Luke Collins

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Luke Collins
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Portrayed by Zachary Levi
First appearance Brave New World
In-story stats
Known ability Luke's ability
Date of death 2015
Home Rochester, NY,
Buffalo, NY
Residences Two-story home in Rochester, NY
Occupation Dentist
Significant other Joanne Collins (deceased)
Child Dennis Collins (deceased)

Luke Collins, DDS, is a father who, along with his wife Joanne, is seeking to avenge the tragic loss of their child, Dennis. Luke has recently discovered that he is an evolved human. Luke ultimately sacrificed himself to buy Malina and Tommy time to stop the H.E.L.E.

Character History

Brave New World

Luke, his wife and his son attend the June 13th Summit at Odessa and enjoy the various shows that evolved humans are putting on, such as Mick who is creating snow. Both Luke and Joanne survive the terrorist attacks on the summit and decide to seek revenge against evolved humans for the loss of their son.

A year later Luke attends a support group for evolved humans and, along with Joanne, murders all in attendance except for Tommy Clark, who had to leave the meeting early. Luke and Joanne track Tommy to Moe's Ice Cream and attempt to kill him and his friend but Tommy instead sends them away.


Luke and Joanne discover that they have been transported to what appears to be a child's play room with no exit. While Luke attempts to find a way out of the room, Joanne reflects on the fact that she has become obsessed with killing evolved humans and feels Luke despises her. Luke, focused on escaping the room, dismisses her fears and has her stand underneath the lights of the room alongside him. Luke then shoots the lights out and they are able to discover an exit.

Leaving the room, they find they are on Level 5 at the old Primatech facility in Odessa. Luke and Joanne take an agent hostage and are led to another room where Joanne opens fire on all the other agents in the room. Luke joins in and the two escape, shooting Quentin Frady in the arm and stealing Noah Bennet's car. While on the road they discover several files on evolved humans and Luke wonders out loud about the owner of the vehicle.

Under the Mask

While driving Joanne comes across files on several evolved humans, such as a couple the two murdered a few months ago. Joanne then asks Luke his opinion on their next target, offering Oscar Gutierrez as a possible choice. Luke is busy listening to a broadcast about evos and June 13th and decides to change the station. As soon as Luke tries to do this, the radio sparks, the car stops working, and the two decide to continue on foot. Luke comments on how the heat is already affecting him.

Luke and Joanne then go to get food at a diner where Joanne continues to express her desire to continue their hunt. Luke states that he wishes to travel to Los Angeles in order to see the ocean and remembers playing in the water with Dennis. A waitress then brings the two their food and as Luke cuts into his meat he notices his knife glowing red and his meat becomes more cooked. After arriving at Lido Motel Luke instructs Joanne to get a room as he stays outside for fresh air. Luke then begins to radiate light from his body as he screams out.

The Needs of the Many

Luke follows Joanne into a home as she kills a man. Subdued and ignoring his wife's elation at the kill, he questions what they are doing and talks about how the man had a family. He leaves with his wife as the man's dog nuzzles his corpse and whines.

Luke later stays shut in their room at the Lido Motel with the curtains drawn so as to limit the manifestation of his power. He tries to wave it away by saying that he has a headache, and asks Joanne to shut the curtains. When she opens them, a shaft of sunlight causes his hand to glow. She feels his forehead and notes that it is "like the surface of the sun", leaving to get him medicine and instructing him to drink plenty of fluids. After she leaves, he places his hand in the sun and picks the glass up with his glowing hand, boiling the water inside it. He stares at it, his anger mounting, then hurls the glass at the wall with a scream. He throws the curtains open and stands full-on in the sunlight, but his powers do not flare up; instead, the sky darkens and he sees the aurora caused by Malina.

In the car with Joanne, he mentions how he feels that he has lost his wife to her bloodlust, and begs her to stop their killing of evos. In a fit of anger, he incinerates the list she has with his powers, prompting her to point her gun at his head. He informs her, tearfully, that she can shoot him if she wants to. Instead, Joanne holsters the gun and leaves him, walking out of the car. Luke exits the car to watch her leave.

The Lion's Den

Luke returns home and calls out for Joanne, but nobody answers. Walking around the house, he begins reminiscing about the happy times he had with his family before the June 13th disaster tore it apart. Luke calls his former partner at Tooth Tamers, Don Mercer, and asks him if he wants to buy Luke's half of the practice. Don says yes, so Luke thanks him, and Don leaves. Going back up to Dennis's bedroom, Luke sets fire to a picture of himself, Joanne, and Dennis, and tosses it onto the floor. Luke picks up his cap and a toy yacht he made with Dennis, and leaves the house as it burns behind him.

Game Over

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June 13th, Part One

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June 13th, Part Two

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Sundae, Bloody Sundae

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11:53 to Odessa

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Send in the Clones

Luke drives Malina towards Midian as she contemplates her grandfather's broken glasses and wonders how he disappeared since if he'd been hit by the flying car, there would be a body. Pulling up in front of a store to get supplies, Luke asks how long until the solar flares hit and Malina tells him they have two days. In the store, Luke buys a gun and supplies, explaining to Malina that his powers only work during the daytime and offering to get her a gun too. Malina just tells him her powers work all the time to his amusement.

