(Not sure if right place, don't usually use the boards, please don't spank me)
Sylas seems like some kind of Anti-hero that wants to free all mages but his defining ability is his "Hijack" which allows him to steal the ultimate and use it for himself.
Sylar is a fictional character and a primary antagonist of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. Portrayed by Zachary Quinto, he is a superpowered serial killer who targets other superhumans in order to steal their powers. He served as the primary villain of the first season and then as a recurring antagonist. (Just copied and pasted from google)
I thought it was a really fun coincidence; I'm actually a fan of it, since Sylar was one of my favourite characters from the series. But I wanted to know if it was actually intentional. Obviously, Sylas isn't some psycho that s picking abilities from other power users by investigating their brains. It's just the name was similar and the core concept was too and I was quite happy to make the comparison. I doubt it's intentional, most likely a coincidence, but it was a fun mention. :D