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Howie Kaplan

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Howie Kaplan
Howie Kaplan.jpg
First appearance Hanging By a Thread
In-story stats
Known ability Oil secretion
Nickname Slick

Howie Kaplan is an evolved human with the ability to secrete oil from his body.

Character History

Graphic Novel:Hanging By a Thread

Having escaped from Building 26, Howie is seen being chased by Rachel. In order to avoid escape Howie uses his ability to slow her down. Instead he causes Rachel to fall off the rooftop, forcing her with no other choice but to teleport in order to save herself. Rachel then retaliates by whacking Howie, but manages to throw him off instead. Before he can fall down to his death she seizes him by the arm and interrogates him while doing so while Howie holds onto her for support. He is spared from death though when Rachel receives a message from Rebel. Throwing both herself and Howie off the edge, she teleports them safely to the ground and allows Howie to escape.

The Wall

Sylar (getting confused with Nathan's memories) remembers that Howie Kaplan beat Peter in the 50-yard dash when they were younger.

Heroes Evolutions

The Agent

In chapter 6 of The Agent, Jason Pierce thinks about Howie's escape. Later, he reveals to Rachel that he saw her save Howie by teleporting.

In chapter 10 of The Agent, Linda mentions that Howie came up with the name LAWR.

In chapter 12 of The Agent, Howie shows up and secretes oil on the floor, which Janey manages to slip in. She is covered in oil, which Howie points out before lighting a match. Several other fugitives cry out for Howie to kill her but before he has the chance, Rachel teleports her away.

Evolved Human Abilities

Howie Kaplan has the ability to secrete crude oil from his hands. He has demonstrated this ability, using it to throw oil at Rachel Mills and cause her to slip. He also seems to unknowingly secrete oil when in states of agitation, such as when his life was endangered.


See Also

Rachel-Related Graphic Novel Characters edit

Gordon HoveyHowie KaplanMary KrauseMasked agentShooter (I)Shooter (II)

See Also: Hanging By a ThreadExodusGraphic Novel CharactersOther Characters