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Brannigan, p13

December 23, 2022 by Tim


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Lt. Kettch
Lt. Kettch
1 month ago

Tadaima, sonuvabitch

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
1 month ago
Reply to  Lt. Kettch

The absolute most fitting insult for this guy. At least in this situation.

Eric the White
Eric the White
1 month ago
Reply to  Lt. Kettch

Hey look, he finally learned enough English to figure out that “Companion Mother” didn’t mean what he thought it meant! 🙂

P2Mc28
P2Mc28
1 month ago
Reply to  Lt. Kettch

OK this was “last edited” almost right when I viewed the comic. I don’t like that fact. I want to believe it’s coincidence, but does my PC have some sort of browser trojan that is specifically targeting CAD’s comment section. Not to mention I think the bot started happening when I decided to comment for maybe the first time? What have I done… what am I being haunted by …

P2Mc28
P2Mc28
1 month ago
Reply to  P2Mc28

Is there a way for anyone on the admin side of things to verify like, if the posts are being generated from the same IP? Is there a ghost in my machine?

P2Mc28
P2Mc28
1 month ago
Reply to  P2Mc28

I also want to point out that it does not seem I am able to edit any of *my* posts; maybe somehow my legit posting has been flagged and disabled (hence my 2FA no longer working and locking me out of my registered account) in an effort to combat the bot?

Is this some sort of insane AR situation and ZK has taken over my account, gone full anti-humanity, and has resorted to this?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 month ago
Reply to  Lt. Kettch

ohai~o otou-sama

Last edited 1 month ago by Kaitensatsuma
Verdiekus
Verdiekus
1 month ago
Reply to  Lt. Kettch

Love your name Kettch, I enjoyed that series.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
1 month ago

I wonder what ZK will choose. Murder? Imprisonment? Maybe attach a bomb on/in the master’s head? Will there be repairs?

It is the second big choice after he became free from all control that we’re aware of.

Sinnirr
Sinnirr
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Those red eyes do not bode well for him..

TomB
TomB
29 days ago
Reply to  Sinnirr

Am I the only one that looked at his ‘smile’ and had a ‘creepy hollow’ / ‘evil pumpkin head’ moment? For some reason, the expression reminded me of the graphics in some sort of animated Sleepy Hollow I saw many years ago. It would be reasonable and just if he smoked the Master. Prudent as well. But it makes ZK kind of like the Master and that’s sad if it goes that way. If, on the other hand, he finds some way to give him the ‘Mad Max’ solution (‘here’s the hacksaw, here’s the chain, and there’s a bomb ticking….… Read more »

Paradox
Paradox
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

ZK appears to have a fixed faceplate already, implying that they found Ethan’s gift, this kindness might shape their decision

chargersfan
chargersfan
1 month ago
Reply to  Paradox

The front of ZK’s head wasn’t damaged, only the back. https://cad-comic.com/comic/deposited-p11/

It appears ZK is wearing a hood in the last panel on today’s comic, so we don’t know yet if he received Ethan’s gift.

Merida
Merida
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

I think robot 1 is one of the sentries, and ZK can control or reason with it. The last panels, Master turns the opposite way and there is no light where ZK is.

Whatever
Whatever
1 month ago

Well… least it wasn’t a stray waterballoon this time.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Whatever

Why water balloon, is that some reference I am missing?

MusicManD
MusicManD
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

CAD 1.0 wherein Zeke goes all murder-y and burns their house down.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Water is what stopped him in 1.0, Lucas sprayed him if I remember right. As a bot built from a few Xbox’s he wasn’t water tight, it nearly killed him.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago

And for reasons like thid, even as cool as an army of bots can be, for vigilance is always good to also trust in reliable and fluffy guard dogs.

Well, so Zeke has spent the last months tracking and working in overdrive the Master network. Interesting was could possibly looking for now.

Happy holidays for you all CADpals!

