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The caption states that it's Claire's sixth attempt jumping off the refinery. While she says it's "attempt number six", how do we know the first five attempts weren't something different? Her list of injuries implies they were, as does Lyle's viewing of the tape.--Hardvice (talk) 23:43, 10 December 2006 (EST)

Actually, I always assumed that was her first jump since I would assume by the 6th time Zach wouldn't have been freaking out so much. I'd definitely take out the part about it specifically being her 6th attempt at jumping since that's just a guess. (Admin 23:49, 10 December 2006 (EST))
Good point, sorry to speculate. Removed. Thanks! :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:05, 11 December 2006 (EST)
It actually a lot likes regeneration ability of Wolverine.
  • There's way too many examples. We should keep them limited to 10 at the most.
    • See here for discussion.
  • Looked to me again last night like there's an inconsistancy in Claire's ability (atleast in the special effects portrayal of it). When she cut her arm with the knife, it healed as any normal cuts would have, only much faster (including the appearance of scar tissue around the wound). This seems inconsistant with other times (like when the blood was "sucked" back in after Lyle stapled her). I have to wonder what would happen if she lost a limb (based on what we've seen, I don't think it's just grow back) or worse... exploded.--Yoshie (talk) 23:43, 06 February 2007 (EST)
    • In The Kindness of Strangers, Claire tells West that she used to jump off the refinery to see what she could do. This implies that previous attempts were of the same action. --DismantleRepair 01:38, 26 October 2007 (EDT)

Spontaneous Regeneration

Shouldn't the title of this article be called Spontaneous Regeneration, seeing as it is refered to by that name in the show.--The Empath 21:55, 9 February 2007 (EST)

  • I could have sworn this has come up before, but I couldn't find the discussion. They've called it a number of things within the show. Chandra's file lists it as "Rapid call regeneration" so that's why it was named that. (Admin 22:11, 9 February 2007 (EST))
  • They've used both. The Genesis files call it RCR, and we know that's in reference to Claire because you can briefly see "Odessa, TX" inside the folder. Either is probably fine.--Hardvice (talk) 22:13, 9 February 2007 (EST)
    • Do you remember if there's a reason we didn't create a redirect for it? (Admin 22:16, 9 February 2007 (EST))
      • Nope. We probably should, no?--Hardvice (talk) 22:18, 9 February 2007 (EST)
  • The word spontaneous means "happening without external cause". With that considered, the concept of "Spontaneous Regeneration" is nonsense -- healing happens in response to an injury. If it's spontaneous, then there's no injury, and therefore nothing to be healed. Stevie-O 02:39, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
    • Exactly. She doesn't say "cut, heal!", or make it heal in any way. It heals by itself. Thus, it's spontaneous. --Heroe!(talk) (contribs) 10:44, 24 May 2007 (EDT)

Examples page

Okay, the examples were getting a bit long. We've had the discussion before, so I thought I'd give it a go and trim this down to 10-12 examples. I tried to keep the most illustrative examples, the most memorable, or the ones that were just really cool. For the gallery, I basically kept the most bloody ones, which means they don't exactly match the examples listed on the page. I also provided a link to the examples page. I'm open to suggestions on how this can be tweaked. If we like it, we can keep it. (I'll do space-time manipulation when I get home tonight.) If it's no good, of course we can get rid of it. Thoughts? — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:34, 1 March 2007 (EST)

  • I like what you've done, but I doubt we need to have the same introductory information on the the examples page. I'll make a quick change there and you can tell me what you think. --Ted C 16:06, 1 March 2007 (EST)
    • Thanks. Yeah, I agree, I just threw that in there real quickly. The infobox was mostly just to have something, but it looks fine without. I added Category:Powers. I'll go ahead and work on a few other powers momentarily. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:56, 1 March 2007 (EST)
  • This looks great! Excellent solution, and you know how much I love me some list articles with long names...--Hardvice (talk) 18:13, 1 March 2007 (EST)

Kensei or Adam?

Should be be listing him by his alias or the name he's apparently been using in the more modern times? I did send a question to CBR for Behind the Eclipse asking if Adam was Kensei's original name but since the page seems to talk about the legend more than the man I suggest we change it to Adam. --PeterDawson 00:08, 6 November 2007 (EST)

Shorter Name?

