so lars is the kids hero, he is a sea beast hunter. it is undecided whether or not he could be the kids father. the kid idolises this character and as such would do anything to meet or help this guy.
this guy is used to create the situation of the need of proof for the eel so he knows where to hunt him down.
i intend to use posters and photographs of this guy posing with all the beasts he has killed. such as the intro to kung fu panda where the pandas room is a shrine to the furious five.
at the end there will be a flash back that contrasts the original posters and photos and the kid realises that what his hero does is wrong and cruel and he should not help in any way.