Hound of UIster wrote:
I think it's also implied the true totem of the rot isn't Abbey or her brother, but Anton Arcane, the recurring nemesis of the Swamp Thing.
Edit: The Red was introduced by Moore back in Swamp Thing, Buddy as the Swamp Thing equivalent in the Red was introduced by one of the Vertigo writers that followed Morrison.
I came to that conclusion as well about Anton Arcane. His arrival in the series has mirrored Shredder's in TMNT in that they built the suspense for someone so big.
Thanks for helping me out with some of the players in AM and how they operate as totem vs avatars and the such.