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Arthur Petrelli
Arthur Petrelli.jpg
First appearance With or Against
In-story stats
Known ability Power absorption
Alias Dallas
Date of marriage 1964
Occupations Founding member of The Company,
former leader of Pinehearst,
former Linderman Group criminal defense attorney,
former Law firm head,
former U.S. Army Sergeant (served as a squad leader)
Grandchild Monty Petrelli
Simon Petrelli
Claire Bennet
Sibling Sister-in-law
Alice Shaw

Arthur Petrelli was the husband of Angela, the father of Nathan, Peter, and was a founding member of the Company. He is an evolved human with the ability to steal other evolved humans' abilities through physical contact.


After having served in the Vietnam War alongside Daniel Linderman, Arthur (and his wife) helped found the Company. He worked with the others in the group to perform acts they believed would help the world. Arthur continued his relationship with Linderman, as he was the criminal defense attorney for the Linderman Group. Arthur was reported to have committed suicide in April 2006 after a long battle with depression. However, about a year later, Arthur made his existence public and began assembling a team of evolved human "villains" to carry out his plans.

Character History

With or Against

The team finally meets the big boos. As Ross tells them that they are exceptionally good, Arthur gives each of them an assignment to do. They all late meet in his office where the mutiny occurs. Jack is defeated when his ability backfires on him.

With or Against

Arthur explains to the betraying team that he can steal powers and that he has many. He also states he knew about the mutiny days ago.

Evolved Human Abilities

Arthur Petrelli had the ability to steal the abilities of other evolved humans. By making physical contact, Arthur took Adam Monroe's ability and was immediately able to access it, healing the nerve damage that had left him paralyzed. A person whose ability Arthur has stolen is left powerless.

He claimed to have absorbed all of Peter's abilities after touching him, leaving Peter without his abilities; however, he did not demonstrate all of the abilities that Peter possessed.

Acquired Abilities

Ability Source
Telepathy Unknown
Rapid Cellular Regeneration Adam Monroe
Electric manipulation Peter Petrelli
Telekinesis Peter Petrelli
Poison emission Maya Herrera
Mental manipulation Unknown
Space-time manipulation Peter Petrelli
Precognition Peter Petrelli

Arthur claimed that the effects of his ability are permanent.

Memorable Quotes

"Your father was weak."

"My father was my hero."

- Linderman, Nathan (Landslide)

"Ah, it feels good to breathe again."

- Arthur (Dying of the Light)

"You don't have your powers anymore, Peter...because I have them now."

- Arthur (Dying of the Light)

"Son, until you change that attitude, you're grounded."

- Arthur (to Peter) (Eris Quod Sum)

"It's coming."

- Arthur (It's Coming)


  • Arthur knew about Ross's abilities.

See Also

Heroes Legends Characters
Main Characters

John Dolan · Bennet · Reyes · Dave Emmetts

Recurring Characters

Angela Petrelli · Arthur Petrelli · Jack Foreman · Jimmy Wright · Julien Curtis · Lance Anderson · Nina Matthews · Ross · Ryan Stewart · Sean Allen · Tommy

Minor Characters

Daniel Richards · Eric Thompson · Mark · Michael Fitzgerald · Tyler Gavin · Victor White · Dr. Zimmerman

Graphic Novel

Ford · Davie