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Possibly relevant outside informationEdit

In Norse mythology, it is the trickster god Loki who brings fire and is tortured for eternity. Incidentally, Loki is also the mother (or, more properly, "dam") of Sleipnir.

  • Loki was the god of fire, not necessarily the one who gave it to humans. Also, he's tortured until Ragnarok because he killed Baldr, the favorite of the Aesir, because he thought it'd funny. Unless you want to analyze the symbolic significance of fire as a concept, the only similarities to Prometheus are they aren't actual gods, but a giant and a titan respectively, and they were both chained to rocks.--Necrotas 07:19, February 18, 2010 (UTC)
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Alias hypothesisEdit

The way Dr. Bunbury's name was used by Oscar Wilde may suggest that this is an alias used by another character. If so, the most likely candidate may be Barry Heterodyne. Potentially any major spark — Othar, the Iron Sheik, the Master of Paris, etc. — or even a consortium — may be releasing his "trash" under the Bunbury nom de lueur. But Barry is the most interesting possibility. Also, Gil acquired the Heterodyne Device in Paris, which is likely associated with Barry's disappearance.

Regardless of who else Dr. Bunbury may actually be, if it is an alias then his devices may "all look alike" because this is the easiest way to hide the true style of the inventor.

Or, perhaps, because he only makes "Wacky Weave Destabilizers" and simply sells them as whatever the gullible buyers might happen to have a use for. No matter how bad the situation is, the accidental use of a "Wacky Weave Destabilizer" is almost certain to ensure that word about it gets around, the better to enhance Dr. Bunbury's reputation.

Alternatively, the Wacky Weave Destabilizer could be made in several forms, looking like other devices, in order to allow it to be better concealed.

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