Hiro Nakamura/Season Four
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Hiro and Ando, having returned to Japan, are now running a special Dial a Hero phone service. Hiro claims that the idea will work and Ando finds a photo of a younger Hiro, Ando and Kimiko at a carnival. Hiro remembers the night but the two of them are interrupted by Kimiko, who is furious about how much money is being wasted on Dial a Hero. Hiro tells her not to worry and she leaves angrily. Ando then comments that maybe Kimiko is right but the phone rings and they receive their first call for help. During the mission, Ando falls from a roof and Hiro stops time to save him. After returning time to normal, Hiro is suddenly frozen in time himself. Ando takes him back to Yamagato and Hiro returns to normal, saying that he is dying. He then accidentally time travels back to the night of the carnival.
Meanwhile, Samuel is seeking a replacement space-time manipulator for his traveling circus troupe and uses his ability to discover and track down Hiro. Arnold then transports Samuel fourteen years into the past at the same Carnival a young Hiro, Ando, and sister are attending.
Hiro meets Samuel who reveals that he is quite interested in Hiro's ability, while Hiro is very fearful of altering the past due to butterfly effects and the previous catastrophes he believes are a direct result of his actions. Samuel convinces Hiro that the unique ability to right his past wrongs can be done without disrupting the space-time continuum by throwing a ball at a stacked milk jug unevenly without the stack falling.
Hiro then begins his mission of fixing his past and the lives of his loved ones by preventing the catalyst of his sister's dislike of Ando. Upon returning to the present, he discovers that they are in love and have been dating for years, despite his incomplete control over his restored time travel ability.
Hiro speaks with Kimiko, who tells him that she and Ando are getting married and that she would like him to give her away. Hiro says that he will and goes to speak with Ando, who is worried that Hiro may not be alive to attend the wedding. Hiro tells him that he will be fine and there is a call on the Dial a Hero line. A man named Tadashi tells Hiro that he is going to jump from the Yamagato building and Hiro rushes to the roof. He recognizes Tadashi, who tells him that he was fired for inappropriate behavior at the New Years Eve party. The man jumps before Hiro can save him.
Hiro time-travels back a few minutes and rushes to save Tadashi. Tadashi once again jumps and Hiro once again goes back to try and save him. After 46 failed attempts at saving Tadashi, Hiro tries a different approach and sits down and talks with him. He tells Tadashi that he should find a different job if he is unhappy and Tadashi thanks him. Hiro then speaks with Kimiko and tells her the truth about his condition. Kimiko hugs him and as Ando enters the room, Hiro is gripped by one of his migraines and then disappears having teleported away.
Hiro's unexpected teleportation from Yamagato takes him to Peter Petrelli's apartment. Though both are surprised to see each other Hiro is excited to see Peter, until he suddenly passes out and Peter catches him.
Hiro awakens and finds himself in a hospital bed. Peter tells him that he is dying and Hiro tells him that he already knows, and that he believes he teleported to Peter to help with something. Peter tells him that he is going to help Hiro and replicates his ability. Soon after, Hiro receives a visit from Emma, who asks him how they can live with their powers. Hiro tells her that those with abilities must answer their call to destiny but Emma refuses to do that. Hiro finds her in her office and she tells him about her ability to see sound and Hiro explains about his ability. Emma claims that she wants her power gone but Hiro insists that she cannot do that and that she must embrace her powers.
Hiro performs in a talent show, acting as the "Amazing Hiro". He spots Emma and calls her his assistant and touches her shoulder, freezing time. He explains that their abilities make them special and that there are no bad powers. Emma realizes the beauty of her ability and helps Hiro with his act. Hiro returns to bed and Emma tells him that he must not use his power anymore, or else he will die. Hiro tells Emma about Charlie and then realizes that she is not on his list. He puts her down and Emma tells him to rest. Hiro soon hears Emma's music and goes to investigate. He listens happily and Emma spots him. She escorts him back to his room but before he gets there he suddenly teleports away.
Hiro appears in Texas, three years ago. He turns to look in the window and smiles, saying "Charlie".
Hiro accidentally teleports back to the day of Charlie's death and steals clothes from a nearby clothes line as all he's wearing is his hospital gown. After explaining his mission to a boy who catches him, Hiro and Petey head for the Burnt Toast Diner where Petey gives Hiro his white sheriff's hat, saying "good guys wear white hats, bad guys wear black hats", right before Sylar shows up wearing a black hat. Hiro protects Petey, but Sylar simply asks him to move out of the way so he can enter the diner, which Hiro does.
