OttoWeek Day 1
Day 1: I wish… give us your idea of what might have happened on the show. A headcanon? A plot bunny? A perfect prompt to explore canon more freely :)
- Otto meeting an older version of himself who’s in his late-20s/early-30s and is a respected Time Squad Officer. Even though that older!Otto would still be short, he’s essentially a badass nerd (he’s super strong and knows how to use a phaser, but he’d still be cracking history jokes and geeking out over videogames and such). It would have given our little Otto something to strive for/look forward to in the future. As a side note, Larry and Tuddrussel would be pleasantly surprised and super proud of their small son.
- I headcanon Otto having a photo album that records all of his adventures with the Time Squad as well as casual pictures of him, Larry and Tuddrussel chilling out at the satellite. One day Larry is cleaning out his room and he comes across the photo album, which is titled ‘My Family’. Larry is hesitant to read through it because he’s afraid that it’d contain more horrific photos of Otto’s days at the orphanage. But to his surprise, they’re all pics of him, Otto and Tuddrussel, and his little Otto looks so happy, healthy and cheerful. Suddenly, Otto comes into the room and he finds Larry looking through his pictures. However Otto isn’t mad or annoyed. He goes up to Larry and says “So what do you think of them?” But Larry doesn’t answer right away. Instead he kneels down and gives Otto the biggest hug.
- Otto learning more about Thomas Edison and feeling utterly betrayed that he took advantage of Nikola Tesla. It would be a moment of character growth for Otto in learning that some of his favorite historical figures aren’t necessarily good people.
- A Les Mis parody involving Otto as a Jean Valjean-type character. During a mission in late 1700s/early 1800s France (maybe one involving Victor Hugo!), Otto sees a couple of starving orphans which triggers painful memories of him back in his days at the orphanage. Not wanting to see others like him suffer (and going against the ‘minimal interference’ rule), Otto takes a loaf of bread from a bread basket at a small shop and gives it to the kids. However, he is apprehended by a Javert-esque constable who sings about upholding his duty to the law (and is a large ham in general). Fortunately Larry and Tuddrussel are actually good caretakers this time around and rescue Otto before he’s carted off, prompting ‘Javert’ to hunt them down. The group essentially tries to complete their mission all while trying to avoid getting captured by this crazy cop who’s constantly singing.