Peter Petrelli (explosion future)
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|Portrayed by||Milo Ventimiglia|
|First appearance||Five Years Gone|
|Known abilities||Empathic mimicry |
Known abilities mimicked:
Rapid cell regeneration,
|Date of birth||December 23, 1979|
|Home||Las Vegas, NV, |
formerly New York, NY
|Occupation||former home hospice nurse|
|Significant others||formerly Simone Deveaux (deceased), |
|Parents||Arthur Petrelli, |
|Sibling||Nathan Petrelli (deceased)|
|Other relatives||Niece: |
In the present, Future Hiro tells present-day Peter that he looks different without the scar and that Future Peter told him he felt lost before it all began.
After Future Hiro and Ando leave the club in Las Vegas, Peter becomes visible and joins Niki at the bar. She explains that they came seeking his help to stop Sylar in the past. She tells him that she sent them to Bennet, and that Peter should leave the past alone. Peter says he won't go anywhere.
Peter goes to Odessa, however, and rescues Future Hiro and Ando from the Homeland Security building. While Future Hiro is recovering, Peter reveals the truth to Ando that Hiro had been hiding: in the explosion, Ando died. Peter speculates that it was Ando's death that drove Hiro to become so obsessive with changing the past.
Leaving Hiro and Ando alone, Peter goes to see Niki. Peter does his best to convince Niki to accept her losses and stop living a lie. However, when Niki forcefully demands why Peter himself is so obsessed with the past, Peter admits that it was he, not Sylar, that destroyed half of New York, and his brother Nathan had used Sylar as a scapegoat to protect Peter. He leaves with Future Hiro and Ando in order to save past Hiro.
In New York, Peter helps Future Hiro clear the guards around the Homeland Security holding facility. However, their progress is impeded by the knowledge that the power-blocking Haitian is on the upper floors. But with a diversion, Peter and the others make it to the room where Hiro is being held, or was, thanks to Mohinder, who has also killed the Haitian. But Future Hiro is then shot and killed by Matt, and Peter keeps Homeland Security at bay. Unfortunately, he too is separated from the group, as he is forcibly phased through the door acting as the last line of defense by none other than his brother. Peter knows that it is not truly Nathan as he only has the power of flight. Sylar then reveals his form, having used Candice's power to disguise himself as Nathan for some time. Peter is enraged by his brother's murder, and the two have a showdown.
Like his present-day self was once able, Future Peter can mimic the powers of other evolved humans he encounters and reproduce them at will. By 2011, he has been exposed to a number of new powers and has also become far more adept at controlling them.
At this time Peter still seems to favor his invisibility, as he used it multiple times to spy on first Niki and then to watch over Hiro and Ando. Peter no longer seems to favor flight as he uses space-time manipulation to teleport in and out of places. As for offensive powers, it appears Peter is more diverse in his choices, his offensive powers range from telekinesis to pyrokinesis. He isn't opposed to utilizing newly gained powers in combat, like his electric ability and super speed gained in the Moab Federal Penitentiary break.
By 2011 in the "explosion future," Peter has acquired additional evolved human abilities; after he has acquired the ability, he does not need to be in the person's presence. His known abilities at this time are:
- Precognitive dreaming from Angela Petrelli (Genesis)
- Flight from Nathan Petrelli (Genesis)
- Precognition from Isaac Mendez (Don't Look Back)
- Space-time manipulation from Hiro Nakamura (Collision)
- Rapid cell regeneration from Claire Bennet (Homecoming)
- Telepathy from Matt Parkman (Fallout)
- Invisibility from Claude Rains (Godsend)
- Telekinesis from Sylar (Unexpected)
- Induced radioactivity from an unknown source (Five Years Gone)
- Electric manipulation from a guard (Walls, Part 2)
- Super speed from a guard (Walls, Part 2)
- Pyrokinesis from Meredith Gordon (Five Years Gone)
- Healing (from Daniel Linderman in Villains)
- Power absorption (from Arthur Petrelli in Villains)
- Persuasion (from Eden McCain in Collision)
- Enhanced memory (from Sylar in Homecoming)
- Freezing (from Sylar in Homecoming)
- Intuitive aptitude (from Sylar in Homecoming)
- Shattering (from Sylar in Homecoming)
- Mental manipulation (from the Haitian in Unexpected)
- Enhanced hearing (from Sylar in Parasite)
- Melting (from Sylar in Parasite)
- Enhanced strength (from Niki Sanders in Walls, Part 1)
- Illusion (from Sylar in Five Years Gone)
- Phasing (from Sylar in Five Years Gone)
"Why? Why does it fall on your shoulders to save everyone?"
"No. It was Sylar. Everyone knows!"
"It wasn't. Nathan lied. He lied to protect me. He told everybody it was Sylar."
"You're gonna pay for what you did to Nathan... What you did in his name!"
- Despite being in close proximity to Niki and later being in a relationship with her, Peter has not yet clearly demonstrated enhanced strength. He lifted a door (Walls, Part 1) and with little effort was able to throw a charging guard into a wall (Five Years Gone) which may be examples of the power, but nothing conclusive can be said one way or another.
- In an interview with Extra's John Kelly before the episode aired, Milo Ventimiglia says that in this future his character (Peter) can "walk through walls", but there is no conclusive proof that he did. All of Peter's sudden appearances that aired in the episode can be explained by use of invisibility and/or teleportation. It is true that Peter could have absorbed Sylar's phasing ability due to their encounter, or D.L. Hawkins' ability before Sylar killed him.
- In the episode Five Years Gone, Peter has a clearly visible scar across his face. It is unknown why this scar exists if Peter absorbed Claire Bennet's healing ability.
- In a question and answer session, writers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite said that Future Peter absolutely absorbed Meredith Gordon's ability of pyrokinesis. The encounter between these two individuals has yet to be seen.
- When Future Peter, Future Hiro and Ando raid the Homeland Security facility where present-day Hiro is being held captive, Future Peter sports a black coat that looks nearly identical to the one worn by Neo in The Matrix series. Future Peter's demeanor and mannerisms also resemble those of Neo during the sequence. The raid sequence itself could also be likened to the lobby shootout in the first Matrix film. (Five Years Gone)
- For Peter Petrelli's history in the present, see Peter Petrelli.
- For Peter Petrelli's history in the "exposed future", see Peter Petrelli (exposed future).
- For articles related to Peter, see Related Articles:Peter.
- For other members of the Petrelli family, see Petrelli (disambig).