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Deposited, p5

February 28, 2022 by Tim


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Bwauder
Bwauder
9 months ago

Now they have the specs they can rebuild him, but will ZK ever be the same?

And how vengeful will ZK be if he can recall “the event”?

Pajuka
Pajuka
8 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

Depends, I can see it going one of 2 ways: ZK had online backups of his code, and Ethan rebuilds him with the specs they now have. ZK decides to spare Ethan, but decides that Scott must die. ZK splits off for a bit to be an Anti-hero / occasional antagonist, Eventually Ethan gets him to return to the party, causing Scott to abandon his friends over the incident. Hook for Scott to becoming a Lex Luthor type of villian, but not as rich and far more personal. ZK survives the explosion and goes full “MURDER MODE 2000 ™” on… Read more »

MusicManD
MusicManD
8 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

It was stated explicitly when ZK wanted internet access that it’s impossible to copy their code as it’s actively and organically changing. Obviously, Tim can “plot” whatever he wants to, but I’m kind of upset that it came to an actual explosion. I was hoping that Scott would act quickly enough to stop ZK, having to explain his treachery to ZK, hurting their trust in humanity, and damaging Ethan’s and Lucas’ trust in Scott in the process. Now we’re left with two plot directions- ZK either found a way to make a limited backup and will come back with a… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by MusicManD
Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
8 months ago
Reply to  MusicManD

Let’s all not forget the fourth option. 4. ZK is dead, and he’s not coming back. This is an actual option. Tim very well might GRR Martin the storyline, for maximum feels. Doing so would essentially drive a sudden wedge between all three that WOULD NOT heal. Scott may have mislead Lucas, but let’s not forget that Lucas and Scott mislead Ethan together. If ZK is truly gone, I expect Lucas to be most angry at Scott (“You promised me!!”), Ethan to be most angry at Lucas (“I would expect this from Scott – but not from you.”), and Scott… Read more »

Timmeh
Timmeh
8 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I am not ok with this.

It is amazing, and I would die inside. but yes, I would not be emotionally ok with this.

Jesse
Jesse
8 months ago
Reply to  Timmeh

No chance ZK is perma-dead. Way too important a character; no need to fret.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
8 months ago
Reply to  Jesse

I mean, I don’t expect it. But, narratively, I think that ZK’s death at this point can achieve just as much as his resurrection. It’s extremely risky as it can lose readership – but more, it can drive hooks in. Like A Game of Thrones, there’s a *really* strong core cast that can carry on the story, and each person is affected. It would change -everything-. And Tim isn’t one for doing what his readers think or expect. I don’t expect it, but you’d be silly to think it’s an impossibility. Tim’s literally been writing ZK’s story, especially this arc,… Read more »

Jesse
Jesse
8 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

He spent a significant amount of time developing the character. Not all writers are like GRR Martin, I am indeed saying it’s impossible that he would throw away all that work and development for nothing. We will see.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
8 months ago
Reply to  Jesse

I also agree that it’s impossible that he would throw away all that work and development “for nothing.”

He’s literally set it up so that ZK’s death at this moment would have the most weight possible. The only other ZK death that would be more impactful, story-wise, would MAYBE a heroic self-sacrifice. Which ZK really can’t do, as the only person he’s really close to can’t die.

Plus, this isn’t really a GRR Martin moment. Ned Stark was as close to a main character as you’d get. This is more like a Final Fantasy 7 moment.

Last edited 8 months ago by Eldest Gruff
Khaisz
Khaisz
9 months ago

oh no

Quinn
Quinn
9 months ago

Uh oh

Tim
Tim
9 months ago

Kind of disappointed about the size of the boom…
But really thrilled about were it is going !

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Same here, clearly the Master didn’t want to remake his whole creation in case it rebels, just the mother board

Katrina
Katrina
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Honestly, if I was ‘the Master’ I would have put the failsafe on the power supply to the motherboard, made the power supply use specialised components. and made It as localised to there as I could, easy to fix once he has ‘fixed’ the problems that made it needed. But incapacitating. But then I would also make the fail safe start a GPS beacon too

Thudd224
Thudd224
8 months ago
Reply to  Katrina

That’s one route to go, but if you really wanted to be sadistic you could put the device on the connection from the head to the rest of the body essentially preforming an internal decapitation. Then you can still have a viable sentient Consciousness to use for further research and development.

