From Heroes Wiki
|Portrayed by||Jack Coleman|
|Aliases||Noah Butler, |
The Man in the Horn-Rimmed Glasses,
The Man with the Plan,
|Date of birth||August 6, 1962|
|Date of marriage||1985 |
|Home||Washington, DC, |
formerly Los Angeles, CA,
formerly New York City, NY,
formerly Odessa, TX,
formerly Costa Verde, CA
|Residence||currently an apartment in Washington, DC, |
formerly a single-family home in Costa Verde, CA,
formerly a two-story home in Odessa, TX,
formerly a small rented house in Los Angeles
|Occupations||Chairman of the new Company, |
former agent of Homeland Security,
former Company field manager, trainer and agent,
former Primatech Paper Co. regional manager,
former Copy Kingdom employee,
former Harry's Used Cars salesman
|Significant others||Lauren Gilmore, |
formerly Sandra Bennet (divorced),
formerly Kate Bennet (deceased)
|Parents||Unnamed father, |
|Children||Unborn child (deceased), |
Claire Bennet (adopted),
Noah Bennet is a former agent of the Company who also served as its field manager and one of their trainers, and was originally based out of Primatech Paper Co. Noah originally joined the company in order to hunt down dangerous individuals such as the one who murdered his first wife. Initially, Noah had no qualms with tracking and abducting evolved humans, but when the Company ordered him to turn over Claire, his beloved daughter adopted by him and Sandra, his new wife, as part of one of his assignments, he refused and made a run for it. After escaping to Costa Verde, CA, he began working for the Company again in a deal to keep Claire safe. After the disintegration of the Company, Noah was approached by Nathan and joined the Department of Homeland Security to once again, keep Claire safe. His marriage to Sandra has recently ended after the lies became too much, and after a series of incidents, Noah's life is now directed only towards destroying the Carnival. Despite his former life crumbling away, Noah has made a steady home in Washington and is in a relationship with former comrade Lauren Gilmore.
To most of the world, Noah Bennet seems like a typical, if slightly geeky, suburbanite father. His loyalty to his family and his loyalty to his profession are frequently at odds. While it's clear that he loves Claire very much and would do anything to protect her, his methods indicate a level of ruthlessness that conflicts with his genuinely caring nature. For example, while he seems to initially show real concern for Isaac's well being and rehabilitation, he does not hesitate to have Eden use her persuasive powers to make Isaac use heroin again when he believes he needs to make use of Isaac's precognitive abilities. Similarly, while his use of the Haitian's memory modifying ability on Brody seems somewhat restrained given his intense anger at the boy, the casual use of the same ability on Zach and even his own family shows that his dedication to his job—and to keeping Claire safe—knows no limits. He does seem to possess his own moral code, though, as his intense reactions to Sylar's murders and Eden's father's callousness attest.
For an episode-by-episode summary, see Noah Bennet: Season One History.
Spying on and confronting Mohinder Suresh, Mr. Bennet appears to work for an organization that is involved in the death of Chandra Suresh. But Mr. Bennet also has a non-work persona who lives and cares for his adopted daughter Claire, his wife Sandra, and his son Lyle in their home in Odessa, TX. He tries to protect his family from the dangers of his work using his partner, the Haitian, to erase their memories when needed.
Based out of the Primatech Paper Co., Mr. Bennet, the Haitian, and Eden carry out the capture, evaluation, and release of people with special abilities. However, this work gets out of hand when two of the people, Matt Parkman and Ted Sprague, invade Mr. Bennet's home, burn it down, and almost blow up the neighborhood. They expose his daughter's ability and force him to send her on the run with his partner. Later, Mr. Bennet gets a new partner that exposes what he has done, and ends up on the run himself with Matt and Ted. Mr. Bennet decides they need to take out the Company's tracking systems used for locating people with special abilities. He sends one of his recruits to take out the satellite system while he, Matt, and Ted go to New York City to destroy another—the Walker system.
After discovering that the Walker system is a girl, they decide to rescue instead of kill her. However, they learn that a threat known as Sylar is near. Mr. Bennet uses Molly to locate Peter Petrelli to fight Sylar. He tries to help Peter, but is hurt and is only able to be a witness. Mr. Bennet watches Nathan fly Peter into the atmosphere where the explosion occurs. After the commotion is over, Bennet tells Claire that they should go home. Claire mentions that their house burned down, but Bennet tells her that home is anywhere their family is together.
For an episode-by-episode summary, see Noah Bennet: Season Two History.
Noah and his family have moved to Costa Verde as the "Butlers" and try to avoid detection from the Company. Meanwhile, Noah has teamed with Mohinder to take down the Company from the inside. Sandra picks up a newspaper one day and shows Noah an article about Kaito Nakamura's death. Noah tells her that he knew this would happen, and shows Sandra an old painting by Isaac Mendez depicting Kaito laying in a pool of blood. He tells her that it's part of a series of eight paintings, but that he was only given the first one and needs to find the rest. The Haitian joins Noah after being cured from a virus by Mohinder, and the partners seek out the paintings after Mohinder finds a painting of Noah lying dead.
