Question: Dr. Claw's claw has a red light built into it. During the film it is shown to be flashing. I've just always wanted to know what this means?
Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Directed by: Alex Zamm
Starring: Elaine Hendrix, French Stewart, Caitlin Wachs, Tony Martin
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Answer: Probably just a common trope seen in movies to indicate something is on or working. It adds a hint of in-movie realism. While it's shown that the claw can be operated manually or through will, it isn't implied the light does anything or tells us anything.