Sherlock’s knack

kajensen07 replied to your post: So enhanced speed is Sherlock’s knack… Is that what you are hinting? Or did I get my signals crossed?

myimaginedairybeard replied to your post: Yeah! I mean, at least that’s what I meant to say. We’ve cracked the code! 

Does it make him more speedy or just more of fast runner? Like, I’m guessing it includes his entire body and not just the legs… 

Awesome! You guys got close enough that I can now officially announced what his knack is as a borrower!

It isn’t exactly enhanced speed, but it’ll look that way to an outside observer. Sherlock is actually one of our stronger knack users.

He just needs that flair!

  • Time Distortion: The ability to slow down or stop time. A very strong knack that requires training to sustain for longer than a few seconds. In Sherlock’s case, he is able to slow down time around him, enabling him to escape with a speed that can’t be matched, and make observations that no one else would ever notice. When he stretches his ability, he can include others in this. He can’t stop time like an angel; it will always move forward

@borrowedtimeandspace: I like to imagine it like a Sherlock-shaped bubble, separating him into his own little time zone that happens to be different to everything around him. To include others, he needs to concentrate harder and expand that bubble. Though, Sherlock being Sherlock, he tends to prefer going it alone. Here’s a little peek into how it works for him!


He concentrated, and everything around him fell slightly out of focus. All noises were muffled far into the background, and when he looked back at John, he was moving so slowly that he might as well be still.

Sherlock let out a relieved breath, but kept going, knowing this wouldn’t last long.

For just a moment, Sherlock was faster than the entire world.

Future knack growth

thepoisonlily asked:

Can Sam’s Enhanced Awareness become more powerful to the point where it is more than just knowing when someone is looking at him?

Actually, all knacks will grow stronger as the borrower ages!

With Sam’s knack as an example, he starts out just knowing that someone is glancing in his direction. It’s a very vague sensation. 

As he grows up and the strength of his knack increases with exposure to humans, he starts to be able to differentiate between danger and safety. It’ll start to inform him the direction the danger comes from. Once it’s strong enough, he could pinpoint a sniper aiming a weapon his way and sense when the attack is coming.

What powers would Chase and Bobby have if they got downsized?

Oh gosh, these two!

I’ve mused a bit about Chase’s knack, since he’s easier for me to write. Chase would have a natural charisma, an ability to influence the emotions of those around him (think Mantis from Guardians of the Galaxy, except he doesn’t necessarily need physical contact). It’d be a good way for him 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.

Bobby was tougher for me to figure out, but @nightmares06 gave me a good idea. Bobby, since a lot of his insecurities are on how he measures up to others, would have a knack to borrow others’ knacks for a short time. Only one at a time, and since he’s not used to them he wouldn’t have as much finesse with them. He’d be quicker to burn them out than the actual “owner” of the knack.

Bonus: Chase’s little sister, Minnie, would have a knack to detect life. Very useful for finding out if a human is in a room, or seeing if there is a rat somewhere in the walls.

@birvan replied to your post:

Having a hearing enhanced enough to form a mental image of their surroundings is probably also useful at picking up information others don’t notice (like we’re able to tell the difference between hot and cold water pouring from the sound alone, but cranked up to 11). Also they wouldn’t need to scream, tongue clicking is enough

It’s tough to say how strong Jacob really is, but it’s certain that he far outstrips either brother (at smol scale). They wouldn’t be able to lift up a vase like he did during his bumpy first encounter with Dean, that’s for sure.

He would definitely be up for testing that upper limit, though, so if Sherlock makes sure not to look too much like a scientist about it, Jacob would be game. He could bench BC Dean for a warm up, though, which would probably offend so much. How dare, kid.

TorchMLP: So, in supernatural, a huge part of the story is Sam having demon blood. In this au, does Sammy still have the blood?
nightmares06: No demon blood XD I was never a fan
nightmares06: He is a pure bean

It’s very difficult to say who would have what knack! We’ve straightened out a few of the rules for their knacks, but each persons is completely unique. Siblings normally have abilities that complement each other, just like Sam and Dean. With no sibling, Jacob’s is standalone. The closer the siblings, the more their abilities complement each other.

Mallory would likely have something that would help her see into the hearts of others, while Walt would at least *want* something to help his family. That’s a cute thought for Bree! Very Alice-in-Wonderlandish.

December 4th excerpt:

Almost in time with his hook falling, Sam stiffened. An icy cold shudder ran up his neck even as the warning tingle started to burn, and the sound of the front door being tampered with almost screamed at him. Never had Mrs. Hudson incited such a strong reaction in his knack, and even Sherlock was dulled down compared to it.

Sam whirled in place. “We’ve gotta go,” he said hurriedly, trying to think of any entrances Dean kept close to the end table. “We’ve–”