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Post Reply Getting to know the universe of Zettai Karen
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The world of Zettai Karen and the Unlimited is a world where Espers have existed for a long time. The world's history is similar to ours but with significant differences.

Espers seem to have been feared outcasts or designated the status of mystics until about WW2. During that war many nations tried to incorporate Espers as part of their military, post war efforts continued to integrate Espers with normals. Japan founded BABEL with that goal in mind 50 years ago.

There are some differences in the countries too

America is Comerica
Germany is Jermany
England is Ingland
France is Franse


Espers are rated between 1 and 7

1 - so weak you might as well not even have a power

4 - this seems to be the point where someone can be considered dangerous

7 - WMD

Power Limiters do exist but current technology can only dampen an esper by about 3 levels. From what I've seen espers seem to be required to wear limiters in public places like schools

Most Espers only have 1 power, though multiple powers isn't uncommon. Outside of main characters in the series I think I've only seen 1 person with more than 1 power.

Esper powers can be classified as pure or synthetic.

Pure powers are straight up things like Psychokenisis, Telepathy, Teleportation, etc.

Synthetic Powers are a blending of different aspects pure powers to create unique and often bizarre powers like turning your body into string (apparently a mix of teleportation and psychometry) or turning things into Giant Robots (Psychokineisis + Hypnotism)

Psychic powers are hereditary

Rare Metal is something that only comes from a middle eastern nation called Impalahen. It is capable of enhancing and storing psychic energy. Japan has been on good terms with Impalahen since ww2 and Japan Esper tech has advanced considerably with the help of Rare Metal alloys.


major nations have created their own Esper divisions, a lot of other nations however still treat Espers as non-human beings and seek ways to maximize their use as tools or weapons (as seen in Episode 1 of Unlimited) Animal experimentation is also pretty common.

Outside of the world governments there are 3 organizations of relevance to Espers

PANDRA: Hyobu's organization which exists to protect Espers from exploitation by world governments. They are considered a terrorist organization but they have made diplomatic connections with some nations who provide them with sanctuary and covers.

The Normal People: An Anti-Esper terrorist organization. These people believe that Espers are monsters and need to be exterminated, while they have often been portrayed in a mildly comical fashion they have shown that they are more than willing to kill a 10 year old child just because he has powers. They simply do not see Espers as humans.

Black Phantom: A Criminal Organization that uses extensive brainwashing on Espers to create Assassins and Agents. Black Phantom's brainwashing was considered unbreakable until the development of BABEL's triple boost system.

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Posted 1/8/13
ah one other tiny detail I forgot to mention

Hyobu Kyosuke and Tsubomi Fujiko

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Posted 1/8/13
and for reference This is Fujiko and Hyobu in their younger days
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