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Bag and tag
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The Haitian abducts Matt.

First mentioned: Genesis

The Company often undertakes "bag and tag" missions in order to track evolved humans.



While ransacking Chandra's apartment in Madras, Mr. Bennet talks on the phone to somebody from the Company. Bennet tells the other party about the research items that are in the apartment, and that they should "get a team in here to bag and tag everything."


Matt Parkman wakes up and finds himself strapped to a table in a medical facility. Mr. Bennet and the Haitian stand above him, and ask him questions about his powers.

Seven Minutes to Midnight

At the FBI Headquarters in Los Angeles, Ted Sprague tells Matt and Audrey about his encounter with a Haitian student. Two days later, Ted woke up miles away from where he thought he was, covered in cuts and bruises. Matt asks Ted about his health--if he had headaches. Ted replies that he had headaches.

Company Man

On the roof of the Deveaux building, Claude wonders if the Company "knew about little orphan Annie before they sent us over there to bag a bloody fire starter."

Graphic Novel:Hell's Angel

In 1992, Mr. Bennet and Claude go to Meredith Gordon's apartment for a routine "bag and tag". This is not their first mission of its sort, but it is the first to end in a devastating fire.


At the Burnt Toast Diner, Mr. Bennet tells Matt and Ted that there will be no more bagging and tagging.

Graphic Novel:It Takes a Village, Part 4

Thompson goes to Haiti in search of Guillame, but finds his son instead.

Graphic Novel:Golden Handshake, Part 4

Claude gets upset with Haram for killing their target because they were supposed to "bring her in" alive.

Four Months Later...

When Mohinder realizes Bob is most likely from the Company, he asks if Bob has come to "bag and tag" him.

Graphic Novel:The Crossroads

At the crossroads, the Haitian conjures a vision of people from his village. To the Haitian, they represent the transgressions he has committed against "every person I've ever 'bagged and tagged' in the name of 'the Company.'"


West angrily recalls seeing a man in horn-rimmed glasses just before disappearing and losing his memory for a day.

The Line

Ivan tells Noah Bennet that the last of the series of eight is in the warehouse where they bagged the liquid man.

Graphic Novel:Team Building Exercise

Ivan and Maarten take new recruit Noah through a bag and tag. They hunt down and corner a "liquid man" in Odessa, Ukraine, hoping to wait until he freezes in order to tag him.

Four Months Ago...

Elle uses her power to subdue Peter. They take him to a Company facility.

Graphic Novel:Special

While West is in junior high, he is abducted from St. Louis by Mr. Bennet and the Haitian and taken to Primatech Paper Company.

Graphic Novel:Blindsided

In 2003, Mr. Bennet and the Haitian track down and capture Howard Grigsby in Peach Pit, GA, who had been on a killing spree and had the Butler family held hostage. Howard is then taken to one of the Company's Level-Five detention cells.

Graphic Novel:Different and the Same

While dreaming, Piper remembers her and her sister being taken by the Company; in a Company facility, they were examined and tested.

Graphic Novel:Donna's Big Date, Part 1

Elle's and Thompson, Jr.'s surveillance mission becomes a bag-and-tag after their subject, Donna Dunlap, shoots at Thompson, Jr. from half a block a way at night. Donna tries to flee, but is subdued and captured by Elle.

Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1

Penny Logan, later joined by her mother Connie, bag and tag two Company targets. Penny captures first a man in Manhattan she has been told emits nerve gas. Afterwards, Penny travels with Connie to Levittown where they bag a man Bob claims is able to teleport.

Graphic Novel:Root and Branch, Part 1

The Company sends at least three teams of agents to simultaneously capture multiple clones of Julien Dumont. The teams (Thompson, Jr. and Donna Dunlap outside an Antarctic base, Bianca Karina and Devin Patterson outside the Nat & Noo Hotel in Australia, and Sabine Hazel outside a shack in Congo) are coordinated by Sabine's partner. The Antarctica clone and Australia clone are successfully bagged, but the Congo clone escapes and jumps to his death.

Graphic Novel:The Kill Squad, Part 1

Thompson, Jr. notes that during Brendan Lewis's first bagging and tagging, his skin showed signs of photosynthesis.

With the help of Sean's support team, Donna Dunlap and Thompson, Jr. set out to bag and tag Brendan Lewis.

Graphic Novel:Berlin, Part 1

Devin Patterson prepares a stakeout to capture the German.

Graphic Novel:Berlin, Part 2

After Devin Patterson is killed by the German, Gael throws a gas canister into the room while Bianca, using her ability, enters the room and renders the German unconscious.

Webisode:Going Postal, Part 1

Agent Howard and the Constrictor attempt to capture Echo DeMille, but he escapes.

Webisode:Going Postal, Part 3

Echo escapes another bag and tag attempt by utilizing his ability.

Graphic Novel:Going Postal

Under the disguise of Echo's girlfriend, Penny Logan and Elle try to capture Echo, but fail. Later, an agent utilizes his ability to capture Echo, where he is held in Level 5.


