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Drop In, p1

October 19, 2020 by Tim


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John Swift
John Swift
11 months ago

Oh man this should get interesting. Wonder what kinda trap has been set for them? He has had quite a bit of time to move.

Steve
Steve
11 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

If it follows conventional story telling of the past 20-30 years, there will be several thousand X-02’s just waiting to be activated (off hand, Buffy, X Files, First Wave, and Stargate all did some variant of the one nigh-unstoppable bad guy getting multiplied into a bunch of nigh-unstoppable bad guys; I’m sure there are other examples I’ve missed). But let’s see what happens.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
11 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Personally, I suspect that X-01 was a “happy accident”, so it won’t be easy to replicate him. Here is my reasoning, feel free to tell me off, if you find something illogical 🙂 Firstly, Scott mentioned that a lot of the robot’s programming is basically written by the murder-bot himself (see “Identified” March 11, 2020) and even Scott can’t analyze the result properly. Odds are, the weebmaster can’t either. Secondly, if the weebmaster had what it takes to multiply X-01, I would expect him to do it right after the latter’s first encounter with the dynamic duo: he failed to… Read more »

Martin R Szinger
Martin R Szinger
11 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Or you could split the difference, and there’s an army of X-02s just waiting to be finished and activated once the master understands how to replicate Zeke’s magical code…

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
11 months ago

Giving him a reason to want Zeke back, not just to blow him up.

Metus
Metus
11 months ago

Imagine the two stumbling upon a room filled with X-02’s and scared if the master activates them, so they try their best to keep the master away from any controls. Only unknown to them the master has never finished any of them and they’re just standing there gathering dust until the master figured out how to replicate Zeke’s code.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
11 months ago
Reply to  Metus

Everyone talking about X-02s, and I’m sitting here thinking, ‘he’s probably going to go with the cheaper model S, honestly, for his Legions of Doom.’

Jacob
11 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Similar to Age of Ultron

Leon
Leon
11 months ago

Smashy-smashy-snap-snap-break

Critic
Critic
11 months ago

Kinda a shame but I really don’t care about the superhero verse anymore. I thought it started pretty good but I don’t know maybe as I get older the short funnies appeal to me more or maybe I am just tired of superheroes in general.

Honestly I think Console wars is my favorite segment now.

Him.
Him.
11 months ago

“He has a NAME, it’s Ze-”
“Ethan, we’ve talked about this, we’re not at that point in the story yet.”

Christopher
Christopher
11 months ago
Reply to  Him.

@Him.
That gives me a Princess Bride vibe, with the grandson interrupting the grandfather’s story telling.

Ignatz
Ignatz
11 months ago

Finally a now super heroe episode!

uggron
uggron
11 months ago

That’s the rooftop at the beginning of L4D’s No Mercy campaign and you can’t convince me otherwise

Jay
Jay
11 months ago
Reply to  uggron

Love this response, so true!

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  uggron

*handwaves* This is not the rooftop you’re looking for.

Vedrit
Vedrit
11 months ago

Everyone thinks those are super fragile. They’re not.

Rolan7
Rolan7
11 months ago
Reply to  Vedrit

Have they never experienced hail? Really, some people.

Merendel
Merendel
11 months ago
Reply to  Vedrit

Its cause Hollywood. They always show the hero’s or villains shattering through those and either dropping or repelling in through a rain of glass fragments. They also like to show folks geting thrown headfirst through plate glass windows and geting up to fight some more. In reality unless you hit the skylight with something hard and pointed you could probably jump on it all night and not break through because they overengineer them for safety reasons. Likewise if you hit a glass window at a fast food place head first at best you’ll get a concussion and still be in… Read more »

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  Merendel

Mostly you are right, but I saw windows and doors being shattered by people running through the wrong side of open glass doors.

I remember an occasion from the Darwin Awards, one man proved that the windows won’t shatter if you run full-strength against them. It did shatter when he and the window including the frame hit the pavement.

mark
mark
11 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

It’s usually a question of the thickness, quality and temper of the glass. Larger pains can actually flex a little without breaking, and glass that is thick or curved towards the impact is actually surprisingly strong. Thick restaurant glass is usually tempered on both sides, leaving it Extremely durable to blunt impacts but in such a way that the whole thing will immediately spider-web and be held together only by the surface coating the moment you pierce it anywhere. Glass doors for older or cheaper homes are generally made of thin glass, have no temper or are tempered facing outward,… Read more »

Aeneas
Aeneas
11 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

What floor was he on?

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
11 months ago

Not the ‘Guffin he was hoping for, but the one he needed.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
11 months ago

You are not Batman, Ethan. You don’t get to Smashy Smashy.

Villainous_Muse
Villainous_Muse
11 months ago

Good thing too. Not only would that have ruined any chance for a stealth entrance but Ethan would have died horribly by jumping THROUGH RAZOR SHARP GLASS. 😛