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Zane Taylor
Zane Taylor.jpg
Portrayed by Ethan Cohn
First appearance Run!
In-story stats
Known ability Melting
Age 27
Date of death October 2006
Home Virginia Beach, VA
Residence Zane Taylor's home
Occupation Musician

Zane Taylor was an evolved human whom Sylar intercepted.

Character History


After missing a call from Mohinder Suresh, Zane returns the call, sounding distressed. He is later visited by Sylar whom Taylor mistakes for Mohinder. When Zane invites Sylar into his home, Zane shows his guest his ability. Later, when Mohinder actually arrives, Sylar answers the door, wearing Zane's clothes; he demonstrates Zane's ability, at certain points even mimicking Zane's comments and manner of speaking. When Mohinder asks for a DNA sample, Sylar slips into the kitchen — ostensibly to take a teakettle off the stove — and swabs the mouth of Zane's corpse instead.

Graphic Novel:Road Kill

Sylar comes to Zane Taylor's home in Virginia Beach. Zane greets him at the door and mistakes him for Dr. Suresh.


Sylar pretends to be Zane, and demonstrates his new power in Bozeman, MT.


Mohinder learns that Sylar is not really Zane Taylor, but that Zane was killed by Sylar. Mohinder shows Sylar Zane's obituary as proof.


In Hiro's dream, Sylar counts off the people that he killed, mentioning Zane as one of them, and labeling him "the melting guy".

Evolved Human Abilities

Zane Taylor had the power to liquefy matter.


  • According to the episode commentary for Run!, Zane Taylor is named for Adam Armus's nephew.
  • According to his obituary, Zane had been a member of up to seven bands at various times, most notably a death metal group named "Godsend". The band released three albums in one year: Godsend: We are Godsend, a live album Godsend: We are Godsend Live, and a compilation Godsend: We are the Best of Godsend featuring tracks from the first two albums. (Parasite)
  • Also according to his obituary, the title of "Godsend"'s "fan favorite ballad" is "Kala-Azar", which is the Indian name for a parasitic disease called visceral leishmaniasis. (Parasite)
  • Zane Taylor's "Ramones" T-shirt was written into the script and is a nod to executive producer Allan Arkush, who directed Rock and Roll High School (1979), which features the "Ramones".

See Also

  Season One Characters edit

Claire BennetNoah BennetSimone DeveauxD.L. HawkinsIsaac MendezHiro NakamuraMatt ParkmanNathan PetrelliPeter PetrelliMicah SandersNiki/Jessica SandersMohinder Suresh


Lyle BennetSandra BennetCampaign managerSheriff DavidsonFuture HiroThe HaitianAudrey HansonEden McCainAndo MasahashiBrody MitchumMr. MugglesKaito NakamuraJanice ParkmanAngela PetrelliHeidi PetrelliClaude RainsTed SpragueSylarEric Thompson, Sr.TinaMolly WalkerJackie WilcoxCandice WillmerZach

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