A crank in The Maze Runner

"Crank" is a slang term for someone infected with the Flare virus. "The Gone" is another term used for a stage of viral progression in those infected.

In the film series, Cranks are depicted as zombie-like creatures with strange vine-like growths protruding from their bodies. The book series clearly defines the differences between Cranks and regular zombies, however, as Cranks remain alive and have the ability to speak.


A crank in The Scorch Trials