NATHAN... what is his deal?

I don't understand why Nathan has turned against his own kind... and his own brother! Even if Peter is "unpredicatable" (according to Nathan), Peter tends to act towards some higher morale/ common good. How can he be considered a threat? How can his capture be justified? This idea that all people with powers need to be detained for homeland security is ridiculous. Nathan, a hero himself, should be able to recognize this. I hated the company, but atleast they seemed to be able to seperate between the potentially dangerous heroes and the people who were able to function in society with some normalcy. And what exactly does Nathan think these detention camps will achieve?


It has already been implied in tonight's episode that Nathan's control over the military initiative and the Hunter will be uncertain in the future. I understand that this will eventually lead to further plot development... but I just feel that Nathan's motivations are unjust and unclear, and his shift in character has not been properly cultivated.


Any input?

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Feb 9, 2009 11:45PM EST

The in thing these days is to have a villain who is at conflict with himself over his/her choices so that the audience get involved in his/her struggle. If you remember in season 1, Nathan almost agreed to letting a nuclear bomb explode at the heart of New york just to fulfill his ambition. The fact that he considered it up to the end should give you an insight into his character. The Petrelli brothers were at opposite sides then and always at loggerheads, and for me this one of things that made season 1 a standout. Remember also in season 2 how Nathan was easily swayed by his father to join him. Nathan's ambition has always veered him towards villainy and hopefully this would make the current season all the more interesting.

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Feb 10, 2009 1:47AM EST

Personally all I hope for this season is that Sylar kills more people. I hate the fact how he has his little "apprentice" now. That is gonna make things all the more annoying. Althought I did like it when Sylar kinda trying to be good (his accent in one of the episodes made me laugh hard), though Sylar has always been kind of a loner and should be kept that way imo.
I really hope they don't get him to kill his dad. That would suck. I also hope his dad has some far out ability.
More to the point of this actual thread, Nathan has always seemed the brother who is more greedy and goes out for personal gain where Peter is the one who tries to help others. I hate how they just left the whole thing when Peter got Sylars power and actually killed Nathan in the future, that seemed like it could have gone somewhere to me.

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Feb 11, 2009 11:07AM EST

Melishka I agree. I don't think they have shown enough to the audience to make Nathan bad, or even conflicted. His switch to the dark side was like a guy deciding between coke or root-beer and from the last episode the writers tell us, through the Hunter, that Nathan will be able to write his own ticket if he succeeds in the capture of the heroes -- but what is Nathan's own ticket? Does he just want to be President and if so why? Nathan's objectives are unclear and therefore what we are watching becomes muddled.
What I originally liked about this show was that the writers told you where they were going to go and they went there. In the first season - "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" and "How do you stop an exploding man?" were excellent threads to hold the season together. Now what are they doing other than trying to be more like "lost" asking more questions than they answer with no clear direction for the future.
P.S. Why was the first half of the season was too complicated?

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