Laserblast Shadowy Figure Analysis

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Laserblast, Shadowy Figure, and Professor Venomous: how the HECK are they connected?
Some thoughts about how these characters might be relevant later on.

KO calls Laserblast (LB) “a powerful hero from before [he] was born”, meaning LB is no longer an active hero. What with the hazards of a superhero job and the ominousness of his floating head in “Face Your Fears”, I doubt he just retired. If he’s dead, then he obviously can’t be Shadowy Figure (SF) or Professor Venomous (PV), but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no connection. People don’t just go “bleh bleh I am now evil for no reason”. Perhaps PV/SF became resentful of heroes after they couldn’t prevent LB’s death (or disappearance), or tried to get revenge on who killed him and went down a dark path in the process.

There’s a bit of evidence to suggest LB turned to the dark side instead. His broken visor in “Face Your Fears” has been most commonly interpreted as a career- or life-ending injury.

This could still be true, but let’s consider that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. Symbolically speaking, a character who has their covered is also covering up information about themselves, or is mysterious in some way. When the covering comes off, the truth is revealed. LB could have been a traitor within P.O.I.N.T., and Gar blames himself for not finding out before
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P.O.I.N.T. is still famous years after it disbanded. Perhaps the remaining P.O.I.N.T. members worried if the public found out he was a villain, they’d lose faith in heroes. To prevent the chaos this would cause, they came up with a cover story like “Oh LB got mind-controlled by the Evil So-and-So, how tragic we had to defeat him”. This could be why P.O.I.N.T. was disbanded; losing a member would be a huge blow strategically and emotionally. If one of them was a traitor, can they trust each other anymore? A team without trust can’t function, so they disbanded before they

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