Merida
Merida
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I wonder if this is a time skip backward. I doub it would have taken so long. Probably already found the Master even before leaving the shop, watching.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  Merida

Given how it says ‘meanwhile’ on top of the page, a time skip seems unlikely. 😉 But I don’t think the comic ever gave a detailed timeframe on how long it has been since the incident. We know it’s at least multiple days since we’ve seen Ethan go out several times, but (unless I missed them somewhere) there haven’t actually been any ‘[a few weeks later]’ panels to confirm or deny anything more. It’s been months on our side of the pages, but in-comic it could well be less. The best clue I could find is Ethan’s ‘places I’ve checked’… Read more »

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Zeke’s “brain” is working like a human brain, As Scott put it “his programming is acting like a human mind constantly changing and rewriting itself” to paraphrase. So, like many who have suffered a brain injury, he has the limited ability to bypass the damaged areas to regain a level of function. He may not be just like the silly bot-buddy of v1.0, but something along those lines once he’s out of defence/revenge mode so to speak.

Flanker
Flanker
1 month ago

A way too perfect cliffhanger, damn 😀

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago

First… makes perfect sense that they’d go to Eugene. Only one that has the tools and equipment, after all.

But ZK doesn’t *need* him. They can do field repairs themself. Probably can even upgrade the lesser bots and do it through them.

Wonder if ZK’s going to kill him, or just stick a bomb in him.

Pajuka
Pajuka
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Plot twist, Ethan’s lessons of ethics and morality gets him to just rough up Eugene and turn him into the authorities.

Mind you the “rough up” part might be a beating within an inch of his life

Spoony Bard
Spoony Bard
1 month ago
Reply to  Pajuka

This is more or less what I’m expecting to happen, actually. ZK will rough him up, then probably tie him up and call the authorities. Wouldn’t be surprised if they put some sort of note in there about turning in the Master being a gift for Ethan, similar to how Ethan’s been leaving notes for them as well.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I doubt he can repair himself (kind of awkward to get around and work on the back of your own head) but the use of the lesser bots to do it is a good idea.

Eric the White
Eric the White
1 month ago

Particuarly if you need to power off the brain to fix your language processor.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago

If you read the comic carefully Zeke says to the master “they aren’t listening to you anymore” he has already taken control of the lesser bots. So repairs won’t be a problem, it’s what he does to the master first…

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
1 month ago

Good job, Scott.

Shinji Schneider
Shinji Schneider
1 month ago

Deck the hall with large intestins falalalala lala la la

Arcslayer
Arcslayer
1 month ago

The first ‘h’ before hi is a nice touch. Either he’s still afraid of any other safeguards Eugene has, or he’s still damaged. Nice touch either way.

ocramot
ocramot
1 month ago
Reply to  Arcslayer

I think it’s the latter you said: notice also the double “lis” in the previous panel.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Arcslayer

I think it’s the damage (also see “lis-listening”), Zeke is not human, even if they can be afraid, they wouldn’t stutter for that reason.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

First off, by his own admission, he “wants to live”.
Second, this here is basically number 5 in SC2.
I will be disappointed if he doesn’t call Ethan “nahte” at some point prior to his repairs.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

What’s SC2? The only one I thought of is Starcraft 2, but “number 5” and speaking backwards doesn’t ring a bell regarding it.

As for “he wants to live” – it doesn’t negate what I meant: That Zeke doesn’t need to breathe, he isn’t going to stutter due to being unable to catch his breath (or whatever other biological reason causes that for humans).

Hence the stuttering is probably because of damage and not stress.

Richard Weatherfield
Richard Weatherfield
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Short Circuit 2. Johnny 5 gets beaten to within an inch of his life by some thugs and as a result stutters and screws up his speech patterns due to the malfunctions. It leads to him saying such things as:

“Perfectly K O, Derf.” (When talking to his friend Fred and insisting that he’s ok when he’s obviously not.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago
Reply to  Arcslayer

He’s still damaged but he’s managed to bypass enough to function… mostly. I’m sure his emotions are still in revenge/defend mode. We might be surprised by Zeke, he may be there to get one of the bots to repair him and take the master back to Scott and Ethan to prove he’s not dangerous, by I kinda doubt that. Although Ethan might show up and stop him from doing anything permanent, I’d be willing to bet Scott could trace Zeke if he tried.

