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Shanti Suresh had the ability to morph her body into stone. Shanti had a genetic anomaly that was the precursor to Chandra's research. (Six Months Ago). + When Mohinder remembered his father's reference to having a heart of stone in Homecoming, he tried to think of a connection between the phrase "heart of stone" and the password to view the list on Chandra's computer, which was "SHANTI".
- The phrase "heart of stone" can refer to the state of Chandra's heart after Shanti died, giving Mohinder the same connection.

If this is true, could Shanti be Uluru?

Shanti is alive and hiding. None - Chandra, Mrs. Suresh, Mohinder, and Thompson all stated that Shanti is dead. (Seven Minutes to Midnight, The Hard Part)

+ The Company may have went to great lengths to make sure that everyone thought she was dead. Perhaps she doesn't know who she is, herself. Thompson said that Shanti had the virus in 1974, when Adam said that Victoria Pratt got samples from her in 1977. There's no way she could have lived that long with the virus. The Haitian was dying from it in four months. (The Hard Part, Truth and Consequences, Four Months Later...)

- The Haitian was dying of a mutated version of the virus. Not of the original strain.
If it is true that Shanti is alive but doesn't know who she really is, perhaps she is actually Annapurna, this is possible, since the Shanti virus may not have killed her, but removed her powers, also in Heroes, everyone seems to link to each other in almost random ways.
Shanti is in the afterworld or some such place. Hana Gitelman states that death is never what we expect. (The Death of Hana Gitelman, Part 2) Perhaps this is where Charles Deveaux is.

Perhaps she still exists in an ethereal form, like Hana Gitelman.

Shanti was experimented on by the Company. Adam tells Peter that the Company has been working on a "cure" for 30 years. (Four Months Ago...) It may be possible that Shanti was an early bagged of the Company around thirty years ago without Chandra's knowledge, and that their experimentations to develop a cure for special abilities may have resulted in a mutated strain, the first case of what would become the Shanti Virus, which killed her despite Chandra's effort to find a cure.

The Company seems to have a fairly large stock of the Shanti Virus, suggesting that they have been experimenting with the strain for some time. This supports the notion that the "cure" medication began with the experiments on Shanti.
+ Victoria Pratt, a member of The Company, discovered the virus in Shanti's blood on Valentine's Day, 1977. (Truth and Consequences)

Shanti's power was electrical absorption. None. + Mohinder says that the dying patient has all the same symptoms his sister did. (Blackout, Part 1)

- Illness related ones, powers aren't symptoms.

Shanti's power was the virus itself. It's been implied that she was "special" and all we know about her is she was the first known victim of the "Shanti Virus". + Maya has the power to release a disease and kill the people around her, maybe Shanti had a similar power, but she couldn't control and contain it.

+ Shanti was apparently Patient Zero for the virus and if it was her ability, she may have accidentally killed herself due to lack of control but not before the Company got a sample of the virus from her.

Shanti's power was poison emission, she died because her ability was supercharged and she couldn't handle the reabsorption of the poison. None + Paulette Hawkins has the ability to supercharge others' abilities, and she is known to have a history with the Company.

- Supercharged poison emission would kill everyone in a very large radius, along with Chandra, his wife and Paulette herself.

Shanti had a power. It's been implied that she was "special". + Shanti was the first known victim of the original Shanti Virus, and according to Mohinder, only evolved humans are vulnerable to this strain of the virus.
The virus had many strains. Shanti could be a regular human who happened to contract a strain that affects regular humans as well.<nr />

- Shanti could be special simply because she was the first known victim of the virus.

Maybe the virus can affect someone with powers before the powers manifest. Shanti could have simply died before she could display any ability.

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