I believe that the creators of the show are mostly going with the idea that people gain their alpha ability sometime around puberty. This being said,Spoiler:
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At the risk of exposing spoilers, can anyone tell me whether Alphas episodes ever explain why the Alphas are all young single people? Are there any older alphas, such as doctors, scientists, professors, senators, etc.?
Can we ever get an understanding of where alphas were until now in general, and whether there were alphas previously in history? And if they had really dangerous powers how did they go unnoticed until the first decade of the 21st century?
Could alphas be considered "artifacts" and could artifacts in Warehouse 13 be considered non-living "alphas"??!
No (spoilers sake)
No (spoilers sake)
and no (because, why?)
Maybe don't read this until after viewing Episode 2 of season 2, "The Quick and the Dead".
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My last comment was sort of tongue in cheek.........but I do see a connection between mysterious artifacts and mysterious people who are alphas.......
However, the point is well taken that many of the alphas could only operate within a technological society. But that would not include our team except I guess for Gary Bell. Nina and Rachel, Bill and Cameron would all have been able to use their skills hundreds of years ago.
The mother of Chris also could have been an alpha in another century. And so far she is the oldest alpha. She said that her skill of killing people by withdrawing affection only emerged after her son died..........
In any case, I would have liked to see cases of a politician who was an alpha, an elderly person, a professor, etc. etc.
And are there any foreign countries where alphas also exist and have a "movement" (as described by Dr. Rosen)??
The show is allegedly called "Alphas" because this is the first generation of abilities. It was said that a child of the current alphas is the first of a second generation (that would be "Betas"). This would imply a trigger event happening that caused abilities. This is the same line of plot as the show Heroes where the trigger event was an eclipse.
Recent events may change that.
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Having seen several more episodes, I see that there are definitely middle-aged Alphas, i.e. people born in the 1940s or 1950s. So the powers that such people exhibit either only emerged recently or they had them all their lives, in which case they should have been outed or arrested long ago, even before there was a "Binghamton." Same for the younger folks too. And Dr. Rosen says "it's a movement." So where have all these Alphas been until now?!
In such a situation the powers they are all born with must have been noticed years ago.
Then again, we'd want to know who an Alpha could contact if they needed help from a Dr. Rosen or the DOD on their own.
Why are there so many bad Alphas around compared to good ones? I have watched so many bad guys, shouldn't there be more than one team of good guys around? Like Alpha-1 (Rosen), then Alpha-2 etc. etc. ?? Are there Alphas in other countries besides the US? In Canada? Europe? China? Africa?
Last edited by Dave2; August 28th, 2012 at 04:06 PM.
That's why I started with a sigh on my last post. I find so many shows that start a new season by starting new plot likes that the previous season shown couldn't happen.
First season started with 4 states of Alphas, either in the group, confined in Binghamton, or not a threat and released to general population. The final state are those free and confused/angry that that the group deals with and decides which of first 3 groups they go into.
Also, I think the first older Alpha from season 1 was in "Blind Spot", who could have easily been the age of any of the groups fathers.
Now its a second season and there's a relative spitload of Alphas out there, which I'm saying is a statement of "Here's the storyline for the season, but it voids much of the plot of the first season, but what the heck."
How is a powerful Alpha allowed to live among the general population, since one can never know what triggers something that will lead to problems with his/her powers??
I see that the Alpha who made himself like Rosen had an English accent. That does suggest Alphas in places other than the USA.
Anyway, although Gary's skills and personality are a definite comic relief for the show, he does get to be annoying quite often, and makes one want him to go on vacation for a few episodes.......
The main characters of the show are close enough to general population to not be much different, considering Harken is married, and Rachel visits her family often.
...Why is my thread being taken over...? Lol
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Not as good as some other superhuman shows I have watched (The 4400 and the FIRST season of Heroes) but it's getting better.
This show sounds like a bad rip-off of Heroes.
And Heroes was a ripoff of The 4400.