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

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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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This series' premise (normal humans begin developing superpowers due to a new genetic mutation) is remarkably similar to that of Marvel Comics' long-running series "X-Men". Stan Lee, co-creator of "X-Men", makes a cameo in season one, episode sixteen, "Unexpected", and Ray Park, who played Toad in X-Men (2000), played season four recurring character Edgar. Also, in one episode, the character of Micah receives a set of classic Marvel comics (Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk, et cetera). In another, Hiro and Ando visit a comics store and Hiro mentions several Marvel characters such as Spider-Man. See more »

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Thompson: What am I thinking now, Parkman?
Noah Bennet: [puts gun to Thompson's temple] Your last thought
[Executes Thompson]
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Featured in Heroes Unmasked: Hiro Worship (2007) See more »

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mind over matter? style over substance more like!
16 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The fatal flaw of Heroes, particularly in the recent series, is its inability to stick to one central idea, or at least one of any value. When we reach the end of an increasingly convoluted plot line every episode, we are treated with a Jerry Springer style moral-of-the-story, but you can't help the feeling that it is more an attempt to hold the whole thing together in the mind of the maker, to give a meta narrative or deeper purpose to the whole mess. Which is problematic, because the maker clearly doesn't have any higher vision or godlike qualities, just look at the randomised way in which characters are given abilities one moment only to have them stripped the next. I know this is a fictional genre but guys, it has to be believable. And given what we already know or understand of the human race, heroes is just ridiculous and above all frustrating, not because of the strung out episodic formula but simply because unlike life it is all a lot of oysters and no pearl.


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