Theory:Evolved humans in general
The following fan theories are about evolved humans in general.
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|The reason so many of the characters are interconnected, especially romantically involved, is down to subconscious recognition of the same trait, as such they are attracted to one another, as the first step of speciation.||None|| + Many of the characters seem to be happy when they find another person who has powers as well.|
• This might be due to finding someone similar to them then having a romantic connection with the person.
|Evolved humans may belong to two or more races or "species".||None|| • There is a great variety of powers, and one could assume a great variety of genetic differences between the evolved.|
- If 'evolved' humans were a different species, then the children of one evolved parent and one normal parent would be sterile, by the definition of what a species is.
|Evolved humans may be separated between a "bad species" represented by Sylar and a "good species" represented by other characters.||None|| • There is a lot of religious symbolism in Heroes.|
|The only way to have different powers is being or become a Chimera.||None|| + Chimeras have two sets of DNA, each set could give the person a power.|
+ This explains a lot about Sylar.
- Many powers appear to be related with the personality of the individual.
+ This might explain Niki/Jessica.
|There is only one underlying power, which is used differently by the evolved humans.||All evolved humans have the same, single mutation.|| • It's hard to see how variations of a mutation could generate such incredibly different powers. The core power would have to be some sort of fundamental access by their minds to an underlying level of reality.|
+ Peter and Sylar are able to take on other's powers, Peter through no physical action.
+ It could be that the genetic mutation which all evolved humans share somehow interacts with other portions of the person's DNA, restructuring itself based on the adaptations it finds.
|Evolved humans' powers manifest to either match their owners' personalities or to fulfil their owners' ambitions.||None|| + Peter Petrelli has on various occasions demonstrated being able to understand other people's feelings and had been criticized for "caring too much". This type of personality matches the ability of empathic mimicry perfectly.|
+ A police officer insulted Niki while questioning D.L. He became so enraged that he wanted to kill the officer. He phased through the handcuffs and nearly succeeded. Later he was able to walk phase through the prison walls.
+ Betty is an obese girl who wants to hide her true from.
|The Croatian is the person Bob was talking about in Out of Time.||Bob mentions a person apprehended in Miami in Out of Time.|| + Both this person and the Croatian may possess the ability of weather control.|
+ Both have been apprehended by the Company.
|Having a specific genetic makeup and gene markers in combination with a triggering event i.e. eclipse, adrenaline release, and genetic modification formula is not the only way to utilize an ability.||Sylar's intuitive aptitude allows him to acquire new abilities by understanding how they work.|| + A correlation between understanding how something works and DNA encoding has not been established. A mechanism that would allow Sylar to re-arrange his DNA and genetic material to allow for newly understood powers has not been shown or described. Peter's DNA has been confirmed to be mosaic and self adapting, on the other hand.|
|Late generations of evolved humans have more powerful abilities than early ones, or have abilities with more aspects.||None|| + The whole idea of evolution is to strengthen the species.|
+ Matt developed his telepathy in the ways his father never did.
|All evolved humans are attracted to other evolved humans more than normal humans.||Several coincidences.|| + Relationships between evolved humans are Claire and West, D.L. and Niki, Hiro and Charlie, Mohinder (as soon as he got his powers) and Maya, Nathan and Niki/Meridith/Tracy, Matt and Daphne, Angela and Arthur, Elle and Sylar...|
+ Relationships between evolved humans and regular humans tend to break up.
+ Chandra Suresh discovered a mysterious "force" coming from evolved humans. This force could also attract them to each other.
|See Also: 9 • Red • Time travel|