Hotair
Hotair
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I was expecting it to pretty much level the shop, not just be a little bang in the back of his head. A “BOOOOOM!” rather than a “boom”.

Me-me
Me-me
9 months ago
Reply to  Hotair

That would just be wasteful in multiple ways.

John Swift
John Swift
9 months ago
Reply to  Hotair

Scott did say it was a pretty small bomb when he set this up. Didn’t expect the story to actually have it go off here tho. Damn. Doubt he will stay dead but, damn. Maybe his data wasnt even stored in the head anymore…

Humsterr
Humsterr
9 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

Most likely, having access to the Internet, Zeke “deposited” their consciousness somewhere, so that they may be respawned the same way Ethan respawns

Either that, or Scott has some archives from the time he tried to research Zeke’s mind

Michael
Michael
9 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

Scott explicitly stated Zeke can’t do that, hence he was allowed Internet access in the first place. And archives would be dreadfully out-of-date by now, he’s made so much progress.

Robfather
Robfather
9 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

He might have a local backup of something, but it’s unlikely he can just pop himself into a new body easily. See this comic where Scott talks about this.

Last edited 9 months ago by Robfather
Cameron
Cameron
9 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

The data is stored in the balls

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
8 months ago
Reply to  Cameron

Now we know why he was trying to keep the lint out…

MusicManD
MusicManD
8 months ago
Reply to  Cameron

Honestly, if this explains ZK’s sudden need for pants (to hide the fact that they’ve been transferring vital functions to a less obvious place in their body), it would be a massive plot payoff.

Maybe they detected the explosive but core programming wouldn’t let them disable or remove it. So, instead of removing the bomb from their brain, they removed the brain from the bomb.

Marvin Martian
Marvin Martian
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

“Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!”

Ashi
Ashi
9 months ago
Reply to  Marvin Martian

“No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There’s always a boom tomorrow.”

Casra
Casra
9 months ago
Reply to  Marvin Martian

Too many booms right now in the world, this was the right sized boom.

Hinkeypinkey
Hinkeypinkey
8 months ago
Reply to  Marvin Martian

I got that 😏

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

It may be a small explosion, but the boom is going to be huge. Lucas will be furious with Scott and Ethan will be furious with both of them. I expect they may cut ties with Scott, and he may go bad because of it.

Oh and by the way, for a supposedly smart guy, Scott is a moron.

Last edited 9 months ago by Skull the Troll
Merendel
Merendel
8 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Disappointing maybe but realistic. You dont need much more explosive power than what is contained in a few bullets to seriously F up delicate electronics if placed on the right points. Heck a blasting cap (normaly used to set off larger explosives) placed right on the CPU would prety much be lights out for zeke.

Remember that thing was never designed to compleatly obliterate him, say to keep someone from being able to examine the tech. It was there to shut him down if he went rogue.

JustJim
JustJim
9 months ago

Well that’s answered that question.

Humsterr
Humsterr
9 months ago

Scott, you lied to us. You said we wouldn’t need to worry about the failsafe

Well, I’m very worried now

Last edited 9 months ago by Humsterr
Jack
Jack
9 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

If I remember well, I think it was rigged to automatically blow if Zeke ever left the warehouse… Ethan, in his ignorance of the failsafe’s existence, spontaneously letting Zeke out didn’t giver Scott a chance to update the failsafe parameters. That secret was going to bite them in the bottom sooner or later…

Foxhood
Foxhood
9 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Considering the time-span since the promise Scott made to Lucas, his reluctance and the reactions here. I think Scott pulled a deception on that and purposefully ignored the request back then.

TomB
TomB
9 months ago
Reply to  Foxhood

Likely, but I suppose he could also have just done a bad job of disabling it.

John Swift
John Swift
9 months ago
Reply to  TomB

I remember Scott was acting deceitful to Lucas when saying he would disable it. We figured back then in the comments that it wasnt going to get disabled and that eventually this would happen. Wish it hadn’t tho.

