Classification system

Originally devised by Tracker Zero, this classification system has been adopted by the metahuman community. It allows metahumans to briefly describe the nature of their abilities.
Abilities are classified by their strength, and by the way that they are activated

Strength:

Strength is classified on a scale of 1 through 5, with 1 being very weak and 5 being very strong. This is largely arbitrary, since there isn’t a quantitative standard.
Additionally, there is a level X at which one’s abilities become too powerful to control. According to Tracker Zero: “Class X does not mean you are extraordinarily powerful. It means that you cannot handle your ability. It is a sad reality, albeit a rare one. A non-insane, well integrated meta of this caliber would be a Class 5. I have never met a Class 5, and know of no Class 5s at this time.” The implication of this statement means that anyone claiming to be a Class 5 in any ability is likely to have misunderstood just how powerful a Class 5 meta would be.

Activation:

Passive abilities are always activated, and don’t require conscious intention for them to work
Active abilities are the opposite of passive abilities, since they are not always on, and need to be activated in some way. Compulsory abilities are active abilities that activate spontaneously or unconsciously. Reflexive abilities are active abilities that activate like a reflex. Inductive abilities are active abilities that require a modified state of consciousness to work, and are often activated by meditation.
It should be noted that abilities are activated differently for different people, for example: some can use precog passively, while others are only able to use it actively.


Examples:

When classifying abilities, one first notes their strength, followed by their activation type, and then the name of the ability. Here are some examples and how they would be classified:

-Bob is precognizant of the future. Though this ability is always on, it is very weak, and can almost be dismissed as coincidence. However, Bob find that when he meditates in the certain way, his precognition becomes much stronger.
Bob’s classification: Class-1 passive precog, Class-3 Active-Inductive Precog

Limitations of the classification system

There is only one obvious limitation: it is difficult to classify precognition used in dreams. Many precogs are only able to use precog above a class-3 basis while in dreams. These precognitive dreams come randomly and are out of the user’s control, which would imply that they are passive. However, this ability is not always on, since it only works in dreams. Likewise, dreaming constitutes a modified state of consciousness, which implies that it is active-inducive. Precognitive dreamer’s should specify that their precog is only used in dreams to avoid confusion.

For example: someone who can use precog while awake pretty well, but makes very accurate prophecies while dreaming would be classified as a Class-2 Active Precog, Class-4 precognitive dreamer.