Thursday, September 18, 2008


Character Analysis: We will now look at NBC's Heroes, the show with a large cast ensemble, most of which are filled with powers--sometimes quirky, sometimes destructive. [These reviews are only based on the characters first 2.5 seasons... in this type of show the characters are ever evolving. The majority of these profile are based on their introductory persona's.]

Meet the Characters

Claire Bennet (portrayed by Hayden Panettiere) - Best Guess: ESFP - Cheerleader. Duh? Her strongest trait must be her F side as she is fighting strong emotions in every episode. Making practical, logical choices is not her strong suit. Strongest Letter(s): FP

Noah Bennet (portrayed by Jack Coleman) - Best Guess: INTJ - Always plotting and one step ahead of his enemies (J). He is prudent and will bend the rules if it benefits his needs. In a sincere twist, he strongly cares for the welfare of his family, but not in an SJ traditional style. Rather in a strongly utilitarian manner. Strongest Letter(s): TJ

Mohinder Suresh (portrayed by Sendhil Ramamurthy) - Best Guess: INFJ - Always working in a lab isolated (IN), Mohinder works for the greater good (NF) and strongly believes in the principles of what he is doing in an almost NT-like fashion. However, I will settle on Suresh as an NF in that he does have strong feeling for people. Strongest Letter(s): NJ

Hiro Nakamura (portrayed by Masi Oka) - Best Guess: ENFP - Keirsey calls an ENFP a Champion. Hiro just loves this "superhero" role and fits perfectly in this. He is constantly talking (E) and every word is charged with emotion (F). Strongest Letter(s): ALL!

Ando Masahashi (portrayed by James Kyson Lee) - Best Guess: ISTJ - Seemingly a T, Ando spends a good amount of time worrying about what Hero's next action are (J). He does have that outwardly worldly desires of most SP's--but SJ's are very prone to this as well as an outlet for their otherwise tightly wound selves. Strongest Letter(s): S

Peter Petrelli (portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia) - Best Guess: INFP - Always walking around feeling the weight of his personal problems. Yet, Peter feels the guilt in not assisting others in their epic or even personal struggles. Strongest Letter(s): FP

Matt Parkman (portrayed by Greg Grunberg) - Best Guess: ISFJ -For one thing, Matt is a Police Officer. Usually an SJ choice. This coincides his usual conservative and cautious approach. He was upset at losing his job; upset at his wife cheating; and upset when breaking the normal routine. And in Heroes, this happens every episode; you can imagine the stress that comes with this character. Strongest Letter(s): FJ

Niki Sanders (portrayed by Ali Larter) - Best Guess: ISTP - Niki is not afraid to pick up a gun and use it. And well, if she doesn't have a gun, why not use your fists? She is a fiercely independent single mother on mission. Strongest Letter(s): TP

Nathan Petrelli (portrayed by Adrian Pasdar) - Best Guess: ESTP; with some I leanings - Always looking out for his own interests; skillfully tricking the citizens to vote form him as a politician--while hiding his true personality. Nathan seems to be a balances E and on occasion needs to "recharge". He is as down to Earth as they come and doesn't have a sense of the bigger world around him (S). Strongest Letter(s): ST

Angela Petrelli (portrayed by Cristine Rose) - Best Guess: ENTJ - Extremely manipulative in an almost ESTP fashion, but even more so controlling (TJ). She has a vision (N) for her children and it will be carried out (J). Strongest Letter(s): TJ

Sylar (portrayed by Zachary Quinto) - Best Guess: CRAZY- There is no type for this one. Sylar merely has emotional issues that need to be resolved. Clearly he is a P in that he kills almost randomly without planing too far ahead. Obviously a T because he does this without much regard. Strongest Letter(s): P

Adam Monroe (portrayed by David Anders) - Best Guess: ENTP - Always witty, and taking things as they come (P), without much thought for others (T), Adam may be able to wiggle his way out of anything. He has no regard for established guidelines and lives to please his own desires. While not being close to, but not as smooth as an ESTP, he has a much higher vision than this (N). Strongest Letter(s): TP


Anonymous said...

Peter Petrelli - ISFJ
Nathan Petrelli - ESTJ
Angela Petrelli - ENTJ
Hiro Nakamura - INFP
Noah Bennet - ENFJ
Claire Bennet - ESFP
Matt Parkman - ISTP
Mohinder Suresh - ENTP
Sylar - INTJ
Claude Rains - INTP
Elle Bishop - ESFP
Adam/Takezo - ENTP
Micah Sanders - INTP
Niki Sanders - ESFJ
Isaac Mendez - INFJ
Ando - ISTJ
Luke - ENTP
Daphne - ESTP

Francesco said...

Peter may be an INFP in demeanour but his powers are the quintessence of ENFP. He assimilates people's most different powers (Ne, the "potential") after establishing an emotional connection.
I can't see anything more NeFi (or FiNe) than that.
Conversely Sylar is an xNTP as far as powers are concerned. He copies people's potential (again, "Ne") but after having literally picked their brain (i.e. grasped the logical essence, Ti at its finest).