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Old November 20 2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

We can all agree Mohinder has become a bit of a hindrance tot he Heroes Universe, not because of the actor, but because of the sloppy ass writing.

How would you fix the character to make him better, well besides writing him out or killing him?


I liked him in season 1 because he was trying to find the truth and because he was a way to show the amazement of the powers from a "joe eveyone" perspective.

I say have Hiro or peter bring him forward in time from a pre-season 1 perspective. He can in a way be re-booted and may beable to have a second chance to re-deem himself.
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Old November 20 2008, 11:40 PM   #2
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

My first thought was: there's no saving the character...the writers have just crapped on him to much to ever have a believable save.

However...I guess, maybe, after his experience with his experiments, he turns a new leaf, again, and maybe becomes the link between the Heroes and the Joe Everyone...maybe he becomes more like his father/Professor X, trying to make the world understand that the Heroes are normal...just with extra-ordinary.

I don't think bringing a pre-season 1 Mohinder would work...as, well, what happens to the time line, wouldn't he have to go back? Heroes and Time Travel works very poorly, remember that Irish Chick lost somewhere in time.
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Old November 21 2008, 12:09 AM   #3
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

Well, first he has to be saved from this transformation that he's going through; I think Old Man Petrelli could do that and so could Sylar.

Then I think it would be nice to have him end up in charge of the company; which would, in effect, make him the Professor X type.
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Old November 21 2008, 12:28 AM   #4
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

I think, dramatically speaking, the character has to die to be redeemed.

Eating people? Experimenting and euthanizing? He's gone all bad. He needs to give his life for these crimes.

Also, he's gone from being the cool normal-in-a-strange-world POV to being super (in a way I never really bought, it was so instant) and the idiot who shot himself full of an experimental drug, cried about the side effects and ripped off David Cronenberg. Nothing they do is going to make me forget all that. Flush him.

PS - I want someone to generate a random Heroes voiceover generator. "How does the genetic code of greatness inhibit our destiny? Is it random, or does fate meander through our ancestral heritage? While we grasp at the will of chance blahblahblah..."
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Old November 21 2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

Mohinder hit a high late in S3 when he was mistakenly working for Sylar and then figured it out. The character was never really well-conceived because he was always two steps behind the audience so his scenes are spent with us waiting for him to catch up. Over time he was developed into the normal (mortal? Muggle?) who could've been the focal point, the heart of all these divergent stories.

It fell apart once the writers decided that he wanted powers all of the sudden. Then they made him Seth Brundle. Then they forgot they did that so now he's in a lab, once again stupidly working for the wrong team, no longer turning into a monster, but now he's a mad scientist.
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Old November 21 2008, 01:26 AM   #6
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

Yahoo named him one of five characters on TV who needs to go...

http://tv.yahoo.com/slideshow/381/photos/

Mohinder is the stupidest smart guy on television. During Season 1, he was pretty cool and I enjoyed his storylines. But the writers have completely destroyed him as for the third season in a row, he's working for the bad guys.
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Old November 21 2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

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I think, dramatically speaking, the character has to die to be redeemed.

Eating people? Experimenting and euthanizing? He's gone all bad. He needs to give his life for these crimes.

Also, he's gone from being the cool normal-in-a-strange-world POV to being super (in a way I never really bought, it was so instant) and the idiot who shot himself full of an experimental drug, cried about the side effects and ripped off David Cronenberg. Nothing they do is going to make me forget all that. Flush him.

PS - I want someone to generate a random Heroes voiceover generator. "How does the genetic code of greatness inhibit our destiny? Is it random, or does fate meander through our ancestral heritage? While we grasp at the will of chance blahblahblah..."
Well said about the voice over! That gets tedious.
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Old November 21 2008, 02:27 AM   #8
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

I think it was a good idea for a storyline (even more so if it was to lead to his death) however they just dont know where to go with it, fine he has become this monster, well show us this monster already, let him be truly monsters, and have the other Heroes stop him.
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Old November 21 2008, 03:20 AM   #9
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

At this point, poor Mo can be saved only if it is revealed that his ill-conceived plan to inject himself with superpower juice has caused serious changes to his personality which have, among other things, caused the parts of his brain governing morality and intelligence to simply cease to function.

Yeah, he's so far gone that only a technobabble reset can save him now. And even that doesn't explain away the original idiocy that he deliberately decided to experiment on himself despite a) having seen for himself how horribly the mutant powers can mess people up (Sylar, Nikki, isn't that enough?) and b) experimenting on yourself is really just never a good idea. Didn't they teach Doctor Suresh that in science school?

When he is restored to his old self, he will be utterly horrified by his behavior and make it his lifelong campaign to rid the world of superpowers and superpower juice in an attempt to make amends for things he can never really make amends for. Not where I wanted the character to go, but it's a salvage plan of a sort.

And he must NEVER be written as an idiot again! Three Klingons say so!
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Old November 21 2008, 04:29 AM   #10
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

Me and my friend have been hoping for his killing since day one. He's been useless from the first episode, an idiot that serves no point in any story other than to tell the viewer what we've known all along. And to make stupid decisions along the way.
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Old November 21 2008, 05:40 AM   #11
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

I think it was a good idea for a storyline (even more so if it was to lead to his death) however they just dont know where to go with it, fine he has become this monster, well show us this monster already, let him be truly monsters, and have the other Heroes stop him.
yeah this really bugged me., in the future ep when Peter visits him they kept his monster form in the shadows. Now in the present they have yet to have him complete his transformation but they have no problem showing the redshirt test subject all freakish. It seems that they're reluctant to uglify the main characters(something which happens in actual comics too...the ugly monstrous heroes are usually sideline characters or the first to become cannon fodder.)

Eating people? Experimenting and euthanizing? He's gone all bad. He needs to give his life for these crimes.
I dont recall him eating anyone???
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Old November 21 2008, 07:49 AM   #12
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Kill him off. Kill anyone who doesn't have powers and isn't named Noah off.
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Old November 21 2008, 08:05 AM   #13
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Noah should have done us all a favor and killed off Mohinder in season 2. Mo has been completely useless this season.
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Old November 21 2008, 05:13 PM   #14
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

The voiceovers are stupid and I ignore them as best as I can. Dropping them would help. The writers should go ahead and make him a villain, flat out. As for the possibility of dropping him, Sendhil Ramamurthy is possibly the prettiest actor on the show, which makes that unlikely.
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Old November 21 2008, 05:48 PM   #15
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Re: Saving Mohinder - Heroes!

He's the bad guys evil scientist; a criminal mutated monster who experiments on people then snuffs the botched jobs. His story options would appear to be limited: villainous monster or death.

Any other path is a laughable illogical cop out, and surely the one they'll take.
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