Noah and the Haitian arrive in Odessa, Ukraine and find Ivan, Noah's old mentor. Noah interrogates the old man to find the location of the paintings, then kills him. In a warehouse, Noah and the Haitian find the remaining six paintings by Isaac, placing them in order. The paintings depict several things, including a vial, an angry blond woman, two men sword-fighting, Mohinder firing a gun, and Noah's death. Noah calls Mohinder, and warns him not to get too close to the Company when he discovers a painting in the warehouse of Mohinder holding a Company gun. Noah then returns home to Costa Verde where he discovers Claire is secretly dating West, even though Noah ordered her not to because it could jeopardize their safety. He then tells his family they're moving because of what Claire has done, but Claire refuses to go saying they should leave without her.
Attempting to avoid his own death as foretold in the painting, Noah goes to find West so they can save Claire. On the way, Noah learns of Mohinder's betrayal and plots to stop the Company. He and West go to meet with Mohinder, where they knock out and kidnap Elle. Noah learns that Claire has been kidnapped and calls Bob to arrange a trade. During the meeting, Bob releases Claire and Noah releases Elle, who walk by each other. West tries to fly Claire away, but Elle shoots them down with a lightning bolt. Noah then shoots Elle and threatens to kill Bob, but Mohinder shoots Noah in the eye. Noah dies, but heals and awakens on a hospital bed in an empty room with an IV of Claire's blood in his arm.
While being held, Bennet tells Mohinder that he made a mistake by aiding the Company. Mohinder responds that he helped the Company save lives and stopped Noah's paranoia and violence. When Bennet is told that he was healed with Claire's blood, he panics and demands to know where his daughter is. Mohinder dryly answers that Claire is safe at home. He is locked in a cell and sits idly bouncing a ball against a wall. Elle asks him to tell her about her past. He tells her about the testing her father arranged to see the extent of her ability. Later, Bob tells Noah that Claire is becoming a problem. Noah smiles, but when Bob says that it's unfortunate and that they may have to take drastic measures, the grin on his face disappears. Noah arrives at his home, shocking Claire and his family. He says that he didn't plan any of this but has found a way to protect all of them. He has to go back with the Company, much to everyone's dismay.
For an episode-by-episode summary, see Noah Bennet: Season Three History.
Noah is released from Level 5 following the death of Bob Bishop. He shoots Sylar and is knocked out after learning that he can regenerate. Noah briefly returns home to Costa Verde, where he places Meredith as his family's protector. Noah returns to Primatech to hunt down the villains but is less than pleased with his new partner, Sylar. Together, Noah and Sylar manage to bring in Flint Gordon before they go after Stephen Canfield. Claire is outraged that Noah is working with Sylar and even more outraged when Noah tries to get Stephen to make Sylar disappear. Noah and Sylar's partnership ends shortly after that.
Noah recruits Meredith to be his partner and together, they rescue the victims of Mohinder Suresh. After bringing in Danny Pine, Noah takes Claire back to the Canfield house and begins to train her. During the eclipse, Claire is shot and is unable to heal. Noah uses this eclipse as a chance to hunt down Sylar. He finds him and Elle hiding in a supermarket storage area and manages to kill Sylar by slitting his throat. Noah returns home and is attacked by Elle and the revived Sylar. Hiro Nakamura arrives and saves the Bennet family from the two villains. Noah returns to Primatech where he, Angela, Meredith and Claire prepare to take down Pinehearst. They are all stopped when Sylar shuts down the building and traps them inside. After releasing the remaining Level 5 detainees, Noah is trapped inside a cell with Meredith, who is losing control of her power. Claire rescues Noah, who gets Angela out of the building safely after Claire kills Sylar. Noah then returns to get Claire out before Meredith explodes.
Two months later, Noah begins working with Nathan to capture evolved humans for the government. Claire is furious with her father, who once again tries to live a double life to keep Sandra and Lyle in the dark. Sandra finds out what he is doing and the two of them break up, forcing Noah to move out. He is captured by Peter, Matt and Mohinder, who use Matt's unique interrogation skills to extract memories from him. Via this method, it is revealed that Noah only began working with Nathan to keep Claire from becoming a target.
Noah returns to Building 26 after a meeting with Angela Petrelli and attempts to become one of the agents that Danko trusts. Following Nathan's exposure, Noah offers to give Danko Rebel, who has been helping people escape his clutches. Noah finds Tracy Strauss and offers her a deal to bring in Rebel. Unfortunately, Tracy dies and Noah is forced to bring in a different target, Angela Petrelli. Noah does not bring in Angela and, after learning that Danko has killed Sylar, becomes obsessed with finding out if the killer is really dead. Noah is fooled by Sylar, who changes his appearance in order to make Noah seem like a killer. Noah becomes a fugitive and meets up with Peter, Nathan, Angela and Claire at the Coyote Sands. While there, Noah tells Claire the truth about why he joined Building 26. Angela reveals that she intends to start a new Company with them but the meeting is cut short when Alice Shaw creates a storm that interferes with their plans. After their time at the sands ends, Noah and the others all agree that starting a new Company is a good idea.
