|There are a lot of pictures of this guy shaking his fist.|
|It changes from a flying vehicle into... another flying vehicle?|
First, the vehicle. In no other show is a vehicle so closely related to a character. Each one had their own distinctive ride, and Miles had arguably the coolest of them all. You have a helicopter, already a pretty cool vehicle, and dwarfed by one other original M.A.S.K. toy (Rhino). But then, you flip a few switches and suddenly, you've got a freakin' jet! That was bad-ass! Way cooler than Matt Trakker's Thunderhawk, in my opinion. What would you rather fly in, a car with its doors up, or an actual jet?
Second, you've got M.A.S.K.'s signature weapons. Each of the characters wears a mask that basically grants them special powers. There's x-ray vision, levitation, phase shifting. Basically any power you can think of. Miles's mask, Viper, shoots highly corrosive acid, perfect for melting safes to steal whatever was inside. In a cartoon where most of the powers are supportive, it's cool seeing one so much devastating potential.
|I can't see outta this thing!|
Let's get to the rating - Coolness: 3. I'll be the first to say I love this guy, but if you take away his vehicle, he's just an old guy in a fake-looking military outfit. His voice isn't memorable and even his mask is pretty bland compared to some of the other characters.
Effectiveness: 3. Miles's plans go awry as much as every other villains' did, but I would give him more props if his plans were more evil than robbing stuff. Compared to others, Miles just doesn't stack up.