Heroes: Villains (So Far) Recap 1

October 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm (Television)

I find myself getting lost a lot in the new episodes of Heroes. It might just be that my understanding will set in later, or that I’m having trouble getting into the new story, but I thought it would be a good idea to do somewhat of a recap. Explain what characters are doing what, their motives, and what everyone’s trying to stop. 

  • Sylar-After finally getting his powers back at the end of Season 2, Sylar acquired the ability of Claire Bennet, and is now invincible. He decided not to kill her, as he found her “too special”, which causes severe emotional repercussions later on. He killed two company members, and stormed the company facility. he kills Bob Bishop, takes his ability, and nearly kills Elle. She knocks him out, and he is taken into custody. It’s revealed that he’s a “Petrelli Boy” and is paired with Bennet for a bank robbery. He murders and steals Jesse’s ability, and is taken once again into Company custody. At the end of I Am Become Death, he is confronted by Peter, and tells Peter “he now has the hunger”. Sylar is probably the most understandable this season. He’s still getting powers, and just wants to escape to get more.
  • Peter Petrelli-Future Peter came in at the beginning of The Second Coming and shot Nathan to prevent him from revealing his abilities, and Present Peter is sent into the body of Jesse. Future Peter acts as Future Hiro in this season a lot, as he constantly reappears to try to fix the past and stop the future, which is the big problem-Everyone having abilities, and the world coming to an end. Peter goes into the future with Future Peter and sees the devastation, where Future Claire is after them. Future Peter is killed, and Peter is taken into custody after stealing a peaceful Future Sylar’s ability, acquiring “the hunger”, which is sure to cause some serious repercussions in the upcoming episodes. Really Peter in this one is inadvertently becoming the villain while obsessing over the future, trying to stop the apocalypse. 
  • Hiro Nakamura and Ando Masahashi-Hiro in the first episode received his quest. He was given half of a formula that could give people powers, and it was stolen by Daphne the speedster. This is believed to be what causes the alternate future. She also steals the other half from the Haitian. They’re taken into custody by the Company, and are sent to dig up Adam Monroe so they can help save the world and, according to Angela, “Stop the one who is watching over them.” It’s also seen in the alternate future that future Ando kills future Hiro, who is lacking any sort of awesome soul patch.
  • Matt Parkman-Probably the most simple storyline, Matt is in Africa. He is hanging out with his African buddy, and he has seen the same future as Peter. He is going on a “spiritual journey” of sorts with a turtle and sees the many paths of his past and the paths to come in the future. In the alternate future, he is married and has a kid with Daphne, which will be fun to see how that particular thread turns out in the episodes to come. 
  • Level 5-Really, one of the most promoted aspects, Level 5, has been dropped. Flint, the flamethrower, was taken back in. Jessie was murdered by Sylar. The German was murdered by Knox. Knox is on the run, and is rumored to be fought by Claire later on. 
  • Claire Bennet-After being nearly killed by Sylar, Claire is on a journey to be more independent and hopefully be able to defend herself from those like him. She is living with her mom and Sandra. Questions of her morality and soul are also in the mix. In the alternate future she is evil and works for the company, which isn’t really explained. 
  • Nathan Petrelli-Nathan, after being shot, is a religous man. He is followed by the ghost of Daniel Linderman, impeccably portrayed by Malcolm McDowell. He is unsure of why or how he survived, and is trying to live a Godly life, but also is juggling with his new position of power as a Senator. Nathan is a very simple and “good guy” I guess in this season.
  • Tracy Strauss-Let’s get this straight-Niki is dead. Dead as a doorknob. Tracy, Niki, and Barbara are clones (I presume of Jessica). Each one inherited different abilities, and Tracy has freezing. It is said by Zimmerman that he “created her” through “some company”. She is the assistant to a governor, kills a reporter, and is stricken with guilt. She tries to kill herself, but gets into a relationship with Nathan after he saves her. She remembers nothing of her past, much less Niki’s.
  • Mohinder Suresh-The doctor who becomes tired of being a punching bag, Suresh has given himself powers with a serum, which is confirmed to not be the same of Hiro’s. Suresh’s has horrible side-effects, which are beginning to show. He has gotten into relations with Maya, and continues to fear for his life. 
  • The Company-Bob’s been killed, Angela’s in charge. Bennet is now working with Sylar, and Adam has been brought back to life. They have the Haitian back in, and have Flint, Hiro, Ando, Sylar, and more in custody. 

As far as I know, that’s all the main characters and their storylines so far. Really the big storyline I’d like to think is the future where everyone has powers, and that’s what everyone is trying to stop. Peter, Hiro, and Matt and those around them are the only ones I know of that are aware of the future, the others are just trying to find themselves and stray from their inner villain. Hopefully, things will get straightened out in the next few weeks.



  1. dragonshensi said,

    Season’s been pretty good so far. Just needs to slow down. I hate to say this, but I prefer a boring ep. at least once.

  2. earlman27 said,

    Exactly, there’s just too much going on at once.

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