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Brannigan, p1

November 28, 2022 by Tim


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James Rye
James Rye
2 months ago

More like first Whiskey, then second more Whiskey, then Words.

Daemone
Daemone
2 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

“Companion mother” is still creepy, bot-dude.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

I don’t think he’s heard of second whiskey.

Nico
Nico
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Or elevenses

Jacob
Jacob
2 months ago
Reply to  Nico

I almost upvoted this, but since it is AT 11, I had to leave it.

Please accept this comment with my humble apologies.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

Or maybe One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer 😁

Last edited 2 months ago by Kaitensatsuma
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P2Mc28
2 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

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leduk
leduk
2 months ago

Brannigan? like john or zapp? I’m also curious to know what whisky it is.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Probably the whiskey’s name is Brannigan. I doubt Tim would name the arc after either of those figures.

Mr. Seeker
Mr. Seeker
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

What about the movie “Brannigan”?

Pajuka
Pajuka
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Seeker

Brannigan – Noun, informal (early 1900s).

A fight or argument either caused by, or made worse by, alcohol.

Given Ethan and Scott’s recent history and the bottle of whiskey… lines are getting crossed hard. Agian.

Phoenyx
Phoenyx
2 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

Oh no!! D:

Rolando
Rolando
2 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

Is it an archaic word, by now? If so, pity. ‘Cos it’s certainly useful, concise, and alluding to a timeless and universal circumstance that will never fade from society.

MRD
MRD
2 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

Amen to that, I’ve already added it to my vocabulary. Even made it into a verb, “Oh, those two? They’re just branniganing.”

Rolando
Rolando
2 months ago
Reply to  MRD

We could talk about Brannigan babies, maybe? Like, those resulting out of alcohol-induced, ill-advised hook-up’s. In my country, calling children “bendiciones” (blessings, in Spanish) became a trend from the classic types. So, we flipped it. Now it’s an ironic reference to children born to CLEARLY incapable and/or unwilling parents. Specially if they’re in denial about their bad decision. It’s usually shortened to “bendis” (bendi for singular). — In my life experience, thanks to a mix of good luck and good choices, I can say most situations related to Brannigans have been OPPOSITE Brannigans. A positive interaction, made possible or smoothed… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Rolando
Hotair
Hotair
2 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

Whelp, sounds like we’re in for a real treat.

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

I learned a new word today!

zMaile
zMaile
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

It’d be Zapp I reckon; looking at that slightly pale complexion.

You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they reached their limit and shut down.

Burg
Burg
2 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Green bottle, off-white label, red cap. It’s Jameson.

WAhydrohead
WAhydrohead
2 months ago
Reply to  Burg

That was my thought based on the bottle shape and colors used.

BlueGriffin
BlueGriffin
2 months ago
Reply to  leduk

In US slang it means a drinking spree, though it can also mean a noisy quarrel or fight…

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
2 months ago
Reply to  BlueGriffin

First whiskey, then words and finally hits…

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  BlueGriffin

Irish slang you mean. 🙂

PapaVanTwee
PapaVanTwee
2 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Laura.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
2 months ago

Ah, yes, the perfect beverage to whisk away the thundercloud of hostility looming over the friendship.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Unfortunately, a Brannigan is a “fight made worse by alcohol” I think this is going to go very poorly at least at first.

ears
ears
2 months ago

Can this be a flashback?

Merlian
Merlian
2 months ago
Reply to  ears

I was wondering too if this is “now” or “back then”

Vincent Price
Vincent Price
2 months ago
Reply to  Merlian

I’m thinking this is current times.

Chrispy
Chrispy
2 months ago
Reply to  ears

fi imagine it’s now. He just had an event where he discovered that despite his best intentions, he couldn’t get the outcome that he truly desired. Much like Scott did.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
2 months ago
Reply to  Chrispy

Interesting take.

Zair
Zair
2 months ago
Reply to  Chrispy

My mind went someplace similar. This new Ethan is more introspective than CAD 1.0. I think this is post sun devil massacre, and he’s willing to talk, but first he’s going to let Scott know how he feels? Not quite sure where Tim’s going, but yeah.

Miffy92
Miffy92
2 months ago
Reply to  ears

Scott’s beard isn’t one of sorrow, it’s well kept. He’s still in a wheelchair, so this is post-incident. And he’s upright in bed playing a Switch, so (complete inference, here) he can’t sleep, probably due to some recent falling out.

robin
robin
2 months ago
Reply to  ears

i would say it is current, since it looks like he playing a switch in bed

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
2 months ago

At the risk of looking like a lost-in-the-past jackass, did the flying beer bottle tell him to bring that?

Havok
Havok
2 months ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Thanks! Well found. Fitting title then 😉

Calibus101
Calibus101
2 months ago

Something tells me that it wasnt just the blood of the criminals but also deathblood.

Ethan hadnt had this sort of moment of seriousness since he let slip the hand of the troll.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
2 months ago
Reply to  Calibus101

I still rather doubt that. Even ignoring the implausibility of Ethan (ordinary human combat-wise) somehow overpowering experienced super Deathblood when he couldn’t even beat the ordinary thugs, I’d expect the police to have found more evidence if that actually were the case. (Also more damage, Deathblood doesn’t seem the kind to go quietly). I agree the sudden seriousness is uncharacteristic and shows that something shocked Ethan, but I don’t see why he would’ve had to hurt Deathblood for that. Watching several people (some of which he was even trying to be friendly with) get brutally murdered right in front of… Read more »

