* Characters/HeroesMainCharacters
* Characters/HeroesOtherEvolvedHumans
* Characters/HeroesOtherHumans
* Characters/HeroesTheCarnival

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!The Founders

[[folder: Angela Petrelli]]
!!'''Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose)'''
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-->'''Ability: [[DreamingOfThingsToCome Precognitive Dreaming]]'''

The mother of Peter and Nathan Petrelli, revealed to be one of the 12 leaders of the [[AncientConspiracy Company]]. A ruthless pragmatist who was highly involved in Linderman's plan to make the world a better place, even if it meant killing off 0.07% of the human population. Has the superpower of precognitive dreams, which was the first superpower her son Peter absorbed. Is also extremely adept at manipulating people to do what she wants. As of Volume Three and Four, while she isn't exactly a good guy, it's harder to call her a straight-up villain.

!!!Associated Tropes:
* AntiHero: See NominalHero
* BatmanGambit
* BigGood: In Volume 3. And in ''[[spoiler: Heroes Reborn]]''.
* TheCassandra: Averted. Her visions and dreams are considered serious and valuable insights, although she has been wrong on occasion.
* ConsummateLiar: She managed to keep such major secrets such as superpowers, ancient conspiracies, unknown family members, and multiple homicides from her sons for years even after one of them acquired powers like mind reading. She also totally crushes Danko when he questions her trying to get dirt on her other son / his boss.
* CrypticConversation: Whatever "Pandora's Box" was.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Angela has the ability to see the future while dreaming. She also seems able to appear in other people's dreams, as she used this aspect of her power to wake Sylar and get him save Peter, even while she was trapped in her own mind.
* EvilMatriarch: All her actions have shady motivations and she's not above using her children if the end justified the means (even considering killing one son at one point).
** In light of the events of V3, however, it's difficult to figure out if Angela was always such a Cold Hard Bitch, or became one after she found out that her husband had been mind-controlling her for years, mind-raping her into going along with the aforementioned (narrowly averted) OffingTheOffspring.
* EvilOldFolks: Sometimes.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HumiliationConga: The start of Volume Two, where she's apparently hit financial tough times after her plan to destroy New York went bust. She got better after assuming control of The Company after Bob's untimely Sylarfication, though.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo
* KickTheDog: Many, many times.
* KnightTemplar: She justifies all kinds of evilness by saying that its for the greater good or to save the world.
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* LukeIAmYourFather: She revealed herself to be Sylar's mother, [[ParentalSubstitute but was lying]].
* MamaBear: She poisons her husband to stop him from killing Nathan. But also subverted in Volume 2 when Peter is being manipulated by Adam, she tells Matt [[IDidWhatIHadToDo to put a bullet in Peter's brain if he has to.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Sylar all but tells her that he is in awe of her level of manipulation and lying and even he would love to aspire to that level of evil.
* MeaningfulName: This may be a coincidence, but Mama Petrelli shares her first name with the actress who plays Raymond Shaw's mother in ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate''. You know, the mother who [[spoiler:is willing to sacrifice her son and let him become a killer in order to get another male relative elected president, so that through him she and her shadowy syndicate can take over the U.S. government under the pretext of hunting down undesirables, even though she and her friends are in fact members of said undesirable groups themselves.]] Sound familiar?
* NominalHero: Angela cares about protecting herself and her erratically heroic sons more than anything else. For anything short of saving the world, getting her help will likely involve more evil than you're trying to stop.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:She keeps trying to adopt Sylar, with [[ReplacementGoldfish mixed results]].]]
* PowerHair: She has this to go along with her painfully perfect cutthroat high society aide. It really shouldn't come as a surprise when it turns out she's the EvilMatriarch and in league with Linderman to destroy New York.
** In later seasons the actress's hair got longer, and she started arranging it in a very tight updo which creates an even more power-y effect. The comparison became obvious in a flashback to pre-season 1 before Arthur's apparent death.
* StepfordSmiler
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[[folder: Daniel Linderman]]
!!'''Mr. Daniel Linderman (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell)'''
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-->'''Ability: [[HealingHands Healing]]'''

