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Sylar (Character)
from "Heroes" (2006/II)

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"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'I Am Sylar' (#3.24)" (2009/II)
Tom Miller: You don't want to startle me.
Sylar: That's funny, there was a time when I wouldn't have given you a chance to be startled.

Sylar: [to his own reflection] Who are you?

Emile Danko: The past five years, I've lived... eight different lives, had wives and girlfriends, spoke six different languages, but at the end of the day, I still know who I am.
Sylar: What's your point?
Emile Danko: Whatever you're going through, this... identity crisis... you can survive.
Sylar: How?
Emile Danko: Find an anchor - something that reminds you of you. That way, when you're feeling lost, you'll have something to hang on to.

Sylar: Agent Taub's a nothing. I don't like being a nothing.
Emile Danko: Think of it this way: as Agent Taub, you can come and go, kill who you want to kill. If you're Sylar, I have no choice but to hunt you down - make your life a living hell. It's up to you.

Sylar: I went to see my real father. He was so alone, so pathetic. I didn't want to become him, so I took this power, and now I can be anyone I want to be, anyone in the world. So tell me, mom - why do I feel so lost?
Virginia Grey: You are not lost. You're my son! Maybe I didn't give birth to you, but I loved you. I wanted you right from the start. I saw how special you were.
Sylar: But I killed you!
Virginia Grey: And there was no one left to love you anymore. But now... I'm back.

Sylar: How can I be special? How can I be anything... when I killed the only woman who ever loved me?

Sylar: You're right - I can be anything I want. I can be President.
[he changes shape]
Sylar: [as Nathan Petrelli] I won't let you down, Ma.

Nathan Petrelli: I don't need to defend myself to you. You're pathetic. You're a psychopath. People like you are the reason I went to the President in the first place. If you think for one minute anybody's gonna believe you're me, you're wrong.
Sylar: I'm not gonna be you - I'm gonna be *better* than you.

[last lines]
Sylar: That hurt.

Sylar: [as Nathan Petrelli, giving a speech] I know a way to bring real purpose back to the White House, back to this country, and I promise you that when the President agrees to meet with me, when he agrees to shake my hand, real change will come to this country, and nothing... will ever be the same.


"Heroes: Chapter Twelve 'Our Father' (#3.12)" (2008/II)
Sue Landers: Who are you?
Sylar: Someone who covets your ability. I have to find out the truth about something.
Sue Landers: No, you don't. Trust me.
Sylar: I'm sure it's hard, seeing the ugly truth at every turn. It must make it hard to trust anyone.

Sylar: [before killing Sue Landers] Sshhh, it's not gonna hurt a bit.
[Sue's lie-detector is ringing]
Sylar: Got me! That's a lie.

Sylar: You're not a killer, Peter. I am.
[kills Arthur]

Sylar: [after killing Sue Landers] I almost forgot how good this feels.
Sue's co-workers: [bursting into the office, loaded with presents] Happy birthday!
[they stop dead, as they perceive Sylar standing over Sue's body, his hands full of blood]
Sylar: [enthusiastic] Cake?

Sylar: No place I'd rather be than with family.

Sylar: I'm not gonna kill you. You don't have anything I need anymore.

Sylar: Goodbye, Elle.


"Heroes: Chapter Nineteen '.07%' (#1.19)" (2007/II)
Isaac Mendez: You're late.
Sylar: I guess you know why I'm here.
Isaac Mendez: You're the one who's gonna kill me.
Sylar: That's true.
[pause]
Sylar: This is usually the part when people start screaming.
Isaac Mendez: I tried fighting the future. It's too big for me. Maybe you can do better.

Peter Petrelli: Suresh...? Suresh...? It's Peter Petrelli... Mohinder...?
Mohinder Suresh: Sylar...
Sylar: I remember you... You're like me aren't you? I'd like to see how that works.

Sylar: I'm not finished with him yet.
[to Peter, as he turns invisible]
Sylar: Interesting, can't wait to try that one.

Sylar: [to Issac] You really can paint the future. Just like the professor said. Fantastic.

Isaac Mendez: I wasted my life. Destroyed anything good that ever came to me. At least I did one good thing before I died. You can't fight the future.
Sylar: Neither can you.

Sylar: This is usually the part where people start screaming.

Isaac Mendez: You are the one who is gonna kill me.
Sylar: That's true. This is usually the part when people start screaming.


"Heroes: Chapter Eighteen 'Parasite' (#1.18)" (2007/II)
[last lines]
Peter Petrelli: Suresh? Suresh? It's Peter Petrelli. Mohinder?
Mohinder Suresh: Sylar...
Sylar: I remember you... You're like me aren't you? I'd like to see how that works.

Sylar: I wasn't begging for my life.
Sylar: [a suddenly terrified Mohinder steps back] I was offering you yours.

Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] You've no idea how alone I used to feel. How insignificant. You have given me hope.
Mohinder Suresh: Hope is great. We need caffeine!

Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] To new friends.
[takes a sip from the cup]
Sylar: This is good. What is it?
Mohinder Suresh: Chai. It's a special blend my father brought from India.
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] Who are we going to call next?
Mohinder Suresh: No one. I already have you, Mr. Sylar.
[Sylar passes out]

Sylar: Give me that damn list so I can sink my teeth in! I'm a natural progression of the species. Evolution is a part of nature and nature kills. Simple, right?
Mohinder Suresh: What you've done isn't evolution, it's murder. What I am doing - is revenge. Now I can fulfill my duty as a son.

