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    Science fiction terms

    Hey everyone! I have been translating many pages of a science fiction novel, but I am stuck on a few terms that I need to put into Russian. Could anyone help me with these?

    Object-based powers: Powers derived from his scepter, that can be emitted in various forms and intensity.

    Power bestowal: Ability to bestow powers or jump-start latent powers.

    Non-human physical feature

    Energy sourcing: Ability to draw energy from the cores of stars or other large sources of energy. Such as turning kinetic energy into physical blasts.

    Power negation: Ability to cancel the superpowers of others.

    Power sensing: Ability to sense or recognize superhuman powers.

    Matter ingestion: Ability to consume any sort of matter without any ill effects on the user.

    Wallcrawling: Ability to cling to objects or surfaces by a variety of means.

    Cross-dimensional awareness: Ability to detect actions and events in other dimensions. This is occasionally used in comics as an awareness of the fourth wall between the characters and the artist or audience.

    Elemental transmutation: The ability to alter chemical elements, changing them from one substance to another by rearranging the atomic structure . May be limited to self-transmutation. (Also known as alchemy)

    Energy constructs: Ability to create complex shapes (such as giant boxing gloves or cages) or even functional machinery (such as fire extinguishers or laser rifles) out of solid energy.

    Force field generation: Ability to generate a shield of energy produced as a form of protection.

    Dimensional transportation: Ability to create wormholes, portation "discs" or other spatial portals for transport between two non-adjacent locations

    Time travel: Ability to travel back and forth through time.

    I appreciate any information you can provide to help me.
    Thank you so very much!
    В эту ночь все огни погасли в Джорджии
    В эту ночь невиновного человека повесили
    Не доверяй тайну никакому деревенщине-адвокату
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    You don't need a translation. You need us to 'invent' some words in Russian

    Here's my try:
    Object-based powers - Силы объекта
    Power bestowal - Дар силы
    Non-human physical features - Нечеловеческие физические характеристики
    Energy sourcing - Энергопоиск
    Power negation - Нейтрализация сил
    Power sensing - Чувство силы
    Matter ingestion - Всепоглощение
    Wallcrawling - Стеноходство
    Cross-dimensional awareness - Трансизмерительная чувствительность
    Elemental transmutation - Трансмутация элементов
    Energy constructs - Воплощение энергии
    Force field generation - Генерация силового поля
    Dimensional transportation - Переход между измерениями
    Time travel - Путешествия во времени

    P.S. These are not the best variants, I hope others will find a little bit more suitable words.
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    Re: Science fiction terms

    I'll try more neutral:

    Object-based powers: мощность (чего-л.)?
    Power bestowal: передача силы?
    Non-human physical feature: нечеловеческие способности?
    Energy sourcing: выкачивание энергии?
    Power negation: сопротивление способностям других?
    Power sensing: чувствительность к способностям других?
    Matter ingestion: поглощение материи?
    Wallcrawling: передвижение по стенам?
    Cross-dimensional awareness: ???
    Elemental transmutation: изменение свойств элементов?
    Energy constructs: ???
    Force field generation: создание защитного поля?
    Dimensional transportation: перемещение между измерениями ?
    Time travel: перемещение во времени?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Power bestowal - наделение силой
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    Re: Science fiction terms

    Matter ingestion: Ability to consume any sort of matter without any ill effects on the user.

    Невосприимчивость к ядам (если я правильно понял о чём речь)

    Cross-dimensional awareness: Ability to detect actions and events in other dimensions. This is occasionally used in comics as an awareness of the fourth wall between the characters and the artist or audience.

    Гиперпространственная чувствительность

    Energy constructs: Ability to create complex shapes (such as giant boxing gloves or cages) or even functional machinery (such as fire extinguishers or laser rifles) out of solid energy.

    Материализация предметов
    Налево пойдёшь - коня потеряешь, направо пойдёшь - сам голову сложишь.
    Прямой путь не предлагать!

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    Re: Science fiction terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Полуношник
    Cross-dimensional awareness: Ability to detect actions and events in other dimensions. This is occasionally used in comics as an awareness of the fourth wall between the characters and the artist or audience.

    Гиперпространственная чувствительность
    Не путай гиперпространство с другими измерениями - это разные вещи.

    Energy constructs: Ability to create complex shapes (such as giant boxing gloves or cages) or even functional machinery (such as fire extinguishers or laser rifles) out of solid energy.

    Материализация предметов
    +1 Можно просто материализация
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    Re: Science fiction terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Полуношник
    Matter ingestion: Ability to consume any sort of matter without any ill effects on the user.

    Невосприимчивость к ядам (если я правильно понял о чём речь)
    Да нет, про яды там ничего не говорится.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Science fiction terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Полуношник
    Matter ingestion: Ability to consume any sort of matter without any ill effects on the user.
    Крепкий желудок. Способность есть жареные гвозди.

    Нянька

    Дак ведь он из диких мест,
    Что увидит, то и ест!
    Помнишь вазу из топазу?
    Слопал, ирод,-- вот те крест!

    Кабы он просил, злодей,
    Лососины да груздей --
    Дак ведь жрет чаво попало,
    От фарфору до гвоздей!

    Царь

    Что ни просит -- он в гостях!
    Все неси ему в горстях!
    Чай, у нас нехватки нету
    Ни в фарфоре, ни в гвоздях?

    Леонид Филатов. Про Федота-стрельца

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    Thanks everyone for your help!

    I really appreciate.

    В эту ночь все огни погасли в Джорджии
    В эту ночь невиновного человека повесили
    Не доверяй тайну никакому деревенщине-адвокату
    Ведь руки городского судьи в крови

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