"Being a cheerleader is hard work - hard, treacherous work."
Claire Bennet[src]
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Claire Bennet from Heroes.

A cheerleader is one who participates in the act of cheerleading. Such individuals, usually female, but sometimes male, are part of an organized group that promotes team spirit and effectiveness for a sponsored sports team. Cheerleaders rally both athletes and fans by intoning a set of spoken cheers, and performing a series of gymnastic achievements including tumbling, flips, etc.

On TV Edit

Save the cheerleader. Save the world.
Actress Linda Harrison played a cheerleader in the "The Joker Goes to School" and "He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul" episodes of the 1960s live-action Batman television series.

Cheerleading played a fairly vital role on season one of the NBC television series Heroes. The character of Claire Bennet was a cheerleader at Union Wells High School in Odessa, Texas. Claire was one of several superhumanly gifted individuals who played a key role in preventing a nuclear explosion from destroying New York City. Claire was often referred to as "The Cheerleader", as if it were her superhero name. A recurring tagline during the season was "Save the cheerleader - save the world".

Characters Edit

Character Series
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1]
Chloe Sullivan Smallville [2]
Claire Bennet Heroes
Cordelia Chase Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lana Lang Smallville

Appearances Edit


  1. Hellcats: A World Full of Strangers
  2. Hellcats: The Prisoner's Song
  3. Hellcats: Ragged Old Flag
  4. Hellcats: The Match Game


  1. Heroes: Genesis

References Edit

  1. Buffy tried out for the cheerleading team, but only stayed with them for a brief period of time.
  2. Chloe was a one-time cheerleader, but only because she was under the effects of an empowered being.

Gallery Edit

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