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Heroes: Extracurricular Activities

Someone may have done this, but I'm not sure.  Here's my take on the heroes' high school extracurricular activities:

Nathan joined the student council at his prep school, and he was eventually elected president during his senior year.  His parents urged him to go for it, so he did.  He would have rather done something athletic, like run track or play soccer, but his parent told him that student government looked better on a college resume, so Nathan pursued that path like the dutiful son that he is.

Peter decided he wanted nothing to do with the student government snobs, so he joined the art club.  He couldn't draw to save his life, but he figured out how to make some pretty interesting collages that managed to impress his friends.  He hung them up in his room, though his parents thought they looked ridiculous.  Peter didn't care what they thought.  For the first time in his life, Peter felt that he didn't need his parents' influence to help him accomplish something.

Claire is/was a cheerleader.  I think we already know enough about that.

Hiro's father forbade him from participating in after-school activities because he thought that Hiro should focus on his studies.  Instead, Hiro just went over to Ando's house every afternoon and they read comic books and watched Star Trek reruns.

Matt held the distinguished position of being the only straight guy in his school's drama club, but only in the winter and spring, after football season ended.  His more notable roles included: Guildenstern in Hamlet, Sonny in Grease, Ray-Bud in Dearly Departed, one of the gangsters in Kiss Me, Kate, and Benjamin Franklin in 1776.

Noah was a reporter for his school's newspaper.  He started out doing the weekly lunch menu, but he eventually worked his way up and got his own column in which he introduced the rest of the student body to his special brand of sarcasm.

Tracy was the speech and debate team captain.  She never, ever lost a meet because she was so knowledgable and intimidating.  It was one of the reasons she got into politics.  She was also homecoming queen her senior year, probably because her classmates were too afraid to vote against her.

Claude played rugby and he was really good, which made the middle- and upper-class kids on the team incredibly jealous, so they teased him relentlessly about being a working-class kid with five younger siblings, no father, and a mother who worked two jobs.  He wanted to quit, but he loved rugby too much; sometimes, though, he wished he could disappear---and one day, he did.

Sylar worked on the sets for the school plays and earned a reputation for being really, really good at it.  It didn't make him any more popular, though.  He was just that talented, but really weird,quiet kid.

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ever_obsessed
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Noah was a reporter for his school's newspaper. He started out doing the weekly lunch menu, but he eventually worked his way up and got his own column in which he introduced the rest of the student body to his special brand of sarcasm.
This be my official new pre-show Noah canon. Seriously.
hermione_vader
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. :D I'm glad you liked it.

I am seriously enjoying your icon. It is full of awesomeness.
visiblemarket
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Benjamin Franklin in 1776.

Aww! Just...aww! Matt, singing and dancing and being adorably rotund! I could just die.

And I actually did some research about rugby for a thing with Claude once, and agree with your assessment there. Rugby league football, because that's apparently the more Northern type.
hermione_vader
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you. :) I was torn between Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, John Hancock, and Mr. MacNair for Matt, but after consulting my younger sister, I decided on Franklin. I can just imagine the goofy grin on Matt's face as he said "the Turkey" during "The Egg."

I didn't do any research, sadly. I just picked rugby because it seemed to fit Claude for some reason. I don't know why---it just clicked. But thank you for your factual support.
visiblemarket
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Nahh, definitely Franklin. I'd love to see all the backstage girls cooing about how adorable he was when trying to get him to look older and padding him up. Aww, Matt.

It does fit him, but really, any rough and vigorous and sexy game would.
hermione_vader
Mar. 4th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
I'll bet some of those girls would help him get ready, too. By the end of the whole thing, Matt would have gotten a lot of girls' phone numbers because he was Franklin and Franklin was such a ladies' man. ;)

Yes, you are right about that.
visiblemarket
Mar. 4th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Hee, exactly! Aw man, if Matt wasn't the most loved theater boy in his school, there is no justice in the world. Because he's such a big ol' sweetheart and would treat you so well.

Mmm, lacrosse...basketball...I actually had an idea of Company!Claude trying to play basketball to try and charm potential recruits. I don't think he'd be very good at it objectively, but...he'd be pretty good for a white English guy.
hermione_vader
Mar. 4th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with that statement and I can't think of anything to add.

Oh, no, now I'm picturing Claude and HRG in incredibly short basketball shorts, standing on an outdoor court in some urban area. HRG is wearing a sweatband on his forehead, and Claude just wants to get the hell out of there before they humiliate themselves.
visiblemarket
Mar. 4th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
*snort* HRG would just take it so seriously. He'd have gotten out, like, books on technique or something. Claude would be so embarrassed.
hermione_vader
Mar. 4th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
I want to write this now, since I'm the daughter of a basketball/volleyball coach. It'll be the early '90s, Noah will be trying to bond with Claude, and there will be a woman with a baby on her hip trying to correct their technique.
gingerberrysnap
Mar. 4th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
These were a lot of fun! I've never thought much on all the characters' extra-curricular activities before. Just Peter's. ;) But I can't say I disagree with any of these. I especially love Noah, Claude's, and Matt's.
hermione_vader
Mar. 4th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) I'm glad you liked it. I could just picture Noah wandering around with a note pad, looking for things to snark about, and I could see Claude clobbering people on an athletic field to get all of his aggression out. And Matt...you know he secretly enjoys musicals. ;)
lotus0kid
Mar. 4th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hee, these are great! Love Peter making collages. He so would, and they would rock. And Hiro getting his first clanedestine comicbook exposure over at Ando's place- that's so sweet. And nothing can convince me Noah didn't write for the school newspaper in some capacity, or that the other kids didn't tremble in fear when Claude stared them down on the rugby field.
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