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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 02:31:30 PM »
Didn't future Hiro say that he stabbed Skylar and Skylar regenerated because he killed Claire at homecoming.  Thus, future Hiro thought that if they saved the cheerleader, they would save the world, because then that stab through the heart would be fatal.  So, in future Hiro's timelike, the stab is not fatal, in regular Hiro's timeline it might be.

Any thoughts on the fact that BOTH the Petrelli boys have powers and their father did not?  Does this mean that their mother does, for there to be such a strong genetic link?  Wonder what her power is. . . .hmmmm.  It is also mighty suspicious that Papa Petrelli knew Lindermann and that his granddaughter Claire has a variation on a healing ability like Lindermann does, but inward focused instead of outward focused.

Oooh, an affair between Mama Petrelli and Linderman?? I like it!

As for whether Mama Petrelli has powers, she pretty much admitted that to Claire when she first met her. We just don't know which powers she has...should be an interesting few eps before the end of the season :P.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 01:18:35 PM »
As an aside, I'll just add I love the word "katana." I also love the way Japanese sounds in general.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 01:10:42 PM »
Weeeelll...if you're skeptical about Sylar killing Claire, you should, by the same logic, be skeptical about Hiro killing Sylar. The drawing only shows him stabbing Sylar, but it doesn't really show Sylar dead/dying (and given the fact that we know Isaac's drawings can be misleading--i.e., showing Peter "dead" at the Odessa Homecoming when in fact he regenerated and didn't die--we should be suspicious of whether or not this actually happens). I'd love for Hiro to be the one to kill Sylar, though.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 12:43:08 PM »
That's sort of the idea of the entire series, wanting more power, world domination, etc etc. Which is also why he in the shape of Nathan wants to kill all other "mutants", he will be the only super-powerful left and thus rule the world.

Agreed, though I kind of feel bad for Sylar because of the futility of his goal. He could kill all the current "specials" and prevent their breeding, but they only started cropping up because of evolutionary genetic mutations, so I think more of them will just keep being born. Poor Sylar...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 12:15:30 PM »

I heard that in the graphic novels Lindermann told Petrelli he couldn't bring something back from the dead, but his abilities might have evolved since then (Vietnam era).

I've also heard suggestions that there is a link between Lindermann's healing ability and Petrelli's suicide.  Maybe Nathan and Peter's dad kill himself to try to out Lindermann's healing ability and Lindermann let his friend die rather than reveal himself?

Good point...his powers might have evolved.

Also, Papa Petrelli killed himself? I thought he had a heart attack?

By the way, can someone explain to me exactly what Sylar's power is? He figures out how things work... but I thought all these powers were based on DNA.

Bennet's file on Sylar (the Primatech Paper website has a hidden password-protected site with files for Sylar, Matt, Ted and Hana...you can get the passwords if you go to Hana's website, and you can get the address of Hana's website if you go to the last page of the graphic novel "Wireless" Part 4, I think. I'd give them all to you, but I can't remember them and I'm too lazy to look it all up again right now.  :-\) does say something along the lines of "he can figure out how things work" and that he can acquire abilities using a method that Primatech hasn't quite figured out yet, but that apparently involves using victim's gray matter in some way (duh). So even they don't know whether he has to eat the brains or just analyze them in order to change his own DNA to manifest the ability. So Sylar definitely has some sort of power of analysis AND some sort of "sponge" power that allows him to manifest others' abilities.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 12:06:01 PM »
Graphic novels indicate he can only heal wounded/sick, not dead.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:59:00 AM »
Agreed. I love the mystery.

I didn't get to see the preview for next time (DVR stopped recording right when the ep ended), so I'm not sure what's going on next week. I kind of like the uncertainty.  :)

Could it have been possible that Sylar was talking about the deal Nathan might make with Linderman to become president? Linderman seems like a crazy person to me. Who was this super hero team he used to be a part of? And he wants to kill people to create fear? If Nathan does make a deal with him I'm sure he will have to do some pretty shady stuff.

Not sure what part of the ep you're referring to. Is this in the previews? Also, just as a tidbit I got from the graphic novels, Linderman and Nathan/Peter's dad fought in the Vietnam war together. Apparently Linderman used his abilities to work as a medic during the war. Petrelli was a hard-ass realist, sort of like Nathan (kill whoever you have to kill, including kids, to avoid more deaths on your side and to end the war faster) while Linderman was more of the starry-eyed Peter-guy, saying they shouldn't kill innocent people just to avoid future casualties. However, Petrelli sort of changed Linderman's worldview, and after the war they partnered up (which presumably ended up making Petrelli rich by association). Petrelli knew about Linderman's abilities, by the way, and seemed to have none of his own. He kind of considered Linderman a freak, even though he saved his life.

