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Bad Blood, p8

October 12, 2022 by Tim


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Merida
Merida
1 month ago

Smooth. Oddly smooth for Ethan. Only took 2 tries.

The Legacy
Member
The Legacy
1 month ago
Reply to  Merida

Third time’s the charm?

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Merida

Let’s admit it, folks. We always find it at least a bit surprising, when Ethan kicks ass like that. We just keep forgetting, that he’s a trained fighter who’s clearly at least decent at it. It’s not like he’s facing professional warriors, but still. They may be surprised out of their wits, but they have experience fighting. Delivering a kick to one head AND a thrown object to another head, before they can even react, takes skill. I think his constant antics and attitude, plus the memory of Ethan 1.0 most of us still carry, are something Tim exploits pretty… Read more »

Axiomite
Axiomite
1 month ago
Reply to  Rolando

Hey… if he can’t stay dead, as mentioned in a previous comic, that just means that he’s effectively Dark Soul’d his way into ‘getting gud’ when it comes to fighting.

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Axiomite

Makes me wish for Tim to show us more of his early training. Because, in many ways, his “can’t stay dead” power would lead him to make a whole new kind of silly and funny mistakes when learning. Just as it may enable him to train in ways that others can’t, and even develop some “signature moves” that rely on his power.

wkz
wkz
1 month ago
Reply to  Rolando

It’d just look like a Edge of Tomorrow training montage thou, in a lot of ways.

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  wkz

Never watched it, so I guess the idea may look more interesting to me? Who knows.

Kaogen
Kaogen
1 month ago
Reply to  Rolando

Plus he has the advantage of being able to practice real world applications of his techniques without worrying. Anyone else would practice and practice but never get an opportunity to do it for real without risking their life. Ethan on the other hand can try out different moves and ‘survive’ to learn which ones are a bad idea.

Edit: I somehow missed the entire post below me saying the same thing in far few words.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kaogen
Acher4
Acher4
1 month ago

With these powers, Ethan could have easily been the villain in a horror movie. 😛

Hallowethan

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago
Reply to  Acher4

Ooh. Scary. Similar to “It follows”.

Lordy
Lordy
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcus

Ohh, like the unbelievably slow spoon killer!

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Acher4

Oh, oh! How about a Winter-Een-Mas themed villain?

Maybe some unique circumstances when he respawned, created a clone that he’s unaware of and turned evil for some reason. Like Savitar in the Flash TV series.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Rolando

Ummmmm… Not necessarily a clone, but what if someone became like, a Winter-Een-Mas zealot? The holiday they created spawns their arch nemesis.

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Both ideas work. Yours is simpler, yet it still creates a link between our heroes and the villain.

On that… We’re yet to see what happens with the troll. That looked kinda like the most popular origin story for DC’s Joker. And just like that story further justifies the Joker’s fixation with Batman, we can totally expect the troll to obsess over Ethan (and maybe Lucas).

Duane E Naulls
Duane E Naulls
1 month ago
Reply to  Acher4

There actually is a villain in a Kamen Rider series from a few years back whom did do it, but he was limited to 99 lives. The guy was an absolute mad man.
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, only available through *ahem* fansub torrents…

Last edited 1 month ago by Duane E Naulls
Dom
Dom
1 month ago
Reply to  Acher4

We seriously need to phase out all escapism from human culture.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

I have a bit of a confession to make. It took me today number of pages of this comic to realize that even the buckle of Ethan’s utility belt is controller-shaped.
And yes, I fully realize that I’m talking about a buckle in a comic created by Tim Buckley.

The Legacy
Member
The Legacy
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Never underestimate the subtle details of Tim. Keep a close eye on background details in a lot of his different comics. One such example is the Starcaster comics; ever noticed that every single Starcaster has a different unique design? I’m more impressed that he doesn’t mix them up on occasion.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  The Legacy

I imagine the folder structure for the art assets on Tim’s computer is…elaborate.

evilleet
evilleet
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

whaddayamean?
Everything is neatly organized in the folder “D:\ART\stuff”

Red King Rauri
Red King Rauri
1 month ago

I wonder if Ethan has some control over where he respawns or if he’s just gotten really good at reacting to it.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  Red King Rauri

lol – I just asked a similar question, clearly I should have read the comments more carefully first… 🙂

Dodgy
Dodgy
1 month ago

I just noticed something… not just Ethan’s body but also his clothes etc. respawn. Even his hairdo!

So… “Gyah! I spilled soup on my favorite shirt!”, solution: Suicide & Respawn!
“Gyah! The wind messed up my hair!”, solution: Suicide & Respawn!
“Gyah! That pickpocket just rolled my favorite watch!”, solution: Suicide & Respawn!

