A Heroes Show Without Hiro? Let the Rumors Fly.

A Heroes show without Hiro? That’s almost unthinkable. After all, if Tim Kring and company can’t even bring themselves to kill any of any of their main players without resorting to some gimmick to bring them back and maintain the status quo, is it really thinkable that they would kill off Hiro, probably the show’s most popular character (aside from the cheerleader, I mean)? Probably not, but the speculation now exists thanks to the folks over at Watch With Kristin.

In response to a reader question regarding Hiro and his recurring nosebleeds at the end of last season, the folks at WWK said this:

I was wondering if you knew anything about the next season of Heroes.

Hiro’s (Masi Oka) bloody noses and headaches are not going away next season on Heroes. In fact, it’s going to be a cause for speculation on if we’re going to lose another hero soon.

So there you have it. It’s true that our time travel geek has become very mortal of late, but I think it may be asking too much for the show to kill off one of its most popular character, even if they just plan to bring him back in another variation of the character ala Ali Larter or Adrian Pasdar.

But still … a Heroes show without Hiro?


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  • Ravenclaw

    Someone has to die in Heroes. In order for Heroes to continue as a series, main characters have to die, because of the way the show is. While it’s almost certain that Hiro isn’t going to die anytime soon, when and if he dies and doesn’t come back, Heroes could still be Heroes. Thinking with the first two seasons in mind, Heroes is about random ordinary people who have extraorindary abilities and have connections with each other. Which is why Heroes could still be Heroes without Hiro.

    • H3R0

      Kill the cheerleader-save the world.

      • http://www.youtube.com/LucarioDude Lin Pro

        Lol!
        But i just can’t believe they might remove Hiro…
        I mean why… it’s so fun to watch him say “YES I DID IT!” and such.

  • Ravenclaw

    Someone has to die in Heroes. In order for Heroes to continue as a series, main characters have to die, because of the way the show is. While it’s almost certain that Hiro isn’t going to die anytime soon, when and if he dies and doesn’t come back, Heroes could still be Heroes. Thinking with the first two seasons in mind, Heroes is about random ordinary people who have extraorindary abilities and have connections with each other. Which is why Heroes could still be Heroes without Hiro.

    • H3R0

      Kill the cheerleader-save the world.

      • http://www.youtube.com/LucarioDude Lin Pro

        Lol!
        But i just can’t believe they might remove Hiro…
        I mean why… it’s so fun to watch him say “YES I DID IT!” and such.

  • tolley

    I really like Hiro. He started off as a lowly office drone and discovered that he could bend space/time. He’s not always that smart, but he and Ando are fun to watch.
    That being said, I think even with Hiro’s nerfed powers he’s still a little over powered. At the end of Fugitives he and Ando took down the entire government operation.
    I don’t believe they’ll kill off Hiro but I think they’ll use the headaches and nosebleeds as a balancing mechanism. It would be extremely difficult to write plots that draw the viewers in when you have someone that can stop time.

  • tolley

    I really like Hiro. He started off as a lowly office drone and discovered that he could bend space/time. He’s not always that smart, but he and Ando are fun to watch.
    That being said, I think even with Hiro’s nerfed powers he’s still a little over powered. At the end of Fugitives he and Ando took down the entire government operation.
    I don’t believe they’ll kill off Hiro but I think they’ll use the headaches and nosebleeds as a balancing mechanism. It would be extremely difficult to write plots that draw the viewers in when you have someone that can stop time.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

    I was wondering what they had planned for Hiro. He was supposed to have a “very interesting storyline” though they never said if he would be alive at the end of it. I like Hiro. :(

  • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

    I was wondering what they had planned for Hiro. He was supposed to have a “very interesting storyline” though they never said if he would be alive at the end of it. I like Hiro. :(

  • mama3

    I like Hiro too…but sometimes a story runs it course and Hiro’s may have run. I will watch whether he dies or not… I can’t wait til September!

  • http://sylar mama3

    I like Hiro too…but sometimes a story runs it course and Hiro’s may have run. I will watch whether he dies or not… I can’t wait til September!

  • Clark1250

    Kill Hiro Kill the show. Seriously everyone will hate it if he dies. Get rid of oh I don’t know somebody useless for good then it might be an intresting thing. But I love it no matter what there instincts lead them to do cause I will always be a fan of it.

    • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

      As much as I love this show, if they killed Claude that would make me stop watching.

  • Clark1250

    Kill Hiro Kill the show. Seriously everyone will hate it if he dies. Get rid of oh I don’t know somebody useless for good then it might be an intresting thing. But I love it no matter what there instincts lead them to do cause I will always be a fan of it.

    • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

      As much as I love this show, if they killed Claude that would make me stop watching.