In the diner, Hiro hides behind a newspaper and observes Sylar's interaction with Charlie. He watches Sylar detect Charlie's blood clot and claim he can fix it. Hiro is interrupted in his watching by Samuel, who warns him that changing things here could drastically alter the future as this is such a pivotal moment for many people. He asks Hiro if saving Charlie is absolutely worth it, and Hiro says that this is the biggest butterfly he has to squash. Hiro, realizing what's about to happen, freezes time and stops Sylar from killing Charlie. Hiro wheels Sylar out to a bus to Odessa on a dolly and traps him in a bus compartment before returning to the diner. At the diner, Hiro realizes that he isn't in Charlie's birthday photo and remembering what Samuel said, heads into the bathroom where he encounters his past self. Hiro introduces himself as Future Hiro and tells his past self that Charlie is dead and his mission now is to "save the waitress" and that the cheerleader will be fine. Hiro convinces his past self who teleports six months into the past and Hiro calls him a moron. Hiro is back in the photo of Charlie's birthday party and after being reminded by Samuel, Hiro tells Past Ando what Past Hiro has done and convinces him to stay and wait for Past Hiro at the diner.
Hiro then visits Charlie who remembers him and is glad to see him. Hiro offers to take her on the world trip she wanted and she agrees and decides to go to Otsu, but her blood clot starts to turn into a fatal aneurysm that will shortly kill her. Hiro, not wanting this and remembering what Sylar said about being able to fix it, travels to the Odessa Bus Station via motor scooter as he still can't control his teleportation. There he finds Sylar missing and is pinned to a bus by him, but Hiro escapes by stopping time, which releases Sylar's hold on him. Hiro tries to make a deal with Sylar: save Charlie in exchange for information about Sylar's personal future, but Sylar keeps trying to get him with telekinesis. Hiro keeps stopping time and moving around, but it takes a toll on him and he develops a headache each time he does it. Sylar detects Hiro's brain tumor and is finally interested enough to agree to the deal and Hiro takes him back to the diner.
At the diner, Sylar uses his telekinesis to get rid of the blood clot while Hiro comforts Charlie. It works and the dissolved blood clot leaks out of Charlie's eye, saving her. Hiro keeps his end of the deal and tells Sylar that he becomes a killer with a lot of powers that a bunch of people teamed up to stop and he dies alone and that no one will miss him. Hiro then stops time and returns Sylar via motor scooter to the place where he made the deal with him. Hiro returns to the diner, but Charlie is horrified about the deal he made with Sylar and the fact that he saved her out of the many people Sylar killed, but did nothing about them. Hiro tells her that it's because he loves her, but she says it's she had made peace with dying, calls him selfish, just runs off, and Hiro has to send a curious Past Ando back into the diner. Later, Hiro orders a root beer and converses with Noah Bennet about how complicated love is before Noah leaves and Charlie returns. Charlie and Hiro reconcile, but when Hiro follows Charlie outside, he finds her gone and Samuel Sullivan waiting for him. Samuel reveals he had Arnold take her forward in time to his carnival and if Hiro wants to see her again he has to take control of his power and teleport them back there. In anger, Hiro tackles Samuel and manages to teleport them both back to the present carnival.
At the carnival Samuel is happy as Hiro teleporting them back on purpose means that Hiro is regaining control over his power. Hiro demands to know where Charlie is, but Samuel says she's not exactly there and after seeing the carnies and Samuel look at a specific trailer, Hiro goes there, finding Charlie's name tag outside it. Inside he finds a dead Arnold, but no Charlie. Samuel explains that he had Arnold trap Charlie somewhere in time in order to gain a hold over Hiro and as the strain of doing that killed Arnold (he was dying of a brain tumor too), only Samuel knows where she is and he'll only tell Hiro if Hiro helps him fix his own mistakes. Hiro reluctantly agrees and Samuel tells him the first thing they need to fix is a mistake he made eight weeks before.
Hiro holds Charlie's name-tag and Samuel approaches him. Hiro asks him to return her but Samuel tells him that he has to help him with his problem. He tells Hiro that he must go back in time in order to retrieve a tape from Mohinder Suresh. Hiro is worried that he will not be able to time travel but Samuel tells him that he has to do it if he wants to see Charlie again. Hiro then begins to study a map of Texas in order to help is time traveling.
Eight weeks ago, Hiro arrives in Mohinder's hotel room and replaces the film that he is burning. He then warns a frozen Mohinder to be careful because Samuel is coming. After Samuel arrives and kills Mohinder, Hiro reappears and Mohinder realizes that he is wearing a Kevlar vest. Hiro explains he knew as his first attempt took him ten minutes too far and what he saw "wasn't pretty." Hiro explains that Mohinder must go into hiding for eight weeks but Mohinder refuses to let Samuel stay at large. Hiro sees that Mohinder will not change his mind and teleports him into a mental asylum.
