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  • Its gonna be really weird if his ability's Taxidermy :S --NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 14:55, 4 February 2009 (EST)
    • by his name i would say Super-strengh --Manwithnoname 17:36, 6 February 2009 (EST)
      • I highly doubt the biological father of Sylar (<clipped spoiler>) will be weak or have an insanely weak power, I guess his power will be Power Control or something insanely powerful so that he could subdue his son and anyone. - Arkillion--Arkillion 20:46, 6 February 2009 (EST)
        • Spoiler. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 20:55, 6 February 2009 (EST)
          • You're mean EmpathicIntuitive. :o --Arkillion 21:57, 6 February 2009 (EST)
            • What? When posting spoilers out of spoiler pages that's the template you're supposed to use. If you want to read it just hover the mouse over it. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 10:35, 7 February 2009 (EST)
              • Actually, spoilers don't belong on non spoiler pages at all, even on the talk pages. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:51, 7 February 2009 (EST)

His ability is Intuitve Aptitude, but like Sylar he went on a killing spree and stole many powers. He still has telekinesis for sure, but he stated he wasn't sure if he still had any of the others. He later demonstrated some kind of knock-out power, meaning he still had at least one more, but beyond that he didn't display any further stolen abilities.--WarGrowlmon18 22:39, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

  • The discussion was made on February 4, 2009. --NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 13:22, 10 March 2009 (EDT)


Isn't there a better quality picture?--Steelymcbeam 08:59, 10 February 2009 (EST)


There is no proof Samson Grey is Luke Campbell's father. Removing it for now. Ikkian 00:34, 17 February 2009


I have just watched Exposed and it shows sylar's father slice open Sylar's mother's head exactly as Sylar does. So his power may be to slice heads open and that is where Sylar aquired that power. And possibly through empathy as well.--Connorbb (Connor ROCKS !!!!) 20:07, 2 March 2009 (EST)

  • You saw it already??? Well THANKS FOR THE SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It doesn't start here for FORTY MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--WarGrowlmon18 20:19, 2 March 2009 (EST)
    • Sorry dude I was excited to share the news and I didn't realize anyone read the discussions untill after the episode aired.

So Sylar acquired his Telekinesis from Brian Davis and used it in the unique way of slicing open heads to acquire abilities... and now his father coincidentally also has TK and also uses it to slice open heads? Did the writers forget that Sylar didn't inherit that ability? I hope they have a good explanation for this gaping plothole. Anticrash 13:06, 3 March 2009 (EST)

  • No plothole exists: Samson naturally possesses/acquired TK, learned to use it to slice, and decided that that was the best way to kill his wife. Sylar acquired TK, learned to use it to slice, decides that that is the best way to access the brain of his victims. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 13:26, 3 March 2009 (EST)
  • He's been shown to have at least telekinesis, but we don't know yet if that's just his power or one that he aquired like Sylar so lets not jump to conclusions yet.--WarGrowlmon18 14:05, 3 March 2009 (EST)
    • Actually, it was a nice explanation from the writers, as to why TK was the first (and only ability besides his original Int Apt) that Sylar was able to recover after loosing his abilities. TK showing to be an ability closely related to him genetically through his father...even though he hadn't ever manifested it prior to Brian, because of his DNA relation to TK through Samson, he sure naturally and quickly gained mastery of TK...almost like Sylar has a preclusion to be successful at manipulating TK because of his progeny; like how skills often run through families. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 03/3/2009 14:24 (EST)

You guys are making a huge assumption that the person in the car in the episode 'Exposed' was Samson. It may have been a future Sylar who was trying to change the course of his life. --suburbanantihero 14:57, 3 March 2009 (EST)

  • No it wasn't: pay attention before the scene with the car: that was when Samson sold him to Martin.--WarGrowlmon18 15:53, 3 March 2009 (EST)

There's no real proof that Samson has TK. He hasn't moved anything (without touching it) like Brian Davis or Sylar has. And the fact that he ripped open his wife's head isn't proof that his main ability is TK. Maybe Samson has Intuitive Aptitude and a byproduct of the power is TK (the same way people with Accelerated probability can move super fast).--Peter 17:20, 3 March 2009 (EST)

