Orange is the color classification for those who developed telepathic abilities as a result of IAAN. As a group, they have demonstrated the ability to read minds, influence people's actions and thoughts, alter or erase memories, and change the feelings of others. Unlike other power groups, the abilities of different orange classified individuals seems to vary, although they generally seem able to produce similar results.
As a result of the nature of their abilities, it is noted that many orange individuals suffered from mental instability or even insanity, likely as a result of their tendency to spend time in the minds of others.
All telepathic abilities are classified as orange, but individual's powers seem to vary. In general, utilizing Orange powers requires a great deal more experience and control compared with other power groups. Depending on the individual's experience level, direct physical contact may be required, but some have demonstrated the ability to affect others without it. In at least one instance, influencing another without line of sight and over a medium distance was achieved.
The following abilities have been demonstrated by an orange classified individual at some point during the series:
- Alter memories, specifically to remove references to specific elements (e.g. people).
- Restore altered memories.
- Alter feelings of others.
- Read the thoughts and memories of others.
- Affect the disposition of others towards ideas and proposals, allowing them to be easily persuaded verbally.
- Prevent others from moving.
- Display illusions.
- Send a message directly into another person's thoughts.
The effectiveness of their abilities seems to depend greatly on the individual an Orange attempts to influence. Other Oranges have the capability to resist or block mental invasions, although the specifics vary, and the ability to do so generally comes with practice. Non-Orange individuals generally cannot resist the influence of an Orange's abilities, but there are cases of people being resistant or even completely immune.
Although not documented, it is likely that Orange was among the rarer of the power classifications at the onset of IAAN. As a result of their abilities, individuals who were classified as Orange by the PSI program were placed under heavy control, and were generally feared, forced to wear restraints and in some cases, muzzles. At the Thurmond camp, Oranges often used their abilities to cause chaos, often leading to many deaths and injuries.
Eventually, the Oranges were removed from Thurmond, and likely other camps as the PSI program advanced. Their ultimate fate is unknown, although it is highly likely that they were executed and quietly disposed of.
|Green • Blue • Yellow • Orange • Red|