Thursday is usually trivia day on this blog, but since today is New Year’s Day, it is only logical that I should make a few predictions about Heroes’ Season Four.
The final episode of Season Three ended with a short lead-in to Season Four. Nathan has a cool, James Bond-like “shaken a bit but not too stirred” demeanor about him as he discusses his plans with a person later revealed to be the President) to round up the “special” ones in Quantanimo Bay fashion to position Nathan as the next big hero in the world and for him to easily gain the US presidency.
Theory: Nathan is the Anti-Peter
In the final moments of Season Three, Peter shows selfless compassion to his less-than- charitable big brother as he uses the serum to restore his ability to fly and save Nathan from the exploding Pinehurst building. When Nathan angrily asks Peter why has saved him to which Peter responds with conviction, “Because you’re my brother and I love you.” Nathan than replies with “I wouldn’t have done the same thing.
I’m not certain of the writers’ intentions but as someone who has studied the Bible and the Book of Revelation, this dynamic between the two has a Christ-Anti-Chirst Armeggedon-starting feel to it. In Revelation, the Anti-Chris,t like Nathan is a charismatic leader of the world whose goals seem noble on a surface level, but whose actual intention is dictatorship through vilifying and criminalizing the other side. As with the Revelation scenario, Nathan is all these things, charismatic, power-loving and domineering to the point he is able to manipulate the President. Recall also that he has said he felt called by God to save the world, but has now become as evil as his father.
Theory: Sylar isn’t dead and he will join Nathan.
When Season Three ended. Claire has just jammed a piece glass through a certain part of Sylar’s brain and killed him – or did she? The same technique was used on Peter in a previous episode and Claire was able to save him by pulling the glass out. Sylar in his typical way, will seek revenge on Claire, Angela and the others by joining with Nathan and the President to stop the “special” ones.
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