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Static Thrusters

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Cole uses Static Thrusters, in inFamous 2
Mission gained: Stranded
Location obtained: The Warren
Attributed to: Electromagnetism
Upgradeable: No (inFamous), Yes (inFamous 2)
Appears in: inFamous
inFamous 2

Static Thrusters is an ability obtained during Stranded in InFamous. As with most powers, the color changes depending on the player's Karma.

Description

This power allows Cole to project static electricity from his palms, so instead of just free-falling, he can descend slowly from the sky in a gliding fashion. In InFamous, Static Thrusters are entirely dependent on momentum, thus can be steered but with no additional upward or forward momentum that can be generated after the initial jump. Air resistance presumably causes his momentum to slow fairly quickly in addition to manual course corrections. In InFamous 2, the ability is eventually improved, allowing Cole to be propelled upward and forward. Cole gains the ability to "double jump" with the ability, as it pushes him upward before gliding. The Improved Static Thrusters, can also change direction more quickly than the normal ones.

Uses

  • It can prevent Cole from falling into water in InFamous and InFamous 2.
  • After the upgrade to the thrusters in InFamous 2, they will allow Cole to reach the top of buildings, etc. faster than normal.
  • If Cole sides with the Beast in the final mission of inFamous 2, being in close with him allows Cole to use his Static Thrusters to achieve true flight.
  • If he chooses to use the RFI, the fully charged RFI amplifies his power in a similar manner, allowing him to fly.
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Trivia

  • The Static Thrusters is another power that isn't under any section in the Powers menu.
  • It is possible to fly further with the Static Thrusters by activating them just before reaching the maximum height of Cole's jump. This will cause Cole to 'jet' a little upwards and flies him a little further than when activated at the time or after the maximum height has been reached.
  • Cole can aim and fire certain powers while hovering, but using some powers disable the static thrusters. One example is the lightning bolt.
    • If the player is using a Playstation Move controller, they can fire Bolts while gliding, but can't use Blasts.
  • Although Static Thrusters are gained in the mission "Stranded", in the Infamous Demo it is gained in the beginning of the demo. This is a much earlier time than the original Infamous mission.
    • This is also true for the Improved Static Thrusters in the inFAMOUS 2 Demo as the power can be used at an earlier point than in the full game.
  • When leaping forward off of a speeding train in InFamous, using Static Thrusters for short bursts of time is faster than the Induction Grind as a mode of transportation.
  • If Cole happens to use Static Thrusters while going very fast (for instance, grinding on wires or jumping off a train going forward), he will have very little control over what direction he will then go in, as the momentum gained by previously traveling forwards at a high rate will be carried into flight.
  • If Cole is falling for a long time, the force generated from the fall will prevent the Static Thrusters from slowing his fall.
  • When Cole gains/improves this power, he becomes much more excited than when he gains other powers, as seen in both the first game (where he says, "Traveling with style.") and the second game (he says, "That's what I've been missing!"). He will also shout in excitement. "Woo hoo!"
  • In inFAMOUS 2 Cole uses a variant of this power to increase his speed while grinding (Induction Grind).
  • The Static Thrusters seen in InFamous appear to be superior to the ones from InFamous 2 prior to the third Blast Core. Despite this, when Cole gains the improved Static Thrusters, he says, "That's what I've been missing", implying that he had gained improved Static Thrusters sometime before his first encounter with the beast.
  • The Static Thrusters are only used to achieve True flight two occasions, when the RFI is fully charged (Good Karma), or when his powers are amplified by the Beast (Evil Karma). There is also a glitch in the train yard where Cole can achieve true flight, but cannot move in any direction.
  • Delsin Rowe uses variants of this power, such as the Smoke Thrusters.

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Sources

InFamous
InFamous 2

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