Continuing their trip, Luke and Malina are detected by a Harris clone with E.P.I.C goggles and two Harris clones, Quentin and Phoebe Frady ambush them. Despite Malina's efforts, Phoebe is able to block their powers and Luke tells Malina to run to a nearby barn while he confronts their attackers in a cornfield. Luke eventually finds one of the Harris clones, Quentin and Phoebe holding Malina captive and preparing to kill her. Luke pistol-whips Phoebe, knocking her out and allowing him to fry the Harris clone. Luke then threatens to do the same to Phoebe if Quentin doesn't surrender which he reluctantly does. Luke then has Malina neutralize Phoebe's powers.

In the barn, Luke questions Quentin and Phoebe, eventually getting Quentin to admit that they need to go to Odessa, Texas, not Midian as Luke and Malina had believed. Luke decides to kill Phoebe, recognizing her role in his son's death, but is convinced not to by Malina. Instead, Luke takes the Frady siblings captive.

A short time later, as Luke loads the Frady's into his car, the second Harris clone emerges from the cornfield and takes aim at Malina. To Luke's shock, the clone suddenly disintegrates into a pile of salt as Harris Prime is killed by Miko Otomo.

Company Woman

Luke makes it to Gateway in Odessa with Malina, Quentin and Phoebe but finds it protected by the National Guard. Realizing that they can't get in undetected and spotting a news van, Luke decides to head to Union Wells High School to use the news to draw Tommy's attention to them. However, Luke first stops in the woods and orders Malina to stay behind while he takes Quentin and Phoebe away, presumably to kill them. However, Phoebe manages to escape from Luke and Quentin gets Luke's gun, but returns it to him instead of shooting him. Surprised by Quentin's change of heart, Luke tells him that if Quentin joins them, he's with them until the end. Quentin just tells Luke Phoebe's not his sister anymore and joins with Luke and Malina.

Reaching Union Wells, the three head to the gym with Malina briefly pausing to stare at a picture of her mother in the trophy case. Malina uses her powers to make a spectacle and then uses the news cameras to broadcast a message for Tommy to meet her at Union Wells. With the help of Micah Sanders, Tommy gets the message but so does Erica Kravid who sends Joanne to kill Malina. As they look for Tommy, Luke spots Joanne and realizes what's going on. As Joanne fires at Malina, Luke shoots the gun out of her hand and tries to talk his estranged wife down. As the sun rises, Luke's ability returns and he drops his gun in favor of his powers, threatening to kill Joanne if she tries to harm Malina. Joanne refuses to stop, saying that revenge on evos is all she has left and fires twice at Malina who is apparently hit. Luke quickly incinerates Joanne leaving him horrified at what he had to do. To Luke and Quentin's surprise, Malina is unhurt having been shielded by an invisible Farah Nazan who took a bullet for her. Luke orders Carlos to get Farah to the hospital while he leaves with Malina and Quentin to continue searching for Tommy.

Project Reborn

Luke, Malina and Quentin reach Gateway and find it abandoned. Luke realizes that everyone has been transported to the future and they see the first wave of the H.E.L.E. approaching. Though Malina goes to stop it, Luke reminds her that the prophecy shows that she and her brother face the second wave. Luke tells Malina he can never make up for what he's done, but he believes there was a reason Malina saved his life. As Quentin keeps Malina inside, Luke absorbs energy from the solar flare and flies himself into it, screaming in intense pain. Once inside the flare, Luke detonates himself, dissipating the flare harmlessly at the cost of his own life.

Heroes Evolutions

Brave New World

In the eBook Brave New World, Vincent Mortimer notes that Luke Collins is from Buffalo, NY.

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A Matter of Trust

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Evolved Human Abilities

Luke is able to radiate heat, light, and small electromagnetic sparks. Discovering his ability late in life, Luke doesn't have much control over his ability, and often manifests at inopportune times. When attempting to avoid using this ability, he wears layers of clothing to limit his exposure to the sun, and also shuts himself indoors with the curtains drawn, suggesting that Luke's ability may require the absorption of sunlight in order to be used, or may simply manifest more prominently when he is exposed to sunlight. The latter may be the case, as Joanne notes that his head "feels like the surface of the sun" even when he is shut in a darkened room. (The Needs of the Many) He eventually gains control over the ability, but tells Malina that it requires the sun to be out. (Send in the Clones) Drawing upon the energy from the first solar flare of the H.E.L.E., Luke displays the ability to fly though it causes him extreme pain. He was also able to harmelessly dissipate the flare by flying himself inside it and detonating the energy he collected from the flare, killing himself in the process. (Project Reborn)

Heroes Reborn App

After the Heroes Reborn app was released, a video summary of Luke's history was provided. The summary included:

See Also

  Heroes Reborn Characters edit

Noah BennetTommy ClarkJoanne CollinsLuke CollinsEmily DuvalQuentin FradyCarlos GutierrezErica KravidMalinaMiko Otomo


Caspar AbrahamClaire BennetBradMauricio ChavezAnne ClarkDennis CollinsCommanding officerFrancis CulpCole CutlerJames DearingPhoebe FradyJose GutierrezM. F. HarrisDahlia HaysJOWT reporterTaylor KravidLogueMick the Ice GuyHiro NakamuraFarah NazanHachiro OtomoHachiro Otomo (construct)Matt ParkmanAngela PetrelliRenéMicah SandersRichard SchwenkmanRen ShimosawaMolly Walker

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