So, here is what I think is happening with Redlight.
We only see him on the big shot's blogs. Ava, Zero, Robert,Reach. People who have been IMPORTANT.
Someone once theorized he was Jay, the Sage. I can't confirm or deny that but I reckon it'd fit him pretty well.
But that's not what I wanna talk about.
Redlight is treated as an ineffectual villain. Constantly failing, hated by the community. Unable to do anything lasting.
Lets look at what he's done:
Memory Wipes: Zero lasting memory wipes
Reach's "Games": none have ended in his favor
Robert's Games: none ended in his favor.
From the perpective here, it looks as if he's like Team Rocket or something: blasting off into the sunset when his hair brained scheme fails.
But when we look closer a different picture appears.
Yeah, we've beaten him, we hurt him. But at what costs?
Roberts about to get a lobotomy due to his continued battles with him and has been rendered nearly useless, over and over again. One of our most important pieces, a weight on our necks, a mortality question.
Bait. Emotional Bait.
Reach, has escaped death. But he's no longer the superpowered being he was. I think that might accomplish his Master's goals just as effectively while still making the readers, the pawns more reckless and confident.
Ava with shotgun, the forces of the PTC, Robert, none of them could bring him down, none could do more then a little damage to him. He always gets away.
I think he's a Revenant. I think he's got something up his sleeve. Something big. And when that comes, if we treat him like a comedic villian, a mere Henchman, we won't be prepared.
These're my thoughts. Take them as you will I guess.
Setting out the meat tonight. Going to be posting from a public computer from now on. This is the last image that was in my Plaster folder, and I thought I would put it up. In the end, hope, like heroes, has to ride alone.
(Yeah that's a Protomen Image, basically it was all he wanted to listen to during the final week. Alternate personalities, go figure, am I right or am I right?)
Congratulations to Ava and Reach! Even in these Dark times, there is light. Its important to remember. guys.
no sign of Sam. I'm worried.