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Mindy's Power

I don't think she is a bomb like Ted. I got the impression that her body absorbs radioactivity. After doing her investigations of the plant, her hand was shining then, when the plant was having the meltdown and she was running to the core, her arm was shining once again. In my mind, she isn't a bomb. She's more like an anti-bomb. Comments? --William Strauss 22:43, 15 March 2010 (EDT)

  • Sounds logical. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:12, 15 March 2010 (EDT)
  • Alternatively, it may be the same power, but evolved past what Ted learned he could do (perhaps his power is more along the lines of what we'd call radioactivity manipulation?) --Ricard Desi 23:34, 15 March 2010 (EDT)
    • The best bet would be to call the ability Mindy's ability for the time being. I'm sure her ability will be more clear with the conclusion of the 1978 arch. And if not, we can always shoot the writer a quick email. --OutbackZack 06:15, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
      • What I think we're seeing here is an addition to the Rule of Ted.--Gibbeynator 11:00, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
  • I think another question is whether she knows of her power... To me, it seems she's fairly oblivious to it, but the fact she's running right to the core (and that she tells the others she'll be going after them) seems to contradict this.
    What do you think? --DrIstvaan 17:21, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
    • I'm not sure. She's working with the Company but may not know exactly what they represent. Angela wouldn't tell her outright that she had a dream about Mindy's current situation. This may be because she didn't want Mindy to know about her ability or because she's being her usual annoyingly secretive self.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 17:26, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
      • I'm honestly not sure that she knows about her ability. Firstly there's the random displays of her ability (which usually suggests that the ability is just developing) but the fact she runs towards the core implies she thinks she can do something to stop whatever is happening. --mc_hammark 17:48, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
        • Ted knew about his power, but he couldn't control it at times.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 21:01, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
          • Luminensence? Could she have it?--Blood69 03:48, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
            • Laser emission? Could she have it? And could Michael, Doyle's victim be Ted's father?--Blood69 22:51, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
              • I don't think it's laser emission. Her whole hand glowed, unlike Michael's. And at this point, anyone could be his father. --mc_hammark 06:50, 21 March 2010 (EDT)

"Adam Monroe"

1978 - The year after Adam Monroe's locked up, Mindy's holding a file on him . . . so what if they were involved, then Adam could be Theodore "Ted" Sprague's father? -- Mike the Man-child!

  • I guess that's possible, though I think it more likely that Ted's father was someone else.--MiamiVolts (talk) 09:22, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
    • Adam Monroe is in this?? ~~IHHTalk 10:39, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
  • It seemed pretty clear that Ted's father was from Los Angeles, given Mindy's bit about LA near the end. I'm guessing Adam's job prior to lockup was the job Mindy has in 1978. Also, I believe when Mindy gets the job it's been less than two months since Adam got locked up. --Ricard Desi 10:43, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
    • They're both possible causes of Dark futures. -- Mike the Man-child!
      • Adam Monroe lived in LA in 1958 with his traitorous 9th wife Therese.--Blood69 06:53, 21 March 2010 (EDT)


It's kinda weird that they'd drop a 1973 date and then jump way past it to another event. On top of that, we're now in a time period where the Company is already up and running. I'm wondering if they're ever going back? --Ricard Desi 10:42, 16 March 2010 (EDT)

  • 1963 Yeah, real bummer though is that we again, don't get to see Kaito's ability. I'm hoping for a Heroes movie that covers the company. I think a lot of fans would come back to the show if there was a good movie. --mc_hammark 14:08, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
    • I knew they were just screwing with us about Kaito's ability...--Boycool42 15:59, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
      • They're screwing with us with quite a bit of stuff. Personally, I'm sure they've already told us what Kaito can do. It certainly seems like they're setting him up as another person who can predict the future.--Gibbeynator 21:33, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
        • I don't think he can predict the future, why not just use Angela then? They said they could use someone with his talents, but they already have one of them, so why say that? I think it is accelerated probability. --mc_hammark 10:20, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
    • No, I mean the 1973 in Angela's journal, not the 1963 of the GNs. --Ricard Desi 17:59, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
      • Ah right, I see what you mean now. That is wierd. TOTAL THEORY. The dream is Mindy Sprague running in the power station. Maybe Mindy dies, and her death has an effect on Ted. The date January 3rd 1973 is approximately 9 months before Ted's birth, ie, that's his conception. Possibly the dream was warning Angela of Ted and the disaster of new york. --mc_hammark 18:06, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
        • Or it's a typo.--Blood69 02:56, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
          • I don't believe in typo's or coincidences, I only believe in destiny. --mc_hammark 14:31, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
  • It should also be noted that the date in the journal (January 3, 1973) is exactly five years before Mindy's first day at TMI (January 3, 1978). --Ricard Desi 14:29, 20 March 2010 (EDT)


