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Encyclopedia > Ando Masahashi
Ando Masahashi
First appearance "Genesis"
Portrayed by James Kyson Lee
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Occupation Office worker

Ando Masahashi is a character on the NBC drama Heroes, played by James Kyson Lee. He is a friend and co-worker of Hiro Nakamura, and accompanies him to the United States. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links AndoMasahashi. ... List of Heroes episodes Genesis is the pilot episode of the first season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... James Kyson Lee (born December 13, 1975) is a Korean American actor best known for his role of Ando Masahashi on the NBC television series Heroes. ... White-collar workers perform tasks which are less laborious yet often more highly paid than blue-collar workers, who do manual work. ... This article is about the television network. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Heroes is an American science fiction drama television series created by Tim Kring. ... James Kyson Lee (born December 13, 1975) is a Korean American actor best known for his role of Ando Masahashi on the NBC television series Heroes. ... Hiro Nakamura is a fictional character on the NBC drama Heroes who possesses the ability to teleport, stop time, and travel through time by manipulating the space-time continuum. ...

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Character overview

Season One

Ando is initially sceptical of his friend's powers, and, after Hiro teleports into a women's restroom in "Genesis", tells him to stop trying to be special. In the next episode, "Don't Look Back", when Hiro calls from New York City five weeks in the future, Hiro calls Ando at work but instead is told by Ando that Hiro has been missing for five weeks. In "One Giant Leap" Ando comes to accept Hiro's powers after seeing a comic book Hiro brought from the future and Hiro stopping time to save a schoolgirl from a traffic accident. He agrees to accompany Hiro on his travels to the United States to "fulfill their destiny." Although initially reluctant to start out on what he thinks of as a suicide mission, he eventually develops a strong loyalty to Hiro, and takes to the mission in earnest. List of Heroes episodes Genesis is the pilot episode of the first season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... Dont Look Back is the second episode of the NBC supernatural drama series Heroes. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... One Giant Leap is the third episode of the NBC supernatural drama series Heroes. ...


Although not part of the main cast, Ando has appeared in every episode through the sixteenth, "Unexpected", his first absence being in the episode "Company Man". Ando Masahashi's series episode count is surpassed only by Claire, Mr. Bennet and Hiro. Unexpected is the sixteenth episode of the NBC drama series Heroes. ... Company Man is the seventeenth episode of the NBC drama series Heroes. ... This is a list of recurring actors on the US television show Heroes. ...


The pair run into trouble in Las Vegas in "Collision" when he convinces Hiro to use his powers to cheat at gambling, and the two are later beaten up by their victims. After an argument, Ando leaves Hiro to visit Niki Sanders, whom he has watched strip online back in Japan. When he realizes that he and Niki didn't have a real relationship, he returns to accompany Hiro on his hero's journey. The two separate again in "Seven Minutes to Midnight", when Hiro fails to return from the past, where he has gone to save Charlie Andrews, a waitress killed at a diner they visited on the way to New York. Ando is still waiting for Hiro to return in "Homecoming" when Peter Petrelli arrives to complete his own personal mission to save Claire Bennet from Sylar. Ando admits to Peter that he cannot do much without Hiro. When Hiro returns to present-day Midland in "Fallout", Ando accompanies him to meet Isaac Mendez. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Collision is the fourth episode of the NBC supernatural drama series Heroes. ... Niki Sanders is a fictional character portrayed by Ali Larter in the television series Heroes. ... A cam whore (sometimes cam-whore or cam-slut)[1] is an individual who exposes himself or herself on the Internet with webcam software in exchange for goods, usually via enticing viewers to purchase items on their wish lists or add to their online accounts. ... Seven Minutes to Midnight is the eighth episode of the NBC supernatural drama series Heroes. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes and the Heroes graphic novels. ... List of Heroes episodes Homecoming is the ninth episode of the first season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... Peter Petrelli, portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia, is a fictional character on the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... Claire Bennet, portrayed by Hayden Panettiere, is a fictional character on the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... Gabriel Gray, commonly known by his assumed name of Sylar, is a fictional character and main antagonist on the NBC drama Heroes. ... Fallout is the eleventh episode of the NBC sci-fi drama series Heroes. ... Isaac Mendez is a fictional character in the NBC drama Heroes, portrayed by Santiago Cabrera. ...


Two weeks later, in "Godsend", Hiro and Ando arrive in New York, where they go to the Museum of Natural History and examine a katana once owned by Takezo Kensei. Hiro believes the sword will help him control his powers and steals the one on the display. However, this one turns out to be a replica made by Mr. Linderman. Back at Isaac's loft, they meet Simone Deveaux, an art dealer who sells many of Isaac's paintings to Linderman. Simone recommends Hiro travel back to Las Vegas and meet Linderman. Godsend is the twelfth episode of the NBC supernatural drama series Heroes. ... There are many Museums of Natural History around the world, including: American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. ... For other uses, see Katana (disambiguation). ... Look up replica in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mr. ... Simone Deveaux is a fictional character in the TV series Heroes. ...


In "Run!", Ando and Hiro meet Hope, who convinces them to retrieve a bag from the hotel room of her violent lover. With Ando's urging, the pair breaks into the room by impersonating room service. When Hiro recommends they leave, Ando locks him out of the room and continues searching for the bag. He then accompanies Hope, without Hiro, out of the hotel, and it is revealed that the bag really contained gambling chips belonging to Steve Gustavson. In "Unexpected", Ando is shot in the arm in a shootout between Hope and Steve Gustavson. After this, Hiro tells Ando to go back to Japan. Run! is the fifteenth episode of the NBC superhero drama series Heroes. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes and the Heroes graphic novels. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes and the Heroes graphic novels. ... Unexpected is the sixteenth episode of the NBC drama series Heroes. ...


