entitled to their secrets, Peter."
New York, NY
U.S. Congressional Candidate
Peter Petrelli (brother), Heidi Petrelli (wife), Simon
Petrelli (son), Monty Petrelli (youngest son), Angela
Petrelli (mother), Father (deceased).
Nathan has the power of flight, with the ability to fly
fast enough to create a sonic boom.
Nathan Petrelli is the older brother of Peter Petrelli,
and is depicted as mostly unsympathetic. Hes a ruthless
overachiever whos running for U.S. Congress, and
often puts his campaign ahead of his family, which consists
of his wife who is wheelchair bound, and two sons. In
the series opener we first see Nathan fly when Peter,
upset that Nathan doesnt believe the dreams hes
been having, leaps off a building to prove he can fly.
Nathan catches him in mid-air, but later denies he flew
to Peter, saying he merely thwarted Peters suicide
attempt. The fact that Nathan will not accept his abilities
or what Peter believes is his destiny is the source of
much conflict between the brothers. Nathan uses Peters
leap to his advantage, telling the press of his familys
problems with depression, trying to soften his harsh public
image. Nathans political aspirations lead him to
have dealings with mafia-connected Linderman, and during
a trip to Las Vegas to seek campaign funds, Nathan finds
himself seduced by Niki Sanders sent by Linderman,
who films the tryst to blackmail Nathan. Nathan is then
kidnapped from his hotel bed by Mr. Bennet and the Haitian,
while Niki is allowed to remain. He soon escapes and when
trapped on the roof, he takes flight so fast he causes
a sonic boom.
His dealings with Linderman continue after the failed
blackmail attempt. When Peter asks him to help him locate
a missing painting, painted by Isaac, who Peter believes
can paint the future, Nathan contacts Linderman himself,
after refusing to help Peter find the painting. Nathan
has Linderman send the painting to the gallery. He sees
that the painting depicts Peter exploding and destroys
the image with a can of paint, saying hes saving
his brothers life.
In the episode Six Months Ago we learn why
Nathan feels guilty about his wifes accident that
caused her paralysis. Displaying his power for the first
time, Nathan was able to hover over the car that tried
to run him and his wife off the road in their convertible,
while his wife is left to crash in the car. By Fallout,
Nathan is still denying what he sees as Peters crazy
theories about saving the world, but when he goes to bail
Peter out of jail following the events of Homecoming,
Peter passes out in his arms, and when he wakes, he tells
him that he is the one exploding.
#1.1 "Genesis", #1.2 "Don't Look Back",
#1.3 "One Giant Leap," #1.4 "Collision,"
#1.5 "Hiros," #1.7 "Nothing To Hide,"
#1.9 "Homecoming," #1.10 "Six Months Ago,"
#1.11 "Fallout"; #1.12 "Godsend"
Adrian Pasdar is a long-time veteran of television, starring
for two years as Amy Grays on again, off again boyfriend
on Judging Amy, as well as starring or recurring
roles on shows such as Profit, Desperate Housewives,
and Touched by an Angel. Hes also starred
in various TV-movies for Lifetime, Showtime, and NBC.
Pasdar is no stranger to film either, starring along with
Tom Cruise in Top Gun, as well as films such as
Near Dark, Secondhand Lions, and Carlitos
Way. Hes also an accomplished director and producer.
Pasdar lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the Dixie Chicks'
Natalie Maines, and their two children.
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