big mistake people

if peter can absorb the powers of those around him, then y did he not absorb his fathers ability before his father hugged him and took away his 'absorbing other peoples ability' ability, along with all the other abilities?

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Oct 24, 2008 12:48PM EDT

I Dunno But That Kinda Bummed Me Out. Cuz The Future Peter Has Powers.

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Oct 24, 2008 1:16PM EDT

another thing, why didnt the future peter tell the present day peter that his dad was alive

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Oct 24, 2008 3:33PM EDT

well, peter has always needed some time to absorb a power and after he absorbed it he doesn't always know how to use the powers instantly.
and why futere-p didn't say anything? my guess is that the heroes in the show are a bit slow and paranoid. or future p didn't trust his past-self, or future-p has had some memory loss or he just never thought of telling past-p some background information..

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Oct 24, 2008 3:36PM EDT

it will work its self out in the end i think that the new and improved sylar will help peter out and maybe get his powers back.. it obvious that peter is goin to get them back cos the shows nothin without him.... i think peter never used his dads powers because he didnt know what they was to use them!!! its all good anywayss....

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Oct 24, 2008 3:38PM EDT

also maybe future peter was going to tell him but he got shot an captured.... i duno make you think what to think somtimes !!!

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Oct 24, 2008 4:32PM EDT

Maybe Peters abilities didn't manifest until after his dad "died"

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Oct 24, 2008 4:33PM EDT

1. I'm pretty sure that Peter did not get Arthur's ability in the first place. That is for the same reason he couldn' get Sylar's ability although he met him several times in season 1 - in order to get some abilities, Peter needs to know how to access them. On the other hand, it could be that a characteristic of Arthur's ability is that it can steal powers but it cannot be 'stolen' or 'copied'...2. Future Peter didn't tell present Peter about his (their) father because he had already stepped on 'too many butterflies' at that point. He didn't want to do or even say anything that could further change the future. Remember, this is why future Peter didn't want to teach Claire how to fight.

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Oct 24, 2008 4:49PM EDT

acctually peter can only copy powers when the other person uses them

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Oct 24, 2008 6:29PM EDT

peter doesnt copy them he absorbs them and no matter wat the person is doing at that moment he can still absorb them no matter wat.. and wen he does absorb them he cannot control them which makes me wonder y he didnt take his dads powers wen he hugged him. unless it has to be a skin to skin thing.

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Oct 24, 2008 8:03PM EDT

My theory is that its nt all powers that peter can absorb. I think for example there r different levels when it comes to abilities and peter cannot absorb the highest levels.
For example he couldnt absorb sylars abilties without sylar letting him absorb it and also he cant absorb the haitian's abilities too. and that is also the reason he cant absorb his fathers abilities because its a really high class ability.

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Oct 24, 2008 10:42PM EDT

My theory is that future Peter had current Peter absorb the powers - including Sylar's, as a way to create a self-destructive Arthur Petrilli. Right now, Arthur is building an army - that army will be laid to waste is he is trying to kill all of them. The trick then will be, how to kill Arthur - though someone like the Haitian (can't they give him a name) and the short lived character who could send objects into another dimension, could potentially defeat Arthur as well.
The idea that Peter's only retained Sylar's ability is an interesting theory, too. Though I'm not sure how it will enable him to defeat a very powerful Arthur.

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Oct 25, 2008 3:52AM EDT

All wrong. Peter has his fathers abilities, he just doesn't know how to access them.
Remember when Peter went into the future to get Sylar's ability all Sylar told him to do was repair a watch, this triggered Sylar's ability in Peter.

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Oct 25, 2008 4:03AM EDT

Yes exactly Zenny. and for the part about future peter knowing that his dad was alive.. i think he didnt because there are a few versions of future peter.
so maybe someone or something happened in the present that alters the future so the present future peter does not know his dad is still alive.
Does it make sense? well thats my theory.

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Oct 25, 2008 8:27AM EDT

present future peter is dead gothix, this show is the best in the fact that even after the episodes end, you think and think and think so much about it, that waiting for a week til the next epsiode comes out is even more tense

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Oct 25, 2008 8:49AM EDT

the future peter comes from a different reality so he might never knew hes father was alive..everything changed once future peter shot hes brother the future changed so stop asking why and all that its a different story now.....