Hiro's mentioned in the blurb, but not in the comic. So, how does he figure into all of this? Is he the one reading the files?--Gibbeynator 10:48, 16 March 2010 (EDT)

  • Yes, on his blog, Hiro found a room full of his father's primatech files, and began to read through them. He knew about (and visited) Chris's riot, so I'd assume that these are the files he's reading. --mc_hammark 14:06, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
    • And they couldn`t have established this in the graphic novels for the people who DON`T read every aspect of the expanded universe content because...?--Gibbeynator 15:56, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
      • It's not really that necessary? --mc_hammark 15:57, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
        • Yes it is, if the blurb assumes knowledge of that information. —Frungi 02:15, 29 March 2010 (EDT)
      • It's advertising for Hiro's blog. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:46, 16 March 2010 (EDT)
        • I didn’t notice his blog mentioned or linked anywhere in these GNs. Did I miss something? —Frungi 02:15, 29 March 2010 (EDT)
          • It's indirectly mentioned. When they talk about Hiro, they're referencing his new blog. It's a bit of cross-promotion that NBC does very well--referencing one medium in another, hopefully driving audiences to both. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:24, 29 March 2010 (EDT)

Poor Mindy...

"My sweet Teddy bear... will never hurt a fly."
Poor woman, little did she know how wrong she were... but it's probably better this way. --DrIstvaan 17:25, 17 March 2010 (EDT)

Part 5

With the current pattern of two parts per year then skip 15 years, part 5 will pick up in 1993. Anyone think this pattern will happen?--Boycool42 19:37, 17 March 2010 (EDT)

  • I'm not so sure about it for two reasons.
    1)We've only seen one "set", so we don't really know if every one will have two parts.
    2)We've only seen two consecutive sets, which I'd hardly call a pattern. If the next one will play out in 1993, then we may start to call it one.
    Bottom line is, I don't say it will or will not happen as you stated. --DrIstvaan 10:09, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
    • I just think 15 years later is a very convenient number.--Boycool42 15:43, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
      • Indeed, but there might be other interesting dates between 1978 and 1993, some of which we don't even know the importance yet. For example, we didn't know until now the Company had something at hand in '78.
        However, they stated the "From the Files of Primatech" series of GNs would have eight parts, so then it would be 1993 and 2008 for parts 5-6 and 7-8. On the other hand, as far as we know, Primatech was burnt down in March 2007, so they can hardly have any files from 2008.
        We shall see... --DrIstvaan 04:00, 19 March 2010 (EDT)
        • On Oliver Grigsby's 9th Wonders blog, he said: "Four 2-part comics will be released every other week and journey through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s." Link Refer to February 14, Pass/Fail Part 3 --Persephone 22:05, 23 March 2010 (EDT)
  • Who wants to bet its about Claire and what they do with her i bet 5 dollars--Skyeatsout 04:16, 20 March 2010 (EDT)

I bet 80s are about Noah and 90s are about Claire.--BOYCOOL -- THE END IS NIGH. 08:40, 4 April 2010 (EDT)

Link names

So, in looking at how it's written in the comics, how it's written on here, and how it's written on NBC, I'm wondering what we should do with the comic titles here. It seems like instead of

we may want to instead use

  • From the Files of Primatech: 1963, Part 1
  • From the Files of Primatech: 1963, Part 2
  • From the Files of Primatech: 1978, Part 1
  • etc

And if it makes navbar navigation easier, they could still be grouped as From the Files of Primatech: 1963: 1 - 2Novel Approach: The Hiro Collection1978: 1 (etc.)

Thoughts? --Ricard Desi 09:46, 23 March 2010 (EDT)

    • It looks great for me! TanderixUTCR 14:52, 22 March 2010 (Italy)
    • We've always used the format of the title, and then the part, even when there is a subtitle. I don't see any reason to change now simply because they didn't include the word "Part" in the title image. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:19, 23 March 2010 (EDT)
      • Ryan, I don't see what's changing. FtFoP: 1963 can be considered a different set of novels from FtFoP: 1978, thus we can go with Ricard's suggestion, and it makes sense to me.--Riddler 19:08, 23 March 2010 (EDT)
        • But they're not. The novel that came out on March 15 says "Part 3 of 8". We have been told by a few different sources that this is an eight-part series, not several two-part series. The title "1978, Part One" only refers to the first part of an arc, similar to how two parts of War Buddies had the same name. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:41, 23 March 2010 (EDT)
          • I guess my next question is, for the pages here, on the navbar on the top right, should we then follow the black pages and link with "From the Files of Primatech, Part X" with the subtitle of simply "1963"/"1978"/etc instead of listing those parts too? --Ricard Desi 21:21, 23 March 2010 (EDT)
            • That doesn't matter to me. I like how we're calling it "1978, Part One", but I don't think the subtitle matters too much. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:31, 24 March 2010 (EDT)