Noah is soon captured by Danko's team and placed in confinement with Danko himself. The two of them agree to work together to stop Sylar once and for all and manage to escape following a mysterious event within Building 26. Danko goes back on his word and is stopped by Hiro. Noah manages to find Peter and Claire and soon rejoins Angela and Matt, who have found Nathan's dead body. Thinking quickly, Noah and Angela get Matt to force Sylar into believing he is Nathan, finally "killing" Sylar once and for all.
Noah receives a phone call from Angela. She tells him of the recent deaths from Danko's team and theorizes that Tracy Strauss is behind them. Noah agrees and Angela gives him the assignment of killing Tracy before she gets to Noah or Nathan. Noah refuses and Angela tells him he has had six weeks to get his life in order. Noah admits he feels regret for what he did to Sylar and tells Angela that he is late for Claire's first day at college. He gets into his car and starts it up. Water begins to flow into his car while the outside of it freezes, trapping him inside. Noah struggles for air as he begins to drown but is saved by Danko who shoots in his windows. Danko suspects Tracy is to blame and proposes they team up to kill her. Noah refuses and Danko leaves.
Noah proceeds to Claire's college where he meets and talks with her roommate, Annie. Claire arrives and Annie leaves. Claire talks with Noah about telling the truth and Noah supports her decisions. Noah then goes to a restaurant and is joined by Tracy, who tells him that he is number five. Noah attempts to change her mind and comments on how she survived. Tracy reveals that she felt herself shatter and reform and Noah tells her she is not a killer and he can make Danko forget about her. Tracy leaves, stating that it won't be that easy to get off her list.
Returning home, Noah burns his supper and makes a call to Sandra. A man picks up the phone, shocking Noah until Sandra takes the phone. Noah hangs up and then receives a call from Tracy. He meets her at Danko's apartment and discovers Danko's deceased body. Tracy protests her innocence at the crime and even describes his attacker. Noah realizes all the wounds are mainly to the stomach and reaches in, discovering a key hidden inside Danko's body.
Noah visits Peter and comments on how he needs to call his mother. Peter asks what Noah wants and Noah reveals to Peter that Danko was killed over a key to a safety deposit box which the killer will now be watching. He explains the attacker's ability to Peter and convinces him to tag along. They go to the bank where they receive the box. Inside they find a compass. Edgar enters the room, having injured a bank manager, and demands the compass before throwing a knife at Noah. Peter, having replicated Edgar's ability, grabs the knife and fends Edgar off. After Edgar leaves, Peter helps the injured bank worker and has him taken to hospital.
Noah and Peter discover that the compass moves when being held by Peter, but not by Noah. Peter refuses any more cooperation with Noah and leaves.
Noah is then attacked and gravely injured by Edgar. Peter arrives on scene and has Noah sent to a hospital. Tracy visits him and the two share some food left by Peter.
Noah comes to Claire's room and invites her to lunch. Gretchen takes advantage of his visit to get herself invited. At the lunch, Gretchen drops a variety of hints about Claire's powers and her secretive nature. Noah soon realizes that she knows something. When they have a moment alone, Noah talks to Claire and offers to call in the Haitian. However, Claire says she will handle the situation on her own. Later, Noah calls to apologize. Claire gives a prepared speech about living on her own and father and daughter end the call on amiable terms.
Noah reads through his divorce papers, which he has received from Sandra. Peter arrives and attempts to show him a tattoo of the compass on his arm, but there is nothing there. Noah assumes that Peter imagined it, when Claire arrives. Peter leaves and Noah offers Claire some cereal. Claire offers to help him find a normal job but Noah insists that he doesn't have any experience in the "real world". Claire gives him a mock interview but he fails.
Noah tells Claire that there is no use trying to help him as his greatest strength is his loyalty to the Company. Claire tells him that he is a hero and reminds him that he has saved many people. Noah soon meets with Tracy, who is also having troubles returning to a normal life. Noah helps her out by giving her Claire's advice. Later, Noah studies several articles on the compass. Elsewhere, a tattoo of Noah appears on Lydia's back and Samuel wonders why he would appear. Lydia tells him that Noah is no longer retired.
Some time ago, during Noah and Meredith's Company partnership, they headed to Carol Strazzulla's home in New England to investigate a lead about a fire-starter. They talk to Carol Strazzulla, whose niece, Amanda, is the evolved human in question. They notice that Amanda had killed a dog and fried a tree, then ran away from home.
Noah and Meredith disagree over Amanda's intent; Noah insists that she's evil and must be taken down, while Meredith thinks she is just confused. They find Amanda at the local pet store, trying to sell Iggy, her cat. She explains that the dog she killed, Twinkles, was attacking Iggy, and she accidentally fried him. Outside the pet store, the police arrive, and try to capture Amanda, who struggles against them and manifests her ability again, causing the police car to explode. Noah grabs Meredith and they duck just in time to avoid being injured. Amanda takes this opportunity to run. As Meredith is about to head after Amanda, Noah receives a text message warning him about a situation on Level 5 that is FUBAR. He tells Meredith that they have a bigger job, and they leave.
