He soon visited America with his friend, Tom Millward (see C022), and saw former congressional candidate Nathan Petrelli, and met with painter Isaac Mendez (see C009). Nick was bagged and tagged by the Company, but he assaulted Thompson and escaped with Tom to another destination. His ability has, as a consequence, given him delusions of grandeur, as he has a firm belief that he can save the world. This is evident when he attempted to save Charlie Andrews (see C007).
Nick was apprehended by the Company again and monitored for two weeks until he managed to escape once again, immediately arranging a meeting with Tom. Their traces became unnoticable for a short time, until they were spotted in Odessa, Texas after the destruction of agent Noah Bennet's house. Eventually caught at Kirby Plaza, both Nick and Tom successfully eluded top agents and escaped from New York City. He is currently still a student, but his whereabouts are unknown.
When last under Company care, Nick Hayden was still at the beginning of his ability's manifestation, although he has some control over his teleportation destinations. It is recommended that close watch be kept on him at all times.
The manifestation of his ability made numerous changes to his life for the better - he learnt of an alternate future and vowed to save the world; he started to ask others to help him in his quest, and he dragged himself out of his slothful behaviour. His moral compass has not been affected by others' influences, and he always strives to do the right thing. The only time this is not the case is whenever he happens to meet Gabriel Gray (see C004), whom he believes to be friends with.