  • I personally thought he used a knife or something....Meesa yoda 19:34, 3 March 2009 (EST)
    • So far, it is only speculation that Samson has any ability other than TK. He exhibited TK when he sliced Sylar's mom's head.
      Samson TK.jpg
      Rewatch the scene slowly, it is the exact same finger motion and sound effect that they use when Sylar is slicing heads with TK. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 03/4/2009 10:38 (EST)
      • But who's to say that slicing people's heads open is TK and not an aspect of intuitive aptitude? To me TK is moving things with your mind (like moving a cup) but it wouldn't allow you to cut through layers of bone and skin.
        • Slicing things is also TK, you're moving two things, pushing them appart, getting the slice effect. On theory, TK can account for basically every superhuman ability there is. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 18:56, 4 March 2009 (EST)
          • But maybe Intuitive aptitude gives one the hunger to have more powers and the power to get them (ex: slice open their head and then copy it). --Peter 19:48, 5 March 2009 (EST)
            • It's been very well laid out that telekinesis is what lets him cut people's heads open, they're not going to change that all of a sudden. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 19:51, 5 March 2009 (EST)

Samson's power

It might seem unusual to some to think of Samson and Sylar having the same power, but Arthur had an even stronger power than Peter so there was a bit of father son legacy going on there, and Sylar is often or was often viewed as Peter's evil equal so it would be an interesting contrast if his father had the same or a stronger power that was similar to Sylar's. Also there's been a big build up to Sylar's father. The scene showing Sylar's father telekinetically slicing Sylar's mother's head open I think was a big hint/revelation on the writers part since Sylar's famous for taking powers that way. Kinda gives a big hint I think.

  • Arthur's power an't more powerfull then peter's, it just works different, peter can absorb powers from a distance so his would be stronger, since he could absorb the powers of arthur and take his WaterRatj 22:41, 12 October 2009 (EDT)

All in all though Samson seems to me like one nasty guy you dont wanna meet. -- Jacobm7 22.43 , 3 March 2009 (EST)

Theory Page

Now that we know Samson has a power, shouldn't his theory page be moved to the theories about evolved humans?--Altes 07:21, 4 March 2009 (EST)


What's with the unusually large spoiler picture on this character? --Ice Vision (talk) 12:48, 4 March 2009 (EST)

  • That was what I was thinking, I don't recall seeing this pic in any episodes, I think it should be changed and also the portrayer, unless that is who portrayed him in the past. --posted by Laughingdevilboy

Talk 13:03, 4 March 2009 (EST)

    • I reverted the image to one from Exposed. John Glover did play him in Exposed, according to RyanGibsonStewart's edit summary. - Josh (talk/contribs) 13:08, 4 March 2009 (EST)
      • OK, I wasn't too sure since you didn't get a good look at him :) --posted by Laughingdevilboy

Talk 13:31, 4 March 2009 (EST)

Portrayed by

The name of an uncredited actor can hardly be considered a spoiler. Don't we already list plenty of uncredited actors? - Josh (talk/contribs) 12:06, 6 March 2009 (EST)

Please change the picture

Isn't there a better one?--Altes 12:02, 11 March 2009 (EDT)

  • No. This one is sexy. Bloodbath 20:21, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
    • I agree with Altes, tbh im not really that turned on by old men with vomit covered jackets :P --Lolwut 15:45, 13 March 2009 (EDT)
      • I'd prefer the picture with Samson on oxygen. THIS is sexy ;)--Altes 04:03, 14 March 2009 (EDT)

Current Aquired Abilities Column

I am thinking that maybe we should add something to the that column. Samson said he had lots of abilities, some which he even forgot. I am suggesting the idea of adding : multiple unknown abilities. Personally, I feel that if only telekinesis and sedation were listed, people would think that Papa Sylar only "stole" two abilities. -- JLYK 16:00, 14 March 2009 (EST)

  • Darn. Peter was in contact with Eden, yet Persuasion wasn't added to the list of mimicked powers. Why should this be done with Samson?--Altes 04:04, 14 March 2009 (EDT)
    • We can't write anything unless we know he got them... --Scorvi12 06:38, 14 March 2009 (EDT)
      • Then I suggest to write "Known aquired abilities". It sounds better than "current" and it makes more sense.--Altes 08:05, 16 March 2009 (EDT)


IceGhost78 does anyone know if he will be in more episodes. it would be nice very nice

  • Don't count on it happening any time soon. --Crazylicious 23:53, 14 March 2009 (EDT)
    • IMDb says that he'll appear in 324, although IMDb's not always to be trusted. --Radicell 06:27, 15 March 2009 (EDT)

His darling wife

How about renaming her page to "Mrs. Gray"? This at least sounds like a name, unlike "Sylar's mother".--Altes 08:08, 16 March 2009 (EDT)

  • Agree, when she was the mother, Sylar was Gabriel... --Juba 08:12, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
    • We don't know that her last name was Gray. -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 16:11, 18 March 2009 (EDT)
      • Exactly. Sylar has repeatedly referred to her as his mother. I don't think Samson Gray nor Martin Gray earlier, ever referred to Samson being married, or her being his wife. It is a logical assumption, but it is speculative at this point. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 03/18/2009 16:19 (EST)

Sylar, Sr. VS Sylar, Jr.