  • Death

    HIRO MUST DIE!!! DEATH REQUIRES IT!!!
    Plus hiro sucks and i hated his character since the begining of the show

    • JIMMYBOY

      YOU SUCK!!!!!!!

    • L

      you suck more.
      and he’s pretty cool. LOL. kind of cute with all the yaeko and charlie stuff. haha.

      you suck!

  • Death

    HIRO MUST DIE!!! DEATH REQUIRES IT!!!
    Plus hiro sucks and i hated his character since the begining of the show

    • JIMMYBOY

      YOU SUCK!!!!!!!

    • L

      you suck more.
      and he’s pretty cool. LOL. kind of cute with all the yaeko and charlie stuff. haha.

      you suck!

  • hiro2010

    i hope hiro stays on the show, he is my favorite character besides peter,claire, and matt

  • hiro2010

    i hope hiro stays on the show, he is my favorite character besides peter,claire, and matt

  • jerome

    save the cheerleader, save the world

  • jerome

    save the cheerleader, save the world

  • noor

    If someone really needs to die that’s gotta be Sylar. I knw, i knw he’s way too popular and all but look at his storyline. He’s just there for the sake of it. I tell u if he wud hv never appeared after season 1,this series wud have had more ideas to explore…
    As for Hiro, well his characters hasn’t been explored in the least bit. There’s still a lot of potential with Hiro and I wouldn’t get bored of him if he stays right thru till the end :)

    • bets

      kill sylar? madness..

  • noor

    If someone really needs to die that’s gotta be Sylar. I knw, i knw he’s way too popular and all but look at his storyline. He’s just there for the sake of it. I tell u if he wud hv never appeared after season 1,this series wud have had more ideas to explore…
    As for Hiro, well his characters hasn’t been explored in the least bit. There’s still a lot of potential with Hiro and I wouldn’t get bored of him if he stays right thru till the end :)

    • bets

      kill sylar? madness..

  • Anonymous

    I would not be surprised at all if the writers of Heroes along with Tim Kring decided to write Hiro off soon, if not somewhere in visible future of the show. I think its pretty obvious that most of the faults in Heroes have come as a result of TOO MUCH TIME TRAVEL. Sure you could say its part of Hiro’s character to be so indecisive..but honestly how many times are we gunna hear “I will not time travel anymore” (or something along those lines), only to be followed by yet another one of his mind bending, confusing time traveling sequences. It seems like an endless cycle with Hiro..just learn your lesson, listen to Angela Petrelli and stop messing with time! There are too many potential “futures” too worry about and stop from happening.

    Hiro was one of the original “faces” of Heroes, but I think unfortunately he’s run his course. Season one was phenomenal..Hiro’s story was completely relevant to everyone elses and was actually entertaining. Come season two, feudal Japan was a great idea that just turned into and endless stroll down “my childhood hero turned out to be a douchebag” lane..As for season 3, I think Hiro’s story went awry from the beginning. The most interesting part was watching him get killed by Ando in the future..and finding the magical “light” or catalyst in his mother…other than that I thought he was a tad ridiculous.

    Again, all just my opinion, but I think change is needed on Heroes in order for it to evolve. Who says another “face” of Heroes can’t be made? Elle was introduced in season 2 and I think was probably one of the greatest additions to the show. In conclusion..I think its finally time for us to watch Hiro fall.

  • Benjamin

    I would not be surprised at all if the writers of Heroes along with Tim Kring decided to write Hiro off soon, if not somewhere in visible future of the show. I think its pretty obvious that most of the faults in Heroes have come as a result of TOO MUCH TIME TRAVEL. Sure you could say its part of Hiro’s character to be so indecisive..but honestly how many times are we gunna hear “I will not time travel anymore” (or something along those lines), only to be followed by yet another one of his mind bending, confusing time traveling sequences. It seems like an endless cycle with Hiro..just learn your lesson, listen to Angela Petrelli and stop messing with time! There are too many potential “futures” too worry about and stop from happening.

    Hiro was one of the original “faces” of Heroes, but I think unfortunately he’s run his course. Season one was phenomenal..Hiro’s story was completely relevant to everyone elses and was actually entertaining. Come season two, feudal Japan was a great idea that just turned into and endless stroll down “my childhood hero turned out to be a douchebag” lane..As for season 3, I think Hiro’s story went awry from the beginning. The most interesting part was watching him get killed by Ando in the future..and finding the magical “light” or catalyst in his mother…other than that I thought he was a tad ridiculous.

    Again, all just my opinion, but I think change is needed on Heroes in order for it to evolve. Who says another “face” of Heroes can’t be made? Elle was introduced in season 2 and I think was probably one of the greatest additions to the show. In conclusion..I think its finally time for us to watch Hiro fall.