Noah is visited by Claire, who asks how his job search is going. Noah answers but before they can talk about it they are interrupted by Peter, who teleports into the room, asking for help. He tells them that Hiro is dying and that he needs a healer to save him. Noah tells Claire that her blood won't work and then goes through his old files, pulling out one about Jeremy Greer. Peter teleports the two of them to Jeremy's home and they find that everything around the house is dead. Noah speculates that, like another target in China, Jeremy's ability has evolved to the point where he can take away the life force of other living things. The two of them enter Jeremy's home and find his dead parents. They are then fired upon by Jeremy and Noah goes upstairs to talk to him.
Jeremy warns Noah to stay away from him and Noah learns that everything that Jeremy touches dies. Noah tells him that it is not his fault and that with enough practice, he will be able to heal people. Jeremy doesn't believe Noah but Noah insists that he has helped many people like him. Peter teleports between them and Jeremy's gun goes off, shooting Peter. Noah begs Jeremy to heal Peter and convinces the kid that he is a healer. Jeremy heals Peter and Noah sincerely thanks him before calling the authorities. He explains to Jeremy that he used to have a job helping people like him and that he has let him down. He promises that that won't happen again.
Noah watches sadly as Jeremy is placed in a holding cell. He speaks to Sheriff Werner, who refuses to release Jeremy into Noah's custody because he is simply a "family friend". Noah calls in Tracy Strauss and meets her when she arrives in town. Tracy wonders why he called her and asks who he had planned to call if she had refused to come. Noah admits that he didn't have anyone else planned and Tracy smiles. She asks him what he is doing and Noah tells her about Jeremy, and his promise to help him. He then tells her that Jeremy is a lot like her in regards to letting his emotions control his ability and Tracy reluctantly agrees to help after learning that Noah has forged some papers to make it seem as though Tracy is Jeremy's aunt.
As Tracy speaks with Jeremy, Noah reads Jeremy's journal and learns that he has a lot of issues regarding his monstrous power. None the less, he and Tracy manage to get Jeremy released and Noah promises Jeremy that he will be safe as he has created a whole new identity for him. Noah and Tracy escort Jeremy out of the building, only to be met by a crowd of angry people. One man grabs Jeremy and succumbs to his ability. Noah begs Jeremy to heal the man but he does not and instead goes back to the police station. Noah and Tracy, after learning that Jeremy is not in his cell, go looking for him and find his dead body in the middle of the road. Noah is upset about letting Jeremy down and tells Tracy that he does not believe evolved humans can exist in the open. Grief stricken, Tracy tells Noah not to call her again and he walks away from her.
Three years ago, Noah is in the diner, talking on the phone with Sandra. He tells her that he obviously wants to be at school, for Claire's Homecoming. However, he can't control his job. As he closes his phone, Lauren enters the diner. She apologizes to Noah for being late because of the traffic. She then asks Noah if everything is okay and he confirms it. But she tells him that it's not okay, because he's making a "face", the same face he makes every time he lies to Sandra. He then expresses his wish about telling Sandra the truth. He wishes that Sandra knew that he's missing Claire's homecoming because he's trying to stop a deranged serial killer. He's trying to save her daughter's life and he can't even tell her that. Lauren comments about how lying sucks and that she lies to her family too. She elaborates, saying that she missed her nephew's Bar Mitzvah because she was busy bagging and tagging a guy who can shoot fire out of his nose. However, she had to lie to her mother that she had PMS instead. Noah admits that it's nice to relax with a friend he can talk to. She asks if what they're doing is two friends talking, and says it's flirting but he doesn't recognize it because it's been so long. Lauren points out they have been having breakfast out of town for months but the pancakes aren't that good. She observes that Noah is such a cowboy that he would never admit it so she's taking the initiative. Lauren offers him her motel room key but realizes Noah isn't interested. Noah gets a call about the Sylar paintings. Lauren says she'll meet him at the office and he leaves.
Eden McCain opens the door for Noah to visit Isaac Mendez and he asks him about the paintings, and explains that Isaac isn't the only one with special abilities. Noah needs his help to save the cheerleader that Isaac has been painting, and desperately explains that the cheerleader is his daughter. Noah goes out and Lauren admits she was eavesdropping. She says she had no idea and promises that they'll handle it together. Lauren then leans forward and kisses him, and then apologizes for being such an ass. She assures him they have thirty-seven hours until Homecoming and they'll nail Sylar, and then pretend she never kissed him. Noah says that he doesn't want to forget what she did.
The Wildcat cheerleaders are at the bus station to greet the rival team. Claire notices Noah across the street and runs to talk to him. She wonders why he's there and he says he's there to hear her cheer. She offers to hang with him if he wants and Noah says he'd love to. They grab shakes and coffee and she asks if he likes his work selling paper. Noah admits that he does, and Claire says that she can't imagine him wanting to sell paper. He tells her that he wanted to teach Shakespeare in high school and Claire accuses him of being a drama geek. She says he should teach once she graduates and should do what makes him happy, but Noah says that he is happy. Jackie calls Claire over and Noah kisses his daughter goodbye, saying he'll see her later. He then considers Lauren's hotel key.
