Graphic Novel:Elle's First Assignment, Part 1
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|Elle's First Assignment, Part 1|
|Released:||December 10, 2007|
|Story by:||Chuck Kim|
|Art by:||Ryan Odagawa|
|Colors by:||John Starr|
|Produced by:||Aspen M.L.T.|
|Easter Egg:||Image from Cautionary Tales of Elle Bishop after she was shot in the arm|
|Next:||Elle's First Assignment, Part 2|
|A Norman Rockwell world where shadowed darkness lies.|
|In a tale of times past, Elle receives her very first assignment: monitor Claire Bennet. Posing as a student at Union Wells High School, the task proves far more difficult than she ever imagined.|
Bob hands his daughter a file containing Claire's school schedule along with pictures of her family. Elle brushes off the assignment as a waste, but Bob tells her Claire and her blood could become major benefits to the Company, comparing her to Linderman and Arthur Petrelli.
On Day 17 of her assignment, Elle sits behind Claire in social studies class and thinks about how much she hates this assignment, even drawing a picture of her electrocuting Claire. She says she now hates Claire— the first time they met, she only disliked her.
At night, Elle is spying on Noah and Sandra on the grass outside their house when Mr. Muggles comes running up to her and begins barking. Elle pleads with him to quiet down, but he continues barking (Elle and Mr. Muggles are both inside the sidewalk). Elle says she warned him and begins charging the ground, but unfortunately for her, the sprinklers turn on and she ends up shocking herself.
Standing in the shadows, a woman tells Elle she read her file, including how water can cause her ability to short out and shock herself. The woman rushes toward Elle, thus revealing herself to be Eden. Eden reaches Elle and begins to beat her down, telling her that if she doesn't use her power, then she won't use hers. But before Eden can get another punch in, Noah comes outside and tells Eden to leave Elle alone. Noah then tells Elle to stop spying on his family because watching over Claire is his job. Elle disagrees and tells him once Claire manifests her power, she'll be the one who trains her and will be as nice to Claire as Eden was to Elle.
Back at school, Elle comments on how interesting it is that Claire is hanging out with the school pariah— Zach.
- It is unknown as to whether Bob, when mentioning Claire's blood to Elle, already knows of her future ability, or whether he is simply referring to Claire's blood line as a descendant of Company founders Angela and Arthur Petrelli.
- For images from Elle's First Assignment, Part 1, see images from Elle's First Assignment, Part 1.
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- Animated video