I guess and hope they will fight at the end of this volume. What's your opinion? Who'd be the winner, and who'd have his brain eaten by the winner?--Altes 13:13, 18 March 2009 (EDT)

  • I doubt that the old man is up to a fight with Sylar. But I would have loved to see them go at it when he was healthy.--Cro Magnon 15:53, 18 March 2009 (EDT)
    • But an old mean with several kick-awesome superpowers? Different story. -- Psilaq R.- \m/ -_- \m/- 15:54, 18 March 2009 (EDT)
  • I don't think they will fight anymore. I think they've had their duel, and I Sylar got what he needed. I might be wrong, but I don't forsee another confrontation anytime soon. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:05, 18 March 2009 (EDT)

FBI, are you dumb?

Let's return to the episode Don't Look Back, where we discover Sylar is a serial killer with weird methods like freezing and head slicing. Audrey Hanson discusses this stuff with agent Thayer, but the latter doesn't believe such a monstrous murderer can even exist. It's 2006.
Now. In 1980 we saw Samson slicing his wife's head the same way Sylar does it. And back into present, he tells his son he acquired numerous powers - which means numerous victims with open heads and brains removed. How couldn't FBI notice a connection between these two murderers? -- Altes 04:35, 25 May 2009 (EDT)

  • Interesting, but it's likely that there's something we don't know. Like one of the abilities he used to have was Disintegration touch or disintegration, which he could have used after he stole his victims power to dispose the body. Maybe he only needed an empathic connection to his victim to have the power, like Sylar, so he never even needed to kill. There could be a million reasons, but glad you pointed it out. --Isaac Mendez 13:41, 28 May 2009 (EDT)
    • Given that in the 70s and 80s, police were not as strict to stick to the rules and would have probably opened fire on a serial killer, Samson, understanding this, would have covered his tracks pretty well since he could have been killed, not having claire's power. Also, I'm pretty sure Angela knew all about Samson, and it was the company's job to cover up events involving evolved humans. Most probably, the FBI database was messed with by the company. Although on another note, after watching the new tv show Flashforward, just as they did (or didn't do) in that, sometimes when the FBI investigating they focus too much on what is going to happen rather than what has happened! --mc_hammark 17:07, 18 October 2009 (EDT)

Sylar Template

There's a red link thing and I don't know how to remove it. I don't want to chance it and ruin the page cause my computer is begining to act up. If someone could fix it that would be great. --mc_hammark 17:07, 18 October 2009 (EDT)

They need to bring this guy back

Or at least kill him off. This guy is a time bomb of potential and it will make no sense if they leave this as a loose end. Right now, this character has the potential to be as powerful as Sylar. It would be foolish to just leave him be or not kill him off. What are your thoughts? -Barbedknives (talk)12:44, 24 November 2009 (EST)

