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Old October 25 2008, 08:49 PM   #196
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Re: HEROES 3x06 "Dying of the Light" Discuss and Grade

I agree... but it's fun to look for serendipitous "clues" in earlier episodes. Even if they weren't originally intended as such.
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Old October 25 2008, 09:24 PM   #197
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^ Another good one...

When I was a kid, I used to wish some stranger would come and tell me my family wasn't really my family. Oh, they weren't bad people, they were just insignificant. I wanted to be different... special. I wanted to change. A new name, a new life. The watchmaker's son became a watchmaker. It is so futile. And I wanted to be important.

- Syler ('6 Months Ago' Season 1)
Yeah I noticed that one! It was pretty much the first thing he ever said in the series. But at that point, weren't the writer still thinking they'd kill him off in the season finale, in which case they couldn't have been thinking of him being a Petrelli yet. I think they just throw stuff out there open-endedly that could be used in the future in various ways.

I have a theory where they're going with Sylar. Peter's lost the seeing ability so now he can't use it to save the world. Sylar will do it instead; using the power that makes him evil to be a hero. Whee!
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Old October 26 2008, 04:59 AM   #198
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I have kinda a dumb question from a show that shows no consistency with how powers work, but I ask it anyway.

We're to assume aging is just like any other physical affliction, which healers like Claire and Adam can just shrug off.

Stealing Adam's power causes the effects of aging to finally show on him.

Wouldn't stealing Peter's power cause the effects of his head-impaling to finally catch up with him? Why wouldn't he die just like Adam did?

It was a cool death scene, but logically I think it'd make more sense for Adam to have just not been able withstand new injuries and age normally, rather than have the effects of his healing suddenly undone.

My wording here is off but I think what I'm saying makes sense.

i think it makes sense....but are we 100% sure that Adam aged because he was robbed of his healing powers?

Or could it be this: Adam lost his healing powers, making him vulnerable to ANY destructive power. In this case, Arthur Petrelli thought it would be ironic if he used the power of accelerated aging (or a power that turns things to ashes). And with no way to heal -- poof! he's gone! (as opposed to Claire & the nuclear man).

After all, Arthur has several powers to use...it's just difficult to use some of them (or basic bodily functions). But certainly he must have some other power to keep Senior Parkman scared of/obedient to Senior Petrelli!
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Old October 26 2008, 05:14 AM   #199
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I have kinda a dumb question from a show that shows no consistency with how powers work, but I ask it anyway.

We're to assume aging is just like any other physical affliction, which healers like Claire and Adam can just shrug off.

Stealing Adam's power causes the effects of aging to finally show on him.

Wouldn't stealing Peter's power cause the effects of his head-impaling to finally catch up with him? Why wouldn't he die just like Adam did?

It was a cool death scene, but logically I think it'd make more sense for Adam to have just not been able withstand new injuries and age normally, rather than have the effects of his healing suddenly undone.

My wording here is off but I think what I'm saying makes sense.
i think it makes sense....but are we 100% sure that Adam aged because he was robbed of his healing powers?

Or could it be this: Adam lost his healing powers, making him vulnerable to ANY destructive power. In this case, Arthur Petrelli thought it would be ironic if he used the power of accelerated aging (or a power that turns things to ashes). And with no way to heal -- poof! he's gone! (as opposed to Claire & the nuclear man).

After all, Arthur has several powers to use...it's just difficult to use some of them (or basic bodily functions). But certainly he must have some other power to keep Senior Parkman scared of/obedient to Senior Petrelli!
I think you're putting too much thought into it. I think the writers decided to have Adam suddenly age, dry out, and crumble to dust not because it was logical, but because it made for a shocking opening scene.
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