Registry of Evolved and Non-Evolved

As of June 15th, 2007, Evolved individuals are required by law to register their identities and abilities. This was expanded to include all American citizens to Register as either Evolved or Non-Evolved since the 31st if August, 2010. Everyone must comply or face legal consequences.

Registration is the highly debated system installed by the United States that allows them to keep track of Evolved citizens, although the definition has been since expanded to include those defined as Non-Evolved (i.e., citizens without the Suresh Linkage Complex) thanks to the Department of Evolved Affairs (DoEA). The DoEA works closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to maintain the Registry.

Registration Process

The following information is collected for Registered individuals:

  • Full name
  • Social security number
  • Picture
  • Birthdate and other demographics
  • Home address
  • Date and location of employment and/or school, as applicable
  • In the cases of Evolved: nature of their ability, fingerprints and DNA samples

This information whenever they move, change jobs, etc. This must be completed within five business days of the change, and is usually done at the local police station. If they have no permanent address, they must 'check in' once every 30 days. For Registrants who do have a permanent residence, the registration must be renewed once each year. This does not require the mandatory blood test, simply filling out some paperwork and handing it in in person.

Registrants are given an ID card reflecting that status. This card includes a brief summary of their power or just Non-Evolved if this is not applicable, as well as full name, birthdate, photo — such information as is needed to verify that the cardholder is actually the person named on it.

Voluntary registration is a simple process; a citizen who wishes to register for the first time need only bring themselves down to the police station, a clinic, hospital or a Registry center. Documentation providing proof of identity, residence, and employment must be provided at the time, if available and applicable. (Homeless and/or unemployed individuals, for example, are required only to have proof of their identity.)

The basic registration information will be collected at this time. If the Registrant is Evolved, an appointment will then be made with a local Homeland Security agent to verify the nature of their powers — usually, their information is forwarded to the appropriate facility and they are required to check in within a week. These demonstrations occur in Homeland Security facilities under controlled conditions. The attending agent determines what tier the Registrant belongs to.

If supporting documents could not be provided at the time of initial registration, they can be supplied at testing. If no documents are available (e.g. for refugees or homeless individuals), local or federal law enforcement will verify the registrant's identity and situation to the best of their ability.

Registry cards must be renewed every three (3) years at any authorized registration center. Registrants who registered prior to January 2009 must submit themselves for a blood-test to be added to their Registration record to prove their Evolved status, due to SLC test kits not having been available when they were registered. At this time, it is currently not essential to submit a bloodtest upon renewels.

Consequences of Registration

In the wake of Registration that insures that all American citizens are legally required to be card-bearers, assurances have been made to encourage Registration, coinciding with the liberties taken by certain sectors that an all-encompassing Registration system grants them. There are certain things that those in the States cannot do without a Registration card and an electronic entry into the system.

If you are not Registered, it is no longer possible to do the following:

  • Opening a bank account or any interaction with financial procedures such as acquiring a loan
    • It is noted that current account holders are not being penalized if they haven't yet Registered
  • Acquiring/renewing a passport or other legal documentation such as citizenship, work permits, etc.
  • Acquiring/renewing a driver's license
  • Purchasing national and international plane tickets, and other border-crossing out of the United States
  • Legally changing your name
  • Pursuing national and international adoption
  • Enrolling for university or other higher education systems

The following professions can not be acquired or maintained (without a lot of finagling) without being Registered:

  • Medical professionals in any capacity
  • Teachers and childcare workers
  • Government officials
  • Military (it should be noted that Evolved testing in military branches has been going on since SLC test kits were made available)
  • Law enforcement, security professionals and private investigators
  • Lawyers and most other justice system professions

Please note that the above is only an overview, of which the majority is based strongly on real life requirements regarding needing fingerprint identification in the United States.

Because the test kits are public, they can be employed in many situations. For example, a company may decide to have all of its employees tested for the Suresh Linkage Complex. The employer is in no position to enforce Registration, but they may give an ultimatum of 'Register or leave our employment'. In the event of the Registration system's overhaul in August, 2010, employers are now entitled to do this without discrimination penalty, as to knowingly remain Unregistered is to break the law.

It is not legal to fire/hire someone based on their Evolved status (unless in certain areas of employment, such as police or military), but do note that this happens anyway. Frequently.

Anyone who is booked for a felony offense is tested, and will be Registered if the test is positive. This occurs regardless of whether they are ultimately charged or not. Individuals brought in for misdemeanors may be tested at the discretion of the arresting officer.

Patients of unknown status are routinely tested in hospitals if any significant bloodwork, transfusions, or overnight stays are to occur. Physicans are now obligated to report an Unregistered patient to the authorities. Physicians will face fines and other penalties if are discovered to be failing to comply, with variation depending on the status of the patient (i.e., a Tier 2 Evolved may mean more consequences for the physician due to safety issues, unlike a Non-Evolved or Tier 0).