Hiro returns to the carnival and hands the film to Samuel, who apologizes to Hiro for killing Mohinder.
Hiro calls out to Samuel and demands that Charlie be returned. Samuel tells him that she will be returned later and Hiro insists that he lied to him. Samuel dares Hiro to try and stop him because he is the only one who knows where Charlie is and if he died then she would die as well. He then tells Hiro to go and help set up the Thanksgiving dinner table.
While setting up the table, Hiro begins talking to Lydia and tells her about Charlie. Lydia is angry that Samuel would hold Hiro against his will. Lydia takes Hiro to her trailer and begins to change. Hiro believes that she is trying to seduce him but Lydia explains that she wants to use her power to find out what happened to Joseph and that she needs to be close to someone in order for her power to work. Hiro agrees and places his hand on her back. Lydia sees things about Hiro and then asks him to take her back to when Joseph died. Hiro does so and they see Samuel argue with Joseph right after Mohinder leaves. Joseph meets with Samuel later that night in a field while Lydia and Hiro secretly watch. Hiro warns Lydia about the consequences of their actions and they witness Samuel kill Joseph. As Samuel approaches them, Hiro teleports himself and Lydia away.
After returning to the present, Hiro warns Lydia that nobody can know that they went back in time together or else he may lose Charlie. Samuel wonders where Hiro was and Hiro explains that he got lost. Later, during the dinner, Hiro refuses to back up Edgar's accusations but does freeze time seconds before Samuel murders him. Hiro speaks with Edgar about revenge and tells him that he will defeat Samuel. Edgar escapes and Samuel later tells Hiro that he knows how he saved Edgar. Hiro threatens him, saying that he is powerful enough to stop him, but Samuel smiles and has Damian use his ability on Hiro. A confused Hiro then begins chanting strange phrases and disappears.
Hiro teleports to Japan and speaks with a ramen vendor. The vendor keeps asking Hiro if he would like noodles, much to Hiro's confusion as he is looking for a way to find "Sancho Panza". Hiro spots a fair maiden in distress and rushes to help her. He takes a large knife from the vendor and comments that a Jedi's work is never done. Hiro then cuts the bag's string in half and hands it back to the grateful woman. The police mistake Hiro for the burglar and arrest him however, an officer finds a Yamagato Industries card in Hiro's pocket and takes him back to the building, where he reunites with "Sancho", who is in fact Ando. Ando claims that the brain tumor must have gotten worse but Hiro insists that they must rescue "Dr. Watson" from "Arkham". Ando tries to help Hiro make sense and Kimiko enters the room with the name of the top neurosurgeon in Tokyo. Ando stops her when he realizes that someone mushed up Hiro's brain and rushes off to the "danger room" for more clues. Hiro calls Kimiko a princess and tells her not to worry because they will defeat the dark side.
Ando goes through Hiro's comics with him and Hiro tries to explain that his is the master and that Ando is the sidekick. Hiro then strangely speaks in Spanish but later refers to Curt Connors and a great swamp. Ando realizes that Curt is a villain who lived in Florida, and manages to discover that Arkham has a mental institution on its road. He realizes that Hiro has been trying to explain things the only way he knew how and admits that he is a sidekick to Hiro. Hiro says that he is the bravest anyone could have.
Hiro teleports to Florida, but his vision has changed and he sees a mystical fantasy world in the place of reality. He finds a poster detailing a lost princess, who is in fact a lost dog. Hiro goes in search of the dog and enters a magical forest, which is in fact just a tropical reserve. He speaks to what he thinks is a mushroom and manages to find "the princess" with a monster, who is in fact the dog's owner. The boy thanks Hiro for his help in finding his dog and Hiro sees a dark castle, Arkham. He notices two aliens guarding a crazy man, who he recognizes as "Dr. Watson". In reality, the man is Mohinder Suresh.
As part of his and Ando's plan to rescue "Watson", Hiro has Ando check him into the same mental hospital "Watson" is trapped in. As he's led away from Ando, Hiro spots "Watson's" room and points it out to him. Hiro later explains to Ando that "Watson" can't escape with his powers as he's drugged, so Ando switches Mohinder's pills with aspirin, but accidentally swallows Mohinder's pills as a result.
