Friday, December 18, 2009
Larfleeze's Secret Origin
They said the Blackest Night was bad news for everyone, which was basically true for most sentient beings-- all but Larfleeze, whose conceited soul just wanted more and more of everything, revealing an emptiness that could never be fulfilled, could it? Why wasn't this big crosso-- er, event bad for him, too, when the entire creation was shaking at its feet?
Let's go back to 1978. Disco was all the rage and this small group of funky extraterrestrials had turned Earth into their new home. With their own hit TV show titled "The Muppets", they rocked the planet with their unique relationships as they made public their very tough life, which oddly enough, seemed to be pretty funny to regular human beings. One particularly tortured soul, one of the stars of the show, actually, was devastated in his loneliness. Gonzo, a furry blue creature, just couldn't adapt as well as others to this new home. He sought love and couldn't find none, all he ever got was thousands-- millions of laughs thrown at his face, not the real affection he needed. So far, his tormented life was part of their everyday show, but when the curtains set, he did manage to keep some part of his life a secret. That's how he found frantic love in the arms of someone who's still unknown to us. The secret was sealed, but this unholy union -it was said it was an inter-species relationship-, was careless enough to spring a strange creature, alien to both races, and definitely an outsider to this world without a place in their show.
Gonzo knew his son was meant to suffer a fate far worse than his own. Fighting his decision, he held his son into his arms wanting to make that instant last forever, but he knew fairly well it was not meant to be. He had made a tough choice, but it was for his son's well being. A big sacrifice, an unforgivable one if you ask him, but it had to be done. With tears pouring out of his gigantic eyes and running down his beak, he said his supposedly last good-bye.
"Larfleeze, my son, you deserve everything in the universe." Those were the last words Gonzo's would say to his little monster, or so he thought, as muppet sent him away into an unsuspecting world, hoping for this young and ugly creature to become some sort of Superman in his new home planet. Little did Gonzo know that his words would echo for long, too long in Larfleeze's mind. "You deserve everything in the universe." "Everything." No wonder these words took a turn in Larfleeze's mouth: "Mine?"
Now, back to the Blackest Night, the pieces had been set in place for this unique reunion. Father and son would be at the heart of a confrontation of epic proportions. Father against son would decide the fate of all of humanity and their own humanity would the key to decide it all.