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A stick impales Claire's brain.
Brody Mitchum accidentally knocks Claire Bennet in such a way that a tree branch becomes lodged in her brain. She appears dead until the medical examiner removes the branch from her brain. With the branch removed, her power rapidly restores her to health.
Peter fires a bullet at Arthur, and Sylar uses his ability of telekinesis to interrupt the trajectory, question Arthur, then continue the bullet on its path. Arthur is killed as the bullet enters his brain. He does not regenerate.
As Arthur retells his death scene in his own narration, he likens his being shot and killed to that of his sons shooting a deer on a hunting trip during their youth. Unlike the episode, the graphic novel rendering of the gunshot shows his brain being blasted out the back of his head.
- Upon removal of the foreign object, even after a prolonged period of hours, the victim may revive if they held the ability of regeneration.
- When Sylar penetrates a person's brain, it usually prohibits them from being able to use their power. This is similar to how the Highlander series made use of decapitation to stop its Immortals, and how a wooden stake in the heart is believed to stop vampires.
...and his brain is penetrated by the bullet.
- For the occurrence of ability loss without involving brain penetration, see ability loss.
- For the occurrence of actual brain removal, see brain examination.