Kelibath
Kelibath
8 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

All of this, plus the look of dread on Scott’s face just now, too, which is what communicated to Lucas that there was something going down. Really frustrated in him honestly. I get why he wanted some sort of failsafe but even extending the perimeter to the front door would have prevented what just occured and was a perfectly reasonable compromise that Lucas had already offered him.

Last edited 8 months ago by Kelibath
Jesse
Jesse
8 months ago
Reply to  Kelibath

It seems pretty apparent that Scott never actually believed that ZK was, or even could be, reformed and have a balanced personality and view of the world. He wouldn’t have expanded the perimeter because he never trusted ZK and still doesn’t. The problem is he lied to his friends instead of continuing to make his opinion known and working through it with them.

Killiak
Killiak
9 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Scott has had plenty of time, he just made a choice not to do it, and lied to his friends about it.

Jon
Jon
9 months ago
Reply to  Killiak

He never ACTUALLY lied. He said they didn’t need to worry about it. That does NOT mean that it was disabled, just that they didn’t need to worry. Exact wording.

Halosty
Halosty
9 months ago
Reply to  Jon

That’s still a lie, especially when it’s to your friends. But obviously they did need to worry about it.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
9 months ago
Reply to  Halosty

In Lucas and Ethan’s judgement, they do need to worry about it. But in Scott’s judgement, they don’t. And “You don’t need to worry about it” isn’t an objective statement of fact; it’s subjective to the person saying it.

Scott believes they don’t need to worry, because there are two outcomes – either the robot obeys and stays in, or he leaves because he’s a threat. In either way, Lucas and Ethan don’t need to worry.

Scott didn’t lie; he just mislead Lucas to believe he was saying something else. Probably “for their own good.”

Last edited 9 months ago by Eldest Gruff
Dagroth
Dagroth
8 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Still counts as lying, and I doubt Ethan and/or Lucas will care about that “little difference”.

Devilboy
Devilboy
8 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Lying by omission is still titled lying for a reason.

jere
jere
9 months ago

The worst thing about this is that if Zeke somehow survives this, they are going to assume that it was a trap and Ethan was part of it in luring him out to the store 🙁

jere
jere
9 months ago
Reply to  jere

Also, another interesting thought: If Zeke survives this via a backup or whatever, this is a sort of “memory of dying” just like what Ethan talked about just a couple of pages before.

foducool
foducool
9 months ago
Reply to  jere

if Zeke survives, they’ll do everything in their power to cure Scott’s paraplegy, just so they can break his legs again

Dodgy
Dodgy
9 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Just break his arms instead. And a few more bones for the sake of it.

foducool
foducool
9 months ago

god dammit scott…

Drakin
Drakin
9 months ago

IF they can repair Zeke and IF they can get him to listen to them for a few moments, the ONLY form of peace offering I can see is Ethan steps up and martyrs himself for Scotts sake.

Saying something like, “You can kill me as many times as you like. Test out different methods, experiment with elaborate torture. Just put all your blame on me for being stupid and leave my friends alone.”

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
9 months ago
Reply to  Drakin

This makes me wonder: what if the only way to fix ZK is to contact the man who created them? Would our heroes be willing to deal with a known criminal in order to save… a friend?

jere
jere
9 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

ooooh that is a nice path. I like this, Ethan (probably Lucas as well, maybe even Scott) doing all they can to rescue Zeke, who then “wakes up” again, trying to figure out what this all means: First they lied to him, which then caused an accident and let the thing happen Zeke was most afraid of. However, then they did all they could to reverse that.

In a way, the storyline with the damaged eye might have been a preparation for this: The same thing, but on a much larger scale.

John Swift
John Swift
9 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Hmm he shared a USB drive with data to remake “all his parts” I think he said? likely it wouldn’t include core electronics like this but it could.

Kaelin
Kaelin
9 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

Depends on what was blown. If it was a servo or something, then thats replacable. but if a ram stick or SSD or something that was part of him.. effective lobotomy.

Jesse
Jesse
8 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Okay that’s baller; I don’t think Tim’s going to take in that direction, but well played on calling that out as a very plausible storyline with interesting conflicts.

