PDA

View Full Version : How does Chandra know?



MarshAngel
December 4th, 2006, 11:38 AM
I've been wondering this from the start. How did Chandra know where the Heroes were, guess what abilities they might have? How does one even go about finding random individuals who aren't in any hurry to expose themselves?

Marcus117
December 4th, 2006, 11:56 AM
A very complex mathematical equation that traces migration routes and DNA changes due to environments, etc...

It's a little far fetched, but that appears to be the route the show is taking right now.

Cap116
December 4th, 2006, 11:58 AM
I think he came up with his theory, maybe she exhibited some power before she died. And it led him to think that there were more people like her.

MarshAngel
December 4th, 2006, 02:50 PM
A very complex mathematical equation that traces migration routes and DNA changes due to environments, etc...

It's a little far fetched, but that appears to be the route the show is taking right now.

It is pretty far fetched since it seems he didn't even have a patient zero until he got to the U.S. But then maybe I'm, misinterpreting his use of the term.
I hope they go into the why he came to believe these people existed. Is it possible they are all, however distantly, related?

Xanderic
December 4th, 2006, 04:05 PM
maybe he he's neurologist so he knows the brain pretty well. By separating those whose had MRI's et al and have abnormalities in their brains as well the people who live normal lives but there have been reported "oddness" factor in their daily lives, he determined those who may be special. The abnormalities may be in different parts of the brain which may be how Sylar can take on several abilites. If there's an abnormality in the memory part of the brain, those people (like Charlie) may have better memory. If it's in the part of the brain that controls physical movement like walking, etc, they might be able to fly (Nathan). If it's in emotions, strong emotions can overpower weak ones (like Jessica overpowering weak Niki). Something like that.

hyzmarca
December 5th, 2006, 01:54 AM
He used the human genome project (http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/home.shtml) database. Apparently, in the Heroes universe the HGP has a giant database full of DNA samples from most of the world's population which can be searched and matched to specific individuals. He determined which genetic markers indicate the potential to devolp powers and searched the database for people with these markers.

rook818
December 5th, 2006, 03:37 PM
I think it's tied in to the symbol on each person. If you remember each person has a strange symbol/birthmark.

My personal theory...The heroes were created artificially. There is a whole "evolution" theme in the show so I would guess that evolution was hurried in them.

They are test subjects and somehow Chandra got a list of who they are.

MarshAngel
December 5th, 2006, 04:31 PM
I think I'm more inclined to believe Hyzmarca's theory. If they were created it would make the everlasting spiel Mohinder does on evolution pretty pointless and Chandra's research pretty worthless. If he found a list then why write a book about activating evolution?

Scoobing
December 5th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Yeah I don't believe that they were created. But having a list seems a little too convienient. Still, there needs to be a way for the plot to move forward in that regard.

rook818
December 5th, 2006, 07:29 PM
I think I'm more inclined to believe Hyzmarca's theory. If they were created it would make the everlasting spiel Mohinder does on evolution pretty pointless and Chandra's research pretty worthless. If he found a list then why write a book about activating evolution?

Created is probably a poor word...I still think it's evolution and that Mohinders speach is relevant but I think it's speeded up, or it's dormant genes that are not supposed to be active yet that are activated early or something...I think it also ties in to who horned rim glasses is working for.

It's got to tie in with those common marks/birthmarks everyone has. I am certain of it. Maybe the government or some organization recognized them all at an early age and created a list then...

Kirath
December 5th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Created is probably a poor word...I still think it's evolution and that Mohinders speach is relevant but I think it's speeded up, or it's dormant genes that are not supposed to be active yet that are activated early or something...I think it also ties in to who horned rim glasses is working for.

It's got to tie in with those common marks/birthmarks everyone has. I am certain of it. Maybe the government or some organization recognized them all at an early age and created a list then...

I think he means something similar to the Weapon X program in Xmen. not creating them but studying them, enhancing their abilities to make them stronger. That could explain Niki's tattoo. they experimented on her and then wiped her memory but somehow the memory of the symbol on Eraser's pendant stuck with her. So when she transforms into Jessica the tattoo appears.

MarshAngel
December 6th, 2006, 05:34 AM
O.K. I see what you mean. I was thinking about that as well. Mr. Bennet can't be working on his own. Those facilities aren't exactly normal for a paper factory.

Kirath
December 6th, 2006, 10:05 AM
another possiblity. chandra hacked the records of the agency Bennet works for and stole the names. Benet's agency could have been tracking the evolution of these people and experimenting on them and their families for years. Or it's possible he got the names from a dream vision from the kid in Seven Minutes to Midnight.

rook818
December 6th, 2006, 12:32 PM
O.K. I see what you mean. I was thinking about that as well. Mr. Bennet can't be working on his own. Those facilities aren't exactly normal for a paper factory.

I could be wrong but I think the last episode settled this. Didn't he take orders from a mysterious other party on the phone? The question is, who are they? Part of the government? Another organization?

Xanderic
December 10th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Kirath, I don't think he hacked Benet's system. I think Linderman took the names from him.

rook818, it is very possible Linderman is the big boss Bennet works for. After all, we have no clue what-so-ever about him.