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Drive, p5

June 6, 2022 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
22 days ago

“cut my head off dude!”

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
22 days ago
Reply to  foducool

Do you know how hard is clean blood from a carpet? Those things better do in a “special” room…

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
22 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I’m more concerned about why you have such an intimate knowledge of this subject…

Mr.Wick
Mr.Wick
21 days ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Knowing how to get rid of the blood on the carpet is not scary.

Knowing how to get rid of the body it came out of… is.

7eggert
7eggert
21 days ago
Reply to  Mr.Wick

German readers might enjoy “der Tatortreiniger”

Marvin
Marvin
21 days ago
Reply to  7eggert

We DO!

DrunkenGamer
DrunkenGamer
22 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

blood blips too – no need to worry the soft furnishings will be fine

WereCatf
WereCatf
22 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I know how difficult it is to clean blood from bed linens, clothes, carpets, curtains, pillows, wool coats and so on and yes, it can be really difficult. Coca-Cola, Pepsi and similar drinks work like a peach for cleaning blood off of certain surfaces that don’t get discoloured easily, though!

OutbackJon
OutbackJon
21 days ago
Reply to  WereCatf

“Seltzer water and lemon for blood. Or wear red, dumbass.”

Jacob
Jacob
21 days ago
Reply to  OutbackJon

The unforgiving wisdom of Blind Al, double-plus-good!

Esselon
Esselon
21 days ago
Reply to  WereCatf

I’ve used hydrogen peroxide on bedsheets before without issue.

Zair
Zair
21 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

There was a storyline where he was trying to drain his blood to sell, and every time he died his blood vanished too.

Young
Young
21 days ago
Reply to  Zair

I’m almost positive he did end up with a giant amount of his blood available to sell, causing the receptionist to worry, iirc

Tim
Tim
20 days ago
Reply to  Zair
Pulse
Pulse
21 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

now i wonder how the blood bank surplus thing went. cant remember if it poofed when his main body did or not.

Wormsquirts
22 days ago

*A random arrow arrives out of nowhere*

Last edited 22 days ago by Wormsquirts
ocramot
ocramot
21 days ago
Reply to  Wormsquirts

Honestly I would love this nostalgic moment.

Rev
Rev
22 days ago

Why do i get the feeling that Ethan getting killed will shock Scott out of his suicidal thoughts. He’ll feel devastated at seeing a friend die abd realise he cant inflict that on his friends.

Esc
Esc
21 days ago
Reply to  Rev

Bingo Bango. Tough to go through with it when you see it.

Me-me
Me-me
20 days ago
Reply to  Esc

Something like 80% of bridge jumpers who survive say they changed their mind halfway through.

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
22 days ago

Unless they don’t Scott what Ethan’s powers are before showing him I don’t think it was fun for him to find out…

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
22 days ago

unless they *told*, apologies

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
22 days ago

This is going to go SO well, said absolutely no one.

Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
22 days ago

He is literally the guy in the chair…

Last edited 22 days ago by Lord Foxxy Foxington
Austin Mills
Austin Mills
22 days ago

Ethan, NO. You’ve had a lot of bad ideas but killing yourself in front of a suicidal man is probably your worst ever.

Devon
Devon
22 days ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

you’re assuming either of them know he is suicidal

Scortch
Scortch
22 days ago
Reply to  Devon

Lucas was looking around the room in the last one, so I’m hoping he’s aware enough to see that Scott is struggling.

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
21 days ago
Reply to  Scortch

Yep, it’s already been shown that Lucas is aware of the struggle, and he is smart enough to connect the dots

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
21 days ago
Reply to  Scortch

Yeah, but Ethan’s completely oblivious to such things and is also very likely to do something despite Lucas trying to stop him, or before he has a chance to do so. It’s kinda his thing.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
20 days ago
Reply to  Devon

Lucas clearly noticed stuff in the first panel of the previous strip.

ocramot
ocramot
21 days ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

Might it actually a good idea? Seeing a friend dying in front of him might refrain him from doing the same?

Last edited 21 days ago by ocramot
GeorgeV
GeorgeV
21 days ago
Reply to  ocramot

That’s probably the best outcome.

Other less positive outcomes are;
-Additional trauma from seeing another loved one die.
-Bitter jealousy at Ethan suddenly being immune to the greatest source of his grief
-Seeing harnessing Ethans power as a possible way to recover his own loss.

James Rye
James Rye
22 days ago

Traumatic experience coming in in 3…2…1…

Ben
Ben
21 days ago

OK, but HOW did Ethan learn about his powers?

