The "Shocking" Heroes Death, Revealed

Spoiler Alert: Read much further beyond this and your life may be forever ruined by the knowledge of which major character is dying on Heroes.

Last month, news hit the street that NBC's Heroes was finally making a decision even I could get behind: killing off a major character. (My morbid sensibilities love when a show says goodbye to someone for good.)

Fans immediately began sifting through the possibilities, trying to deduce which series regular had a target on his forehead. But things don't stay secret on the Internet for long, and Hollywood insider blog Deadline Hollywood has discovered the truth and posted the info for all the world to see.

According to the site, Adrian Pasdar, who plays the body of Nathan Petrelli, has been "let go" (a nice way of saying "kicked to the curb and left to die a slow impoverished death").

E! Online, which broke the initial mystery-death report, says Pasdar is ticked off about the decision and found out about it the hard way: by reading an upcoming script.

Nathan has been killed before, but "lived on" after Sylar took his form in yet another Heroes death fake-out.

So why kill Nathan now? Some say it's for budgetary reasons, but it seems more like the writers backed themselves into a corner and just needed to end this storyline. I mean, how long can you have one major character in the body of another major character?

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I still love hero's and im upset nathan got killed off the show! they should find some way to bring him back to life.Also they should find a way to give peter all his abilities back... it really blows that he can only have one power at a time!come on writers.
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It's not very shocking when a dead character leaves a show.
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Mr. Pasdar is over it I think. He's been quite the good sportsman about it with his fans and has encouraged us to keep watching despite the decision.
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He wasn't adding much to the storyline anyway after the first season or so. I'm just hoping Missy Peregrym and/or Kristen Bell can somehow be worked backed into the show. Both of them are so purdy.
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This Show is still on the air .... after season 1 in the middle of season 2 the show went downhill & continued on this path ... can't believe i was once a huge Heroes fan.

Right now my eyes are on "Dexter" the best show on TV IMO.
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seriously this was the major character :O... i expected someone more alive rather then dead
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I mean with so many powers out there can they just find someone that can revive people and revive Nathan? Or can they just heal Hiro and send him back in time with Peter to stop Sylar fronm killing Nathan? Come on writters wake up... wake the fack up!!
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That's pretty dumb. The character is already dead. Just allowing Sylar to recover his memories, therefore erasing Nathan's memories from his mind was a conclusion we all knew it'd happen eventually.
So no big deal, no "wow, a major character is gonna die!".. bah..
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I like Adrian Pasdar, and I'm sure that he'll get more opportunities. However that being said, I personally don't really care. Yeah sure season 1, I'd be upset but Season 4 or 5, i just don't care about the show. They dropped the ball after Season 1. Really dropped the ball.
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the only good shows that are left is burn notice, 24, fringe, sons of anarchy pretty much it!!!! all these other shows are coming to a conclusion shows like . heroes , lost , supernatural...
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lame. heroes will eventually end. sad to say but it really lost a lot of its mass appeal. no wonder only 5mill are watching it every week compared to 16mill back in its first season. wake up writers!!!
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Honestly who cares? Heroes is one of the biggest let downs to come to television. I loved it!! until somewhere in the second season, it went downhill soooooooo fast!
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Simple solution: have sylar get duplicating powers from someone, one splits off and becomes nathan full time. And it's not like they couldn't bring him back in some other way (zombie episode?)
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Seems like alot of characters on different shows are getting killed in 2009. No wonder :)
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I survived season 3 and could not bare the fact that this show is till running! it should have wrapped up long long ago .... pfffft Heroes!
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I stopped watching this on season 2 and Nathan had already died like 3 times. This is really going down the drain...
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Thank God, they killed him! I really hated Nathan's character. Just like I told you before, it was going to be one of the Petrelli brothers... Thank God it was Nathan and not Peter. Look on the bright side, at least we still have Claire, Hiro and Parkman, among many others, in the show.
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as it turns out... Nathan is not the one to die!!!

it's Parkman!!
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I knew it! Pasdar isn't going to miss the show at all, his story lines have been ludicrous and the Petrellicest was due to the script, not the actors. Hope to see him in more grown up shows or films because he is a great actor. Good luck to him and God bless. Now who's next to go - let the carnage begin (mo-ha-ha)! I vote for the cheerleader turned lesbian college student..
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Not needed and really this show is past its prime and on the way out. It is still watchable but for how long, I do not know.
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missed the last two episodes. i quit the show. just terrible. all the characters should be killed and 100% replaced with a new cast
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I AM OVER NATHAN I CARELESS HE GOT KILL OFF
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LOL Nathan 'dies' at the end of every season (ie blown up with peter. getting shot, neck nicely sliced)
im kinda over him coming back or "living on" or whatever they call it these days
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Why not kill Hiro or the Hayden?.......=(
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It's really sad - Nathan has been my favourite character since the beginning and the Peter/Nathan storyline is what kept me coming back. Adrian is one of the best actors on the show and the fact that the writers ruined his characters is a disgrace!
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It's all about money people. Saw an interview with one of the Fame people - the actors who starred in the 70's show. She said the storyline went downhill after a few seasons as what they do at first they get a great producer, then when it's got high ratings they fire them and get cheap worthless ones in.