Didn't Mohinder give a shorter name in Out of Time? -Lөvөl 14:09, 12 November 2007 (EST)

  • He parroted what Bob said. The name was on a folder in one of the first episodes. (The link is a joke. I still don't agree with the parroting thing)--Riddler 14:13, 12 November 2007 (EST)
    • Well both are authorities on the subject. Did he call it just "cellular regeneration"? -Lөvөl 12:11, 14 November 2007 (EST)
      • Technically, every human being has cellular regeneration. It's just that Claire, as well as Adam and Peter, can heal rapidly. Thus, the name is rapid cell regeneration; I think the adjective 'rapid' is absolutely necessary. I think rapid cellular generation would be appropriate too, but 'cell' is just a shortened word for 'cellular'.--Ice Vision 15:44, 14 November 2007 (EST)
        • I think we should just call it "Regeneration". It says exactly what it does and is just a little shorter. --Catalyst 20:54 21 January 2009
          • That simply wouldn't work. Every living organism(or there abouts), regenerates to some degree. Regeneration is just what we do naturally anyway, and it is far too broad and doesn't really describe what the ability is doing which is healing rapidly.--Steelymcbeam 04:53, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Riddler? Why does the word "parroting" in your comment link to the talk page of electromagnetism?--ERROR 19:42, 17 June 2009 (EDT)

Peter's Tattoo

Is it appropriate to mention here that Peter's tattoo disappeared? Rather, is that defined enough as a result of his regeneration that it's ok to mention here? For what it's worth, there's a relevant quote in Ultimate X-Men, from Wolverine, saying that, "Tats are basically scars, 'Ro. They only last a few hours on me before my healing factor rubs 'em out." (And I'm nerd enough to have memorized it.) I think the tattoos' disappearance is safe to put down as regeneration... --Spellingbee 00:08, 23 November 2007 (EST)

Limits Section

Shouldn't the limits section include the fact that if a person is wounded in the head, they can't regenerate? Just a thought.

  • It does, it just isn't made to stand out. Reason being (to my knowledge); it is a claim made by Adam that hasn't been confirmed by being shown in the show yet.--SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:08, 28 November 2007 (EST)
  • By the way, this is more a matter of word choice than anything else, but a person wounded in the head can regenerate. Even a person wounded in the brain can regenerate. Adam said you can' come back from having your head blown off. I think it states that pretty clearly in the article, but I'm just bringing it up as a point of clarification. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:29, 28 November 2007 (EST)
  • Also I think we should move the statement from the Aging-topic to either "Limits" or "Healing". Not being able to regenerate, after the person got their head cut/blown off hasn't to do anything with aging. BloodyFox 12:28, 29 November 2007 (CEST)

Blood or Brain?

I bet y'all have noticed this, but does this power reside in the blood or in the brain? If in the brain, as we originally believed, then transferring the blood to another wounded person should have no effect. If in the blood, Claire and Peter should have been able to recover from having objects lodged in their skulls, because the ability is certainly capable of removing foreign objects (mostly bullets, but shards of glass have been pushed out too).

  • Or, more than likely, it takes both brains and blood to make the power work. That's also keeping somewhat in check with the laws of biology, I suppose. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:21, 4 December 2007 (EST)
    • Maybe, but that doesn't explain how someone who's been dead for hours can regenerate with the blood, because their brain would have shut down. Also, they wouldn't have the mental trigger for the healing in their brain, because they don't have the power naturally.--Yamawhata? 20:36, 6 December 2007 (EST)

Regaining memory

In Four Months Ago..., Adam instructed Peter to heal his brain cells and regain the memories that the Haitian erased. Peter then remembered Nathan and all the events that occurred in the previous four months. Indeed, RCR does have the capability to heal the Haitian's effects. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:59, 17 December 2007 (EST)

  • But it appears that the effect had to be *willed*, unlike other aspects of Claire's RCR this was by no means a passive thing.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:10, 17 December 2007 (EST)
    • Absolutely, and what a very interesting aspect of the power. But it's still an aspect of the power, and should not be deleted from the page. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:18, 17 December 2007 (EST)

"a recipient of Adam's blood cannot age indefinitely"

Not that it needs to be added to the article, but another example of Adam's blood not saving people from death indefinitely is Nathan. He received the blood in February 2007, but still died of the virus in the first outbreak. In an alternate timeline, he received the blood, and then was shot (again, on March 20, 2007), and I didn't see any signs of regeneration going on. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:06, 13 January 2008 (EST)

