The Mutants: Pathways of the Heart

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Os Mutantes - Caminhos do Coração
Los Mutantes - Caminos del Corazon
Logo
Created by Tiago Santiago
Starring

Bianca Rinaldi
Leonardo Vieira
Maytê Piragibe
Babi Xavier
Felipe Folgosi
Julianne Trevisol
Gabriel Braga Nunes
Nanda Ziegler
Petrônio Gontijo
Paulo Nigro
Giselle Policarpo
Liliana Castro
Pedro Malta

and big cast
Opening theme Planeta Sonho Milton Nascimento
Country of origin Brazil
Original language(s) Portuguese
No. of episodes 243
Broadcast
Original channel Rede Record
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run June 3, 2008 – March 23, 2009
Chronology
Followed by Promessas de Amor
External links
Website

Os Mutantes: Caminhos do Coração (Portuguese for The Mutants: Pathways of the Heart) is a Brazilian telenovela originally aired on Rede Record.

Plot[edit]

The first season of Caminhos do Coração contains: The revelation of the mystery of Maria's kidnapping, the discovery of the identity of the person responsible for the crimes of the now bankrupt biotech company Progênese, the transformation of Julia Zaccarias to Juli Di Trevi, the identity she assumed after taking rejuvenating serum, and the disclosure of Mariana, mother of twins Maria and Samira.

Changes continue to spread, transforming men and women in vampires, felines, snakes, spiders and werewolves, which attack the streets of São Paulo, disseminating evil, as an epidemic. The terrified population pursues all mutants.

Maria and Marcelo meet the League of Well (composed of Noah, Cleo, Tony, Bobby, Janet, Vavá, Pachola, Perpétua, Leonor, Lúcio, Bianca, Juno, Tati, Kaspar, Ágata, Aquiles, Cris, Yara, Nathy, Valente, Simone, Newton, Marisa, Willie, Erica, Eugene, Angela and Clare) in the mansion that belonged to the Mayer family. This becomes the refuge and general headquarters of the well mutants.

Samira is the twin sister of Maria, stuck in the laboratory of Dr. Júlia since birth and for 30 years. She was reported as dead. Samira is the most powerful and evil mutant, as she can absorb all the powers of other mutants. She is the right arm of Dr. Júlia Zaccarias, transformed into Dr. Juli Di Trevi, aiming to exterminate all who thwart her.

DEPECOM[edit]

DEPECOM (DEpartamento de PEsquisa e COntrole de Mutantes, which in Portuguese stands for DEpartment of REsearch and COntrol of Mutants), is restructured, and rises to the latest generation technology to stop the mutants.

The DEPECOM is divided into two wings. One is composed of Marcelo, Miguel, Aline, Marta, Beto and Ernesto, who want to hold the violent in prison, and preserve the peaceful. They investigate the Evil League (composed of Juli, Samira, Gór, Taveira, Eric, Metamorpho, Fernando, Ariadne, Draco and Telê), which was organized in São Paulo, and their commanders: Juli and Gó. This wing gathers mutant gray wolves, vampires, werewolves, snakes, spiders and other dangerous creatures. The second wing is represented by Fredo and Adolfo, who want to exterminate all mutants, including peaceful.

The Mystery of Valente[edit]

Valente discovers confidential information in the Omega File, revealing that Julia is an alien. Valente pays the price for these discoveries. He is attacked by Fredo and his followers; he survives, but loses his memory. He has only one portfolio, with some papers, cards and documents. He is saved by Gabriela, a doctor. While he tries to unravel the mystery of his own past, he is pursued by Fredo who wants to kill Valente before his own past comes to light.

Nati is a vampire with a conscience, who will one day help Valente to find out who he is; she is bitten by Taveira and becomes a vampire. She is not affiliated with the Evil League and is persecuted for exercising her free will and sharing passion with Valente; her good nature overcomes her contamination and she joins the League of Good to help fight villains.

