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World War II
World War II enthusiasts reenact the war.

First mentioned: Wireless, Part 1
Date of event: 1939 - 1945
Location: Japan, Germany, etc.

World War II, fought in Europe and Asia during the late 1930s and 1940s, was a war full of fierceness, determination, and survival.

Notable Participants


World War II was a two-stage war: the conflict in Asia began in 1941, and the fighting in Europe began in 1939. Most of the world's nations divided into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis Powers. More than 60 million people were killed worldwide.

Graphic Novel:The Crane

Hiro Nakamura, a resident of Japan, goes to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial to pay respect to his grandfather, and to deliver an origami crane. Hiro reflects upon his grandfather's experiences in Hiroshima, the city from which Hiro's name is derived. Hiro despondently recalls that his grandfather survived the nuclear attack at Hiroshima, but later died of cancer.

Graphic Novel:Wireless, Part 1

In 1944, Hana's grandmother fights with the resistance against the Nazis. Despite a losing battle and the deaths of many men and women, the resistance urges forward, using smoke to communicate and coordinate attacks. Like many Jews, she is captured, tattooed, and interred at Auschwitz.

Graphic Novel:Wireless, Part 3

Hana's grandmother is brought into custody in Berlin, Germany, by the Nazis. One of the guards appears to pester the prisoner, and she attacks.

Graphic Novel:Wireless, Part 4

Hana remembers her grandmother's bravery during the war.

Five Years Gone

When Nathan suggests his plan to eradicate evolved humans completely, Mohinder asks the president, "Am I supposed to march you off to the gas chambers as well?" referencing the concentration camp gas chambers frequently used during the Holocaust to kill the Jews.

The Hard Part

Angela Petrelli tells her son Nathan that President Truman dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima to end the war.

Graphic Novel:Resistance

A terrorist calls agents from Pinehearst Company "Nazis".


Charles Deveaux compares the Coyote Sands camps to the Holocaust and internment camps, but Angela Shaw believes that their abilities makes their situation different.

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Accidents and Disasters

Blizzard of 1978Bradford City stadium fireBrody's accidentThe explosionFire (1992)Flight 195 crashHurricane KatrinaLas Vegas house fireMutationNathan and Heidi's accidentOdessa Unity SummitSeptember 11 attacksTrain wreck

Future Events

"Explosion future" • "Exposed future" • H.E.L.E. • "Outbreak future"

Military Events

Afghanistan WarAmerican Revolutionary WarBattle of Twelve SwordsIraq WarVietnam WarWorld War II

Personal Events

Alejandro's weddingArthur's funeralCharlie's birthday partyD.L.'s funeralNathan's funeralNiki's funeralIshi's funeralKaito's funeralMicah's birthday partyJoseph's funeralSylar's baptismSylar's funeral

Recurring Events

Angela's dreamsEclipseGamblingInstant messagingNosebleedPeter's dreamsSpirit walkTed's escapes

Other Events

HomecomingKensei and the DragonLinderman ActLinderman's prosecutionNathan's campaignNathan's press conferenceNovember 8thRevelation of evolved humans

See Also: Sylar's CrimesTimeline