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Paulette Hawkins

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Paulette Hawkins
Portrayed by Tina Lifford
First appearance One Giant Leap
In-story stats
Known ability Ability augmentation
Date of death After March 23, 2007
Home Las Vegas, NV
Residence Paulette Hawkins's home
Child D.L. Hawkins (deceased)
Grandchild Micah Sanders
Other relatives Niki Sanders (daughter-in-law; deceased)

Paulette Hawkins was the mother of D.L. and grandmother of Micah. She was an evolved human with the ability to augment the effects of the abilities of others around her.

Character History

One Giant Leap

After burying Linderman's thugs, Niki and Micah go to Micah's grandmother's home. Paulette runs to meet them. She hugs Micah and tells Niki that she looks thin. Inside, Paulette and Niki tensely discuss Micah, his incarcerated father, and Niki's parenting. Paulette says she can give her grandson a better home environment than Niki, but Niki counters by pointing out that Paulette's son ended up in jail. Paulette insists that D.L. is a good man, and Niki shows Paulette the skull ring, asking her mother-in-law if she recognizes it. Niki tells her that it belonged to one of the men that D.L. murdered. She says that all of D.L.'s crew wore these rings, but Grandma just says that D.L. wouldn't murder anyone. Niki theorizes that D.L. robbed Mr. Linderman of two million dollars, then killed his crew. Paulette believes he was framed. "He'd be rotting in some prison if he hadn't escaped," she says. Niki, upset, tells her mother-in-law that she wants her out of Micah's life. When Paulette refuses, Niki says, "You have no idea what I am capable of." Micah and Niki leave.

Graphic Novel:The Kill Squad, Part 3

To stop her from being a thorn in the Company's side and interfere with Niki and Daniel Linderman's plans, Paulette was put in lockdown at Primatech Research. Paulette was offered a deal; in exchange for seeing her grandson again, she would go with the Kill Squad to Guyana and augment Brendan Lewis's powers so that a crator formed by a Guyanan local could be covered in forestry, disguising it from view. Paulette does so, and Lewis dies as a result. But upon finishing, Sean Fallon, going against Gael Cruz's strict orders for her to be returned safely, signals for one of his men; Joseph Gallagher, to shoot Paulette in the head, killing her. This is because Fallon had just decided to wipe out all evolved humans, starting with Paulette.

Graphic Novel:Hindsight

Gael, while in his cell at Primatech, is informed of Paulette's death. Gael puts the issue aside as, to the Company, Paulette was "inconsequential".

Evolved Human Abilities

Paulette was able to supercharge the ability of other evolved humans. She once used it to cause Brendan Lewis's plant manipulation to go out of control, turning him into a forest.

Memorable Quotes

"People in hell want ice water. It doesn't mean they're going to get it."

- Paulette (to Niki) (One Giant Leap)


  • Her first name, Paulette, is the feminine form of Paul and is of Latin origin. Its meaning is "little" or "small".
  • Her last name, Hawkins, is of Old English origin and its meaning is "little hawk".

Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:Paulette Hawkins for fan-created theories and other speculation.

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