Lauren is having a drink in her hotel room when Noah comes in and asks for one of what she's having. He tells her that he can't do this and it's not smart for either of them because they're partners. Lauren tells him not to blame it on the job and points out that it's more than just casual sex. Noah admits that he cares about her and Lauren says that they've been lying, and asks if he wants to be himself with her and have some happiness. Noah explains that he loves his family and no matter how complicated as it is to lie, he still loves them. He says Lauren is a great agent and he needs her help with Sylar and Claire, and she assures him she'll be there for him, now and always. They go back to work.
Noah is in the cafeteria at the Company building when Lauren comes in and gives him an envelope she says she found on his desk. Inside it is a note and the motel keys. He asks her if they're pretending it never happened and she has no idea what he's talking about. Noah reads the note, which is from Lauren and says that she is having the Haitian wipe her memory because it's better and more professional if they have a non-romantic relationship, and she doesn't remember what happened. She asks if everything is okay and he says it was his mistake and everything is fine.
Hiro goes back into the diner and orders root beer, and admits that it's over. Noah is sitting at the bar next to him and wonders if he knows him. Hiro says he doesn't. Noah asks if he's okay and Hiro admits that he ruined his chance at finding true love. Noah quotes Shakespeare, saying that love is a messy business. He wishes Hiro well and then leaves.
Claire is surprised to find that Olivia and Ashley don't seem to remember anything, René and Noah reveal themselves and Claire says that they did it fast. Noah says that if his daughter calls him he drops everything.
Later, Noah, René and Claire are go to Becky's room, but before Noah is goes into the room, he tells Claire that she needs to go see Gretchen and that René wants to come with her. Claire thinks that René only wants to come with Claire, so he can erase Gretchen's memory, but Noah says that René is only coming with Claire so Becky cant use her power. Noah is goes into Becky's room and Claire and René leave. While Noah is in the room, he searches in Becky's closet and finds a compass. Noah hears something and grabs his taser, Noah says that he had a partner like her and that a taser gun is able to make her visible. Becky reveals herself and Noah asks if he knows her, Becky says that she doubts it because Noah never has seen her. But Becky states that she knows Noah and a flashback begins. When Becky was 5 years old and was in a house with her father. Her father tells Becky to hide under the bed. Noah then comes in to bag and tag Mr Taylor, but he doesn't succeed and is slammed against the wall, Noah shoots at him and he subsequently dies. Noah is looked to see if there was anybody else in the room but wasn't able to see Becky because her ability manifested. The flashback stops and Becky says that she is going to hurt Claire and Noah. Noah apologizes to Becky about her father and tells her that he takes full responsibility for it, and that he doesn't want her to hurt Claire. Becky says that she is going to hurt them both. Noah grabs for his taser and is ready to shoot Becky but someone is coming in the room. Becky turns invisible and Noah puts his taser away. The girl asks why Noah is in Becky's room and Noah says that he is searching for someone and then leaves. Meanwhile Claire is talking to Samuel in her room, Samuel states that he would know what Noah would do. Noah then comes in Claire's room and says what he would do in that situation and points a gun at Samuel. Samuel says that he doesn't want to do any harm and Noah says that he just saw his niece. Samuel states that Becky is a very disturbed girl and that Noah did that to her. Noah throws the compass he got from Becky's room to Samuel and asks him what he knows about the compass. Samuel tells him that his family needs to stay hidden and Noah asks from who, Samuel says that the family needs to be hidden because of people like Noah. Noah points a gun at Samuel again and says that he wants some answers.
Later is Noah trying to get Samuel in a car but doesn't succeed, because Becky comes and attacks Noah and Claire, to protect he uncle. Samuel tells Becky to stop but she doesn't listen so Samuel grabs the taser and shoots Becky. Samuel and Becky run away. Claire returns to her room, but just before she gets there, Noah says that she is amazing and that Claire deserves everything she wants. Claire says goodbye to Noah and he leaves. Later, in his apartment, Noah searches for any information on Samuel.
Claire finds Tracy in Noah's apartment, and she says she was looking for Noah. Noah returns to find Tracy and Claire sitting on his couch and Claire's foot on the table. Noah asks about their day and Claire replies that it was just like usual.
Noah shops while talking to Claire on the phone. She tells him that Gretchen moved out and that they are no longer friends. Noah apologizes and asks her to come to Thanksgiving at his apartment. Claire accepts and Noah thanks her. He runs into Lauren Gilmore, his former Primatech partner. Lauren is surprised to see Noah, who tells her about his divorce from Sandra. He then tells her about his plans for Thanksgiving and Lauren notices that his turkey is cold and will not be ready for dinner. She offers to help him and Noah invites her to dinner so that they can catch up.
At his apartment, Noah lets in Claire, who is surprised to see that he is actually preparing for the holiday quite well. She assumes that Lauren is Noah's date, but Noah denies this. Sandra, Doug, Mr. Muggles and Mrs. Lovegood then arrive and Sandra also assumes that Lauren is Noah's date. Noah denies this once more.
