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Buddhawasanancient
May 5th, 2007, 11:16 AM
Peter seems to have the ability to dream the future, or some version of it. He had dreams about exploding, meeting Claude, flying, and in "Six Months Ago", he had one about Nathan's car accident, right before it happened. Where/Who did he gain this power from? Mama or Papa Petrelli? Simone's dad? Although the dream he had about Nathan's car wreck was before he met Simone's dad. I don't know. Theories welcome...

YodaMate
May 6th, 2007, 09:30 AM
I'm pretty sure it's Simone's dad. In the first scene of the series, Peter dreams he's flying (he's napping next to Charles Devaux) and tells Simone whenever he closes his eyes he dreams. Also, Charles apparently had a dream of flying with Peter right before he died.

Further evidence for Devaux having an ability : the Company has a connection with the Devaux building, they had a meeting on the roof of it 14 years ago. Mr Nakamura probably has an ability and Linderman does have a power and had a circle of friends with abilities.

I'm not sure what the timeframe is between Peter's graduation party and Nathan's accident, which is the only drawback to that theory.

Cap116
May 7th, 2007, 01:22 PM
It might be because Simone was around Isaac so much, or Peter ran into him, that he was using his power without realizing it.

Shipperahoy
May 8th, 2007, 08:24 AM
Kristin over at EOnline intimated that it was Mama Petrelli who was giving Peter the dreams, that that's her power. I don't know how true that is but it would be an interesting angle.

Buddhawasanancient
May 8th, 2007, 08:52 AM
Kristin over at EOnline intimated that it was Mama Petrelli who was giving Peter the dreams, that that's her power. I don't know how true that is but it would be an interesting angle.

I was thinking that. But that would make Simone's Dad an Empath too, like Peter...

Doze
May 11th, 2007, 11:24 AM
My question is it the ability to see the future or the ability to see what he would not other wise is able to see. Up until he was able to paint the future he was seeing things as they happened or could happen right now. Maybe he is able to use the future paining with the all seeing dreams and just dose not know how to control or know which one is on. Which one is he dreaming the for sure present or the possible future?

The Ori
May 11th, 2007, 03:27 PM
I never realized that Peter has the dreaming ability!

TheUnknown
May 11th, 2007, 03:59 PM
I think that he got it from Simone's father, because I've read that Peter's mother probably has the power to teleport.

Buddhawasanancient
May 11th, 2007, 05:30 PM
I think that he got it from Simone's father, because I've read that Peter's mother probably has the power to teleport.

If that's true and she's similar to Hiro with Time Travel as well, it would explain how the Coalition of Elders seemingly knows that the world would be even WORSE if the bomb DIDN'T go off. It could have went something like this:

Sometime after the "War Buddies" graphic novel (Where a young Papa Petrelli and a young Linderman meet) Mama Petrelli goes to the future, comes back and reports to the coalition of a horrible future where millions of people are dead (or whatever the scenario) and they come up with the bomb idea. This plan includes everything from conceiving 2 children with her husband, one to blow up (or set in motion a chain of events where someone else blows up) and one to lead the nation into a rebuilt future, to setting up Niki and DL to have Micah who's gonna help Nathan get elected, and every other little piece of the puzzle (Ted, Nathan and Merdeith conceiving Claire, etc.) Now of course since she went into the future before this plan was set in motion, the future she saw was completely different from what Hiro and Ando saw.

But this is WILD speculation on my part. I'm going on the TV guide info that said she could teleport and what I've heard of the bomb plan from Linderman, Thompson, and Mama Petrelli. I guess we'll have to just wait and see!

Kirath
May 13th, 2007, 06:15 AM
Peter's Dreaming ability seems to connect him to people he cares about during a traumatic/stressful event. For example simone's father at his death or Nathan during his car accident. Or Nathan when he was learning about his flying ability.

Cap116
May 13th, 2007, 08:38 AM
Peter's Dreaming ability seems to connect him to people he cares about during a traumatic/stressful event. For example simone's father at his death or Nathan during his car accident. Or Nathan when he was learning about his flying ability.

I figured that had something to do with Peter taking some of Hiro's power and going back and talking to Simone's father. Didn't think about dreaming ability.

Rian
May 15th, 2007, 02:55 AM
I think Peter his mother has something to do with it. At least she gave birth to him and Nathan, and knew about Claire's abilities. She's in this big time! :p

The Ori
May 15th, 2007, 09:28 AM
She is naughty!!

Buddhawasanancient
May 20th, 2007, 12:55 PM
I was watching some of the older episodes on Sci-fi yesterday and I caught a bit of "Six Months Ago". I didn't realize it the couple of times I saw it previously but right before the car accident with Nathan and his wife, they're talking about Peter. Check this out:

NATHAN: My brother Peter, the hospice nurse. Can you believe it? It's just --

HEIDI: Oh, it's a perfect fit. He's selfless and empathic ...

If she only knew...

2ndgenerationalteran
May 26th, 2007, 06:28 PM
It appears that Peter had dual abilities or he asorbed it from someone/ most likely Simone's father. The problem with the Buddhawasanacient's theory is, i dont think they can control what abilities their offspring have, it seems that it would vary from person to person, with the 4 genes that give the power interacting with the normal and unique DNA of each individual in different ways. That would seem most logical and would make the ability somewhat random. You must remember that they werent sure that Claire had an ability when she was a baby, and said if she began to "manifest" to turn her in, the use of words gives the impression they had no idea what her power was at the time.

Buddhawasanancient
May 27th, 2007, 01:01 PM
You must remember that they weren't sure that Claire had an ability when she was a baby, and said if she began to "manifest" to turn her in, the use of words gives the impression they had no idea what her power was at the time.

Maybe Linderman and The Petrellis knew she would manifest (as would the other children), but middle management like Thompson didn't know. He wasn't a special and maybe was left out of the loop because of it...

Buddhawasanancient
May 30th, 2007, 02:54 PM
The problem with the Buddhawasanacient's theory is, i dont think they can control what abilities their offspring have, it seems that it would vary from person to person, with the 4 genes that give the power interacting with the normal and unique DNA of each individual in different ways.

Straight from the writer's mouths...


Q: Linderman said in "Landslide" that he arranged for D.L. and Niki to be married, and has been planning their lives. Does he know of some genetic formula where a person with power x and another person with power y will make a child with power z? In other words, did he put D.L. and Niki together specifically so they would have Micah with his powers?

A: Claude had a line in episode 16 – “Charles Darwin bred pigeons when he was working out his theory of evolution. Married up various permutations to get maximum potential.” Claude may have had a good reason to say that…

Source: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=10616