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  • Not positive on the spelling. This is what it sounded like to me when Mr. Bennet mentioned it in The Fix. Admin 21:40, 31 January 2007

Portal Cat?

Items, maybe? References? Not sure.--Hardvice (talk) 17:35, 1 February 2007 (EST)

Probably references. Makes the most sense, right? — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:42, 1 February 2007 (EST)


I hope that terms like "glycimerine" and "codons" and so forth don't keep emerging in Heroes. I got more than enough technobabble from Star Trek for a lifetime. Heroes doesn't need it, so I hope they stay away from it. (My opinion is now on record.) Maybe we need a "technobabble" category for made-up terms used in the show? Drawing attention to it might reduce it. --Ted C 16:03, 15 February 2007 (EST)

  • Incidentally "codon" is a real term. Don't know if you meant to include it as a made-up term. :) (Admin 16:06, 15 February 2007 (EST))
    • Even real terms can be misused in a horrible stream of pseudoscientific technobabble, as Star Trek proved repeatedly. In fact, I'd prefer they made up terms over mangling real ones. However, the best route is to avoid excessive technobabble altogether. Mohinder talking to Nathan about Peter's DNA in The Fix (I think) was already over the line. --Ted C 16:34, 15 February 2007 (EST)
  • I have a feeling that they stay away from the geekspeak on the episodes, and relegate it to the peripheral media, including the GNs to some extent. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:20, 15 February 2007 (EST)
    • I expect that if they continue to let it run loose in the graphic novels, the writers will get more comfortable dumping it into the scripts. --Ted C 16:34, 15 February 2007 (EST)
      • What's with the fear of technobabble? I think this show needs more technobabble. I love it! I prefer it to blatant misuse of actual technowhatsits, like the blatant abuse of the Human Genome Project as if it were a phone book. It doesn't matter the details of how something works so long as the gist of it makes sense and remains consistent within the storytelling (on multiple platforms) if they just do technobabble in the graphic novels and then not in the show that'd be what's lame. I like consistency in my technobabble! -- ZachsMind 14:13, 2 March 2007 (EST)
        • I think Heroes appeals to sci-fi people as well as drama people. They may be trying to keep the show from heading too much in one direction for fear of alienating the other. Hey, I don't mind... whatever keeps Heroes popular and on the air! :) (Admin 14:17, 2 March 2007 (EST))
        • So far, technobabble hasn't be a major problem, but I find it distracts from the story more often than it helps. What I really fear is the possibility that they will start spouting technobabble solutions to plot problems, like techobabble devices that keep assorted powers from working (already used to some extent with Sylar's cell). --Ted C 18:00, 2 March 2007 (EST)
  • How was 'codon' misused? Hank said they were trying to find the codon switches that identify Sylar's abilities. Codons (tri-nucleotide sequences on protein-coding genes) code for amino acids, which, in turn, make up proteins, which, in turn, are vital to virtually every cellular process, so it's a logical place for them to be looking for what triggers Sylar's abilities (of course, we know a bit more now than we did back then...adrenal gland stimulation and whatnot). I really don't see how this is technobabble at all...Stevehim 03:20, 30 September 2008 (EDT)


I think all this guy needs is a references sidebar and a standard-sized image, and to be Portal'd. It looks like it's as complete as can be for now. Incidentally, we should probably also have an article for Curare, which Mo admins to Sylar in Parasite, which at least has the advantage of being a real drug.--Hardvice (talk) 17:29, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

  • Why not just make a medical drugs article since both are used medicinally (and we'll leave out the canibis).--Bob 18:24, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
    • What? Cannabis? When was this this? Heroe(talk)
      • Just a joke. Using the word "medicinal" generally warrants some wise-ass laughing about using weed or something.--Bob 19:23, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
    • I would be hesitant to put curare and glycimerine on the same article, especially since one is from a canon source and the other not. However, it wouldn't hurt to have a Category:Drugs. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:31, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
      • I suppose we should heroin there? Tee hee hee... Heroe(talk) 21:33, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
        • Actually, both are mentioned in the show. Bennet asks Hank "How much glycimerine have you given him?" "Enough to kill an elephant." I thought about the heroine as well, but it's not medicinal.--Bob 22:10, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
          • Ooh, good catch. I missed that one. The heroin would actually be a very good fit for Category:Drugs. In fact, I'll go take care of that now. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:27, 30 March 2007 (EDT)


Duh. That makes sense. I was directly quoting kilohoku because it didn't make sense to me. Thanks for the fix. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:17, 30 March 2007 (EDT)


Since we have Portal:Drugs now, should we remove this from references? Heroin and curare are fine as refs, since they really exist, but this appears to be fictional.--Hardvice (talk) 23:28, 30 March 2007 (EDT)


Is the mere mention of the word "glycimerine" in an episode and it being written on Sylar's online medical chart really enough for an article? --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 17:56, 27 March 2008 (EDT)

  • It was originally created with the expectation that it would be an important chemical we'd see used, but nonetheless I think it's relevent enough for its own article. (Admin 18:45, 27 March 2008 (EDT))
    • Yeah. Maybe change the note about Sylar's thing to a Heroes Evolution section for it, and it'd stand out a bit more. Keep. --DocM 18:48, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
      • Definitely keep. A drug that can help researchers identify an evolved human's power? Wow! The drug was pretty pivotal in Sylar's stay at Primatech, and was the cause of a pretty suspenseful story arc. It was mentioned in an Evolutions document, and I can't see how this topic isn't deserving of an article. It's not the fact that it was only mentioned by name that gives it weight, it's the fact that it was used, and was used so crucially by the Company. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:32, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I'm removing the afd tag since there hasn't been a voice for deletion in a while. --Bob (talk) 12:13, 18 April 2008 (EDT)