Pericles Lear is a recurring antagonist in the ClueFinders series.
Pericles Lear has brown hair that is combed back, brown eyebrows, blue eyes, light skin, and bony cheeks. He wears a blue vest over a white long-sleeve shirt, a red bowtie, grayish-tan pants, and brown shoes.
Pericles Lear is an evil genius. He is described as a "demented toymaker" in the user guide for The ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade. In that game, he says that he loves making evil toys, and his profile states his favorite type of toy is a chemistry set.
In the GamesEdit
Pericles Lear is the manager of Ultimate Toys. He steals a shrinking device from the store owner, Mr. Swiffle, to use for his own twisted purposes. He uses it to shrink a cable car with Joni, Owen, and Laptrap inside of it, shrinking all of them in process. While on the fourth floor of Ultimate Toys, Santiago and Leslie see Pericles Lear trying to make some kind of high-energy fuel. On the fifth floor, they overhear Pericles Lear having a discussion with Mr. Swiffle. Mr. Swiffle says that a very important item of his went missing (referring to the shrinking device), and while he doesn't accuse Pericles of stealing it, he does seem suspicious of him. After Santiago and Leslie reach the sixth floor, they encounter Pericles again, and he uses the shrinking device on them and traps them in a gumball machine. The ClueFinders are able to escape and build an "unshrinker" to counter Pericles' shrinking device. Pericles is confronted by Mr. Swiffle, who reveals his suspicions about Pericles stealing the shrinking device. Pericles tries to shrink Mr. Swiffle, who dodges the ray emitted by the device, and it hits the unshrinker instead. Then Santiago uses the unshrinker on the shrinking device, which makes it so large that it traps Pericles Lear beneath its weight, rendering him immobile. Presumably, he is later arrested for his actions.
Pericles Lear and three other villains team up and trap the ClueFinders in a mansion. Each villain has a unique trap for one of the ClueFinders, and Pericles has a challenge designed for Santiago, which takes place in a giant pinball machine. At the end of the game, when the ClueFinders all escape from the traps, each villain is subjected to their own trap. Pericles Lear is last seen stuck inside of his own pinball machine.