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Nach einer langen Reise erlangt Hiro das Schwert.
|In Besitz von:||Hiro Nakamura, Takezo Kensei|
|Aktueller Status:||von Hiro an Ando weitergegeben|
When Peter delivers the message to present-day Hiro, he tells Ando Masahashi about the sword. When Ando translates, Hiro is definitely impressed and begins miming a swordfight.
In the Museum of Natural History in New York City, Hiro finds a sword which belonged to the legendary Japanese warlord Takezo Kensei. Believing it will help him focus his Kräfte, he slows time and steals it from its case. Outside the museum, however, he discovers it is a replica: the real sword is in the possession of the Linderman Group. When he tells Isaac and Simone about it, Simone agrees to arrange a meeting with Mr. Linderman and gives him the Dinosaur Painting to take with him.
In a parking garage, Hiro is determined to steal the sword to focus his powers. Ando points out the Catch-22: he cannot obtain the sword without using his powers. Hiro believes there is a way, and that the sword has many lessons to teach. Ando believes the sword is simply for killing.
After delivering the painting, Hiro distracts Linderman's curator by asking for a shipping slip. While he is away, Hiro searches on the computer in Linderman's archives for "SWORD, KENSEI", where the container with the sword comes out of the filing system. As Hiro goes to get the sword from a ladder, the curator switches a security mechanism that locks down the archives. A security guard comes, only to knock the curator unconscious. Hiro triumphantly retrieves the sword, and as security enter the locked room, Hiro and Ando teleport to the future on the rooftop of the Deveaux building, overlooking a wrecked New York City skyline.
Future Hiro uses his sword five years in the future to threaten an officer. Later, while looking at his string web, he remembers when his former self used the sword to stab Sylar, but to no avail--Sylar regenerated from the stab wound. Finally, Future Hiro returns to Isaacs Wohnung, and encounters Hiro; both Hiros draw their weapons.
Future Hiro and Hiro discuss the past, both in possession of the sword (a future and a past sword). Hiro is detained by Matt, where he takes the past sword away from him. Future Hiro, Ando and Peter break into the Homeland Security building to free Hiro. Future Hiro kills multiple guards then heads to save Hiro. After Future Hiro is killed, Mohinder gives Hiro the future sword and tells him to leave. Then, Hiro and Ando travel to the present.
After stopping time, Hiro draws his sword to Sylar's neck. When bringing his sword back to attack, time resumes speed, where Sylar catches the sword, freezing it. Hiro and Ando teleport to Isaacs Wohnung, only to find the sword is broken in two.
With the sword broken, Hiro and Ando find a repair shop to take the sword to. While there, Kaito encounters the two and asks to speak to Hiro. Hiro tells his father that the sword was broken while trying to kill Sylar, but Kaito tells him the journey restored his ability, not the sword.
The sword is repaired, and Kaito hands it back to Hiro as he leaves to search for Ando. After teleporting away from Sylar, Hiro and Ando arrive at Yamagato Industries, where Hiro hands his sword over to Ando. Stating "It is not the sword, it is the man. This man is ready," Hiro takes Ando's sword and teleports to Kirby Plaza to battle Sylar.
"I really need to find that sword..."
"That sword is my destiny. The samurai's weapon must be used with honor. And respect. The sword has many lessons to teach."
"Swords are for killing. That's why they're sharp."
- According to corinthianlasvegas.com, the sword is made of leather, steel, and wood, circa 1580.
- The sword appears to help Hiro focus his powers. With the sword in his possession, his face seems calm and serene when using his powers, as opposed to the the intense effort he seemed to need before he obtained the sword.
- Hiro's sword bears resemblance to Future Trunks's sword from Dragon Ball Z.
- According to one of Hiro's blog entries, Kensei called his sword 自由刀 (jiyuutou).
The symbol appears on the hilt of the katana.
Takezo Kensei is the original owner of the sword.
Ando notices a similarity between The Symbol and two Japanese characters.
Hiro reaches for the sword.
- Katana -- Wikipedia