I stopped watching Heores after a couple of seasons as I think they've done just that. And fans cannot be fooled into crap storylines. Incidentally I wonder if they hired cheap worthless producers from the off for Lost as he storylines on that show have been so dumb from the beginning!!
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IMO this show has lost is touch... Claire with is lesbian friend, Sylar body thinks is Nathan, Sylar is in Matt's mind, Hiro and is stupid sidekick Ando have been carried too far in the show... and the would be hero Peter Petrelli lost all he's cool powers and just mimics other people power, and the show newest addition "T-BAG"... c'mon... The story line SUCKS BIG TIME !!!!! The first season was great but should ended there and not putting the fans throw this misery.
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That's cheating he was already dead.
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that fell into a plot hole
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I say kill 'em all. This shows sucks more with each following episode.
They even ruined Hiro.
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please, DO kill Matt Parkman. This character has been annoying and stupidly irrelevant through the whole series.
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kill the dead guy that should do it...come on double-dead doesn't even begin to describe Nathan he is like quadruple or quintuple-dead
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Not really news considering Nathan died already and everyone could pretty much see him being erased out and Sylar back eventually. Its just happening faster than we thought. lol

If they really want to kill off a major character that will have an impact on the fans it needs to be Peter, Sylar, Parkman, or Noah at this point. Anyone else dying a I could care less about.
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This is such non-news it's not even funny. I just assumed Nathan was pretty much gone for good. I mean he's got no body, Sylar's becoming more Sylarish every episode, and then you've got Parkman carrying around Sylar's conscious. I mean I couldn't imagine how they could bring him back without it being groan inducing bad.

Anyway I don't know what I was expecting from Heroes anyway. I mean it's a show that's constantly disappointing it's fans. Anytime it gets any kind of momentum or an interesting storyline arises it's quickly derailed by some other dumb sub-plot.
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His character was already dead, now he'll just be gone. And with flashbacks and time travel he's going to return.
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Oh, he was already dead what't the point of kiling him off again. I was really looking forwrd to someone else who's still alive - like Claire/Parkman/Hiro - to be killed off. Not Nathan. This is the most disappointing news ever. Why did they even bother telling people they were going to kill off a major character?
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ugh.. like that was a suprise..

anyhow.. when the hell is it time for our "heroes" to step out from the shadows and secret corporations and do some real business?? And why the hell is this show called "heroes"?? I haven't seen any heroes at all. Just some retards running around like chickens with their heads chopped off, and other retards chasing them... Give the script to a 5th grader class and maybe we will finally see some action??
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FINALLY. Nathan has been dead since the last season. Took them a while to let it go.
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Thank god I thought he would never leave, the guy was freakin annoying oh and do us another favor NBC and that is by killing Claire, she freakin sux even more, bah I find myself skipping…clicking the forward button when ever her storylines… dialogs shows up
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maybe he'll fly to yawnsville and see if its more exciting...
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well this isn't a suprise the show is tanking and they can't afford to pay the actors anymore.
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i really don't get how it was possibly to completely ruin a show that had one of the best season 1 of any show i've ever seen ....
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i don't really care anymore. i would have been more glad to finally get rid of suresh or parkman or tracy though ... they're all so incredibly annoying ...
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this show is going to relapse i feel that the writers are trying to end the previous story line and start all over. (after the last episode it does seem that it is going back in time to restart from there.)
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i really didn't care for nathan after he became a weepy and whiney powerless character.
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While I'm glad to see Nathan go, it's not because of Pasdar's acting. Those writers need to be fired. And yeah, cutieflutie, I agree. Firing via script is real classy. :(
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How unprofessional NBC. Next time have the decency to let a good, hard-working actor know he's been "let go."
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I don't see how they could possibly NOT eliminate his character. He only exists now as a sort of mental remnant.



I enjoyed his character, and I was kinda hoping he would wind up in the White House eventually. But he's been dead since the end of last season; I assumed that this season was just a bunch of cameos.



Kinda a crappy way to let the poor guy know he's been written out of the show though.
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Adrian Pasdar is an excellent actor, among the best in the show, but he was very underused, not to mention that in the past seasons the cast of Heroes, looked like the ever-growing cast of Lost, it had so many actors that the regulars simply faded on the background, even these days it's common not to see a major character for several episodes. Ali Larter characters were also usually incredibly annoying, and it seems death simply doesn't matter, considering everybody just keep getting revived, again like "Alias" or "Lost", both shows that started out pretty damn good and end it up pretty damn bad.
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I'm ok with this, but i thought they would put an end on a bigger character, Claire maybe...
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