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Talk:Rapid cell regeneration

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"Rapid cell regeneration" is explicitly named in the Genesis Files.
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Jan 2009-Feb 2010 SylarAl


Adam was able to live in the grave, dying only periodically (presumably every time he suffocates). But, if he breathed all the oxygen in the grave and then sufffocated, there would be no oxygen for him to use when he regenerated, so he would stay dead until exposed to more oxygen. Am I right?--Boycool42 15:01, 21 March 2010 (EDT)

  • I think it's more he breathes in all the oxygen and suffocates. Then when he regenerates, he just goes straight into the suffocating stage again. --mc_hammark 15:09, 21 March 2010 (EDT)
    • So..what, he dies like every three minutes?--Boycool42 15:12, 21 March 2010 (EDT)


Second time we have seen a delay in this ability, that it didn't kick in straight away. The first when Sylar cut opened the top of Clair's head and she put it back on. The second was when Samuel detached Sylar's face and fainted, we didn't see the ability receive him or any skin being created.--50000JH 12:55, 29 March 2010 (EDT)

  • Third time actually, In Turn and Face the Strange Sylar is shot by Noah but doesn't heal straight away. Also, no offence but whats your point? --Leckie -- Talk 13:17, 29 March 2010 (EDT)


"Sylar claimed that this spot was microscopic, requiring one to either be a good shot or have intimate knowledge of where it's located. He also claimed that this spot could be moved, apparently doing so to avoid death by Danko by knife, when hit where the spot should have been. (I Am Sylar)"

Sylar can only move the spot because of his shape shifting ability. -- Lililoo

  • You're probably correct, though I thought it was because of his telekinetic ability. Either way, is there an issue with the statement, or are you just making a comment about it? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:06, 29 March 2011 (EDT)

Regenerate the brain?

Even if the "killing spot" is hit, if someone removes the stake, will the person regenerate anyway? When Danko pretends to kill Sylar (but it's actually James Martin), Noah removes the stake from the back of his head and apparently thinks he will regenerate. Sandubadear (talk) 10:55, 22 October 2015 (EDT)

Yes. In season one, when Sylar jammed a shard of glass in the back of Peter's head, he wasn't able to heal until it was removed. -Kon (talk) 10:57, 22 October 2015 (EDT)
Also happened for Claire with a branch in Collision. -Lөvөl 13:13, 22 October 2015 (EDT)