Sylar: Give me that damn list so I can sink my teeth in!

Sylar: [to Mohinder Suresh] I wasn't begging for my life, I was offering you yours.


"Heroes: Chapter Twenty-One 'The Hard Part' (#1.21)" (2007/II)
Mohinder Suresh: [answering the phone] Hello?
Sylar: [on the phone] Mohinder, I need your help.
Mohinder Suresh: [on the phone] Sylar?
Sylar: [on the phone] I think I'm gonna do something bad.
Mohinder Suresh: [on the phone] You're a murderer. You don't get the luxury of regret.
Sylar: [on the phone] You don't understand. I think I'm gonna kill a lot more people - a lot more. I understood it before, the killing. I had a reason. To take what others didn't deserve. It was natural selection.
Mohinder Suresh: [on the phone] What are you talking about?
Sylar: [on the phone] An apocalypse, a massacre. Half the city gone in an instant. They mean nothing. They're innocent. There's no gain, so why would I do it? What possible reason could I have for killing so many?
Mohinder Suresh: [on the phone] Wait, listen. You don't have to. If you're truly repentant about what you've done, turn yourself in.
Sylar: [on the phone] I can hear you dialing nine one one. It was a mistake to call.
Mohinder Suresh: [on the phone] No, wait. Sylar? Sylar?

Sylar: Please, I'm sorry I scared you, just come out. Please. Mom?
Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] He's so sad.
Ando Masahashi: [in Japanese] He's distracted. Go on, do it!
Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] I can't kill a man who is asking for forgiveness. It's not the Bushido code. Everyone deserves a second chance.

Sylar: [to Ando and Hiro] I can hear you. Whoever you are, come on out.

Sylar: It's just... maybe I don't have to be special. That it's okay just to be a normal watchmaker. Can't you just tell me that's enough?
Virginia Grey: Why would I tell you that when I know you could be so much more?

Sylar: [to the dead Virginia] You were right, Mom. I am meant to be special just like you wanted. I can be anything, I can even be President.

Sylar: That heart beat. You were in the loft. Why are you following me?
Hiro Nakamura: I must stop you.
Sylar: Then do it. Do it! Kill me! You can't, you coward. Now I'm gonna have to kill you.
Ando Masahashi: No!


"Heroes: Chapter Six 'Strange Attractors' (#4.7)" (2009/II)
Sylar: Forbidden fruit. My favorite kind.

Matt Parkman: You can't control me. You've never been able to do that.
Sylar: Well, I had a compelling reason. Let's face it, your wife is kinda hot.
Matt Parkman: Enough!
Sylar: That is the second Parkman I made scream today.

Matt Parkman: [to Janice] I did a... I did a terrible thing...
Sylar: Aw, this should be good.
Matt Parkman: I used my ability to push one man's memories into another man's head.
Sylar: Yeah - my head! There is somebody out there using my body without my permission...
Janice Parkman: I didn't even know that you could do that.
Matt Parkman: It was wrong. I know that, but I had to do it to get rid of this really bad criminal.
Sylar: Well, that's not very nice...
Matt Parkman: [holding his head] Or, or, or at least... just his mind. And now his consciousness is, is rattling around up in here...
Sylar: Oh, there's so much space.
Matt Parkman: [to Sylar] Will you SHUT UP?

Sylar: And Matty, next time I take over your body - that's when the real fun begins.

Sylar: You're so desperate to fit in. Why can't you accept your power? Why do you insist on being... so forgettable?

[last lines]
Sylar: Let me guess - you want your body back? Did you think you were actually winning? The second you blacked out, I slipped right in. Now I'm in the driver's seat.
Matt Parkman: You'll never get away with this.
Sylar: [in Parkman's body] I already have.


"Heroes: Chapter Thirteen 'Dual' (#3.13)" (2008/II)
Sylar: You're not hunting me, Noah. I'm hunting you.

Sylar: You see me as a monster. And yet you did this to me. And before the night is over, I'm gonna prove to you - one by one - that you're all monsters - exactly like me.

Sylar: You helped to make me into what I am. I just wanted to return the favor.

Claire Bennet: I swear, I'll hunt you down and kill you.
Sylar: From cheerleader to stone-cold killer? Who's the monster now?
Claire Bennet: You are.

Sylar: And Claire - you and I, we're more alike than any of them; we can't be damaged. I mean... except for a broken heart. And that's what parents give us, isn't it?

Sylar: That's the thing about the truth, Claire; it stings like a bitch.


"Heroes: Chapter Ten 'Six Months Ago' (#1.10)" (2006/II)
Sylar: [to Chandra] When I was a kid... I used to wish some stranger would come and tell me my family wasn't really my family. Oh, they weren't bad people, they were just... insignificant. And I wanted to be different. Special. I wanted to change. A new name, a new life. The watchmaker's son... became a watchmaker. It is so... futile. And I wanted to be... important.

