Okay, sorry if this has been discussed before, but I decided it was best to wait on making a comment to think things through.
The entire idea of Geoffrey being Naugus' student, and being a traitor this entire time feels like a hand me down order from Sega.
He made no direct action when the Prowlers were trying to topple the current government in spite of his words to Naugus Geoff's mission was to keep the Monarchy in existence so Naugus could claim it for himself.
Even if Geoffrey didn't use his one or two magic tricks purely to keep cover, what's irritating is him not using them when alone and no one to see them.
And it just doesn't -feel- right: if he was playing a part, he wouldn't have been such a jerk.
Not to mention he's never lifted a finger to help his master until now.
In short, it feels like Evil Antione being dropped on our heads again, except without plot holes being filled in.
And of course, the BIGGEST thing that made me stare me in perplex confusion is Hershey! If he HAD been playing a part, he wouldn't have asked a preacher with what was going to be his last moments on Mobius to marry him and his partner! Even if he's not a zealot who'd scream at the sky glory to his master with his dying breath, his entire attitude to and treatment of Hershey doesn't really serve any purpose of any scheme (since she had no political power or influence). And St. John has shown that he's not the type to do things for no reason.
And he wouldn't have mentioned Hershey to Rouge if he wasn't loyal to her.
It honestly feels like the writers -needed- Geoffrey to be a straight out villain, rather than it being an evolution of the character, and saw Hershey as a pesky annoyance that had to be removed from the picture with a brush off to make Geoffrey a bad guy.
If Hershey was being held hostage, or if Geoffrey was pulling an Anakin Skywalker and Naugus and only Naugus had a means of saving Hershey from something: THEN I could see him willing to betray anyone and everyone around him -for her- after having a total break down between his almighty sense of duty and his all too mobian feelings. Which would have given his ascension to villainhood an actual sense of story.
Instead, Geoffrey gives us the hint she is either on the other side of the planet, or he betrayed her first. And the readers who have disliked Geoffrey simply for being in the way of a favorite pairing suddenly are given like a christmas gift an ACTUAL reason to hate his guts that came out of the blue.