A Las Vegas businessman/mob boss, Linderman is in fact a ruthless puppetmaster and the leader of the [[AncientConspiracy Company]] during Volume One. An affable old man with the ability to heal via touch, Linderman is sick and tired of human suffering, and after realizing that healing one person at a time simply isn't doing the job, wants to unify the world and create a utopia by... staging a massive national tragedy, namely destroying New York City with an exploding superhuman. He spends much of Volume One attempting to seduce Nathan to his cause and harassing the Sanders family to play their part in his scheme, which ultimately backfires on him when the Sanders family tracks him down and caves his head in. Returns in Volume Three as a ghost, [[spoiler:initially. It turned out that Linderman is simply a mental image planted into Nathan Petrelli and new Volume Three character Daphne Millbrook by Maury Parkman.]]
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* AntiVillain: It's hinted by Volume 3 that he was this, given what he was like in the War Buddies chapter, as well as his implied guilt about causing the Petrelli's accident and attempting to make amends by healing Heidi.
* AffablyEvil: He is played by Malcolm [=McDowell=], after all. Linderman acts more like a kindly grandfather then a mob boss. Hell, the first thing he does when he is confronted in Vegas was offer the person accosting him a pot pie.
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBadEnsemble: Split between him and Sylar in Volume One.
* BigEater: He's a man of incredible means but seems to enjoy cooking most, believing that people are at their happiest when eating.
* TheChessmaster: Linderman seems to have his hooks in everything, especially DL and Niki. His apparent omniscience is helped along by being a collector of art... particularly art made by Isaac who paints the future.
* CoolOldGuy
* DarkMessiah: A self-proclaimed "humanitarian", his stated goal in life is to "heal the world"...which he plans to start by blowing up most of New York. He also comes with a set of HealingHands that can make the blind see and the lame walk, just in case you missed it otherwise.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** [[spoiler:Linderman gets sick of having to watch Arthur routinely brainwash Angela.]]
** He was also horrified that Arthur was planning on murdering Nathan to begin with, appalled that anyone could be so heartless about their own children.
* EvilBrit: Kind of. Linderman was portrayed by Scottish actor Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, but the character's last name as well as his reference to concentration camps in Volume 4's flashback implies that he hailed from Germany or at least was descended from Jewish Germans.
* EvilOldFolks
* FriendToAllChildren: He takes a real liking to Micah and helps him use his gifts for what he believes to be the greater good.
* FreudianExcuse: Creator/MalcolmMcDowell implies that Lindermann's motivations stemmed from a bad childhood in an interview. Given what was shown in Volume 4, its likely that his "bad childhood" was being placed in Warehouse 8 (the former Warehouse 8 from the 1950s), and given his reaction and deduction about what the camp actually was, its also likely that he may have spent some time in a Concentration Camp, or at least was descended from people who were put in the Concentration Camps.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: He has the power to heal, but his goal is to blow up New York. He usually uses his power to manipulate or control people by giving, withholding or revoking healing.
* HealingHands: He has the ability to heal the injuries and illnesses of living organisms; this includes healing the "scars" created by mental manipulation, thereby allowing him to restore lost memories and remove implanted thoughts.
* LargeHam
* LoanShark: Niki Sanders borrows money from him, who sends thugs after her to retrieve it. In a twist, Linderman actually doesn't care much about the money. He's much more interested in having Niki's... interesting family under his influence.
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[SaveTheVillain Save The Enemy]]: Subverted, he intended to heal a Vietnamese girl who could manipulate plants after Arthur Petrelli shot her, but Arthur stopped him before he could.
* VisionaryVillain: He plan to "heal the world" begins with the destruction of New York City.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believe that killing 0.07% of the world's population to end violence and war is an "acceptable loss by anyone's count".
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Subverted: When DL Hawkins gives Lindermann's AmoralAttorney Lindermann's fees, the AmoralAttorney implies that Linderman was backing out on the deal. However, the next episode has Jessica killing the AmoralAttorney for stealing the funds to buy diamonds for himself, implying that Linderman actually intended to keep his word.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Arthur Petrelli]]
!!'''Arthur Petrelli'''