While the family is eating dinner, Noah learns about how Doug and Sandra met. Sandra wonders how he knows Lauren and Noah explains that they worked at Primatech together. Sandra is curious as to whether he means the paper factory or the other one. When Doug suggests that they all share what they are thankful for, Noah says that he is thankful Claire came. Then, much to his surprise, Claire announces that she wishes to drop out of college. Noah tries to convince her that Gretchen will come around but Claire refuses to see things that way. They go to his room and Claire sees the clippings about Samuel. She wonders if that life would be better for her and Noah insists that Samuel's family is not right for her. There is a knock on the door and Noah reveals that he invited Gretchen.
After Claire and Gretchen patch things up and the night comes to an end, Noah suggests that he and Lauren should get together for Christmas. Lauren says that a movie would be better and gives him her number.
Noah is in his apartment when Lauren Gilmore arrives to pick him up for their movie date. Noah shows her the information he has collected on Samuel, and goes to show her the compass. However, the compass is gone. He immediately realizes Claire has it, and tries to call her. The call goes straight to voicemail, but Lauren offers to use her CIA connections to trace the phone's location. They triangulate that Claire is in southern Ohio, but are interrupted by a knock on the door. Eli is at the door, claiming to be an emissary from the Sullivan Bros. Carnival. Noah refuses to grant him entry, but Eli's clones have already appeared inside. Noah and Lauren fire at the clones and take cover in the apartment's bathroom, where he has stored an extra gun just in case. Noah and Lauren make a plan to shoot for the prime Eli, but find both Eli and all of his Primatech files are nowhere to be seen.
Hours before the discovery of Nathan's body, Noah brings the corpse to Peter, and asks if he really wants to be a part of the cover-up. Peter agrees to it and Noah shows him the body. In present time, Noah goes to see Claire and asks if she is ready for her lift to the wake. Claire refuses to go with him, as he has lied to her yet again. She then asks him not to go, as she would like some time to mourn the loss of her father. Noah goes home to his apartment, seemingly unaware that he is being followed by Edgar. However, seconds before Edgar hits him, Noah turns and tazers him. He then calls Lauren over and reminds her about the speedster that The Company could not catch. He shows her Edgar, who he has locked up in the freezer.
Noah then begins to interrogate Edgar as to the whereabouts of the carnival. He finds Edgar's knives and is reminded of the time Edgar cut him up. He is about to cut off a finger when Lauren stops him and asks to speak with him. She asks him what he is doing and says that he is getting emotional. Noah claims that he can do this and Lauren tells him to simply talk to Edgar, as he has no compass. Noah tries the kinder approach and offers Edgar tea. He then discovers that Edgar left the carnival and brings him up to his apartment. Edgar gives Noah and Lauren some detailed information on the carnival and Noah quickly devises a plan with Lauren. Edgar asks if his family will be hurt and Noah promises that after Samuel is gone, he will find all of them a home. Edgar sees that coming to Noah was a mistake and speeds off with the plans.
Later, Noah blames himself for letting Edgar get away but Lauren tells him that he is being hard on himself. She suggests that he call Claire and try to make amends, as burning bridges can always be rebuilt. Noah considers this but ultimately does not go through with it.
In his apartment, Noah and Lauren go over all the information they have gathered on Samuel. Lauren warns Noah that he is sounding obsessed and Noah snaps at her. He quickly apologizes but Lauren does not seem to forgive him. She helps him find information on Vanessa Wheeler, a former "flame" of Samuel's. Noah calls her and asks about Samuel, but Vanessa hangs up. They get an address and Noah leaves for California with Lauren wishing him luck. Knowing that he will need backup, Noah goes to Matt and asks for his help. He admits that he was wrong about Sylar but warns Matt that soon Samuel may come looking for Matty. Matt reluctantly agrees to help and the two of them go to see Vanessa. Once again, Vanessa denies knowing Samuel and Noah suggests that Matt use telepathy on Vanessa. Matt once again agrees. Vanessa then informs them of her connection with Samuel and Noah asks her to call him if Samuel contacts her again.
Later that night, Noah is waiting in the bushes outside of Vanessa's home. He sees Samuel sneak in and rushes to stop him however, he is caught off guard by an Eli clone. Noah defeats the clone and bumps into Matt, who is fighting another clone. Noah shoots the clone and rushes after Samuel. When he finds him, he discovers that Vanessa is already gone. Samuel then sends dirt flying at Noah, blinding him. Matt pulls up and the two follow Vanessa with the tracker they put on her. They follow the signal to an empty field and find a carnival poster on the ground. Matt goes home and Noah tries to get him to join the fight, but Matt convinces Noah to try and rebuild his home life.
Noah then goes to see Claire and tries to apologize for everything. Claire, still angry, asks him to wait as she has an appointment she needs to get to. Noah, disheartened, returns home and Lauren comes to see him. He apologizes once again for snapping at her and Lauren tells him never to do it again. Noah then admits his feelings for Lauren and the two kiss. Hiro, Ando and Mohinder then teleport into the room and Noah greets them with a "hello boys".
Mohinder constructs a new compass for Noah and says that he will need either Hiro or Ando to work it. Noah asks if Mohinder will do it but Mohinder says that he is leaving. Noah then tells Hiro and Ando that it's up to them to stop Samuel, but Hiro collapses, due to his worsening tumor.
Noah returns to his apartment where Lauren informs him of Claire's visit. Noah attempts to call Claire but is unable to reach her but nonetheless, he and Lauren continue with their plan to attack the carnival. Lauren tells him that she is worried about him and Noah simply smiles.
