In Case of Hooks, Part 13: "Live Free or Hook Hard"
If the cop puts out an APB, you should probably abandon the very obvious, bumper-sticker-covered, neon green [non-clown] convertible.
If it's Halloween, there will be many boys and girls dressed as hook-handed superheroes and spunky photographers, so blend into the crowd.
If you're suddenly in a crowd of top-hat-clad people (and Halloween is over), you must be in the wealthy part of town.
If the driver is immediately arrested for not wearing a top hat in a Top Hats Only zone, I hope you're already wearing a top hat.
If you're not already wearing a top hat, knock off a few other people's top hats and start a riot.
In case of hat riot, use the chaos as a diversion while you search for that suspicious top-hatted man from the comic books.
If that suspicious top-hatted man was powerful enough to reboot a bunch of people's lives a bunch of times, he's probably very rich.
If you come across a giant mansion with a front gate that is adorned by a crest depicting golden hooks, maybe this is where he lives.
If the mansion is guarded by well-armed and well-dressed guards, you'll have to work together to get in.
If teamwork is required: Spunky Photographer Girl blinds the guards with the flash from her camera, Hooks-For-Hands Boy parkours over the fence, and you relax.
If Hooks-For-Hands Boy successfully parkours around/over/under/through things and opens the gate, stop relaxing and charge into the mansion.
If you're inside the mansion, enter the grand study and look for a giant leather armchair by the fireplace with its back turned to you.
If you find a giant leather armchair with its back turned, wait patiently for the villain sitting in it to spin around and face you.
If you've been waiting for a really long time and the giant leather armchair hasn't swiveled, maybe there's actually no villain sitting it.
If a butler informs you that the top-hatted man is sitting in a giant leather armchair in the *grander* study, he's richer than you thought.
In case of confrontation with the mysterious top-hatted man, demand to know the extent of his mysterious top-hatted deeds.
If top-hatted man calls himself "The Perfectionist," he may claim that he's simply been trying to keep the Hooks-For-Hands legacy relevant.
If each iteration became too campy, childish, dark, or overly-meta, the reboots were necessary to avoid letting the character become dated.
If the public's tastes have been changing increasingly quickly, The Perfectionist has never been able to satisfy every audience at once.
If each adaptation also happened to make millions of dollars, I guess that was just a happy accident.
If he claims that he was also actually helping you by rebooting the franchise and freeing you from being typecast, that's a good point.
If you're free from playing Hooks-For-Hands Man, you now have the opportunity to grow a scraggly beard and star in an indie dramedy.
If you're not planning on starring in any dramedies (even though you've already got the scraggly beard), The Perfectionist has no choice but to kill you off.
If a dramatic quote is needed: "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become a cameo in the reboot."
If this confrontation is going on for a very long time, be thankful that the butler temporarily interrupts to serve some delicious food.