One of the twelve founding members of the Company, Angela's estranged husband, and father to Peter, Nathan, and [[spoiler: NOT Sylar]]. Believed to have committed suicide prior to Volume One, Arthur reemerged in Volume Three as the head of Pinehearst, an organization acting in opposition to the Company, seeking the secret to creating artificial superhumans... a secret which the show's clairvoyants all agree will lead to horrible disaster.
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* AllYourPowersCombined[=/=]ComboPlatterPowers[=/=]PowerParasite: Much like Rogue of the ComicBook/XMen, he can steal powers with a touch. Unlike Rogue, his thefts are always permanent. He uses this ability to steal Adam's power, as well as all of Peter's accumulated powers up to that point, giving him: DreamingOfThingsToCome, {{Flight}}, FromASingleCell, IntangibleMan, {{Invisibility}}, MindOverMatter, PlayingWithFire, ShockAndAwe, SuperStrength, TeleportersAndTransporters, TimeMaster and WalkingWasteland.
** He also had {{Telepathy}} dating back to before his first appearance. It is unclear if this is his own naturally occurring power or if he stole it from someone else, though a likely victim was Charles Deveaux. He is shown to be able to use it to activate a CompellingVoice, create LaserGuidedAmnesia, and administer a PokeInTheThirdEye.
* AmoralAttorney: For Linderman, before the events of Volume One.
* BigBad: Of Volume Three.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward: After he realises his powers don't work against Peter, he proceeds to start begging him into not killing him.
* TheDreaded: The otherwise unflappable Adam Monroe has a full-blown panic attack when he sees that Arthur is alive. Unfortunately most of his scenes after that (besides stealing Peter and Hiro's powers) make one wonder why anyone was ever scared of him.
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilOverlord: Fits pretty much every item on the checklist.
* EvilerThanThou: In the two episodes following his introduction, he sucked the life out of Adam Monroe, killed Maury Parkman with a gesture, and overpowered Sylar without breaking a sweat. He's defeated more villains than any of the actual good guys!
** [[spoiler: And as of ''Our Father'', he got his own Eviler-ing at the hands of Sylar.]]
* EvilutionaryBiologist: He's not a biologist, but this is his motivation.
* FakingTheDead: Arthur was reported to have committed suicide in April 2006 after a long battle with depression although in truth his wife Angela poisoned him. He survived, albeit completely paralyzed and faked his own death.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's polite and charming but he's an utterly ruthless, cold-hearted monster beneath it.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan might have succeeded had he not made the mistake of pissing off Sylar.
* InvincibleVillain: After stealing Peter's powers.
** GenericDoomsdayVillain: Made even worse by the fact he barely ever used them, effectively becoming the invincible villain [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything who never did anything]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Everyone is expendable to Arthur if it can help him in his goals.
* {{Jerkass}}: He was already a complete dick long before becoming a villain.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:NOT]] Sylar.
* ManipulativeBastard: The best case being [[spoiler:trying to manipulate Sylar into believing he was the lost Petrelli son, which ended in Arthur's death]].
* OffingTheOffspring: He doesn't hesitate to try and kill Peter and Nathan at the first sign of trouble.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: When he bothered to act, he accomplished his goal immediately. But he didn't do it very often, instead deligating most tasks to an increasingly incompetent series of superpowered minions.
* PhysicalGod: Thanks to effective power stealing, including Peter's copying power, Arthur can basically do anything at this point. Go read the list of PhysicalGod traits. He has most of them.
** He has [[TimeMaster at least one power that is deemed too broken for most Physical Gods to possess, too]]
** Clearly he is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of KickTheDog
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Dies via a neat bullet to his head by Peter and Sylar. (Peter may have fired the gun, but Sylar dealt the killing blow.)
* ScrewDestiny: He knows that all of the show's precogs and time travelers are predicting that his plan will end in an EarthShatteringKaboom, but he believes he can avert it. Which is not entirely unreasonable for a TimeMaster.
* SmugSnake: The man redefines smugness. Sadly he pissed off Sylar who redefines the term [[MagnificentBastard]].
* TheSociopath
* TheStoic: No [[EvilLaugh evil laughter]] for this one, folks.
* TooPowerfulToLive: With all of Peter's former powers, most notably Hiro's ability, he pretty much ''had'' to die for the show to continue.
* SuperpowerLottery: Like Sylar, but he doesn't have to kill people. And now he has all of Peter's powers too... and unlike [[HowDoIShotWeb Pete]], he seems to have perfect control over all of them.
* TemptingFate: He tells Peter he doesn't have the guts to shoot him. Needless to say, he was wrong.
* VillainousBreakdown: When he realizes that his powers no longer work and Peter doesn't share Nathan's loyalty, he looks visibly panicked and tries to taunt and guilt Peter into not killing him.
* VisionaryVillain
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Peter and Nathan. Peter doesn't fall for it. Nathan, on the other hand...
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believes that he can use the SuperSerum to grant good powers to the best people and thus make the world a better place. Unfortunately, in the ''Heroes'' 'verse, NeverBeAHero is the order of the day.
** Also, it is hinted that, had Arthur succeeded with his plans, it would have resulted in someone blowing up the planet (its unknown who, although Volume 5 heavily implies that it is Samuel Sullivan, whose power exponentially grows based on how many super powered people he is around).
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Treats Peter like this long before he shows up as a villain.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Robert "Bob" Bishop]]
!!'''Bob Bishop (Stephen Toblowsky)'''
-->'''Ability: {{Alchemy}}'''

