Red Laser
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Publication information
First appearance 1983
In-story information
Team affiliations Red Shadows

Red Laser is an Action Force comic book character. He is a Red Shadow and the gunner of the Laser Exterminator.

Red Laser was known in West Germany as Roter Laser.

Characterisation

According to his Battle Action Force depiction, Red Laser is a former-member of a Japanese terrorist organisation,

In addition, Red Laser is described as "totally corrupt", and "brainwashed by Baron Ironblood to accept the slightest command from him".

Role in the transition to Cobra

Red Laser is one of a handful of Red Shadow characters incorporated into the storyline that accompanied the transition to Cobra in the mid-1980s. The change in direction saw a storyline where Ironblood betrays the Red Shadows, leaking information about their bases and intentions to the UN. As the Shadows are wiped out, Ironblood goes into hiding and constructs a new identity for himself, becoming Cobra Commander, and creating Cobra as a new enemy force.

Subsequently, Red Laser (who is shown without his face mask/helmet) together with the Black Major and Red Vulture goes in search of Ironblood to seek revenge for the betrayal of the Red Shadows. However he is unable to get near to his former leader and exits the series having rescued the Black Major with Red Vulture. He never features again in Battle Action Force.

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