Is Dr. Erhardt still evil?

Spinoff of sorts to the Jonah thread, let’s think about this:
When we last see him in Season 1 before his Season 12 return, he was simply a fellow scientist, but possibly lower rank than Dr. Forrester. He also seemed to be at least aware of Frank before he went “missing” and took Clayton’s ship for his decades long journey.

When we next see him, the most evil thing he does really is break into Gizmonics, and that’s just to get Dr F and Frank’s remains. Other than that, he is very calm, willing to fulfill his partner’s last wishes, and even lets Kinga know (assuming he wasn’t lied to) who her real mother was. He didn’t even bother with Jonah and the bots.

Things could change since it seems he’s returning for Season 13, but for now, he may still be connected to the Forrester family and their madness, he may just be more neutral to me.

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There is nothing worse than a neutral/neutral alignment. Even chaos conforms to some underlying order and limits — it just can’t be predicted in advance. But true neutrality? Not only can you not predict it, you don’t even know what it’s capable of.

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Sounds evil to me.

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And this is precisely why no one messes with Switzerland. That, and the mountains surrounding it, of course. :crazy_face:

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I thought it was the strategic use of the corkscrews on their knives to get their enemies sloshed?

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And if you smash the Swiss, nobody will ever know what time it is ever again.

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Philosophical waffling ahead…

I really depends on how you define evil, I’d say. If you view evil as something active and requiring agency, then I’d say he never really was very evil, more of just a natural follower and lackey cursed with a profound lack of common sense. (Same could be argued for TV’s Frank.) If however you view evil as “good men who do nothing”, or anyone who enables and abets evil, then he was.

Either way, he doesn’t really seem to be particularly evil now. But I wouldn’t put him on the side of the angels either, since he didn’t do anything to help out Jonah.

Really, are any of the mads assistants truly evil? Brain Guy and Bobo start out as victims of circumstance, and then hitch their wagons to a domineering personality. Max does try to kill Jonah with Reptilicus Metallicus, but again, it’s because he’s not very bright and besotted with Kinga. I guess none of them are good or innocent under the Nuremberg guidelines, but you get the feeling they’d be harmless schlubs without a Forrester hanging over them.

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I’m sick of the Swiss.

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He claimed not to be mad anymore. Of course, it’s possible that:

  1. He was lying.

  2. He’s perfectly sane, but still evil.

  3. He was never truly evil to begin with.

However, for purely circumstantial evidence, some might find it suspicious that Mega-Synthia only appeared after Synthia’s little tete-a-tete with Dr. Erhardt.

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oooh that is an interesting little development of canon right there…

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You don’t just stop being evil. It’s a lifelong dedication or there’s no point.

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You say that as I watch a comic dub featuring Autobot Megatron.

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Robots don’t count! You can reprogram them!

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I mean…what Hexfield or other guest HAS tried to help Joel/Mike/Jonah? Does that make Santa evil? Or the kids who rode on Gamera? Or Leonardo Da Vinci?

Before Pearl, Brain Guy would probably be the closest one I would think. Though he and his people would probably brush it off as being a higher level that we couldn’t comprehend.

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I mean…

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Not counting the one wrestler Bill Goldberg played. :stuck_out_tongue:

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This is actually a subtext in the same comic as Autobot Megatron.

Shadowplay is nasty.

More Than Meets The Eye/Lost Light is very good comics.

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Could I get a link pls?

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