Character » HRG appears in 14 issues.

    HRG worked for the Company. He was entrusted to raise Claire by Kaito Nakamura. When it became evident she possessed abilities, he helped to hide her powers from the Company and fought against them.

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     HRG in Mohinder's father's apartment in the pilot episode
    HRG in Mohinder's father's apartment in the pilot episode

    Spying on and confronting Mohinder Suresh, Mr. Bennet appears to work for an organization that is involved in the death of Chandra Suresh. But Mr. Bennet also has a non-work persona who lives and cares for his adopted daughter Claire, his wife Sandra, and his son Lyle in their in Odessa, TX . He tries to protect his family from the dangers of his work using his partner, the Haitian, to erase their memories when needed.

    Based out of the Primatech Paper CO, Mr. Bennet, the Haitian, and Eden carry out the capture, evaluation, and release of people with special abilities. However, this work gets out of hand when two of the people, Matt Parkman and Ted Sprague, invade Mr. Bennet's home, burn it down, and almost blow up the neighborhood. They expose his daughter's ability and force him to send her on the run with his partner. Later, Mr. Bennet gets a new partner that exposes what he has done, and ends up on the run himself with Matt and Ted. Mr. Bennet decides they need to take out the Company's tracking system used for locating people with special abilities. He sends one of his recruits to take out the satelitte system while he, Matt, and Ted go to New York City to destroy another—the Walker System.

    After discovering that the Walker system is a girl, they decide to rescue instead of kill her. However, they learn that a threat known as Sylar is near. Mr. Bennet uses Molly to locate Peter Petrelli to fight Sylar. He tries to help Peter, but is hurt and is only able to be a witness. Mr. Bennet watches Nathan Peter into the atmosphere where the explosion occurs. After the commotion is over, Bennet tells Claire that they should go home. Claire mentions that their house burned down, but Bennet tells her that home is anywhere their family is together.


     Noah brings Claire to school on her first day in California
    Noah brings Claire to school on her first day in California

    Noah and his family have moved to Costa Verde as the "Butlers" and try to avoid detection from the Company. Meanwhile, Noah has teamed with Mohinder to take down the Company from the inside. Sandra picks up a newspaper one day and shows Noah an article about Kaito Nakamura's death. Noah tells her that he knew this would happen, and shows Sandra an old painting by Isaac Mendez depicting Kaito laying in a pool of blood. He tells her that it's part of a series of eight paints, but that he was only given the first one and needs to find the rest. the Haitian joins Noah after being cured from a virus by Mohinder, and the partners seek out the paintings after Mohinder finds a painting of Noah lying dead.

    Noah and the Haitian arrive in Odyessa, Ukraine and find Ivan, Noah's old mentor. Noah interrogates the old man to find the location of the paintings, then kills him. In a warehouse, Noah and the Haitian find the remaining six paintings by Isaac, placing them in order. The paintings depict several things, including a vial, an angry blond woman, two man sword-fighting, Mohinder firing a gun, and Noah's death. Noah calls Mohinder, and warns him not to get too close to the Company when he discovers a painting in the warehouse of Mohinder holding a Company Gun. Noah then returns home to Costa Verde where he discovers Claire is secretly dating West, even though Noah ordered her not to because it could jeopardize their safety. He then tells his family they're moving because of what Claire has done, but Claire refuses to go saying they should leave without her.

     Noah being healed by Claire's blood
    Noah being healed by Claire's blood

    Attempting to avoid his own death as foretold in the painting, Noah goes to find West so they can save Claire. On the way, Noah learns of Mohinder's betrayal and plots to stop the Company. He and West go to meet with Mohinder, where they knock out and kidnap Elle. Noah learns that Claire has been kidnapped and calls Bob to arrange a trade. During the meeting, Bob releases Claire and Noah releases Elle, who walk by each other. West tries to fly Claire away, but Elle shoots them down with a lightning bolt. Noah then shoots Elle and threatens to kill Bob, but Mohinder shoots Noah in the eye. Noah dies, but heals and awakens on a hospital bed in an empty room with an IV of Claire's blood in his arm.

    While being held, Bennet tells Mohinder that he made a mistake by aiding the Company. Mohinder responds that he helped the Company save lives and stopped Noah's paranoia and violence. When Bennet is told that he was healed with Claire's blood, he panics and demands to know where his daughter is. Mohinder dryly answers that Claire is safe at home. He is locked in a cell and sits idly bouncing a ball against a wall. Elle asks him to tell her about her past. He tells her about the testing her father arranged to see the extent of her ability. Later, Bob tells Noah that Claire is becoming a problem. Noah smiles, but when Bob says that it's unfortunate and that they may have to take drastic measures, the grin on his face disappears. Noah arrives at his home, shocking Claire and his family. He says that he didn't plan any of this but has found a way to protect all of them. He has to go back with the Company, much to everyone's dismay.


