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Curare is in the IV, not necessarily the tea. Here are the relevant lines:

(Sylar regains consciousness. Mohinder has Sylar restrained to the chair and hooked up to an IV.)

SYLAR: I can't feel my fingers.

MOHINDER: It's the curare. It induces paralysis of the brain. Which means you can't control your abilities.

--Hardvice (talk) 23:28, 1 April 2007 (EDT)

  • And actually, while we're at it, they never say "tea", but "chai". I know they're basically the same thing, but my understanding after having lived in the Eastern Europe for three years is that some people get quite offended (unreasonably so) when you confuse the two. They're the same to me, but just an interesting point. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:32, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
    • Much as I love the substance itself, I try to avoid the use of the word "chai" like the plague, because I had a friend who would facetiously "correct" me every time I said "chai tea" by saying "tai chi" until I can no longer get it right with any confidence in under three tries. Good times, good times.--Hardvice (talk) 00:42, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
      • Funny, I when I first learned the word in Albanian as a young guy, I would call it "chi", which is quite a, um, dirty word in the language. Needless to say, I would raise quite a few eyebrows when I would thanks people for "the great chi". — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:02, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

Sylar "Telekinetically" turned off the IV?

If curare prevented Sylar from using his powers in the first place, then how did he telekinetically turn off the curare drip? Thrashmeister 21:08, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

  • That's the whole point, that Mohinder overestimated the power of the drug. In real life, curare is a brain paralytic. And Sylar did appear to be under its effects for some time. However, he was able to overcome its power and exert control over the IV. If you don't like how it's worded in the article, feel free to tweak it. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:19, 29 May 2007 (EDT)