In Austin, Texas, Thompson and Meredith go to a shantytown and approach Danny Pine, a Vietnam veteran. Meredith asks if she should use her power but Thompson tells her it's a training mission and she should wait for his orders. Thompson approaches Pine and identifies himself as a representative from the V.A. Pine wonders what happened to his previous V.A. representative and Meredith hastily steps in. Pine doesn't believe them, turns his hand into solid metal, and knocks Thompson down. Meredith superheats his hand and takes Thompson’s taser, then stuns Pine. Impressed, Thompson welcomes her to the Company.

Webisode:The Recruit, Part 5

Rachel Mills is bagged by Angela and Carlos, when recovering a vial of the serum.


Noah tells Tracy that in twenty years of bagging and tagging, he has never helped "a single one of you".


Noah says that bagging and tagging was not a good thing to accomplish in life and it was his only thing he accomplished.

Graphic Novel:Boom

Noah wants to bag and tag Amanda, but Meredith argues against it, saying that they need to get her out of the town and help her. After Amanda blows up a car, Noah attempts to taser her, but is stopped by Meredith. Noah decides to let her go when he gets a text calling them back to headquarters.

Tabula Rasa

Noah Bennet tells Peter Petrelli that he bagged and tagged Jeremy Greer several years ago, and erased his memory of the capture. Noah regrets having just abandoned Jeremy, and decides to set things right by helping him with his ability.

Strange Attractors

Tracy tells Noah that she thought he was done with bagging and tagging, but he tells her that this is a rescue instead.

Once Upon a Time in Texas

Lauren Gilmore laments the fact she missed her nephew's Bar Mitzvah because she was bagging a person who shot fire out their nose.


Becky Taylor reminds Noah Bennet about how he came to her house to bag and tag her and her father, killing her dad when he fought back, but didn't see her.

Upon This Rock

According to Noah's files, Ian Michaels was tagged on August 8, 2004 with a GPS microchip. His case (#45923) was overseen by agents Noah Bennet and Claude Rains.

Let It Bleed

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The Wall

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Webisode:Dark Matters, Part 6

Quentin tries to prove that Renautas was bagging and tagging evos just like Primatech did.

Heroes Evolutions

Julien Dumont's assignment tracker notes that Agent Ivan Spektor captured the root Julien in Bruges, Belgium, where Dumont was operating a petty crime ring spanning three countries, assisted by a number of his clones.

Memorable Quotes

"I was in Kansas a couple months back. I'd just made a big sale to the university hospital--dialysis machines. Commission was gonna give Karen and me enough money to--. I went to the hotel bar. Buy everybody a few rounds. There weren't many people there--a couple from Wyoming, some professors, a student from Haiti. The next thing I know, I'm waking up in my car. It's two days later, and I'm in Tempe, Arizona. These weird cuts and bruises all over me. A couple of days later, I start to notice things. I'd buy my wife flowers, and they'd wilt."

- Ted, Matt (Seven Minutes to Midnight)

"They got to [Isaac]. You said yourself he disappeared for a bit, right?...Well, that's how it works. At least, that's how it did in my day. You drop off the face of the earth for a few days, wake up with a memory hole, a killer headache, and a souvenir. Did he have a set of these?"

- Claude (to Peter) (Unexpected)

"Go ahead. Tell 'em what you do. What goes on at that paper factory of yours, Mr. Bennet?"

"He abducts people! He drugs us! He injects us with I don't know what."

- Ted, Matt (Company Man)

"We find these people. That's what we do."

- Mr. Bennet (Company Man)


  • The exact purpose of the Company's "bag and tag" missions is unclear. It is also unclear how they choose their targets.
  • Both Matt and Ted believe that their abductions either kickstarted or augmented their powers. There is no proof that this is the case.
  • There seems to be a correlation between the Company's abductions and the Mark, though nothing is explicitly stated. If there is a connection, then Hana's abduction (Wireless, Part 1) and Isaac's kidnapping (Seven Minutes to Midnight) may have also been "bag and tag" missions. Additionally, Claude may have been the target of this mission years ago.

Events edit
Accidents and Disasters

Blizzard of 1978Bradford City stadium fireBrody's accidentThe explosionFire (1992)Flight 195 crashHurricane KatrinaLas Vegas house fireMutationNathan and Heidi's accidentTrain wreck

Future Events

"Explosion future" • "Exposed future" • "Outbreak future"

Military Events

American Revolutionary WarBattle of Twelve SwordsIraq WarVietnam WarWorld War II

Personal Events

Alejandro's weddingArthur's funeralCharlie's birthday partyD.L.'s funeralNathan's funeralNiki's funeralIshi's funeralKaito's funeralMicah's birthday partyJoseph's funeralSylar's baptismSylar's funeral

Recurring Events

Angela's dreamsBag and tagEclipseGamblingInstant messagingNosebleedPeter's dreamsSpirit walkTed's escapes

Other Events

Future Hiro's messageHomecomingKensei and the DragonLinderman ActLinderman's prosecutionNathan's campaignNathan's press conferenceNovember 8th

See Also: Sylar's CrimesTimeline