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Mr. Bennet sacrifices his memory for his daughter.
Many characters feel compelled to make sacrifices because of their powers or for other reasons.
Season One Recurrences
- Niki Sanders operates her porn site lasvegasniki.com to raise money to pay off Micah's school debt.
- Mohinder gives up his job as a professor to become a taxi cab driver in New York City so he can continue his father's research.
- Claire does not reveal that she saved a man at the train wreck, and does not get the attention and praise Jackie received.
- Peter Petrelli unwillingly gives up his private life when Nathan makes a strategic political move.
- Peter also gives up his job as a hospice nurse so he can figure out what's going on with his unique powers.
- Ando agrees to leave his job and join Hiro in his journey to save New York City.
- Niki/Jessica has sex with Nathan in order to protect her son and repay a debt.
- Claire ruins her beloved reputation by driving Brody Mitchum and herself into a wall in order to stop him from raping the girls at her school.
- D.L. nearly kills his wife in order to protect his son from her alter-ego, even though he loves her.
- Niki gives up control of her own body to Jessica in order to find Micah.
- D.L. nearly gives up his life while trying to save an unconscious car crash victim.
- Peter adds to the lie that he has depression in order to protect his brother's reputation.
- Micah puts both his father and himself at risk when trying to keep his family together.
- Eden gives up her integrity by giving Isaac drugs in order to save Claire.
- Hiro travels to the past in order to save Charlie, knowing that he could end up in serious trouble if something goes wrong.
- Simone gives Peter a digital photo of the painting that can help him save the cheerleader, knowing she could be losing him because of it.
- Peter nearly gives up his own life to save Claire at her school dance.
- Nathan and Peter nearly give up their family ties in order to prosecute Linderman and do the right thing.
- Niki gives up her convictions in order to get enough money for Micah to go to private school.
- When Niki realizes Jessica is a danger to her family, she gets herself arrested in order to ensure Jessica doesn't cause any more damage.
- Eden saves countless others by committing suicide and preventing Sylar from stealing her power.
- Audrey puts her job on the line to follow Matt's hunch.
- Peter almost gives up his life as he knows it in order to go to the Nevada desert so he doesn't hurt anyone if he explodes.
- Simone gives up her previously held beliefs of how the world works in order to help Hiro in his quest to find his sword.
- Niki sacrifices the chance for healing in order to keep Jessica suppressed.
- Matt sacrifices his integrity and honesty to kowtow to his superiors.
- Hiro offers himself in exchange for Ando.
- Mr. Bennet adopts a daughter and sacrifices his sleep and energy to raise her.
- Mr. Bennet asks to be shot and have his memory erased in order to save Claire.
- Ando gives up his safety to return to assist Hiro.
- Claire must give up seeing her family for a while to remain hidden from the Company.
- Linderman tells Nathan that by sacrificing .07% of the world's population, he can heal the whole world.
- Isaac allows Sylar to kill him in order to try to save the world.
- Mr. Bennet sacrifices his relationship with Claire to protect her.
- Matt Parkman no longer lives with his family due to his job and his ability.
- While under the guise of Nathan, Sylar says that sacrifice is something that we're all too familiar with and that we've all lost.
- Hiro comes to the understanding that he must sacrifice his innocence in order to murder Sylar to stop the explosion.
- Claire holds off on starting a relationship with her new father so he can focus on his campaign.
- Nathan discusses Linderman's plan with Thompson and asks him why he is asking him to make that sacrifice.
- Angela Petrelli is willing to sacrifice Peter in order to get Nathan into the Oval Office, to promote the wellness of evolved humans.
- Hiro remembers the tales of Takezo Kensei and how he sacrificed his own life to protect the life of a princess.
- Nathan is willing to sacrifice his own life to save the citizens of New York.
Season Two Recurrences
- The Bennet family leaves Texas and give up their friends and Mr. Muggles' fame for safety.
- Nathan must live with what he gave up to stop the explosion - Peter, his family, his political office.
- The Copy Kingdom manager must sacrifice getting on Noah's case for his health.
- Angela confesses to a murder she didn't commit, for the safety of those investigating.
- Matt risks Molly's well being and safety by asking her to find his father.
- Monica has given up her education to take care of her family.
- Kaito sacrifices his own life to live up to the moral code which will guide his son.
- Noah sacrificed his life to save his daughter from the clutches of the Company.
- West also put his life in jeopardy to save Claire and Noah.
Season Three Recurrences
- Stephen Canfield chooses to commit suicide instead of being a monster.
- Claire, having her regeneration abilities suppressed, jumps in front of Elle's bullet in order to save her father.
