XR-8 snorts. “I imagine the world would be far more interesting - if dangerous - if that were the case. Not to sell you humans short, of course.” The robot tips an imaginary hat, bowing his head slightly. “That said, I’ve always wondered how some can control fire and not ice, or vice versa - both require the ability to manipulate thermodynamics. Perhaps they just lack the required secondary powers to withstand the effects of their opposite…”
XR-8 ponders the thought for a moment before his gaze focuses on Riou. “And energy manipulation - that’s a strong one, when you think about it. If you could control or manipulate kinetic energy in some way, you would be able to create fire and ice, forcefields, you name it… Then again, I assume your powerset is more limited, although a different type of energy would have a whole new set of possibilities…”
He’d nerded out a bit again. XR-8 forces a small laugh from his vocalizers. “Sorry about that.”
While normally gruff, XR-8 did have some other sides to him - his curious and scientific nature was one, and his inspired nature was the other. He was an artist and a scientist, though he dabbled more in the former than the latter. It was rare for him to show his curious side, though.
"I was stuck on the planet for something like two decades, verging on three. Enes was stuck there for much less. You can see why I’m the cynical one," XR-8 says drily.
"Interesting? Definitely. But whooo, can you imagine if that were the case? If almost everyone had super-powers? I dunno, I get the feeling the sort of world that would be is…hm. Different at least." He chuckles. "Well, thank you, it’s nice to know there are people who don’t think we humans are small, squishy things."
"Well, it’s…limited to just energy. It’s a general kind of power, admittedly, nothing quite so…specialized. Which helps, I think. Specialization means you’re somewhat limited. I kind of like the whole…jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none sort of thing." He listened to XR-8 go on for a while, crossing his arms over his chest with a smirk. This was interesting. He’d never had anyone talk about his abilities like this. It was cute.
"…Yeah, I can understand that." He said, biting his lip as he listens to XR-8 talk about how long they were there. "I try to see the good in everything, but then that might be because I’m only nineteen. …Sorry to hear things went so badly for you, though."