Last edited 1 month ago by Scarsdale
Damion
Damion
1 month ago

Oh. Shiiiiiiiiiiiit……..
Commence massive ethical quandary in 5…4….3…2….bloodymess.
I am amazed, this is the kind of thing tht is really hard to write yourself out of without seriously Bad Things happening.

MusicManD
MusicManD
1 month ago
Reply to  Damion

Nah, it’s the classic “cut away” trope. Main character is in an impossible situation, go to commercial, then they’re safe and sound with their friends, recounting how crazy the situation was and how they just had to get out of there…

In any event, I suspect our heroes will find Eugene with a bomb strapped around his neck.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago
Reply to  MusicManD

I can see that, him showing up at the store with the master by the scruff of the neck a glowing red light on his neck, a bomb with a remote detonator in Zeke’s hand, or built in.

LazerUnicorn
LazerUnicorn
1 month ago

Ouch

MusicManD
MusicManD
1 month ago

Santa Claus, is that you?

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  MusicManD

I had a bit of that impression, too.

Possibly because I just watched “Violent Night” on Thursday. (“Time for some season’s beatings”) 😉

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

Sins of the father, as it were…

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
1 month ago

Don’t get blood on the manga, Zeke.

Everywhere else is fine, though.

Bry
Bry
1 month ago

Honestly, thank god we got out of that room. That was getting very heavy in there.

Jack0r
Jack0r
1 month ago

Zeke’s outfit and looks remind me heavily of Richard from LFG.

That doesn’t bode well for Eugene.

KenP
KenP
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack0r

The Bot you see is not ZK, that’s one of the minion bots. the “sentry” that is not listening to Eugene any longer. Still Eugene is in for a world of problems shortly.

LazerWulf
LazerWulf
1 month ago

Dun dun DUUUUUUUUUUUUUN

Dom
Dom
1 month ago

What is Eugene reading? I can’t make out the manga characters.

TariOronar
TariOronar
1 month ago
Reply to  Dom

My guess is post-time skip Naruto. Right page looks to have two of the Paths of Pain.

cheft
cheft
1 month ago
Reply to  Dom

Looks like Jujutsu Kaisen to me.

Acorr
Acorr
1 month ago
Reply to  Dom

Jujutsu kaisen

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago

Called it… Zeke had red eyes before the whole thing got started with Ethan and the gang. Since he didn’t say “Master” I’d say he’s in for a world of hurt.
Whether it’s before of after repairs is the question.
I’d say before I doubt Zeke would trust him to not install a bigger bomb while he was in there.
I do believe Zeke had control of the other bots to start with so the master didn’t have to do anything other than give orders and watch.

Migs
Migs
1 month ago

So he either kills dad or demands repairs

MarthKoopa
MarthKoopa
1 month ago

I’ll be upset if the weeb dies. It would be a waste of a good character this early

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  MarthKoopa

Never mourn a weeb.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
1 month ago

Oh…. Oh shit….

_BartoCurry
_BartoCurry
1 month ago

Idk bout you guys, but I wouldn’t keep my room dark for this very reason right here. The story keeps getting more and more interesting! Can’t wait till what this brings

Greevar
Greevar
1 month ago

No more bomb, Zeke blames Eugene, and now there is nothing to stop him from taking vengeance.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago
Reply to  Greevar

The bomb didn’t work, Zeke would of gotten free anyway at some point. At least now he has an idea of who could help him afterwards, where before he would of become a HUGE problem for mankind. Ethans actions have given him a new way of thinking and in time i hope Zeke trusts him again.

Reality
Reality
1 month ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

The bomb was dislodged when Ethan shot a big chunk of metal into Zeke’s head.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago

Just curious, but is the image to the sillies ever going to update to a sillies cover photo or something? Having the image remain something which is getting closer and closer to being 4 years old seems kind of… silly.

Bo F
Bo F
1 month ago

“H-Hi DAD … I’m home”
“How did it go ?”
“Exactly as planned”

*gulp*

Flame
Flame
1 month ago

-Who is this?
-its me. Michael.
FNF reference