  • Right, and not only that, Nathan is unable to rapidly regenerate, as seen in The Kindness of Strangers. After Nathan punched a mirror, his badly damaged, bloody hand didn't heal. In Fight or Flight, Nathan is seen with a bandaged hand when he picks up Bob's death threat. Also, the bandages were a bit bloody (the blood was dry, of course). --Ice Vision (talk) 11:34, 13 January 2008 (EST)


"Claire's healing ability does not seem to affect her pierced ears" shouldn't be there, since it's not an error or something notable -- ears are pierced when girls are very young, and Claire manifested her ability near puberty. Pierced ears are just another scar -- if she could heal scars attained before her power manifested, she wouldn't have a belly-button, either.--Khote (talk) 16:22, 25 February 2008 (EST)

  • Every girl gets their ears pierced when they're young? I wasn't aware of this. --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 17:54, 25 February 2008 (EST)
    • Not "every girl", but many do. I don't agree with the practice, but it's not at the top of my societal wrongdoings list.--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:03, 25 February 2008 (EST)
      • But we can't assume Claire is among those girls, just becuase she also has peirced ears. --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 18:09, 25 February 2008 (EST)
        • OTOH, she was wearing earrings in Six Months Ago and Company Man, before her power manifested.
  • Personally I don't see a problem with the note. Her ability hasn't affected her pierced ears. In fact, I could argue that taking the note off because "ears are pierced when girls are very young" is speculative. Pierced ears are actually not a scar (like a bellybutton)--in fact, if a person does not continually pierce their ears (or rather, continue putting earrings in their piercing holes), the holes often close up, just like the power does in other cases. But if that still doesn't do it for you, there have been plenty of message boards where people have wondered about Claire's pierced ears. Kevin Smith mentioned it on his blog (along with some sexually explicit postulations, I believe), and Howard Stern wondered about it on his radio show. For people who might be searching for information regarding Claire's ears, I think the note should stay. It's not in the main limits (and shouldn't be), it's in the notes. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:29, 25 February 2008 (EST)
    • Yeah, that's ultimately where I landed as well after initially not being sure whether the note should be there. When I thought about it some more I realized that regardless of whether it's an intentional part of her character or not it is something that gets asked about frequently, so it's worthwhile to at least address it. (Admin 21:03, 25 February 2008 (EST))
  • Claire also has at least one helix piercing, which is not likely to be done when girls are very young, but can't tell if she got it before Six Months Ago. -Lөvөl 00:59, 26 February 2008 (EST)

Didn't her power demonstrated in Claire and the cat, before Six Months Ago? Mateussf 20:53, 25 April 2009 (EDT)

Cool Stuff

Saw this on Slashdot, wonder if "Mohinder" will post something about it on (talk) 16:49, 16 March 2008 (EDT)

  • Since is a wiki, couldn't we just add it ourselves?--MiamiVolts (talk) 17:36, 16 March 2008 (EDT)
    • Yeah, but I meant along the lines of the specials that they do with video and interviews.--Bob (talk) 18:34, 16 March 2008 (EDT)

Brendan Lewis

I think he should be included. His assignment tracker lists regeneration as one of his abilities, and the description of RCR doesn't specify human cells as Referos claims.--MiamiVolts (talk) 09:09, 23 July 2008 (EDT)

  • The Assignment Tracker (near-canon) lists Lewis as having two abilities. Noah said in an episode (canon) that all evolved humans have only one ability (excluding abilities that steal/mimic/absorb other abilities). Canon trumps near-canon, so Lewis cannot have two abilities no matter what his profile says. This should be explained in the notes section. However, I agree that saying RCR only heals human cells is speculation (maybe a blood transfusion can heal animals, too), so I will remove that part.--Referos 12:38, 23 July 2008 (EDT)
    • Im not so sure we oght to be that quick to do that, so Im gonna put that back in some fashion until more people say something --SacValleyDweller (talk) 19:53, 23 July 2008 (EDT)
    • I believe that the regeneration part in the assignment tracker refers to his ability which could allow him to regenerate. Like when you cut a plant down it doesn't die but regrows. Its not the same as RCR but if he was becoming more plant then human then maybe it works the same way for him. I would have to say that he doesn't have RCR but that it is his plant ability that regenerates his damage.--Iceman 12:21, 25 July 2008 (EDT)
    • He does not have rapid cell regeneration, only his original ability, which allows him to regenerate like a plant. He should be removed from this page. FutureSNLWriter 21:14, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

Limits section

Can someone reword the limits section so it appears like the other ability pages? What I mean by this is split it per person. That way, you can put aging in Adam's section, and note that Sylar told Claire that neither he nor Claire will ever die. I have to go to work.--Bob (talk) 17:12, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

Okay, question

Now in the eclipse parts 1 and 2 they say Claire has never been sick. Now is that just because they kept REALLY good care of Claire or does her ability prevent her from illnesses as well as not allowing her to get hurt?


