Ok. So I was wrong about Will going Venom on us. He may still be a prick that broke Psy’s leg, but he’s proven that, at heart, he’s a decent guy. When exposed to the truth of his Skruggness, he snaps out of it and helps save the day. Seemingly at least, since we have an awesome cliffhanger in the seventh episode with Doc Brown screaming out Joey’s name.
Nope, it isn’t Will that’s playing the role of Venom. It’s his Cartman-esque friend Nick. And this makes perfect sense.
I’m digging that they’re playing up the similarity between Nick and Joey. This really gets at the heart of many hero/villain rivalries. They’re two sides of the same coin. Heads and tails and all that. Spiderman and Venom play off of that sort of relationship. Peter Parker has everything that Eddie Brock wants, and once Brock gets what Parker has, he revels in it and refuses to let go. He doesn’t care that he’s merged with a malevolent supernatural cosmic force that wants to cause harm, he just cares about the fact that he’s grasped some level of power that puts him on the same level as his target of animosity.
Nick was a sycophant– a parasitic, blood-sucking, co-dependent leech. The only way he could get anything out of life was to latch onto someone stronger and suck up to them while sucking in any residual benefits. He was jealous of Will for having it all, but he was also more jealous of Joey since Joey was able to obtain power by his own means. Joey was adored by a cheerleader despite being a “loser.” Joey had real friends. Joey also had a big fucking robot that saves the day. Nick obviously wanted all of that, especially the power to make a difference. Now he has that power, and he doesn’t care that the difference he can make is the wrong difference.
I really hope that Nick didn’t perish when the sphere creation room collapsed. He needs to have at least one more go at Joey, and I think he’ll get that chance. The catch is that I don’t think it’ll come at the side of the Skrugg Armada.
It’s time for another edition of Landon’s Super-Hyper-Wild Fanboy Speculation Time is Go! Or something like that.
The last two episodes introduced us to Dr. Minami. The dude is obviously a fucking super villain. He’s the second scientist to appear in the series. Since we’ve already been introduced to one scientist, and that scientist is a goody-goody eccentric, there’s no way that this new one can be a good guy. Gotta play by those rules. He also has bat-hair. Dude’s sporting a villainous hairdo. He’s also asian. We know that asian scientists in super hero stories can never be good guys. Mandarin,anyone?
Oh, and there’s also the fact that he wants to capture one of the spheres and use it against non-US nations. I suppose most people would consider that the real deal breaker.
Yeah, I think we’ve been introduced to the real villain of this storyline. The Skrugg are just an appetizer. They’re a set-up– a means for Dr. Minami to enact his ultimate scheme. He will obtain one of these spheres (possibly with the help of Heroman), thus seemingly saving the day. With that newfound power, he will strike and try to finish what the Skrugg began. And with that Minami will find a like-minded villain-in-waiting who is all too eager to take down: Nick.
Maybe Nick gets a hold of the technology that turned him into a Skrugg. Maybe he gives this tech to Minami and uses it to Skruggize the rest of Will’s posse. Thus we’d have a Skrugged-out pack out to destroy Heroman, since Heroman represents everything that they ever wanted in life but couldn’t have because they were under the foot of the grand prick Will.
So I’m seeing Heroman being divided into two distinct halves. We’re nearing the end of the first, with Heroman saving Earth from the Skrugg invasion, and after that I envision Dr. Minami using the situation to his advantage in order to make his own grab for ultimate power.
At the very least it’s what I’d do if I was writing Heroman.