Sylar: You're broken.
Brian Davis: What?
Sylar: Suresh was right. It's so clear now. How it all works, pieces fitting together. It *is* in the brain.
Brian Davis: So you can help.
Sylar: [picking up a stone, with which to brain him] Don't worry, Brian. I can fix it. It's an evolutionary *imperative*!

Sylar: [to Chandra] I'm different now. I feel I've been given a chance to start over. A new life, a new identity. A new purpose.

Sylar: [to Brian] My name is Sylar. Gabriel Sylar.

Sylar: [to Brian Davis] "You're Broken."


"Heroes: Chapter Sixteen 'The Art of Deception' (#4.17)" (2010/II)
Sylar: Maybe you need a little more motivation. You will purge me of these powers, Parkman, or I will use them. I will use them all. And trust me, I can get really creative.

[Sylar has asked Parkman to take away his powers]
Matt Parkman: How am I supposed to do that?
Sylar: Create a mental block, repress them, I don't really care, to be honest. All I know is that once I'm free from the temptation of my ability...
Matt Parkman: M-hm? You're gonna be normal? I'm sorry, that ship sailed, what, fifty murders ago?

Sylar: I really do wanna change. But I'm insane - remember? And all I have to do is point.

Matt Parkman: [referring to Janice] If you hurt her, I swear to God...
Sylar: That's the problem, isn't it? One cruel thought is all it takes. These powers make it so easy.
Matt Parkman: I understand that, believe me. But you don't have to use them like this.
Sylar: Except I do. The powers are me now. You've been there, dealt with the abilities, the constant temptation. Tell me, how do you compartmentalize? How do you keep them from overwhelming the rest of your life?
Matt Parkman: You start by accepting the fact that... you're more than just your abilities. Come on, we're people first.

Matt Parkman: I know exactly what scares you, Gabriel. And it's being alone with your immortality.
Sylar: What did you do to me?
Matt Parkman: I have trapped you inside your twisted mind. You're gonna be alone, Sylar, very much alone, in this nightmare that will last forever. And the best part about it is that when I leave here, you're not gonna remember what I did, and you're gonna live every empty day like it's real.
Sylar: You said you would help me.
Matt Parkman: Yeah, well, I guess there's still a little of you left inside me. Because I lied.
[he pushes Sylar back in his seat]
Matt Parkman: Enjoy hell.


"Heroes: Chapter Eight 'Into Asylum' (#3.21)" (2009/II)
Emile Danko: How the hell did you get in here?
Sylar: Well, you'd be amazed what you can do with a lifted I.D. badge, a four-dollar tie and a West Baltimore accent.

[last lines]
Emile Danko: So how did that feel? Zipping up that body bag?
Sylar: Cathartic. Poetic. And tactically fortunate. It'll be a lot easier for us to operate... if everybody thinks I'm dead.
Emile Danko: If we do this - if we succeed - you'd be the only one left.
Sylar: Funny how that works.

Sylar: Maybe I'm the goose who lays the golden egg. I can round them all up.
Emile Danko: You suggesting that I can't?
Sylar: You chased a shape-shifter. You don't *chase* a shape-shifter.

Sylar: Why does anybody want power? To screw with people? Or to simply screw people?

[Sylar and Danko see Martin - in the shape of Danko - flirting with a woman]
Emile Danko: What's he up to? Why me?
Sylar: He's after power. He thinks that's something you have - trying to convert the power into love. Doing a pretty good job of it too. He's a better you than you!


"Heroes: Chapter Twelve 'An Invisible Thread' (#3.25)" (2009/II)
Sylar: You'll get bored, after like a hundred years of trying to off me, watching all your loved ones drop like flies. You may eventually come to forgive me. Maybe you'll even love me.
Claire Bennet: I'll keep trying to kill you - for the rest of my life.
Sylar: Well, everybody needs a hobby.

Sylar: Did I tell you I got to meet my real dad? Boy, was that a disappointment.

[Sylar has Danko against the wall]
Emile Danko: Go ahead, get it over with. My men will be here any second to collect Petrelli.
Sylar: [holding a knife to Danko's lips] Sshh-sh-sh-sh-sh... I know. I got plans for them.
[he turns Nathan Petrelli around, who is lying unconscious on the floor]
Sylar: Hell, I've plans for all of us.
Emile Danko: You gonna kill him?
Sylar: Later. Right after I absorb all of his memories. It's a little ability Angela Petrelli fed me like a snack. Because Nathan, and... by Nathan I mean 'I', have a rendezvous with destiny tomorrow. President's giving a speech at the Stanton Hotel; Senator Petrelli is gonna be there to have a little meeting with him right afterwards.
Emile Danko: What for?
Sylar: Nothing. Just to shake his hand. And when I do, I'm gonna be the most powerful man in the world.

[Bennet calls Claire]
Claire Bennet: Hello?
Noah Bennet: Thank God! Where are you?
Claire Bennet: I'm with Nathan.
Noah Bennet: Are you sure it's him?
Claire Bennet: [holding a finger to her lips] Ssshhh... Oh, it's him. Don't worry.
Noah Bennet: How do you know?
[she turns into... ]
Sylar: Because it's me.

Sylar: [checking out Nathan's past] Your diploma says you graduated with honors from Annapolis. These cuff links tell me a different story. Politicians.


