Introverted Thinking (Ti): Micah has a logical mind. He’s widely regarded as a “genius” by everyone who meets him. When given a brand new computer by his grandfather, he takes it into his room and disassembles it in order to understand how it works and presumably, to build an even better computer in the process. His heroic abilities are tied to technology and his intimate understanding of patterns and theories makes it easy for him to use them to his advantage.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): He senses what is happening with the people around him, and instinctively knows whether he is dealing with his mother or “Jessica.” He knows what she does for “work” even though it’s a secret. Micah is a natural with patterns, and is both a realist in attending to details and an idealist in his desire to be a part of something greater and see his mother saved. He is creative in coming up with new ideas, and excited by possibilities.
Introverted Sensing (Si): The details his mother forgets to attend to, Micah handles with relative ease, including getting himself ready for school in the morning. He notices when things have changed in his environment, and has a good memory for previous information. Micah is very knowledgeable about the things that interest him, indicating intense study and attentiveness to detail. He is comfortable with a routine and not always happy to deviate from it.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Though not overly emotional himself, Micah cares about his parents very much. He gives his mother affirmation and comfort when she needs it, but is also up front about his own feelings whenever he is crossed. He thrives when others approve of him and encourage him in his pursuits.
It might not have worked, but I’m disappointed that Micah and Sylar didn’t stick together after the escape. Firstly, Micah showed faith in him when everyon still thought he was irredeemable. Secondly, if they had, Micah showed just enough of a manipulative streak to stay alive, and enough conviction to keep his own morals intact. It would have been VERY interesting to watch.
You know what? Looking back on Heroes there were a lot of things I disliked like WHERE DID WEST GO? AND MOLLY? AND MICAH? AND MONICA? And tons of others that just were dropped in between seasons like seriously.
But most of all WHERE IN ALL LORDS DID CLAUDE GO?
(I guess it makes sense we never found him again - being invisible and all)
I need to express how much I feel like they missed a gem with Nathan/Tommy and Micah.
Nathan was getting mysterious texts. We literally all thought it was Micah and were bitterly disappointed when it wasn’t. But imagine if it was Micah?
Even in his wired up state he still can peek through and tweak tiny bits of tech here and there: plug a particularly irritating popup virus on Erika’s computer that just never goes away even when she gets a new computer brought in (because the teen leader of the evo revolution can be petty give him a break she locked him in a tank with a wire in his neck), access a few cameras just to remember what the outside world looks like, sending warning/advisory texts to the only half of the messiahs with a phone. He can’t do anything large scale, but he can still do tid bits… they tire him out and he can’t do anymore for a while, but they’re always worth it.
Now imagine Tommy is frightened and running from the Killer Couple of Terminators and teleports himself by accident while thinking about where the texts were coming from. He pings back and finds Micah shut in a tank, and realises who he is when he gets a text through reading “Hi. Help?”.
“Who are you?” “Micah. In the tank” “Oh my god!” “Yeah. It sucks”
And on from there really. Gay road trip trying to find Malina and stop the worse sun tan anyone’s ever going to get? Or Micah being ultimate big brother and making sure Nathan does get locked in some virtual prison, shot, hunted or anything like that with the help of Nathan’s besties Emily and Brad.
Whether you want it shippy or just friendship, it utilises Micah a lot more than what the series did with him.
I would love to see old Heroes characters in Heroes Reborn.
Unfortunately, one of my faves is Micah and since he was a kid/teen and it’s been a few years since the series ended, the only way he’ll appear is if the new series also skips a few years and/or they have another alternate future.
I was really upset that Micah didn’t get a bigger part in the series after he learnt about his ability. I was quite happy to see him as ‘Rebel’ but after Sylar helped him escape I thought they had missed out on a really big opportunity given Micah’s gift was to control machines; there’s so much they could have done with that!