Later, in "Parasite", it is revealed that Ando followed Hiro instead of going back to Japan. Ando impersonates one of Linderman's guards and helps Hiro obtain the sword, though other guards are alerted by the theft. To escape, Hiro teleports with Ando to post-apocalyptic New York City. Ando and Hiro go to Isaac Mendez's apartment, where they encounter Future Hiro. List of Heroes episodes Parasite is the eighteenth episode of the first season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ...


In "The Hard Part", Ando tells Hiro that he needs to kill Sylar to stop the bomb. When Hiro has doubts about killing Sylar, Ando reveals that Sylar kills him (Ando) in the future timeline and that he needs Hiro to save his life. Ando then shows Hiro his death in a 9th Wonders! comic book. After Hiro unsuccessfully attempts to kill Sylar, he and Ando teleport to safety, where they discover that the sword has been broken. Attempting to have the sword repaired, Ando and Hiro encounter Hiro's father. Ando cautions Hiro that his father will attempt to interfere with their mission; when Hiro goes to speak with him alone, Ando, fearing that his friend has lost faith, goes to seek out and kill Sylar himself. The Hard Part is the twenty-first episode in the NBC drama series Heroes. ... Hiro Nakamura reads the 9th Wonders! comic he picks up in the future. ...


In "How to Stop an Exploding Man", Ando goes to Isaac's loft and finds Sylar. However, Sylar overpowers him and throws him against the wall and pins him there. Ando drops his 9th Wonders! comic book, which Sylar reads and laughs at the picture of Hiro stabbing him. Sylar starts to cut Ando's neck when Hiro arrives by teleportation into the loft. Hiro distracts Sylar and teleports to Ando then travels back to the offices of Yamagato industries back in Tokyo, where their journey started. Hiro gives Ando the Helix sword, promising to return, before he finally teleports to Kirby Plaza to kill Sylar with Ando's sword. List of Heroes episodes How to Stop an Exploding Man is the twenty-third and final episode of the first season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... Gabriel Gray, commonly known by his assumed name of Sylar, is a fictional character and main antagonist on the NBC drama Heroes. ...


"Heroism Is Found In The Heart"

In the graphic novel "Heroism Is Found In The Heart" it reveals what happened to Ando after he was teleported back to Japan.


After being teleported back to Yamagato Industries, Ando meets with Kaito Nakamura, who reassigns Ando to Hiro's former position. Ando finds himself working on the same floor as Kimiko. Despite another employee's discouragement, Ando pursues Kimiko's heart. He stays at work until after 9:00 pm waiting for Kimiko, then asks to walk her home. However, when they leave the building, they are confronted by a menacing group of bikers. Ando, recognizing Fumio Fukazawa and his biker gang, wonders why they are in front of Yamagato. Ando learns that Fukazawa is pursuing Kimiko, and he begins to understand Fumio's desires. When the gang give chase through the streets of Tokyo, Ando slips in a fountain, inadvertently causing a distraction. He gets on a bike Kimiko has secured, plans to heroically give Kimiko a helmet, but accidentally drops the gear into the road, momentarily thwarting the bikers. Later, when he and Kimiko are trapped, Ando promises to protect Kimiko with his life. He bravely faces the gang. When they run away, Ando kisses Kimiko, both unaware that it was really Kaito who scared the pursuers away.


Season Two

Ando returns to New York and waits for Hiro to return, along with Kaito. Kaito receives a death threat, and tells Ando to get his sword for protection. However, just as Ando returns with the sword, a man appears and knocks Kaito off the roof. Ando runs to the edge of the building and looks down in horror at his friend's father's battered body. He later talks to the police about what happened, where he is reunited with the now detective Matt Parkman. Parkman asks Ando what the helix sign is about, seen on the found picture of Kaito with the same signal on it. Ando explains it means "Godsend great talent", a Japanese sign and mark of Takezo Kensei, a great Japanese hero. Matt tells Ando he needs to talk to Hiro, to which Ando replies, "So do I," as he does not know where (or when) Hiro is, or if he is alive. It is unknown whether he remembers the dark future's version Matt Parkman as the man who tortured and killed his friend, both present and future, respectively. Ando then receives letters from Hiro within Takezo Kensei's sword in Kindred. Thanks to the help of a specialist he manages to read them bit by bits. However since it ends before Hiro's return, Ando worries about what could have happened to his friend.


In "Out of Time", Ando and Hiro are finally reunited with each other in the present once Hiro leaves 1671. As a souvenir, he brings him back the charred helmet of Takezo Kensei. However, he's the bearer of bad news when he tells Hiro his father was murdered during his absence. List of Heroes episodes Out of Time is the seventh episode of the second season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. ... Takezo Kensei ) is a fictional character in the NBC science fiction drama Heroes, portrayed by David Anders. ...


Alternate future

In "Five Years Gone", Hiro discovers from the future Peter Petrelli that Ando was killed in the explosion. Peter speculates that it was Ando's death that changed Future Hiro from the optimistic, sanguine person Ando knows into the focused warrior he has become. Five Years Gone is the twentieth episode in the NBC drama series Heroes. ...


 
 

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