    Noah is released from Level 5 following the death of Bob Bishop. He shoots Sylar and is knocked out after learning that he can regenerate. Noah briefly returns home to Costa Verde, where he places Meredith as his family's protector. Noah returns to Primatech to hunt down the villains but is less than pleased with his new partner, Sylar. Together, Noah and Sylar manage to bring in Flint Gordon before they go after Stephen Canfield. Claire is outraged that Noah is working with Sylar and even more outraged when Noah tries to get Stephen to make Sylar disappear. Noah and Sylar's partnership ends shortly after that.

    Noah recruits Meredith to be his partner and together, they rescue the victims of Mohinder Suresh. After bringing in Danny Pine, Noah takes Claire back to the Canfield house and begins to train her. During the eclipse, Claire is shot and is unable to heal. Noah uses this eclipse as a chance to hunt down Sylar. He finds him and Elle hiding in a supermarket storage area and manages to kill Sylar by slitting his throat. Noah returns home and is attacked by Elle and the revived Sylar. Hiro Nakamura arrives and saves the Bennet family from the two villains. Noah returns to Primatech where he, Angela, Meredith and Claire prepare to take down Pinehearst. They are all stopped when Sylar shuts down the building and traps them inside. After releasing the remaining Level 5 detainees, Noah is trapped inside a cell with Meredith, who is losing control of her power. Claire rescues Noah, who gets Angela out of the building safely after Claire kills Sylar. Noah then returns to get Claire out before Meredith explodes.


     Claire and HRG after the plane crash
    Claire and HRG after the plane crash

    Two months later, Noah begins working with Nathan to capture evolved humans for the government. Claire is furious with her father, who once again tries to live a double life to keep Sandra and Lyle in the dark. Sandra finds out what he is doing and the two of them break up, forcing Noah to move out. He is captured by Peter, Mat t and Mohinder, who use Matt's unique interrogation skills to extract memories from him. Via this method, it is revealed that Noah only began working with Nathan to keep Claire from becoming a target.

    Noah returns to Building 26 after a meeting with Angela Petrelli and attempts to become one of the agents that Danko trusts. Following Nathan's exposure, Noah offers to give Danko Rebel, who has been helping people escape his clutches. Noah finds Tracy Strauss and offers her a deal to bring in Rebel. Unfortunately, Tracy dies and Noah is forced to bring in a different target, Angela Petrelli. Noah does not bring in Angela and, after learning that Danko has killed Sylar, becomes obsessed with finding out if the killer is really dead. Noah is fooled by Sylar, who changes his appearance in order to make Noah seem like a killer. Noah becomes a fugitive and meets up with Peter, Nathan, Angela and Claire at the Coyote Sands. While there, Noah tells Claire the truth about why he joined Building 26. Angela reveals that she intends to start a new Company with them but the meeting is cut short when Alice Shaw creates a storm that interferes with their plans. After their time at the sands ends, Noah and the others all agree that starting a new Company is a good idea.

    Noah is soon captured by Danko's team and placed in confinement with Danko himself. The two of them agree to work together to stop Sylar once and for all and manage to escape following a mysterious event within Building 26. Danko goes back on his word and is stopped by Hiro. Noah manages to find Peter and Claire and soon rejoins Angela and Matt, who have found Nathan's dead body. Thinking quickly, Noah and Angela get Matt to force Sylar into believing he is Nathan, finally "killing" Sylar once and for all.


    Returning home, Noah burns his supper and makes a call to Sandra. A man picks up the phone, shocking Noah until Sandra takes the phone. Noah hangs up and then receives a call from Tracy. He meets her at Danko's apartment and discovers Danko's deceased body. Tracy protests her innocence at the crime and even describes his attacker. Noah realizes all the wounds are mainly to the stomach and reaches in, discovering a key hidden inside Danko's body.

    Noah receives a phone call from Angela . She tells him of the recent deaths from Danko's team and theorizes that Tracy Strauss is behind them. Noah agrees and Angela gives him the assignment of killing Tracy before she gets to Noah or Nathan. Noah refuses and Angela tells him he has had six weeks to get his life in order. Noah admits he feels regret for what he did to Sylar and tells Angela that he is late for Claire 's first day at college. He gets into his car and starts it up. Water begins to flow into his car while the outside of it freezes , trapping him inside. Noah struggles for air as he begins to drown but is saved by Danko who shoots in his windows. Danko suspects Tracy is to blame and proposes they team up to kill her. Noah refuses and Danko leaves.

    Noah proceeds to Claire's college where he meets and talks with her roommate, Annie. Claire arrives and Annie leaves. Claire talks with Noah about telling the truth and Noah supports her decisions. Noah then goes to a restaurant and is joined by Tracy, who tells him that he is number five. Noah attempts to change her mind and comments on how she survived. Tracy reveals that she felt herself shatter and reform and Noah tells her she is not a killer and he can make Danko forget about her. Tracy leaves, stating that it won't be that easy to get off her list.

    Keeping to his word, Noah leads Danko to a warehouse where he succumbs to the Haitian 's memory manipulation touch.

