Arlo Smoot was a character in The Hidden World. He is father of Pearl and Rudy, whom he brought up in Hawaii and other tropical islnads. He was hired by the goverment as a radio spy; he was known as "The Ears of the Universe" and was offered many jobs but chose the one with the biggest pay.

The Hidden WorldEdit

Arlo was listening in to a conversation by Don Gervase Askary when the man himself burst in threatening his entire family. After an escape plan gone wrong Pearl flew away on a balloon leaving Rudy and Arlo at the mercy of Don Gervase.

Arlo was copied using a echo beetle and tried to get the mesmerion, in the end though he rejoins his family and returns home.