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Old February 25 2013, 12:46 AM   #15
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Re: Unexpected fan favorites who take over the show?

the G-man wrote: View Post
Heroes: Sylar was supposed to die after the first season. Instead he practically became the star of the show (and, to some, its downfall).
I always thought the downfall of Heroes was its inability for any character to be doing the same thing for more than two episodes in a row after the first season.

Was Hurley in Lost originally intended to have such a large role? He looks just a little bit like a Mary Sue, but then again he was the last original main character to have a flashback and his first non-comic relief role was when he was gathering the census in episode 9 or so.

Your comment about Sylar reminded me of one more: Jesse in Breaking Bad.

Jesse would have died in the first season if there hadn't been a writer's strike.
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