One of the twelve founders of the Company, who takes it over in Volume 2 [[spoiler:after the death of Linderman]], claiming he wishes to return it to its original purpose of safeguarding Evolved Humans and killing or capturing the evil ones. He experimented on his own daughter, Elle, to test the limits of her abilities, leaving her a dangerous psychopath. [[spoiler:Killed by Sylar off-screen during Volume 3.]]
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* AbusiveParents: To Elle.
* {{Alchemy}}: He has the power to turn anything into gold.
* AffablyEvil
* BlackAndGrayMorality: He seems to operate on this principal, going from a affable morally gray anti-hero to a outright villain, sometimes in the same episode.
* BoringButPractical: Both his power and the man himself. Unlike his MagnificentBastard predecessor, Bob's sole motivation seemed to be to just keep the Company running smoothly and doing what it was created to do, instead of using it for his own utopian schemes.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: A case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: Stephen Toblowsky was injured in an accident and had to wear a neck brace, making it impractical for him to keep appearing.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Noah, just as Elle is Claire's EvilCounterpart.
* FirstNameBasis: He insists that everyone call him Bob.
* HollywoodNerd
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Elle. He's pretty affable with everyone else.
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheSociopath: Possibly. He completely disregards dead agents, subjected his own daughter to torture to figure out the limits of her powers, erased her mind of some of the worst of those events, turned a man into gold, etc. all without a hint of regret.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: He uses "Midas" as his password.
* PetTheDog: His actions towards Monica Dawson.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Charles Deveaux]]
!!'''Charles Deveaux'''
-->'''Ability: {{Telepathy}}'''

Peter's last hospice client, Simone Deveaux's father, and one of the twelve founders of the Company. He succumbed to cancer early in Volume One.
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* CoolOldGuy
* KilledOffForReal
* MagicalNegro: His character basically exists to give Peter sage advice...even from beyond the grave.
* PosthumousCharacter: He appears to Peter in a dream after succumbing to his cancer and later shows up in flashbacks in Volume Four.
* PsychicPowers:
** CharmPerson
** {{Telepathy}}
* RetiredBadass
* TheReveal: His power. For years, before it was revealed to be {{Telepathy}}, a lot of people thought it was likely DreamingOfThingsToCome, since this was one of the first powers that Peter shown possessing and was shown talking to Peter in a dream.
* ScrewDestiny: The other founders believe that the destruction of New York is inevitable, but he thinks Peter can avert it through ThePowerOfLove.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of all the founders that were seen, he was the most morally pure.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Kaito Nakamura]]
!!'''Kaito Nakamura (Creator/GeorgeTakei)'''
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-->'''Ability: [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Variable Prediction]]'''

->''"We have the power of gods. That does not mean we can play God."''

Hiro Nakamura's father, CEO of Yamagoto Industries, and one of the twelve founders of the Company. [[spoiler:He was killed by Adam Monroe at the beginning of Volume Two.]]
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* TheAtoner
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: A deleted scene shows that this is his power.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: He refuses to let Hiro save him and instead meets Adam with fists raised.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MundaneUtility: In the aforementioned deleted scene, he mentions that he made his money by playing the stock market with his power.
* OldMaster
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: Thanks to the magic of TimeTravel, flashbacks, and video wills, he's made more appearances after his death than he did before.]]
* RetiredBadass
* WellDoneSonGuy: To both of his children. He withholds his approval from Hiro because he sees him as weak and from Kimiko [[HeirClubForMen because she's a woman]]. He finally does give Hiro his approval, and then is killed either shortly before or shortly thereafter, [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble depending on how you look at it]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility: He does his best to drill this into his son's head, so he won't become like [[AGodAmI some of his old friends]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maury Parkman]]
!!'''Maury Parkman'''
-->'''Ability: {{Telepathy}}'''

Matt Parkman's father and one of the twelve founders of the Company. He acted as a minion for both Adam Monroe and Arthur Petrelli, [[spoiler:until the latter killed him.]]
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* ArchnemesisDad: He served as a secondary antagonist in Volume Two to Matt.
* ConMan: Apparently, he was one before joining the Company.
* DisappearedDad: He walked out on his family some time in TheSeventies and never looked back.
* TheDragon: Briefly to Arthur Petrelli, [[spoiler:until Arthur kills him.]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He was a terrible father, but he only worked for Arthur Petrelli on the condition that his son would be protected, and his objection to Arthur reneging on that promise [[spoiler:is what gets him killed.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Matt.
* EvilOldFolks
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In Volume Two, Matt traps him in the nightmare he conjured up to hold Molly.
* InSeriesNickname: The Nightmare Man.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: When Arthur explains that Daphne will have to kill Matt, Maury is shocked. He reminds Arthur of their arrangement, which was Maury's service for Matt's safety. Arthur then breaks Maury's neck telekinetically, killing him, and then dryly thanking him for his years of service. ]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: His cause of death.]]
* PsychicPowers: Like his son, Maury is a telepath; however, his powers are much more developed than Matt's. Instead of just reading surface thoughts, he can read people's memories and manipulate their perceptions of reality, allowing him to trap people in nightmares based on their deepest fears and insecurities.
** LotusEaterMachine: He was able to trap people in nightmarish visions that drew off the victim's own thoughts and memories.
** MasterOfIllusion: He could project visions at a more subtle level as well, to the point of convincing a target they were having a conversation with a mental image of an individual though he was unable to fool their sense of touch.
** {{Telepathy}}: His base powewr.
* RedBaron: He was known to be called the Nightmare Man, as coined by Molly.
[[/folder]]

