Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
People all over the U.S and the world start to realize they have special abilities, like telekinesis, healing abilities, flying powers, time travel, invisibility, and the ability to absorb others abilities. One man, known as Sylar, wants to gain all the power of these "heroes" so he can be the most powerful and evolved human of all, and stops at nothing to gruesomely kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroy them all, while they each deal with problems of their own.
It starts with "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World," but soon spirals into a never ending battle for right and wrong, life and death. As people across the U.S. and the world discover and use their special abilities in this NBC hit series, their world and lives are turned upside down as a serial killer named Sylar tries to hunt them all and make sure no one becomes as powerful as him. But its not so simple. Sylar isnt in control of his hunger for power. Nobody knows when he will strike, or change, or strengthen. Unpredictable is this new world of heroes. And as time goes by, they each learn what the can do for the world. And its not always good.