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Heroes TV Series - Main Characters


Created by Tim Kring, 'Heroes' didn't grab me at first, but, by halfway through the first series it had. The hype has been a little overdone, and it's certainly too early to start calling it the best television series ever made, but it has that certain different quality that makes it unique.

- Paul Rance/

Main characters
Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), Mr. Bennet's pretty adopted daughter, and Nathan Petrelli's biological daughter, and a high school cheerleader who just can't be killed it seems.
Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman), has a mysterious secret or two, which becomes clear as series one progresses. He works for an organization that investigates people with superhuman abilities.
Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera), a New York artist who can see the future, which he then paints. He uses his '9th Wonders!' comic book as a tool for displaying his prophetic powers.
Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Likeable Tokyo programmer who is nervous about his role as a hero, but teleports all over the place on his mission to save the world from evil, with Japanese companion Ando Masahashi (James Kyson Lee).
Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), an LA police officer who no criminal would like to come across - as he can read people's thoughts.
Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar), a New York Congressional candidate who can literally fly to the top...
Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia), an empath who can absorb the power of others.
Niki Sanders (Ali Larter), glamorous former internet stripper, who is tough and super strong - if a little schizoid.
Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), Indian genetics professor, who comes to New York to investigate his father's murder, and gets more than he bargained for.
Sylar (Zachary Quinto), a dangerous monster. A highly intelligent serial killer who kills superhuman people to assimilate their abilities.

- Paul Rance/

Heroes Synopsis

The plot of Heroes is designed to be similar to the stories of comic books with small story arcs built into the series' overall large story arc plot. Each season of 'Heroes' is designed to involve ordinary people who discover extraordinary powers, and how these abilities take effect in the character's lives. Season 2 was originally going to comprise three volumes, however due to the writer's strike, the season was redesigned to only encompass one volume called 'Generations'. Originally Volume 3 was going to be called 'Exodus', and Volume 4 was going to be called 'Villains'. As a result of the writers' strike, Volume 3 was changed to 'Villains' and moved into season three. The 'Exodus' story arc, which was originally designed to be a story arc reflecting the effects of the release of strain 138 of the Shanti virus, was cancelled. Scenes from the volume two finale 'Powerless', were reshot to reflect the cancellation of the 'Exodus' volume, and to tie-up all the loose plot storylines of 'Generations'.

Volume Four: Fugitives
The name of Volume Four was revealed by Heroes creator Tim Kring at the 2008 Edinburgh TV Festival. 'Fugitives' will make up the last 12 episodes of Season 3.

Heroes Amazon DVDs

Heroes - Season 1 Complete - DVD [2006] (
Heroes - Season One (Amazon. com)
Heroes - Season 1 [HD DVD] (

B003BEDTD2 Heroes Seasons 1-4 [DVD] [2009] ( 
B003BEDTDC Heroes Seasons 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2009] ( 

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