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Marble Phantasm (空想具現化(マーブル・ファンタズム), Kūsō Gugenka(Māburu Fantazumu)?, Fantasy Manifestation) is the ability possessed by the Nature Spirits that are the planet's sense of touch, allowing them to reconstruct the world through probability alteration. By connecting their will to the world, they can transfigure it into whatever environment they imagine. However, the same cannot be done with things like humans or animals, which exist independently of the world. Imagination realisation is purely the ability to freely transform one's surroundings.[1][2]

The capacity of the actualization is proportional to the scale of the elemental. The term "Elemental" usually refers to spirits from nature when used by itself. The spiritual realm isn't a world separated from the real world, but localized regions thought of by the elemental that creates them, such as legendary lands and countries of eternal spring are the products of the imagination of whatever elemental rules over them; hence it is possible for a human to stray into it.[1]

When Arcueid uses Marble Phantasm on Michael Roa Valdamjong, she turns layers of the corridor's atmosphere into a vacuum that had cut him like a knife would a radish. Although Roa himself was not affected, there was no way to avoid being chopped in pieces by the atmosphere, and Roa only narrowly managed to remain as just his ankles - Arcueid's imagination didn't go as far as having the floor dislocate.[1][3] If Arcueid takes off her limiter, she can probably materialize an entire small village in the mountains. In locations where humans have made changes, it will take more time to first break it down.[4]

The Skill Schwipsig is Anastasia's past nickname (means "little imp"), while also one of Viy’s abilities. It makes all forms of minor impossibilities possible. It enables small prank-level Marble Phantasms, such as transferring what the opponent is holding to her own hands or opening a crack on the ground and getting the opponent’s foot stuck there. It’s quite the absurd ability, but it’s unable to cause any lethal damage.[5]

The concept works on "clustering illusion" theory of probability.[4] Much like a mathematical metaphor involving drawing a white marble from a bag of black marbles with a one percent chance, Marble Phantasm is the ability to raise that chance to one hundred percent and definitely pick the white one amongst all the black ones. This remains within the laws of the world, but similarly, a Reality Marble would allow for all of the marbles to turn into white ones.[6] This is something the world wouldn't naturally allow. It can be considered more efficient, but Reality Marbles can only specialize in that one aspect, while Marble Phantasm can perform any number of things. Reality Marbles can also affect things not of nature, so they can also be called superior in that sense.

Users of Marble Phantasm[]

Millennium Castle Brunestud[]

The Millennium Castle Brunestud (千年城ブリュンスタッド, Sennenjō Buryunsutaddo?), originally the lair from Crimson Moon Brunestud and a piece of his Reality Marble in the mountains, is currently reproduced by Arcueid's use of Marble Phantasm that she calls home.[1] The original master of Millennium Castle has already been annihilated, but since then, those True Ancestors that were able to form it, through their Marble Phantasm ability, were given the title of Brunestud and treated as royalty. True Ancestors, beings that have no concept of social stratification, call Arcueid the princess for this reason. It is existing in the location closest to the moon, not topographically, but where the world receives the most influence of the moon. It is the castle Arcueid sealed herself into, depicted as chaining herself to the throne, after getting tricked into drinking blood by Roa and killing other True Ancestors. Even without Arcueid around, the castle is still seemingly in existence, but without "life". To the True Ancestors, the castle was probably their absolute protection.

Moreover, the reason why the Millennium Castle suddenly appeared in the city of Souya in the Ciel route is simply because its True Ancestor lord (Arcueid) willed it into existence.[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Marble Phantasm [Unusual talent], p.178

    Marble Phantasm [Unusual talent]
    Imagination Realization. As the name suggests, it is the ability to manifest anything you can imagine.
    It is the ability possessed by elementals, which are the sense of touch of the natural world. By connecting their will directly to the world, they are able to transfigure the world into whatever environment they imagine. Of course, the level of manifestation varies depending on the scale of the elemental, and it goes without saying that only nature can be transfigured – things that exist independently of nature are immune.
    In Tsukihime, Arcueid eliminated Roa by using marble phantasm to turn the layers of the atmosphere in the hallway into a vacuum, like a carving knife slicing up a daikon radish. Though she could not affect Roa himself, it was impossible for him to avoid the finely sliced atmosphere, and he was reduced to nothing but ankles.
    (The gap above the floor was the result of a deficiency in Arcueid's imagination.)
    Also, in the world of Tsukihime spiritual realms are not alternate dimensions, but rather exist within the world itself. Things like legendary lands and countries of eternal spring are the products of the imagination of whatever elemental rules over them. Consequently, it is possible for humans to wander into them by accident.
    The castle in the mountains that Arcueid calls home is actually a product of her marble phantasm.

    空想具現化【異能】

  2. 2.0 2.1
    [v] Tsukihime Material I - GLOSSARY: Imagination Realisation, p.101

    Imagination Realisation
    Marble Phantasm.