"Heroes: Chapter Four 'I Am Become Death' (#3.4)" (2008/II)
Future Sylar: What's the magic word?
Noah: Abracadabra?
Future Sylar: Well - that's *a* magic word, so it's close enough.

Peter Petrelli: I'm not leaving without your abilities, Sylar.
Future Sylar: My name's Gabriel. And you don't realize, my ability is not just understanding how things work; there's a hunger... that comes with it, to know more, to have more. I couldn't control it; it turned me into a killer... a monster. And every day is a struggle, every hour.
[looks at his son]
Future Sylar: But I fight it... for him. And I am not going to willingly condemn you to hell.

Peter Petrelli: If I have your ability, I can understand the variables, then I can...
Future Sylar: You can save the world? The world always needs saving, Peter.

Future Sylar: 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.

Sylar: You took my ability? Well now, you have the hunger. You're like me.
Peter Petrelli: I will never let myself become you!
Sylar: You already are... brother!


"Heroes: Chapter Seventeen 'The Wall' (#4.18)" (2010/II)
Sylar: [on Emma] It's time to face reality, Peter, that girl is gone, and if she was meant to kill thousands, they're dead too. Everybody's dead except us.
Peter Petrelli: The only thing that's *real* is us.

[Peter takes a sledgehammer to get busy on the wall]
Sylar: You wanna know something weird? Every time you pick that thing up I think you're gonna hit me with it really hard.
Peter Petrelli: [chuckles] That *is* weird, because every time I pick it up I feel like I'm gonna hit you with it too - really hard.
Sylar: Why?
Peter Petrelli: Because you are who you are. I wish I could accept your apologies, but if I f-forgive you, then I'm not doing right by him.
Sylar: Nathan... If you let go of your anger, you're afraid you'll lose him forever? So you've held on to it this entire time?
Peter Petrelli: I feel it slipping away, but... then I look at you, and I see you killing him. You took my brother away from me.

Sylar: I can't bring Nathan back, Peter. But I can sure as hell swing a sledgehammer.

Sylar: We've been here for I don't know how many years. Together. I've changed, I've repented. I'm never gonna hurt anyone ever again. And all this time, you were afraid to let me out.
[Peter keeps hammering against the wall]
Sylar: Peter!
[Peter pauses in his activity]
Sylar: I'm not that guy anymore, Peter, you know that.
Peter Petrelli: I know. I know you're not.
[he resumes, hitting another blow against the wall; the wall cracks]

[after breaking through the wall]
Sylar: How long has it been, really?
Peter Petrelli: [checks his watch] Half a day, maybe.
Sylar: Feels like we were in there for years.
Peter Petrelli: Yeah.
Sylar: Does that make it any less real?


"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'Fallout' (#1.11)" (2006/II)
Nathan Petrelli: You're meant to do a lot of things, Peter.
[sits down next to Peter]
Nathan Petrelli: But saving the world isn't one of them. You gotta learn to recognize when life is bigger than you are. You're not a fighter. But that's okay, the world needs nurses, too.
Peter Petrelli: When I'm around you, I can do what you can do. Isaac, Hiro Nakamura, this girl Claire - I-I-I think that we're all the same, somehow, and this bomb that Isaac painted, I think that we're supposed to stop it, but I just... I don't think I can do it.
[Peter looks away from Nathan]
Nathan Petrelli: That's because you can't.
Sylar: [Peter turns around to see Sylar appearing and sitting where Nathan was a moment before] How can you stop what's coming, when you don't know anything about power?
[Peter wakes up from his dream]

Mr. Bennet: I said that's enough, Gabriel.
Sylar: [screams] My name is *Sylar*!

Mr. Bennet: You'll find your abilities won't work. Not here. You're not going anywhere, Gabriel.
Sylar: My name is Sylar.
Mr. Bennet: Now it is. Wasn't so long ago that you were Gabriel Gray. An insignificant watchmaker.
Sylar: I restored timepieces. You know why I was so good at it?
Mr. Bennet: No, why don't you tell me?
Sylar: Because I can see how things work. What makes them... tick.
Mr. Bennet: Lucky you. We're interested in how things work too. Everyone else we've... met has had only one ability. You've taken on several.
Sylar: Guess it's what makes me special.
Mr. Bennet: It's important to you, isn't it? Being special.
Sylar: It's important to everyone.
Mr. Bennet: I think you're insane. I think the infusion of so many alterations to your D.N.A. has corrupted your mind - all this power is degrading you.
Sylar: And yet, here I am, alive and well and as soon as I get out, I'm gonna collect one more ability from your daughter. Sweet, innocent...
Mr. Bennet: That's enough.
Sylar: ...Ripe, indestructible.

Sylar: [to Mr. Bennett] You see yourself as some sort of humanitarian, don't you? A do-gooder. A hero, kidnapping men and women who are different. Do they make you feel powerful? We're quite alike you know. You collect special people. So do I.

