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Chapter Four 'I Am Become Death' 

Having time-traveled four years in the future, the future Peter shows his younger counterpart that people have access to drugs that give them various super powers and some of them will ... See full summary »



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Having time-traveled four years in the future, the future Peter shows his younger counterpart that people have access to drugs that give them various super powers and some of them will destroy the world. Past Peter is forced to run from the dark and evil future versions of Claire, Daphne, and Knox, all of whom work as killers for government agencies to track him down. Past Peter is forced to look for allies and finds one in a very subdued version of Sylar. From his spot in Africa, Matt Parkman has a vision of his future in four years in which he is married to Speedster Daphne and is still looking after Molly Walker whom also works for the agencies. In the present, Hiro and Ando are locked away in a Level 2 prison cell where their situation starts to drive a riff between them. Tracy learns more about her origins from Dr. Zimmerman, and Nathan receives more tips from the ghost of Mr. Linderman over his position for congress. Also, Mohinder learns that the powers he gave to himself are ... Written by Anonymous

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The title is taken from J. Robert Oppenheimer's famous quote of the Bhagavad Gita after the first atomic detonation, "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." See more »


Dr. Zimmerman tells Tracey Strauss that she was one of three identical triplets, Nikki, Tracey and Barbara. This is sometimes viewed as a plot hole as people mistakenly view Nikki Sanders' split personality 'Jessica', from season 1, as an actual twin sister. In truth, 'Jessica' was named for Nikki's adoptive sister, who was killed by her adoptive father when they were children (causing Nikki to repress the trauma and develop split personality disorder). See more »


Matt Parkman: This is... everything to me - you, this family...
Daphne Millbrook: [to her baby] And this is the part where the 'but' comes in, Daniela.
Matt Parkman: But...
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heroes will be canceled
10 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is god awful. Another person on here said that they never leave reviews. i don't either. In fact, I signed up for IMDb just so I could complain about this episode.

I used to LOVE this series, now I doubt that I'll watch another episode. With all this who is good and who is bad stuff, its hard to care what happens. I can understand the existential questions its trying to raise and such, but its done in such a horrible, horrible way. Does EVERYONE need to switch roles?

did the writers write this an hour before the tapping? it reminds me of the kind of book reports I would write the morning the paper was due... when I hadn't read the book.

The plot is pointless, like the ramblings of a homeless crack head. the dialog is: clichéd. ringing false. just filler.

I seriously think someone let their high school student write this one... what happened?

TO THE WRITERS OF HEROES==== WE'RE NOT STUPID! stop giving us tripe or you're going to be canceled. call together a big meeting and FIX THIS!

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