    An ability possessed by the nature spirits that are the planet's sense of touch, allowing them to reconstruct the world through probability alteration. By connecting their will to the world, they can transfigure it into whatever environment they imagine. However, the same cannot be done with things like humans or animals, which exist independently of the world. Imagination realisation is purely the ability to freely transform one's surroundings.

    Moreover, the reason why the Millennium Castle suddenly appeared in the city of Souya in the Ciel route is simply because its True Ancestor lord (Arcueid) willed it into existence.

    空想具現化
    マーブル・ファンタズム。
    星の触覚である精霊が持つ能力であり、確率変動によって世界の再構築を可能とする。自己の意志を世界と直結させる事によって、世界を思い描く通りの環境へと変貌させるのである。
    ただし、世界から独立した個体である人間や動物などには直接手を加えられない。空想具現化はあくまでも環境、状況を自在に変化させる物なのだ。
    なお、シエルルートにおいて総耶の街に突如として千年城が出現したのは、あくまでも城主である真祖(アルクェイド)の意志がその城を作りあげていたにすぎない。

  3. Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- - Moon Princess route - Day 13: "The Lunar World"
  4. 4.0 4.1
    Staff Roundtable - The First Night

    This will be the final question. Honestly, how "strong" is Arcueid? To what degree can she utilize her Marble Phantasm ability?

    Nasu: If Arc takes off her limiter, she can probably materialize an entire small village in the mountains. But in modern towns that have been built up thanks to the work of many people, she has to destroy in order to create. More time is necessary. During this time, the Church would find her, then shout "Stop!" and then it'd become a war. It's very hard to face humans simply with Marble Phantasm. Maybe other creatures, but not humans. Honestly, though, Arc is like a God. A spirit in flesh.

    Is that something you can say of all the True Ancestors?

    Nasu: There are all types of True Ancestors, strong and weak. But Arcueid is a sublimation on the level of the First True Ancestor, she is beyond the other True Ancestors. By the way, the Marble Phantasm stuff is all connected to the "clustering illusion" theory of probability.

    ―――じゃあ最後の質問になります。ぶっちゃけた話、アルクェイドはどのくらい「強い」んですか?たとえば 、空想具現化能力とはどんなレベルの事まで可能になるんでしょう?

     きのこ>アルクだったら、リミッター解除すれば山奥に1つの街を作り上げる事ぐらいできます。 ただ、人 の手が入りすぎている現代の街では、まず壊してから作る、という事になるので長い時間が必要となり、その間 に教会にかぎつけられて「ストップ!」と戦争に なりますねー。基本的に空想具現化だけでは人間に手を加える事は極めて困難です。他の動物なら、できちやう みたい。まあ、ぶっちゃけていっちやうと、アル クってかみさまみたいです。肉をもった精霊だから。

    ―――それは、真祖全てに言える事ですか?

     きのこ>真祖といってもピンからキリまでいるので。アルクエイドは一番初めの真祖と同位の結晶だから、次元 が違います。とまあ、こんなところ。ちなみにマーブル・ファンタズム、という呼称のマーブル、はダンゴ現象 から由来しているみたいです。確率論、みたいな。

  5. Fate/Grand Order material VII - Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, Profile translated by ComunCoutinho
  6. [v] TYPE-MOON BBS

    Marble Phantasm marble explanation

    Original quote: ちなみにマーブル・ファンタズム、という呼称のマーブル、はダンゴ現象から由来しているみたいです。確率論 、みたいな。

    Question: [73 のレス1] Name:■ Date:2001/12/07(Fri) 22:27 HP

    大理石、というよりはおはじき? でしょうかね。よくわかりませんが。
    ええと、昔スタッフ座談会できのこさんが"マーブル"はダンゴ現象に由来していると言ってまし た。
    ダンゴ現象っていうのは、例えば0と1がそれぞれ50%の確率で出現する場において、そのどちらか一方がた またま何度も連なって出現する現象…なんだろうか?
    あまり詳しくないのでもしかしたら間違ってるかもしれません。
    まあともかく、どちらかが連なってダンゴみたく見えるからダンゴ現象、なのかも。
    要するに、前述の0と1が50%…というのは自然な状態ですよね。で、その自然法則に支配された状況下にお いても、ダンゴ現象のようにまるで人の手が加わってるのではと疑ってしまうような状況が起こり うる。
    なら空想具現化や固有結界というのは世界に直結する事によりあらゆる事象が発生する確率に干渉し、それによ って偶然中の偶然とも言える事象を意図的に発生させるというものなのではないかな、と。
    例えば本当に偶然と偶然が重なり合って生み出された、まるで人工物のように見える自然物というのも存在して います。なら確率に干渉すればブリュンスタッド城みたいなものを具現化できても不思議はないかもしれません 。

    Nasu's response: Name:きのこ Date:2001/12/08(Sat) 12:39
    大正解ー! そのマーブルですー。
    所詮現実など黒か白かの確率の転がしあいでしかないのだ、というリアリティ・マーブル。
    幻想によって現実を幻想たらしめるマーブル・ファンタズム。
    基本は一緒でも似て非なる世界干渉なワケなのですー。

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