Hopefully the fact that Peter Petrelli can learn the powers of other heroes is sufficiently old that I won’t get in trouble with the RSS Spoiler police. I’m still smarting from the flames about my Battlestar Galactica post about Starbuck…
Heroes finished off Season 1 this week with the big finale. “How to Stop an Exploding Man”
The question I had on my mind at the end was,
“Why does Nathan Petrelli have to fly Peter up to the sky so he can safely explode? Peter can fly also – he got the ability from Nathan.”
Well, I found this snippet on SyFy portal where the series creator comments on the issue:
“You know, theoretically, you’re not supposed to be thinking about that,” series creator Tim Kring told TV Guide’s Matt Webb Mitovich and Michael Logan. However, Kring did prove correct many theories following Monday’s airing that Peter was so distracted by the fact he was about to explode that he didn’t have the energy or the attention span to use an of his other abilities.
Of course, that’s trying to find a way to explain an action from a story standpoint. But from an entertainment factor, Kring admitted that he was much more interested in having Nathan — who had become somewhat of a bad guy on the show in recent weeks — to save the day.
“Yes, I will admit that there’s a very tiny window of logic there, but what can I say?” Kring said. “It requires the proverbial suspension of disbelief.”
Well, it’s nice to see I’m not the only one who got caught in that “tiny window of logic.” Otherwise, that was really my only problem with the finale of Season 1.
Well, that and the cheesiness of Sylar apparently “not really dying”. Lame. Sylar & Peter are both too powerful, frankly, to hang around too long. A lot of comics have the concept of borrowing powers temporarily, but when you get to keep them forever, you eventually just become a god. Being invincible quickly becomes boring.