Adam Monroe/Season Two
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After Hiro stops time to save a fake Kensei, the real Kensei emerges and argues with Hiro, revealing that he is from England and speaks English. Hiro tells Kensei that he is supposed to save the village of Otsu, as it is revealed that Otsu is on fire. The legendary swordsmith's daughter from Otsu takes Kensei's sword, stating that her father made the sword and blaming Kensei for allowing the village to burn.
In the present, Kaito Nakamura stays on the rooftop of the Deveaux Building expecting that one of the remaining members of the group of twelve individuals of which he was a part will try to kill him. A mysterious hooded figure appears. Kaito appears to recognize the individual as a member of that team, saying "Of all of them, I never expected that it would be you". Just as Ando, whom Kaito had sent to get him a sword, returns, the figure tackles Kaito and pushes him off the building. When Ando looks down, the figure has disappeared.
After resuming his position as town drunk, Kensei's armor, sword, and horse are "borrowed" by Hiro, who, after much pleading with Kensei to save Yaeko, decides to take up the task for himself. Hiro does indeed save Yaeko using his powers in the Battle of Twelve Swords, and credits the rescue to Kensei, who agrees to team up with Hiro to fulfill his future image as a hero. However, Kensei takes two arrows in the shoulder and one in the chest from the band of thugs who threatened Yaeko earlier. Chest covered in blood, he dies. However, after Hiro removes one of the arrows from his chest, Hiro is shocked to see Kensei's wound heal right before his eyes.
After Kensei regenerates from his arrow wounds, he is shocked. He believes that Hiro has cursed him and exclaims, "Lazarus Risen!" Later, Hiro finds Kensei again, testing his powers by slicing his arm with a sword. Hiro then demonstrates his own powers by teleporting around a log. Kensei then ponders upon the possibilities of his new found powers and that it will make him "richer than the Pope". Hiro, still wanting Kensei to follow the stories that were read to him as a child, teleports them both to Whitebeard's Hidden Fortress, insisting he fights past the ninety angry ronin and claim the fire scroll. Kensei then manages to complete this task and rejoins Hiro and Yaeko with the scroll. When Hiro tells Kensei he must leave, Kensei is somewhat saddened and wishes him well. Kensei then playfully showers Yaeko with cherry blossom petals.
Kensei and Hiro (who looks like a cat) discover the map scroll with information on the secret lair of White Beard being guarded by a small bear on a large rock. Believing the bear to be the Black Bear of Sakashita, Kensei draws his sword and lunges at the animal, only to find a much larger bear behind the rock. The larger bear chases Kensei while Hiro plucks the scroll out of the paws of the smaller bear.
Ando brings the scrolls from Hiro to Tatsuya Atsumi, and after some work, Tatsuya puts it under a microscope to show the hidden characters. On the scroll, it tells Hiro's tale of helping Kensei. Kensei and Hiro run up to Yaeko with another fragment of the tapestry to find Whitebeard's camp and help find Yaeko's father. Ando reads more on the scrolls about Kensei's journey. Yaeko insists that she follows Kensei and Hiro into battle, and the three see how massive Whitebeard's army is. The story cuts off, and Ando cannot read the rest.
At nightfall, Kensei, Hiro, and Yaeko sneak into Whitebeard's camp and Kensei takes care of one of the guards. They enter the smoldering tent and find Yaeko's father, distraught that he showed Whitebeard how to make guns. Kensei then hacks off Yaeko's father's ankle chains in return that he promises that he will destroy all of the guns. The four of them leave the tent and proceed away from Whitebeard's camp. On their leave, Yaeko gets shot at but Hiro teleports them away so she avoids getting hurt. Kensei goes to look for them, and finds them alone, kissing.
Later on, Hiro finds Kensei and is glad to see him. Kensei replies that he saw Hiro and Yaeko kissing and that he has been cut deeper than any wound could be. Hiro tells him that he will not interrupt their friendship and promises it was the first and last time that they will ever kiss. As Kensei appears to believe Hiro and continue his adventure, he knocks Hiro unconscious as Yaeko and her father are brought before him by Whitebeard's men. Whitebeard promises Kensei anything he wants for his help, and Kensei glances at Yaeko while he walks away.
In the present, Mohinder observes Adam's name written on a folder Bob was carrying. Later, when Bob says that he has big problems and an individual to worry about who could be a real danger, Mohinder brings up Adam's name. Later, Peter and Caitlin find a note (signed "Adam") in Montreal addressed to Peter, warning him about the Company.
Kensei reveals to an imprisoned Hiro and Yaeko that Whitebeard has promised him half of Japan in exchange for Hiro's capture. Kensei informs Hiro that he plans to lead Whitebeard's army in conquest of Japan, thus becoming the great warrior Hiro insists that he is.
Later, when Hiro attempts to blow up Whitebeard's arsenal, Takezo Kensei appears and the two of them do battle. Kensei is disarmed and knocked to the ground, but refuses Hiro's final offer of help, vowing that as long as he lives he will lay waste to everything Hiro cares about. Hiro teleports away just as the tent explodes, and later returns to find Kensei's helmet and face mask laying beside a charred corpse.
