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Members of the Psy race can be born with any number of psychic abilities. The following is a list of the ones described so far.

They are rated on a Gradient, going from lower class (1.0 to 3.4) over middle class (3.5 to 6.4) to upper class (6.5 to 10). Psy higher than 10 are called Cardinals and have distinctive black eyes with stars in them.

Members of the Psy Race are usually referred to by their dominant talent[1]. Therefore Faith NightStar is considered an F-Psy even though she also has considerable telepathy.

This list is incomplete.

AnchorsEdit

Main article: Other Psy Designations

Anchors are essential to the PsyNet's function. They give the net shape and help keep it stable. However, Anchors themselves are strongly inclined towards homicidal sociopathy.

Empaths (E-Psy)Edit

Main article: Empaths

Empaths specialize in emotion. They can sense emotions, heal emotional wounds by taking a person's pain into themselves, amplify certain emotions and dampen others. Empaths cannot be Silenced, they have been categorized as "Non Specialized" since then and brainwashed into believing that they have no other powers.

Foreseers (F-Psy)Edit

Main article: Foreseers

F-Psy the ability to see the future. Prior to the implementation of the Silence Protocol, Foreseers frequently worked with law enforcement. Afterwards, they focused on making business forecasts.

BacksightEdit

This is a sub designation of Foresight and involves the ability to see the past as it occurred. All F-Psy have the capacity for backsight but not everybody with backsight can see the future.

M-PsyEdit

Main article: Medics

The M-Psy are the doctors and scientists of the Psy world. Their abilities vary greatly and range from the ability to see into the body to the ability to see into the DNA. Some are also capable of healing. They are often midrange[2].

Telekinetics (Tk-Psy)Edit

Main article: Telekinetics

Telekinetics have the ability to move objects without touching them. The weakest Tks are limited to being able to turn on the lights, but the strongest can transport themselves and others across vast distances.

Tk-CellEdit

Tk-Cell is a mutation of the telekinetic ability that grants (or curses) a person with the ability to move things on the cellular level. Prior to the implementation of Silence Tk-Cells almost always ended up in prison for murder. Those who avoided this fate did so by avoiding other people entirely.

Travelers (Tk-V)Edit

Travelers are natural teleporters. They can teleport themselves and others as easily as others telepath.

Telepaths (Tp-Psy)Edit

Main article: Telepaths

All members of the Psy race have to have at least some telepathy in order to make and hold a connection to the PsyNet. It registers at a 1.0 on the Gradient at the least. Therefore Telepathy is easily the most common talent in the Psy World. Within this ability are serveral specialties though.

Justice Psy (J-Psy)Edit

Main article: Justice Psy

J-Psy are telepaths with the ability to retrieve memories and broadcast them to others, including those with no telepathic abilities at all.

Pure TelepathsEdit

Pure telepaths facilitate communication between two parties. Since telepathy cannot be traced or recorded it is highly secure.

Viral TransmittersEdit

Viral transmitters have the ability to induce insanity (sometimes temporarily, sometimes deathly permanent) into a person.

X-PsyEdit

Main article: Other Psy Designations

Xs are rare and are able to produce cold-fire that burns things in microseconds. They are incredibly dangerous, and even low Gradient X-Psy rarely survive to Adulthood.

Dual Cardinal PsyEdit

Main article: Other Psy Designations

Dual Cardinals are Psy who have Cardinal level power in any two psychic abilities. There was no recorded case of it ever happening.

  1. Slave to Sensation (2006, Paperback,) ch.19, p.247
  2. Slave to Sensation (2006, Paperback,) ch.19, p.247

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