A living screw is formed when Promethium gathers energy in the form of a storm which recreates a human body into a small compact screw the size of a lipstick tube. However, if a victim's will is strong enough, they can actually overcome the process and throw the energy off track.
A living screw is used among a control pedestal which house a set of four living screws. One screw is able to last for hundreds of years. If any living screws run out of power, the planet will break apart and lose power. A living screw also retains the memories and neural functions of a person, allowing them limited action, while mainly being used as a node.