Oh hey Mobsterswitch stuff!
Basically, Team Sleuth and the Midnight Crew switch places. DD = Dead-eye Detective, SS = Snooping Scout, HB = Heavy Brawler, CD = Cheerful Demoman. Likewise: PS = Peccant Scofflaw, AD = Angry Delinquent, and PI = Pernicious Innovator.
Obviously, I’ve come up with some headcanon for the Innovator.
He wasn’t always criminal. Once upon a time, when he was so, so much younger, he had the potential to be the nervous little detective he is in the comic - innocent, imaginative. He loved dreaming. He loved the colors he’d see floating in the air.
But it all tumbled down when he told his parents about the colors. They’d taken him to psychiatrists, made him tell everything, made him spill his guts about his wild dreams and his fluttering colors, told him to get his head out of the clouds and take two of these, have your parents call in the morning. And it went on for years.
He took all their advice to heart. He read up on the subject. He self-diagnosed and, eventually, decided that the doctors themselves were on the right track but simply didn’t understand what was going on. So he took matters into his own hands.
Nowadays, he resents dreaming and the Imaginary World - too much of a negative stigma put on it in his youth to repair his view of the stuff. He prefers solid facts to ridiculous fancy, tangible tools to that gooey imaginary candy crap. And with all his reading on the subject of his own mental health, he knows quite a bit about reading people. But he was always good at that. And he’s always known that the Detective isn’t as even-balanced as he’d like people to believe.
The one thing that still gets him are the colors, though. They’re still there. And sometimes, he just sits and watches them.
And after that he wreaks havoc on some poor person…
It’s a bit of a vicious cycle, you know?
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