Testing for the SLC in newborns is now standard hospital procedure.

In New York City

It is no longer possible to access Roosevelt Island or Staten Island through conventional methods without a card to display. With only one method of access to Roosevelt Island, the Roosevelt Island Bridge, a roadblock has been set up to stop traffic and monitor everyone going in and out. The waters are infrequently patrolled. Curfew is strictly enforced and adhered to by patroling police, and it is not uncommon to be stopped and asked for Registration identification, even when granted access. The Roosevelt Police Station works in tandem with Stillwater Security to secure the island.

Officially speaking, these measures have been taken to guarantee a safe place for Evolved to live, specifically, in response to the frequent hate crimes that target them, as well as to stem the riots that broke out in early 2010.

Staten Island, likewise, is now operating under restricted access following the terrorist attack on the Staten Island Hospital. The singular operable bridge into Staten Island, Outerbridge Crossing, has likewise been outfitted with a roadblock maintained by National Guard and both New Jersey and New York State Police. Traffic to and from Staten Island will be highly scrutinized and residents or visitors coming and going to the island by land will need to cite reasons for venturing on to the island and submit to an inspection at the checkpoint.

Within Staten Island, law-enforcement within the southern half of the island heretofore dubbed the "Outer District" have authorization to detain and question anyone traveling on the island for any reason for up to 72 hours with suspicion of criminal activity. State and Federal law-enforcement agencies will be paroling only the southern portion of the island. Transportation to areas outside of the Outer District are discouraged and roadblocks along all major arteries into and out of the Outer District are now being maintained.

Anyone caught after curfew (currently beginning at 9 p.m. through to 5 a.m.), anywhere in New York City, will be asked for their Registration card. If they have one, they may still be fined for being on the streets after dark, or otherwise escorted home. If they fail to produce a Registration card, they will be taken to a police station for Registration.

Legal Consequences for the Failure to Register

Officials who are in a position where it is compulsary to report Unregistered citizens (such as police officers or physicians) will be met with varied consequences if they fail to do. They can be fined, fired, or simply warned. It is strongly dependent on the situation. Cases of cheating the system are met with stronger penalties.

Failure to keep your Registry entry up to date carries approximately 3/4 the weight of failing to Register at all.


  • Class B Misdemeanor
  • Offender will be Registered involuntarily
  • Punishable by a fine of not more than $500

Tier 0 or Unknown Ability

  • Class B Misdemeanor
  • Offender will be Registered involuntarily
  • Punishable by a fine of not more than $500

Tier 1 Ability

  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • Offender will be Registered involuntarily
  • Punishable by a fine greater than $500 but not more than $1000
  • Offender will be placed on unsupervised probation for not less than 3 or more than 6 months
    • For some abilities, may be supervised (i.e. requires periodic meetings with an officer)
    • May require completion of up to 50 hours of community service depending upon the ability in question
    • Lawful conduct required during probation period

Tier 2 Ability

  • Class D Felony
  • Offender will be Registered involuntarily
  • Punishable by both a fine and imprisonment
    • Fine is not less than $1500 and not more than $5000
    • Imprisonment for not less than 21 or more than 120 days in a suitable facility (PCs can generally expect a sentence of 21-30 days)
  • Offender will be placed on supervised probation for not less than 12 or more than 24 months
    • Typically involves biweekly meetings with a probation officer; may be weekly
    • May require completion of up to 100 hours of community service
    • Lawful conduct required during probation period
    • For certain abilities, offender may be required to wear a GPS locator throughout the probation period

Tier 3 Ability

  • You will be summarily disappeared, and that is all.

Access to the Registry

The Evolved registry is divided into four tiers:

  • Tier 0 Evolved have abilities which pose no hazard, even to the Non-Evolved.
  • Tier 1 Evolved have abilities which are mostly harmless, but may pose a threat in some circumstances.
  • Tier 2 Evolved have abilities which could pose a significant threat, especially if provoked, but are considered capable of living in society.
  • Tier 3 Evolved are considered too dangerous to be left at loose ends.

Note that Tier 3 is not known to the public; these are the individuals who are locked up in holding facilities.

Exactly how much information is available to the public varies from state to state. In New York, the registry websites do not display any information on Non-Evolved and Tier 0 Evolved except a nameless count of how many have been registered. Names, photos, and brief ability descriptions are published for Tier 1 Evolved, along with general location (i.e. city or borough of residence). All of the listed information is posted for Tier 2 Evolved.

In all cases, the full registry record of a Tier 0-2 individual is available to law enforcement personnel. Tier 3 is accessible by higher-ranked Homeland Security agents and the very top echelons of the Company, but not most agents of either organization. Agents are limited to the public files — except in the case of Moab escapees.

The Registry

Tier 0

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3 (Classified)

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