Sylar: I do know you, don't I?
Eden McCain: [revealing a gun] I lived next door to Chandra Suresh.
Sylar: wonderful ability. The power of persuasion, and this whole time you were the girl next door.
Eden McCain: I'm gonna take this gun... and I'm gonna put it in that slot... and
[voice gets deeper, echoes]
Eden McCain: you're gonna take it and you're gonna blow your brains out.
Sylar: You knew, didn't you?
[pulls Eden telekinetically through the glass of his cell and chokes her so she can't use her voice]
Sylar: You knew what I was and you let it continue. In a way, you've helped me.
[laughs]
Sylar: And after I've consumed your power, you'll help me even more.
[Eden points the gun at his head]
Sylar: Eden, you know that won't hurt me.
[Eden inhales deeply, turns the gun towards her own head, and pulls the trigger]


"Heroes: Chapter Fifteen 'Run!' (#1.15)" (2007/II)
Zane Taylor: Dr. Suresh...?
Sylar: [pretending to be Mohinder Suresh] Yes... yes...
Zane Taylor: Thank God... come in, come in...

Mohinder Suresh: Zane Taylor?
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] Yes. You must be Dr. Suresh. Come on in. Can I get you some tea?
Mohinder Suresh: Sorry it took me so long to get here.
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] No, it's no problem. Is earl grey okay?
Mohinder Suresh: Yes, it ought to be fine. You umm sounded rather alarmed on the phone. You seemed to have calmed down some.
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] I had a kind of epiphany about it this morning.

Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] All this time I was trying to fight it, deny it. But there is no shame in having this ability, is there?
Mohinder Suresh: None whatsoever, it would be like denying you have brown eyes.
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] Right.

Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] You might wanna step back. That looks like a nice jacket.
[liquefies toaster]
Mohinder Suresh: My God!
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] You wanna see it again?

Mohinder Suresh: There are others out there like you.
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor ] Really? How many others?
Mohinder Suresh: Dozens. And those are just the ones I know about it. With more time and research I could find hundreds, thousands. But you're the first one who's returned my phone calls. But I am going to find them. All of them.
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] I could go with you. I could help you.


"Heroes: Chapter Six 'Shades of Gray' (#3.19)" (2009/II)
Samson Gray: You have the same thing - taking people's abilities. Am I right?
[laughs hoarsely]
Samson Gray: I guess the apple didn't fall too far from the tree.
Sylar: I'm not your apple. You don't know anything about me.

Sylar: I guess, not everybody gets old. Not everybody dies.
Samson Gray: Then you just have that much longer to suffer, don't you?

Samson Gray: Please - I need... that power. I don't wanna die!
Sylar: No, no, no, of course not. Of course you don't.
Samson Gray: It won't kill you if I ta... take it. You'll... heal. You'll be fine.
Sylar: Yeah. But so will you.

Sylar: You're the hunter. I thought you would know when someone was playing possum; when the prey isn't so weak - so easy.

[Samson Gray has asked Sylar to kill him]
Sylar: I'm sorry. You're just small game.


"Heroes: Chapter Three 'Building 26' (#3.16)" (2009/II)
Sylar: Luke, you really gotta stop trying to be my friend, or I'm gonna have to kill you.

Sylar: I remember laying in a red wagon... all wrapped up in blankets. It was still dark, and the silhouettes of the tree branches... I remember thinking they looked like... snakefingers.

Sylar: What kind of man sells his own son?

Sylar: [about the use of their powers] Always have an objective. Know your endgame before you lift a hand.
Luke Campbell: What else?
Sylar: Keep a clear head. Emotions make you sloppy. The most important thing - is that you understand your motivation. Always know what it is that you want.
Luke Campbell: What is it that you want?
Sylar: For me, um, it's mostly been about, uh, acquiring abilities, but lately - lately, all I wanna find is my father.

Sylar: I can tell when people are lying because I saw open their skulls and rip their abilities out from their brains.
Luke Campbell: Wow, so you're like a serial killer.
Sylar: I'm not a serial killer.
Luke Campbell: Well, you've got a pattern, you go after specific victims, you collect momentos...
Sylar: Okay! Technically, I'm a serial killer.


"Heroes: Chapter Two 'Trust and Blood' (#3.15)" (2009/II)
Sylar: [to Mary and Luke, on Agent Simmons] Those people trained him very well. He hardly flinched at all when he lost a finger or two. Trouble is, he has information that I need; so *you* are gonna help me loosen his tongue.
Agent Daniel Simmons: Sick freak! You gonna torture me in front of them?
Sylar: No. I'm gonna torture them... in front of you.

Mary Campbell: Why are you doing this? What did we ever do to you?
Sylar: Nothing - wrong place, wrong time. I could have been a flood or a tornado. There's really no difference, actually.

Luke Campbell: [of Sylar's father] I know why you're looking for him.
Sylar: Tell me.
Luke Campbell: Because you're just like me... Trying to figure out why you are the way you are; and in this whole hellish world, your dad might be the only answer.

Sylar: [holding Mary's mail] You're either Mary Campbell or "current occupant".


"Heroes: Chapter Fifteen 'Pass/Fail' (#4.16)" (2010/II)
Sylar: The indestructible girl, who can't put herself out there to get hurt.

Claire Bennet: You're gonna slice my head open again?
Sylar: I've evolved way beyond that. My friend Lydia gave me a much more precise instrument. She could read someone, just by touching them - see into the very depths of their soul. Of course, her methods were a little hyper-erotic but... Oh, what the hell. It is college, isn't it?

