Vance LaFleur is a famous scientist and head of the world Science League which focuses on the betterment and protection of mankind (or so they claim). Flint appears to idolize him and keeps a poster of him on his motivational wall gallery.
He is a tall man in a white lab coat with a black sweater underneath and black pants and shoes. He has pale skin, short white hair and wears dark sunglasses.
He is a selfish man with no morals and a cavalier attitude who cares only for fame and progress, and puts the lives of innocent people on the line for his own benefit.
According to the movie's art book, he acts as a heroic scientist who helps the world with his science league and even saved it once from giant ants, however the disasters he stops are all actually caused by him.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
A deleted scene shows Flint writing to Vance LaFleur, cataloging some of both of their achievements.
- According to the movie's art book, in one version of the story, Flint wanted to join the Science League and would eventually meet the head, Vance LaFleur himself, only to learn that LaFleur caused most of the problems he had solved (such as giant ants), and was rather blasé and cavalier about it, showing that he was a man of no morals who cared only about fame and status. Eventually making Flint deny acceptance into the Science League and staying in Swallow Falls.