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Genesis

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Episode Info

The essence of superhero comic books combines with weekly television drama aesthetics in this fantasy series concerning a random group of normal people suddenly instilled with superhuman powers. Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) is a male nurse who suddenly discovers his dreams of flight have become a startling reality, and Hiro Nakamura (Masa Oka) is a Japanese office worker and comic book fanatic who awakens one day to discover he has the power to teleport anywhere he wants by bending time and space. In addition to these two, single mother and Las Vegas stripper Niki Sanders (Ali Larter) finds a duel personality with incredible strength emerging, high school cheerleader Claire Bennett (Hayden Panettiere) is shocked to discover that she can walk away from most any physical trauma completely unharmed, and heroin-addicted artist Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera)'s paintings begin taking on a prophetic - and frighteningly apocalyptic - tone. Meanwhile, in India, university professor Mohinder Suresh (Sendil Ramamurthy) is compelled to continue to extraordinary research his father was conducting at the time he was mysteriously murdered - research that could ultimately provide an explanation for the inexplicable proliferation of powers while bringing all of the gifted individuals together to fight a common cause. But someone doesn't seem to want these powerful individuals to pool their remarkable resources, and it appears that they're willing to resort to murder in order to prevent that from happening.

Cast

Santiago Cabrera
as Isaac Mendez
Tawny Cypress
as Simone Deveaux
Ali Larter
as Niki Sanders/Jessica
Masi Oka
as Hiro Nakamura
Adrian Pasdar
as Nathan Petrelli
Hayden Panettiere
as Claire Bennet
Sendhil Ramamurthy
as Mohinder Suresh
Milo Ventimiglia
as Peter Petrelli
Noah Gray-Cabey
as Micah Sanders
Jack Coleman
as Noah 'H.R.G. (Horn-Rimmed Glasses)' Bennet
James Kyson
as Ando Masahashi
Richard Roundtree
as Charles Deveaux
Ashley Crow
as Sandra Bennet
Randall Bentley
as Lyle Bennet
Cristine Rose
as Angela Petrelli
John Prosky
as Principal
Deirdre Quinn
as Texas Tina
Brian Tarantina
as The Weasel
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