I got a late start to watching Heroes, and I've been trying to put everything together. One thing I've been interested in is how many connections already existed at the time the story starts. For example, Peter is connected to Nathan (brother), who is connected to Linderman (father's dealings), who is connected to Niki (owes money), who is connected to Ando (webcam), who is connected to Hiro (coworker). I tried assembling the pre-existing connections (many of which are not revealed in the first episode):

Heroes character connections before story began

The weird thing is, I can't find a pre-existing connection between the two groups. One one side is Hiro, Niki, Linderman, Peter, etc., and on the other side is Mr. Bennet, Claire, Mohinder, Sylar, etc. There are a few new connections made after the story begins—Nathan and Mohinder, Peter and Claire, Isaac and Eden, Matt and Mr. Bennet—but I can't find a way to connect them. I keep thinking Mr. Bennet and Linderman must be connected somehow, but if they are, I must've missed the connection.

There is of course the matter of Claire's biological father. The candidates I've read on the blogs are Nathan, Linderman, Sylar, and Mr. Bennet himself. Having Claire's father be Linderman or Nathan would make everyone connected, which seems like something the creators of Heroes would do.



Capt. Jean-Luc Pikachu wrote at Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 3:38:00 PM PST

Alternatively, Linderman is HRG's boss. Someone wanted Syler kept alive, right?

Also, some people are convinced Niki's dad was Nathan & Peter's dad. o_O

Amit wrote at Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 4:33:00 PM PST

A friend of mine points out that I confused Chandra and Mohinder's roles. Chandra knows Eden and Bennet at the beginning of the series. Mohinder meets Bennet in the first episode and Eden in the second.

Amit wrote at Friday, February 2, 2007 at 11:49:00 PM PST

I updated the diagram to fix the Chandra/Mohinder issue, and also to connect DL and Micah, who obviously should be connected!

Amit wrote at Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 11:08:00 PM PST

And now we know, the two sides are connected. :-)

Anonymous wrote at Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 6:37:00 PM PST

Nathan is Clair's real father

Anonymous wrote at Monday, February 11, 2008 at 8:55:00 PM PST

And there is also a connection between the Haitian and Nathan's mother that seems to go back a long way.