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

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Series cast summary:
Jack Coleman ...  Noah Bennet 74 episodes, 2006-2010
Hayden Panettiere ...  Claire Bennet 75 episodes, 2006-2010
Milo Ventimiglia ...  Peter Petrelli 69 episodes, 2006-2010
Masi Oka ...  Hiro Nakamura 65 episodes, 2006-2010
Sendhil Ramamurthy ...  Mohinder Suresh 63 episodes, 2006-2010
Greg Grunberg ...  Matt Parkman 63 episodes, 2006-2010
James Kyson ...  Ando Masahashi 62 episodes, 2006-2010
Adrian Pasdar ...  Nathan Petrelli 60 episodes, 2006-2010
Zachary Quinto ...  Sylar 61 episodes, 2006-2010
Ali Larter ...  Niki Sanders / ... 57 episodes, 2006-2010
Cristine Rose ...  Angela Petrelli 52 episodes, 2006-2010
Ashley Crow ...  Sandra Bennet 41 episodes, 2006-2010
Jimmy Jean-Louis ...  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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They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible powers. See more »


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English | Japanese | Spanish

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25 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Artist Tim Sale provides the artwork for Isaac's paintings. He is best known for his work on DC Comics' popular "Batman: The Long Halloween" series, which was used as an inspiration for Batman Begins (2005). 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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A high-intensity comic book for television
1 September 2011 | by mfisher452See all my reviews

Heroes is a rock-'em sock-'em sci-fi soap opera in the comic-book tradition. In fact, a series of paintings that figure prominently in the plot aren't really paintings; they're really comic-book art, created by an actual comic-book artist.

The show cheerfully mangles evolutionary biology as it gallops at full tilt through 77 episodes just chock full of action and stuff. The premise: There are people among us who are the products of "activated evolution." They look no different from you and me, but in young adulthood they manifest "powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men," as they used to say about Superman: Super strength, super speed, flight, telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance, future sight, fire- starting, time travel, and all the other old standbys we're familiar with from comics and other popular media. The plot focuses on a disparate group of people who somehow find each other after discovering their powers. Some of them want to use their powers for good, some just want to be left alone. But mysterious forces are at work behind the scenes, manipulating people and events, attempting to exploit these people for their own shadowy, diabolical purposes. The characters in the story must overcome many difficult obstacles in order to (what else?) save the world from those who would misuse our Heroes for their own evil designs. This betrays a certain failure of imagination; having invented a group of very interesting superheroes, the creators then saddle them with the ol' evil-organization cliché. A recent series on cable, "The 4400," had some parallels with "Heroes," and while the series had a smaller budget and eventually ran out of gas, creatively speaking, it commendably tried to do something more original with its characters.

If you're the kind of viewer who isn't satisfied unless you can follow every single twist and turn of plot, then Heroes isn't for you. The show races from place to place, from character to character, from subplot to subplot, and back and forth through time with dizzying speed. Alternate realities and temporal paradoxes come so thick and fast that I had to give up trying to make sense of them. There is a lot of fairly graphic violence, and every episode includes spectacular special effects. But what I found most interesting were the attempts of the characters to cope with their constantly changing world. The setting shifts like quicksilver both in space and time. Characters lose and regain powers about as often as they change their clothes. (That plot device wore out pretty fast.) Many of them come to view their powers as more of a curse than a blessing as they must flee from unscrupulous, powerful people who want to use their powers for their own ends. When a character is killed, it's likely he or she won't stay dead for long. Characters are whipsawed by constantly shifting alliances and agendas, rarely knowing whom to believe or trust. They find themselves in paradoxical or morally and ethically ambiguous dilemmas that force them to make impossible choices between self-interest and the "greater good." They constantly struggle to control situations that are really beyond any kind of rational control. And most intriguing, they find themselves continually forced by circumstances into uneasy alliances with other characters whom they consider their enemies. However, the show loses focus in the third or "Fugitives" season, where the once-interesting moral struggles are blunted into one showdown or standoff after another.

The cast includes a lot of first-string TV actors, but Masi Oka steals the show as Hiro (get it?) Nakamura, the Japanese office worker with the cherubic smile, reedy voice, unshakable optimism and ability to freeze time and navigate the space-time continuum by merely squeezing his eyes shut and thinking hard.


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