Rolan7
Rolan7
8 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I like this idea, but wasn’t the Master on an ironically anti-technology crusade? The idea of his tool being treated like a person might disgust him.
Of course the Master is *wrong*, he created a person and I hope they come back from this in some form.

West
West
9 months ago

Lucas: disable the failsafe

Scott: whatever you say, warchief…

Daniel Sørensen
Daniel Sørensen
9 months ago

Yeeees. Not that Zeke is hurt, but that Tim actually acted on that setup. This is going to make some interesting conflicts in the team. I have no idea where it will go from here. Maybe Zeke will retaliate. Have memory loss (literally). Or something else, but I’m looking forward to it.

Mordred
Mordred
9 months ago

ASSASSINATION!

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
9 months ago

Oh God. On the panel where the explosion happened. Their eyes are still blue.

Zeke had no clue, even as Lucas shouted.

Well. At least Scott’s there to see what he did firsthand, and face the consequences.

Dodgy
Dodgy
9 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Please let the consequences be dismemberment. ZK had really grown on me these past few comics and this betrayal hit me right in the feels! (Meaning all the more credit for the writer!)

Maazak
Maazak
8 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

One of the consequences will be psychological fallout on Ethan’s part. He literally led ZK to their death. Unknowingly, of course, and none of us omniscient observers would hold him accountable. But I can see this eating away at Ethan worse than the Troll ever did.

Last edited 8 months ago by Maazak
Snark
Snark
9 months ago

Oh.
Thank God there are backups, that’s what they were invented for…
There are backups, right? Right???…

Pulse
Pulse
9 months ago
Reply to  Snark

the fact his code evolves faster then any computer could copy is the reason they let him have internet access. he cant back himself up externally. now internally….

snark
snark
8 months ago
Reply to  Pulse

mm, yep, forgot about this one..
no snapshots, no shadowcopies.. crappy programming, if you ask me :-/

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
8 months ago
Reply to  Snark

That Switch maybe.

Whatever
Whatever
9 months ago

Hmm.. perhaps it will buff out? 🤔

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
9 months ago

You suck, Scott.

vernes
vernes
9 months ago

How to undo month of work.

Rolando
Rolando
9 months ago

Why did some of you expect a much bigger explosion? Scott isn’t stupid. He clearly knew the bomb wasn’t gonna reach beyond ZK themselves, or he wouldn’t have kept it as a reasonable option to begin with.

Either he reduced its potency, or the Master meant for it to be like that.

Last edited 9 months ago by Rolando
Gonfrask
Gonfrask
8 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

I was expecting a bigger boom, not a “blow a whole edifice” type, but all the head or maybe a dramatic explosion in the heart zone blowing the chest

Last edited 8 months ago by Gonfrask
TomB
TomB
9 months ago

Frankly, it is unclear to me if ZK can yet be trusted to not revert to violence against humans. I think Scott is the only one thinking straight. What they should have said is: “ZK, we trust you but we also have the responsibility to protect all the humans beyond our warehouse. You have progressed in many ways and we are guardedly willing to see where this goes. We have the latitude to trust you, but we do not have the right or the latitude to presume every other human is okay with the risk. For a time yet, you… Read more »

TomB
TomB
9 months ago
Reply to  TomB

Tim can script this as he wants, but I see no comprehensive evidence of ZK fully grasping that it would not be okay to kill or hurt humans even if they were unkind to him or frustrated him. He’s shown he can hold back with Ethan, but Ethan has been his champion. Do we know if he can hold back from hacking the guy who harmed him? If not, he’s still dangerous. We all figured which way it might go (sometimes we thought it might go the other way… lol). But what we as readers take form situations we’ve been… Read more »

Carbo
Carbo
8 months ago
Reply to  TomB

There was the whole lens fixing arc which showed him grasp the possibility that violence isn’t the solution for every problem but he did need help to get to that conclusion. I guess you might be right.

