|“||Never mind that. What matters is that I see you. More importantly, I see something in you that no one else sees; The great power that already courses though your veins.||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure to K.O.|
Shadowy Figure is one of the main antagonists of the 2017 TV series OK K.O.! Let's be Heroes. He is Professor Venomous' Turbo Form and is also K.O.'s arch-nemesis. He serves as one of the two main antagonists of the show's third season (alongside Professor Venomous, his alter ego) and is a major recurring antagonist in the previous two seasons.
In "T.K.O.", after hearing K.O.'s frustration and desire for power while he throws out the remains of a Darrell, Shadowy Figure appears and tells K.O. that he senses great power flowing through him and offers to help unlock it. While initially willing to go with him, K.O. then stops, stating that he doesn't even know who he is. With that, Shadowy Figure shows him his POW Card, which states that he is a Level 8 hero, convincing K.O. to follow him.
In the woods, Shadowy Figure tells K.O. that the secret to his hidden power is his anger, specifically the anger locked deep inside of him, and that he must unleash it in order to become powerful. While inside of K.O.'s mind, Shadowy Figure shows him his anger and reminds him of all the things that his friends had said to him (somewhat warping the meaning of them), causing his anger to grow, although K.O. fails to unleash it. While Shadowy Figure attempts to try another method, K.O. grows even more angry at how everything he's tried to increase his power has failed him, causing him to grow even more angry to the point where he unleashes his anger and gives Shadowy Figure what he wanted; K.O. to turn into the villainous T.K.O.. Shadowy Figure, delighted with this outcome, unleashes T.K.O. on Lakewood Plaza Turbo.
After T.K.O. is defeated and imprisoned by K.O., K.O. tells his mother Carol what happened and pulls out Shadowy Figure's POW card. As Carol is holding the card, it glitches out and reveals that Shadowy Figure's hero level is actually -8, meaning that he is a villain. As everyone is reconciling, Shadowy Figure is seen standing on the roof of iFrame Outlet, laughing to himself and saying "Soon". Brandon notices Shadowy Figure and tries to tell A Real Magic Skeleton about the man standing on their roof, but he ignores him, resulting in Brandon deciding not to tell anyone, especially considering that he already left.
In "Let's Have a Stakeout", Mr. Gar alerts K.O., Radicles and Enid to a "Plaza Creeper" who sneaks into the Plaza at night. Upon watching security footage of the man, K.O immediately recognizes the Creeper as Shadowy Figure and recounts how he manipulated him into becoming T.K.O. and nearly destroying the Plaza. K.O. then states that they need to go after Shadowy Figure immediately, only for Gar to tell him that they need to wait, also telling Enid and Rad to stay on guard while he goes on a stakeout, to which K.O. ends up tagging along.
While on the stakeout, K.O. spots Shadowy Figure entering the sewers and decides to disobey Gar's orders and go after him. Chasing after the villain through the sewers, K.O. discovers a door and breaks it down, believing it to be where Shadowy Figure is hiding, only to find a hidden temple filled with glowing orbs. Shadowy Figure then enters the temple and congratulates K.O. for breaking into the temple for him and therefor allowing him to harvest the glowing orbs (or "Glorbs"), which contain power beyond his comprehension. K.O. attempts to fight Shadowy Figure and prevent him from stealing the Glorbs, however, Shadowy Figure outmatches him at every turn, eventually grabbing him and putting him in an armlock. With K.O. in his grasp, Shadowy Figure starts insulting and taunting him for being weak, disobeying Mr. Gar and allowing him to steal the Glorbs and watches in joy as he blows him back and starts powering up into T.K.O., only to be confused and disappointed when K.O. refuses to give into his anger. Enraged, Shadowy Figure charges at him at full speed and attempts to strike him, only to trip on K.O.'s head, drop the Glorbs and fall off the edge. While falling, Shadowy Figure compliments K.O. and remarks "my work here is done" before swimming away upon hitting the water.
In "Mystery Science Fair 201X", Shadowy Figure's POW Card is briefly seen, as Dendy points out that it is the rarest villain card K.O. owns. When she furthers asks about Shadowy Figure, K.O. states that he is likely gone for good.
In "Your World is an Illusion", when Holo-Jane asks K.O. to come over to her, K.O. recalls his encounter with Shadowy Figure in "T.K.O.", and refuses to go with her, knowing what happened the last time he followed a stranger.
In "TKO's House", while K.O. is at work, T.K.O. forcibly takes control of K.O.'s body when he sees someone who looks like Shadowy Figure and tries to strike said person down, however, this turns out to be Pird in a black cloak. Because of this, K.O. decides to talk to T.K.O., who reveals that he wants to hunt down Shadowy Figure and force him to reveal why he created him. Digging through his memories, K.O. remembers that Shadowy likes Glorbs, however, he refuses to break into the temple to get them. T.K.O. offers to break into the temple instead, and, after a brief fight, K.O. and T.K.O. decide to share their body to hunt Shadowy down. Later on, Shadowy Figure enters the temple after T.K.O. breaks into it. K.O. and T.K.O. try to confront Shadowy, however, with them both trying to control K.O.'s bod at the same time, they are completely unable to function properly; Shadowy Figure even remarking that he thought K.O. had improved during his fight with Boxman Jr., but now he is a mess.
