Death comes to Heroes

Ever since Lost killed Boone, sweeps has become a blood bath. Now, Heroes creator Tim Kring says there will be a character on his show killed during sweeps.

"During February sweeps we are going to kill off one of our regulars, someone who has been with the show from the very beginning," Kring says in the new issue of TV Guide.

Kring wouldn't hint at which character will be offed. He said that with hero Hiro's time-bending capabilities, death might not mean the character is never seen again.

"Not all those who are killed are making their last appearance on the show," he says. "We actually do have plans for the character who's dying."

Heroes is the biggest freshman hit of the 2006-2007 season, averaging more than 15 million viewers a week. The show has helped NBC regain some luster after falling to fourth place among the networks last year.

ABC's Lost may have started the "murder sweeps" trend when it killed off major character Boone Carlyle, played by Ian Somerhalder, during the show's first season. That move was such a hit, ABC heavily hyped the next death--Shannon (Maggie Grace), Boone's sister--during the first half of season two. Now, the deaths on Lost keep coming regularly and are barely noticed.

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hey if you guys all read the synopsis for the last episode with text it states its a female hero who dies, unless simone has a power we dont know about then the only 2 left are claire and niki/jessica, with the fact claire self heals it generally just leaves niki/jessica left to die, i love her character and she has my family name so i wudnt want her killed but its possible.
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I think Niki will shoot Jessica to keep her from hurting anyone else.
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Those that say it can't be X, Y or Z because the are in the future just aren't getting it. If the future was fixed then there would be no point in Hiro coming back at all to try to change things. They might as well sit back and wait for the bomb. It could be anyone, including Hiro.
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It is not Isaac who dies.



01/24 - I can confirm that [the regular who dies is either Mohinder, Peter, Simone, H.R.G., Niki/Jessica, Micah, or Claire.] Source: Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide It better be Simone.
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Just read that a female Hero who is good will get shot, and she is shot but someone who you won't expect. My guess is it is Claire and H.R.G. shoots her.
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Don’t know if anyone else said this but it cant be Peter or Hiro because they are in the future. when Hiro from the future came he said Peter looked different so that means they are both in the future
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I guess it would be Claire's dad.
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All I can say is that it better not be Peter or Nathan. Their relationship is the reason I got into the show.



I'm thinking it will either be Issac or Nicki, being as she is in prison, or Matt, since he can easily be killed as a beat cop or going after the Haitian.
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Ok people: It obviously is not going to be hiro. Scrutinize the wording of the creator all you like, but if hiro died there would be *no* way anyone would come back. For that to happen it would have to involve a hiro from the past finding out about his death and jumping to the future, which wouldn't make sense because if he found out about it prior to the incident, he could of prevented it instead of simply jumping forward in time. Thus, he would need to be alive to actually bring someone back, just thought I'd point that out.
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Ok people: It obviously is not going to be hiro. Scrutinize the wording of the creator all you like, but if hiro died there would be *no* way anyone would come back. For that to happen it would have to involve a hiro from the past finding out about his death and jumping to the future, which wouldn't make sense because if he found out about it prior to the incident, he could of prevented it instead of simply jumping forward in time. Thus, he would need to be alive to actually bring someone back, just thought I'd point that out.
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I think they'll kill someone close to a hero but not an actual hero. Maybe like Zach or Simone...but I'll Have to watch the first episode and see who has "death potential" (lol)
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i really do think they might kill claires dad , besided the fact that hes alone in the room with sylar , i think his death would make sense , hes done his part , now its time for claire to be with her birth parents
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nikki would be the easy pic since she is in jail for murder maybe jessica is killed....i dont think it will be peter since he kinda needs to lead the heroes the hatian maybe
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Well, Peter already kinda died once. What's to say it won't happen again. Claire dies often. Death in Heroes seems about as permanent as death in the X-Files; don't believe it 'til you see the corpse (chopped into finely diced bits and tossed out into the Atlantic). All that said, my bet is on Sylar; he wasn't in Peters vision of the end of NYC... all the other names people have been throwing around were in his vision. Guess we will have to wait and see....
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I don't think it can be Isaac, because I can't imagine any way he could be in future episodes if he died. It is probably Hiro, because he is the only one who could be on the show after he died, as the article said.
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The one to die will be Isaac, Or did you forget that he died in the future with his head cut open. I think that Siler is going to kill him.
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It definitely WON'T be Matt. I read that magazine. They said that the person that would die was at the show in the VERY begininng (emphasis included). Matt came on the second episode so it can't be him. Isaac dying would actually work out pretty well because then it would give the Heroes some uncertainty in the future. It would be like Isaac bringing them so far, but the rest of the Heroes would have to figure out the rest on their own.
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I hope it isn't Hiro who dies. He is my favorite character.
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My guess is Isaac; he is the character with the least amount of future story potential (in my opinion), and he has already had a pretty big impact on the show. Mohinder may be a candidate as well.

