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Candice Wilmer is a main character and was an evolved human who worked for the Company with the power to create illusions, making people see whatever she wants them to see. She served as a secondary antagonist in Volume One. She was murdered by Sylar in Kindred for her power.

Overview

Formerly known as Betty, Candice was a rather plain looking person in high school, usually dressing in black and hanging out with her friend Ren Metzger. They were bullied by classmates, including cheerleaders and football players. As she endured these emotions, Betty discovered she had the power to create horrific illusions. She first started by growing large pimples on the face of a rival girl gossiping about her in the bathroom. Her friends became horrified only to realize that it vanished. She then targeted Arthur Campbell, creating the illusion of a demon in the form of his father, which drove him to insanity. Immediately others planned to retaliate against the alternative crowd and some of the players beat up Ren. Ren became hospitalized and when Betty showed him her power of illusion, he went into shock and died. Betty retaliated against the entire school during a pep rally when she create the illusion of people melting and exploding into flames.

On the road, Betty decided to change her appearance, from a obese "emo" kid to a tall thin lady with a fair complexion, taking on the name of "Candice".

Candice Wilmer made her debut in "Company Man" monitoring Matt Parkman. She had no spoken lines and was only on screen for about a minute. Her power was revealed in Parasite. She has the power to create realistic illusions allowing her to change her appearance and the appearance of the room around her. Micah Sanders theorizes that she does this by bending light.

Overview

Company Man

In Company Man, Candice is looking over the unconscious Matt Parkman. Thompson and Mr. Bennet enter the room with her and Matt, where Mr. Bennet asks if she's "one of them," to which Thompson says she's "very promising" and that she'll clean up the mess he made.

Landslide

She also may have a terrible or overweight appearance, because of her believe that "Linderman" will fix the way the world sees people, also in one episode Micah says "I have a cousin who eats like you, he's huge!" to which she replies "so am I!"

Bennet, whose plan to destroy the company has been discovered is sitting in a holding cell at Primatech paper when his daughter Claire enters. She apologizes for getting captured, hugs her father and tells him that she is very scared. Bennet realizes that the person in front of him is not his daughter and when he tells her so she reveals herself to be Candice. Thompson enters and asks Candice to leave them alone, even though she offers to show Bennet images that would cause him to tear his eyes out, because she has more important things to take care of.

Volume 2

Candice appears as a beautiful red-head named Michelle briefly. She reveals to Sylar that she works for The Company and the she is who pulled him, wounded, off of Kirby Plaza. Later, Sylar kills Michelle to take her power, but it does not work. After her death, Michelle cannot keep up appearances and her form reverts back to her original self, the overweight Betty.

Powers

  • Illusion Manipulation: Candice had the power of cast illusions. She was able to alter how people perceived reality around her. She could use this to "become" other people or even things and affect how others saw the world.

Memorable Quotes

"Whats the matter baby? Wanna shoot me again?"

- Candice as Simone (To Isaac) (Parasite)


"Look, I don't want to hurt you. I like you. But if you don't listen to what Mr. Linderman says, well, I'll show you things that'll seriously mess you up for life. So, you need to behave. Okay?"

- Candice (to Micah) (The Hard Part)


"I have a cousin who eats like you. He's huge."

"So am I."

- Micah, Candice (Landslide)


"You're just too young to see how much the world sucks, how people can be so mean to each other just because of the way they were born or... what they look like."

- Candice (to Micah) (Landslide)


"I used to go by Candice. But ever since I dragged you off of Kirby Plaza, police are kind of looking for my old self. So, I went for a new look. What do you think?"

- Candice (to Sylar) (Kindred)

Appearances

Notes

  • Candice is on the list.
  • The NBC episode description lists the character as "Candice Wilmer". Her name also appeared onscreen as "Candice" (The Hard Part). On the list, her name is spelled "Candace Willmer".
  • In a possible future timeline, Candice is killed by Sylar, who uses her ability to impersonate President Nathan Petrelli. In said future she was one of the people whom Hiro Nakamura brought to Noah Bennet to protect. (Five Years Gone)
  • Although Candice appears as an attractive Caucasian woman in her mid-twenties, her true form is overweight and far less attractive. Her comments to Micah in Landslide hinted at this and was confirmed in the Betty series of graphic novels and in Kindred.
  • When knocked unconscious while impersonating Jessica, Candice reverted to the form in which she is normally seen. There are hints in an interview that she may have maintained the illusion despite being knocked unconscious or that she was still barely conscious after being punched by Niki. After being killed by Sylar, her appearance was of an obese woman, though her face was not visible.

References

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