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Drop In, p11

November 11, 2020 by Tim


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Oyee
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Oyee

Ethan. Thank you. Thank you for being Ethan.

Acher4
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Acher4

This storyline is true to its title.
So many wham lines. 😉

Bwauder
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Bwauder

If you ever have to retire and move to maintain your secret Ethan, the South Park Cable TV company is hiring.

Jason Tompsett-Ince
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Jason Tompsett-Ince

It’s an oft missed part of the superhero story, when you stop being a hero.

Jacob Bielski
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Because they’ve always got to keep the gravy train a-rolling.

Ocramot
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Ocramot

Think about Watchmen.

Michael
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Michael

There’s actually a whole webcomic that a friend of mine does devoted to that very idea. Superfogeys.

MRD
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MRD

Well, this confirms that Eugene will either be dead or get his memory wiped at some point in the not-too-distant future.

shoham blau
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shoham blau

It’s obvious, Zeke will kill/ coma him

Jacob
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Jacob

Might serve as a lesson to X1 that revenge isn’t the answer, though I’m more hoping it is a Riddler/Batman moment, where Eugene realizes he is out of his depth and his leverage is useless once he’s revealed it.

Someguy
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Someguy

Or another superhero with (conveniently obscure) magic abilities will wipe out that memory of everyone’s else mind

James Rye
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James Rye

Sensitive argument by Lucas in my opinion. They are Vigilantes, not Heroes. So yeah, if he wanna live normal someday he needs his anonymity.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

Lucas needs to read Worm by Wildbow. He has an incredibly powerful ability.

Atros
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Atros

Yeaaaah he’s a lot more powerful than he’s really giving himself credit for. Ethan too, to be honest; your tactics *really* open up when you don’t have to survive them.

Nono
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Nono

It doesn’t mean he HAS to be a super, though. He has a right to live a normal life (albeit with more self-defense capabilities than most) if he wants to.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

Yeah that’s true, but that doesn’t seem to be his problem. He thinks because he’s not a flying brick that there isn’t much he can do. Taylor (the girl from Worm) controls bugs. You wouldn’t think there’s much you could do with that, but she does well. If you’ve never read it, you should, its amazing.

Merendel
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Merendel

Taylor took a biblical plague to the next level and leveraged it into punching way above her weight class. Heck she came out on top of at least one flying brick in that world with what most people thought was a very weak power when they first heard of it.

Frogspoison
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Frogspoison

Yea, it was kind of odd, especially considering the first thing she did for her “debut” was to take out a powerhouse that had more or less single-handily repelled the Leviathan. And she also heavily displayed that she wanted to join the “heroes” side. But instead she was rebuffed and lectured, and basically dismissed, which makes absolutely no sense when you live in a world with extremely fucked up stuff like Slaughterhouse 9 and the collective Enders

jere
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jere

Man, thanks for that suggestion. Pretty heavy blow to my productivity, but so far I’ve been really enjoying it!

Nono
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Nono

I mean, Lucas is making all the right points. Ethan doesn’t have much of a stake in this other than ‘I wanna be the hero, it’s personal’.

Leon
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Leon

Nipples that can kill stormtroopers……….

Jacob Bielski
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It feels like Ethan is being pretty selfish. Why is he so dead set on him team taking down the Master? Pride? Revenge? The street cred? None of that is worth blowing up Lucas’s life. If it was just Ethan’s own identity at risk, then he would have the right to risk it (even if it was still a bad idea).

WhiteKnight
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WhiteKnight

What’s really unfair about this particular page is that Ethan is functionally immortal, and Lucas *isn’t*. A lot of the consequences they’d face if their identities became known would fall much harder on Lucas than on Ethan.

uhhhh name
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uhhhh name

You could argue otherwise. Someone powerful gets their hands on Ethan and he could be subject to an infinity of torture, experimentation or imprisonment. Lucas can at least only die once…

Merendel
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Merendel

ROFL leave it to Ethan to pick that one point out of the speech and fixate on it to the exclusion of everything else.

ShonaSoF
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ShonaSoF

Wow. not where I expected him to go. Definitely not an angle you usually hear from superheroes.

Hunter
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Hunter

It’s not just about being able to retire. It’s the bullseye on your back. It’s there forever unless they go to the government and sign up. (If the government would take them) The Surgeon might not strike for years. Same with any punk looking for some street cred. Or some B or C level supe. It won’t end. It’s got to be terrifying for Lucas. It should be equally terrifying or worse for Ethan. Lucas can only die once. Imagine what would happen if The Surgeon got a hold of Ethan and figured out how far away Ethan respawns. He… Read more »

Rolando
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Rolando

Lucas is making a pretty good case there. I used to think losing their anonymity wouldn’t be that big a deal, but he’s landed the last solid argument there. I take it back, it IS a big deal. Freedom is precious, and he’s especially deserving of his since he risks life and limb to save others.

ANd then of course, the nipple counterpoint just makes the serious conversation even cooler xD

Pulse
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Pulse

dang it i wanted for forget Destroyman and his machine gun nipples

Devil_Arcana
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Devil_Arcana

“Holy lactating lasers, Batman!!”
Another image I will not be able to remove from my perverse mind…

7eggert
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7eggert
Rolando
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Rolando

Rule 34 to the rescue!

Lily
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Lily

Handing it off to another superhero seems like a pretty reasonable solution. There really isn’t any reason they directly have to handle it.

Timmeh
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Timmeh

Theory, and just hear me out, is that we know a team up is probable with the game boy kid, the speedster, and this world’s zeke. What if Ethan and Lucas team up, send the unknown three in, while Lucas and Ethan act as if they are going after the Troll to disract eugene?

jere
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jere

I don’t really think the robot counts as someone ‘unknown’ to eugene though 😀

Timmeh
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Timmeh

I was considering that eugene doesn’t know who the bot is now, someone who is free and can consciously think for itself.

jere
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jere

I see. I don’t really think thats whats going to happen, but I admit it would be pretty cool!

Blue Griffin
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Blue Griffin

Has he not seen/read Spiderman? Your girlfriend never ends up well once your superhero identity is revealed to the public.

Tim Tucker
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Tim Tucker

Thinking about Ethan’s eventual retirement… what happens if he dies of old age? Does he keep respawning and just relive his last few moments over an over again for eternity?