My Theory of Heroes

Everyone seems to be confused if Arthur is dead or not


I believe he is dead 4 good, i dont think he is dead because even though he received all of peter's abilities i don't think he got Claires. in season 2 they made it clear that if Kensie or whatever his name his (healing dude) had his head blown off he would die, but throughout the series they make it seem as if Claires ability isn't exactly the same as anyone elses, like on the last episode, they didn't know what to do against sylar until claire said "I know how to stop him, he has my healing ability" to me this says hers is different or the writters are trying to pitch it that way and sylar did say he couldn't kill her even if he wanted too


And heres another thing, this is for all those people that say that peter has all his powers just cause he's an empath. i dont know who told yall that all he has to do to use those powers is remember how that person felt, i cant remember him "remembering" how claire felt when the glass was pulled out of his head the 1st time he was killed, or him remember how to use the nuke power when he met that guy for a few seconds, or remembering how nathan felt when he 1st flew even though nathan and peter weren't even close in the 1st season, or the fact that he can use all his abilities like time travel and telekinesis which he used on his own.

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Dec 18, 2008 9:01AM EST

Sylar talked about Claire being different when he gained her ability. This was most likely the catalyst or 'light' within her at this point in time (before Hiro and Claire traveled back i time where Hiro received the light).I don't really understand any other reasons why her power might be different to Adams. Claire shuts down when that particular part of her brain is damaged...so if that part of her brain was gone (along with the rest of her head) she wont be coming back from that.

Obviously we can't accurately analyze powers to a scientific level, so we have to trust what the writes tell us...Back in season one, The invisible man was training Peter to recall his powers. His idea was for peter to blank out all emotions and focus calmly. Peter realized however that he on used these powers when he let emotion in: feeling how each individual felt when using their power.
This doesn't mean he 'remembers' exactly how they felt, but that he feels the same emotions. Getting shot would feel the same to Claire as it would to Peter (pre Sylar attack), as he feels what they feel (empathic power), so once a power is triggered he should be able to recall it, and how it felt using it...just like recalling how happy you might have been receiving a Heores DVD boxset last Christmas.
Its not so much remembering how to use the power, but remembering (or spontaneously feeling) the emotional process that triggers the power.

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Dec 18, 2008 10:23AM EST

based off what you say i think he has to remember how he felt when he 1st triggers the powers, and i think he has to still come in contact with these individuals in order for the powers to be triggered

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Dec 18, 2008 12:32PM EST

well exactly, as he has to have experienced their feelings/use of their power through his empathic ability first. when i say spontaneously, i mean feeling certain emotions/triggers by accident...leading to things like going nuclear.

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Dec 18, 2008 4:21PM EST

I agree, Peter doesn't have all his powers back yet just flight (and possibly pyrokinesis and enhanced strength). I think people often get Peter's ability confused because he has to think about the original source of the power, but before he can access his powers this way he has to first absorb them. Sylar sure confused some people with that line about Claire, but writers/producers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coliete confirmed that anyone with her ability (Peter, Adam, Sylar, and Arthur) can indeed be killed by decapitation. So that means any of them can come back from any object shutting down their brain if it's removed. You should read the weekly Q&A series Behind The Eclipse, they answer a lot of questions like these and you can even send in questions yourself. Here's a link to this weeks BEHIND THE ECLIPSE: Week 11

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Dec 18, 2008 6:31PM EST

i totally agree with the peter part, isnt it the other way around doesnt sylar have to feel the emotions of the person to gain their ability like when he shared the experiance with elle, i thought peters power was just having to remember what the person looked like or who they was......