Sylar: I don't wanna be alone. And somehow, you're supposed to help me.
Claire Bennet: I wouldn't help you if my life depended on it.
Sylar: It's not your life you should be concerned about.

[Sylar is listing several commonalities between himself and Claire]
Claire Bennet: I get it. Okay, we have a few arbitrary things in common. What is your point?
Sylar: My point is, they're not arbitrary. They're formative. The basic building blocks of our lives; and we have the same blocks. Yet here we are - content college co-ed... and me. How did we end up so different?
Claire Bennet: You want to know what the difference is? You're a psychopath! Mystery solved.


"Heroes: Chapter Eight 'Shadowboxing' (#4.9)" (2009/II)
[Sylar has struck Hank down with a tire iron]
Matt Parkman: You just killed him!
Sylar: No, I didn't. You did.

Matt Parkman: He was helping you.
Sylar: Exactly. In his death, he has helped me prove a point about the line.
Matt Parkman: What line?
Sylar: The one I can cross, and you can't. The one that says I can do anything I want, like killing people in cold blood.
Matt Parkman: No, you can't just...
Sylar: The world is my hostage, Matt. Anybody. Anytime.

Sylar: Sucks, doesn't it? Being in the passenger seat of your own life?

Sylar: What the hell are you doing?
Matt Parkman: I'm crossing that line. You told me that I'm not man enough to take a life? Well, you know what, you're wrong. 'cause I'm gonna take yours.
Sylar: You're an idiot. You'll die with me.
Matt Parkman: Yeah...
[he puffs out]
Matt Parkman: I know.


"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'Powerless' (#2.11)" (2007/II)
Sylar: [to Mohinder] Where is the heal-anything blood?
Molly Walker: Please!
Sylar: You had it here all along? You and I have trust issues, Doctor.

Sylar: [after regaining his powers] I'm back.

[first lines]
Sylar: Welcome home, Dr.Suresh!

Sylar: [after shooting Maya] Now look what you made me do.


"Heroes: Chapter Three 'One of Us, One of Them' (#3.3)" (2008/II)
Sylar: You do realize they're not gonna let you out alive?
Noah Bennet: That's very touching. A monster cares about my well-being.
Sylar: Are you so concerned with proving that you're better than me that you're willing to get yourself killed?
Noah Bennet: I am better than you.

[Bennet is putting on a bulletproof vest]
Sylar: What's that gonna protect you from?
Noah Bennet: Nothing. It's for show.

Angela Petrelli: This is Bridget. And she has a very special ability. Any object she touches, she can see its history; everywhere it's been, everyone who's ever touched it.
Sylar: What's she gonna do to me?
Angela Petrelli: [leaning over Sylar, whispering] Feed you.

Noah Bennet: I told you to stay put!
Sylar: You told me that to make sure I wouldn't, didn't you?


"Heroes: Chapter Fourteen 'Distractions' (#1.14)" (2007/II)
Sylar: [to Mr. Bennett] How's Claire?
[throws Bennet against the wall telekinetically]
Sylar: That was for the haircut. You shouldn't have built such a good cage.
Noah Bennet: No! No! Noooo!

Sylar: Well, thanks for inviting me in. I always wanted to err... see where Mr. Bennett lived.

Sandra Bennet: Why don't you stay for dinner? The least I can offer my new hero!
Sylar: Are you sure? If it's not too much trouble.
Sandra Bennet: I will call my husband and tell him to expect you. What did you say your name was again, Mr...
Sylar: Sylar. I don't think you'll reach him at the office though. Last I saw he was just swamped.

Sandra Bennet: How did you do that?
Sylar: I'm special. Just like Claire... well, different but you catch the meaning. It's a shame I'll have to kill her. Maybe I'll kill you first. I really haven't decided yet.


"Heroes: Chapter Eighteen 'Brave New World' (#4.19)" (2010/II)
Eric Doyle: Sylar, please. Listen to me. Please, Samuel made me do it.
Sylar: Really? 'Cause I thought you were the puppet master.
Eric Doyle: Oh, come on. What do you care about this girl, anyway?
Sylar: I am here to save her.
Eric Doyle: That's not you. You're like me.
Sylar: No. I'm a hero.

Peter Petrelli: [reading Eli's mind] Samuel's gonna show the world his powers... New York City... Central Park... Tonight.
Sylar: What does he mean, show his power?
Peter Petrelli: He's gonna open up the ground, kill them all, bury 'em.
Sylar: That sounds like a plan I'd come up with back in the day.

Sylar: Peter - your dream said I save her. Trust me.

Peter Petrelli: [on Claire] What the hell does she think she's doing? She's gonna change everything.
Sylar: That's right. It's a brave new world.


"Heroes: Chapter Ten 'Thanksgiving' (#4.11)" (2009/II)
Sylar: [getting his body back] It feels good to finally be me again. What's for dinner? I'm starved.

Sylar: [to Angela] You have raised the evil incarnate bar to an entirely new level. Thank you, for giving me something to strive for.

Sylar: I am not a religious man. But there is one thing I do believe in: blood. Time to carve the turkey.


"Heroes: Chapter Sixteen 'Unexpected' (#1.16)" (2007/II)
Dale Smither: Funny, I didn't hear your footsteps.
Sylar: That's because there weren't any.
Dale Smither: That sound, in your heart. What is it?
Sylar: [smiling] Murder.