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

“Couldn’t beat ordinary thugs”? Respectfully I disagree dear sir. In less than a minute or two of clearly not doing his best he was already at a phase he could convince them from attacking him, opening up the discussion of surrendering. Ethan also has an arsenal of weapons that can take down beefy opponents in real life. If course in universe it can be different or they have some prevention measures, but a good taser can take big buys down. Ethan also has explosives that are pretty powerful, strong glue and apparently a firebomb. I think from the few things… Read more »

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Fair enough, Ethan was mostly winning against the thugs. Still, that seemed mostly based on attrition from them not being able to kill him (and not trying anything else yet) rather than him actually beating them. While the thugs hadn’t harmed Ethan, he hadn’t actually disabled any of them either. He’d gotten a few more hits in, but all thugs were still up regardless. In terms of actual damage it was almost a draw, with neither side really achieving anything. (But yes, slight advantage to Ethan). I do disagree about Ethan being able to convince the thugs to stop attacking… Read more »

Calibus101
Calibus101
2 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

I want to agree with you, and what i said above is a theory at best. Ethan is essentially immortal but i could see if he had to weigh saving the lives of others good or evil and having them needlessly murdered by a sociopath who delights in slaughter.

I do not think he killed deathblood but i think he failed saving the gang, and managed to exhaust and apprehend deathblood.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Ethan is WAY more powerful than Deathblood if Ethan wanted him dead, he’d be dead. All he had to do was respawn in behind him, (as we have often seen him do) and open fire. Ethan doesn’t kill people though.

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
2 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Ethan could easily beat “ordinary thugs”. He was explicitly choosing NOT to, in order to, you know, not kill them. He has access to several lethal tools and assuming that he can control his respawns (which it appears he can, since during that fight he appeared on top of a table in a perfect place to give a “You’re wasting your time, give up” speech), he could easily manipulate that power to give him lethal attacking angles. He could have beaten them easily. Instead, he was using his power to demoralize them into giving up, and it was working until… Read more »

Rolando
Rolando
2 months ago
Reply to  Calibus101

Ethan is helplessly watching the world tell him “you’re wrong and alone” over and over, while leaving him behind. Impotent to stop it. Ignored or overruled when rising his voice.

No one seems to share his ideals and perspective. Not the media, not fellow supers. Not even his brothers in arms.

That is enough for many people to develop life-long scars. And certainly enough to bring such seriousness.

He’s handling remarkably well, for now. But enough of that, WILL break almost everyone eventually.

ThatThingThisOneGuySaid
ThatThingThisOneGuySaid
2 months ago
Reply to  Calibus101

I thought of this right away as a potential twist, but it doesn’t fit for a few reasons. 1.) Lilah wouldn’t have asked “do you think it’s gang violence, or is a vigilante involved?” if Deathblood’s body was in the warehouse. 2.) The death of a notorious super like Deathblood would probably elicit a more significant reaction and level of scene security than this. And I think you’d see more than a lone reporter showing up when word leaked out. 3.) Also, I’m sure she wouldn’t have left so easily if THAT story was there to be covered. Given her… Read more »

ashcritter
ashcritter
2 months ago

Damn… Uh…Serious Ethan is, uh….kinda hot… .///.

Dom
Dom
2 months ago
Reply to  ashcritter

Everything can be a fetish.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Anyone else got a creeping suspicion that this isn’t Ethan?

Jacob
Jacob
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben

I know, right? He looks too pale, just not quite right.

Tim
Tim
2 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

If he’s been out in the cold and wet long enough, he would turn pale anyway. Blood supply pulled from limbs and extremities to keep the core warm. He could just be giving exactly zero fucks about the weather.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben

I think Ethan has just had a very bad couple of weeks.

Jere
Jere
2 months ago

It makes a lot of sense for Ethan to turn to Scott in this situation: He just tried to save someone (the thugs in his case) by standing in the way of an armed attacker, but ultimately it was futile and he could so nothing but watch. Thats exactly what Scott went through (ofc with the difference of fiancee vs people who wanted to kill him 5 mins earlier), so he is the one he might want to talk to. It could even be that the whiskey is for “ok, let us completley put away the robot thing for now”,… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Jere
ThatThingThisOneGuySaid
ThatThingThisOneGuySaid
2 months ago

Ethan knows what it feels like to be helpless, knowing he stepped in front of the bullet and it didn’t make a difference except to leave him broken (mentally), and now thinking “if I had the chance to stop an implacable killing machine I couldn’t reason with (Deathblood), would I have done anything different than Scott did?”

Sometimes when you walk a mile… roll a mile in another man’s wheel chair, you start to see the world through his eyes.

Jane S
Jane S
2 months ago

I think you make a very valid point here – he’s seen a similar outcome with Deathblood to what Scott saw as a possibility with Zeke. He may better understand where Scott was coming from now. I’m not saying Ethan agrees with the approach Scott took, but perhaps sees why he did it.

foducool
foducool
2 months ago

rough night, huh?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 months ago

I’d like you to meet my two friends, Jack and Jameson

Karrde
Karrde
2 months ago

I’m guessing Jamison from the bottle

Flame
Flame
2 months ago

Plot twist. That’s not Ethan. That’s an android sent to exploit information from him, and kill him.

CBL
CBL
2 months ago

No villain arc! No villain arc! Chant it with me folks I want my boy Scott to stay away from penguins

The Legacy
The Legacy
2 months ago

Good god, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ethan so pale.

Dom
Dom
2 months ago

Brannigan’s Law?

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

In Vino, Veritas

Bulk up
Bulk up
2 months ago

No no no…Ethan isnt near enough bad ass to drink whiskey, more like a wine cooler or maybe beer kind of guy

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Bulk up

You need to be a bad ass to drink whiskey? Booze is booze.

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Bulk up

I’m not a bad ass AT ALL and I enjoy a good whisky.