Martin is an Orange who enjoys using his abilities to hurt others. He was able to escape the fate of the other oranges by using his powers to switch places with another boy.
The Darkest MindsEdit
Martin is first seen when Cate is in the car with Ruby, as he wakes up from taking the pills too. Martin then tries to play with Ruby, but his hand is slapped away by her.
When Cate stops at a gas station to meet up with her other "agent", Ruby slips into the other agent's mind and sees that he has killed two innocent children in an alleyway. She quietly slips away to hide in the store and escapes with a girl named Suzume. Martin is unaware of this, as he is still with Cate and the other agent, Rob. After a while, they soon find out what is happening and chase after Ruby and Zu, who is now with Zu's friends and companions, Liam and Chubs, in their Dodge Caravan, Black Betty. Rob has given Martin a gun, and he fires at Black Betty, causing it to sidetrack on the road. However, due to this, Liam uses his abilities (as he is a Blue, which is Telekinesis) to cause a tree to fall over and collapse on Rob's car. They are not seen, presuming they are dead, but at the end of the book, Ruby pushes her panic button and Cate arrives shortly, presumably with Martin, too. Ruby wakes up in a safe house, with Cate sitting beside her. Martin walks into the room, and attempts to flirt with Ruby, but she, having learned to control her abilities by Clancy, wipes Martin's memories and tells him he should leave if he doesn't know what he's doing. In Never Fade, Ruby is told by Vida that Martin tried to touch her. This adds evidence to the fact that Martin only uses his abilities to benefit himself.
Martin is described as being a psychopath who likes to use his abilities to manipulate and "break" people's minds.
Ruby first meets Martin when escaping from Thurmond, and describes him as "round all over", with drooped cheeks, and a uniform that seemed to be a size too small. Ruby estimates he must have been around her age, one year younger, probably. He's rather short, one or two inches shorter than her (making him around five-foot-four or five-foot-three). He has floppy brown hair and dark brown eyes, and, upon closer inspection, Ruby notices the freckles on his face and "the way his eyebrows seemed to merge into one".