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Season Five Villain?

He's been getting dark lately in Shadowboxing, The Wall, and Brave New World. I'd like to see him as a villain.--Boycool42 20:45, 23 February 2010 (EST)

  • Anyone else think so?--Boycool42 18:18, 24 February 2010 (EST)
    • I've always wanted to see Matt turn bad, and after all, there he was trying to protect his family still. I'd like to see him, not turn evil, but do questionable things to protect his family. Really questionable things. --mc_hammark 18:28, 24 February 2010 (EST)
      • He could be the next Noah. "I'M JUST... TRYING... TO PROTECT... MY FAMILY..." --Ricard Desi 00:41, 25 February 2010 (EST)
        • Parkman may have telepathy, but he'll never be the badass Noah is. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 07:15, 25 February 2010 (EST)
          • He can go back to work as a cop. And there will more Keppler incidents... many more. Nah, the writers aren't that creative. --Boycool42 07:41, 25 February 2010 (EST)
            • But he might go after Sylar.--Boycool42 15:45, 26 February 2010 (EST)
              • He seemed to accept the fact that Sylar had turned to the good side, so unless Sylar turns bad again, which I very much doubt, I don't think he'd risk it. I mean. When he got rid of Sylar from his mind he never went after him. He actually had to wait until Sylar came to him. --mc_hammark 15:48, 26 February 2010 (EST)

I think it's indeed that he's starting to act like Noah (it was the safety of his family that got him convinced to transfer Nathan's memories into Sylar's body, despite his resentment of the idea.
However, I think there's more to it: he's also becoming his father, character-wise. Although he did return to his family (thus didn't abandon his child like Maury had done), but he really seems to have caught on the "darker" side of his ability.--DrIstvaan 04:09, 27 February 2010 (EST)

  • I disagree, the mere fact that he stayed with his family is enough to say that he is not becoming his father. He's using his ability to defend his family but not quite becoming "Noah-esque". Sure, he's attacked Sylar and was a tad vicious, but the man was an anti-christ superhuman serial killer that threatened to kill his family. I'm not seeing a evil vibe here, just more of a "don't f@*& with me " attitude. Also, another important distincition to make is that Matt is under his own command. Both times we saw Maury manipulating people with his power, he was doing it under someone else's orders. He was a crony, while Matt is his own man.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 10:17, 27 February 2010 (EST)
    • Matt didn't accept Saint Sylar. He knew it was bull****. I think there's a definite implication as to a Matt/Sylar faceoff. (After all, Sylar did TK his wife if you know what I mean ;))--Boycool42 14:06, 27 February 2010 (EST)

Not Sure Where to Put This

Shouldn't there be an article for "Ratatouille" since he referenced it?--Boycool42 13:59, 14 March 2010 (EDT)

  • Yeah I think so, anybody agrees?-- Yoshi | Talk | Contributions 14:15, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
    • Yeah, probably. Maybe you should make it in your user-space for now, and if its good enough it might get moved to mainspace. --Leckie -- Talk 14:56, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
      • Lol, we both made user articles for it.--Boycool42 15:24, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
        • No, I don't think it was significant enough to create an article about it. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:01, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
          • Well then neither was Fight Club...--Boycool42 16:18, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
            • I completely agree. I have long felt that the page about Fight Club should be deleted. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:33, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
              • Star Wars is really the only movie that belongs on here. All the others were either hardly mentioned or just similar to something on the show.--Boycool42 16:42, 14 March 2010 (EDT)


In Shadowboxing, when Matt controls his own body, there is no indication he used telepathy to do so. Quite the opposite, Matt was actually shown doing this "alongside" Sylar. The telepathy theory isn't even possible; telepathic commands do not work on telepaths such as Matt/Sylar. (Powerless) - Josh (talk/contribs) 21:29, 14 March 2010 (EDT)

  • Sylar used Matt's power against him when he made him see the corpse of a little girl in the drug dealer's house. Furthermore, we saw Zachary Quinto playing Matt Parkman when he was about to be shot, and Greg... Gregson (his last name escapes me) makes motions that ZQ's parkman follows. It seems pretty clear that Matt was using his ability against Sylar, instead of actually controlling his nervous system.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 21:37, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
    • As of Shadowboxing, Sylar never gained control of Matt's ability. Sylar could always make Matt see things that weren't there, as with Niki and Jessica. This is irrelevant, though, because it has nothing to do with controlling people. "Sylar" was shown doing those things, because he too was tied to the body that was doing them, but "Sylar", being just a mind, did not actually take any action. - Josh (talk/contribs) 21:55, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
      • Sylar said something to effect of "I used your ability against you". Sylar used Matt's body, true, but Matt's mind was forced to use his ability against Sylar's mind in order to gain control of his own body. That's why it's written that way.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 21:57, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
        • The writers thought "Hey that would look cool" and put them next to each other in the shot. --Boycool42 21:58, 14 March 2010 (EDT)