Later, in the cloak of the night, Lauren and Noah wait on a nearby hill to the carnival with Noah looking through his rifle. Lauren spots Samuel and Noah prepares to shoot but Lauren stops him when Lydia and Claire follow him. Noah then receives a call from Claire who pleads for a peaceful solution to their problem. Noah agrees and tells Claire to have Samuel meet them inside the field outside the carnival. After hanging up, Noah and Lauren make a back-up plane just in case Samuel has his own trap waiting.
Before the meeting can happen, shots are fired and Noah looks around for a shooter. He quickly locates Eli shooting at his own people and instantly shoots him. Noah is then frustrated to learn he only took out a clone. Another Eli then appears and knocks Noah out. The Prime Eli takes him back to the carnival and holds him responsible for the attacks and murder of Lydia. Claire defends him and Noah tells her he is innocent. Samuel is furious and orders Damian and Eli to take him to the House of Mirrors.
Bound to a chair in the center room of the House of Mirrors, Noah is met by Claire who runs up and embraces him. Samuel reveals the waiting Damian and explains to the Bennets that Damian can reveal a person's memories. Noah tells Samuel to let Claire go but Samuel theorizes he wants her gone so she cannot see his past. Damian begins and projects Noah's past into the mirrors.
In 1985, Noah is a used car salesman at Harry's Used Cars in Los Angeles. He attempts to sell a car to a nice young couple but admits that they can get a better car for a cheaper price at a rival dealership. Noah is disappointed with himself but is happy when a woman covers his eyes. He guesses it is his wife, Kate and admits he is a lousy salesman. She then tells him he should right plays and Noah realizes something is wrong. Kate reveals she is pregnant and Noah is overjoyed. Back at the House of Mirrors, Noah apologizes to Claire who forgives him and the two continue to watch as Damian projects more memories.
Back in 1985, Noah and Kate are celebrating at home with some Chinese food. The delivery man arrives at the door and Noah answers it, quickly noting he isn't the usual guy. The delivery man then uses his special ability to pin Noah to the wall. Noah is shocked that he cannot move and watches on as Richard steals from the apartment and sends Kate flying into a glass table, subsequently killing her.In present time, Noah tries to explain that his old life died with Kate but Damian continues to use his ability.
Noah begins to track down Richard and, after a year of searching, finds another evolved human. Noah confronts a repairman and asks where Richard is. The repairman is surprised to learn of others like him and uses his ability on Noah, who instinctively shoots him dead. Claire quickly realizes that the repairman was Noah's first kill and continues to watch as more of his memories are revealed.
Back to selling cars, Noah meets with Thompson for the first time and accepts a job at The Company. Two years later, the two meet and discuss Noah's partnership with Claude. Thompson notes Noah's recent murders of specials and tells him to start a family in order to be calmer. He suggests the waitress that served them and Noah considers the matter. Upon learning this, Claire is unhappy with her father but Noah assures her it was real. Damian then shows Claire the memories of two weeks ago, during Thanksgiving, where Noah is seen threatening to erase Gretchen's memories if she doesn't convince Claire to stay away from the carnival.
Noah is then placed inside Samuel's trailer and is later joined by Claire. The two are then trapped as Samuel brings the trailer down.
After being trapped by Samuel's power underground with Claire, a dejected Noah tells Claire to stop digging in an attempt to escape, because the more she does, the more oxygen she uses up. He also says that Samuel wants him to die in front of her. Noah then tells Claire that everything she saw in the House of Mirrors is true, but it wasn't supposed to be that way. Claire and Noah get into an argument about how Claire needs protection. Then, Noah says that the whole world will know about her ability and everything will change, and if a single Sylar appears, they will be hunted. Claire promises not to reveal themselves as Noah passes out. Suddenly Tracy arrives rescues the Bennets, using her ability to raise them to the surface, where Lauren awaits.
In Central Park, Noah and Claire split up, searching for Samuel, but as he makes a call to Ando, Edgar finds Noah and holds him at knife-point, but Noah manages to persuade him to help stop Samuel. They then, using Eli, convince the carnies that Samuel killed Joseph and is going to kill thousands. They believe the group and they leave. As Samuel starts to tear down Central Park, Noah gets Hiro and Ando to teleport them all away, saving all the people there. Noah then finds Samuel defeated and distraught at the hands of Peter, he is arrested and reporters flood into the empty Carnival. One asks Noah what happened who refuses to comment, Claire echoes his comment before reconsidering, and against the pleads of Noah, she 'breaks his heart' by climbing up the Ferris wheel and jumping off, revealing that she is an evolved human.
Elle Bishop is losing whilst playing skeeball at a local arcade, so she decides to electrocute the machine to win tickets. She spends the tickets on a necklace. Noah Bennet approaches and attempts to retrieve her, using rubber gloves in order to nullify her ability. She manages to escape, and flees on foot. Elle shocks a windmill at a miniature golf course, sending the sail flying at Noah. He manages to dodge it and catch up to her. He promises her that her father loves her and would be proud of her if she came home. She agrees and Bennet escorts her back to the Company.
