The Mutants: Pathways of the Heart
|Os Mutantes - Caminhos do Coração
Los Mutantes - Caminos del Corazon
|Created by||Tiago Santiago|
|Starring||and big cast|
|Opening theme||Planeta Sonho Milton Nascimento|
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|No. of episodes||243|
|Original channel||Rede Record|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||June 3, 2008 – March 23, 2009|
|Followed by||Promessas de Amor|
- 1 Plot
- 2 Cast
- 3 Mutants
- 4 Soundtrack
- 5 Video game
- 6 References to other media
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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 (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
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
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.
Journey to the center of the Earth
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.
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.
Major actors and actresses
- Bianca Rinaldi - Maria dos Santos Luz Mayer Duarte Montenegro and Samira Mayer Zaccarias
- Leonardo Vieira - Marcelo Duarte Montenegro
- Babi Xavier - Juli di Trevi
- Petrônio Gontijo - Fredo Cavalcanti
- Marcos Pitombo - José da Silva Valente (Valente)
- Maytê Piragibe - Natália (Nati)
- Liliana Castro - Janete Fontes Martinelli (Jan)
- Gabriel Braga Nunes - Sigismundo Taveira (Taveira)
- Tuca Andrada - Eric Fusili (Lobão)
- Julianne Trevisol - Gorgon (Gor)
- Carolina Holanda - Dra. Gabriela
- Maurício Ribeiro - Cristiano Pena (Cris)
- Felipe Folgosi -Roberto Duarte Montenegro (Beto/Enigma)
- Paulo Nigro - Antônio Mayer (Toni)
- Giselle Policarpo - Cléo Mayer
- Rafaela Mandelli - Regina Mayer
- Cláudio Heinrich - Danilo Mayer (Danilinho / Dan)
- André de Biase - Aristóteles Mayer (Ari)
- Angelina Muniz - Cassandra Fontes Martinelli
- Sacha Bali - Matheus Morpheus Mayer(Metamorfo)
- Lígia Fagundes - Leonor Batista
- Nanda Ziegler - Bianca Fischer
- Milena Ferrari - Aline Reis
- Jonathan Haagensen - Miguel Ângelo
- André Segatti - Ernesto Justo
- Rômulo Estrela - Draco
- Rômulo Arantes Neto - Telê
- Élcio Monteze - Príncipe Melquior
- Fernando Pavão -Noel Machado (Noé)
- Patrícia de Jesus - Perpétua Salvador
- Louise D'Tuani - Rainha Isis de Almeida Solar Donato
- Théo Becker - Fernando(Homem Cobra)
- Zé Dumont - Teófilo Magalhães (Mar / Guerreiro da Luz)
- Flávia Monteiro -Viviane Menezes (Vivi)
- Taumaturgo Ferreira -Tarcísio Batista (Batista)
- Cláudia Alencar - Sandra Gisa de Albuquerque Andrade
- Raul Gazola - João Ricardo Borba Gato de Albuquerque Andrade
- Pedro Nercessian - Tarso de Albuquerque Andrade
- Thiago Gagliasso - Gaspar
- Paloma Bernardi - Luna Reis
- Carla Regina - Ant Queen
- Suyane Moreira - Iara
- Karen Junqueira - Furia
- Mário Frias - Lino Rodrigues (Dracula)
- André Mattos -Paulo Pachola (Pachola)
- Andréa Avancini - Érica Menezes Figueira
- Helena Xavier - Simone dos Santos (mulher Dona pouco)
- Rocco Pitanga - Armando Carvalho (Carvalho)
- Antônio Pitanga -Newton Carvalho (Nil)
- Marina Miranda - Marisa Gama
- Arthur Lopes - Luciano Men (Iluminado)
- Diego Christo - Hélio Bezerra
- Lívia Rossy - Ceres
- Diogo Oliveira - Carpenterant
- Carolina Magalhães - Carol Verdi
- Joaquim de Castro - Adolfo
- Marcelo Reis - Bram
- André Santinho - Tarantula Men
- Paulo Reis - Kidor
- Jorge Pontual - Felipe
- Felipe Adler - Nightmare (Pesadelo)
- Jean Beppe - Typhon (Homem-Tufão)
Children and teens
- Letícia Medina - Tatiana Duarte Montenegro (Tati)
- Sérgio Malheiros - Aquiles Magalhães
- Juliana Xavier - Ágata Magalhães
- Pedro Malta - Eugênio Menezes Figueira (Genius Small)
- Shaila Arsene - Clara Menezes Figueira (Clarinha / Iluminação)
- Júlia Maggessi - Ângela Menezes Figueira (Small Angel)
- Cássio Ramos - Valfredo Pachola (Vavá / Wolfboy)
- Sofia Rezende - Juno
- Cézar Augusto Neto - Lúcio
Special actors and actresses
- Miriam Freeland - Marta Pureza
- Daniel Aguiar - Vladmir Pereira (Vlado)
- Lana Rodes - Esmeralda Nascimento Justo
- Eduardo Lago - Luís Guilherme Batista Figueira (Guiga)
- Myriam Pérsia - Mariana Mayer
- Natália Guimarães - Ariadne
- Fernanda Nobre -Lúcia Rocha Mayer (Lucinha)
- Fafá de Belém - Ana Gabriela dos Santos Luz (Ana Luz)
- Perfeito Fortuna - Pepe Luz
- Ítala Nandi - Júlia Zaccarias
- Jean Fercondini - Lucas Fontes Martinelli
- Helder Agostini - Demétrio
- Andréa Leal - Rosa Encarnada (mulher espinho)
- Patrycia Travassos - Irma Mayer
