|First appearance||History of a Secret|
|Residence||Abu Aswan's home|
|Other relatives||Khufu (ancient ancestor), |
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In a desert somewhere in present day Egypt, Abu Aswan reads a text about Ancient Egyptian construction. Abu ponders the effort and time required to build them and thinks the Ancient Egyptians must have had an easier way to build them than just dragging the stone blocks along. Suddenly, he gets an idea and lifts a large boulder above his head and daydreams of doing it for Egyptian slaves. His vision is interrupted when two men spot him. Hearing that they want to get him, he flees.
Abu arrives at the National Library and Archives, where he learns that he is a descendant of Pharaoh Khufu. Abu visits his father in an office. His father confirms what Abu found but denies that Abu could have lifted a one-ton boulder that day, so Abu leaves.
While sleeping that night, Sanjog Iyer visits Abu's dreams. Abu learns from Sanjog that Ancient Egypt's Pharaoh shared his power of levitation during the building of the Pyramids of Giza, but knew better than to anger the gods so he kept it a secret and punished those that revealed it. Abu tells Sanjog he doesn't want to live in a place where he is punished for who he is, but Sanjog advises him to respect the secret that has remained throughout generations. When Abu awakens, he grabs an Egyptian artifact and says that Egypt is his destiny.
Abu has the ability to levitate extremely heavy objects. He has used this ability on a one-ton boulder and easily lifted it over his head.
- Abu also appears on NBC's interactive map, which notes his location as "1428 Sabah, N Ave, Cairo, Egypt".
- Abu's Post-it appears twice on the interactive map.
- Apart from Hiro, Abu is the only character listed with a location outside the U.S. on the list as seen during an episode to date.
Please refer to Theory:Abu Aswan for fan-created theories and other speculation.