If heroes stuck with their original plan do you think the show would have been better, worse or the same quality as we got.
Here are the original alternatives and some is based on the unaired pilot, some on unaired scenes and some on word of mouth
First off in the unaired pilot version we wouldnt have had ted and usutu, we would have had amid be the nuclear man and he would have been an ex terrorist who lived with matt for a while, joseph would be the character that actor played instead of usutu, he would be a terrorist leader who wanted to use amid.
You had issac cut off his hand instead of shoot heroin into him, i dont know how much that would have had effect other than a bit harder to paint
The perhaps biggest change is we would have gotten paul e sylar, you see him in the unaired version, he is in some hat and suit as opposed to the sylar we got with the baseball cap, jeans and jacket. I cant recall exactly what they were going for with him but I do recall something like he was going to be a mexican priest with criminal ties and the other someone compared to count orlock from nosferatu, i dont know how this version would have done over the sylar we got but it would have been interesting
Next scenario is if the writers strike of 2007 not happened, we would have gotten the exodus chapter which would have been if the shanti virus gotten out and we saw bits and pieces where nathan got sick and fell at the press conference as opposed to shot, we find out through interviews mayas power would have destroyed the virus and killed her in the process as a sacrifice. This is in word of mouth but originally knox and jesse, their powers were ice and seismic powers, the seismic one is pretty similar to jesses power we see anyway except his comes from his mouth, knox would totally have been different and basically tracys power and imo not as interesting as getting strength from fear
Next scenario is had they gone the anthology route with a different team each season and Id be inclined to think that is maybe what they were setting up for with angelas dream in season 3 cause it was to be included in the original season 2, where all the major heroes die off and the villians take over
Last scenario is had heroes gotten season 5 which was esentially reborn but what I mean is actual season 5 shortly after season 4, not some reboot 5 years after the show ended, meaning claire, peter, sylar and other missing faces would have been there to deal with this world that knows of the supers and we do kind of have an idea what happened next but not in the exact way it was originally intended. I for one think we wouldnt have had as many new characters
But im curious to hear your thoughts