In Eclipse Part 2, when Claire's ability is down, after she is shot, the doctor says that her whole system is infected "like she's never been sick". Not sure how we should add that, but that suggests that her power works independently from her immune system, or at the very least works so fast to the point there's nothing left for her immune system fight, leaving it underdeveloped. Penny for your thoughts. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 17:21, 4 December 2008 (EST)

  • Okay, it was I who posted the okay question thing, but know we know that she hasnt been infected we can say that part of her ability is that she can't get infected by virus' and illness' so can we safely add that to Rapid Cellular Regeneration page? Because don't forget of Adam's wife having Tuburcleosis(if thats how you spell it). He healed that. So is it safe to say Rapid Cell Regeneration can prevent against/heal illness' as well?--Sylarversion2 17:49, 4 December 2008 (EST)
    • I probably started adding this section while you were adding yours, this has happened before. As I said, the impression I got is that the power overrides her immune system, it kills pathogenic bacteria before her immune system even has a change to react, leaving it underdeveloped. With Adam's wife, it'd be the same thing. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 18:42, 4 December 2008 (EST)
    • Bump to trigger more discussion on the matter. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 10:48, 8 December 2008 (EST)
      • Yes, it sounds like her ability causes her to never get sick. Therefore, she has never had to build up an immunity to anything. Without her powers, she is very vulnerable to illnesses and infections. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:52, 8 December 2008 (EST)
        • What I'm curious about is that it overrides her immune system instead of enhancing it, I've always thought that the reason a character with an ability like this never got sick is because their immune system is supercharged, reacting very fast to everything that might pose a danger to the organism, and this is clearly not the case for Claire, who seems to have a deficient immune system. I'll do my best to add it. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 10:58, 8 December 2008 (EST)
          • What we learned from the last episode was that her immune system is pretty much obsolete. She doesn't need it because her ability is better, faster, and more powerful. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:01, 8 December 2008 (EST)

Intuitive Empath- That's what I thought, too. Also, "bump?" What's that mean?

(Whoops, forgot my signature.)--ERROR 21:08, 12 June 2009 (EDT)

  • When a page is edited (as I am doing right now), it is registered in the list of recent changes. So "bumping" a discussion means that Intuitive Empath was registering this page (and, by default, this discussion) in the list of recent changes so people would see it, and presumably discuss the matter further. Of course, that was more than half a year ago... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:21, 12 June 2009 (EDT)

The picture

Does anyone else find the severed toe picture disgusting? Is it possible to replace it? I won't complain if it remains, but it just makes me nauseous. (And my favorite film is Goodfellas!) ebrown2112 03:54, 10 December 2008 (EST)

Arthur dying for good

This section seems a bit speculative. Do we know Arthur is permanently dead? If so, do we know it is specifically because regeneration in general failed in this instance, or as an aspect of his power (maybe his power requires him to concentrate to use a stolen power, while Peter's doesn't)? The entry also seems a bit iffy because it doesn't address other instances where catastrophic brain damage has occurred (i.e., Peter with a piece of glass in his head) where the victim regenerated. And while a suitable bullet blowing someone's head off might bypass their regeneration, that isn't what happens here. Arthur's head is in... well, pretty good shape. I'm just not convinced it's so definitively proved that anyone with any form of regeneration can die in this manner, as the bold nature of the statement here makes it seems. There seem to be a few contradictions. --Gadfly 13:09, 10 December 2008 (EST)

