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Star Wars is the series of science fiction films created by George Lucas in 1977. The six "episodes" chronicle the heroic and tragic journeys of the Skywalker family, including their dealings with The Force, a mysterious power which, when accessed, gives individuals extraordinary powers.

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Hiros

Hiro, frustrated with Ando for wanting to cheat at gambling, says that using powers for personal gain is "the Dark Side". In Star Wars, the Dark Side of the Force is tapped by evil individuals, giving them power to profit, cheat, and destroy.

Better Halves

After learning that a future version of himself carries a sword, Hiro excitedly practices brandishing a sword in a style similar to Luke Skywalker's first foray with a lightsaber. Also, in the background, there are blue and green neon lights, which resemble lightsaber swords.

How to Stop an Exploding Man

Ando, attempting to rouse Hiro's courage, reminds him of his heroes from varied stories, including those from Star Wars.

Later, at Kirby Plaza, Sylar telekinetically chokes Peter in much the same way that Darth Vader "grabs" his subordinates (usually choking them to death).

Graphic Novel:Heroism is Found in the Heart, Part 1

Ando, when confronted by the Tokyo bikers, says, "I have a bad feeling about this." This line is commonly used in the Star Wars films.

Kindred

Peter does a Darth Vader choke on Will, and seems to be influenced by something similar to the Dark Side.

Powerless

Peter does a Darth Vader choke on Hiro, but lets him go when Matt comes in.

Angels and Monsters

When Adam brings Hiro and Ando to the specials for hire bar, Hiro compares the bar to the Cantina from A New Hope.

The Eclipse, Part 2

At a drug store, Sam uses his price labeler as a light saber, complete with "pshewm pshewm" sound effects.

Upon This Rock

Hiro, whose "fanboy brain" has been "stirred up" by Damian, sees a woman being robbed. He grumbles, "A Jedi's work is never done." Hiro commands the thief to "unhand the princess, or feel the sting of my light saber." When the police arrive, he calls one C-3PO.

Later, at Yamagato, Hiro exclaims that he has betrayed the rebellion. He implores Ando, (just as Leia implored Obi-Wan), "You're our only hope."

Finally, Hiro uses Yoda's style of sentence structure to tell Kimiko, "Good you have done, Princess. Defeat the dark side, we will."

Graphic Novel:The Trip, Part 1

Working with a "scrambled" brain, Hiro sees a landspeeder from Star Wars, and then a stormtrooper riding a dewback. Later, Hiro speaks like Yoda, saying, "Halt you shall! The maiden in good hands she is."

Close to You

Hiro, still whose "brain is scrambled," refers to the orderlies at Riverdale Psychiatric Hospital as "storm troopers". He says that Mohinder's senses have been dulled with "Jawa Juice", referring to Mohinder's sedative pills. Later, Hiro, Mohinder, and Ando are being chased by officials and their dogs, Hiro calls them "the stormtroopers and their ewoks."

Graphic Novel:The Trip, Part 2

Hiro tells "Doctor Watson" that he will save him and they will dispose of the evil emperor so that the rebellion triumphs, a reference to the emperor and rebellion featured in Star Wars. When he enters a mall, he imagines that he is in the Mos Eisley Cantina.

Heroes Evolutions

Hiro's Blog

  • Hiro logs off a blog entry, "May the force be with you".
  • In one of Hiro's blog entries, Hiro wonders if he's a Jedi or could use a Jedi mind trick on the Tokyo subway train conductor, making the train late.
  • In a blog entry from the Nevada desert, Hiro checks in, calling, "Uncle Owen? Aunt Beru?" Owen and Beru are the names of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle who lived in the desert.
  • Frustrated with 9th Wonders!'s cliffhanger ending, Hiro blogs that he could use his own personal Yoda. He then equates the Nevada desert to Tatooine, worries about being attacked by Jawas, calls Ando a "cyborg translator", and says, "Isaku-san, you're my only hope." Ultimately, he wants to find his lightsaber. Finally, Hiro references Luke Skywalker's vehicle during the final Death Star scene when he says, "Red five, I'm going in!"
  • Hiro refers to Ando as C-3PO: "Good at human-cyborg relations, bad at driving."
  • Hiro apologizes for being tempted by the Dark Side.
  • Leaving Las Vegas, Hiro wonders if there is a Cantina along the way.
  • Hiro worries that Ando will be tempted to the Dark Side.
  • A crossword puzzle clue on Hiro's blog reads "Wrote number five". The answer is "Kasdan", referring to Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back. Another clue reads "Episode VII character?", referring to Leia Solo, a character from the 7th novel episode of the Star Wars novels. Still another clue reads "Bantha lover", which refers to Lumpy from the Star Wars novels. Finally, a clue reads "Try not." and the answer is "do", which is a reference to Yoda's famous line from The Empire Strikes Back, "Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."

The Agent

In chapter 7 of The Agent, Anna Korolenko tells Rachel Mills that she doesn't really know Star Wars.

Trivia

  • Omid Abtahi (The Engineer) provided the voice of "Cadet Amis" in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Seth Green (Sam) did voice work for Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the character "Todo 360".
  • Alex Fernandez (Captain Baldwin) lent his voice to many characters in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • Stacy Haiduk (Elisa Thayer) was "Akaavi Spar" in the game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • Maurice LaMarche (voice of Sylar) gave his voice to the character "General Var Suthr" for the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • Matt Lanter (Brody Mitchum) supplied the voice of "Anakin Skywalker" in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and in the animated television series The Clone Wars.
  • Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura), working for Industrial Light and Magic, was a digital effects artist and technical support assistant for Star Wars: Episodes I, II, and III. In 2007, he was interviewed about his work on Star Wars in relation to his work on Heroes.
  • Ray Park (Edgar) was "Darth Maul" in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace.
  • George Takei (Kaito Nakamura) lent his voice to "Lok Durd" in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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