Zar
Zar
21 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Same time as Lucas, there was an accident

Tom
Tom
21 days ago
Reply to  Ben

It was mentioned a long time ago, basically Lucas accidentally merc’d him figuring out his own powers.

austindorf
austindorf
21 days ago
Reply to  Ben

it’s in the other flashback, when lucas discovered his powers he killed ethan incidentally

AnonyMouse
AnonyMouse
21 days ago
Reply to  Ben
Nathan
Nathan
21 days ago

Ethan has the most frightening power. How does he know it will always work. Maybe he only has the number of respawns as the amount of credits he had in the machine at the time? Or what if the “goo” allowed him to respawn once… but is on the original body and not the new one leaving him without another spawn?

Salty
Salty
21 days ago
Reply to  Nathan

This was brought up in the comments by Tim at one point. Ethan doesn’t know if its infinite, limited or how it works in the regard to respawns beyond it works. I have a feeling it will become a major plot point down the line when it’s “lifetime usage” maximum or mechanics is discovered. Either that or he will come to grips with being immortal, unable to leave this mortal coil.

Pyre
Pyre
21 days ago
Reply to  Salty

Alternatively, maybe it won’t just stop but it starts losing potency which could lead into coming to grips that he’s running out of lives. It starts with Ethan noticing “Huh, that left a scar this time” then moves to “Man, I just have this persistent ache in the area where I was mortally wounded.

From there, Tim can do a number of stories ranging from Ethan learning to live more carefully or trying to find a way to recharge the powers or just coming to grips with impending mortality.

Aegyuptus
Aegyuptus
21 days ago
Reply to  Salty

I think what’s likely more frightening to consider is that Ethan doesn’t stop aging. So he’s going to grow old enough to naturally expire, and he risks being trapped in a perpetual loop of dying over and over again, mere minutes apart.

That’s the real horrifying risk of this power. The problem isn’t that it’ll slow or that it has a lifetime limit. The problem is, potentially, that it doesn’t.

Last edited 21 days ago by Aegyuptus
Pyre
Pyre
19 days ago
Reply to  Aegyuptus

Eh. Eve in Invincible seemed to be okay with it.

Alcor
Alcor
21 days ago

oh shit this is going to go great XD

John Swift
John Swift
21 days ago

Ya no, terrible idea to test that again. I hope the other two are smart enough not to.

Kasaix
Kasaix
21 days ago

Huh. How long after Carlie’s death does this take place? Scott was in bed looking in a bad place, so I assumed shortly after, but then again, no one is going to bounce back from that right away.

GreySkye
GreySkye
21 days ago
Reply to  Kasaix

I would say a good amount of time, depending on how much junk mail Scott receives. The pile looked quite extensive

Aegyuptus
Aegyuptus
21 days ago
Reply to  Kasaix

My guess is it could’ve been 6 months to a year. Reasons: Patients with a severe spinal injury can take (based on data provided by the NIH) about 2 to 3 months to be discharged from a hospital. This data is for American patients– longer stays are expected for Korean and Australian patients. I went with American data because Tim is American and this story takes place in an alt-America. Scott has been discharged from the hospital. Based on that alone, I’d say that at minimum, it’s likely been 3 months, assuming he was in the hospital for 3 months.… Read more »

Kasaix
Kasaix
21 days ago
Reply to  Aegyuptus

That’s very interesting. Thank you for giving such a detailed answer and explanation.

william scott
william scott
21 days ago

mental trauma in 3…2…1…

Stef
20 days ago

The way Ethan is excited about it, as well as all the times he killed himself in order to respawn for a minor inconvenience really clash with what he was saying to Zeke about being scared every time that it won’t work. Doesn’t really seem to be the case

Logan
Logan
20 days ago
Reply to  Stef

We’re seeing the very early days of it here, before the reality of it set in for him. And *this* is after it just recently happened. Of course he’s going to be hyper excitable, and experimenty with it!

Give him a few dozen or so un-planned deaths, and yeah it’ll leave mental scars. There’s a huge difference between purposefully seeing what sort of normally mundane thing could kill you, and… bring stabbed, accidentally falling 100 stories, getting pancaked by a semi, swiss-cheesed with bullets, etc.

Last edited 20 days ago by Logan
Katrina K
Katrina K
20 days ago
Reply to  Logan

Also Ethan is totally the type to cover fear with hyper-excitability / confidence

Smiffwilm
Smiffwilm
20 days ago

Typical Lucas: Just whipping it out and waving in front of a dude’s face.

Boob Wentz
Boob Wentz
19 days ago

Hi I’m Ethan, welcome to Jackass!