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|Interpretado por||Malcolm McDowell|
|Fecha de la muerte||November 7, 2006|
|Hogar||Las Vegas, NV|
|Ocupaciones||Founder/CEO of the Linderman Group, Leader in the Company, formerly a U.S. Army medic|
Daniel Linderman fue un excéntrico hombre de negocios y fundador del Grupo Linderman, una organización localizada en Las Vegas usando el Casino Montecito y alrededores como una tapadera para las actividades ilegales de La Compañía, en la cual era un miembro de gran importancia aparte de miembro de un grupo de doce fundadores. Irónicamente, siendo alguien que causaba mucho dolor y destrucción, era un humano evolucionado con la habilidad de curar.
Niki tells Tina about the thugs, and that Mr. Linderman will track her down regardless of who is responsible for their deaths. She decides to run.
Linderman sends a corrupt police officer to retrieve Niki.
In the Montecito Casino, Linderman's hotel manager, Miss Sakamoto, makes a deal with Niki: in exchange for seducing Nathan Petrelli, Linderman will forgive her debt. Nathan visits Linderman's casino in Las Vegas hoping to obtain money for his campaign. Niki and Nathan meet up and spend some time together, but when Niki tries to back out of the deal, another of Linderman's thugs tries to change her mind.
Miss Sakamoto tells Niki that Mr. Linderman has reviewed the tape of her alter-ego's encounter with Nathan and discharges her debt. She later tells Nathan that the video is a favor he will repay Mr. Linderman for later. However, Nathan senses that this means his election is more important to Linderman than he believed, and leverages more money out of him.
Simone Deveaux tells Peter Petrelli that Mr. Linderman has bought Isaac Mendez's missing painting. Nathan talks with Linderman over the phone to attempt to retrieve the painting for his brother. Linderman sends the painting to Simone's gallery.
At Peter's graduation party, Nathan Petrelli tells his brother that the DA wants him to prosecute Mr. Linderman, which may cause trouble for their father. As Nathan and Heidi Petrelli are driving home, a van rear ends them, causing their car to crash. At the hospital, Nathan tells Peter that it was Mr. Linderman's goons, in response to him thinking about taking the case. Nathan says he will go through with the case if Peter gives a deposition, which he agrees to. The morning of the deposition, Nathan comes to Peter's apartment to tell him the deposition on Mr. Linderman has been canceled after their father died from an apparent heart attack.
In New York City, Hiro Nakamura discovers that the sword of Takezo Kensei he thought he'd stolen from the Museum of Natural History is only a replica—and that the original is owned by Mr. Linderman. When Simone learns of this, she gives Hiro the dinosaur painting and says she will arrange a meeting with Linderman, explaining that he's a big client of hers who buys every one of Isaac's paintings that he can.
Mr. Linderman sends Aron Malsky to have Niki released from prison. Aron tells Niki that she is being exonerated, as a death row inmate has confessed to all the crimes with which Niki was being charged.
Mr. Linderman hires Jessica Sanders as an assassin to kill Aron Malsky, who apparently stole the $2 million that D.L. returned. After successfully killing Malsky, Linderman sends her another contract — targeting Nathan Petrelli.
Jessica, on track for her mission to kill Nathan at the request of Mr. Linderman, goes to Las Vegas, where Nathan is going while cooperating with the FBI in order to expose Linderman. However, Linderman is aware of the plan, and sends Jessica to eliminate them.
At the same time, Hiro, having gotten past security with the aid of Nathan, delivers the newest painting of Isaac Mendez to the curator. He also manages to acquire the sword, and even reunites with Ando. Linderman's thugs try to stop them, but Hiro and Ando teleport away, their mission successful.
Niki, managing to take control, warns Nathan of everything at his hotel room. Though Niki tells Nathan to run since his betrayal is now clear, Nathan has a different idea: he will kill Linderman.
Nathan is lead to the kitchen in the lower floors of the hotel, where Linderman is cooking. Linderman discusses the concepts of happiness and meaning, stating that one can't have both in life. Nathan, having heard enough of Linderman, draws the gun given to him by Niki. Linderman, however, remains calm, telling Nathan that he knows all about Nathan's ability, along with his brother's and daughter's, and countless others, breaking down a major wall around Nathan. Linderman then guarantees Nathan that he will win the election, and later on get into the White House, by "fluke circumstances". Linderman offers him a life of meaning, and then casually returns to cooking. Nathan still contemplates shooting him, but ultimately doesn't go through with it.
In 1968, "Austin" is on a boat with his war buddies en route to a Vietnamese base. He is a loner who likes to read books. When Loredo snatches his book away, Dallas tries (to no avail) to get Austin to open up. Suddenly, a shoot-out occurs. After the death of all his companions except Dallas, Austin uses his powers to completely heal Dallas's wound.
Dallas commands an uneasy Austin to use his powers to repeatedly heal a tortured soldier. Dallas and Austin finally find the sought-after Skyhawk, but the entire crew is dead. When Austin explains that he can't heal the dead, Dallas calls Austin a freak. Austin recounts his last night at home, when he unsuspectingly healed his mother and subsequently left when his mother and father grew fearful of him.
When Dallas expresses a desire to carry on the mission and kill inhabitants of a peaceful village called Au Co, Austin protests. However, he thinks of the good it might cause, and then decides to join in the destruction.
