Mr. Linderman is the secondary antagonist in Volume One and was originally an unseen character, and was played by Malcolm McDowell when he finally did appear. He is a well-known mobster with ties to several of the main characters. He is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is an avid chef and collector of art and antiquities, and has a large collection Isaac Mendez's art.
Mr. Linderman was never shown for the first 17 episodes. He was only mentioned by name. He has many of Isaac's paintings as well as the sword Hiro Nakamura required. He has supplied Nathan Petrelli's political campaign with money. However, he is sought after by the authorities who seem to think he's doing illegal things. It is often implied that he is some sort of Las Vegas styled mob boss. He has hired Jessica Sanders as an assassin. It is revealed in 1961 that Linderman, Angela Petrelli, and Robert Bishop were all present at Coyote Sands during the program to try and neutralize abilities. After the massacre at Coyote Sands,the few survivors, including Linderman agreed to form the Company, to keep the abilities a secret, "no matter the cost".
Don't Look BackEdit
One Giant LeapEdit
In Collision, at the Montecito Casino, one of Mr. Linderman's subordinates tells Niki that he's willing to forget her debt if she seduces Nathan Petrelli. Nathan arrives at the same casino to obtain some money for his political campaign, and Niki later meets with him. She refuses to get involved with him and goes to an elevator. However, a thug threatens to harm Micah. Jessica then takes over and goes to Nathan's room and sleeps with him.
Death and Ghost LifeEdit
After DL kills Linderman, some time later, Linderman appears as a Ghost, and discusses things with Nathan. Later it is revealed that Daphne could also interact with Linderman. It is later revealed that Linderman's "ghost" is in fact an illusion created by Maury Parkman.
Before he died, Linderman used his powers to heal Nathan's wife's disability so that she could walk again.