!Evolved Human Agents
[[folder: The Haitian / Rene]]
!!'''The Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis)'''

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-->'''Ability: Mental Manipulation'''

A walking, not-talking Deus Ex Machina. He works alongside H.R.G., but also carries out tasks for Angela Petrelli. When he is not pursuing his own agenda of course.
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* AffablyEvil: As nice and good as a man who mind rapes people can be.
* AntiHero
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackBestFriend: To Noah.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Baron Samadi's Cain.
* EmptyShell: The graphic novels show that as a child, in a moment of terror, he accidentally reduced his entire village to soulless, empty husks.
* EnigmaticMinion: To Angela Petrelli.
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: In ''Heroes Reborn'' he dies from an accidental gunshot wound to the heart in a fight with Noah. Especially since apparently he asks Rene to wipe his memories and kill him because of an upcoming tragedy. Noah deeply regrets this and it furthers his resolve to find the truth behind the Odessa bombing. When Noah changes the timeline, he's alive and well, working with Micah's Hero Truther movement. Too bad Matt clips him in the ear, but he survives.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He has the ability to selectively erase the memories of anyone he wishes. He can erase memories of short periods, as demonstrated on Matt Parkman in "Collision", or erase a person's memory so thoroughly that they cannot remember their own name.
* NoNameGiven: It's not until Volume Five that he we learn that his name is Rene.
* PowerNullifier: The Haitian has a constantly-active ability to dampen or completely negate the powers of anyone within a certain distance of himself, akin to telepathic static. This ability deactivates if the Haitian is unconscious or if he selects specific individuals to allow the use of their abilities in his presence. His ability is not insurmountable; various characters have overcome it with great effort and the Haitian can exhaust himself from concentrating to suppress unusually strong abilities.
* ScaryBlackMan: May be a subversion given that he is actually a fairly decent guy... it's just that he has the bad tendency of taking orders from all the wrong people. Though as all of them have been white and he's been shown as being a good man when NOT following orders from them.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He often disobeys his current superior to do whatever he thinks is right. His bosses usually just ignore it because he is so useful most of the time.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: He expresses a belief in God—specifically, a belief that superpowers are a gift from God, and should be respected.
* SuperPowerLottery: Not the most useful power for everyday life, but definitely the most useful for dealing with other superpowered people.
* TheVoiceless: Subverted: he was only pretending to be mute...
** TheQuietOne: ...but he still doesn't speak a whole lot.
* WildCard: Especially in Volume 3. With the power to block other people's powers, he is necessary to stop and kill Arthur Petrelli.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Elle Bishop]]
!!'''Elle Bishop (Creator/KristenBell)'''
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-->'''Ability: [[ShockAndAwe Electric Manipulation]]'''

A young, self-described sociopathic thrill killer and agent of the [[AncientConspiracy Company]] with the ability to generate lethal bolts of electricity from her hands. She's the daughter of Bob Bishop, the new leader of the AncientConspiracy following the death of Mr. Linderman. At the end of Volume Two, she starts showing doubts about her path in life after Mr. Bennet reveals to her that her screwed-up personality is largely due to painful experiments conducted on her by her father throughout her entire childhood, and ends the Volume saving Mohinder, Molly, and Maya from Sylar, for which they call her a "hero".

After her father is murdered by Sylar at the beginning of Volume Three, Elle is fired from The Company and spends some time searching for a purpose in life (even briefly teaming up and bonding with Claire over their mutual PowerIncontinence) before finally falling back into bad habits alongside the other supervillains over at Pinehearst Industries. Has a PetTheDog moment when its revealed that she indulged in a pie eating/soul saving session with proto-serial killer Gabriel Gray and then later does an EvilIsSexy turn when she gets it on with Sylar. Beforehand she gives him advice: do what ''he'' wants for himself, [[spoiler:which ultimately leads to her getting Sylared.]]

