Heroes (2006)

36 mistakes in season 1

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Seven Minutes to Midnight - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Mohinder is back in India, his mother tells him that his sister Shanti died at the age of 5, when Mohinder himself was 2. In "The Hard Part", Mohinder tells Molly Walker that Shanti died before he was born, and shows her a photo of Shanti (who looks 5 years old) and his pregnant mother.

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Run! - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Matt Parkman gets thrown out of a window by Niki Sanders, he lands at least a few stories down and has a cut upon his head. The amount of blood on his head differs significantly from shot to shot.

Six Months Ago - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Charlie invites Hiro over to help celebrate her birthday, the invite is almost immediately after she says "hold that thought" and walks away from his booth. But in that scene in the previous episode, Charlie was already across the room with the other townspeople when she signaled Hiro to come over.

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One Giant Leap - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After throwing the laptop, when Mohinder takes the key out of the book, the tape is bunched up and stuck to the key, but in the next shot the tape is fresh and sticking out freely.


Run! - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Meredith and Nathan are talking in her trailer, as he says, "I could have been a much better person back then", he has his sunglasses in his hand and places that hand on the table. Cut to a shot from behind him, and his hand is resting on the table with the sunglasses beside it, with no time to put them down and move his hand in between the shots. Also, when Meredith says, "You and me, we were never gonna work out", his hand goes from being on the table to his lap between shots, once again without having had the time to move it. (00:32:10)


Fallout - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Peter is having his vision of New York, D.L. can be seen picking up Micah and running away. When the camera pans out to show Matt holding them back, D.L. is picking up Micah again.


Run! - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end of ep. 1-14, "Distractions", Meredith calls Nathan to tell him about Claire. In that episode he is holding the phone to his ear, with nothing else in it. In the beginning of this episode, when the same conversation is shown, he is holding a pen in the same hand as the phone. Also, in ep. 14 Meredith said to him, "We haven't spoken in a long time, but... Our daughter just found me". In this episode, she says, "We haven't spoken in a long time, but I just had... Our daughter just found me".


.07% - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: When Mrs. Petrelli is sitting with the dead Peter, just before she lies down on his chest and starts to cry, you can see the "dead" man tilt his head slightly backwards. (00:21:10)


Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: Season one takes place over five weeks. Janice Parkman goes from not being visibly pregnant to being at least five or six months along during the course of those five weeks.

Run! - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In ep. 1-14 "Distractions", when Claire asks Meredith about her father, Meredith answers, "Well, that's complicated. Why don't you let me work on that for next time?" But when the same scene is shown in a flashback in this episode, Meredith says, "Well, that's complicated. He's kind of a big shot".


Don't Look Back - S1-E2

Deliberate mistake: The newspaper that shows Petrelli's victory has repeated paragraphs through the article. The article seems to be composed of three paragraphs. One paragraph starts with "I was," and two paragraphs start with "The."

.07% - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Sylar comes for Isaac the painting of Hiro and the dinosaur is visible in the studio in several shots, even though Hiro took this painting to Linderman several episodes ago. The episode director even comments on it during the audio commentaries.

Landslide - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: This mistake is repeated in the next episode too. After D.L kills Linderman he is lying face down, his face is flat against the floor and we can see right into the hole in is head, he has already stopped moving. Then after the camera starts to pan around, Linderman's head is now facing right, and we get a good look at his face.


The Hard Part - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mr. Bennet, Matt Parkman and Ted Sprague are at the used car lot, Ted is using his powers to defrost a blue station wagon. As the frost is melting you see "Automatic" written on the windshield. The shot cuts to Bennet and Matt talking by the pay phone. When the Shot returns to Ted, he's finished defrosting, but you see "Low Mileage! 1 Owner" written on the windshield instead. Ted didn't switch cars during the conversation because written on the used car beside the blue wagon is "Like New" for both shots.

Distractions - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Peter and Claude are invisible and walking in New York, just after Claude has released his hold on the T-shirt rack, they bump into a man in a coat. Cut to a different angle, showing the two on camera, and the man in the coat is gone. Instead there are two girls and a man with glasses walking directly behind Peter and Claude, none of whom were there a split second ago. (00:02:05)


Company Man - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Claire gets killed she is wearing reddish brown boots, with her jeans tucked into them. She's still wearing them when her body is placed on the bed. A few moments later, running from the house with her mother, she's wearing sneakers.

How to Stop an Exploding Man - S1-E23

Deliberate mistake: At the plaza, Peter tells Claire to shoot him because there is "no other way". Nathan then comes flying in and declares, "Yes, there is, Claire!" However, Nathan could not have heard Peter and Claire from the distance he flew in and the rushing of air past his ears.

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Trivia: There are a number of other Star Trek references in Heroes. In episode 15 (Run!), Hope refers to Hiro as "Sulu." George Takei, who played the original Sulu plays Hiro's father. And at one point (and several other times throughout the show) Hiro gives the Vulcan hand symbol that Spock always used when he would say "live long and prosper." Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar, would also later play Spock in the 2009 reboot Star Trek.

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Chosen answer: It's not been made 100% clear. It was originally assumed that he actually consumed part of the brain, but this has turned out not to be the case. Sylar has been shown all along to have an instinctive knowledge of how things work and how to fix them - this is his actual original power and the ability that made him an exceptional watchmaker and repairer. It appears that he uses a similar process when acquiring new powers - he exposes the brain of the target, allowing him to examine it and determine how their power functions. He can then apply that knowledge to his own brain, allowing him to replicate the ability in question.

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