Gillian Petrelli
Gillian Petrelli
Portrayed By Sophia Bush
Sex Female
Status Registered Evolved
Ability Ability Augmentation
Age 32
Date of Birth October 29, 1986
Date of Death ????
Occupation Archivist at Pinehearst Inc., Socialite
Family Victor Childs (brother), Jennifer Childs (sister, deceased), Arthur Petrelli (father-in-law), Angela Petrelli (mother-in-law, deceased), Nathan Petrelli (brother-in-law, imprisoned), and Nate Petrelli (son)
Significant Other Peter Petrelli (husband)
First Appearance Ignorance Is Bliss
Last Appearance There's No Place Like Home, Part III
It's your day believe it, it's your date with destiny
It's too late to leave it, after all it's your it's your party
Call it luck, call it fate, call me beautiful to my face
Call it out to my suprise, it's just how you made it

Out of my way I'm running, I'm gonna catch you if I can
Out of my way I'm coming, I'm gonna catch you if I can
Out of my way I'm running, I'm gonna catch you if I can
Out of my way start running, I'm gonna catch you


Character History:

It started with a card.

A rendevous of sorts that led Gillian, eventually, into the front doors of Pinehearst's building in Fort Lee. Though she didn't officially begin working with them exclusively until Sylar was taken in by HomeSec, she did make deals with them. 2010 led to her actually working with them a great deal, specifically in the archives where her training as a librarian would be of the most use. To start, she had no access to secret projects.

In 2011, Gillian enjoyed minor media attention in the shadow of some of the brighter members of Phoenix. She did accept the Medal of Honor due to her assistance in saving the world, and she grew closer to her Phoenix compatriots. When Helena and Peter became engaged, she was told and seemed happy for them. Until of course everything blew to pieces. Gillian had actually been at the speech, though she was not one of the fourteen casualties. She saw some of her friends die, and she was injured by the same bomb that killed them. Medicine had already gone a long way. Working for Pinehearst had benifits.

On September 17th, 2011, she assisted Arthur and Peter Petrelli in their changing of the ruined Manhattan, and at the same time she began to grow closer to her lost friend's former fiancee. It started out comfort. It turned into more. Every relationship has ups and downs, theirs included, but they ended up getting married in early 2012.

Their marriage immediately became a public spectacle and media frenzy. People liked sap stories. Fairytale weddings are rarely what they appear, though. By marriage into the Petrelli family, Gillian gained more access to things she wouldn't have had before, raising higher and higher in the ranks of Pinehearsts archives, until she began getting access to secret things. Things that she did nothing at all to argue against or try to stop. By all accounts, she supports the actions of her place of employement, even the secret ones. This has continued until this day. At 32, she's one of the top archivists in Pinehearst, with access to many secret things, and she lives a life of media attention and respect. She's also filthy rich.

Evolved Human Ability:

She's a lot stronger than before, but has become much more focused as a result. She can no longer boost large groups of people, nor can she boost at a large distance. She must be able to see the people, and they must be close at hand if not in physical contact with her. She can not boost more than two people at a time anymore. This is the disadvantage gained by increasing her control and learning to turn her ability off completely. The level of augmentation now has stages. The higher the augmentation, the more they and she glow, and the shade of purple also dictates the level.

Dark purple is raw, usually minor or uncontrolled augmentation. Violet is higher level. The highest of all is nearly white.


  • Wasn't always a socialite. See Gillian of 2009.
  • Tattoos, all the visible ones, have been removed. She still has the yin/yang tattoo on her left wrist which she always covers with bracelets, and she likely has more in private areas that only her husband would be able to see.
    • At least until Deckard, at Gabriel's request, invaded her privacy, the bastard! The remaining tattoo is the bio-hazard symbol on her inner thigh, a triangular symbol of some kind of her hip/butt and a vine blooming with flowers wrapped around her waist.
  • Never wears watches of any kind.
  • Never swears in public, even when frustrated or surprised.
  • The engagement ring she wears had actually been given to Helena Dean first. The wedding band is all hers, though.
  • Donates and raises funds for: restoring the New York City Libraries, local hospitals, local police department, and more.
  • Also spends a lot of money on clothes and shoes.
  • Despite problems with her husband and a close friendship with a police officer, she remains faithful to her vows.
  • She is a Scorpio (Western Zodiac).
    • Positive: Passionate, secretive, powerful, keenly perceptive, deep, leader, complex, analytical, inquisitive, resourceful, magnetic, intense, hypnotic, sexual, perspicacious, creative, vigorous, untameable, ambitious.
    • Negative: Can be jealous, controlling, possessive, deceitful, cruel, arrogant, selfish.
  • She is a Tiger (Chinese Zodiac).
    • Positive: Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous.
    • Negative: Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish.


t_gillian_volume06.jpg As the wife of Peter Petrelli, Gillian of 2019 has raised to heights making her an important public figure, even if her marriage has dark clouds on the corners. Many of her past relationships have been broken or lost, but when faced with people from the past who might destroy everything she has come to value and love, she chooses to help them, rather than work against them. Even at the cost of her happiness and her beloved son.
Date Title Summary Participants
05/09/2011 Ignorance Is Bliss Helena and Peter just got engaged and Helena wants to share the good news with two of her close friends. Cat, Helena
04/04/2019 BFF (Badass Future Friends) While she's happily married in the public eye, Gillian has a secret friendship with a police officer. It borders on something more than friendship without ever crossing that line. Magnes
04/09/2019 Class At least one person at the party appreciates Gillian's dress. Deckard
Best Dressed Lie There are lies and there are truths and there are lies that are dressed up for the public eye. Gabriel
High Society's Ballroom Notoriety, Part I The events in the Ballroom at the Gala. A lot
High Society's Ballroom Notoriety, Part II The events in the Auction Room at the Gala A lot again
04/10/2019 The Lost Girls While walking in the park late at night drunk (much to the displeasure of her driver), Gillian walks into a lost girl who shouldn't be there, but she is. Helena
04/15/2019 Not Guaranteed A dreamer comes back and Gillian discovers her worst fear. What happens to a present when the past is changing? Eve
04/16/2019 Possibilities When she finally sees her husband again, a few things are revealed that cause quite a bit of damage, something that two little words tries to help repair. Peter
04/29/2019 Fight to Live Gillian meets up with Helena and gives her an ultimatum. Helena
05/05/2019 Til The End Of Forever Confessions are made, and all Gillian wants is one promise in return for everything she's gone through. Peter
And Back Again An already emotional night turns even more heart wrenching when a happy couple shows up with paintings and a demand to cease helping the time travelers. Eileen, Gabriel, Peter
05/06/2019 Time Travelers Anonymous The time displaced meet up to try and figure out how to get back. A lot
05/08/2019 Off With Her Head In a surprising turn of events, Gillian tries to kill Helena. And nearly kills herself in the attempt. Another person switches sides against the time travelers as well, to further complicate things. Abby, Helena, Teo
05/11/2019 Watching The Clock After eight years, letters that should have been sent are finally delivered. Gabriel
05/14/2019 There's No Place Like Home, Part I It's time to send them home, and pray the world doesn't end. Many
There's No Place Like Home, Part III The end. Continued. Many


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