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Oct 25, 2008 10:12AM EDT

Let me help you understand Peter a little bit more.
What previous people just said, Peter doesn't have the knowledge to use his power right when he gets his new powers.
My first answer to your question is, remember when Peter went to the future and absorbed Sylar (Gabriel) power's of "Understanding/Hunger"? Peter can only absorb powers when they are active, if this wasn't true then Peter would've absorb Sylar(Gabriel) power of "Understanding/Hunger" two seasons back.
Another Example; would be the man who can disable people's power. His power is always active when he is awake and conscious. Yet, the moment Ando knocked him out, his power turned off, and when he got back up his power was active again.
Sad thing about Peter he can only absorb powers when they are active. Such as his father, his father's power are only active when he touches people. In that case for Peter, it would be too late to absorb anything if his father touches him and his father would alread absorb most of his powers before he can react.

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Oct 25, 2008 10:58AM EDT

My take on why future Peter did not tell Present Peter that he would lose his powers is because Future Peter never lost his powers. Arthur Petrelli was never meant to get Adam Monroe's powers. If Hiro never unlocked the safe then there would not have been a need for them to release Adam. By changing the past, future Peter set off a chain reaction that also changes his realm. Now that present peter has lost his powers , future Peter cannot warn him or help him. Future Peter might infact be dead right now..As his ability to heal is gone and he has sustained fatal wounds from Claire.
This is my take though..
Did anyone notice The German/Magnet Man in the picture with Tracy and Mr Zimmerman?

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Oct 25, 2008 2:55PM EDT

LOOK PEOPLE YOUR FOGETTING THE FACT THAT THE MINUTE PETER CAME BACK AND SHOT NATHAN THE FUTURE AS WE KNEW IT COMPLETLEY CHANGED, FUTURE PETER HAD NO IDEA HIS FARTHER WAS STILL ALIVE AND EVEN IF PETER ABSORBED HIS FATHERS POWER HE HASNT THE ABILITY TO TAKE IT AWAY .. HIS FARTHER WOULD STILL BE AABLE TO TAKE PETERS POWERS INCLUDING HIS OWN IF PETER MANAGED TO GET HOLD OFIT, BTW I HOPE THIS HELPED.. ONE THING I DNT GET THO IS IN THE FUTURE , FUTURE PETER GOT SHOT IN THE CHEST .. IM PRETTY SURE HE ISNT DEAD BECAUSE HE HAS CLAIRES ABILITY TOO YOU SEE .. THEREFOR HE CAN HEAL AND REVIVE HIMSELF ASLONG AS HIS HEAD IS INTACT :) ID ALSO LIKE TO SAY WHERE THE HELL IS THE IRISH GIRL PETER WAS SET ON FINDING ,, ISIT ME OR HAS HE COMPLETLEY FOGOT ABOUT HER :P

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Oct 25, 2008 6:45PM EDT

I think eventually, they make the formula, and pump Peter with it, and peter gets the same ability, absorbs people then eventually kills his Father.

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Oct 26, 2008 12:37AM EDT

that such a lame question as it is totally clear from episode 4 that powerful people(future Syler) can block peter's ability