In the present, Bob tells Nathan that Adam was the one who suggested the group of twelve come together, and suggested holocausts and plagues to help save the world, claiming that Adam felt he was a god. Nathan notes that Adam's plans sound like Linderman, and Bob tells Nathan that Linderman was his disciple. Later, Peter returns to Montreal and hears a noise. He sends a bolt towards the intruder, but the bolt is blocked by a hand, and it regenerates. Adam walks towards Peter and asks why he fired at him, but Peter tells him he doesn't know who he is. At this, Adam reintroduces himself to Peter.
Peter concentrates and remembers everything about his past and discovers that Adam was held by the Company in their "prison facility" for at least 30 years, under the promise that they would fix him, but rather they only held him there to prevent him from saving the world or becoming a danger to others. When Peter arrives at Primatech Research after the explosion, they talk for four months.
After Peter refuses to take his power negation pills for five days, he phases through the wall and into Adam's cell. Adam grabs on to Peter and they both escape from the facility. They go to Nathan's hospital room where Adam takes some of his blood and introduces it into Nathan's IV, instantly reversing his burns from the explosion. Peter and Adam escape the hospital but are accosted by the Haitian and Elle at the docks. Adam tells Peter to meet him in Montreal and they separate.
Angela Petrelli tells Matt Parkman that, due to Adam's ability, his cells have regenerated so often that they have stopped him aging — essentially, he has become immortal, living for 400 years. His motives for killing each member of the group of twelve in turn is also explained — he wants revenge for the Company imprisoning him for thirty years.
In 1777, Adam Monroe and a ship of mercenaries are commissioned by the British to guard Port Arlesburgh during the Revolutionary War. Upon arriving in the harbor, they witness the town razed in flames. They pull a survivor from the water, and ask who is responsible, and he states that it is one man who did this, a man who cannot be killed. When they come ashore, they find the townspeople butchered in the streets.
Soon thereafter, they see the silhouette of a man standing tall and confident, brandishing a sword. Adam instinctively thinks this is the man. Adam runs him through the stomach with his sword. As Evan falls, they turn to witness their ship being shelled by cannon fire, and an unidentified army descending towards them. They engage in melee combat and the mercenaries are quickly overwhelmed. Adam finds himself abandoned and fighting alone, killing as many as possible without mercy. Suddenly, Adam engages another combatant and realizes it is Evan, seemingly regenerated from his previous mortal wound. They attack one another simultaneously, with Evan stabbing Adam in the heart with a bayonet, and Adam running Evan through a second time with his sword, this time through the spine. Adam thinks to himself that this is the fight he has been looking for.
Peter and Adam go to see a woman named Victoria Pratt who was one of the twelve about the virus. Victoria is reluctant but then tells Peter that Adam was the one who tried to release the virus. Victoria shoots at Peter when she finds out he is working with Adam, but both regenerate. Peter uses his telepathy to find out information. Adam then unties Victoria and kills her arguing she was going to shoot Peter in the head. Peter and Adam travel to Primatech Paper in Texas where the virus is kept. Hiro then arrives to kill Adam and freezes time, but an unfrozen Peter vows not to let Hiro harm Adam at the very end of the episode.
Adam discovered his foe's incredible ability--he was fighting a man who could create duplicates of himself. This ability intrigues Adam into hunting for the "original" Evan, but he ends up being unsuccessful with his search. After being mocked by the Evan "copies" and being pushed off a cliff into a river below, Adam realizes he can't do it alone and must find disciples to help him.
Adam and Peter break into Primatech, searching for the deadly Strain 138 of the Shanti virus. On the way, they are intercepted by Hiro. After Peter shocks Hiro, Adam claims back his sword. They break into the lower levels, where Peter opens a vault door. Adam enters the vault while Peter is left outside, confronted by Hiro, Matt, and Nathan. Hiro enters the vault and tries to stop Adam, who has the vial containing the virus hidden behind his back. Adam tells him that God had the right idea in flooding the world, wiping out humanity and letting the few remaining people have a new start. Hiro grabs Adam's shoulder and the two teleport away, with Adam letting go of the vial with the virus.
Trapped in a coffin, Adam remembers how he outlived and survived the world's greatest men and women. All except one--Hiro Nakamura. He ponders the point of immortality if he is buried alive and when all those he has loved are dead and gone. He then recalls his ten wives, realizing he is alone. He mentions he has already died countless times in the coffin, but that the deaths do not matter because he believes his newest bride will find him.
Ando • Angela • Arthur • Chandra • Charlie • Claire • D.L. • The Haitian • Hiro • Isaac • Janice • Kaito • Linderman • Lyle • Matt • Micah • Mohinder • Molly • Mr. Muggles • Nathan • Niki • Noah • Peter • Sandra • Simone • Sylar
Adam • Ando • Angela • Bob • Claire • Elle • The Haitian • Hiro • Kaito • Linderman • Lyle • Matt • Maya • Micah • Mohinder • Molly • Monica • Mr. Muggles • Nathan • Niki • Noah • Peter • Sandra • Sylar
Ando • Angela • Arthur • Claire • Danko • Doyle • Elle • The Haitian • Hiro • Kaito • Linderman • Lyle • Matt • Maya • Micah • Mohinder • Molly • Mr. Muggles • Nathan • Noah • Peter • Rachel • Sandra • Sylar • Tracy
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