Darkening
Darkening
9 months ago
Reply to  TomB

Eh. Sure, ZK is potentially dangerous. But all his previous crimes are justifiably under duress, and just because someone *could* hurt someone, we don’t exactly fit them with explosive collars to blow them up if they break the rules. Scott’s argument is that ZK isn’t actually sapient despite all indicators to the contrary, which is hard to argue against when there’s no level of evidence that can prove ZK *doesn’t* have some secret sleeper agent code buried in there somewhere, so I guess it’s understandable he’s treating ZK like dangerous machinery instead of a person, but it’s still pretty fucked… Read more »

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
9 months ago
Reply to  TomB

That whole speech to give ZK would go poorly, because one of their very first claims to him was that the failsafe was disabled. “Hey remember that failsafe we said we disabled, just kidding it’s still there” is going to be a conversation that goes poorly no matter how they try to frame it.

Devilboy
Devilboy
8 months ago
Reply to  TomB

That’s the argument though. Is it ethical to do such a thing to a sentient being?

Almost everyone would agree that it’s fundamentally unethical to do that to a human.

Dodgy
Dodgy
9 months ago

Scott!! You GOD DAMNED ASSHOLE! Rot in Hell!

… was my first thought after this comic.

Killiak
Killiak
9 months ago

Scott, you are in deep trouble, you p.o.s.

smiley
smiley
9 months ago

Dammit Scott! At least in the original timeline you had the whole evil penguin excuse

Markus
Markus
9 months ago

Um, hate to bring this up, but what if Zeke survives? His eyes are still glowing, the universal sign that he is still “alive”. What if the cortex bomb did not disable him? He will feel betrayed and rightly so. He will discard the little bit of social behavior he acquired during the past months and seek immediate revenge upon the one he views as responsible, which are all right there as it happens.

chargersfan
chargersfan
9 months ago
Reply to  Markus

I was going to say this as well. If he isn’t incapacitated, he might choose to flee. Ethan and Lucas will argue over the situation while they scour the streets looking for him. I doubt he would return to the master, but it is within the realm of possibility, as is the master kidnapping him.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
9 months ago

Oh, right, was it supposed to pop if he left the storeroom?

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

It wasn’t supposed to be enabled at all, but Scott betrayed them.

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
9 months ago

Whoops.

Don
Don
9 months ago

This ruined my morning. With everything going on in the world I was finding respite in the humanizing of this AI. Done with this for awhile.

Hilton Janfield
Hilton Janfield
8 months ago
Reply to  Don

This fights right in with the occasionally-dark content of CAD. You’ll have to pop over to Questionable Content for purely wholesome AI humanizing and love.

Rolan7
Rolan7
8 months ago

To be honest, QC handles some very dark themes at times too. Alcoholism, suicide, AI memory… I still love it, and I love this comic even if ZK, well, never comes back. Or they don’t come back for a while, so we can sort out the reactions to this. I do really appreciate what Tim has done with ZK though, it means a lot to me too.

Sam
Sam
9 months ago

Scott looks genuinely concerned/surprised in that panel. I don’t think he purposefully let this happen.

Jason
Jason
9 months ago
Reply to  Sam

I think his surprise is with Ethan letting Zeke out of the storeroom without any advanced notice. His concern/surprise was before the boom, so he knew what was about to go down. Lucas sees Scotts reaction and realizes Scott never disabled the bomb.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
9 months ago
Reply to  Jason

Of course Ethan would do that. Ethan was never made aware of the “robot goes boom if it leaves the storeroom” plan in the first place. That was just between Lucas and Scott. If Scott never considered that Ethan, not knowing about the bomb at all, might come with ZK out of the storeroom, that was pretty stupid on Scott’s part.

SuperExoticShrub
SuperExoticShrub
8 months ago

Honestly, I think Scott was always content with this potential outcome, at least as far as Zeke is concerned. He likely considered that Ethan might bring Zeke out and then he no longer has to worry about it. He never really bought into the ‘Zeke is sapient and redeemable’ mindset. He might have self-rationalized that needing to repair the friendships is a small price to pay to *potentially* protect humanity.

Rolan7
Rolan7
8 months ago

May be. He doesn’t shout any warning, so he might just be startled that it’s happening *now*.
In fact I bet he expected ZK to escape on their own, not to be so close to Ethan. He could be worried for his friend being close to the bomb.

Ashi
Ashi
9 months ago

Mr. Shit, meet my good friend Mr. Fan.

