Kill the Cheerleader?


Although that's not likely to happen, many Heroes fans have strongly reacted to the rumors surrounding Hayden Panettiere's bitter breakup with costar Milo Ventimiglia. Reports of the 19-year-old actress playing it dirty by trying to get her 31-year-old ex-boyfriend kicked off the show has seemingly divided Heroes supporters, with more fans rooting for the latter cast member. And while most fans are giving Panettiere the benefit of a doubt, they have been quick to admit that, if the rumors are true, they would rather keep Peter and let Claire go.


But as I've mentioned before, that's not likely to happen. Claire may have run her course as a cheerleader and she may be the weakest character in the show but I doubt that she'll be written off anytime soon. No matter how dispensable she may seem, Claire remains to be a central part of Heroes as the character that can't die. And judging from her new-found mission this season, she appears to be playing a larger role as the last hope for the fugitives.


Maybe killing Claire won't exactly save the show but, be that as it may, Heroes still needs a lot of fixing. And that includes killing people - permanently! Bryan Fuller's return, which, according to many, will redeem the NBC series from its troubled state, will hopefully improve things a bit. But until then, here's hoping that Sylar gets his groove back and starts killing again beginning with these people:


Mohinder


Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) has certainly outlived his usefulness. As a genetics professor who attempted to find truth behind the sudden death of his father and continue his father's research finding people with abilities, he used to be an integral part of the series. But his presence on the show has become pretty much frustrating and pointless, especially after injecting himself with a gene-altering formula and acquiring enhanced strength. It also wouldn't be the worse thing in the world if his voice over narrations would be taken out.


Angela


Angela (Cristine Rose) doesn't really bother me but she's the type of character the show could do without. An entire episode could pass and you won't even know she's missing. Yes, she's the mother of Nathan and Peter, and she has some sort of ability involving dreams. But other than her shady agendas, there's nothing really in store for her that would help improve the show.


Tracy Strauss


Although Claire has the power of rapid cellular regeneration, Ali Larter's character on Heroes just won't die. Like most Heroes, she should have never returned after Niki Sanders was killed off at the end of season 2 since her story pretty much wrapped up already. Still, the writers brought her back in the form of Tracy Strauss, who doesn't really have a lot to offer this season since she's just locked up in some building. I really see little importance to the "cloned sisters" and I just hope that Tracy's is one of the three deaths that are set to happen in the current volume of Heroes.


Maybe it's not a good sign for Heroes that a lot of fans hope that majority of its cast would die. But the reality is the show can't sustain a good storyline any longer with all the main characters intact.


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Mar 19, 2009 3:41PM EDT

I'm in halfway agreement with you.
I have never liked Claire, but I don't think she's the weakest character on the show anymore. Since Fugitives opened I've found myself hating her less and less - I almost (almost!) have some small amount of respect for her now.
Claire's status as Weakest Link has now been assumed by the dumbest PhD evar, MOHINDER SURESH. He needs to die (permanently) right now. I am totally with you there, and I'm also in agreement that Tracy should get axed with him. Niki was barely tolerable, but Tracy should never EVER have happened. As far as I'm concerned she has done absolutely nothing of value since she appeared on the show and I've got confetti and balloons ready for when she finally bites it.
That said, I have to disagree with you again on the matter of Angela Petrelli. No, we don't miss her when she's not there, but I would definitely miss her if she wasn't there at all. She's one of the strongest characters on the show, I think, and definitely the best female character. I don't think she needs to be elevated from guest star to regular, but I would be very sad to see her go completely.
Finally, because I can't keep myself from saying this, if Panetierre-craziness rumors ARE true, she deserves to get her ass fired until she can deal with things professionally. Plenty of people date co-stars, break up, and don't have issues (see: Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan of Alias, Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer of House, etc).

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Mar 20, 2009 1:58PM EDT

nopes dont kill claire shes my fav charater god i wish i could heal , but i wish she got in a real extreme acident like her leg cut off or arm would be intresting to see what happends. would it just grow back like her toe did ?

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Mar 20, 2009 7:45PM EDT

danny of course it would you idiot, and she is annoying as fuck also :)

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Mar 21, 2009 5:24AM EDT

amen to that gaycard!

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Mar 21, 2009 11:05AM EDT

i agree that mohinder should leave the show. and even though tracy strauss was to be killed, whats to say that ali larter wont come back as the other sister, barbara?

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Mar 22, 2009 12:06PM EDT

KILL MOHINDER!!! but keep angela, sumthing abt her is omnious but cold-bloodedly cool!

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Mar 22, 2009 1:17PM EDT

i dont think angela can be killed off, she's got some sort of agenda that is controlling the whole nathan-hunter thing, right now i think she's too integral to be killed off, but she probably will be eventually
(and Kouou, J Garner and Vartan aren't the best example, they DID kill off Vaughn because they hate each other, but the creators realized he was too important to the series and the fans and eventually brought him back for the end)
and if this were true, keep peter

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