  • Also, if shooting someone in the head so thoroughly kills a regenerator... why didn't Noah do it in Eclipse 2? Even if Sylar doesn't have his powers, wouldn't a trained killer, skilled at dealing with people with powers, use the most efficient way known to kill someone with regeneration? But instead Noah cuts his throat, even though Sylar is pretty throughly subdued and there's a gun at hand. --Gadfly 13:20, 10 December 2008 (EST)
    • I think he lost his gun, that's why he used the knife.--WarGrowlmon18 14:47, 26 February 2009 (EST)
    • Noah didn't know the abilities were coming back for sure, and likely had an oversight when dealing with Sylar, since his hunting of Sylar was out of anger. When Noah was shot, was he shot straight through the head or was it at an angle so it didn't damage his brain? A shot straight through the head would kill them permanently, but I suppose if it barely touched the brain or missed it they could regenerate.--Riddler 13:26, 10 December 2008 (EST)
  • with Peter, the glass shard wend into the back of his head, perhaps this is not a nessasary part of the brain for abilitys to work, therefore he regenerates.with noah, the bullet hit his glasses and this probaly slowed it, Now with arthur, the bullet wil have ricocetted round his skull, and destroyed all hi brain.-fred1793
    • The bullet may or may not have ricocheted. Note also that Angela specifically said to shoot Arthur in the back of the head... which neither Peter or Sylar did. And I'm not sure I'm buying that Noah was so upset that he forgot years of professional training. Regardless, why take the chance? Nobody knew the abilities were coming back, or if they weren't? It's like the horror movies where they kill Jason or Michael Myers and then just walk off, instead of grabbing an axe and dismembering that sucker. And the point about Noah being shot in the head through the eye socket and surviving is a good one. he survived a massive head wound but Arthur didn't? --Gadfly 16:50, 10 December 2008 (EST)
    • Don't forget these facts:
      One; BOTH times Peter rose from dead, Claire was there. My interpretation: Peter's mimicry was probably actively scanning for something. With regard to the glass shard event, mimicry found Claire, and when the shard was removed, it mimicked the regen, presto! Patched right up. Ordinarily, Peter would have to remember the regen in order to use it. Now, Arthur, having absorbed regen, would also have to somehow recall the regen in order to use it. Assuming the bullet is still lodged in his brain, and maybe bounced around a little in the skull scrambling things further, he wont be able to regen. even if claire, another regen, were to be near his corpse, no go.
      Fact Two; with Noah, the bullet was more than likely removed prior to the application of the regen blood. Free of this obstruction, the regen blood could work it's magic. In addition, --SacValleyDweller (talk) 22:37, 10 December 2008 (EST)

The simplest way to say Arthur is dead is the following: he didn't start regenerating when the Haitian left the room, his powers wouldn't be blocked and he'd heal, but since the brain was damaged he couldn't and stayed dead. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 17:41, 10 December 2008 (EST)

  • From what we saw in the episode (including Intuitive Empath's point about him not regenerating), and the GN, I think we can say Arthur is dead for good. The whole 'can a bullet permanently kill a regen' thing has been a huge inconsistency from day one (and something of a pet peeve of mine), and it got worse and worse as time went along. I think we finally have definitive evidence that those with RCR can be killed by a bullet through the brain, and all of the contradictory evidence (and there was a bunch) can be dismissed as a plothole, and possibly recorded on the 'production errors' page. --Stevehim 18:00, 10 December 2008 (EST)
    • In all honesty I wouldn't be surprise if the writers later down the road make it where Aurthur's body is persevere. Then when someone will need him they remove the bullet out from his brain and allowing for the ability to take effect. Not saying that will happen, but simply saying I wouldn't be surprise if the writers were to do this. --OutbackZack 18:08, 10 December 2008 (EST)OutbackZack
      • Claire and Peter were both "killed" while still in full possession of their powers. Arthur and Future Peter were killed when their powers were blocked. That seems to be the defining factor. The ability is still there in Claire and Peter, probably on some sort of sleeper mode as the cerebellum tries to heal itself (but can't because of the obstruction). The ability (and all abilities) are mentally removed in Arthur and Future Peter, so they die just like human beings. And when the Haitian left, there was nothing left to go off "sleeper mode."--Tim Thomason 06:42, 19 December 2008 (EST)
        • But you forgot one thing. In The Eclipse, Part 2 Claire died without her powers. However, once the eclipse was over she regain her ability and came back to life.--OutbackZack 16:18, 19 December 2008 (EST)

Claire regenerated after dying during the Eclipse because there was nothing obstructing her brain, and the human mind remains active long after your death, so the return of her consciousness isn't a stretch when you think about it. In regards to the headshot=instant death idea; the reason Arthur died was because the Haitian was blocking his abilities at the time he was shot, and unlike Claire, he had a bullet in his brain to stop him from coming back (the same applies to Future Peter). Now if Adam was to be shot in the head, he wouldn't regenerate until the bullet was removed, so having likely never suffered such a fate, he assumed that recovering from such an injury would be impossible (which it would be without outside help). So, to put it shortly; a bullet in the brain CANNOT kill a regenerator, but it can permanently incapacitate them if no one is around to remove the bullet (see Peter and Claire for further reference). Veran 21:53, 25 February 2009 (EST)

