Child vs. parent
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|Child vs. parent|
Matt confronts his father.
In Heroes, characters often come into conflict with their parents.
- When D.L. has a hard time keeping up to speed with raising Micah on his own, Micah argues to D.L. that things were hard for Niki, but she always found a way to make things work.
- Nathan and Matt confront Maury Parkman about Molly's nightmares.
- Elle argues with her father after failing to find Peter in Cork.
- Claire lies to her mother about going on a cheerleading retreat, when in reality she is going to hunt down villains.
- Arthur keeps Peter locked within the Pinehearst facility.
- Nathan plans to stop his father by going to the Pinehearst facility.
- Angela wants Gabriel to prove why he always was her favorite son, Arthur objects that she was going to drown him when he was born.
- After Heidi's accident, Nathan tells Arthur that he needs to choose a side.
- Sylar explains to Elle it's her father's and his mother's fault they are monsters: "We were never good enough for them."
- Arthur says Nathan was always his favorite son, Nathan refuses his legacy by saying he is insane.
- Kaito Nakamura reveals that he believes Hiro will not amount to anything.
- A past Noah Bennet challenges present-day Claire without realizing she's his daughter.
- Peter Petrelli tries to kill Arthur.
- Sylar uses lie detection to determine if Arthur lied to him, and then kills his fake father.
- Not believing present-day Hiro's excuse for breaking into his safe, Kaito Nakamura engages his son in combat.
- Sylar interrogates Angela Petrelli to see if she's really his mother.
- Same as above, except now she is at odds with both her biological and adoptive fathers because of what they are doing.
- Samson Gray attacks Sylar and attempts to take his ability to regenerate.
- Sylar frees himself and strangles Samson with his oxygen tubes, but decides to spare him so he can suffer from his cancer.
- Peter Petrelli tells Angela that what she did under the Company was wrong.
- Mohinder Suresh is afraid to learn the details of Chandra's involvement in Coyote Sands.
Graphic Novel Recurrences
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- Eden accidentally kills her stepmother by using her power of persuasion. (Life Before Eden)
- Linderman's father kicks him out after healing his mother. (War Buddies, Part 3)
- Joshua Gitelman scolds Hana after she jumps off the roof of their home. (The Death of Hana Gitelman, Part 2)
- The Haitian's power counteracts his father's ability at an inopportune moment. As a result, Guillame attempts to kill his son to reconcile himself to the Loa. (It Takes A Village, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.)
- Betty's friend Ren believes Mr. Campbell and Crash have a bad relationship. Later, Betty conjures an illusion of Crash's father to torment Crash. (Betty, Parts 2 and 3)
- Abu Aswan gets into an argument with his father about his lineage and his recent discovery. (History of a Secret)
- After her father's death, Kimiko Nakamura considers closing down her father's legacy project, the Yamagato Fellowship. (Past Experience)
- Linda Tavara is emotionally detached from her father and mother, who are in turn fearful of Linda. (Moonlight Serenade)
- Penny Logan tells her mother she does not want to improve her appearance to get guys, but her mom later forces her to find out that an improved appearance works all too well. (Faces, Part 1)
- Connie forces her daughter, Penny, to admit that Connie's ability is as valuable as Penny's skills. (Faces, Part 2)
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- Lydia struggles with her daughter, Amanda, being content and safe, but Amanda thinks that where she is is where she belongs. (Slow Burn)
"Parents sin, children suffer."
"When the son challenges the father, only one is left standing"
"You're a monster. Like me." — "No, your father made you this way, just like my mother made me. We were never good enough for them, Elle. You never meant to be this way. You wanted to be normal. You just didn't know how."
Character connections • Child vs. parent • Death • Faith and religion • Family • Fate vs. free will • Heroism • Irony • Logic vs. emotion • Loneliness • Loyalty vs. treachery • Moral ambiguity • One punch knockout • Pressure of responsibility • Revenge • Sacrifice • Secrets and deception • Special • Women in Refrigerators
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