Slide 4: Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
In Heroes, in which a race of people with unique powers emerges from the general population, one woman exhibits perhaps the most dangerous pull of all—the maternal drive. Angela Petrelli (played with icy precision by Cristine Rose) is somehow always right in the middle of every labyrinthine plot that engages the show's "heroes." For actress Rose, her character is a complicated creature: "Poor Angela Petrelli, so misunderstood. At worst she's morally ambiguous, meaning well but occasionally taking rather drastic measures to 'save the world.' Like killing a whole lot of people." Indeed she has a hard time deciding between her role as mother and evil mastermind. As Rose jokes, "While adoring her sons, she has, on occasional, suggested a 'bullet through the head' of each of them, so that her schemes would not be thwarted."