What is Heroes about (plot, summary)
This epic chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. As a total eclipse casts a shadow across the globe, viewers follow a genetics professor in India whose father's disappearance leads him to uncover a secret theory—there are people with super powers living among us. A young dreamer tries to convince his politician brother that he can fly. A high school cheerleader learns that she is totally indestructible. A Las Vegas stripper, struggling to make ends meet to support her young son, uncovers that her mirror image has a secret. A prison inmate mysteriously finds himself waking up outside of his cell. A gifted artist, whose drug addiction is destroying his life and the relationship with his girlfriend, can paint the future. A down-on-his-luck beat cop can hear people's thoughts, including the secrets of a captured terrorist. In Japan, a young man develops a way to stop time through sheer will power. Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world.