In recent days, a seemingly random group of individuals has emerged with what can only be described as "special" abilities. Although unaware of it now, these individuals will not only save the world, but change it forever. This transformation from ordinary to extraordinary will not occur overnight. Every story has a beginning. Volume One of their epic tale begins here...

Volume One is titled, "Genesis". It first aired on September 23, 2006. Many people around the world discover they have extraordinary abilities like the ability to read people's minds, fly, manipulate time, paint the future and to survive and heal from any injury. Volume One revolves around these special individuals reactions to their powers and how it affects their lives. Several other people try to uncover the mysterious origin of the abilities like Mohinder Suresh, who tries to continue his recently deceased father's work by finding these people. Isaac Mendez, a special individual who can paint the future, paints a painting of a explosion destroying New York City. Each of the characters are drawn into a race to stop the explosion from destroying New York City.

Volume One: GenesisEdit

Chapter One: GenesisEdit

Original Air Date: 25 September 2006

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Events are set in motion as a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe and a genetics professor uncovers his father's research revealing that people with super powers are living among us.

Chapter Two: Don't Look BackEdit

Original Air Date: 2 October 2006

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Discovering new abilities, Matt Parkman listens in on a girl's thoughts, Niki finds herself capable of brutal strength, Claire deals with high school life after a seemingly deadly fall and Hiro investigates New York.

Chapter Three: One Giant LeapEdit

Original Air Date: 9 October 2006

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Claire comes under attack by a high school quarterback, Hiro looks for support from Ando and Niki makes a gruesome discovery.

Chapter Four: CollisionEdit

Original Air Date: 16 October 2006

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The heroes have possibility to connect with one another as Mohinder puts together the final clues to their, whereabouts, but will it be too late for the cheerleader?

Chapter Five: HirosEdit

Original Air Date: 23 October 2006

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The consequences of the heroes' abilities become more evident as Matt read's his wife's thoughts, Hiro is attacked by Las Vegas casino personnel and Niki loses track of time.

Chapter Six: Better HalvesEdit

Original Air Date: 30 October 2006


comes face-to-face with her husband, D.L and Peter relays a life-saving message for Hiro.

Chapter Seven: Nothing to HideEdit

Original Air Date: 6 November 2006

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Relationships are at risk as Matt brushes aside his wife to join hunt for Sylar, Claire discovers her tape has gone, Nathan strategies with his family, and Niki confides her secret to a friend.

Chapter Eight: Seven Minutes to MidnightEdit

Original Air Date: 13 November 2006

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Determined to lead a normal life, Claire focuses on Homecoming and Mohinder returns to India to bury his father.

Chapter Nine: HomecomingEdit

Original Air Date: 20 November 2006

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The time to save the cheerleader has arrived and one night could change the fates of Claire, Mr. Bennet, Peter...and the world.

Chapter Ten: Six Months AgoEdit

Original Air Date: 27 November 2006

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Time jumps back to reveal Mohinder's father in New York, Claire's startling discovery and a legal case that could have dire implications for the entire Petrelli family.

Chapter Eleven: FalloutEdit

Original Air Date: 4 December 2006

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Isaac's paintings reveal more about the predicted New York City nuclear bombing, Mohinder takes the first steps in his new path and Niki makes a tough decision to protect her son.

Chapter Twelve: GodsendEdit

Original Air Date: 22 January 2007

As Claire faces the consequences of her deal with The Haitian and as Hiro and Ando set out to find a samurai sword, one new hero makes a shocking debut.

Chapter Thirteen: The FixEdit

Original Air Date: 29 January 2007

New faces appear to teach the heroes as Hiro talks business with his father, Claire searches for her biological parents and Peter tries to learn from an invisible man.

Chapter Fourteen: DistractionsEdit

Original Air Date: 5 February 2007

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Family bonds are put to the test as Hiro struggles to make his father understand his new path, Niki makes a choice regarding her future with D.L and Micah and Sylar visits the Bennet home.

Chapter Fifteen: Run!Edit

Original Air Date: 12 February 2007

Mohinder meets a dangerous new hero, Matt comes under fire from Linderman's newest assassin and the identity of Claire's biological father is revealed.

Chapter Sixteen: UnexpectedEdit

Original Air Date: 19 February 2007


Matt joins forces with a "wireless" hero and a radioactive man, Claire strikes out at her father and Peter learns of a painful betrayal.

Chapter Seventeen: Company ManEdit

Original Air Date: 26 February 2007

Mr. Bennet's shocking past is revealed and Claire's home life is changed forever after a terrible explosion.

Chapter Eighteen: ParasiteEdit

Original Air Date: 5 March 2007

Terrible glimpses of the future shakes the heroes as Daniel is revealed and Issac paints his most terrifying painting yet.

Chapter Nineteen: .07%Edit

Original Air Date: 23 April 2007

Sylar's rampage continues with Mohinder's unwitting assistance and Hiro resolves to "save the world" when faced with a grim reality.

Chapter Twenty: Five Years GoneEdit

Original Air Date: 30 April 2007


Hiro and Ando teleport to the future to find that people with extraordinary abilities are being killed as "terrorists".

Chapter Twenty-One: The Hard PartEdit

Original Air Date: 7 May 2007

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As Nathan prepares for the election, Hiro and Ando's determination to save the world is put truly to the test.

Chapter Twenty-Two: LandslideEdit

Original Air Date: 14 May 2007


Nathan reflects on the cost of becoming a member of congress and Peter and Claire try to leave New York City before the explosion.

Chapter Twenty-Three: How to Stop an Exploding ManEdit

Original Air Date: 21 May 2007

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Isaac's shocking predictions unfold in Kirby Plaza, where the heroes face pain and peril.

Volume One
GenesisDon't Look BackOne Giant LeapCollisionHirosBetter HalvesNothing to HideSeven Minutes to MidnightHomecomingSix Months AgoFalloutGodsendThe FixDistractionsRun!UnexpectedCompany ManParasite.07%Five Years GoneThe Hard PartLandslide
How to Stop an Exploding Man