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Maya Herrera
Portrayed by Dania Ramírez
First appearance Four Months Later...
In-story stats
Known ability Poison emission (lost)
Home New York, NY,
Montville, NJ,
formerly Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Residences 6619 Mayfleet Avenue #305 Montville, New Jersey;
Apartment in New York City
Significant others formerly Sylar,
formerly Mohinder Suresh
Siblings Alejandro Herrera (fraternal twin brother, deceased)
Other relatives Gloria Herrera (sister-in-law, deceased)

Maya Herrera is an evolved human from Santo Domingo who made her way to New York City to meet Chandra Suresh in hopes that he could help her with her ability, which she believed to be a curse. She was originally on the run with her now deceased brother because they were both wanted for accidental murder. She lived with Mohinder, waiting for a way to get rid of her ability until he attacked her as a result of his ability, so she got someone else to do the job. She now lives in New Jersey trying to lead a normal life.

Character History

Graphic Novel:Maya y Alejandro

On the back of a truck taking Alejandro and Maya north, Maya reads chapter 5 of Chandra Suresh's book, Activating Evolution. While their desired destination is Brooklyn, the truck driver says he can only go as far as San Cristobal.

Season Two

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Maya Herrera: Season Two History.

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Season Three

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Maya Herrera: Season Three History.

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Upon This Rock

Maya's name appears in Noah's files.

Evolved Human Abilities

Maya and Alejandro both seem to believe that Maya is responsible for causing the deaths of people around them. They believe that they need to get to New York, where there is a doctor who can help her. Since they have been reading a copy of Activating Evolution, they are presumably seeking Chandra Suresh. (Four Months Later...)

When Alejandro finds Maya after she is kidnapped by some "coyotes", everyone else in the truck has died; their eyes have spilled black tears.

Maya's virulent ability manifests when she begins leaking black liquid from the eyes. Then, her guide to cross the border dies just like the coyotes. However, Alejandro is somehow able to reverse the condition, by gripping Maya's hands tight and praying. The guide comes back to life and flees, and all the black liquid is absorbed into Alejandro's eyes (Lizards). Maya later learns to reverse the effects of her ability without Alejandro's ability. (Truth & Consequences)

At long last, Maya's ability is taken away by Arthur Petrelli. (Eris Quod Sum)

Heroes Reborn App

Prior to Heroes Reborn starting, the Heroes Reborn app was released with a video summary of Maya's history. The summary included:

Memorable Quotes

"Gabriel... like the angel!"

- Maya (to Sylar) (The Kindness of Strangers)

"¡Maya aléjate de él, él es un asesino! (Get away from him. He is a murderer!)"

"¡Yo soy una asesina! (I am a murderer!)"

- Alejandro, Maya (Truth & Consequences)

"You killed my brother!"

- Maya (to Sylar) (Powerless)

"¡Sucia! (You bitch!)"

- Maya (to Gloria) (Four Months Ago)

"You are different..."

- Maya (to Mohinder) (The Butterfly Effect)


  • Press releases have placed Maya and Alejandro in their mid-20s.


See Also

Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:Maya Herrera for fan-created theories and other speculation.

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