Mars
Mars
9 months ago

My day is ruined

Robert
Robert
9 months ago

Extremely large amounts of drama incoming over the next few updates.

Matt Moore
Matt Moore
9 months ago

So many head puns..
This storyline came to a head..
Now I have to see where this is headed.
Zeke is no long the head of his nation.
etc., etc.

Whatever
Whatever
8 months ago
Reply to  Matt Moore

He was ahead of his time…

Vandril
Vandril
8 months ago
Reply to  Matt Moore

That’s using your head, Zeke!

Leon
Leon
9 months ago

Not as big an explosion as I thought……..

Ben SMith
Ben SMith
9 months ago

I am suddenly VERY not hopeful for a feel-good outcome to all this…

Timmeh
Timmeh
9 months ago

Can we just recognize the BRILLIANT parallel to Ethan dying to start this off and ZK sympathizing about HOW SCARY this would be to die and come back and not knowing if you could come back and how ZK felt compassion about how TERRIBLE it would be to just have THIS happen??? This is by far the best written arc and I am guessing it isn’t even half way done.

Billy
Billy
9 months ago
Reply to  Timmeh

One of my worries is that since they JUST had that convo – what if ZK assumes this was planned the entire time and Ethan was in on it? That entire conversation was part of the setup or something…

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
9 months ago

Ethan vs Lucas won’t be a great fight.

Michael
Michael
9 months ago
Reply to  ThatMageGuy

Ethan will probably not have beef with Lucas in the first place. Ethan vs. Scott on the other hand will be a much worse fight.

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
9 months ago

Interesting The lights aren’t out. I wonder if the Bomb was dislodged when Ethan was messing with his eye. Maybe Zeke wasn’t fully honest either, and he offloaded some of his brain to the web somehow?

Last edited 9 months ago by Skull the Troll
Mr. Casual
Mr. Casual
9 months ago

Yeah, that’s not good. Nor will it be good going forward.

Eric
Eric
9 months ago

Having read this comic all since it first began all these years ago, seeing zeke die for a second time…. it brings back hard memories. I need to see how this ends.

Reso
Reso
9 months ago

It’s strange, after all this consideration of how the failsafe might stop zeke from doing all kinds of bad stuff, it’s never considered that he might want to take a walk.

(Yes, I know, the original terms of their agreement was that zeke stays within the stockroom at the game shop).

Eldrik
Eldrik
9 months ago

I think zeke knew about the bomb’s setting to some extent. He had plenty of time to check himself and had access to all kind of software thanks to the laptop and the internet, I’m curious what happens next.

Paula
Paula
9 months ago

Oh no, when they resurrect Zeke he will be so angry, I worry he does not trust Ethan anymore.

Scott D Lufkin
Scott D Lufkin
9 months ago

Oh. I hated this. 🙂

Snowfae
Snowfae
9 months ago

OH TEH NOES! :O

Critic
Critic
9 months ago

Welp time for me to put this on reminder an come back to it in a month or too.

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
9 months ago

So…on the plus side Ethan printed spare parts when Zeke got shot in the eye so…maybe we can fix it? Hopefully? Guess we just have to hope Eugene miscalculated how much explosive it would take to fry Zeke’s CPU…and that Zeke opts to run instead of murder so that maybe Ethan can talk them down later.

Migs
Migs
9 months ago

Wonder what’ll happen next:

  1. They contact The Master for help
  2. ZK somehow backed up their data online
  3. Ethan somehow uses his power to resurrect ZK but may lose it in the process
noonecareswhoiam
noonecareswhoiam
8 months ago

ah man! more. now! where the next button?! where?!

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
8 months ago

Oh….. shit….

AENeuman
AENeuman
8 months ago

Going back and looking at the story up to this point, its very striking how much the color has changed from red, to violet, purple, blue, to teal, as Zeke has mellowed out over time.

T!J!
T!J!
8 months ago

Oh chit! This may require them to make a deal (a very bad deal) with the Master to bring him back. I suspect Scott has the ability to recreate Zeke, but not rebuild his organic personality. Because he would refuse to. Even more so now. This may even make Scott once again become the bad guy, trying to actively prevent them from recreating an artificial race he strongly disapproved of already.