The AIM Burst (Gensō Moujū (AIM Bāsuto), lit. "Illusion Beast") is a phenomenon in which the AIM diffusion fields of espers connected to the Level Upper Network are merged together and takes a physical form. It was born when Kiyama Harumi lost control of the Level Upper Network after being defeated by Misaka Mikoto, proceeding to mindlessly cause destruction until it was weakened by the Level Upper Network being disabled, allowing Mikoto to finally destroy it by using her Railgun on its core.
Due to being existences with a similar origin and the common physical characteristics between it and Fuze Kazakiri (halo, energy wings, a rectangular prism core inside their bodies), it's very likely that the AIM Burst was a lesser Artificial Angel.
Powers and Stats
Name: AIM Burst
Origin: To Aru Majutsu No Index
Age: A few minutes
Classification: AIM being, Artificial Angel
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Teleportation, Regeneration (At least Mid, likely more as an artificial angel; weakened without the Level Upper Network), Immortality (Type 8, it was born from the Level Upper Network, it will just begin existing again as long as the Network isn't disconnected; if it is disconnected it won't die until the core in its center is destroyed), Multi-Skill (can use several esper powers at the same time)
Speed: Unknown, at least Normal Human
Lifting Strength: Class 5
Striking Strength: Wall Class
Durability: Wall level (Though the mass of its body makes damage less significant), Town level against electrical attacks through Insulating Forcefield, Regeneration and Immortality make it hard to kill
Range: Tens of meters
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Low, mostly emotion based
Weaknesses: Its regeneration and immortality get weaker when the Level Upper Network is disconnected
- Regeneration and Immortality: AIM Burst is a being born from the Level Upper Network. The Level Upper Network is a brainwave network in which the brains of 10,000 Espers of Academy City are connected to each other to boost their powers. AIM Burst is the manifestation of the subconsciousness of those Espers. As long as the Network is connected it can always regenerate and reform out of their AIM. It will also continue to grow in that state. Should the Network be severed AIM Burst still isn't as vulnerable as a normal lifeform. Its center contains a core and as long as this core isn't destroyed it won't die.
- Tentacles: The AIM Burst possesses several tentacles that it uses to grab, bash or crush objects. It can change the shape and size of these tentacles, even combining multiple ones to form a big clawed hand.
- Energy bullets: The AIM Burst can discharge several yellow energy bullets using its green tentacle-like wings.
- Multi-Skill: (多才能力 (マルチスキル) Tasai Nōryoku (Maruchi Sukiru), lit. "Versatility ability"): Through the brainwave network, AIM Burst can use the culmination of all abilities of the 10,000 Espers using the Level Upper. It is known to possess the following abilities:
- Telekinesis: The ability to move things from a distance and to levitate objects. Can be used to create projectiles out of stones, make bridges collapse, create water beams and water bullets etc. Can also be used to catch things like bullets in mid-air. This or a similar ability can be used to slice things like concrete from a distance.
- Flux Coat: The ability to manipulate the movement and change the viscosity of asphalt.
- Dummy Check: The ability to not be noticed by people, even if one is seen by them. It works differently from invisibility in that it just doesn't allow anyone to notice and give attention to the user no matter what he is doing while still being physically visible.
- Synchrotron: The ability to accelerate gravitons and by that turn aluminium into bombs.
- Pyrokinesis: Creating flames, that can chase the target (only confirmed in anime)
- Aero Hand: The ability to propel objects by using ejection points of air.
- Trick Art: The ability to distort light around oneself to create an illusion of oneself with a changed position.
- Air Manipulation: The ability to move the air around, can also be used as a kind of air blade.
- Teleport: The esper ability to transport matter through space instantaneously. The matter at the point the Object appears through teleportation is replaced without leaving a trace, so it is for example possible to use it in order to slice pillars with glass panels.
- Explosions: AIM Burst can summon several large explosions, they are powerful enough to let big cars fly quite far.
- Beams: Several beam like attacks were demonstrated, like an energy blade or a beam which can vaporize matter.
- Ice Projectiles: AIM Burst can create ice projectiles seemingly out of the air.
- Insulating Forcefield: Capable of creating an insulating forcefield around itself protecting it against electrical attacks.