- Ângelo Paes Leme - Rodrigo Mayer
- Mônica Carvalho - Amália Fortunato Mayer
- Sebastião Vasconcellos - Mauro Fontes
- Preta Gil - Helga Silva da Silveira
- Cássio Scapin - Dr. César Rubicão (holograma)
- Daniel Andrade - José (mentalmente insano)
- Java Mayam - Joca
- Allan Souza Lima - Meduso Mayer
- Fausto Maule - Lupo
- Marcos Suhre -Homem de Gelo
- José Loreto - Scorpio
- Jonathan Nogueira - Paglia Souza
- Nill Marcondes - Breno
- Françoise Forton- Cristna Dorange & Juiza Estela Dorange
- Rogério Fabiano - Ezequiel Gottardo
- Sebastião Lemos - José (Outlaw / vagabundo)
- Bernardo Castro Alves - Rico
- Alexandre Machafer - Tsepes
- Gabriel Azevedo - Stoker
- Cláudio Andrade - Heraldo
- Danilo Sacramento - Quim
- Lorenzo Martin - DEPECOM Polícia
- Ulisses Silveira - Nosferatu
- "Planeta Sonho" - 14 Bis (opening theme 1)
- "Planeta Sonho" - Milton Nascimento (opening theme 2)
- "Maria, Maria" - Roupa nova (theme of Maria)
- "Grande Amor" - Fafá de Belém (theme of Maria and Marcelo)
- "Raça" - Fafá de Belém e Milton Nascimento (theme of Esmeralda and Ernesto)
- "Mutantes Depois" - Os Mutantes (theme of Tarso)
- "Canto de la terra" - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli (theme of Nati and Valente)
- "Quem Sabe Um Dia a Gente Se Vê" - Donna Lolla (theme of Fredo and Marta)
- "Rosa Dos Ventos" - Chico Buarque (theme of the 'League of Good')
- "Sonho de Ícaro" - Ricky Vallen (theme of the children)
- "Bilhete" - Ivan Lins (theme of Vivi)
- "Reencontro" - Rosana e Rodrigo Faro (theme of Kaspar and Luna)
- "João e Maria" - Chico Buarque & Branca Lima (theme of Eugênio and Ágata)
- "Show That Girl" - Yasmin & Feio (theme of Gor and Metamorpho)
- "Tu Quieres Mi Churros" - Os Virgens (theme of Dr. Gabriela)
- "Robocop Gay" - Mamonas Assassinas (theme of Danilo)
- "Sexo" - Oswaldo Montenegro (theme of Fernando and Ariadne)
- "The Game of Life" - Scorpions (theme of the 'League of Evil')
- Music Producer: Daniel Figueiredo
- Music Director: Marcio Antonucci
- A PC game based on the show is said to be under development, though no further information was released about it.
References to other media
||This section possibly contains original research. (February 2009)|
Allusions to Heroes
- 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
- The zombies appearing in the series are similar to the Infected in the 2007 adaptation of I Am Legend, having animalistic urges and being brain-dead killing mutants.
- The Arraial Island, used as prison and concentration camp, is inspired by the Island of Dr. Moreau: The scientist Doctor Julia Zacarias is creating mutants by mixing their DNA with that of animals.
- The Reptilians are a race with the same intent into destroying humankind, as the same of the Martians in The War of the Worlds.
- Also, a vampire called Dracula is inspired in the fictional Count Dracula. He has sharp canine fangs, can fly, has superhuman strength, can run at superhuman speeds and is able to shape-shift into a monstrous bat. He has a lieutenant called Bram, an homage to Dracula's creator Bram Stoker.
- Another vampire called Nosferatu appeared only once to be gunned down by a DERECON agent. Although he looked normal, his body burned into a cloud of smoke, like the hideous vampires.
- The character Valiant came from a distant, post-apocalyptic future where the world has been plunged into destruction at the hands of the mutants, and time travels to the present in order to stop this events from happening. This plot is inspired by Days of Future Past and the Terminator series.
- Several characters are also inspired by Marvel superheroes: Tatiana Montenegro (Jean Grey), her father Marcelo Montengro (Nick Fury) and others such as Perpetual (Storm), Ferraz (Hannibal King), Christiano Pena (Vulcan), Goliath (Henry Pym), Ice-Man (Bobby Drake), Rosana Magalhães (Blade), Achilles Magalhães (Quicksilver), Telê (Emma Frost), Gorgon (Lady Mastermind), Isis (Invisible Woman), Pachola (Jacob Russel), Lupo (James "Logan" Howlett), Sansom (Juggernaut, Meduson (Scott Summers), Luciano Solar (Northstar), Cleo Mayer (Darwin), Martha Pureza (Maria Hill), Aline Reis (Sharon Carter), João Ricardo Borbagato de Albuquerque (Norman Osborn), Ariadne (Jessica Drew), Hiromi-san (Black Widow), Fredo Cavalcantti (Henry Peter Gyrich), Emanuel Gottardo (Robert Kelly), Eric Fusilly (Victor Creed) and among several others.