Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera): New York artist Isaac can paint the future — but only when he’s high on heroin. How sucky is that for a power? And his paintings (actually created by comic-book artist Tim Sale) predict a deadly future that it’s hoped our “Heroes” can prevent … if anyone will take the ravings of a junkie seriously.
In the comics: Larry Trask (X-Men) and Madame Web (Spider-Man), among others, can see the future in bits and pieces.
Niki Sanders (Ali Larter): A single mom who puts her kid through private school by stripping on the Internet and borrowing from the wrong people, Niki seems to have a murderous doppelganger in the mirror who replaces her in times of danger, with fatal results for the bad guys. How this works exactly — and whether Niki and her secret sharer are one person or two — is unclear.
In the comics: In DC’s Rose & Thorn, gentle Rose Forrest had a split personality, becoming the violent Thorn in times of stress. DC’s Enchantress had an almost identical schizophrenia. And speaking of people you don’t want to see angry, how about the incredible Hulk?
Related: Wired News profiles Masi “Hiro” Oka