Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

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 Claire Bennet (76 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Noah Bennet (75 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Peter Petrelli (70 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Hiro Nakamura (66 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Matt Parkman (64 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Mohinder Suresh (63 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Ando Masahashi (63 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Sylar (62 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Nathan Petrelli (61 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Niki Sanders / ... (58 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Angela Petrelli (53 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Sandra Bennet / ... (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 The Haitian (32 episodes, 2006-2010)
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People all over the U.S start to realize they have special abilities, like telekinesis, healing abilities, flying powers, time travel, invisibility, and the ability to absorb other's abilities. One man, known as Sylar, wants to gain all the power of these "heroes" so he can be the most powerful and evolved human of all, and stops at nothing to gruesomely kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroy them all, while they each deal with problems of their own. Written by Patrick Ozzy Lauzier

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The series shares a remarkable number of actors with the "Star Trek" franchise (which is also discussed by numerous characters including Hiro and Ando): Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli / Gi'rai in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)), Zachary Quinto (Sylar / Spock in 3 movies), George Takei (Kaito Nakamura / Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek (1966): The Original Series and succeeding projects), Malcolm McDowell (Daniel Linderman / Dr. Tolian Soran in Star Trek: Generations (1994)), Nichelle Nichols (Nana Dawson / Niota Uhura in TOS and succeeding projects), Michael Dorn (U.S. President / Worf in TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), and movies), Dominic Keating (Will / Malcolm Reed in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Erick Avari (Chandra Suresh / three different guest characters in Trek), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Swordsmith / Bailiff in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987)), Thomas Dekker (Zach / Henry Burleigh in two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (1995)), Colby French (Hank / Ensign Weldon in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: When It Rains... (1999)), Mark Colson (Mr Zern / Dream Alien in Star Trek: Voyager: Waking Moments (1998)), Franc Ross (Danny Pine / Grizzled Man in Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 (2005)), John Prosky (Principal / two different Trek characters), Ronald Guttman (Dr Zimmerman / Gathorel Labin in Star Trek: Voyager: Prime Factors (1995)), Ken Lally (The German / Lt. Taylor in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Joanna Cassidy (Victoria Pratt / T'Les in two episodes of "Enterprise"), Clint Howard (Tom Miller / 3 different Trek bit roles), and Louise Fletcher (Dr. Coolidge / Winn Adani in DS9). In addition, Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres in "Star Trek: Voyager", also directed episodes of "Voyager" and "Enterprise") directed 3 episodes of Heroes. See more »

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Elle Bishop: [talking about her murdered father] You killed him.
Sylar: I kill a lot of people, Elle. You're as much to blame for that as anyone... Maybe even more so.
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1 episode and I'm hooked....
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw the teaser commercial for Heroes at the end of Medium's last season and started salivating. And now that I've tuned in I'm hooked. The premise of super-humans has been done before and most recently in Mutant X. And I've been around to check these shows out. The misfit one with Courtney Cox was an old favorite. But none of these shows garnished the pure mystery that Heroes had going for it all the way to the end of the pilot. Plus a killer cast should make it a surefire hit.

I've loved Adrian Pasdar since he chewed up the screen in Profit and while he seems to be playing a similar role here, he is balanced by Milo Ventimigilia as his kid brother with a more human heart and dreams he can fly.

But the real scene stealing of the show belongs to the ladies. Ali Larter creates a believable single mother with serious money problems. Her strange gift is actual scary and has yet to have been fleshed out. The sequence where she awakes to find things have gone horribly wrong in her favor are chill inducing.

And on the flip side Hayden Panettiere's discovery of her gift is grueling, bloody, and refreshingly ironic as a modern day Supergirl. All her stunt work in a cheerleader's outfit made me smile. And by the show's end a revelation comes about her family life that made the show even more interesting.

With a painter who creates art that sees into the future and a comedic turn by Masi Oka and his abilities it's hard not to enjoy heroes. It twists and turns in only an hour and keeps you grounded to the characters and the situations they fall into. The previews for upcoming episodes made me actually want more. If your not tuning in on Monday nights, you might be missing something spectacular.


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