Who is the Rebel?


Heroes gave us a lot to chew on this week and, personally, I found it surprisingly pleasant. Compared to the earlier episodes of the season, this one didn't make me feel sleepy. Building 26 has managed to trim down the amount of stories going on while giving more attention to a small set of characters. In spite of the odd India-story arc and some minor loopholes, there was enough suspense and action to leave viewers wanting more. We got a bit of drama as HRG (Jack Coleman) told Claire (Hayden Panettiere) that he has to leave after Claire outed his wicked ways to Sandra, and a bit of comedy from Sylar's OK technically I'm a serial killer line. Speaking of Sylar (Zachary Quinto), his road trips with Luke (Dan Byrd) are becoming to be one of the strongest aspects of the series. We were also introduced to two new characters: Abby (Moira Kelly), the government minder and Alex (Justin Baldoni), Claire's new friend who has the ability to breathe under water (something smells fishy - perhaps a new love interest for Claire?).


More intriguingly, however, it also gave us more clues about one of the mysteries from Trust and Blood in which an unknown character who goes by the name Rebel sends a text message to Claire saying, There is hope. You can still fight back. The question is: Who is the Rebel?


There are a lot of theories about this so-called Rebel but before we assume anything, here's a quick rundown of what we know so far. Based on Claire's text messages, Rebel is a friend who hates them as much as she does. Just like Claire, Rebel is scared but is resolute in not giving up. Rebel also urges Claire to be ready and asks her to warn Alex. Obviously, this person knows whom to help, when and where.


At this point, one person has already come to mind. Micah Sanders (Noah Gray-Cabey), the son of Niki Sanders and D.L. Hawkins, and child prodigy with the ability to manipulate technology. With the spotlight on Tracy, there's no reason not to bring in her nephew back on the canvas. And considering his ability, it actually makes sense when you think about it.


Another possible character is Molly Walker (Adair Tishler), the young girl with the ability to locate anyone in the world just by mere thought. If it does turn out to be Molly, I doubt it that she'd be working alone. Perhaps the Rebel is more than one person, and Micah and Molly have found a way to work together?


Then there's Meredith Gordon (Jessalyn Gilsig), the biological mother of Claire Bennet who was trapped inside the shattered Primatech facility. This may be a bit of a stretch but given her pyrokinetic abilities, which both enable her to create fire from her body and grant her immunity to the effects of it, it's quite possible that she may have survived the blaze. After all, the dead don't really stay dead on Heroes.


Of course, the Rebel can also be a new character, someone who we have not seen so far. And while it appears that this new character is trying to rage against the machine, it's also likely that the whole Rebel story arc is a trap.


Right now, there are too many possibilities so we just have to tune in to Heroes to gather more clues. Next week, we finally learn Daphne's (Brea Grant) fate after being shot by government agents while trying to save Hiro (Masi Oka) and Matt, and at the same time, discover more mysteries as Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) extracts the truth from HRG.


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Feb 20, 2009 11:01AM EST

i think rebel is angela petrelli.

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Feb 20, 2009 2:25PM EST

Theres something you're not considering about The Rebel, at least based on 2 of your ideas of who they might be. It has to be someone with the knowledge of the list of people with abilities, AND inside knowledge of who their going after next in order to warn them first. So, it can be Micah, because he can access their systems and send out messages without worrying about being tracked down, but its probably more likely its someone working from the INSIDE of Nathan's operation. Either way, Molly Walker can't be involved without it being Micah or someone on the inside, because she needs to be able to picture the person to find them. Then again, it could also be someone with Precognitive abilities. And I doubt its Angela, but personally I can only see her as a villain. But I guess we'll find out.

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Feb 20, 2009 2:27PM EST

its the wireless chick from season one

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Feb 20, 2009 3:34PM EST

wireless chick ? Umm hø?

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Feb 20, 2009 3:50PM EST

rvictori could be right. Though, if not, she's in the running with Caitlin for Most Pointless Character. She was only there for one episode to tell Ted about the needles being delivered to Primatech paper.

But, I think its a Precog. As I said, I've been rewatching the season, and if you remember, there is graffiti of the world splitting in half thats the same as when Peter and Sylar were drawing the future. Theres a Precog somewhere in L.A. who's been doing those, but we haven't met them yet. I think it could be the person who was doing that.

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Feb 20, 2009 4:41PM EST

KotaShinikami's right about the guy who was draring the grafitti
but anyway you should remember that REBEL also warned Hiro and Ando to go save Parkman soo.........I dond't see a link but it's just to point that out if it can help other people to understand

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Feb 21, 2009 9:33AM EST

rvictori it cannot be the wireless chick as she died in the online graphic stories: part 1 part 2 My thoughts are on it being micah

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Feb 22, 2009 11:28AM EST

Does anybody remember that one girl who could control technology with her mind, even if it's unplugged? THe one that helped the radioactive guy WAAAAAAAAY long ago. I think it could be her. Actual, she's the one who I thought it was the first time I head of rebel.

But that's my input. Tell me your thoughts!

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Feb 22, 2009 11:34AM EST

ok i just read your comments......lol.
I am getting a picture that I think that it is actually nobody we have ever met or somebody that was very insignificant that we all forgot about them years ago. I bet it will be a total shocker when we find out

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Feb 22, 2009 4:57PM EST

if it was micah it would definitely be a great and exciting surprise. molly not really convinced, and neither the other 'wireless chick'. i wouldnt be surprised if it were the hunter himself trying to get claire in trouble so he can get her.

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Feb 23, 2009 1:37AM EST

It could be the hunter, trying to get Claire in trouble, and lure the other heroes into traps. But I highly doubt it. And I'm hoping its Micah and his Muscle Mimic cousin, but I highly doubt its Molly. She could be involved, that being how someone would know which person is close enough to contact those in trouble, but considering the person would have to have inside info on the list of people, the list would probably already say what others are near them... So I don't think Molly's involved. Although now that I think about it, Daphne's missing, Suresh and Matt are kidnapping Noah... Where the hell is Molly? >>;

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Feb 23, 2009 1:40AM EST

^ Forgot to say, the reason I hope its Micah and his Cousin is because they kind of dropped out of the show once Nikki died. The cousin has so far been relatively pointless, only reason for her so far was for Suresh's freak out and Niki's death. When apparently Isaac made a whole comic about her being a hero so... And Micah is one of my favorite characters, but he stopped being necessary after the first season.

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Feb 23, 2009 3:08PM EST

i had a weird idea that it might end up just being nathan trying to save those people he knows aren't dangerous...like the guy who could breathe under water...he could have got them to save matt after all the help matt has given him in the past...but il admit this is a bit farfetched.
im much more hopeful that it is micah as he was awsum :D
other ideas of mine:- one of the older generation of people with powers that we havent met yet (older being angela/adam monroe/kaito)-sylar's dad...probably not-future peter back to ruin things again? lol-Hiro's sister?...never found out if she had an ability...

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Feb 23, 2009 9:17PM EST

to onesideddle, It can't be Adam Monroe or Hiro's sister because they died....but on this show you never know.

But I am really curious to find out who it is. I can't watch it right now but when it comes online at 11pm ill watch it.

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Feb 24, 2009 5:08PM EST

hiro's sister died? when....
i wasnt saying it was adam, i was using him as an example of the older generation of heroes

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