So I am a huge Heroes fan, and when I was watching the new series Heroes Reborn there was already a huge question that hit everyone's mind and that is: Is Claire Bennet really dead? Now I am a little puzzled by how she could have died, this girl has died twice and gone through a lot in her time in Heroes.
Hayden Panettiere has already confirmed that she had no idea that there was a Heroes "sequel" in the making, and that she is quite disappointed that they did not tell her there was one, because she would have loved to reprise her role as Claire Bennet.
But let me show you why I have a hard time believing that Claire Bennet is dead. *Spoiler Warning Ahead* If you have not watched the Heroes series I suggest you stop reading here and go watch it on Netflix.
Now, if you have watched the two episodes of Heroes Reborn, we the audience are led to believe that Claire Bennet is dead, that she died in the explosion in Primatech, but we all know that she cannot die. Yes, there is a part of her brain where if you stick it with something it allows her to be stopped, but Noah Bennet knew about that area, and when we see her "body" in Heroes: Reborn we can tell that she is in one piece over the white sheet, and yes there are some people who could have Arthur Petrelli's power, but that is highly unlikely, and way too clichè. Some believe that her head could have been crushed, but we can see that her head is just fine. These are some of the things that Claire Bennet has gone through, which is why I find it hard to believe that Claire Bennet is really dead.
Claire came back to life plenty of times before; there was that one time where she woke up in a morgue cut open, not to mention that time after the Eclipse.
Claire has been shot, stabbed, she walked through fire and survived, she didn't die from radiation poisoning:
She has fallen to her death multiple of times:
She survived being scalped by Sylar:
And let's not forget this one:
As we can see, Claire Bennet cannot die, and if I remember correctly she and Adam Monroe share the same powers; he lived to be over 500 years old, she has regenerative powers, her blood can heal wounds, and can bring people back to life for some reason. We know that she is immortal, so with that in mind, how could Claire have died in the Primatech explosion? Doing some research, I looked around and found that Tim Kring confirmed that Claire Bennet is dead (hopefully he is pulling our legs).
This is my theory and my hope of what happened to Claire, June 13th:
Claire isn't really dead. She and Noah faked her death because they knew about Primatech blowing up and that she and Micah are part of a secret rebellion. If Claire actually died in the explosion, why would Noah have his memory erased by Rene, better known as The Haitian? (P.S. we have not seen the last of him) I mean, yes, the memories of her passing would be horrible, but he is a strong Company man, he would not erase his memory just because Claire died.
We do see Noah crying over a blonde body, but we all know that Claire came back from the dead before. And we have all seen that Hiro made an appearance in this scene, so it could be possible that Hiro took Claire and he and Noah switched the bodies.
So, all in all, there is no logical explanation as to why Claire Bennet should be dead in Heroes Reborn; if she is actually dead in the series, that is one major plot hole in the whole series.
But this is just my opinion, my theory, and my hope. What do you guys think?
Characters that I would like to see return in the future:
There is also another hope that I would like to add: I hope that Zachary Quinto changes his mind about coming back as Sylar, and that there will more seasons of this show. Right now these are my top people that need to come back to Heroes Reborn:
- Peter Petrelli
- Claire Bennet
- Sylar (Gabriel Gray)
And Just because I am such a Sylar fan, I decided to throw these GIFs in here:
So who do you want to come back? Let me know in the comments after you answer the poll!