Meet the ''Heroes'' -- A user friendly guide to NBC's superhero drama

By Jeff Jensen
Updated October 06, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Heroes (TV series)

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1. HIRO NAKAMURA
(Masi Oka), comic-book-geeky cubicle jockey who can bend space and time with his mind.
A LOT LIKE…
Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan, physicist — turned — plutonium blue demigod.
HOWEVER…
Manhattan was powerless to change future calamities. Can Hiro?

2. NIKI SANDERS
(Ali Larter), single-mom webcam stripper with an uncontrollable, superviolent alter ego.
A LOT LIKE…
The Hulk, the furious monster lurking within mild-mannered Bruce Banner.
HOWEVER…
Do any other super-freaks dwell inside her schizoid mind? And could she unknowingly be the homicidal Sylar?

3 — 4. PETER AND NATHAN PETRELLI

(Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar), brothers who can fly. Politician Nathan can soar. Dreamy Peter can only hover.
A LOT LIKE…
Angel, winged X-Man with heavy emotional baggage. HOWEVER…
Angel is good. Is Nathan? And we suspect Peter is more than a mere floater.

5. CLAIRE BENNET
(Hayden Panettiere), indestructible teenager with amazing hair, more worried about high school than saving the world.
A LOT LIKE…
Wolverine, angsty, hairy X-Man with healing powers and metal bones.
HOWEVER…
Does her creepy dad hold all the secrets to these budding heroes?

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6. MATT PARKMAN
(Greg Grunberg), cop with so-so detective chops who solves crimes via mental telepathy.
A LOT LIKE…
Daredevil, gritty crime fighter whose extrasensory radar compensates for being blind.
HOWEVER…
Can he catch (supernatural?) serial killer Sylar without revealing his own secret?

Heroes (TV series)

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  • 4
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