I don't think it will be Niki because we still don't even know what her place in the show is (her plot STILL has nothing to do with the other characters in the show), and I think her plot would have felt entirely pointless if she bites the bullet.
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Who could it be?????????
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It won't be Nathan, Ando, Matt or Isaac that dies. It is either Mohinder, Peter, Simone, H.R.G., Niki/Jessica, Micah, or Claire that dies. Since Claire can't die, I can't imagine it would be her. Peter and H.R.G. are too integral to the storyline. Niki is an interesting one. If she dies, does it mean that Jessica dies?
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Why does everyone want Niki to die? Personally, I think she has the best storyline. She has an alter ego who when is surfaced, Niki can't remember what happened. She also has super strength. Come on, she's the coolest character. She actually has a family who she's willing to do anything for, which is why she's in a psych ward/prison. Why would they kill off Niki? Then again, why would they kill any of the characters?
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Ooops! 1 more thing...I said Kripke below, who is the creator of Supernatural...which I was checking out prior to this...KRING!!! KRING!!! KRING!!! SORRY, I SUCK!
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I neep to append...Matt (the Cop) is necessary in that he is the only one trying to take down HRG and the Haitian, but Claire's moving in that direction potentially too & since she's got daddy whipped, she has more potential effectiveness in stopping HRG-not that he needs to be stopped, per se...ALSO...Peter is the blatently "right in front of you" choice, but since it is that obvious that his death is imminent, I hope Kripke wouldn't consider a hint at that to be worth my consideration! & as for the potential suckiness of Nikki's arc so far...she's the big redemption story & networks crap that stuff out like no tomorrow cuz it sells. But, aside from her "hotness", I suppose her power is the least essential & aside from "Hulk" implications (which I made thereby giving her situation a coolness factor in my head), the least intriguing. Aside from sis's penchant for psychotic flare in her aftermaths...you know, maybe if they showed her do it! Show her become a super-strength induced madwoman! Show us that there are aspects of her mutation which are & appear more fantastic than a sociopathic split personality disorder! Okay, I think I said it all this time... Sorry I'm so long-winded, but...can't help it!
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It doesn't matter who it is since he's Kripke's made it clear the character isn't off the show necessarily. Claire's too obvious...i say it's the cop, since he sort of remains the most "unnecessary." Don't get me wrong, telepathy rox & is oh so helpful, but...& I'm saying this even though I actually like the character & the arc...he just doesn't feel as essential as the others. Only other alternative is Silar, since Kripke has said that Silar's arc is actually not that important to the overall point & direction of the show.
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Maybe they kill of Claire again but then she'll come back to life... again. They could just be talking about about killing someone off so that they will get more hype but in reality it could just be insignificant because she'd come back.
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I would like to see Nikki die. Her storyline is the only one I don't like.
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There are so many characters on Heroes, the character won't be missed.
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What? the cop does have an affect as much as the others. He is the only hero trying to stop HRG and the Hatian. He knows of Sylar and has met Peter and claire. And why is everyone saying kill Nathan? Nathan is one of the best on the show, his comic relationship with Hiro is one of the high points of the show. And Hiro went into the future and knows that Nathan will win his election, not die. of corse with time travel things can change but who knows. I want Nathan to stay alive!



