I don’t really get the sense that Mortum likes Ortega. If you go on a date with Mortum at the gala they cursed and dragged you away when Ortega showed up; and now we know that they have also been keeping very close tabs on Charge’s mods and civilian life. It feels vaguely like “preparing to take Ortega down some day but don’t want them to die horribly” kind of attitude.
Remember HB? The farm has plenty of uses for telepaths arguably more horrific than making them into regenes. What I’m wondering is if they are also capturing telepaths as a silencing measure / safety precaution. They are very big on secrecy afterall, and telepathy is a unique advantage in uncovering truths.
Of course, predicting the future is a even more dangerous power. Our dear puppet is very far from any kind of safe.