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  • Actor Allusion: Joanne's actress had previously played a vampire in the Twilight films; in this series she's incinerated by a character with sunlight powers. Additionally when female vampires in that series lose a loved one they tend to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, slaughtering anyone associated with their loved one's death.
  • California Doubling: Toronto is standing in for Odessa.
  • The Cast Showoff: Miko's katana skills are Kiki Sukezane's own, as she has been practicing the tate style of swordfighting for six years, and her father's family is descended from samurais.
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  • Dawson Casting: A mild case. Molly is estimated to be around 18, Francesca Eastwood is 22.
  • Fake American: Tommy is portrayed by the British Robbie Kay.
  • Franchise Killer: Any hopes of a season 2 was dashed by the poor ratings and while Kring hoped to carry the story into comics and novels like the parent series, nothing has surfaced so far.
  • McLeaned: Claire is seemingly killed off in Heroes Reborn because Hayden Panettiere was too busy with Nashville to return.
    • Reality Subtext: It's also suspected that Claire dying in childbirth is also a reference to Hayden being pregnant in real life at the time, along with her commitments to Nashville.
  • The Other Darrin: Overlapping with Timeshifted Actor, Molly Walker is now played by Francesca Eastwood as Adair Tishler retired from acting to focus on college.
  • Playing Against Type: Zachary Levi is more known for playing good guys like Chuck Bartowski or Fandral than he is for villains. It was his request to play a character that was different from Chuck.
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  • Promoted Fanboy: Zachary Levi was a longtime fan of the show, thanks to Chuck and Heroes airing together and having similar promotional schedules, as well as being friends with Zachary Quinto and some others in the cast. When the series was announced, he asked Tim Kring if there was any room for him, so Kring wrote Luke Collins for him.

Miscellaneous Trivia

  • The original cast only heard about the new series through the press release and Twitter. Only Zachary Quinto, Milo Ventimiglia, and Hayden Panettiere have been confirmed so far to decline reprising their roles. Tim Kring himself has confirmed that they, along with Ali Larter and Adrian Pasdar, will not be in the new series.
    • Original characters returning so far: Noah Bennet, René, Hiro Nakamura, Matt Parkman, Mohinder Suresh, Micah Sanders, and Angela Petrelli.
  • The idea of having Tommy and Malina be twins isn't a new idea to the show's universe, as Peter and Nathan were originally conceived to be twins. But due to difficulties in casting, Nathan was simply aged up. At least it's easier to cast brother and sister fraternal twins.
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