Submitted by: Bert Singels (SoSF Fan)
Heroes’ cast and creator assess five popular theories about the show:
THEORY #1 The current, official operating idea is this: In times of profound global crisis, forces of nature produce new kinds of people that can deal with the world’s problems.
YES OR NO? ”We reserve the right to change this theory as we go along,” says creator Tim Kring, suggesting that scientific or maybe even extraterrestrial intervention is possible.
THEORY #2 Niki is triple-timing as serial killer Sylar.
YES OR NO? It’s a popular notion among fans, but as Ali Larter points out: ”I don’t even think of her as having powers.” Nonetheless, Kring calls the Sylar-Niki connection ”very viable.” The Nov. 27 episode, which reveals the roots of Niki’s schizoid nature, will settle the matter.
THEORY #3 Horn Rimmed Glasses doesn’t want to stop human evolution â€” he’s just trying to slow it down so the heroes can grow into their mutantdom.
YES OR NO? ”Interesting,” is all Kring will say. Whatever his plan, you’ll see H.R.G. ”get stressed out” during sweeps, says Jack Coleman. ”He’s trying to put out 100 fires at once.”
THEORY #4 Hiro changes the future just by racing through time. But if that’s the case, hasn’t he already saved New York from disaster, per The Butterfly Effect?
YES OR NO? We’ll find out this month when Hiro’s rules of time travel are explained. And Future Hiro’s sword? ”It becomes a major part of the show,” says Kring.
THEORY #5 Niki’s son, Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey), is creating the entire world in his head. There’s also the contention that an unseen comic-book writer is behind the action.
YES OR NO? Kring swears there are no ”It’s all in a snow globe” moments in store. As for Micah, Larter says he has powers, she knows what they are, and she ain’t telling.