!!!Associated Tropes:
* AntiHero: In season 3, she teams up with Sylar during one of his brushes of working against the villains, becoming a NominalHero who primarily cares about Sylar.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
* AxeCrazy: Brutal experimentation have left Elle mentally unstable and homicidal.
* BeastAndBeauty: The Beauty to Sylar's Beast. But also shows sides of Beast to Claire's Beauty.
* BigDamnVillains
* BreakTheCutie: The reason Elle is a sociopath is because her father decided to take his little girl and see just how much torture it would take to break her.
* BrokenBird: Especially her monologue in 2x08.
* CuteAndPsycho: A cute, childish, and sociopathic woman who delights in killing, hurting, and controlling people.
* DaddysLittleVillain
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she first arrived at the company, Elle was just a normal girl; but then they started testing on her, that the human brain cannot handle the amounts of electricity they gave her. Elle says that her father would never allow such a thing, but Noah says that he was leading the charge.
* [[OedipusComplex Electra Complex]]: She does it all for daddy.
* ElectricTorture: Elle does this to pretty much everyone she meets, even those she likes, particularly Sandra Bennett and then Sylar - though, he literally asked for it.
** Noah turns the tables on her in season 2, when he straps her into a chair with her feet in a doggie bath, so that anytime she tries to shock him, she ends up zapping herself instead.
--->'''Noah:''' Stings like a bitch, doesn't it?
* ElementalPowers
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Elle is disgusted that the Company pushed Gabriel to kill again.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Claire. Elle was originally meant to be Meredith Gordon's daughter, and thus Claire's sister.
* FreudianExcuse: Most, if not all of her sociopathic tendencies were the result of her father [[AbusiveParents subjecting her to very painful experiments while she was very young]].
* HoneyTrap: Ordered under Company orders to get close to Gabriel[=/=]Sylar and find out about his powers. She ends up developing feelings for him, but when he discovered that she had been lying to him about abilities, he rejected her. Sylar was definitely not happy to see her show up in Mohinder's lab and stopping him from killing Mohinder.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Elle is 5'1" and Sylar is 6'2".
* LoveMartyr: [[spoiler:With Gabriel[=/=]Sylar [[StuffedIntoTheFridge ...and then he killed her]].]]
* NominalHero: In Season 3. See her AntiHero entry.
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's only about five feet tall.
* PsychoElectro: Once she started indulging in electric sadomasochism with imprisoned pretty-boy Peter, it was clear she wasn't exactly right in the head. It's implied to be the result of years of being a test subject who's been denied a normal childhood.
* PsychoForHire
* PsychopathicWomanchild: "He's not a toy, Elle."
* ShockAndAwe: Elle had the ability to generate electricity. She seemed to have excellent control over her ability, allowing her to generate electric arcs of varying intensity and target them precisely.
* TheSociopath: Elle says she has been diagnosed as a sociopath, and Peter aptly describes her as a {{Sadist}}.
* StupidEvil: [[ForTheEvulz ''I'm bored... I know, let's kill a rental car guy!'']]
* SweetTooth: She has a fondness for Slushos and pie and the comics depict her as being a lover of junk food.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Raised/tortured/experimented on by the Company from an early age
* WellDoneSonGuy: A rare female version.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eden McCain]]
!!'''Eden [=McCain=] (Nora Zehetner)'''
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-->'''Ability: [[CompellingVoice Persuasion]]'''

Born Sarah Ellis, Eden was a [[TheMole mole]] for [[AncientConspiracy the Company]] that lived next door to Chandra Suresh. She was a petty criminal before being recruited by the Company. She fell in love with Mohinder while spying on him, and swore to get revenge on Sylar for his fathers murder.
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* AbusiveParents
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In order to prevent Sylar from stealing her power, [[spoiler: she decides to commit suicide and destroy her brain.]]
* CompellingVoice: Eden had the special ability of vocal persuasion.
* HeroicSuicide: She [[spoiler:fires a bullet into her brain and kills herself rather than to let Sylar get a hold of her ability.]]
* JediMindTrick: Although it takes her a couple of tries, she even manages to us it on Sylar.
* TheMole: Hired from the Company to spy Chandra Suresh and, after, Mohinder earning his trust.
* TemporaryLoveInterest: To Mohinder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Candice Willmer]]
!!'''Candice Willmer (Missy Peregrym, Rachel Kimsey)'''
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-->'''Ability: Create Illusions'''

