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Tappen, NJ
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Language(s) Spoken: English

Tappen is a fictional location in the state of New Jersey. Tappen is the location of a Primatech facility where Angela Petrelli interrogates Rachel Mills.

Notable Locations

  • Primatech interrogation facility

Notable Visitors


Webisode:The Recruit, Part 1

In a Primatech facility, Angela interrogates Rachel Mills about what happened to the serum that was at Pinehearst. Rachel claims not to know, but Angela does not believe her and warns Rachel to tell the truth. Rachel has a bandaged left shoulder that Angela touches and apologizes to Rachel for her injury. While Angela touches Rachel's injury, Rachel relives applying a bandage to it. Angela then places both hands on Rachel's head, and while again asking where it is, Rachel begins reliving what happened twelve hours ago at Pinehearst.

Webisode:The Recruit, Part 2

Rachel Mills is still seated at the table where earlier she was being interrogated. Now, she is being questioned by a guard named Carlos, also pressing her for the whereabouts of the serum. She struggles with the straps binding her to the chair, and Carlos mentions that she is being given something through the IV to suppress her ability. She denies to him that she is special.

Webisode:The Recruit, Part 3

Angela tells Rachel that she wants to help her, but only if she stops lying to her. When Rachel insists she is telling the truth, Angela asks Rachel why she killed David Sullivan if she promised to help him escape the Pinehearst lab.

After recollecting about what happened in the lab, Rachel tells Angela that she didn't have any choice but to kill David, and Angela says she understands but will not let her go until she tells Angela where the rest of the serum is. Rachel then tells Angela that seeing what it did, she destroyed it, although another flashback shows that she really hadn't.

Webisode:The Recruit, Part 4

Carlos stands guard while Angela continues to interrogate Rachel. She mentions her sons and then questions if Rachel is close to her mother. Rachel tells Angela that her mother committed suicide. Angela asks her if she's wondered why, and tells her that she must know already.

Angela then tells Rachel that she and Leona were friends as young girls and that she was there the day Leona discovered her ability. She tells Rachel that Leona was scared and didn't want to be different, so she killed herself instead of using her ability to save the world. Angela tells Rachel that it is hard to see the ones we love in the cold hard light of day. Angela tells Rachel she is stronger than her mother, and that she knows her.

Rachel begins to cry when Angela tells her that she went into the service to make her grandfather proud, and that she can stop fighting and claim her power. Rachel cries out that she is not special, but Angela disagrees.

After having a flashback that confirms her abilities, Rachel continues to lie, saying that "that's not who [she] is". Angela tells her that she doesn't believe her.

Webisode:The Recruit, Part 5

Angela re-enters the room where Rachel is being held, and gives Carlos a messaging device, saying that a man is on board and that they will continue as planned. Carlos and Angela then approach Rachel, who is still tied down to a chair next to a conference table. Angela tells Rachel that she underestimated her and is letting her go; and Carlos removes her IV, saying that the effects should wear off in a few hours. Angela then commends Rachel for being a fighter like her, but Rachel replies that she's nothing like her and just wants to leave. Angela says that there's a car waiting for her outside.

Heroes Evolutions

The Private

In chapter 1 of The Private, Rachel recalls the last time her personnel file was waved in her face--while being interrogated by Angela Petrelli. She recalls that then she was in restraints and drugged, and there was a bullet hole in her shoulder.


  • Tappen, NJ, does not actually exist. There is a borough called Old Tappan in New Jersey that is sometimes misspelled "Old Tappen", but that has never been its official name.

World Locations edit
U.S. Locations

Arlington, VAAustin, TXBaltimore, MDBaudelaire, FLBozeman, MTCainan, GACarbondale, ILChicago, ILColorado Springs, COCook Lake, VACosta Verde, CADallas, TXFort Lee, NJHartsdale, NYHyde Park, NYKermit, TXLake Mead, NVLas Vegas, NVLawrence, KSLong Beach, CALos Angeles, CAMemphis, TXMiami, FLMidian, COMidland, TXNevada desertNewark, NJNew Orleans, LANew York, NYOdessa, TXPhiladelphia, PAPort Washington, NYPoughkeepsie, NYPrimm, NV‎Richmond, VARochester, NYRussellville, AR‎San Jose, CASearsmont, MESt. Louis, MOTappen, NJUtahVirginia Beach, VAWashington, DC

International Locations

AngolaArctic CircleBerlin, GermanyBotswanaCairo, EgyptCanadaChennai, IndiaCoatepeque, GuatemalaCork, IrelandEnglandHaitiJapanKanyakumari, IndiaKiso Mountain, JapanLake Ramsey, ONLima, PeruLondon, EnglandMexicoMontréal, QCMoscow, RussiaNew Delhi, IndiaOdessa, UkraineOtsu, JapanParis, FrancePátzcuaro, MexicoPort-au-Prince, HaitiSaint-Félicien, QCSan Cristóbal, HondurasSanto Domingo, Dominican RepublicSt. Pierre, QCTokyo, JapanYanqing, ChinaZulia, Venezuela

See Also: PlacesGraphic Novel Locations