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Kirby Plaza
Kirby plaza.jpg
Location: New York City
Purpose: Public square

Various characters meet at Kirby Plaza.

Notable Visitors


Five Years Gone

Sylar, posing as Nathan Petrelli, stands in the remnants of Kirby Plaza as he gives his speech commemorating the five year anniversary of the explosion.

The Hard Part

Mohinder and Thompson meet to talk about Mohinder helping Molly Walker. Later, Peter shows Claire prophetic images of Ted at Kirby Plaza. The two go there to wait for Ted's arrival. Mr. Bennet, Ted and Matt arrive to take out the Walker Tracking System where they run into Peter and Claire. Peter gets too close to Ted, absorbs his ability and struggles to control it.


Peter controls his newly acquired ability from Ted. Claire and her father discuss the future and their lives while walking around the plaza. Peter, Ted and Matt discuss the plan for the two "radioactive" men to leave New York City. Meanwhile, Sylar listens in on the conversation and is keyed in on the events to come. Micah and Candice stay in a hotel listed as being in Kirby Plaza.

How to Stop an Exploding Man

At Isaac's loft, Sylar paints a painting of him and Peter at Kirby Plaza.

At Kirby Plaza, Mr. Bennet and Peter walk around, searching for Sylar. Peter suggests that Sylar's hiding in plain sight, but when Peter turns his head, Sylar sneaks up behind Bennet and telekinetically crashes him into a wall. Peter faces Sylar and Sylar chokes Peter with telekinesis, saying that he won't let Peter take all the glory. Matt walks up to Sylar and shoots four bullets at him, but Sylar quickly stops them in mid-air and shoots them into Matt's chest. Micah, Molly, Niki, D.L., and Mohinder run out of the Company's building and arrive at Kirby Plaza. Mohinder hears Matt's cry of pain and rushes to help him.

While choking Peter, Sylar moves a traffic meter into his hand and hits Peter with it. Niki, knowing she can help, runs up to Sylar and snatches the traffic meter from him, giving him a whack in the stomach. Micah calls for his mother, saying that D.L. needs her help, and Peter tells her to go back to her family. Peter then goes to Sylar and brutally punches him in his face, leaving his face dripping with blood. Peter's hands begin to glow and Sylar looks at him, laughing.

Hiro teleports to Kirby Plaza and appears behind Sylar. He calls his name and quickly runs up to him, impaling him with Ando's sword. Sylar falls on the ground wounded. Hiro walks up to Peter and Peter says that he can stop him from exploding by killing him, but before Hiro can do anything, Sylar makes his final move and throws Hiro towards a building. Before Hiro crashes, he teleports away. Sylar remains on the ground and sees images of his previous victims as he taps into precognition, then his eyes go white.

Claire arrives and goes to her father. She takes his gun from him and walks up to a glowing Peter, pointing the gun at him. Peter commands her to shoot him because she's the only one who can. Claire wishes that there is another way, but Peter instructs her to shoot him, telling her that there is no other way. Suddenly, Nathan flies in between Peter and Claire and lowers Claire's gun, telling her that the future isn't written in stone. Peter tells Nathan that he took Ted's power and can't control it or do anything. Nathan tells Peter that he's not leaving him and that he can't let everyone else die. He tells Peter that he saved the cheerleader, so they could save the world. Nathan grabs Peter and flies him up into the atmosphere where Peter finally explodes in a bright light. After the commotion is over, Matt is carted away by EMTs and Molly runs to him, asking him not to die because he is her hero. She is held by Mohinder as Matt is loaded into an ambulance. Bennet asks Claire if she's ready to go home, but she recalls that their house is burned down. Bennet reminds her that home is wherever their family is. Claire jokingly asks if her father has a plan. Bennet nods. A streak of blood from from where Sylar laid to an open manhole stretches across the plaza. A cockroach crawls on the manhole cover.

Four Months Later...

Kaito and Ando await the return of Hiro at Kirby Plaza. Kaito receives a death threat in a newspaper that he sends Ando to retrieve.


Candice, who now calls herself Michelle, tells Sylar she rescued him from Kirby Plaza.

Four Months Ago...

Peter remembers the events of the previous four months, from the night of the explosion where Nathan flies Peter into the air above Kirby Plaza to prevent New York being destroyed.

Webisode:Dark Matters, Part 5

One of the Primatech files that Quentin Frady sees on the Renautas root directory is titled "Kirby Plaza".


  • The fictional Kirby Plaza is generally referenced as being in Midtown, yet the view Micah looks at out the window shows The Woolworth Building and the steeple of St. Paul's Church (the little church that survived the September 11th attacks), which is right next to the real-life Ground Zero. The window Micah looks out of is a north view from the Milleneum Hilton on Church Street in lower Manhattan right next to Ground Zero. From Micah's point of view looking out the window, Ground Zero would be on the immediate left.


  • According to Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite, Kirby Plaza is named for Jack Kirby, a famous and influential artist for Marvel and DC Comics.
  • The location used for Kirby Plaza is actually the Arco Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at 515 South Flower St, the old Bank of America building, now City National Plaza. The building, as seen on Heroes, still shows the street address 515. This is the street view.
  • The orange statue in front of the building is called "Double Ascension" by Herbert Bayer. It strongly resembles a DNA strand. Its unique design can be seen in several movies including Marathon Man, Rush Hour 3, and Fun with Dick and Jane.
  • Peter says that Kirby Plaza is located in Midtown Manhattan. (The Hard Part)
  • Kirby Plaza is the location of the showdown between Peter and Sylar, two evolved humans with the ability to copy the abilities of others. Kirby is also the name of a video game character who has the ability to copy the abilities of his enemies.


See Also

Miscellaneous Places edit
Indoor Places

Airplane hangarEternal FortressEvo hideoutGymnasiumHaitian prisonHiro and Ando's lairHouse of MirrorsKirby Plaza buildingLima cathedralNew York churchOdessa Clock TowerSewersSlaughterhouseSt. FrancisVenezuelan convent

Outdoor Places

Aoyama CemeteryCentral ParkCharles Deveaux's rooftopCoyote SandsEiffel TowerExplosion memorialGatewayGrand CanyonGravel plantGriffith Park CarouselHidden FortressHollywood SignKaren Sprague's graveKirby PlazaNew York City parkThe Statue of LibertySullivan Bros. CarnivalSunstone ManorTimes SquareWhitebeard's camp

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