OK, so at the end, the secret base with the world-destroying nuclear missiles is locked, and the only key is dropped into a raging river that not even The Man With The Scarlet Eye can fish it out of. Fair enough. But when he left the base just a few minutes ago, Scarlet Eye did so by turning into energy and leaving through a vent. What's stopping him from doing the same thing in reverse and setting them off again?
That's a case of Fridge Horror I never would have thought of. Maybe when he's pure energy he can't actually pick any physical objects up.
Yeah, but he can turn from energy to "human" again, back and forth. Nothing should stop him from energizing, going back through the vent, turning "human," and setting off the missiles.