|Favorite Heroes quote||"This is usually the part when people start screaming." - Sylar|
|Favorite episode||Five Years Gone|
|Favorite Heroes actor||Zachary Quinto|
|Favorite Heroes actress||Brea Grant|
|Favorite character||Angela Petrelli|
|Least favorite character||Claire Bennet|
Hi, I'm Kon, a British man and Heroes fanatic. I've been a fan of the show ever since I first saw the preview clip of Peter falling from the building, and then flying from his point of view, on BBC2 in 2006. Although season one was by far my favourite, I remained a fan of the series until the end, and was deeply saddened when it was cancelled without a proper conclusion. Now that Heroes is returning, it is also time for me to return to the fandom!
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Facts about me
- I've loved science fantasy for as long as I can remember, as well as anything expansive, escapist and imaginative - just like Heroes. Other sci-fi/fantasy TV series that I remain a big fan of today are Doctor Who, Fringe, and Agents of SHIELD.
- I do a lot of gaming, with my favourite videogame series being Half-Life, Deus Ex, Portal and Team Fortress.
- I have met Michael Dorn, AKA The President, in real life, and had a short conversation with him. I have also met a few other television actors such as Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Colin Baker (Doctor Who) and Paul McGann (Doctor Who).
- I am able to move my left ear up and down without touching it. Do you think it could be classified as an ability?
Heroes items I own
- Heroes: The Complete Collection box set on Blu-ray (Region B)
- Graphic Novel Collection 1 in paperback
- Graphic Novel Collection 2 in hardback
- Vengeance, Part 1 (digital copy)
- Heroes Reborn: Enigma
Favourite Heroes things
I agree with Quentin Frady when he says that the "EVOs" exist for a reason. I believe that there is a sentience behind the eclipses, or an otherworldly force that can only act during said eclipses, that is responsible for the bestowing of abilities upon random people and periodically robbing them of those abilities to see how their powers have since changed them. But for what purpose? Maybe we'll find out when Heroes is... reborn.
This sentience is also responsible for creating the catalyst, in case someone worthy needed an ability before another eclipse was scheduled to happen, and granting this catalyst, "the light", to its first worthy protector. I believe this first protector was Japanese, and a possible relative of Takezo Kensei or at least someone determined to spread his legend, which would explain why Kensei's symbol (meaning "Godsend") would become so closely related with the phenomenon of abilities as the years passed. The catalyst was passed from generation to generation, and Ishi Nakamura ended up inheriting it. With this knowledge, her husband Kaito would prepare their son for the sacred duty of safeguarding the catalyst when it fell to him, in part by reading him stories of Kensei and putting him on a heroic path. However, Hiro became distracted and unfocused during his childhood, leaving Kaito to think that the catalyst would be better kept within the Company, specifically the baby Claire (but this never happened thanks to the intervention of 2007 Hiro). After Hiro's powers manifested and he proved to his father that he is worthy, Kaito left him his half of the formula to protect.
As explained in the above paragraph, the catalyst for the formula was created in case someone worthy ever needed to be given abilities and there was not enough time to wait for another eclipse to grant powers upon him or her (which made Ando the perfect person to receive the formula, he had noble reasons for wanting a power and an urgent mission to complete). Those with synthetic powers cannot pass the "power gene" to their offspring, because if they were truly worthy, they would receive powers via an eclipse or the formula.
Nathan's hospital resurrection
Nathan's resurrection at the start of Volume 3 was due to his body still retaining the regenerative properties gained via the transfusion of Adam's blood in Volume 2. Said regenerative properties wore off by the ending of Volume 4... somehow. I don't really know how blood transfusions work but I'll look into this theory some more and add onto it.
Nathan Petrelli was born with the genetic code that would eventually lead to an ability manifesting (which is how his parents knew that he was primed to receive one) but that Arthur and Angela were too impatient to let it manifest naturally. So, they injected Nathan with the formula, and it gave him the ability of flight. I believe that if they had waited for Nathan's ability to manifest, it would have been power-affecting like his father's and his brother's.
Mohinder's mutation was not a full ability, nor does it deserve to be referred to as such. It was the potential of an ability, enhanced strength, but without the light (the catalyst) to safeguard against the darkness (the mutation) that would come with it. Him being able to climb up walls or wrap people in cocoons was a horrific side effect of his mutation. Basically, "Mohinder's ability" is not an actual ability that can be granted by eclipse or by the complete formula; it is an unnatural mutation. While wall crawling is a natural ability that can (or could) be granted via both of those methods, it would never come bundled with cocooning or the skin lesions that Mohinder also experienced. In addition, Mohinder's current ability to leap great distances is a progression of his (corrected) enhanced strength ability. Other super-strong characters just haven't caught up yet!
