The Company's founders

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The Company's founders
Group of Twelve
Daniel Linderman
Bob Bishop
Angela Petrelli
Charles Deveaux
Kaito Nakamura
Arthur Petrelli
Maury Parkman
Victoria Pratt
Carlos Mendez
Susan Amman
Paula Gramble
Harry Fletcher
Purpose: To save the world
First mentioned: Four Months Later...
Known members: Susan Amman (deceased),
Robert Bishop (deceased),
Charles Deveaux (deceased),
Harry Fletcher (deceased),
Paula Gramble (deceased),
Daniel Linderman (deceased),
Carlos Mendez (deceased),
Kaito Nakamura (deceased),
Maury Parkman (deceased),
Angela Petrelli,
Arthur Petrelli (deceased),
Victoria Pratt (deceased)

A group of twelve people founded the Company and once worked together to find evolved humans. Much of their purpose, origin, and history remains to be revealed.

History

Graphic Novel:War Buddies, Part 2

Daniel Linderman and Arthur Petrelli serve together during the Vietnam War.

Parasite

Nathan tells Quesada that Arthur Petrelli once worked as an attorney in the firm which represented the Linderman Group.

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Linderman tells Nathan that he and many others found each other, and they tried to save the world, but some lost their way and the group split.

Landslide

Kaito tells Hiro that years ago he had allies--others with power. He says that they fought to save the world until some lost their way.

How to Stop an Exploding Man

In one of Peter's dreams, Peter sees a past conversation at the Deveaux building involving three members of the group of twelve: Angela and Charles talk about Linderman's involvement in Nathan's election.

Four Months Later...

Kaito Nakamura, speaking to Angela Petrelli, acknowledges Charles Deveaux, Mr. Linderman, and Mr. Petrelli as fellow members of a group of twelve--of whom nine remain--who once tried to find evolved humans. Kaito tells Angela they are in danger. Later that night, Kaito is killed by someone he recognizes.

Lizards

Angela's fingerprint is found on the picture of Kaito, and she is questioned by the police. She tells of her past history with Kaito and the symbol on the photo being that of her husband's law firm.

The Kindness of Strangers

Angela admits to killing Kaito, but Matt, using telepathy, hears Angela's thoughts to tell him to back down, or else the investigation will expose all of them. Matt, in pursuit of the truth, asks Nathan for help, and Nathan tells Matt that he has the entire photo that was found on Kaito and Angela.

Later, Nathan shows Matt the photo of the twelve on Charles Deveaux's rooftop. These people include Bob, Angela, Kaito, Mr. Petrelli, Linderman, Charles, and Maury Parkman, an unnamed woman, and four other individuals.

Fight or Flight

Matt and Nathan burst into Maury Parkman's apartment and find Maury armed. They ask him why, and he shows them a death threat. Maury tells them that he, Angela, Arthur, Kaito and Linderman found each other, and they tried to save the world.

Later, Maury escapes from Nathan and Matt, and Nathan finds a death threat with Bob's picture.

Out of Time

Nathan scans several files Bob has in his office, and recognizes the names of several people in the group -- Linderman, Deveaux, Pratt and Petrelli. Nathan does not recognize Adam Monroe. According to Bob, Adam Monroe suggested that the group come together to help make the world a better place. Bob explains that the group locked Adam up for several years. Adam escaped, and is responsible for the deaths of the group of twelve and Maury Parkman is simply one of his handymen. Bob also says that Linderman was a disciple of Monroe's, mirroring Adam's philosophies on saving the world by using holocausts or plagues.

Cautionary Tales

Matt notes to Angela that everyone in the picture is dead except for Angela, Bob, Maury and a mysterious woman. The remaining unidentified members are listed as: Victoria Pratt, Carlos Mendez, Susan Amman, Paula Gramble, and Harry Fletcher, (The last two being originally named on The List)

Truth & Consequences

Adam reveals to Peter that the individuals in the group of twelve photo are the founders of the Company.

On November 2, 1977, Adam Monroe is locked up by the group of twelve because he tried to release Strain 138 of the Shanti virus. When Victoria insists that the program be shut down, Kaito says that the other founders would never allow that.

In the present, Victoria Pratt is murdered by Adam Monroe in front of Peter Petrelli. Adam writes the Symbol on Victoria's photo in blood, and leaves it next to her dead body.

Graphic Novel:Truths

As Arthur is about to die, and his life flashes before his face, he sees a partial image of the Group of 12. (Harry Fletcher, Susan Amman, and part of Linderman's faces are obscured by other visions.)

1961

When Angela Shaw is brought to Coyote Sands in 1961, she's quickly greeted by Charles Deveaux, Bobby Bishop, and Daniel Linderman. The four of them form a bond. Following a massacre at the camp, they vow to never let this happen again. Angela states that she had a dream that they would form a company in the future to do so.

Graphic Novel:From the Files of Primatech, Part 1

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Notes

Trivia

  • Some fans have noticed that the Company's founders have a resemblance to the twelve apostles. They were twelve people brought together by one single immortal man who wished to change the world. They all had amazing abilities, though some had different views about humanity's destiny.

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Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:The Company's founders for fan-created theories and other speculation.

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Named Groups

Alcoholics AnonymousCDCCIACitizen's Border PatrolThe CompanyFBIHomeland SecurityLAPDLinderman GroupLVPDNOPDNYPDPinehearst CompanyPsi Alpha ChiRebelSWAT

Unnamed Groups

Angela's teamArthur's soldiersArthur's teamAudrey Hanson's teamCDC hazmat crewThe Company's foundersDanko's teamEli's clonesKaito's henchmenLevel 5 escapeesLinderman's thugsLos Angeles gangNinety angry roninMatt Parkman's teamSamedi's militiaTargetsUnderground railroadWhitebeard's menWomen's Correctional Facility guards

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