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Powers as References

  • I don't think this would fit under the references section, but I don't know where else it would go. Perhaps a paragraph might be added to this page explaining how many of the powers used in the series Heroes are either intentional or coincidental echoes of Marvel characters. For example, D.L.'s power is the same as Kitty Pryde's phasing ability, and his son Micah has a more acute variant on Kitty Pryde's other more mundane talent of mechanical aptitude. This may be a mere coincidence, but I sincerely doubt it. Niki's ongoing battle with Jessica coupled with their super strength simulates the relationship Banner had with The Hulk for many decades, but at a more accelerated pace. Now that Jessica is becoming more prominent, their relationship also echoes that of Rogue and Ms. Marvel after the latter died and her soul got stuck in Rogue for awhile. Speaking of Rogue, although differences include proximity versus touch, and the sucking of lifeforce thing, Peter's ability to borrow powers from others mimics Rogue's own power mimicry. Claude has the same ability that Sue Storm of Fantastic Four exhibits. Claire's mother appears to exhibit fire powers similar to Johnny of the Fantastic Four and Pyro of the Brotherhood of Mutants. Claire herself shares Wolverine's mutant fast healing gift - she just doesn't have adamantium anything. Dream manipulation was a power of the short-lived Nightmask from Marvel's 'new' universe, and it's also Sanjog Iyer's claim to fame. Ice generation is apparently one of Sylar's aquired abilities, which is Iceman's calling card. Telepathy, telekinesis, and other forms of mind manipulation have been utilized by many super heroes including Doctor Strange and Professor Charles Xavier. One could argue that Mohinder's place in the scheme of things as a non-powered character is to bring the others together and make a team out of them, which again was Xavier's territory and also that of Heather MacNeil's from Alpha Flight. Nathan's flight is of course shared by a large chunk of the fictional comic community. Strangely enough, it's not as easy to make this comparison to DC's heroes. It's possible, but not as impressive of a 'coincidence' as this. --ZachsMind 02:34, 30 January 2007 (EST)

Splitting out blogs

I think splitting the blog references out would be a good idea, especially now that there are more than one. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:00, 16 February 2007 (EST)