As Bob waits for Dr. Zimmerman to arrive with lithium, Bennet decides that cake would cheer Elle up.
In chapter 6 of Purpose, Mulligan picks up Noah, Claire and Lauren in a helicopter, taking them to Sullivan Bros. Carnival. In an alternate path, the Teleporter sees Noah and calls him the "agent" and dissappears.
According to his article, Noah, while still part of the Company, has been taken off active duty for unacceptable behavior (a reference to his efforts to bring the Company down as well as other misdemeanors).
- Gun—carried by Mr. Bennet while conducting the Company's business
- A second gun—stored by Mr. Bennet at his family's home
- A third gun—carried around while he was in Odessa, Ukraine
- Horn-rimmed glasses—selected by Claire from a number of available frames
- Taser—used to subdue subjects at range
- Thermal imaging goggles—used to detect invisible subjects
- Tranquilizers—used to subdue Sylar and Ted Sprague; also used as part of bag and tag missions
- Cell phone—used to make calls
- A Tale of Two Cities—something Noah reads in his company cell
- A red rubber ball—Noah throws this against the wall of his cell repeatedly to pass the time in prison
"I'm not done protecting you from the world."
"I've done some things I am not proud of to keep you safe."
"I'm comfortable with morally gray."
"Thank you Mr. Bennet."
"Call me Noah."
"He's a murderer!"
"Then you and Gabriel have more in common than you care to admit."
"What is she doing?"
"Breaking my heart."
- Noah speaks fluent Japanese and Russian, and can even think in Japanese if needed. (Company Man, The Line)
- Noah can pilot an aircraft. (A Clear and Present Danger)
- Noah originally wanted to teach Shakespeare as a career. (Once Upon a Time in Texas)
- Noah was once a playwright. (The Wall)
- Noah has been married twice. He was married to a woman named Kate until her murder, and later married a waitress named Sandra. (The Wall)
- Noah's name may be a reference to Noah in the Bible. Noah from the Bible's job was to gather the animals and put them on the ark, which had 5 levels. Noah Bennet's job is to gather the villains and put them on Level Five. Coincidentally, Noah is number five on Tracy's hit list, and also reveals to Tracy that his lucky number is 5.
- Noah Bennet appears in more graphic novels than any other character.
- Mr. Bennet's driver license lists his birth as 8/6/62, the same year that Primatech Paper Company claims to have been founded. The license lists his height as 6'1". The license specifically gives no first name, stating his name as just "Bennet". He signs his name the same way. It otherwise appears to be a normal state ID for Texas.
- According to the license, Noah is an organ donor.
- His Visa card, on the other hand, appears to list two names. (Family Man)
- In an an interview, Tim Kring's original script for the pilot listed this character's name only as "H.R.G." — standing for Horn-Rimmed Glasses.
- Bennet is a variant of "Bennett", meaning "blessed". Incidentally, Mr. Bennet and his wife had difficulty conceiving a child. Then one day, Bennet was blessed with a baby girl whom he held very dearly. In several Graphic Novels, Bennet's name is written as Bennett.
- Mr. Bennet's first name, Noah, wasn't revealed until the season one finale when he tells Peter "call me Noah."
- On the television show Passions, there is a character named Noah Bennett. Passions and Heroes are both programs on NBC.
- Mr. Bennet needed glasses when he was 41 years old. He said his father also needed glasses at 41. (Company Man)
- In the script for the unaired pilot, Claire's father's name is Kent. He is 43 years old, and is a separate character from the man who wears horn-rimmed glasses.
- Jack Coleman became a regular in the eleventh episode of the first season, Fallout.
- According to the file Mohinder keeps on Claire (which includes a birth certificate), Noah's date of birth is November 4, 1966 and he was 25 when Claire was born. However, it should be noted that Noah is not Claire's birth father, and did not even meet his daughter until early February 28, 1992. Additionally, the date of birth listed on the birth certificate directly contradicts August 6, 1962, the date listed on Noah's license. Most likely, the birth certificate has been doctored or is a fake.
- The Bennets' Nissan Armada has Texas license plate number VM1 QTB.
- Although Noah's driver license lists his height as 6'1", Claire's file at Pinehearst lists his height as 6'2".
- According to Sandra, Noah's mother's name is Anita, the two honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta, he sleeps on his left side, and his joints ache when it rains (Turn and Face the Strange). It should be noted that according to From the Files of Primatech, Part 5, Noah and Sandra spent their honeymoon in Berlin, Germany.
- Noah's cell phone number is 703-555-0182. (Let It Bleed)
- Noah provided the final narration of the series. (Close to You)
- For other uses of Noah, see Noah (disambig).
- For articles related to Noah Bennet, see Related Articles:Noah Bennet.
- For images of Noah Bennet, see Images of Noah Bennet.
- For Noah Bennet's history in the "explosion future", see Noah Bennet (explosion future).
- For other members of the Bennet family, see Bennet (disambig).
- For others that could be considered Claire's parents, see Claire's parents (disambig).
- For a list of his victims, see Noah's victims.
Please refer to Theory:Noah Bennet for fan-created theories and other speculation.