So basically, if you don’t succeed at first: Suicide & Respawn!
The only thing might be timing, you need to suicide right away or the save state you wish for might have already been overwritten…

(Kids, don’t try this at home!)

Pajuka
Pajuka
1 month ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Ethan’s power is respawning not save scumming. For all we know the power only brings him back to his last healthy state, not a “save state”.

So suiciding because your shirt got messed up might just respawn you with the messed up shirt, cause you were healthy, just healthy and a little messy.

duderruder
duderruder
1 month ago

you love to see it

Tracker
Tracker
1 month ago

Ethan’s crouch kicking like right out of a street fighter game lol.

Love the change from bumbling idiot to competent fighter, reminds you that despite everything he’s been practising and training this sort of thing, ties in nicely with his power literally being ‘if at first you dont’ suceed, die, try again’

Esc
Esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Tracker

That’s a really interesting view on his power and very empowering.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
1 month ago

Hahaha nice. It just clicked for me: these guys are the Sun Devils

The guys Cort had to deliver stuff to in order to pay for ship repairs and not become a new host for a worm colony were also the Sun Devils

Killiak
Killiak
1 month ago

Persistent little bunch of hoodlums.

Bethany
Bethany
1 month ago

He can control where he respawns? Somehow I missed this.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

So, he has some control over where and in what position he respawns. Parameters such as distance are unknown.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

I think this was established when Zeke and the Master had kidnapped Ethan. He tried to kill himself in order to respawn outside of the cage they had him in.

volcarthe
volcarthe
1 month ago

Is Ethan smart enough to have a cyanide tooth for emergencies?

Extreme
Extreme
1 month ago
Reply to  volcarthe

…And would the tooth respawn?

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
1 month ago
Reply to  volcarthe

Nope. He tried killing himself back when the Master had him locked in a cell, and was unable to.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

True, but this is a while after that. He might’ve learned from that experience and taken extra measures since.

7eggert
7eggert
1 month ago
Reply to  volcarthe

He’d accidentally bite it several times a day. “Oh, a walnut, I can open it with my teeth”

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

…makes me wonder if he gets to somehow choose where he respawns. Obviously not right at his body… wonder what the range is?

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
1 month ago

I’m trying to imagine the mess he’d have if his dead body didn’t disappear when he respawned.

ra2phoenix
ra2phoenix
1 month ago

Like the motel room in Preacher with the angels?

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
1 month ago

Ok if Donald Trump silver(?) coins are going to be all over my screen the ad filter is going back on…

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Sorry I was trying to be funny, and wasn’t thinking of how you would interpret that. I leave my ad filter off on this website and I’m both a patreon of this and Starcaster. I just really hate that ridiculous traitor and wanted to snark.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 month ago

Yeah come to think of it, he really doesn’t have to worry about breaking any bones hitting someone as, apart from the pain and such, he just has to respawn and all good.

Hit em with the wet end! Traumatize Them!

Last edited 1 month ago by Crestlinger
Number51x
Number51x
1 month ago

He only annoyed that second biker. He’s going to get shot again, and this time it might be non-lethal on purpose.

Szeridan
Szeridan
1 month ago
Reply to  Number51x

They don‘t know he can only respawn when he dies. So far they might as well assume that his powers can be triggered at will.

toughluck
toughluck
1 month ago
Reply to  Number51x

How do you set a pistol to stun?

Ethan definitely has reservations about killing people, and he’s not going to shoot them, though he probably should.

HarvestDude™
HarvestDude™
1 month ago

Great video game reference! Throw a stone those who didn’t die a couple times when facing a game boss. Atta boy, Ethan!

Charles Gollmar
Charles Gollmar
1 month ago

“Ow!” doesn’t really fill one with confidence that that was a debilitating blow. Will Ethan follow up with another move or get shot again?

Smith
Smith
1 month ago

You know, this begs the question. Does he have any control over where he respawns? Cause him being on the table kinda makes me think he has some sort of overview of the immediate area and can decide ‘Ok, spawn here in this position’.

Yakumo
Yakumo
1 month ago

I just realized. Reasonably so, but clearly, Misfits did air in the universe, or at least Ethan never saw it. Otherwise he should belted out Sheehan’s line “A list Baby!” (I might have that off, but that’s how I remember it when he was dug up having gone a whole season metaphorically dying to find out because he had to literally do so.

Joejoe
Joejoe
1 month ago

The body disappears? Pretty sure we had a comic in the past where Ethan was harvesting his own blood, so how’s that work?