Having the same reaction as everyone else to this... Both my fiance and I had an "oooh DAMN!" out loud reaction to that punch. I do like Caesar, but I'm with Meechum... He SO had that coming. XD "I've been trying to reach you," indeed. He had most of season 3 to reach out to Rex and do some explaining and didn't do it.
Also, "they all explode in a robot-explode-y-way", LOL. Plus that Rylander bit... haha.
Caesar is so weird. I storyboarded another scene where Caesar is praising Van Kleiss. It ended up getting cut. I really wasn't sure if you were supposed to hate him or what. I was happy to draw him getting punched.
I don't get Cesar. He's like the 'evil but doesn't know it' evil guy or what? I mean, it's not like he tried to kill his brother. And will we ever know if he had a Control Collar on? 0o I mean...why would he want to do that to is own brother. XD I was like 'Wow, Rex.' Atleast his brother didn't punch back.
Caesar is a complex character. He's not evil, he was never evil. Part of the problem was that he felt the need to keep secrets for the greater good, potentially because he at first thought Rex was too young to handle the truth and possibly because he didn't trust other people to know it. After all, why bring up the fact that the Event was triggered to put the Master Control Nanites out of reach if it wasn't truly necessary? It was information that could have been dangerous in the wrong hands. Then once the Consortium got back into the picture, being selective about what information he gave out was necessary for both survival and his plan to make things right again by agreeing to restart the Nanite Project. And while he did tend toward an "ends justifies the means" philosophy, it was always in regards to saving the world, not hurting it further. Even in using the control collar tech on Rex, he likely had some plan in mind that would ultimately help his brother in the long run. After all, Caesar knew even then that only Rex could use the Master Control Nanites. He was too important to damage permanently. So there was never a control collar involved with Caesar... It was just him working his own agenda the best way he knew how.