In fact, this revelation caught me by surprise, too! Here’s a little behind-the-scenes info on this twist: I didn’t initially think of the big guy being an undercover officer, even though I had intended Hector’s reveal to be a surprise to Emmett from the start (I gave him the same pants and shirt as the other policia we had seen). But as the story (and the Master’s schemes) grew larger, I realized that I couldn’t use my original plan for the finale. If the story just ended with a final confrontation of Watusi v. Master, Emmett v. Rodrigo, and Hector v. big guy, it would make the Sinister Serpent Society just seem like three lone cranks, not a real villainous force. So to help defeat that growing army I decided to give Emmett and Hector another set of fists on their side … and this big guy seemed like a good candidate!
For an odd coincidence, when I mentioned back in June that I was “rethinking the big guy’s place in all of this” it was in response to a comment by Brien Wayne Powell … and Brien recently debuted his new twice-weekly Magnet Man webcomic called “Boogieland or Bust!” He’s just wrapping up his holiday storyline now; check it out for yourself!