|“||You are not 'screwed up', if anything you are all extremely gifted.||”|
—Lee Rosen, talking to Cornell Scipio about Alphas and their abilities
An Alpha is an ordinary person with extraordinary abilities. Specifically, they possess a brain anomaly that has imbued them with superhuman ability. These abilities usually come with a difficult social psychology; the Alpha's perspective is skewed by their ability, making relating to other people more difficult. For some, this can mean inclusion somewhere in the Autism spectrum Disorder (Gary). For others, this can mean a short temper.
According to the alphapowers.com website there are 70,993 Alphas in the United States alone. Proportionally, this means around .02% of human beings exhibit Alpha abilities (about 1 in 4500).
All Alphas are sensitive to infrasound. They tend to hallucinate images based on their responses to the subliminal content of infrasound messages.
There are over 20 types of Alphas. Below are some the abilities revealed on the show:
Acid Generator Alphas Edit
- This Alpha type can generate hydrochloric acid with their salivary glands.
Adomopathic Alphas Edit
- This type of Alpha can copy any movement or skill, from observation.
Bliss Inducement Alphas Edit
- These Alphas can over-stimulate the pineal gland, causing a drug-like feeling of peace in their victims. Those affected see lights, holy visions, and are easy to influence. If the influenced person is not treated to a certain drug (L-Dopa) they will eventually die.
Cognitive Interpreter Alphas Edit
- These Alphas can analyze one's mind to learn who they are and what they're thinking.
These Alphas' anatomies are abnormally flexible, allowing their body to stretch and bend in ways the human body normally can not.
For more detailed information see the main artical see Elastic Alpha.
Electrogenic Alphas Edit
- Electrogenic Alphas are able to generate electrical pulses capable of shutting down all electrical devices within a couple of blocks radius.
Empathetic Contagion Alphas Edit
- Can pass their emotions on to others and make the target feel what they are feeling.
- Can heal the body by a single touch
For more detailed information, see the main artical see Healer
Hyper-Accelerator Alphas Edit
- These alphas can run faster than any other human. They often move faster than the human eye can perceive.
Hyperadrenal Alphas Edit
- Hyperadrenal Alphas are able to utilize the fight-or-flight response to increase their strength and speed for short periods of time, before becoming a danger to the Alpha. The strength exhibited by hyperadrenal Alphas is sufficient to move a SUV, while the speed has been shown to have been able to catch up to a moving vehicle.
Hypercognitive Alphas have a heightened mind-to-body connection. They posses the ability to control one's brain and everything the brain controls. Due to this, they are able to heal from any injury, including death. They also have an extremely lengthened lifespan. Their ability can restore biotic organisms to optimal health.
Hyperkinetic Alphas Edit
- Enhanced equilibrium
- Probability manipulation/Luck
Influencer Alphas Edit
- Mind Control or Mental Persuasion
Memory Recorder Alphas Edit
- Can retain other people's memories.
Morphogene Alphas Edit
- Can alter their physical appearance and voice to impersonate others.
- Navigator Alphas are able to track down others.
Necrotic Empowered Alphas Edit
- Able to let viruses circulate through victim's blood, drawing energy in the process.
Osteo-Regenerator Alphas Edit
- Can quickly heal damaged bones.
Proprioceptive Inhibitor Alphas Edit
- Proprioceptive Alphas are able to take advantage of the human "blind spot". Alpha ability effects other people's optic nerves, expanding the blind spot to accommodate their size.
Pheromone Generator Alphas Edit
- Pheromone Generator Alphas are able to make people's pheromones come under the user's control.
Pyrotechnic Alphas Edit
- Pyrotechnic Alphas produce binary chemicals which react at different points of excretion on the Alpha's body such as the Alpha's palms to produce a violent thermal reaction capable of starting intense conflagrations. This ability is not unlike the defense of the Bombardier Beetle.
Quantitative Aptitudinal Alphas Edit
- Have an extraordinary understanding of technological products.
Sonic Alphas Edit
- Sonic alphas rely on some form of echo location as they lack an optic nerve.
- Sonic Alphas are able to generate ultrasonic vibrations capable of causing a building to slowly break down.
Synesthete Alphas Edit
- Synesthete Alphas are apparently able to control sensory processing in the brain. A typical use of this ability is to refocus mental resources from other senses into one. The one focused sense is enhanced to a superhuman degree, but the other senses are temporarily reduced to practically nothing.
Transducer Alphas Edit
- Can see all wavelengths in surrounding area (must have a signal).
Translator Alphas Edit
- Ability to innately understand all languages, even to the point of inventing new ones.
Wall Climbing AlphasEdit
- Wall-climbing alphas have the ability to climb up any surface with their sticky hands.
For more detailed information see the main article Wall Climber.
Weakness Detector Alphas Edit
- Alpha can detect weak spots in body or objects.