Austin and Dallas prepare for the invasion of Au Co. When Austin questions attacking civilians, they both witness a girl seemingly raise massive vegetables from the soil. Austin tries to note that she's like him, only to be interrupted by Dallas commenting on how the mission can end the war. After being ordered to get the explosives ready, Austin sets them up to detonate at 15:30. After the explosives detonate, Dallas and Austin proceed to take out targets. After a woman scream "Au Co" towards the girl with a special ability, he tackles Dallas to prevent him from shooting her, both coming to realize the girl is the mission, not the village.
Austin's effort to keep Dallas from shooting Au Co fails, and Dallas restrains Austin until she dies to keep him from healing her. At their base, both receive medals for their actions on the mission, but Austin refuses to corroborate Dallas's description of how Austin healed his wounds. Later, "Austin" meets with his former unit sergeant, "Dallas", in Central Park. Austin says he finally understands the sacrifices Dallas had to make for the greater good. Saying he believes they can do great things together, he finally introduces himself by his real name: Linderman.
Linderman shows Nathan his art collection. Linderman claims to be a humanitarian who wants to heal the world and demonstrates his intent by healing a dying flower. When Nathan recognizes Hiro in one of the paintings, Linderman says to tell him he wants his sword back. Regarding Isaac's painting of the explosion, Linderman speaks of a time when he and other evolved humans worked together to make the world better until some of them became greedy. He learned that he couldn't heal one person at a time; he had to think big. He claims the explosion will serve as a catalyst for healing the whole world, not just individuals. Nathan says the explosion will destroy half of New York City, but Linderman says that's less than .07% of the world's population--an acceptable loss by anyone's standard. He says Nathan will be able to lead people in the aftermath. Nathan argues that he's losing the election anyway, but Linderman says he hasn't left that to chance and shows a painting of Nathan in the White House. Nathan points out that the explosion is caused by his own brother, but Linderman says that's Peter's part to play.
Linderman summons Jessica to the Corinthian Casino to ask a favor: to borrow Micah's talent. He promises he'll help Micah achieve something monumental, but Jessica refuses. He tells her the request was merely a courtesy, but Jessica tells him he's not taking her son.
At the Sanderses' home, Jessica prepares to take Micah to Linderman, but Linderman meets them at the house and introduces himself. He asks Micah if he'd like to save the world. As Micah rides off in Linderman's limo, Candice drops her Jessica illusion.
Candice Willmer speaks to Mr. Linderman on the phone in a high-rise building where she is watching over Micah. Candice expresses her qualms about "babysitting", but Linderman says something over the line to sway Candice back to the job.
Linderman convinces a reluctant Micah to do as he's told at the polling place by promising him that afterwards he'll be reunited with his parents, and receive enough money "to live happily ever after." After the election, D.L. and Jessica find Linderman alone in his office and demand to know Micah's whereabouts. After his failed attempt to bribe Jessica to kill D.L., Linderman pulls a gun and fires at Niki, but D.L. jumps in front of her and takes the bullet. When Linderman continues to threaten Niki, D.L. phases his hand into Linderman's head from behind and damages his brain, killing him.
"You see, I think there comes a time when a man has to ask himself whether he wants a life of happiness or a life of meaning."
"I'd like to have both."
"It can't be done. Two very different paths. I mean, to be truly happy a man must live absolutely in the present, and with no thought of what's gone before, and no thought of what lies ahead. But a life of meaning, a man is condemned to wallow in the past, and obsess about the future."
"An explosion of that magnitude would destroy half the population of New York City like that (*snap*)."
"There's six and a half billion people on the planet. That's less than point-zero-seven percent. Come on, that's an acceptable loss by anyone's count."
"You should have taken the money."
- It is unclear what role (if any) Mr. Linderman played in the death row inmate's confession to Jessica's crimes. (Distractions)
- Mr. Linderman's Vietnam War history is recorded in a partially censored file found in the Pentagon. In it, his codename is listed as "Austin".
- Mr. Linderman's exact age is unknown. However, Jason Badower says he remembers reading an email stating that Linderman was 18 years old in November 1968. This would make him about 56 years old in November 2006.
- McDowell said on his character, "The man is a healer. He has obviously got a wonderful side to him. He's wonderful with children, wonderful with pets. What more can I say about him? He's the life and soul of a party. He tells a good joke. He's a delightful man and the kind of person that would be a very fine uncle to your children. But having said that, there is a side to him which is a little bit dark, he has this power thing. And he feels that, and I'm not saying that I feel that which is what he feels obviously, is that the world is in such a state that the human race is so decadent and out of - is that me? No. Anyway that, he thinks the answer to that is starting again. And it's obviously a kind of strange way of going about things but there are other people on this planet at the moment I'd say that think the same unfortunately, and they are dangerous. And Linderman, I don't know. He must have had quite an unhappy childhood I think for him to have taken it that far." 
- Tim Kring said, "I looked at Linderman almost as a Bond villain. The Bond movies always have someone new and interesting; Linderman was our first. He was our Dr. No."
- In chapter 5 of the Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint videos by the Yamagato Fellowship, Mr. Linderman is called "Daniel Linderman." He is also mentioned by name on corinthianlasvegas.com, and confirmed by Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite in this CBR Q&A discussion.
- Mr. Linderman is widely know to have the largest collection of Kensei artifacts in the world. Most guarded of these treasures is Kensei's sword, which Linderman never lends out. He claimed to have received the sword in 1977. (Sword Saint)
- According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a "linder" is "a woollen waistcoat or undershirt".
- In French, the similar-sounding "lendemain" means "the next day" or "the immediate future".
- Mr. Linderman's office in the Kirby Plaza building is on the fifty-first floor.
- For articles related to Mr. Linderman, see Related Articles:Mr. Linderman.
- For other uses of Linderman, see Linderman (disambig).
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