This, after all, is among the many least stunning surprises from the Watchmen tv universe. As beforehand talked about, the present’s supplemental materials has already fairly closely implied that Petey was the slippery vigilante. Within the last installments of HBO’s aptly-named Peteypedia, FBI Deputy Director Max Farragut writes that Petey has gone lacking and the Bureau suspects that his hero fascination might have lastly gotten the most effective of him:
“My understanding from Tulsa PD is that he has now gone lacking. Given the simultaneous deaths of a U.S. senator and a outstanding trillionaire, it will seem Petey has taken it upon himself to proceed the investigation regardless of our closing it. It’s clear now from his memos that Petey (Hero Fanatic-Obsessive/ Solipsist on the Werthem Spectrum) is in danger for vigilante conduct, and probably, all the time was. Maybe in the end, this process pressure will likely be investigating him.”
Petey’s bodily traits all the time matched up fairly carefully with Lube Man, as does Petey’s clear curiosity in heroes. Petey probably was acquainted with the ebook inside the Watchmen universe often known as “Fogdancing.” The ebook discusses U.S. particular brokers often known as “fogdancers” who put on silver bodysuits with goggles and coat themselves in a particular lubricant often known as “SPF-666” to protect them from radiation. In truth, Agent Petey mentions SPF-666 in his Reznor and Ross-scored rap.
Within the clip, Lindelof stops in need of confirming that Petey is certainly Lube Man and mentions that he would like the followers to work out the place a Rolling Stone interview falls into the Watchmen canon. He additionally refers back to the Lubed One by the actor’s identify Dustin Ingram. So maybe the actual twist to the Watchmen canon right here isn’t that Dale Petey is Lube Man, however quite the very actual Dustin Ingram.