    Noah comes to Claire's room and invites her to lunch. Gretchen takes advantage of his visit to get herself invited. At the lunch, Gretchen drops a variety of hints about Claire's powers and her secretive nature. Noah soon realizes that she knows something. When they have a moment alone, Noah talks to Claire and offers to call in the Haitian. However, Claire says she will handle the situation on her own. Later, Noah calls to apologize. Claire gives a prepared speech about living on her own and father and daughter end the call on amiable terms. Noah reads through his divorce papers, which he has received from Sandra. Peter arrives and attempts to show him a tattoo of the compass on his arm, but there is nothing there. Noah assumes that Peter imagined it, when Claire arrives. Peter leaves and Noah offers Claire some cereal. Claire offers to help him find a normal job but Noah insists that he doesn't have any experience in the "real world". Claire gives him a mock interview but he fails.

    Noah visits Peter and comments on how he needs to call his mother. Peter asks what Noah wants and Noah reveals to Peter that Danko was killed over a key to a safety deposit box which the killer will now be watching. He explains the attackers ability to Peter and convinces him to tag along. They go to the bank where they receive the box. Inside they find a compass. Edgar enters the room, having injured a bank manager, and demands the compass before throwing a knife at Noah. Peter, having replicated Edgar's ability, grabs the knife and fends Edgar off. After Edgar leaves, Peter helps the injured bank worker and has him taken to hospital.

    Noah and Peter discover that the compass moves when being held by Peter, but not by Noah. Peter refuses any more cooperation with Noah and leaves.

    Noah is then attacked and gravely injured by Edgar. Peter arrives on scene and has Noah sent to a hospital. Tracy visits him and the two share some food left by Peter.

    Noah tells Claire that there is no use trying to help him as his greatest strength is his loyalty to the Company. Claire tells him that he is a hero and reminds him that he has saved many people. Noah soon meets with Tracy, who is also having troubles returning to a normal life. Noah helps her out by giving her Claire's advice. Later, Noah studies several articles on the compass. Elsewhere, a tattoo of Noah appears on Lydia's back and Samuel wonders why he would appear. Lydia tells him that Noah is no longer retired.

    Noah is visited by Claire, who asks how his job search is going. Noah answers but before they can talk about it they are interrupted by Peter , who teleports into the room, asking for help. He tells them that Hiro is dying and that he needs a healer to save him. Noah tells Claire that her blood won't work and then goes through his old files, pulling out one about Jeremy Greer. Peter teleports the two of them to Jeremy's home and they find that everything around the house is dead. Noah speculates that, like another target in China, Jeremy's ability has evolved to the point where he can take away the life force of other living things. The two of them enter Jeremy's home and find his dead parents. They are then fired upon by Jeremy and Noah goes upstairs to talk to him.

    Jeremy warns Noah to stay away from him and Noah learns that everything that Jeremy touches dies. Noah tells him that it is not his fault and that with enough practice, he will be able to heal people. Jeremy doesn't believe Noah but Noah insists that he has helped many people like him. Peter teleports between them and Jeremy's gun goes off, shooting Peter. Noah begs Jeremy to heal Peter and convinces the kid that he is a healer. Jeremy heals Peter and Noah sincerely thanks him before calling the authorities. He explains to Jeremy that he used to have a job helping people like him and that he has let him down. He promises that that won't happen again.

    Noah watches sadly as Jeremy is placed in a holding cell. He speaks to Sheriff Werner, who refuses to release Jeremy into Noah's custody because he is simply a "family friend". Noah calls in Tracy Strauss and meets her when she arrives in town. Tracy wonders why he called her and asks who he had planned to call if she had refused to come. Noah admits that he didn't have anyone else planned and Tracy smiles. She asks him what he is doing and Noah tells her about Jeremy, and his promise to help him. He then tells her that Jeremy is a lot like her in regards to letting his emotions control his ability and Tracy reluctantly agrees to help after learning that Noah has forged some papers to make it seem as though Tracy is Jeremy's aunt.

    As Tracy speaks with Jeremy, Noah reads Jeremy's journal and learns that he has a lot of issues regarding his monstrous power. None the less, he and Tracy manage to get Jeremy released and Noah promises Jeremy that he will be safe as he has created a whole new identity for him. Noah and Tracy escort Jeremy out of the building, only to be met by a crowd of angry people. One man grabs Jeremy and succumbs to his ability. Noah begs Jeremy to heal the man but he does not and instead goes back to the police station. Noah and Tracy, after learning that Jeremy is not in his cell, go looking for him and find his dead body in the middle of the road. Noah is upset about letting Jeremy down and tells Tracy that he does not believe evolved humans can exist in the open. Grief stricken, Tracy tells Noah not to call her again and he walks away from her.

    It was revealed that Noah wanted a romantic relationship with one of his co-workers but than again had a change of heart when realizing that he could loose both Sandra and Claire.

    Noah with the Haitian attended to Claire's college where he confronted Rebecca Taylor, than Samuel but ultimately he let them escape.


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