Came to the realization that Hellbeast #2 literally can’t see the laser pointer. Not he can see it and just doesn’t care - which was the original assumption - but literally is incapable of seeing it. He doesn’t react at all when you turn it on/off, doesn’t track it with his eyes ever, and seems highly confused about what Hellbeast #1 is doing when she chases it.
I don’t think it’s just a matter of colorblindness, though we’re probably going to check that. He sees other red things. We already knew he had problems with his vision. When he drinks from a normal bowl, he pushes it around the floor or repeatedly dunks a toy in it so he can use the water movement to gauge its depth. He takes a long time to line up his jumps and will never do a high jump if he can manage - he’ll go from half wall to couch arm to couch to coffee table to floor, for instance.
I’m curious how exactly he sees. We always assumed it was just a depth perception problem, but that wouldn’t explain the laser pointer.