What if you woke up and realized you possessed super powers? The show follows genetics professor Mohinder Suresh, who discovers there are people in the world who have extraordinary abilities while investigating the death of his father.

Most of the characters in the series use their abilities to bring about positive change. However, with the good comes the bad as there are characters such as the evil Sylar, who are determined to control the world by murdering fellow heroes and stealing their powers.