The porpuse of the training is to target directly information bodies in the information dimension with psion bullets. Him atacking the heart of the host in order to get to the parasite doesn t fit the description, at the very best is a incomplete far strike because with the complete version he shouldn t aim at the heart but directly at the information body like he does in the final battle.
I'm sorry but I still don't see any difference in the descriptions, its clear its Far strike from the details given and the purpose stated. Everything in that scene about what he did is the same when compared with the details in the v10 training and he explained why he chose to aim at the heart and even mentioned it relates to the training and info from Yakumo. I fail to understand why you believe it doesn't fit the description.
I might be interpreting things wrong but the fight ends because of a frontal blow that makes tomitsuka Self marionete acelerate backward and as he isn t fast enough to react he hits his head and has a concussion. I don t see any mental effects because of far strike and for Self marionete to react to the blow doesn t it mean it has phisical effects like a pushing force? Or are you saying that Self marionete wich is a move-type magic recated to a blow to tomitsuka's soul wich doesn t appear to have a effect on his mental state? Or you are saying he has a concussion because far strike imobilizes him enough time for him to hit his head and gain a concussion? Anyway it seems obvious that there must be a phisical force that affected Self marionete, and from what i remember he has used GD mixed with ancient magic making it have a phisical effect and it seems better suited than a magic that tagets souls/spirits.
The novel explained the magic backfired due to an 'impression of a blow' caused by Far strike, and everything else was caused by his magic backfiring. There was no mention or indication of any frontal blow and it stated the attack had no physical form. Why do you believe there was a physical force to Far strike when everything physical was explained as a side effect of the self marionette? And why are you expecting to see 'a change in his mental state' when no such thing has never been mentioned before? Hagane suffered spirit damage and immediately after his own magic threw him to the ground, half-knocking him out. What more were you expecting from far strike and where did you get the idea from that their should be more than what was stated?
There's an explanation on what Far strike can do in v11c15 to a human. It mentions he can target magic, the caster or both. It mentions it hits a person's spirit/astral body and causes them to mess up their magic and damages their spirit body. With no physical damaging effect it can incapacitate an individual, but those of Lina's back up who suffered were staggering and about to lose conscious, but only remained standing due to pride from what's stated.
Oh and as GD and FS are basically the same(psion bullets) only difering on how they target their targets, you are basically saying that the target method of far strike gives a better penetration? (If so doesn t it mean he just has to use the same method with GD in real dimension?)
I never stated they were different. I am saying that if the novel states he used a high pressure, high penetrating magic shell designed to be used on inhuman spirit bodies to directly damage Tomitsuka's spirit body(as opposed to tying to spread his GDem so it targets all the magic around his body that may deflected by armour), then that's what happened. There was never any mention in the scene of G. Dem being less penetrating than Far strike. The more comfortable magic mentioned is surely Decomposition magic G. Dispersion, especially since Far strike is stated to be Gram demolition. And why are you mentioning the real dimension? Magic only exists on eidos in the information dimension, which is what Gram Demolition destroys.