Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Can't figure out why Peter didn't just fly off by himself.
+1, or why Sylar didn't just freeze Hiro in his tracks while he was running at him since he didn't seem to stop time (or just kill him as soon as he sees him, or kill Peter the same way), or why Claire didn't just shoot Peter in the first place since he can regenerate anyway, etc. There's more than a few inconsistencies in how they use their powers (as there are in most superhero movies/TV shows) but I guess they have to stretch the rules to accommodate the desired storyline. My guess would be that perhaps Peter couldn't fly while he was trying to control the nuclear power thing. As for the rest of questions, I think the writers would chalk most of it up to varying levels of control over their powers for each hero. As in Sylar couldn't concentrate enough to just slice all of their heads off at the same time, or Peter would've just exploded if he'd been shot because he would've lost control. That's all I got.