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Samuel Sullivan is the mysterious leader of the carnival ring "Sullivan Bros. Carnival" and the primary antagonist in the fourth season of Heroes, titled Volume Five: Redemption. He refers to his carnival as his family and has recently decided to come out of hiding after killing his older brother. Having lived an early life of service, Samuel feels liberated by the world of abilities and the family he has made. With the goal to create a new home for everyone with abilities, Samuel's actual intentions were to create the fantasy life that his true love Vanessa Wheeler always wanted. Upon being rejected by Vanessa, Samuel made the decision that he will no longer hide or live by the outside world's rules. Samuel is an evolved human with the ability to manipulate geological materials such as dirt and rocks. Samuel is also able to amplify his power when surrounded by other people with abilities. After being defeated by Peter, he has now been arrested.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 10-B. At least 7-C with Terrakinesis, possibly far higher

Name: Samuel Sullivan, Butterfly Man

Origin: Heroes

Gender: Male

Age: 49 at Season four (Born in August 1961)

Classification: Evolved Human

Powers and Abilities: Earth Manipulation/Terrakinesis (Samuel possesses the ability to control geologic materials such as minerals, dirt and rocks and also a certain type of mineral-based ink. The power of his ability depends on the presence of other evolved humans in an area around him, leaving him powerless without any evolved humans and increasing the magnitude of Samuel's ability when in close proximity to a large number of evolved humans), Can sense other evolved Humans

Attack Potency: Human level. At least Town level with Terrakinesis (Pulled an entire town into the earth), possibly far higher (Joseph stated that if his power is amplified enough, he can destroy whole cities, even mountains)

Speed: Normal Human

Lifting Strength: Superhuman with Telekinesis

Striking Strength: Unknown

Durability: Human level

Stamina: Average

Range: Townwide, possibly far higher with Terrakinesis (Depends on the presence of other evolved humans)

Standard Equipment: Mineral-based ink (Samuel can absorb the ink into himself in order to transport it.)

Intelligence: High (Master Manipulator)

Weaknesses: Power level depends on the presence of other evolved humans in an area around him

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Ink Choking: Used his ink, to form a tattoo of a hand around Edgars neck and choked him
  • Sinkhole Creation
  • Whirlwind Creation: When battling Sylar, Samuel was able to create a whirlwind of earth to heavily damage him and render him unconscious
  • Earth and Stone Levitation: He used this to kill his brother Joseph, by propelling a rock through his throat
  • Earthquake Creation: Completely destroyed a police station leaving nothing but dust



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