Hiro hides a drugged Ando in a closet and then wakes Mohinder up, still calling him Watson. With the drugs gone, Mohinder easily breaks free from his restraints and cell and is both confused and angry to see Hiro there as Hiro trapped him there in the first place. Hiro leads the confused Mohinder to Ando who is still drugged and the two use a wheelchair to take Ando away. They are caught by orderlies (referred to by Hiro as stormtroopers), but a recovering Ando blasts a door out open, causing enough of a distraction that Mohinder is able to overpower the orderlies and allow them to escape. Hiro, in his state, is unable to teleport them to safety so the group runs through a swamp chased by orderlies and dogs. After learning of Hiro's condition, Mohinder says the hospital probably would have tried electro-shock therapy on him and asks Ando to try to use his power in a similar manner to try to restore Hiro to normal. Ando, although reluctant, tries shocking Hiro and it works: Hiro's mind returns to normal and he immediately teleports himself, Ando and Mohinder away just before dogs and orderlies arrive at the spot the three had previously been occupying.
Hiro watches the two aliens holding Doctor Watson and vows to save him. He then turns to leave and sees a playing card, who tells him he has to return later, and chases Hiro from the "Asylum". Hiro soon runs into a tree and a cat, and asks them for directions to the nearest port, and the cat tells him where to go. Twenty minutes later Hiro ends up at a castle (which is actually a mall), and happens across the cantina from Star Wars. He sees an advert, on a television, for Yamagato Industries and teleports to Japan.
Hiro watches as Mohinder constructs a new compass. While Mohinder works, Ando notices that Hiro isn't looking too good. Mohinder finally finishes but declares that he is leaving. He bows to Hiro and leaves. Seconds later, Hiro collapses. When Hiro wakes up, he is at the Burnt Toast Diner and Adam Monroe is sitting at a table wearing a suit. Hiro asks if he is dead and Adam tells him to ask the judge. Hiro sees his father Kaito Nakamura, who is acting as the judge. Adam declares that the case of the World vs Hiro Nakamura has begun and Kaito tells Hiro that if he is found guilty, he will be sentenced to death.
Ando acts quickly and has Hiro taken to the nearest hospital. He tells the doctors that Hiro has a brain tumor. In Hiro's dream, Adam tells the jury that Hiro manipulated the space-time continuum for his own personal gain. He accuses Hiro of not caring about the consequences and although Hiro pleads not guilty, he asks for a lawyer. Ando appears in Hiro's dream and says that it is not looking good. Hiro then looks worried as younger versions of Ando and Kimiko are called to testify. Adam accuses Hiro of changing time so that Ando and Kimiko fell in love and Hiro says that as long as no one gets hurt, he is comfortable with changing the timeline. Adam then calls Sylar to the stand and Sylar explains how he has killed many, many people. Jackie Wilcox also appears and shows the court how she died. Hiro claims that he let Charlie Andrews live because the world was truly a better place with her in it, however, Adam smugly wonders where Charlie is. He says that she is lost in time and that Hiro was foolish to trust Samuel. Kaito asks Ando to send his witness up and Hiro takes the stand, explaining how he has saved the world without sacrificing his morals or becoming a villain. He claims that he changed the timeline, but only to make the world a better place. He pleads guilty and Kaito sentences him to death.
In reality, Hiro begins to die and the doctors rush him to surgery. In his imagination, Hiro steps off of the operating table and the jury, Ando and Kaito stand with him in the massive hall of white. Hiro asks to change his plea to guilty, so that he may die honorably, and the family sword appears in his hands. Kaito encourages Hiro to fight for his life and Hiro turns, seeing Adam also with a sword. In reality, Hiro's body begins to crash as he desperately fights for his life. In the dream world, Hiro and Adam fight each other. Hiro wins and stabs Adam. Then, his mother Ishi Nakamura appears. She tells Hiro that she is proud of him and Hiro says that he is ready to die. Ishi shakes her head and tells him that some things are more powerful than science. She says that he still has a destiny and kisses his brow, supposedly healing him. In reality, Hiro has survived the surgery and has bandages around his head. He has successfully had the tumor removed.