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Jun 7, 2016 4:57PM EDT

Nope, i think what sylar did with elle is very similar to how peters power works. It was so hard for sylar to achieve this because of his lack of empathy, but as he did it naturally it raises some interesting theories about the connection between him and peter (especially strange as we now know they are not brothers).
One small theory...could peter and sylar have the same basic power? We know sylar studies the brains to find out how they 'work'. How he implements these changes in himself is a slightly grey area, but it must be some kind of internal mechanism or thought process. He may have to resort to the sylar brand of brain surgery for study because he can't connect emotionally with people the same way Peter could, even without his powers.The basics of their original powers were to gain other abilities, but due to each individuals mental makeup and background Sylar , the loner watch maker, feels the needs to get in there and poke about, where as peter , the friendly nurse, likes to get to know people. Both methods give certain a understanding which their bodies/power uses to copy the chosen ability.A little 2 sides of the same coin thing going on.Just a thought...im sure someone out there will blow it out of the water, lol

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Dec 19, 2008 5:26PM EST

Slyar and Peter don't have the same abilitys, sylar has the ability of konwing how things work, not coyping others powers, he is able to gain others abilitys by studing others brains and modifying his own, which he does as he has what he calls "The Hunger" which is an addiction of knowing how other people work

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Dec 19, 2008 9:08PM EST

yes, which could have easily been how that power manifested: because of his background and personality. We don't know, a similar change to the brain might go on inside peter unconsciously.And if i'm wrong, please give some theories how Sylar could gain Elle's power empathicly.All i'm saying is, behind their differentiated powers, they could have separate, corrupted, manifestations of the same power because of who they were before their abilities manifested...leading to a possible connection and story line between peter and sylar.(?)

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Dec 21, 2008 9:49AM EST

He was able to use claires ability without remembering the emotions he felt because hers is a passive ability which just happens automatically without needing to call on it. Oh and the reason he was able to use the nuke power was because he couldnt control all the pwers he had so he started to overload and the nuclear power just started

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Dec 21, 2008 10:01AM EST

Oh nd maybe sylar and peter are boths empaths but sylar took his real dads ability from him when he was younger (when he was a baby or something) and thats how he has intuitive aptitude

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Dec 21, 2008 10:55AM EST

What simple, obvious and tiresome solutions you feel you have found. i think the one with most insight was 'the nuclear power just started'. amazing.

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Dec 21, 2008 5:11PM EST

OK here's what I think. There is no way they're gonna Kill Sylar. He's the most interesting character in the series as a conflict to Peter & Nathan. They'll figure out a way to pull that part out of his head to regenerate and get out the fire alive. the Level 5 villains were all let go so one could just pull it out to save his life for some reason.
Now Peter gets abilities from contact with others. Everyone get the power the deserve or wish for so Peter's ability would have came back from the adrenaline rush of the possible explosion & watching his brother helpless. Now since Nathan was the closest person & Peter know how to use abilities better than any one other than Sylar he could have known that he's get Nathan's flying ability as soon as he took the shot.
Now he has to recollect the powers fresh and all that means is coming in contact with everyone again.

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Dec 22, 2008 6:46AM EST

If that is the case, he won't try to. Peter was never interested in gaining powers, like sylar, so unless its for a specific purpose he will just plod along i imagin, getting whatever powers he gets..

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Dec 22, 2008 9:55PM EST

hey pixelated i dont no why u think your some type of heroes encyclopedia. u have no idea what your talkin about. your theories are all garbage an i think u got to do some more reserarch cause your all wrong an u aint no sh*@. u actually came back the next day to try an prove some kid wrong lol. your a loser

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Dec 22, 2008 10:09PM EST

Peter took the formula to get the flying abilities he didnt absorb or get them back from any1, he took the formula. if u remember in season 2 when peter woke up in Ireland he did not no who he was,where he came from and he didnt even no he had any powers at all, but yet he still used his powers without remembering anything about getting them or how it felt when he first used then or got them. so that would throw out that memory theory.

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Dec 23, 2008 10:11PM EST

from where we are, it's still extremely hard to get a clear answer without more information about the formula and etc.since everything is based solely on the writers decisions, it kinda leaves them with all the power to decide the rules :/so even if they make mistakes, they can just find another explanation.anyway, i'm thinking the best way is just to sit back and let the episodes come out.there are some interviews with the writers that kinda give us a clue, but still leave a lot of things in the dark.find the interviews at

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