|“||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
- Alphas that can automatically produce a variety of digestive enzyme that act on specific substances allowing them to consume and digest any substance without injury, and can generate hydrochloric acid with their salivary glands.
- Alphas that can automatically learn anything and adapt that knowledge to suit their needs. They can perfectly execute and utilize any skill they had observed once, without the need for practice.
Bliss Inducement Alphas
- 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
- Alphas that can automatically 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 article see Elastic Alpha.
- Electrogenic Alphas can create, interface with, shape and manipulate electrical signals.
Empathetic Contagion Alphas
- Can pass their emotions on to others and make the target feel what they are feeling.
- Can cause other living things to heal injuries at an increased rate with a single touch.
For more detailed information, see the main article see Healer
- These alphas can run faster than any other human. They often move faster than the human eye can perceive.
- 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.
- Flawless equilibrium
- Flawless hand-eye-coordination
- Automatically perceive causality and move along the most optimal path
- Mind Control or Mental Persuasion
Memory Recorder Alphas
- Can retain other people's memories.
- These Alphas can alter their own physical appearance and voice.
- Alphas that can automatically and constantly perceive their entire surrounding with flawless awareness without missing any details, perceive the spatial distances, create a mental map of an area and track down others.
Necrotic Empowered Alphas
- Able to let viruses circulate through victim's blood, drawing energy in the process.
- Alphas that can automatically and quickly heal damaged bones, cartilages, teeth to perfect condition.
- 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.
Perspective Manipulating Alpha
- Perspective Manipulating Alpha are able to effect peoples sight and make their target see multiple versions of themselves
for more detailed information,see the main article,see Perspective Manipulating Alpha
- Pheromone Generator Alphas can secrete powerful pheromones that have a variety of effects on others.
- 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
- Alphas automatically understand the mechanics behind any issue or concept they face and know what must be done to solve any problem. They can automatically understand any and all quantitative conventions, such as mathematics, mechanics, logic, science, and technology.
- 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 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
- Alphas that can automatically see all wavelengths in surrounding area (must have a signal), and electromagnetic fields outside of their direct line of physical sight.
- Alphas that can automatically understand all languages and forms of communication, even to the point of inventing new ones.
Wall Climbing Alphas
- Wall-climbing alphas have the ability to crawl, walk, and run up up any surface.
For more detailed information see the main article Wall Climber.
Weakness Detector Alphas
- Alphas that can automatically detect weaknesses or flaws of anything, including people and objects, possibly including more insubstantial targets such as relationships, societies, organizations or laws of nature.