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Oct 26, 2008 7:59AM EDT

ricky167,the irish girl is gone for good. peter took her from the present, into the future that was raviged by a virus. peter stopped the virus being released, and there-fore stopped that future from ever existing. peter would have to go back to before he met her, and tell her to not fall inlove with him, or tell himself to not hang around her. but i read in the paper that heroes season 2 wasnt supposed to end like that. the virus was supposed to get out, making preceeding events leading up to the virus stricken future the core of season 3. but season 2 didnt rate aswell as season 1 because the characters where more detached and less connected from season 1, so Tim Kring scrapped the ending before the writters strike, and changed everything, making season 3 such an explosive insane speechless wonderment. and trying hard to reconnect the characters with the worst vilian being the father of the hero, and the old vilian being the brother of the hero, and the suspicously villianous persona o angela, turn more into a misunderstood hero as well. but notice how all the good guys are now bad, and the bad guys are now good. its genious.
the only way i can see peter getting his abilities back is with hero pulling his thumb out and toiling with the past, or if arthur has the ability to give back what he has taken.i believe that peter has always had sylars ability he just didnt know how to use it, because it takes the right trigger or mind set to use the ability. cause when peter said "tell me or i will take it from you" and sylar said "as if you could" i think he was talking about reading his mind and getting the answer/key to unlocking the ability, which is why he started trying to read his mind. but like angela petrelli sylar is very strong minded and can resist the telopathy.but peter took DL's ability from season 1, and he never even met him, DL was only close to peter while he was laying there wounded while peter was battling it out with sylar. DL wasnt using his ability at the time, yet peter absorbed it. and used to to escape from the rope in the irish bar, and get out of the companies grip with adam. having said that most of the abilities he has taken have been whilst they are being used. it may just be some inconsistancies from the writters that they could not have anticipated how many times each of use watch each episode and talk about it. i watch each episode at least 4 times, so yes Beardreas, i did notice the german in a photo with dr zimmerman and barbera.
MY BIGGEST QUESTION is when adam caught up with arthur and said "i heard you were dead" and then arthur looked at him, it seemed he was telling adam or showing him in his mind what he was about to do, and adam starting crapping himself saying "NOOOOOOO, wait i can be of use". arthur also met angela in her min and paralysed her. but we all know that matt parkmans dad has been doing the visions of linderman in everyones mind, and still has his ability at the end of the episode. so if arthurs ability is to take other peoples abilities from them, who did he take the mind control ability from... cause it wasnt matt parkmans dad.

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Oct 26, 2008 11:41AM EDT

theory: seems to me that all petrelly men with the exeption of peters brother have the abillity to understand/absorb/use other powers1.peters dad is that he can absorb as much power from everyone as he wants, meening he can take it all or he can just take a certain degree of it letting the owner of that power with some left before it rergenerates to its former degree.... because no one can remove the powers from someone without killing him because it is genetically sealled in everyone body .... its in everyones genes but one can deplete another ones power for a while and that is why adam died ... because by depleting him of his power he can't maintain his regenerative abillity and therefore turned to dust (time caught up with him)2. peter can absorb any active or non active abillity ....but at first he has to know what that abillity is in order to use it .... at first he did it by reflex like blinking when the eyes are dry or something..... but as he understood his powers .... he can conciously absorb them from anyone that he whats..... but didn't absorb gabriels power until now ... because he thought he was a monster and didn't whant to become like him.... until he understood what gabriels power really is3.the 3rd petrelly in the mix .... SYLER/Gabriel ... his power is to understand how powers work (or other things generally) and by understanding ... he can use them / emulate them to a certain degree and i'm not sure that he can use them to the full extent that peter doesp.s. why peter didn't tell his past self of his father?? ..... Butterflies!!!and by the way ..... arthur / peters dad didn't absorb anyone mental abillitys ... but adam knew what he wanted from him .... without anyone telling him .... because it was obvious to anyone who stepped in the room.... arthur couldn't regenerate and was on the step of death and adam could..... simple

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Oct 28, 2008 8:03AM EDT

napupuSend...not quiet.peter doesnt have to know what the ability is to absorb it. once again, back to peter taking DL's ability. he didnt know what DL's ability was but was near him and absorbed it when he was having the face off with sylar at the end of season 1. as he didnt know he had the ability, and never tried to access it or use it. then when he was tied up his desire to break free was so great that his adreneline kicked in the ability and unlocked the "walk through walls ability" allowing him to get out of the ropes.
everytime a character with a mental ability like mind reading or telepathy uses there ability, tim kring uses that sound... does the zoom in zoom out thing and distortion on the focus to let the viewers know that they are using the ability, otherwise we wouldnt know. and they used the same effects with arthur when adam munrow was in the room. he also locked angela in her own mind, confirming he has a mental ability....unless it was maurey parkmen that did that to angela.
we dont quiet know exactly which abilites arthur has taken from peter. he may have let peter with sylars ability and peter may be able to smash his dads head open and poke around for some re-learniing, with the help of the hatian that is.
the key players to stoping arthur and pinehearst i beleive will be Hiro, African man, The Hatian, and i think sylar and matt parkman will play important roles as well.

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