CAN PETER DIE?

Peter's power is to basically take other people's powers and he took Claire's power so that means he can regenerate. Sylar said he couldn't kill Claire even if he wanted to so that means that Peter can't die either. Then why in the future does Peter die from getting shot and when people predict the future, Peter dies in some of them as well.

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Oct 14, 2008 11:29AM EDT

The regeneration people (Claire, Adam Monroe, and Peter) can die via a shot to the back of the head, since it destroys the brain. In fact, Peter pseudo-died in s1 or s2 b/c a shard of glass impaled his brain.

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Oct 14, 2008 12:05PM EDT

Peter died when he was shot because the Haitian was there too. So he blocked the power (which is HIS power), and so future peter died via the shooting.It's also why present peter couldn't teleport both times in the alleyway, and also when he was laying next to future peter when Claire had that scalpel.

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Oct 14, 2008 12:09PM EDT

I agree Chriswysling since the haitian was around future peter was just a regular person so thats why hi died. he couldnt regenerate because he was already dead. without his powers.

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Oct 14, 2008 12:41PM EDT

I think what we have observed in the show so far is that;
a) Claire's power allows regeneration from most mortal wounds, so long as a certain part of the brain is not blocked by a foreign object. Peter WAS dead until that glass/shrapnel was removed from the back of his head, so Claire's powers do grant regeneration after death (which virtually makes any owner of this power potentially immortal).
b) There is ALWAYS a way to counteract a super-power. So Claire's power grants potential immortality, but then people can be stripped of their power in various ways (Sylar lost a number of the powers he obtained after sustaining severe injury). Also, I'm sure if you burnt Claire, Peter or Sylar to cinders, they would remain as dust particles...or alternatively you could freeze (and smash) them.
c) Predictions of the future vary all the time, given what changes are made to the present, so the "butterfly effect" is responsible for different circumstances that have caused Peter's "death" to be possible.
Sylar telling Claire that he couldn't kill her even if he wanted to should not have been take too literally. No doubt he was telling the truth, but then while powerful, Sylar does not have all the power in the universe and also his primary objective is not to kill, it is to consume power (he would let everyone live after closely observing their brain, if possible).

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Oct 14, 2008 1:49PM EDT

O.K let me just clear some things up, Claire has died before when she had that stick poking through her head and she only came back when it was pulled out (I'm assuming it was somehow blocking her power) the same thing happened with Peter and the glass. In season two Adam says there's no coming back from a bullet to the head but Sylar tells Claire that her power is "special" and that she can never die. Sylar now has this "special" power as well because he took a park of her brain, however, whether Peter has taken this or not I don't know. It's possible that Adam's and Claire's powers are different and I suppose Peter does not have the full extent of Claire's power because he dies in the future. I still think there are some serious mistakes in the plot though as Peter heals when Claire cuts him with the scalpel but that makes no sense because the Hatian is there blocking his power :S. It's all incredibly confusing and I just hope they'll sort some of these things out in future episodes. Hope this helps some of you ;)

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Oct 14, 2008 3:48PM EDT

The Rapid Cellular Regeneration (R.C.R) power is probably the most vague of them all... the Haitian's is as well.
We've seen already that if the brain is punctured and a foreign object remains lodged in it... it prevents cellular regeneration. Whether this only occurs if a specific area of the brain is interrupted, we don't know. However, it does look as though the object has to be lodged in the lower, left side of the brain to interrupt cellular regeneration. It's been stated, by Adam and also by Nathan & Peter's mother, that a bullet straight to the head will kill someone with R.C.R. We haven't seen this proven though. How would Adam know? Has he seen another of his kind killed with this method? Linderman... I think that's his name. The old guy with the healing powers? Anyway, he had a massive chunk of his brain matter destroyed, the BACK of his head, by D.L. Yet he lived. True, we don't know if he self-healed, or if another healer intervened... but I think it's safe to assume that this ability is only blocked by a foreign object lodged in the brain, by the Haitian's power, or by removing the head from the body entirely.
In regards to Adam and immortality. We all saw Hiro blow the living hell out of the guy. An explosion THAT large would not leave much, if anything, behind when it comes to the human body. Potentially, as long as their are SOME cells left, even damaged cells, they should be able to regrow the body as a whole... but this contradicts the 'intact brain' theory mentioned in the previous paragraph. We do not know the extent of Adams injuries during that blast, so this is inconsequential. Perhaps only a specific area of the brain needs to be whole for this regeneration to occur? We don't know. Considering how many varied head injuries we've seen to the healers, it's hard to determine what, if anything, will take them down for good. (We did see in one future glimpse that Claire was beheaded... she looked pretty dead to me. Safe to say that removing the head will finish a healer.)
On to the Haitian. His power is blocking other powers and removing memory. I'd assume that he can choose when to block powers, and most likely is able to block the powers of a specific individual, while leaving other super-powered people in the vicinity uninhibited. If Elle can control how many Amps she puts out, I don't see why the Haitian would be limited to a blanket effect with his nullification power.
There are a lot of plot holes and loose ends in heroes. All we can do is hope that they clear up any questionable facts for us.
All we're discussing here is theory. Without a definitive answer on the show, we don't know anything for certain.

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Oct 14, 2008 8:12PM EDT

Ok so Peter has the ability to mimic other abilities. Shouldn't he then once he was around the Haitian have taken on the ability to cancel out other abilities which would cause the Haitian's ability not to work on him? When Matt tries to read his mind they both get interference. Shouldn't it work in the same way?

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Oct 15, 2008 4:42PM EDT

this healing thing is really confusing... and no logical or scientific explanation can solve this. everything contradicts everything. we have seen that peter has died because a shard of glass penetrated his brain. but then, he exploded when he became nuclear, so his brain should be ashes, yet he regenarated. it doesnt make sense. how can claire never die if in season 1 she died with a stick in her head, or her head chopped off in a future vision.
there are too many questions that cant be answered, which is normal. now in real life, there are mysteries, so there is no difference really.
despite that, there are too many mistakes. season 1, how can nathan fly with the haitian's presence? how can peter and adam recover from an explosion? and in season 1, there was a woman who i think had the same power as micah, she was sending emails with her mind remember? what happened to her?
@canuck1984'the old guy' died. fullstop. kaput. where did u get the idea that he was still alive?
@cloudswingerthe haitian canceled peter's ability to mimic, thats why peter couldnt mimic.

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Oct 15, 2008 5:13PM EDT

Hadn't seen the latest two episodes Chinabb. My bad.

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Oct 16, 2008 9:47PM EDT

I have something new to add to the mix.
RCR works in the following way.
In season one, Claire has a shard of something or other stuck in her hip when she was initially testing her powers out. Only when she pulled it out did the wound heal. RCR only kicks in when an item that has pierced the skin is removed!!!
Exactly the same with as with the brain except with something lodged inside you're brain it would be very unlikely that the rest of your body would function correctly, hence the unsurprising death that follows after a shard of glass/a stick/a bullet enters the brain. It doesn't matter about the positioning of the protruding item. Only when the item is removed can the brain repair itself and in consequence allow the rest of the body to work again!!
I hope people understand this as i may not have got my point across well enough.

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