Ultimate X-Men 27 p15

Derived from the drug banshee forge grants users superhuman intuitive talent for inventing mechanical devices. The drugs affects function as perception, as users gain the ability to visually perceive "mechanical energy" (the kinetic energy and potential energy present in the components of mechanical systems) in action. This power allows Forge users to instinctively know and understand the potential and functional operations of any machine or technological device in their visual range, a skill that combined with the intelligence that is also gained allows users to conceive, design and build mechanical devices; and operate, modify and disassemble existing technology or create countermeasures for it.

Forge's superhuman affects does not mean that user is a greater inventor than geniuses. But even a genius at invention must for the most part consciously work out the theoretical principles behind the invention and then the design of the invention itself through a series of logical steps. In Forge's case, however, many of these logical steps would be worked out by user’s subconscious mind. Hence, Forge users might not be entirely aware of exactly how they figured out how to create an invention of theirs; users often have to take apart their own inventions to see how they work.

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