  • I think the Haitian was just blocking his attack powers so Peter could shoot him. He was no longer blocking him at the end: Arthur slashed Peter's face with telekinesis. With Future Peter, I think the Haitain blocked his powers long enough for him to die, but his ability is different than Claire's, with Claire her body automaticaly regenerates but with Peter he has to activly recall that power and because the Haitain was blocking him he couldn't summon it at first and it was too late afterwards as he was too dead to summon it. I think Arthur doesn't have to summon regeneration, its always there as he stole it so his body contains it now. He only needs to summon abilities that need summoning. Its been proven that something to the back of the head can kill someone with abilities unless they're removed (Claire and Danko both said it), but Arthur was shot in the front of the head so that's a nitpick as he didn't regenerate from the front headshot. Claire said in Dual that that particular spot in the back of her head that putting something in that particular spot shuts down her abilities and shuts her down. My guess is that spot is the place in her brain where her ability is controled and obstructing it prevents the ability from working.--WarGrowlmon18 14:56, 26 February 2009 (EST)
    • I've got a theory about this: when I first saw the episode I thought that the bullet went all the way through his head. Given the Graphic Novel Truths I was probably right. My theory is that the bullet went right through that spot, destroying the brain there and taking it with it out the back of his head. With that piece of brain gone from the head, there would be nothing there to restart the regeneration power.--WarGrowlmon18 15:09, 26 February 2009 (EST)

Real Life: Man grows back finger.

I know we all look at these powers and tell ourselves, "If only that was real..." Here's a cool article on a new medical discovery that allowed for a man to grow back a part of his missing finger. I just thought it was too cool to not fill the fellow Heroes fans on.--OutbackZack 05:40, 19 December 2008 (EST)OutbackZack

Rapid Cellular Regeneration

I know 'cell' is just a shorter word for 'cellular', but shouldn't we have the whole correct term that has been said in the show multiple times? When it comes to scientific names for abilities, this one has been named and said in full. I remember it being called just cellular regeneration but I don't remember anyone calling it 'cell' regeneration. --Powermimic 20:56, 19 December 2008 (EST)

  • Good point. If the source stated above is the Genesis files, and the Genesis files call the ability "Rapid cellular regeneration" explicitly, it follows that this article should be called "Rapid cellular regeneration". I'll add the rename template.--Referos 19:37, 27 December 2008 (EST)
    • could this be the first unanimous name-change decision? --Max 17:58, 30 December 2008 (EST)
      • Close, but not quite. While I agree it is a tiny bit more explicit, we'd have to go through tons and tons and tons of pages just to change one word. "Cell" is close enough to "cellular", we don't need to do a complete revamp.--Piemanmoo 18:05, 30 December 2008 (EST)
        • According to our naming conventions, laziness doesn't trump explicit canon sources :D Besides, we don't have to change all instances of "cell", just the portals, list of abilities and Claire's and Adam's page. Rapid cell regeneration is still a valid name for all the other articles of the Wiki, like epithelial cell regeneration or tissue regeneration.--Referos 19:59, 30 December 2008 (EST)
    • While the Genesis files call it "rapid celluluar regeneration", Claire's Pinehearst file calls it "rapid cell regeneration". --Ricard Desi (t,c) 11:20, 3 January 2009 (EST)
  • Any admins have an opinion or going to fix this? --Powermimic 07:30, 3 January 2009 (EST)
    • I don't have an opinion one way or another. Both forms of the name have been explicitly given in canon sources. They are compatible with each other. One name should not be preferred over the other. If I have an opinion, it would be that we don't need to make major changes to a name that is as valid as another. But if the changes were made, I wouldn't stop them. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:10, 3 January 2009 (EST)
      • Agree, as per RGS's sentiments. It'd just be unneeded work. Sincerely, Thrashmeister [ U | T | C ] 19:30, 3 January 2009 (EST)
        • I agree with RGS and Thrash they are both valid forms of the same power, there isn't any need to change one word. --laughingdevilboy 09:15, 4 January 2009 (EST)


Just a note of clarification here. The term "healing" has been used to describe two different powers: Linderman's ability to heal others, and Claire's ability to heal herself. We should not imply that these are the same powers, or that they have any relation to one another other than in name. In other words, we should not link to healing on this page as it implies the two powers have something to do with each other, or that one is an aspect of the other. The only links to healing that belong on this page are those that help diambiguate the terms. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:18, 4 January 2009 (EST)