Hiro wakes up, recovered from the surgery to remove his tumor. When Ando asks if he has full control of his powers back now that his tumor is gone, Hiro tests them by rewinding time for himself by a minute and discovers he does have full control back. Hiro is surprised when another patient sends him a note and an origami crane and realizes that it must be Charlie. Hiro heads to the patient's room and finds an elderly Charlie there having discovered Hiro was in the hospital through a nurse's schedule. Hiro learns that Charlie was teleported by Arnold to January 26, 1944 in Milwaukee and lived a full life after that. She worked in a war factory, got married and had four children and seven grandchildren and her aneurysm never bothered her again although she is dying of old age now. Hiro tells Ando he plans to travel back in time to the date and place Charlie was left by Arnold and return her to her own time, but Ando doesn't think he should as Charlie has lived her life. Hiro brings up this possibility with Charlie, but while Charlie is tempted, she tells him not to as she enjoyed her life and her family would never exist if he did that and introduces him to her granddaughter Sally. Hiro reluctantly agrees and leaves as Charlie's family comes to visit her. Hiro meets up with Ando outside and now feels that all of his quests are over, but Ando reminds him of Samuel Sullivan and tells him that Noah Bennet called to inform them that the Carnival is in Central Park and that they're needed there. Hiro agrees and blows a kiss to a touched Charlie before teleporting away to the Carnival with Ando while Charlie watches through a window.
At the Carnival, Claire asks Hiro to teleport all of the carnies away and he tells them to hold hands, but confides that he's not sure he can teleport that many people as there are dozens. Ando offers to supercharge him to give him a boost and Hiro agrees. With everyone holding hands and Ando supercharging him, Hiro counts to three and then successfully teleports all of the carnies to an unknown location which defeats Samuel as it strips away all of his great power. Later Hiro and Ando walk through the nearly empty Carnival and decide to go home before witnessing Claire exposing her power to the world.
Hiro maintains a blog which he uses to journal his travels, record his thoughts, send messages to others, and play games. Hiro's blog has not been updated in some time.
In chapter 7 of Slow Burn, Chris asks Caleb about "this Asian guy" he's seen around the carnival. Caleb says that there's a rumor that Hiro is a time traveler, and that Samuel needs to retrieve something from the past.
In Hiro's first blog post, "A Message from Hiro Nakamura", he explains how he is attempting to uncover all of the secrets of the Company in order to stand a better chance against the impending future.
In Hiro's second blog post, "Back on Track", Hiro wants to give up searching for answers after finding nothing in his father's office. But Ando encourages him to keep going, saying that the grief of Charlie is what is holding him back.
In Hiro's third blog post, "A Sign!", Hiro learns of a new room in the bottom of Yamagato Industries that only his fahter and Kenjiro knew about. He finds a ticket to a Chris Coolidge concert in 1963 and contemplates going back in time to check out what this is all about.
In Hiro's fourth blog post, "Blast from the Past", Hiro continues to through this new room, the Danger Room, and still contemplates going back in time to Uncle Ira's Counter & Culture. However, Hiro is unsure whether or not he is ready to go back to the past after everything that happened with Charlie.
In Hiro's fifth blog post, "Day of Despair in 1963", Hiro finds a newspaper article about the riots that happened the night the Chris Coolidge was killed. He feels like his father played some role in this, but does not know why. He has decided to go back to 1963 to find out what actually happened here. He also finds an add for a building for sale in 1963 and decides to check it out while he is there.
In Hiro's sixth blog post, "The Loft", Hiro reports on his findings in 1963. He wonders about his father and whether on not he had an ability. He reports that he found Angela's dream journal and a puzzle helping to solve the mystery of the dream.
In Hiro's seventh blog post, "Mindy Goes TMI", Hiro reports his findings on Mindy Sprague and her being at Three Mile Island. He wonders what Adam Monroe had to do with the incident and posts a surveillance video on Mindy after looking at her Assignment Tracker profile. Hiro decides he is going to go back to 1978 to see what really happened.
In Hiro's eighth blog post, "More Strange Video", Hiro reports that Ando talked him out of going back to 1978. Hiro reports another video that he found and a reference to a Maury Parkman. He wonders if this is Matt's dad and reports that he is scared of Maury even though he is dead.
In Hiro's ninth blog post, "Memories of Maury", Hiro reports that he was poking around the Company files about Mindy Sprague and sure enough found Maury Parkman behind it. He posts documents he found about the Company and when they started tracking specials. Hiro believes that this is the moment when the Company changed their direction.
In Hiro's tenth blog post, "Numbers Numbers Everywhere", Hiro reports that he is obsessed with finding out more about Maury Parkman. He reports that he found more information about the tracking systems and papers that Eric Thompson, Sr. filed.
In Hiro's eleventh blog post, "Old School Fun & Games", Hiro, Ando, and Kenjiro play a game program that they found in the vents at Yamagato Industries. Hiro suggests that his father may have played or even designed this game, but does not understand why because his father was never a fun-and-games kind of man.
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
|See Also: Hiro Nakamura • Hiro Nakamura/Season One • Hiro Nakamura/Season Two • Hiro Nakamura/Season Three • Hiro Nakamura/Season Four • Hiro Nakamura/Heroes Reborn • Characters|