Born Betty, Candice is an agent of the Company who works directly for Thompson and Linderman who has the ability to create illusions. Tormented as a child for the way she looked, she took revenge on her classmates by driving them insane. She was later recruited by the Company and became one of their top agents.
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* BigEater: Minor hints to her true appearance were given by her eating habits.
* TheDarkChick: In the Company.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler: Killed by Sylar in early Season 2, due to the change in actresses. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen If the actress had not changed, she would have been involved in a multi-episode arc with Sylar]].]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: She may seem chipper and nice, but like everything else about her, it's an illusion.
* FreudianExcuse: The abuse she suffered in her childhood by her classmates due to being fat.
** DarkAndTroubledPast: Gets dramatic with it in minor rant about [[HumansAreBastards people]] in a conversation with Micah.
* HolographicDisguise: Her actual form is a fake. [[spoiler: After Sylar kills her, Candice reverts back to her original form as Betty, an obese brunette.]]
* IHaveManyNames: Has several aliases, which her illusions make easy to create.
* ManipulativeBitch
* MasterOfIllusion: She was able to alter how people perceived reality around her. She could use this to "become" other people or even things and affect how others saw the world.
* MindRape: What she did to her classmates who bullied her, creating illusions that tricked them into thinking they were on fire, being attacked by monsters, etc. Threatens to do this to Micah.
* OnlyOneName: Her given name is Betty; her original surname has not been revealed.
* TooDumbToLive: Really she thought that was a good idea to save a serial-killer that kill evolved human like her?
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Donna Dunlap]]
!!'''Donna Dunlap'''
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-->'''Ability: [[SuperSenses Telescopic Vision]]'''

A former dentist assistant recruited by the Company after discovering a painting by Isaac Mendez of her death. She became a mole for Evs Dropper after discovering the Company had erased some of her memory, but eventually broke off contact with them after falling in love with her partner, Eric Thompson Jr. and deciding that Evs Dropper was just as manipulative as the Company. [[spoiler:She was killed in the final battle against Evs Droper, just as Isaac had painted.]]
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* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler:AgonyOfTheFeet: Both are impaled to a bridge wired with explosives.]]
* ConspiracyRedemption
* [[spoiler:DamselInDistress: She is captured by Evs Dropper and nailed to a bridge with a bomb strapped to it. Thompson Jr. tries to save her, but fails.]]
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: "I love you, too."]]
* InnateNightVision
* InternalAffairs: Her first job at the Company is this, and she notes that it makes a lot of her coworkers nervous when she is around.
* TheMole: Very briefly for Evs Dropper.
* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog]]
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: With Thompson Jr.]]
* SuperSenses
* UnwittingPawn: To pretty much everyone.
* [[spoiler:YouCantFightFate]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Connie Logan]]
!!'''Connie Logan'''
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-->'''Ability: Face Alteration'''

A former world renowned make-up artist, Connie was recruited into the Company and partnered with her daughter Penny, using her ability to transform a persons face and vocal cords for 24 hours to successfully carry out dozens of missions. Noted for her extreme narcissism and obsession with beauty. [[spoiler:She is also one half of "Evs Dropper", seeking revenge with her daughter on the Company for using her husband as a lab rat to create hundreds of clones.]]
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* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate: As Evs Dropper with a Julien clone.]]
* BigNo: [[spoiler:When Penny is killed.]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Shot by the Kill Squad.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler: "Kill. THEM. '''NOW'''." She tells this to her clone army after Penny is killed by the Kill Squad.]]
* [[spoiler:SheWhoFightsMonsters: She uses the same manipulative tactics and has just the same disregard for others lives as the leaders of The Company.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: She can change other peoples faces for twenty-four hours.
** [[spoiler:HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Of course, when you are running a conspiracy to bring down an evil company, it helps to have your [[TheMole moles]] be able to impersonate anyone you need.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Julien Dumont]]
!!'''Julien Dumont'''
-->'''Ability: Cloning'''

A former petty crime lord in Belgium, Dumont was captured by the Company and convinced to become an agent. He was killed in the line of duty, but numerous clones of his continue to exist and serve the Company. [[spoiler:He is actually being kept in a coma inside a Level 5 cell in order to be farmed for new clones to serve the Company. His wife Connie is one-half of Evs Dropper alongside another clone.]]
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* CloningBlues
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: Kept in a coma for years while being farmed for new clones. Upon being freed, the memory of all the clones he created while in a coma come back to him and create severe mental anguish.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bianca Karina]]
!!'''Bianca Karina (Nancy [=McCrumb=])'''
-->'''Ability: Adaptive Lungs'''

