Characters: Heroes The Carnival
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Joseph Sullivan (Andrew Connolly)
- Ability: Empathic Manipulation
Edgar (Ray Park)
- Ability: Super Speed
- Anti-Villain: Type IV.
- The Atoner: He wants to make up for the bad things he has done in his past, but Samuel keeps forcing him to commit more evil acts. Edgar eventually manages to atone by helping to rescue the other carnies from Samuel.
- Ax-Crazy: He appears to be this at first, but it quickly becomes clear that Samuel is forcing him to act like one.
- The Dragon: To Samuel.
- Heel-Face Turn: After teetering on the edge of one for most of Volume 5, he turns Face to help Noah save New York City and rescue the other carnies from Samuel.
- Hitman with a Heart: He wants out. He gets his wish when HRG and Claire re-appear at the carnival and he helps them get the rest of the carnies away from Samuel.
- Knife Nut: He keeps multiple knives on him at all times.
- Kukris Are Kool: He uses two as his main weapons.
- Knife-Throwing Act: His gig at the Sullivan Brothers Carnival, and he often throws knives when fighting.
- Noble Top Enforcer
- Only One Name
- Parental Abandonment: His parents died in a fire at the Bradford City stadium in 1985.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Lydia.
- Super Speed
- Wild Card
Lydia (Dawn Olivieri)
- Ability: Empathy
- The Chick
- The Empath
- Meaningful Name: Her power works through her tattoos.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Only One Name
- Power Tattoo: When her ability is combined with Samuel's, she can project peoples greatest desires or a person they need to find onto her back with the tattoos.
- Ship Tease: With both Samuel and Edgar. And possibly Sylar...
- Single Mom Stripper: Kind of. She has a teenage daughter named Amanda and a job taking off most of her clothes.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Edgar.
- Stuffed In The Fridge: She's murdered by Eli in a setup by Samuel to gain back the support of the carnival as part of his final endgame. Though it's less a "fridging" than Samuel taking out his most powerful obstacle within the Carnival.
- Teen Pregnancy: She had Amanda as a teenager.
- Toplessness from the Back: When she shows others her tattoos.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?
Eli (Todd Stashwick)
- Ability: Self-replication
Rebecca Taylor (Tessa Thompson, Zoe Bolden (at age five))
- Ability: Invisibility
- Dark Action Girl
- The Dark Chick: No pun intended.
- Honorary Uncle: She refers to both Samuel and Eli as uncle.
- Stepford Smiler
- Revenge by Proxy
- You Killed My Father: Towards Noah Bennet.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappeared halfway through Volume 5, and only showed up again the graphic novels trying to kill Tracy.
Arnold / Ernie Crum
Arnold (Jack Wallace, William Charlton)
Damian (Harry Perry}
- Ability: Memory Manipulation
Ian Michaels (Adam Lazarre-White)
- Ability: Plant Growth
Amanda Strazzulla (Sasha Pieterse)
- Ability: Spontaneous Combustion
- All There in the Manual: The graphic novels and the "Slow Burn" webisodes explain her backstory.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter
- Parental Abandonment: Her dad wanted to run out on Lydia when he discovered she was pregnant, and since Lydia could feel it with her ability, she left first and then left Amanda with her sister.
- Power Incontinence: She has a lot of trouble controlling her ability, and accidently blows up cars, animals, and Caleb whenever she gets angry.
- The Runaway: She ran away from home to try to find her mother, Lydia.
Caleb (Dusty Sorg)
- Ability: Spider Mimicry