He then starts gleefully collecting the temple's glorbs, although he finds himself confronted by both K.O. and T.K.O., who have synchronized their movements to achieve a new form called P.K.O.. Still, they find themselves unable to touch Shadowy, who tosses them out of the way and continues stealing the glorbs. K.O. and T.K.O. take advantage of this and (quite literally) get the drop on Shadowy, pinning him to the ground. Upon being asked, Shadowy explains that he didn't create T.K.O., as he is a manifestation of K.O.'s negative emotions has therefore has always been a part of him, and that he brought T.K.O. out because he needed someone to break down the temple door so he could steal the glorbs, which are "very popular on the villain market". K.O. accepts this answer, but T.K.O. doesn't buy it, further asking, if all Shadowy wanted was the glorbs, why he knows so much about him and was always satisfied when they fought. Shadowy doesn't answer, and T.K.O.'s synchronization fades for a moment, making P.K.O.'s body fall unconscious. During this time, Shadowy takes the opportunity to escape.
He eventually comes back with a larger role, first goading KO into fighting Fink to get back at her bullying of him. Later in "Let's Get Shadowy", it's revealed that he is Professor Venomous' alter-ego, which Venomous himself wasn't aware of. He temporarily takes over when Venomous feels helpless but is beaten by KO and Fink, and seemingly banished by Venomous. However, "Carl" reveals that Venomous and Shadowy Figure merged offscreen and became Shadowy Venomous, he turns TKO evil and forms a partnership with him. Becoming the final antagonists.
Shadowy Figure is a tall, slender man with grayish-purple skin. He wears a light black trench coat and a black hooded scarf that leaves only his mouth, nose and chin (which bears strange dots) visible. He also wears dark black gloves on his hands and dark black boots. Based on his voice, he possibly also wears a voice distorter of some sort under his coat.
|“||No, K.O.. That won't do at all. We can't have you RUINING ALL OF MY HARD WORK! END OF THE LINE, BOY!!!||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure during his fight with K.O.|
|“||Locked up tight within you is more power than all of your little friends combined. Would you like me to show you how to use it?||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure to K.O.|
|“|| K.O.: Ew! What is that?|
Shadowy Figure: That is your anger, the key to your power. You must make it grow. Now, think about Enid, Rad and Gar. Think of how they mistreat you.
K.O.: W-What? No, no. T-They're nice to me, they're my friends!
Shadowy Figure: Reeeally? Would true friends talk down to you like this?
|~ Shadowy Figure explaining K.O.'s anger to him.|
|“||Everyone holds you back because they're afraid of your raw, natural ability. They want you small, nice, blissfully unaware of your true potential! You're weak! Yes...feel it in your fist. Now, fireblast.||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure manipulating K.O.|
|“||Yes, this is the feeling you needed to find! Keep growing it! Ho ho ho ho! Make it strong enough to release your true power!||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure as T.K.O. is being unleashed.|
|“||Ha ha ha ha ha ha! See? You're already the great solo hero you were meant to be. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. It's time for your friends to see how powerful you've always been.||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure unleashing T.K.O. on Lakewood Plaza.|
|“|| Shadowy Figure: Hello, little K.O.. I have to thank you. I could have never gotten through that pesky door without that...power of yours. [Avoids punch] And with your help, I can finally harvest these Glorbs.|
K.O.: These...glowing bits?
Shadowy Figure: Oh, foolish child. You can't begin to comprehend the incredible power that lies within. And now they're all mine.
|~ Shadowy Figure encountering K.O. in the Temple.|
|“||How disappointing. You ruined Gar's stakeout. You couldn't even touch me. I wonder if you'll ever become a hero at this rate.||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure during his fight with K.O.|
|“||[Whistles] Now you're cooking with gas.||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure watching K.O. get madder.|
|“|| Shadowy Figure: Aw K.O., you're so cute. You're pwaying hero so good.|
K.O.: Stop it! You're a bad man.
Shadowy Figure: Aww, widdle baby getting angwy?
K.O.: Shut it! You...
Shadowy Figure: No, you shut it! And listen to me. You're pathetic and your only saving grace is the delicious dormant power that courses through your veins! Why else would Gar let a screw up like you enter a mission like this? You're. Being. Used.
K.O.: That's not true! How can he use me if he didn't even want me to come along...in the...first place...
|~ Shadowy Figure tormenting K.O.|
|“||Not bad, K.O. My work here is done!||„|
|~ Shadowy Figure before escaping the Temple.|
- Due to sharing voice actors and shaving facial details, many have suggested that there may be a connection between Shadowy Figure, Professor Venomous/ Laserblast.
- Shadowy Figure is the only villain in the series to have not been played for comic relief in someway.
- So far, Shadowy Figure has not been seen interacting with anyone other than K.O.
- He acts as K.O.'s archenemy more than anyone else.
- His clothing is similar to Organization XIII from the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
- It's revealed in "Big Reveal" that Professor Venomous is Laserblast and K.O's father. Due to this, it's unknown how Shadowy Figure is connected to K.O., although it's possible he could be K.O's uncle. It is later revealed that Shadowy Figure is a split persona of Professor Venomous in "Let's get Shadowy".
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