Top Ten Most Powerful Characters On Heroes

The Top Ten
1 Peter Petrelli

Mimicking anyone's power makes him godlike. How is Sylar or anyone above him? Sylar gets others' powers but must first engage in combat, kill them, and only then does he have access to their powers. Arthur Petrelli may also be able to steal others' powers but still needs to engage in combat to touch them. Only the Haitian would be able to beat him since he would nullify Peter's powers, and it would still be a close fight.

Peter's original ability is to mimic the powers of others, acquiring powers simply by being near someone. Peter is eventually stripped of his abilities by his father Arthur Petrelli, before later regaining a modified form of this ability called ability replication through the formula.

2 Sylar

Sylar's innate ability is the power to determine exactly how things work. Sylar used this innate ability to discover how to take the abilities of other evolved humans. He determined that the abilities are based in the brain, and several of Sylar's victims have had their skulls opened and brains removed. By studying his victims' brains, he is able to determine how their powers work and replicate those abilities himself.

Now that Sylar can take powers without killing people, he's basically at Peter's level in terms of power. I'd put him above Peter, actually, since he can't die and Peter can only use one power at once.

3 Hiro Nakamura

Hiro should be higher up on this list. He has the ability to travel through time, as well as stop it. He could literally kill anyone who stands in his way. He could go back in time and even prevent Peter or Sylar from ever being born.

He has the ability to actually affect the space-time continuum, slowing time down to such a point it seems as if it is stopped with sheer power of will. This enables time manipulation, time travel, and teleportation.

Hiro controls the space-time continuum, and therefore controls everything. He controls the past, present, and future. Just because he wouldn't use his powers for evil doesn't mean that he is less powerful.

4 The Haitian

He has the power to manipulate people's minds. He can selectively interfere with the use of special abilities and selectively erase memories. He can also render individuals unconscious by physical contact. While he can also nullify powers out to some indeterminate range without physical contact, his other mental abilities seem to require touch.

He can nullify all powers, even powers that evolve humans such as Sylar and Hiro. Without their powers, they are nothing.

Literally a shield who can completely remove others' memories.

5 Arthur Petrelli

He had the ability to steal the abilities of other evolved humans. A person whose ability Arthur has stolen is left powerless. All of the powers he acquired from other evolved humans include telepathy, rapid cell regeneration, electric manipulation, poison emission, telekinesis, mental manipulation, space-time manipulation, precognition, empathic mimicry, enhanced strength, flight, induced radioactivity, intuitive aptitude, invisibility, phasing, precognitive dreaming, pyrokinesis, and super speed.

6 Matt Parkman

He has the ability of telepathy, an ability that he was originally only able to use to hear thoughts. He has then learned how to use his abilities to command others mentally. He is also able to project his thoughts to another in a moment of crisis.

Matt can control people's minds.

7 Stephen Canfield

Stephen Canfield had the ability to create vortices. According to his assignment tracker file at, Stephen's control index is 60%. His data analysis shows his biological level at 25, cerebral at 35, elemental at 55, and temporal/spatial at 90.

8 Samuel Sullivan

Samuel has the ability to move earth and manipulate minerals with the power of his mind. He has shown that he has a mental influence over the earth, as well as a form of ink.

9 Adam Monroe

He was an evolved human with the ability of rapid cell regeneration. His powers were so advanced that he was unable to age or die, making him near-immortal.

He used his power to write history and is a very fun character.

10 Claire Bennet

She has the ability to survive after being mortally wounded, something which normal humans and even some evolved humans couldn't survive.

The Contenders
11 Maury Parkman
12 Ando Masahashi

Ando obtained the ability to supercharge others' abilities, which manifests in the form of red energy resembling electricity.

That is a really cool superpower!

13 Tracy Strauss

Have you forgotten that time she completely froze the room in the season 3 finale? Or even before then, when she froze that reporter then shattered him?

Also, in the fourth season, when she found a way to turn her body into liquid, making her invincible by the way, and when she drowned all the people who were with Noah?

Well, she can freeze everything around her before Matt or Samuel could even react. Come on!

14 Molly Walker

She can literally find anyone anywhere. She can track basically anyone, and that is amazing.

15 Angela Petrelli
16 Mr. Muggles

He's OP. Strongest character ever.

17 Elle Bishop

Her electricity could potentially kill anyone instantly besides Claire or anyone mimicking her powers. She was also skilled enough to snipe someone trying to fly away.

18 Eric Doyle

Eric is able to control people like they're his own personal puppets.

19 Niki Sanders
20 Daphne Millbrook
21 Knox

Knox is one of the series' most dangerous characters. He gets stronger every time he senses fear!

22 Zane Taylor
23 Meredith Gordon
24 Jeremy Greer
25 Ted Sprague
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