Daphne's time travelling
I personally subscribe to the Superman time-travel theory in this case. I believe that Daphne and Ando travelled back in time due to the direction they were travelling in in relation to the turn of the Earth. The Earth turns counter-clockwise, so by running around Earth faster than the speed of light thousands of times in the opposite direction, they were able to reach the past. All they had to do to reach the present again was to circle Earth the same number of times, but this time in the counter-clockwise direction to travel faster than the turn of the Earth (thus, travelling forward in time). It sounds ridiculous, but it kind of makes sense.
Future Peter (x2)'s scars
Both Future Peters we have seen have deep, distinct scars running across their faces. I don't think those scars exist because of some bizarre plot device that blocks his healing powers in that specific area. In fact, I think those scars have already healed, but he keeps them on his face via illusion or shapeshifting as a reminder... a reminder of whatever caused those scars, so that he would do better next time.
Caitlin in the "outbreak future"
So, what's become of Caitlin now that she's stuck in a future that doesn't exist? She's dead... well, deader than dead. She's been erased from existence because that timeline, that world, no longer exists, and Peter knows this full well. In the finale of Volume 2, he was presented with a choice between a future where 93% of the world's population die of the Shanti virus (but his GF exists there) and a future where 0% of the world's population die of the virus (but his GF doesn't exist there). So, he decided that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few and chose the latter future, dooming Caitlin to the void. He has not tried to rescue her because he's aware that she cannot be rescued, and he has not mentioned her since because nobody he knows even knew who she was. Ricky's dead, Adam's dead, he never knew the other members of her family and he didn't really know Tuko. It's a sad ending, but it's an ending nevertheless. Caitlin is dead.
Samuel in the "exposed future"
The prophecy of Earth splitting in half in Volume 3 would have unwillingly been realized by Samuel if that future had not been averted with the destruction of the formula. Future Peter said that "all these abilities are going to destroy the world", and they would have if Samuel had been able to surround himself with countless more specials than would naturally exist if the formula was never marketed. I realize that Samuel would never want to destroy the world in its entirety, but I think that if there were that many specials around him, amplifying his power more than he could control, that his demonstration of power to the world would have inadvertently created a chain reaction leading to the destruction of the planet.
Favourite Heroes conversations
"So here we are not knowing how we feel about each other and this entire city is gonna go boom... unless I stop it."
"You think you can save us all by shooting up?"
"I can save everybody... I'm gonna be a hero."
"Voilà! A pot pie. Wholesome, warm, healthy. That's of course if you can live without the cream sauce. Personally, I can't. I mean, what's the point? You know, people can sleep, or they can gamble. Or they can even make love when they're miserable. But I think that most people eat when they're happy. I like to see people happy. Are you happy, Nathan?"
"I've seen enough of the future. I don't need to watch it happen. I've wasted my life, destroyed everything good that ever came to me. At least I did one good thing before I died. Ahhgh! ...You can't fight the future!"
"Neither can you."
"It's all right. I finally know my part in all of this. To die, here, with you. But not before I show them how to kill you... and stop the bomb. I finally get to be a hero."
"Wars, famine, disease... four hundred years later, nothing has changed. When God wasn't happy with what he'd created, he made it rain for forty days and forty nights. He just washed it all away... but he had the right idea. Because when this virus is released, those of us who are left will be granted a second chance. And I'll be their hero!"
"You are not God."
"Really? I've lived for over four hundred years, who's to say that I'm not going to live four hundred more?!"
"I don't know a thing about watches!"
"If you want to learn how to access my ability, fix. The watch. Listen to it. Like a symphony, every piece has its part, all coming together in perfect harmony. If you can understand the complexities of a watch, you can understand anything - everything. Cause, effect... action, reaction... how to change the future. [...] You have it now. I'm so sorry."
"Let's get one thing straight. Our lives as we knew them are over. We can't go back to anything that we knew."
"Then, what do we do?"
"We bring the fight to them, with everything we've got."
"Won't be easy. Credit cards, bank accounts, they're gone. Homes are gonna be watched, can't trust the phones. We've got to find a way to defend ourselves. We leave everything. We do what it takes to survive, things we can't even imagine. Remember: they're gonna come for us. And when that day comes, we have to be ready."
"Sorry to interrupt this little hallmark moment, but we had a deal. You tell me everything you know."
"Yes. I will tell you how you die. You die alone. I'm sorry."
"What the hell is that supposed to mean?"
"It means that you will collect a lot of powers. You will kill many people. You will become strong... the strongest of them all. But in the end, it won't make any difference. We all gather to stop you. You're alone. No one will mourn your death. No one will shed a tear. No one."
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