draco x wrote:
Knowing Marvel, they will reveal the Crime Master to be the ice-cream truck guy who Flash Thompson knew as a kid who went evil or probably the janitor at his high school he went to. In other words, it will probably be some guy no one gives a rat's ass about and most likely not Kingsley( Besides I want Kingsley back as the Hobgoblin myself).
On one hand, being the Crime Master means nothing. The original one was a nobody that Norman conned into an easy alliance. Rememder obviously won't go the related to the original route since it's been done before. There is a small chance it could be Lewis Jr. since he never died, but I doubt it give any impact to Flash's life.
Obviously this person knows working with or against super powered beings. So that means to me this person has experience. Like-wise one with the underworld since he's built up a vast organization so quickly under the notice of Kingpin. That tells me it has to be someone who knows Fisk's habits well.
Now looking at the obvious suspects in Flash's life there's a strong possibility one could the Crime Master. But really Betty Brant, those within the government during his first tenure, or Flash's pop? They lack a
Now.. we know Slott and Rememder have planned out the Venom run and no doubt they both know Crime Master's identity. Now who could really rock Flash's world? Someone with a past history with Flash?
Who better then Kingsley? The audience thinks he's dead and this new Crime Master showed up just right after he was "dead." Kingsley and Flash have a nasty history with the former doing various things to impact Flash's life when he was the Hobgoblin. Kingsley would know of the Crime Master identity since no doubt Norman had his former partnership with the original. Add with the goblin-esque lackey in Jack O'Lantern one cannot help but ponder whomever is this Crime Master knows the lore with goblins and the original.
The only reason for me to doubt this fact is it's too easy. Also this would impact Flash, Phil, Betty, and Pete's lives so hugely. So honestly this sort of way does make me doubt. Because it makes TOO MUCH SENSE. It's too easy. It can't be could it?