Sylar: [while pretending to be Zane] I believe in fate, Mohinder, and karma, and I'm not just saying that 'cause you're Indian. You really came to my rescue.

Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] What happened to this... Sylar?
Mohinder Suresh: I'm not sure...
Sylar: [pretending to be Zane Taylor] He just got away with killing your dad?
Mohinder Suresh: He's gone, locked away.


"Heroes: Chapter Nine 'Turn and Face the Strange' (#3.22)" (2009/II)
Emile Danko: I didn't know you could bleed like that.
Sylar: I squeezed a little extra - for show.

Sylar: [to Danko, in the shape of Danko] It's fun being you, commanding the respect of others.

Emile Danko: This is not about you finding some clever way to kill Noah Bennet!
Sylar: I'm not gonna kill him. I'm gonna destroy him.


"Heroes: Chapter Twenty 'Five Years Gone' (#1.20)" (2007/II)
Claire Bennet: [whispers] Sylar...
["Nathan", using Candice's power, reveals his true form]
Sylar: I've waited a long time for this.

Nathan Petrelli: [Sylar posing as Nathan] Brother versus brother... it's almost biblical.
Peter Petrelli: My brother can't walk through walls! Who are you?
[Nathan turns into Sylar, who it was all along]
Sylar: An old friend... the guy they blamed for blowing up New York. But you and I know the real history, don't we Pete?

Peter Petrelli: You will pay for what you did to Nathan. What you did in his name!
Sylar: What I did? When I killed Nathan, he had already turned against his own kind.
Peter Petrelli: Liar!


"Heroes: Chapter Thirteen 'Let It Bleed' (#4.14)" (2010/II)
Sylar: Been a while since my body and mind were together. Be a crisis for a lesser man having your soul ripped out of you, but not for me. I returned, with one simple, singular thought...
Samuel Sullivan: I know, wait, don't tell me. Fun.
Sylar: Feast!
[starts "playing" with Samuel]

Samuel Sullivan: I got big plans for you. Kill me now and you'll never know what could be.
Sylar: Everybody has big plans for me. I think that's all people have.

[last lines]
Sylar: Hello, cheerleader.


"Heroes: Chapter Three 'Kindred' (#2.3)" (2007/II)
Sylar: [to Michelle] How are you going to help? Are you going to make me more eggs?

Sylar: So none of this is real? Show me what's really goin' on here.
Michelle: Honey... You really don't wanna know.

Sylar: You were right. I'm gonna get my abilities back. Starting with yours!


"Heroes: Chapter Nine 'It's Coming' (#3.9)" (2008/II)
Sylar: We're all at war with ourselves; that's what it means to be human. Trick is figuring out how to be on the winning side.

Elle Bishop: I will kill you, you son of a bitch. You murdered my father!
Sylar: Yes, I did.
Elle Bishop: [shrieking] How could you do that to me!
Sylar: I'm not gonna insult you by saying I'm sorry. You deserve so much more than that, Elle; you deserve vengeance. I'll take whatever you've got.
[Elle lightens Sylar up]

Sylar: You saved my life once, Elle - gave me the will to live. Don't you see I owe you?
Elle Bishop: [slowly] I only saved you so we could use you, like a lab rat.
Sylar: You were just following orders... But I forgive you. Now you need to forgive yourself.


"Heroes: Chapter Ten 'The Eclipse Part 1' (#3.10)" (2008/II)
Sylar: We're just humans.

Rental Car Agent: I should kill you right now - say it was self-defense. I'll be famous - a bona fide hero!
[knocks Sylar over with his rifle]
Sylar: I hate heroes!

[last lines]
Elle Bishop: We can't take what we want anymore.
Sylar: Says who?
[takes her head between his palms and kisses her passionately]


"Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Once Upon a Time in Texas' (#4.8)" (2009/II)
Sylar: I'm a doctor.

Hiro Nakamura: I will tell you how you die. You die alone. I'm sorry.
Sylar: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Hiro Nakamura: It means that you will collect a lot of powers. You'll kill many people. You'll 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. I wish I can change fate. But you must go on your path.


"Heroes: Chapter One 'Jump, Push, Fall' (#4.2)" (2009/II)
Sylar: Hi. My name is Sylar. It's been about six weeks or so since I've seen my body, and I want it back!

Sylar: Gotcha.


"Heroes: Chapter One 'The Second Coming' (#3.1)" (2008/II)
Sylar: [to Claire] You're different. You're special. And I couldn't kill you even if I wanted to. You can never die. And now I guess, neither can I.

Claire Bennet: Are you gonna eat it?
Sylar: Eat your brain? Claire, that's disgusting.


"Heroes: Chapter Nine 'Brother's Keeper' (#4.10)" (2009/II)
Sylar: Good things do come to those who wait.

Sylar: I don't have time for all the five stages of grief. Let's go right from denial to acceptance.


"Heroes: Chapter Twenty-Three 'How to Stop an Exploding Man' (#1.23)" (2007/II)
Sylar: Haven't I killed you before?
Peter Petrelli: Didn't take.

Sylar: Turns out you're the villain, Peter. I'm the hero.


