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Talk:Shanti Suresh

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Shanti's Powers

The show has been vague about Shanti - was she an evolved human or not? Chandra keeps referring to her as "special", and then used her as a catalyst for his research. I say she's evolved - or am I speculating? - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:33, 3 December 2006 (EST)

  • In 6MA, he said she had a fatal genetic defect, and that most evolutionary leaps manifest themselves as flaws (I'm paraphrasing; I don't remember the exact line). It doesn't rule out that she was evolved (and within one sense of the phrase "evolved human", she definitely was ... unfortunately, her power was to die young), but I think it makes it less likely.--Hardvice (talk) 22:49, 3 December 2006 (EST)
    • You're right - I'm projecting an "evolved human" status on her if she were still alive -- it'd be like calling Claire evolved a year ago. Just too premature ... It's just that I just saw her in the "Humans" category, and it struck me funny. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:59, 3 December 2006 (EST)

Regarding just what her powers were, we have very little to go on. It must have been something that Chandra would have originally presumed to be a defect, later realized was something more, and then it has to have placed her in some level of suffering. Also the end result of her ability must have been either horrific or otherwise poignant, as to have been such a catapult for Chandra's studies. If what Mohinder recites in the prologues and epilogues of the episodes happens to be passages from Chandra's work, we must presume Chandra had an unique vantage point, through his lost daughter, from which to view this phenomenon. We are led to believe it was her ability which led to her suffering and her death, but we can't assume that she actually is dead, or that she's alive. We can only presume that Chandra believed her to be dead. However, if for example, her power were to separate her molecules until she dissipated like a cloud, she may have over time seemed unable to retain her original shape and faded away, but her consciousness may still exist somewhere. -- ZachsMind 15:42, 14 February 2007 (EST)

First appearance

Characters that don't actually appear should not be listed under "debut". A picture is neither an appearance nor a debut. Shanti has only been mentioned, even though there's a picture of her. The same goes for Takezo Kensai who is oft-mentioned, and was shown in more than one picture, but never "appeared". These characters should also not be listed in the list of character appearances by episode. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:40, 8 May 2007 (EDT)