Gabriel Gray, more commonly known by his pseudonym Sylar (which he adopted from the name on his watch) is a former timepiece restorer who always desired to be special instead of "ordinary". He is a fictional character and a primary antagonist of the NBC drama Heroes.
Chandra Suresh came to him, identified him as "Patient Zero" in his research and revealed the existence of evolved humans to him. Discovering his ability of intuitive aptitude, he realized he could figure out how abilities worked and how to gain more. Sylar became a serial killer, targeting other evolved humans to steal their brains and gain their abilities.
Sylar was driven by an uncontrollable "hunger" which for years he was unable to overcome. Once finally neutralized, his memories as Sylar were erased by Matt Parkman, who forced him to believe he was Nathan Petrelli. Nathan's personality controlled Sylar's body for months, but Sylar was eventually able to return to his body. After a brief struggle with the remnants of Nathan's consciousness, Sylar regains full control of his body.
Redemption saw an altruistic shift in Sylar's persona, when it suddenly dawned upon him that he did not want to be alone forever and with the help of Peter seems to have made a change for the better.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-B physically, at least 9-B with Telekinesis | 7-B with Radiation Manipulation | At least 8-C with Electricity Manipulation
Name: Gabriel Gray, Sylar
Age: Unknown, Probably in his thirties
Classification: Evolved Human, Superpowered Serial Killer, Watch maker (formerly), Agent of the company (formerly), Carny at sullivan bros. carnival (formerly), Agent of Pinehearst company (formerly)
Powers and Abilities: Power Absorption, Telekinesis | Molecular Combustion, Ice Manipulation, Precognition, Liquefaction, Superhuman Hearing, Radiation Manipulation, Eidetic Memory | Regeneration (Low-Mid), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Resurrection, Chrysopoeia, Sound Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Psychometry, Lie Detection, Shapeshifting (Needs the DNA of the person he wants to transform in, at least once), "Disintegration" , Flight
Attack Potency: Human level physically, at least Wall level with Telekinesis (He can exert enough telekinetic force to flip a truck through the air or tear sheet metal, and he has enough control to cut off the top of a person's skull to expose the brain) | City level with Radiation Manipulation (Comparable to Peter Petrelli, who was able to nuke New York City and destroyed a city in an alternative future) | At least Building level with Electricity Manipulation (Should be comparable to Elle Bishop; who can casually shoot lightning, overload the power grid on Level 5 of Primatech Research and it was stated that Elle could produce limitless clean energy to power up cities)
Striking Strength: At least Wall level with Telekinesis
Speed: Human level physically, Supersonic reactions (Was able to catch several bullets in mid-air with telekinesis. The average speed of a bullet ranges from 800–1,300 feet per second), Supersonic with Flight (Should be comparable to Nathan Petrelli)
Durability: At least Street level (Survived several gunshots and a direct hit with a sword)
Stamina: Very High, Regeneration makes him difficult to kill
Range: Several dozen meters with Telekinesis and Electricity Manipulation, A mile with Superhuman Hearing (Claimed to be able to hear a pin drop from a mile away), Citywide with Radiation Manipulation
Weaknesses: Brain penetration (As long as the foreign object stays in a particular spot in the brain, he can't heal. However he was able to move this "sweet spot" in his brain, reducing his chances of dying from brain penetration, after he acquired Shapeshifting), Shanti virus (Prevents evolved humans who have the disease from using their abilities), Solar Eclipse (Blocks the abilities of evolved Humans)
- Telekinetic Cutting: He normally uses this ability, to cut off the top of a person's skull to expose the brain, but he also used it to slit Nathan Petrellie's throat.
- Intuitive Aptitude: Can instantly understand the structure and operation of complex systems without special education or training. With this ability, Sylar is able to study evolved humans to analyze their abilities and copy them, adding them to his own. He can also learn to control them more quickly than the original owners can.
Key: Base | Pre Shanti virus | Past Shanti virus