The Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez — What do they Mean?

Besides Peter stuck in the future one year from now, the other big mystery from last night’s “The Line” episode involves those prophetic paintings by the late Isaac Mendez, who apparently found time to paint them before getting his head sliced open by Sylar. What do the paintings mean? We already know that the first painting has come true, and we know how it all ends — with HRG’s death — but what happens in-between?

Painting #1: Kaito’s death. (As seen in the Season 2 premiere.)

Painting #2: It’s already happened: Claire fakes her death to freak out a drunk Debbie with West’s help. (In “The Line”)
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez

Painting #3: The Cure. Is the Caucasian hand holding it significant?
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez

Painting #4: Blonde girl Trapped. Is this Niki/Jessica or Claire?
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez

Painting #5: Peter in the future. (From the upcoming “Out of Time” episode, as seen in the previews.)
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez

Painting #6: Hiro and Kensei: WHO YA GOT???
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez

Painting #7: Man with a Smoking Gun. Mohinder?
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez

Painting #8: The one that started it all — HRG dead, Claire and a mysterious figure in the background.
Eight Paintings by Isaac Mendez


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  • kristina

    maybe #3 is elle?

  • kristina

    maybe #3 is elle?

  • Mathsorcerer

    Your numbering is slightly incorrect: painting number 1 showed Kaito’s death; the paintings in the crate were numbers 2 through 8.

    I suspect one painting will be fulfilled per episode over the next 6 episodes.

  • Mathsorcerer

    Your numbering is slightly incorrect: painting number 1 showed Kaito’s death; the paintings in the crate were numbers 2 through 8.

    I suspect one painting will be fulfilled per episode over the next 6 episodes.

  • Golliv

    Niki dies!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    She can not die!
    She is my favorite character!
    If she dies I did not watch the series more!
    I am sure that many people will stop watching too.
    Campaign “Niki can not die”
    Do you party too!
    Heroes without Niki is not Heroes!
    Niki forever!

  • Golliv

    Niki dies!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    She can not die!
    She is my favorite character!
    If she dies I did not watch the series more!
    I am sure that many people will stop watching too.
    Campaign “Niki can not die”
    Do you party too!
    Heroes without Niki is not Heroes!
    Niki forever!

  • eoren

    about #3 (or #4? whatever …), i think that’s nikki’s personality which is trapped inside her. Means that the one with mohinder is Jessica …

  • eoren

    about #3 (or #4? whatever …), i think that’s nikki’s personality which is trapped inside her. Means that the one with mohinder is Jessica …

  • http://www.heroestheseries.com/ Sam

    You’re right, Math, forgot about that. Corrected.

  • http://www.heroestheseries.com Sam

    You’re right, Math, forgot about that. Corrected.

  • Alz1014

    Isaac knew he was going to die but accepted it because he said something like… he understood what he was ‘meant’ to do. How does that tie in with the paintings he left behind? Sylar in my opinion must have been given the cure or something and that’s why he doesn’t have his powers, but I still don’t get where the writers are going with Maya/Alejandro/ and Sylar? Any thoughts?

  • Alz1014

    Isaac knew he was going to die but accepted it because he said something like… he understood what he was ‘meant’ to do. How does that tie in with the paintings he left behind? Sylar in my opinion must have been given the cure or something and that’s why he doesn’t have his powers, but I still don’t get where the writers are going with Maya/Alejandro/ and Sylar? Any thoughts?

  • frank

    I think the last 2 paintings are related. Maybe the guy in the 7th painting is the one that kills HRG. Or I could be wrong any ideas??

  • frank

    I think the last 2 paintings are related. Maybe the guy in the 7th painting is the one that kills HRG. Or I could be wrong any ideas??

  • maDskiLL

    As said by dr Suresh. The mutated virus will bounce from those with special powers to the normal people so.. 93% of ppl will be dead in the fututre.

    #4 The blonde isnt claire is niki/jessica. Claire never had a harmfull expresion on her face.

    #6 Hiro vs Kensei .. i know now that Takedo kensei as spirit is realy Hiro.. the english man just dont fit the legendary tales descrption.

    As for the 7th and 8th picture. I dont think that they are connected becouse in any issac`s paint the killer apears. So.. make`s me wonder.. isnt clarie boyfriend suspect for her father death in the last painting? I say this because u know he is terrified by “the man with Horn Rimmed Glasses”… But i can be wrong :) These series suprise me in every single episode.

  • maDskiLL

    As said by dr Suresh. The mutated virus will bounce from those with special powers to the normal people so.. 93% of ppl will be dead in the fututre.

    #4 The blonde isnt claire is niki/jessica. Claire never had a harmfull expresion on her face.

    #6 Hiro vs Kensei .. i know now that Takedo kensei as spirit is realy Hiro.. the english man just dont fit the legendary tales descrption.

    As for the 7th and 8th picture. I dont think that they are connected becouse in any issac`s paint the killer apears. So.. make`s me wonder.. isnt clarie boyfriend suspect for her father death in the last painting? I say this because u know he is terrified by “the man with Horn Rimmed Glasses”… But i can be wrong :) These series suprise me in every single episode.

  • Marisa

    If Isaac paints the future, why would he have painted Hiro and Kensei battling (ostensibly something that took place in the past?!)

  • Marisa

    If Isaac paints the future, why would he have painted Hiro and Kensei battling (ostensibly something that took place in the past?!)

  • Ruddaga

    Obvious isnt it… Kensai must still be alive in the current timeline as well..

  • Ruddaga

    Obvious isnt it… Kensai must still be alive in the current timeline as well..