A Regenerative Individual (Type Blue) is an overarching designation for any individual who possesses the ability to reconstitute damaged tissue and limbs, often without willing said reconstitution. Contrary to popular belief, a Type Blue is not indestructible. Numerous methods exist for the liquidation or disabling the functions of a Type Blue. In some cases, Type Blues will kill themselves through uncontrolled use of their abilities, however most cases will require direct engagement by operatives.
The regenerative abilities of a Type Blue come in many forms, and it will serve you well to recognize them all.
Flawed Regeneration: This form of Type Blue is extremely low threat and can usually be engaged by a single operative. When injured, instead of replicating the lost tissue, the Type Blue's body will instead fill the gap with a material unsuited to the area. For example, if this form of Type Blue experienced the loss of an arm, there is a chance it will be replaced with a large growth formed from tooth enamel. This form of Type Blue will typically kill itself via accumulated minor injuries before operatives can reach them.
Limited Regeneration: This form of Type Blue is medium threat and it is recommended that they be engaged by a squad level response of four operatives. This form of Type Blue possesses the ability to slowly reconstitute lost tissue, and in some case limbs. This form of Type Blue can prove dangerous in combat situations as permanent injury is highly difficult to maintain. See Effective Techniques for more information on how to permanently liquidate them.
Full Regeneration: This form of Type Blue is medium threat and it is recommended that they be engaged by a squad level response of four operatives. This form of Type Blue possesses the ability to regenerate lost tissue and limbs in a matter of seconds, making liquidation or permanent injury impossible. See Effective Techniques for information on how to incapacitate this form of Type Blue.
Expanding Regeneration: To date, seven Type Blues of this form have been discovered and incapacitated. These are to be engaged via a platoon level response requiring 20 operatives. This form of Type Blue possesses not only the ability to regenerate lost tissue and limbs, but also that to constantly generate further limbs and organs, often drastically increasing in size during the process. This combination make this form of Type Blue a formidable opponent. Further information on how to incapacitate this form of Type Blue can be found in Effective Techniques.
How to Identify
It is not difficult to identify a Type Blue, and the easiest method of doing so is the Sharp Test. A small incision is to be made in the suspect's palm and this cut is to be observed. If the wound heals immediately, the suspect is a Full Regeneration Type Blue. If it heals relatively slowly, the suspect is a Limited Regeneration Type Blue. If the wound is then covered by unsuitable tissue, the suspect is a Flawed Regeneration Type Blue.
Due to their appearance and nature, it is highly unlikely that the Sharp Test will be required in order to identify a Expanding Regeneration Type Blue.
When bringing in a Type Blue, it is important that they are incapacitated beforehand. The following are tried and tested methods of incapacitating a Type Blue during a combat situation.
- If a Limited Regeneration Type Blue, aim for their knees. These injuries will render them immobile for several hours, during which they can be brought in for full incapacitation.
- If a Full Regeneration Type Blue, accumulate as many injuries as possible to their body. The Type Blue will be incapacitated for a longer period as their body has to repair the separate injuries.
- If an Expanding Regeneration Type Blue, use of flame-based weaponry is recommended. The Type Blue's body will be occupied with repairing burn damage while operatives can ensure it is brought in for full incapacitation.
Repeated Incineration: The Type Blue is placed into an incineration chamber indefinetely. Repeated incineration will render the Type Blue permanently unable to reconstitute themselves, rendering them effectively liquidated.
Sharp Object Insertion: For use with Limited and Full Regeneration Type Blues. The Type Blue is killed via impaling of a knife or other sharp object through the cranium. The Type Blues brain will be unable to regenerate the area of the brain occupied by the foreign object, rendering them effectively dead. The foreign object must remain in the Type Blue's cranium when the remains are disposed of. When attempted on an Expanding Regeneration Type Blue, its body generated a separate cranium and then proceeded to impale the operative through use of a newly developed limb.
Permanent Submersion: For use with Limited and Full Regeneration Type Blues. The Type Blue is placed in a sealed opaque container which is then completely filled with water. This will cause the Type Blue to drown, regenerate brain functions and subsequently drown again, rendering the Type Blue effectively incapacitated.
Permanent Erosion: Variation on Permanent Submersion for use with Expanding Regeneration Type Blues. The Type Blue is cut down to a manageable size through strategic injury. It is then placed in a large reinforced container which is completely filled with hydroflouric acid. This will cause any new tissue to be eroded by the acid, rendering the Type Blue incapacitated.
In the case of a difficult liquidation, as many techniques as possible are to be used on the Type Blue in rapid succession.