Saving babies, saving the world[edit]

Janete's powers evolve. She can see into the future, and discovers the survival of the human species depends on the survival of the children of Lúcio and Bianca. Those children must be protected or all humanity will be dominated by vicious mutants. Bianca and Leonor are sent to the Arraial Island with their babies and join the League of Well. Juli discovers Janete's premonition, and along with members of the Evil League, attacks the babies and their mothers, who are being protected by the League of Good.[1]

Journey to the center of the Earth[edit]

Trying to save the babies of Lúcio and Juno by underground tunnels of the island, Maria, Noé, Beto, Perpétua, Cléo and Toni are attacked by mutant insects, the Ants Men, Tarantula Men and Large Spiders. Beto and Perpétua escape but the others are taken captive by the Carpenter ant Men and taken to Agartha. The Ant Queen tells them they are in Shangri-La, capital of Agartha, at the center of the earth.

Juno and Lúcio return to Melquior, the prince of Agartha, who leads the League of Good in the fight against the reptilian aliens and Evil League. If they join the Reptilian army and Evil League, mankind will perish but if the babies join good, mankind will prevail and the reptilians will be defeated.

Vampire League[edit]

The mutant vampire Dracula and his lieutenant Bram find the former headquarter of the League of Evil and take it over. They recruit vampires to form the Vampire League, a branch of the League of Evil that throws blood-drinking parties constantly. Nati, a vampire herself, puts an end to their thirst for destruction.

Cast[edit]

Major Actors and Actresses[edit]

Children and Teens[edit]

Speacial Actors and Actresses[edit]

Mutants[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. "Planeta Sonho" - 14 Bis (opening theme 1)
  2. "Planeta Sonho" - Milton Nascimento (opening theme 2)
  3. "Maria, Maria" - Roupa nova (theme of Maria)
  4. "Grande Amor" - Fafá de Belém (theme of Maria and Marcelo)
  5. "Raça" - Fafá de Belém e Milton Nascimento (theme of Esmeralda and Ernesto)
  6. "Mutantes Depois" - Os Mutantes (theme of Tarso)
  7. "Canto de la terra" - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli (theme of Nati and Valente)
  8. "Quem Sabe Um Dia a Gente Se Vê" - Donna Lolla (theme of Fredo and Marta)
  9. "Rosa Dos Ventos" - Chico Buarque (theme of the 'League of Good')
  10. "Sonho de Ícaro" - Ricky Vallen (theme of the children)
  11. "Bilhete" - Ivan Lins (theme of Vivi)
  12. "Reencontro" - Rosana e Rodrigo Faro (theme of Kaspar and Luna)
  13. "João e Maria" - Chico Buarque & Branca Lima (theme of Eugênio and Ágata)
  14. "Show That Girl" - Yasmin & Feio (theme of Gor and Metamorpho)
  15. "Tu Quieres Mi Churros" - Os Virgens (theme of Dr. Gabriela)
  16. "Robocop Gay" - Mamonas Assassinas (theme of Danilo)
  17. "Sexo" - Oswaldo Montenegro (theme of Fernando and Ariadne)
  18. "The Game of Life" - Scorpions (theme of the 'League of Evil')
  • Music Producer: Daniel Figueiredo
  • Music Director: Marcio Antonucci

Video game[edit]

  • A PC game based on the show is said to be under development, though no further information was released about it.

Referencies to other media[edit]

Allusions to Heroes[edit]

  • The protagonist Maria Mayer initially was inspired by Niki Sanders in both appearance and powers.
  • The main lead, Maria and Samira Mayer both have the ability to copy or absorb other peoples abilities derived from the Heroes protagonist, Peter Petrelli. Also, their grandmother, Simone, has occasionally prophetical dreams about the future, much like Peter's mother in Heroes, Angela Petrelli.
  • The villain Draco with the power of pyrokinesis has a similar role to Flint Gordon in the third season in Heroes.
  • The vampire Vlado is capable of absorbing other people's powers by drinking their blood, like Sylar tends to open his victims' brains to steal their ability.

Allusions to other works[edit]

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