NIKKI Needs to go. like I have said, she could never join with the other Heroes and fight sylar, as she is a mess. shes uncontrolable and allready on death row. her power is LAME. D.L. has a great power, i want to see him stay.
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Everyone keeps talking about Nikki and her alter ego dying, or Nathan. Or Hiro's friend. Or.. just about everyone. But did I miss someone saying that it would be the cop that would be offed?

Because out of everyone that is who I would like to see offed. His storyline is boring. Not to mention, its so far separate from everyone else's that even his death would hardly affect anything else.

The Nikki storyline is cheesy sure. But at least there we have a hint of a bad guy/ good guy battle which has been lacking thus far in the series. I can deal with the cheese. I just can deal with the "OMG, I have such a headache from hearing peoples thoughts!" storyline that is the cops.

Wow... after reading that, that was harsh *lol*
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Ali Larter's character should be the one killed off. She's without question the hero with the weakest story. When her scenes come on, I know I can stop paying attention for a few minutes and pack my bowl.
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It makes sense it would be Ando. When Hiro comes back from the future to warn Peter he seems a much more troubled character as if he's been changed though traumatic experiences. Well as if a nuclear explosion is not traumatic enough I think he's lost someone close to him as well as Charlie. Although the flaw in my reasoning is why would we need to see Ando in future episodes.
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Maybe its Niki!
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i think it will be nathan. 10 seconds before peter explodes, he will grab him and fly to the sky then boom.
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According to a spoiler site that is pretty creditable, it is either Mohinder, Peter, Simone, H.R.G., Niki/Jessica, Micah, or Claire that dies. I think it will be Micah and because of his death Jessica will take over and dominate Miki more.
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If they kill Niki's alter ego Jessica - she will no longer have a power...
If they kill Issac they won't have anyone to show the future.
Simone has a power which will come six months after the death of her father - i seem to remember something about changes after six months of someone dying.
It could definately be Ando or the radioactive man.
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I hope it's Simone. For some reason, I don't really like her. Probably her charisma, but then again, I don't really want anybody to die. They all tie wonderfully together in the show.
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I hope its either Matt, Simone, or Nikki.
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I hope it isn't clare!!!! She is my favorite.. mean like what is better than being like indestructible!?!?!?!
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I Hope its gonna be either :

-Samone,

-Nathan

or

-Matt lol
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I would say it has to be Nathan. We've already seen him disintegrated from the blast in Peter's dream, he's also holding Peter back in the show. He'll probably bite the dust when visiting Linderman trying to get Hiro the sword and/or the paintings
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Im just guessing but im starting to think that if Peter 'explodes' like seen, that if Claire (the Cheerleader) is near him, they'll be able to survive, and eventually suprise Syler. I still think that Syler is the main enemy.
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Hope it's not peter, hiro or claire...



think it's gonna be a non hero or a minor hero (simone, matt)



better be careful with the person being cut this could result in a major drop in ratings!!!!!



p.s Hope it's not HRG he keeps me intrigued to the show!!!!!!
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They should be aware of the different circumstances in LOST and Heroes. Its not the same for all.
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What works for one TV show, doesn't mean it will work for this one.
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I think its HRG! that totally opens up a bunch of storylines. I hope they dont kill off Hiro. He's the man!
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I think is it going to be Jessica, the evil side of Nikki. They will give her the death penalty and Nikki wont die, but Jessica will.
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i think it's going to be niki, because she's in a tight fix, and if her alter-personality tries to escape, she might get killed.
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I have to agree with MemnochZERO on this one. I really don't like Suresh and he's become a really annoying character, but he hasn't really talked too much with the main heroes. This may be tricky, but I think we might all be wondering if "Save the cheerleader, save the world" is really done with.
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the meeks is right, it looks it's going to be isac and hiro will go back to make him paint more when needed.i dont remember who simone was :) so i cant really tell..peter,hiro,claire and niki are the ones who are surely stay alive for a long,long time
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