So, I have a little theory about the first Six gone novels, but it's not much, and I'm not really sure where to go with it, but eh. I feel like when the Gaiaphage came to the earth through a meteor, it had too much power to sustain itself, or something like that. Because of this, the Gaiaphage is forced to exert some of its power out onto the residents of Perdido Beach. This is why Little Pete was so powerful. The Gaiaphage gave him that much power because he was a small, autistic child, and the Gaiaphage didn't think he could do much.