- The Haitian incapacitates his brother to stop his tyrannous reign over Haiti.
- Hiro, in the mentality of a ten year old, does not want to grow up because of all the tragedies he faces, but accepts that he must in order to fulfill his destiny.
- Present-day Hiro's younger counterpart risks getting in trouble with his father in order to help present-day Hiro save the world.
- Meredith tells Claire to leave her in the building, so she doesn't kill anyone by exploding at the wrong time.
Season Four recurrences
- Matt forces Sylar, who possesses his body, to provoke the police to shoot him, so Sylar won't be able to kill any more innocent people.
Heroes Reborn recurrences
- When Quentin realizes that Miko's ability isn't working due to Phoebe's umbrakinesis, he tackles Phoebe and is consequently killed by her.
- Miko's dark counterpart tells her that she will die if she frees the Master of Time and Space. Miko decides that it is a price she must pay, and sacrifices herself to free Hiro from his virtual prison.
- Hiro Nakamura decides to sacrifice himself to hold off three Harris clones so that his wife and step-son can escape.
- To protect Malina, Luke Collins is forced to kill his own wife.
- Farah Nazan jumps in front of a bullet to prevent Joanne Collins from shooting Malina and nearly gives her own life in the process.
- To stop the first wave of the H.E.L.E., Luke Collins decides to sacrifice himself, knowing that the prophecy states that Malina and her brother stop the second wave. Channeling the power of the solar flare, Luke flies himself into the flare and detonates himself to harmlessly disperse the flare.
- To stop his beloved sister from killing Malina, Quentin Frady reluctantly kills her.
- Tommy Clark discovers that the only way to stop the H.E.L.E. is to have a human conduit for his and Malina's combined powers. However, being the conduit will be fatal for that person. Tommy rescues Noah Bennet from death two days before and shows him the moment seven years before when it was discovered that Tommy and Malina would need a conduit. Noah chooses to sacrifice himself to stop the H.E.L.E., telling Tommy "you two have your destiny. This is mine." Noah channels his grandchildren's combined power through himself, stopping the H.E.L.E. and saving the world, but taking fatal injuries in the process. He dies shortly afterwards.
Graphic Novel Recurrences
- Dr. Chandra Suresh sacrifices his life for his research. Mohinder then feels compelled to sacrifice his own dreams in order to "slay the monster." (Monsters)
- Immigrants such as Chandra and the Chelsea Cab Company boss sacrifice their prestigious careers in their home countries for life in America. (Monsters)
- Hiro Nakamura sacrifices his valuable edition of Action Comics, Issue #1, to make a paper crane to honor his grandfather. (The Crane)
- D.L. Hawkins relinquishes his status as a law-abiding citizen by escaping prison to protect his family. (Snapshots)
- Officer Matt Parkman possibly sacrifices his safety and the safety of others to catch a criminal. (Control)
- Sylar selfishly sacrifices the life of an old man. (Turning Point)
- Mr. Bennet confirms that Eden McCain sacrificed her life to avoid having her power stolen. (Fathers & Daughters)
- Hana's grandmother sacrifices her freedom to fight the Nazis. (Wireless, Part 1, Part 3)
- Hana gives up her trust (and sight) to her psychologist and her new mentor. (Wireless, Part 2)
- Hana sacrifices her freedom to execute a mission for the Company. (Wireless, Part 3)
- Hana sacrifices her identity to live as "Samantha" in Missoula, Montana. (Wireless, Part 4)
- Hana sacrifices her mission to embark on a new path. (The Path of the Righteous)
- Austin thanks Dallas for teaching him that "great men are willing to make a sacrifice to save the world." (War Buddies, Part 5)
- Hana sacrifices her life to destroy the satellite and protect it from being used by the Company. (The Death of Hana Gitelman, Part 2)
- Guillame says that he will make a sacrifice to Ogun and Legba to restore his power. (It Takes a Village, Part 2)
- The Haitian sacrifices a pig to restore his father's power. (It Takes a Village, Part 2)
- Guillame informs his son that he plans to sacrifice his life to Ogun and Legba. (It Takes a Village, Part 3')
- Guillame decides to sacrifices his own life instead of his son's. (It Takes a Village, Part 4)
- Betty sacrifices her identity to live as "Candice". (Betty, Part 4)
- Ando sacrifices his time and stays late to accompany Kimiko Nakamura home when she leaves work. (Heroism Is Found in the Heart, Part 1)
- Howard Lemay sacrifices his family in order to prevent the Shanti virus from spreading further. (Quarantine)
- Devin Patterson sacrifices his own life to buy Bianca time to save Gael from the German. (Berlin, Part 2)
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