As a Special, Tally is a part of a new "special Special" group that Shay created when she became special, called Cutters. Tally's Cutter operation gives her cruel beauty, strong reflexes, enhanced senses, and a series of flash tattoos all over her face and arms. She has wolfish, black eyes, sharpened teeth, stronger nails, and her face has wolf-like features. Her brain has lesions again; she experiences moments of pure euphoria and rage, and thinks of herself as superior to everyone else and despises anyone who isn't special. As a Cutter, she carries a knife used to inflict wounds upon herself, clearing her mind and sharpening her senses, making her "icy". Later, Tally learns to become "icy" on her own, without wounding herself.