  • I agree he should come back. But with the cancer he has, chances are he won't. Which is why they left him. Sylar doesn't care about him (as he did call him pathetic). So he will probably die due to the cancer.--Catalyst · Talk · HL 12:50, 24 November 2009 (EST)
    • Unless he finds Claire. Gretchen seemed able to easily find her on google. --mc_hammark 12:53, 24 November 2009 (EST)
      • Exactly, Claire is a walking buffet for Samson. Not even that though, just the mere fact that Sylar came to Samson should show him that there is a world of power out there, especially since he was interested in tracking down his old man. You'd think that would spark some ambition in him. -Barbedknives (talk)12:57, 24 November 2009 (EST)
        • He is coming back i think, it makes no sense to just leave someone so powerful out there.-- Yoshi | Talk | Contributions 11:55, 29 November 2009 (EST)
          • Maybe Samson already died. But they do need to say a word about him, he's the best new character in Season Three. Green.gif AltesUTC CH 12:04, 29 November 2009 (EST)
  • Ugh. One Sylar is more then enough.--PJDEP 23:17, 10 December 2009 (EST)
    • After Tabula Rasa it appears that Claire's ability wouldn't help Samson, because he already has tumors. So he's pretty much doomed no matter what.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 19:57, 30 December 2009 (EST)
      • If he used a combo of RCR, IA, and TK, he'd be fine. Just a little self-surgery and ding, instant comeback. Also, they could just say that he happened to absorb RCR off of Sylar when he was there thanks to empathizing with the hunger. If they were going to do this, though, they'd have to wait until after the Carnival's been taken care of.--DigitalCount 23:22, 19 January 2010 (EST)
        • Removing the tumor doesn't necessarily remove the cancer. No matter how you look at it, unless someone heals him, he'll stay in a terminal condition.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 23:26, 19 January 2010 (EST)
          • Surely, if the cancer is just bad cells multiplying, if he removes all of the bad cells, then good cells will replace them... --mc_hammark 10:01, 20 January 2010 (EST)
            • Cancer is a genetic disorder, even if it goes away and can (and often does) come back.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 15:25, 20 January 2010 (EST)
              • Also, tumors aren't something you can just hack off, it takes many hours even to remove a single tumor. Not to mention that Samson's cancer was implied to have been far along, meaning he probably has several tumors.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 15:30, 20 January 2010 (EST)
              • Are you sure it's genetic? And they only take time for real circumstances, not in Heroes. Even if he had several tumours, I'm sure he could remove them. Anyway, RCR stops tissue and cells from degrading, as soon as he removed the bad cells, it would replace them with good ones, and none of the good ones would be able to become a bad one. --mc_hammark 15:33, 20 January 2010 (EST)
                • I'm absolutely certain that cancer is genetic. You're right about how cancer doesn't have to be portrayed accurately on the show, but RCR would not stop an already developed form of cancer. It's in every cell and I don't think RCR works on genes. Also, I think that Samson's story has been finished, he wasn't meant to be introduced as a permanent character, but rather as a warning of sorts. Samson dedicated his life to acquiring powerful abilities, but after all that he's been reduced to dying alone of a completely mortal disease. He's a sign of what Sylar may become if he continues down the road of obsessively obtaining abilities. That last bit is entirely my opinion, but I still feel confidant that this is what the writers intended to show.--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 15:52, 20 January 2010 (EST)
                    • While there is a genetic component to it, cancer isn't 100% genetics, there are quite some environmental factors that can increase or decrease the likelihood of developing cancer. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 15:57, 20 January 2010 (EST)
                      • Of course if he got RCR he could easily hack out tumours so long as he dosent cut off his RCR he'll heal up there, and as for the cancer I don't claim to know a lot about it, but it's probably localised to certain areas and because of his Intuitive aptitude he might know were they are, then he removes those areas and he's cancer free, and Luke could be an accomplice to his power search, or may be since Sylars good he'll come give him RCR and 'Fix' him Melkor111
                        • You can't hack off tumors as most of them can be deeply embedded within the target organ. Also, cancer can spread to different areas of the body and is genetic, so even if the tumors are removed they'd come back. Also, I don't think RCR doesn't just not help tumors, it may make them worse. For instance, how do we know Samson's body can differentiate between tumor cells and regular ones? Maybe they'd simply grow back as soon as they were cut off.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 14:10, 6 March 2010 (EST)
                          • Genetics is only one factor in cancer. If he could remove all cells, he wouldn't have to worry. Just use TK, make a cut, remove the affected areas and let heal. Say he had loads of tumors in his arm. Just cut the entire thing off and let it grow again, this time from healthy cells. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 14:16, 6 March 2010 (EST)
                            • Yes, but the genes for cancer would still exist in his body, and therefore could come back at any time, regardless of whether he removed all the cells or not.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 14:20, 6 March 2010 (EST)
                              • Not necessarily, now he'd have RCR, which appears to include perfect cell replication, errors in mythosis that would usually produce cancer cells wouldn't happen anymore. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 14:25, 6 March 2010 (EST)
                                • Eh, you might be right. Logically, it shouldn't happen, but RCR seems to be less like pure cell regeneration and more like invincibility. I'm still going to be extremely disappointed if they bring him back.--PJDEP - Talk - Polls and Opinions 14:27, 6 March 2010 (EST)
                                  • And essentially, if he did have RCR, and he couldn't get rid of the tumours, the ability would still not let him die. --mc_hammark 17:35, 6 March 2010 (EST)

Forgot his abilities?

How exactly do you forget a paranormal ability you took by brutally murdering someone?--PJDEP 23:17, 10 December 2009 (EST)


Someone jumps off a ferris wheel on live TV, that'll be shown across the world. Wonder who will see it? --mc_hammark 11:52, 16 February 2010 (EST)

  • He wants that power!!, lol - Jenx222 | U / T / C | <inlcudeonly>08:00, 7 January 2012 (EST) 11:55, 16 February 2010 (EST)
    • No, he's dead. Very, very, dead. Far beneath the ground and dead. Beyond dead. Super-dead.....--PJDEP - Need further explanation? 12:27, 16 February 2010 (EST)
  • Did Samson have a TV!? I doubt very much he'll return... although, now Gab has gone good it might be interesting to see how differently he would interact with his father. I doubt he'd call him "pathetic" again.--Evil Maldini 12:56, 16 February 2010 (EST)