Hey there Superfriends!
I gotta say that I am loving the heck out of this Super Event. Vigilantes, Superheroes, Supervillains, bad guys to tap Batman-style, Spiderpig… so much fun. Of course, with lots of new items comes my task to let you know just WHERE all the stuff comes from. For this super where did THAT come from, we’ll take a look at the The Collider.
Is he a good guy? Is he a bad guy? Is he just an attempt at mirroring a certain villain from Batman? Why does he make sense in our games? Well my friends, I guess to answer all those questions we just have to check out this new character in the Best. Show. Ever. Let’s start off with “Steal This Episode” (S25:E9).
Homer is ticked that all the workers of the Nuclear Plant are discussing the new Radioactive Man movie, Radioactive Man Re-Rises, before he’s seen it. It’s not a sequel or reboot, it actually undoes stuff from the last one so it’s a deboot. Homer can’t escape discussion in the bathroom or church. The movie even pops up at the Krusty Burger in Milhouse and Bart’s Laffy Meal. We get our first view of The Collider there.
So we learn The Collider is Radioactive Man’s new villain. He turns out to be a good guy, dies but comes back in the credits. We don’t actually see him in the movie since the shown clip in the episode is an Ask Body Spray commercial but we do see him again in “Opposites A-Frack” (S26:E5). When Homer is selling frakking to the citizens of Springfield, we see The Collider as an action figure in the Android’s Dungeon.
Not surprising that CBG is selling merch from the new Radioactive Man movie. And that’s really it my friends. Real quick blips in two episodes that made it into TSTO as a full-fledged character. What do you think? I’m still counting this guy as a Bane rip-off but I’m sure that was the point. Sound off below and keep it classy like you always do.
TTFN… Wookiee out!