Lydia, the "painted lady" was a character featured in the web series Slow Burn and tv series Heroes. Lydia was a member of the carnival and was one of Samuel's closest confidants. When she was very young, Lydia fell pregnant and left home. She went to the carnival and made a new life for herself but she never fully let the memory of her daughter leave. She tried desperately to make sure that Amanda did not follow in her footsteps and make the wrong decisions. Eventually realizing that Samuel's vision was not the right path, Lydia attempted to rebel against him alongside Claire Bennet but was eventually shot by Eli. Just before her death, Lydia's fears were realized as Samuel revealed his true intentions to her. Lydia was an evolved human with the ability to feel the wants and desires of others.