I think I finally found an answer as to why there are still conduits after you use the RFI.
See, it affects only people who were exposed to the ray sphere. As we can see with Alden Tate for example, conduits can be made without a ray sphere, so it killed the conduits we saw, since they were exposed to the ray sphere(Well, Sasha and Alden aren't certeinly dead. Remember?), but Delsin for example, wasn't affected.
Wrong, Wrong, WRONG! You know the plague right? Yeah, in the RFI explosion, it survived and evolved to turn some people who are infected, to conduits, that's why conduits, are still here.
Dammit, I'm sick as dog today and when I'm sick I get angered with EVERYTHING.
The truth is that some conduits survived because they were resistant OR it activated conduit-positives while killing activated conduits.
90% of conduits died brooke and celia got there power (right after the beast died) in new marais Abigail grew up in New Jersey, not knowing she was one of the many Conduits who survived the RFI's activation. This all changed, however, when her powers awakened somewhere in her late teens only a year after the RFI blast, a bully pushed Eugene too far, causing his powers to awaken ( i don't know about hank) and we all know delsin so as far as i can tell non active conduits lived although we dont know about sasha or alden Conduits are the result of a rare mutation in human beings. This ostensibly named "Conduit gene" is naturally occurring. Those with the Conduit gene usually have no powers at birth and may live their whole lives without realizing what they are
A Conduit is able to unlock his/her powers naturally. However, as evidenced, it appears that although a Conduit can unlock his/her ability this way, the power will not appear until an event occurs that causes pressure on the Conduit. Abigail Walker's powers appeared after she had a fight in school with a girl, Eugene Sims had his powers shown after being repeatedly bullied at school and Henry Daughtry was a criminal always followed by the police. This method was extremely rare although it became common after time, possibly because Ray Field Radiation mutated after the activation of the RFI to destroy the sickness and instantly activate the powers of any Conduit who catches it.
(Known products of the process: Delsin Rowe, Abigail Walker, Eugene Sims, Henry Daughtry.)
Some Conduits probably still had their powers but all drained until nothing left after the RFI explosion. Their powers triggered again after some big incidents. Well, I dont know. This is something I cant understand but the InFamous 2 evil ending would make sense a bit. Unfortunately, it wont be cuz if it was, many Conduits would pass by the road by now. But it tells me that some conduits wont die from the RFI but just drained them all until nothing.
Guys guys, you want to know what happend, I will tell you. Sucker Punch wanted to continue the inFAMOUS franchise as it was so good and populer, however they did not know what to do. They couldn't think of whether to follow the classic, herioc good ending, or the dark, twisted evil ending, so they checked which was picked most. The answer was being the good guy so they set to work. The only problem - how conduits survived. They racked their brains to think of a way, alas, they could not. They had only two options, change to evil ending, or the unthinkable. They chose ... to be lazy and say that some conduits JUST HAPPEND TO SURVIVE. You can think of any reason you want, but the real one is Sucker Punch just didn't care. Then, we got the atrocity known as Second Son (which I'm not saying was a bad game, but it was **** compared to the original and even the second game), meaning inFAMOUS was no more. Are only hope is that SP return to their fans and pretend Second Son never happend. Hopefully, we'll get a new game, following the evil ending, which would make sense. Who knows, maybe the millitary defeated *spoiler* Cole/The Beast and had him locked up in a place like Curdan Cay, but just for him and a full on prison, with devices weakening him and stopping him from using his powers. Although I won't go into full details of my ideal next inFAMOUS (in this comment) but my point is made. Stop looking for a reason for the stupid plot holes SS has, like survivng conduits, healing with video and Delsin killing innocents, look for what the future brings, in a new inFAMOUS, a good inFAMOUS. Well if you read this far congrats and thank you. Goodbye
You do realize a sequel was always intended from the get-go after inFAMOUS 2 right? Not everything was bad about Second Son. At least we got TWO good characters in Abigial and Reggie. Thirdly, they're not going to ignore a game like Second Son, especially after First Light did so well. Finally, evil karma will never, ever be canon as long as the majority of players goes for the good path.
However your missing my point, (yes I am the person who wrote the comment, but now with an account) which was that Sucker Punch didn't give us a reason. I did like Second Son (well 5/10 but close enough), however it just didn't connect to the universe very well, seeing that I can spend about an hour listing of all thing in SS that didn't make sense. I was a bit harsh towards SS in my comment, but this is something that does bother me. If Sucker Punch did come up with reasons for things like surviving conduits, then I wouldn't be complaining. When I say Ignore SS, I don't mean ignore the game (or First Light which I didn't mention), I mean make it non-canon. Also, evil will be ignored if SP decides to ignore it, they may not always base it of the players. In all truth, I love the inFAMOUS franchise to death, but I still get irritated by some simple flaws. Anyway, sorry if you did find my comment harsh, I'm just a fan hoping for a game as good as the first to be released. Thanks for reading.
Ok here is where all of you are wrong think back in the first game its showed in the end that future cole got his powers later in his life without a raysphere meaning that if that is true then even after the rid went off and killed all conduits there are still potential conduits which in turn also means that they can do the same thing future Cole or kesller did get their powers naturally which explains how there are still conduits to this day and evidence shows that zeke is alive in second son as he spoke to demain rose on the phone meaning that the true course of events in infamous 2 was a good karmic ending which in turn led to infamous second son.
Listen here fuck heads the RFI also killed potential conduits so how the fuck did these niggas survive
I don't know but maybe the stone substance that violin from the new game was covering the conduits with protected them from the RFI while for the new conduits that started showing up like Deslin had the gene but as a recessive gene a hidden gene that only appears in the new genesration and then was turned into a dominant gene after the contact with another conduint
But on Google it says that delsen got his powers from a d.u.p prisoner or whatever that is why it doesn't work that is why delsen did not die but it might work that the fact that they just shove the freaking RFI in a random machine without thinking then it kills people.
If you listen to the dialogue when delsin was chasing Hank the first time, he fell in from the roof then said,"That should've hurt". Before when player are trying to get to that house he jumped from a similar distance and you can hear him make a semi-painful sound. High strength, speed, and durability are nautral abilites that conduits have. So, if he was a conduit he would've already had those. My quess is either Abigail, Hank, and Eugene Sims are artificial conduits; normal people that were tested on somehow and gained power and a side-affect was that their powers are contagious (you can gain them via physcial contanct with the power) or was like that "fandom user" said Sucker Punch was lazy.
I think the only ones that died is the people who are exposed to ray field energy. Bertrand doesnt have the conduit gene thats why it made him into a monster because of the ray field radiation. Some people survived because their conduit gene is activated naturally. Also wiki says that if multiple people gets there conduit gene activated from one single souce(maybe a person or such as ray sphere radiation) if that source is diactivated like the RFI or DIES the people who have shared powers or exposed to the source will also die.