Does he eat brains?
How does Sylar gain new powers?
Hmm... I've always been under the impression that he gains powers through his original power which lets him know ho things work. Apparently whatever makes a super's power work is in their brain and that's why Sylar scalps people so he can see how their power works and so he can somehow use it for himself. I'm not exactly sure how he does it.
Sylar cuts open people's heads and he looks at the brain and sees how the person's ability "work" and learn it. Sylar's original power was to know how things work as soon as he sees something so he looks at the brain and he learns how the ability works.
"Yea, but how does he "learn" their ability? Wouldn't that require rewriting his own DNA?"Exactly, that's where I'm confused.
his power description is actually vague when he looks at something he learns every thing about it he is somewhat like monica dawson except he has to see the brain to study it then his brain stores it and his body is able to use it he basically has the same power as peter but has to kill to get it
"Does he eat brains?it is often hinted in the show that he eats brains but I think its one of those things where the viewers are supposed to be kept in the darkDoes he have a secondary power that enables him to alter his DNA?Is his present "ability" an actual power?"
"John Valentine said:gah blargh"Does he eat brains?it is often hinted in the show that he eats brains but I think its one of those things where the viewers are supposed to be kept in the dark"Does he have a secondary power that enables him to alter his DNA?Is his present "ability" an actual power?"
Sylar (the greatest Heroes character ever!) doesn't eat brains. He uses his "intuitive aptitude" to analyse his victims brains in order to "see" how their ability works. He then copys the ability and leaves the corpse with no evidence leading to him. One tough job for the Police to handle. Claire Bennet is the only one of Sylar's victims to have survived this process. Most Heroes characters know of Sylar and his murders, no secret really.
Sylar has shown that he doesn't have to kill to gain powers (he absorbed Elle's powers without killing her). Therefor his ability works in much the same way as Peter of Arthur's used to, only with a different mechanism of action. He has to understand the power before he can make use of it. I think "the hunger" is just another way of saying he prefers to kill in order to gain power. That way he is more unique, being the only person with that power. Ever since Ando gained his powers I have wondered what kind of effect they might have on Sylar, and if Sylar took that ability, could he boost himself?
Yea, but how does he "learn" their ability? Wouldn't that require rewriting his own DNA?
yes it should. thats the problem. even if he learned how to use the power something would have to be different about his genetic make up to use the power. so im assuming he makes a genetic shift ( which would require a whole new power in itself lol)
I think he consumes the part ans assimilates it to his DNA, just a speculation tho
i would agree.... but eating brains wouldnt make sense. sounds stupid. i do agree with the assimilation though
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