A Company agent whose lungs can adapt to breathe in any enviroment. She is engaged to Gael Cruz and partnered with Devin Patterson.
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* ActionGirl
* BattleCouple: With Gael.
* CanonImmigrant: Appears very briefly in "The Butterfly Effect".
* DaddysGirl: She was very close to her father when growing up, and was easily recruited into the Company when she met Gael Cruz and noted how similar he was in personality to her father. [[{{Squick}} Then she and Gael got engaged]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Alongside Gael when attempting to stop Sylar.]]
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]
* OnlySaneWoman: One of the few Company agents not to go crazy with paranoia when Evs Dropper starts turning agents against each other.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Felicia Brooks]]
!!'''Felicia Brooks'''
-->'''Ability: Disintegration Touch'''

Felicia is a trainer for the Company with the ability to disintegrate anything she touches.
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* ActionGirl
* DrillSergeantNasty
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In the battle against Evs Dropper.]]
* LadySwearsALot
* [[spoiler:MauveShirt]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Leonard Cushing]]
!!Leonard Cushing
-->'''Ability: Acid Secretion'''

An Evo with the ability to emit acid from his pores, Cushing was noticed by the Company after he made a name for himself by being a highly successful gold miner in his hometown of Arizona. After a long recruitment process, Cushing joined the Company and was eventually assigned to work with Thompson Jr.
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* FrameUp: Evs Dropper makes him look like he is behind the murder of five human agents, causing Gael, Thompson Jr., and Devin to hunt him down. Thompson wants to capture him, but Devin shoots him when he thinks Cushing is about to kill Thompson.
* IWorkAlone: The Company had trouble finding a partner to work with him since he would drop off the grid for months at a time and disliked working with others. This led to his initial assignment with Company being solo work in Las Vegas, shadowing persons of interest. However, he and Thompson Jr. got along well and were eventually teamed up.
* MissingMom: His Primatech file mentions that he was raised by his father and did not have a stable home life, with no mention of who his mom was or what happened to her.
* RedShirt: Appears in one issue of the online comics before being killed. He is subsequently mentioned in two more issues and his background is expanded upon in his Primatech file.
[[/folder]]

!Human Agents

[[folder: Eric Thompson, Sr.]]
!!'''Eric Thompson, Sr.'''

A high ranking Company operative and trainer, Thompson brought Noah into the Company and raised his son to be an agent. He served directly under Linderman and was involved in the plot to destroy New York City.
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* AffablyEvil: He is usually pretty cheerful and friendly, and is notably not completely without mercy.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Like most Company agents, Thompson wore a suit and is a very skilled operative.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Noah.]]
* TheDragon: To Linderman.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"What am I thinking now, Parkman?"]]
* PetTheDog: Letting Meredith escape after learning that she thought the Company had killed her daughter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ivan Spektor]]
!!'''Ivan Spektor'''

A high-ranking Company agent and trainer who retired to Ukraine.
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* TheMentor: To Noah.
* RetiredBadass: He used to be one of the Company's top agents and trainers.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lauren Gilmore]]
!!'''Lauren Gilmore (Elisabeth Rohm)'''

A agent stationed in Odessa with Noah, Lauren was partnered with John Mulligan and was friends with Noah Bennet. After the collapse of the Company, Lauren joined the C.I.A. and was reunited with Noah in Washington D.C., where she works with him to investigate the Sullivan Brothers Carnival.
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* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: When still working for the Company, Lauren had The Haitian erase her memories involving her attraction and flirtation with Noah since she did not want to be the cause of him cheating on his wife.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She was a Company Agent who worked with Noah and they were at the Burnt Toast Diner the day of Charlie's death.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She looks a lot like Tracy and resumes working with Noah after Tracy with him. It's suspected that her story arc with Noah was originally intended for Tracy.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So far no mention of her has been made in ''Heroes: Reborn'', despite her and Noah having been in a relationship at the end of Volume Four.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gael Cruz]]
!!'''Gael Cruz (Kanin Howell)'''

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* AmbiguouslyEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* CanonImmigrant: Appears very briefly in "The Butterfly Effect".
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: When attempting to stop Sylar]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eric Thompson, Jr.]]
!!'''Eric Thompson, Jr.'''

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* TheCasanova
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
** TookALevelInJerkass: After [[spoiler:Donna dies.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sabine Hazel]]
!!'''Sabine Hazel'''

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* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler:PregnantBadass]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Penny Logan]]
!!'''Penny Logan'''

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* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]
* ButterFace
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Devin Patterson]]
!!'''Devin Patterson'''

The partner of Bianca and a friend of Thompson.
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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The German kills him by redirecting dozens of bullets into him.]]
[[/folder]]
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