|“||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
- This Alpha type can generate Acid through mouth.
- This type of Alpha can copy any movement or skill, from observation.
- Alpha can control a "light" and show it to people. With too much of his power, victims will die
Cognitive Interpreter Alphas
- These Alphas can analyze one's mind to learn who they are and what they're thinking.
- Electrogenic Alphas are able to generate electrical pulses capable of shutting down all electrical devices within a couple of blocks radius.
Empathetic Contagion Alphas
- Can pass their emotions on to others and make the target feel what they are feeling.
- Alpha can run faster than any other Alpha or human. They are faster than the human eyes
- 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 perfect 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, even including death. As seen when small wounds will regenerate new tissue. They also have an extreme expanded lifespan. Their ability can restore biotic organisms to optimal health.
- Enhanced equilibrium
- Probability manipulation/Luck
- Mind Control or Mental Persuasion
Memory Recorder Alphas
- Can retain other people's memories.
- Can alter their physical appearance and voice to impersonate others.
- Navigator Alphas are able to track down others.
Necrotic Empowered Alphas
- Able to let cells circulate through victim's blood, drawing energy while.
- Can quickly heal damaged bones.
Proprioceptive Inhibitor Alphas
- 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
- Pheromone Generator Alphas are able to make people's pheromones come under the user's control.
- 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
- Have an extraordinary understanding of technological products.
- 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, but the other senses are temporarily reduced to practically nothing.
- Can see all wavelengths in surrounding area (must have a signal).
- Ability to innately understand all languages, even to the point of inventing new ones.
Weakness Detector Alphas
- Alpha can detect weak spots in body or objects.