but they are also strong enough, if they focus, to also affect borrowers. It’s very rare that borrowers can affect each other, because the angel Grace in them also gives them a buffer against outside manipulation.

Since I had left Chase, Minnie and Bobby Loran off of the knack masterpost, I have since added them and their knacks to it!