"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'The Eclipse - Part 2' (#3.11)" (2008/II)
Elle Bishop: Do you think it's permanent?
Sylar: What, our powers going away or us?

Sylar: I've been thinking.
Elle Bishop: About what?
Sylar: What you said about finding ourselves free of parents - or powers.
Elle Bishop: What about it?
Sylar: You were wrong. Nobody ever really changes.
Elle Bishop: You did. I saw you.
Sylar: That was temporary. And then I got my powers back. And I understand now... that I'm never gonna change. Neither are you, because we're both just damaged goods.


"Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Eris Quod Sum' (#3.7)" (2008/II)
Peter Petrelli: You can't listen to him.
Sylar: But he's our father.
Peter Petrelli: He's my father, I grew up with him.
Sylar: Oh, I didn't, so I don't get the right to know him, is that what you're saying?

Flint Gordon: The building is sealed up tight. If Peter's still here he ain't gettin' out.
Sylar: Peter is long gone.
Flint Gordon: If I find him, you want him crispy or well done?
Arthur Petrelli: Alive, please.


"Heroes: Chapter Five 'Tabula Rasa' (#4.6)" (2009/II)
Samuel Sullivan: What do we call you? Gabriel? Sylar? Take a deep breath. What's the first name that pops into your head?
Sylar: Call me Nathan.

Sylar: You just met me. You would take me in here, knowing what I've done, knowing who I am?
Samuel Sullivan: We're family. Family accepts. Family forgives.


"Heroes: Chapter Twenty-Two 'Landslide' (#1.22)" (2007/II)
Sylar: [looking down over New York, playing with his newly gained powers, stolen from Ted] Boom.

Sylar: BOOM!


"Heroes: Chapter Two 'The Butterfly Effect' (#3.2)" (2008/II)
Sylar: Ouch.
[after being shot eight times]

[last lines]
Sylar: My name is Sylar. And you are not my mother.
Angela Petrelli: But I am dear - I am...


"Heroes: Chapter Six 'Dying of the Light' (#3.6)" (2008/II)
Peter Petrelli: When I saw you in the future you've... changed. You found a way to suppress it. How?
Sylar: I don't know. But just knowing that I figure it out, just believing it's a possibility gives me hope.

Sylar: I found her like this. She's in some kind of coma.
[Sylar holds Angela's hand]
Peter Petrelli: You're worried. You actually care about her.
Sylar: She's my mother, too, Peter.


"Heroes: Chapter Five 'Angels and Monsters' (#3.5)" (2008/II)
Sylar: [to Bennet] Claire finally sees you for what you are - a user. Isn't that right, Claire? You used her to try to find that poor man, and you used him to try to kill me because to you... I'm nothing but a monster.
Sylar: [turns to Claire] He doesn't see our humanity, Claire. He never will.


"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'The Fifth Stage' (#4.12)" (2009/II)
Sylar: Listen, Peter. I'm pretty disappointed in you. Your plan was to syringe me in the neck with drugs. Wasn't that the old plan? I mean, don't get me wrong, congrats for... pulling it off in the first place. But fool me twice, you know?
Peter Petrelli: [coming from behind] Yeah, I know.
[whacks Sylar over the head with a plank]


"Heroes: Chapter Six 'The Line' (#2.6)" (2007/II)
Sylar: [to Alejandro] I know you don't understand me. But I wanna tell you why I'm helping you. It's that delicious power... You see, when I get my ability back, I'm gonna kill you - and your sister. And then I'm gonna take it all. And if I don't get my ability back, it's not a total loss. Maya's learning quickly. She's a shiny new toy. And she's all mine.


"Heroes: Chapter Four 'The Kindness of Strangers' (#2.4)" (2007/II)
Maya Herrera: I don't even know your name.
Sylar: It's Gabriel. Gabriel Grey.
Maya Herrera: Gabriel - like the angel!
Sylar: Yeah - just like the angel.


"Heroes: Chapter Five 'Exposed' (#3.18)" (2009/II)
[Sylar is "playing" with Luke]
Luke Campbell: [whining] Why are you doing this to me?
Sylar: Because you're here and I need to express my feelings. You used me, for some joyride and escape. I've got news for you, kid - there is no escape. There's only pain. And you can never outrun it, no matter what you do, no matter where you go.


"Heroes: Chapter Thirteen 'The Fix' (#1.13)" (2007/II)
[last lines]
Sylar: How's Claire?


"Heroes: Chapter Eight 'Villains' (#3.8)" (2008/II)
Sylar: I have a kind of problem. I guess you could say I'm like an addict. I have this overwhelming hunger to... Um, I covet... the powers of others. But somehow, since the other day, since... since meeting you... I feel like maybe I don't have to be so special - maybe I can just be Gabriel again.


"Heroes: Chapter Four 'Hysterical Blindness' (#4.5)" (2009/II)
[last lines]
[at day's end]
Samuel Sullivan: It's okay, brother. You're safe here.
Sylar: Where exactly is 'here'?
Samuel Sullivan: Home.


"Heroes: Chapter Two 'Ink' (#4.3)" (2009/II)
[Sylar has sent Parkman through hell by playing a cruel mind game on him]
Sylar: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Now, they can all be like this... or you and I can go find my body.