It popped into my head earlier today, in the cartoon Mirage can turn himself invisible. No mention is made to invisiblity on his techspecs. It states he can cast mirages of himself. Where did the invisibility come from?
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Jul 26, 2018 17:02:42 GMT
His TF Universe entry says "Mirage carries a rear-mounted electro-disruptor which is able to interfere with the circuitry of an opponent by casting discrete packets of electrical charges at him. Hence, he never is situated where he seems to be when it is in use, and can even use the disruptor to give himself the illusion of a different physical appearance, which he can sustain for up to six minutes."
I suppose not being where you seem to be is effectively the same thing as being invisible. In 'The Enemy Within', Mirage got electrocuted and this enhanced his abilities so that he could save Brawn by making him appear to be where he wasn't.
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.
Good question, Shockers, and one I've written about at length in an as yet unpublished Sunbow Sundays entry. Mirage is an interesting character as far as the cartoon goes because, like Shockwave, his character was altered from the original to suit the needs of the show.
The short answer is that the light cage/invisibility bit in the cartoon is a visually simple way to demonstrate his tech spec abilities, which if you think about it could be confusing without a visual cue to indicate what's happening.
The clue is in his name. Nothing in his tech spec or longer TFU entry says he can turn invisible, he creates mirages to make it look like he's somewhere he isn't, or something he isn't.
What's interesting is that he does this through electrical disruption - nothing to do with interfering with light. Hence his toy having an electro-disruptor. Meanwhile in the cartoon this was changed to a photon-disruptor, suggesting an attempt to explain his cartoon invisibility happens through bending light.