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The hoboken in action. Bonus: Parson's first personal kill.

Proposed Canon

The hoboken is the basic offensive Shockmancy spell known to almost all casters at the time they pop.IPTSF Text 5 It deals little damage, but does knock the enemy back.

It is the crudest form of unleashing caster's juice offensively. Hoboken itself is just an example of the trigger word, which can vary wildly from caster to caster (e.g. holdopen, ho-token, sobroken)Hvs.tCF 267

Real-World References

References hadoken from the Street Fighter series, and the city of Hoboken, New Jersey.