All this just to say that maybe Linderman has more of a stake in providing for Nathan's (and Peter's) future than we thought.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: turning down yale
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:51:32 AM »
I'm just going to chime in for a second, because one thing about this thread bothered me a little bit. Some of the comments here are kind of implying that if you choose Yale "just because it's the best" it means you have somehow succumbed to prestige-whoring and, instead of choosing a school because it's the "best fit" you're just using that as a thin veil for making a choice purely based on ranking.

Now, I have no hesitation in saying that a large part of why I came to Yale is that it's number one. I am here to get a professional education and then hopefully get a job. Based on USNews, law firm hiring practices and current students' assessments, I got the impression that Yale would GET me a job in whatever I wanted to do (and not being sure of what that is yet, I'm happy to have the options Yale provides). Additionally, USNews criteria, in my opinion, do a decent job of assessing whether a school is actually good at educating its students (bar passage rates, employment rates, peer assessments, etc.), so the fact that Yale is ranked highly does at least suggest that it's a pretty good school.

Luckily for me, Yale also happened to have a lot of things that make me happy, aside from making me employed. It's small, it's academically flexible, it's filled with friendly, brilliant people and it's in a town I happen to like a lot. But even if it had not had all those things, I see no reason not to choose to attend the best school you get into (whatever that may mean to you).

I understand that some people are just trying to point out that being ranked #1 in USNews does NOT make a school "the best school." I agree. However, selecting the #1 ranked school because you believe it will help your future employment prospects is not necessarily objectionable in my book.

Let the dissecting begin. :P

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:20:17 AM »
I have a couple of problems with that theory:

1) Isaac didn't KNOW the future. He painted things, then tried to interpret them. He didn't know anything more than what was in the paintings, and even then sometimes he had a hard time understanding what he had drawn. There's no reason to believe that Sylar knew he was going to be killed, because we haven't really seen him paint anything like that.

2) Even if he used the bomb as a way to fake his own death (which is plausible, given the fact that the others are all looking for him and he might have wanted to lay low), I don't think HE was the mastermind behind blaming himself. In fact, at the end of the last episode he seemed to imply NATHAN had done that before he killed him. Nathan probably did it out of a combination of wanting to protect his brother, wanting to unite the country against one single "evil" figure, and wanting to protect himself from the political fallout of having a brother who went nuclear.

3) Once again, I'm almost 100% Sylar can't have turned into Nathan until well after the bomb, after the measures of rounding up specials had already started, because Sylar didn't kill Candace until after she had been placed under Bennet's protection.

Well guys it's just my opinion. Sylar did know he was going to die because Isaac told him before Sylar murdered him. How did Sylar know things that had been discussed between Mohinder and Nathan if he had not been there since the beginning of the Presidency. It could have been after the bomb but it was def before he was elected President. And who's to say Sylar stopped killing people when he became Nathan. Why would he?

Sorry if that came off harsh, I was in class and trying to type fast :P.

Good point about the fact that Sylathan knew about what Nathan and Mohinder had talked about. I think KeNo's idea is an interesting one, but how do we know that Sylar has invisibility powers? There was no indication that he did (he would have had to kill Claude, and boy I hope he didn't because I was fond of Claude).

Also good point about the fact that Isaac did tell him he would die. Though, knowing Sylar, he might still think he's "too special" to actually have that come true.

About the "Nathan did bad things" thing that Sylar said, that's not actually what I was referring to. I was talking more about what he's saying right as he transforms from Nathan to Sylar...something along the lines of "Everyone thinks it was me, but we know better, don't we Petey?" The way he said it kind of made me think he was bitter about it, and that he probably wasn't the one who came up with the idea to blame himself, making his own face infamous and hated (and given that he didn't have Candace's ability right after the bomb, that was probably highly inconvenient for a while).

Again, sorry if my previous post was unduly dry.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best. Heroes Episode. Ever.
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:02:36 AM »
I have a couple of problems with that theory:

1) Isaac didn't KNOW the future. He painted things, then tried to interpret them. He didn't know anything more than what was in the paintings, and even then sometimes he had a hard time understanding what he had drawn. There's no reason to believe that Sylar knew he was going to be killed, because we haven't really seen him paint anything like that.

2) Even if he used the bomb as a way to fake his own death (which is plausible, given the fact that the others are all looking for him and he might have wanted to lay low), I don't think HE was the mastermind behind blaming himself. In fact, at the end of the last episode he seemed to imply NATHAN had done that before he killed him. Nathan probably did it out of a combination of wanting to protect his brother, wanting to unite the country against one single "evil" figure, and wanting to protect himself from the political fallout of having a brother who went nuclear.

3) Once again, I'm almost 100% Sylar can't have turned into Nathan until well after the bomb, after the measures of rounding up specials had already started, because Sylar didn't kill Candace until after she had been placed under Bennet's protection.

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