Niki Sanders (explosion future)
|Portrayed by||Ali Larter|
|First appearance||Five Years Gone|
|Known ability||Enhanced strength (synthetic)|
|Formal name||Nicole Sanders|
|Date of birth||August 24, 1974|
|Place of birth||Beverly Hills, CA|
|Home||Las Vegas, NV|
former casino worker and online webcam operator
|Significant others||D.L. Hawkins (deceased), |
|Parents||Hal Sanders, |
|Child||Micah Sanders (deceased)|
|Siblings||Tracy Strauss, |
Jessica Sanders (deceased)
On the day before the fifth anniversary of the explosion, Niki is visited by Future Hiro and past Ando. Hiro requests to know where Peter is, so that he can help the two infiltrate Homeland Security and rescue past Hiro. Niki refuses to reveal his location, as he would have no interest in assisting them. However, she does direct them to Mr. Bennet, who is in Texas. Peter then reveals himself as Niki is having a drink. Niki explains Hiro's intentions, but she shrugs it off and hopes that Bennet will handle him instead. The two watch footage of the aftermath of the explosion, and Peter reminds Niki of Micah, who died in the explosion. Niki claims that she has let go, and suggests Peter does the same, unless he wants to help his friends. Peter firmly states that he isn't going anywhere.
After Peter rescues Hiro and Ando from Homeland Security, Niki and Peter argue back and forth about letting the past go. Peter reminds Niki that Jessica is gone, as well as Micah and D.L., but Niki feels haunted by Jessica regardless. Though Peter is adamant that Niki is stronger than this, she questions Peter's own intentions to help Hiro and Ando. Peter finally admits that he was the bomb, not Sylar, and that Nathan lied in order to protect him. Peter then goes to help his friends and try and change the past, leaving a hurt Niki.
Niki, watching Nathan's memorial speech on live television, throws an object at the TV screen in anger.
One year after the explosion, Niki and hundreds of other evolved humans are being held at Moab Federal Penitentiary. Peter and Hiro come to rescue them, taking advantage of the weakened security. However, Niki requires extra assistance escaping, as her power of enhanced strength requires her to be locked behind a reinforced door. Peter breaks down the door and meets Niki for the very first time, and the two go and catch up with the others. But their escape is halted by the arrival of a three-man team working for Matt Parkman.
Niki, like her present day counterpart, possesses enhanced strength.
- For Niki Sanders's history in the present, see Niki Sanders.
- For articles related to Niki, see Related Articles:Niki.