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Drop In, p12

November 13, 2020 by Tim


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Pal87
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Pal87

First.

Richard II Weatherfield
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Richard II Weatherfield

Literally no one cares.

Ben
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Ben

I care. Good job, Pal

Laslo H
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Laslo H

Sorry to say, but it can’t be “literally no one”, because then it wouldn’t show 62 down-votes.

Leon
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Leon

Why do you do this ‘first ‘ thing??

Lumi
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Lumi

Some people have nothing else going on, I guess.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

Not necessarily in this case but seen in others by validation of existence from others by storm of downvotes.

Atros
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Atros

Yeah honestly the way the local commenters respond to it, I’d do a first post if I happened on the opportunity. I’ve never bothered elsewhere, but I’m empathizing with the Troll a bit when I see how people get their britches knackered in response to it here.

Brisbe
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Brisbe

Congratulations. Everything from here is downhill.

VibrantEvolution
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VibrantEvolution

Maybe you should try to be LAST! It’s more challenging cuz everytime someone replies you have to reply again as well or you won’t be last anymore…

Good luck!

BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

Like always, Ethan’s reckless idealism has to have a reality check with the weight of a metric ton of bricks.

Nono
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Nono

So, here’s my minor issue in regards to the story.

Ethan always wins. In most respects, Lucas is the levelheaded one. He makes sound arguments, he’s suitably cautious while accepting risks, and if it were up to him, there would be no wacky hijinks, Captain Prime would just handle it and be done.

Of course, because this is a webcomic about wacky hijinks (and also because Lucas has a soft spot when it comes to Ethan), voices of reason usually lose out to Ethan.

Dodgy
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Dodgy

In my opinion that is while Lucas has an important role, Ethan is the main character. While having his own personality, Lucas is mostly there to balance out Ethan actions and steer the storyline without breaking the fourth wall. Again, just my opinion, but it is what I observed since I started following this comic back in… yikes… 2003?!

MRD
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MRD

So possible plot hole here (and I’m happy to ignore it if need be). If they give the other heroes of the city information that only they could get through Zeke, wouldn’t that make it pretty obvious to Eugene what had happened? Wouldn’t he go after them all the same?

Dodgy
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Dodgy

There is a good chance weebmaster doesn’t know Zeke is still “alive”. For all he knows, they trashed Zeke, took home his head and Scott downloaded that information from it. Or they found out what parts Zeke was made of and tracked down where the more rare and exotic parts were delivered and cross referenced to get that info. Any of those options could be the case.

Doesn’t change the fact though, that weebmaster needs a sound kick in the bollocks.

no thanks nintendo
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no thanks nintendo

Except Ethan just told him X01 is still alive.

Tobias
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Tobias

He definitely thought X01 is dead as of page 3. Ethan remarks, “oh, he thought the failsafe went off” and Lucas’s response implies Ethan let the cat out of the bag, but he continues on like neither of them said anything (“it was merely a flawed prototype” could apply equally well to X01 being dead or gone rogue). Likely he was so into his villain speech that he completely failed to process what they were saying.

Radar
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Radar

MRD’s argument doesn’t hinge on Zeke, though. If Captain Prime and other heros all of a sudden starts going after Eugene, it’s likely he’ll conclude Ethan and Lucas tipped them off. And moreover, he’ll have nothing to lose by revealing their identities.

Hugh
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Hugh

Dear Ethan and Lucas: also think explicitly of the impact on your dating lives if you go public!

Kaedys
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Kaedys

Pretty sure that *is* what Ethan is thinking about. Even Lucas seems to be implying that Lilah may be part of the reason why Ethan wants his identity public.

Kuraimizu
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Kuraimizu

Super powers don’t just happen. Given the hacking skills scott has i think he found the cause of superpowers. And he used that info to give ethan and lucas super powers to make up for him being too weak to save Carlie.

Stu|
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Stu|

That makes no sense, He’d have given himself powers too if he had the ability to do it.

7eggert
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7eggert

You can’t stack gift-superpowers onto somebody. Only freak-accident-superpowers may be combined.

7eggert
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7eggert

Also you can’t give them to yourself, there will be a horrible accident.

Richard II Weatherfield
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Richard II Weatherfield

Except we saw how Ethan and Lucas gained their powers in a previous series of flashback strips. As far as we know Scott had nothing to do with it because he’s nowhere to be found during any part of that flashback.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

When did we see that?

Michael
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Michael

You give hackers too much credit if you think they can summon lightning.

Christopher
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Christopher

Lightning summoned by a “smart” van de graaff generator, perhaps!

7eggert
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7eggert

They can. There is a site where they shoot rockets with a wire into clouds.

Check
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Check

I dunno, I mean, Mad Scientists are so good at hacking the weather that they literally use it for giggles. They start laughing maniacally and all of a sudden lightning splits the sky!

Coincidence? I think NOT!

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

This reminds of that part from Irredeemable except, obviously, without the psychopathy and suggestions of aggressive unconsented use of hot knives.

Dan
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Dan

Nope. Scott was paralyzed from being stabbed by a penguin. That’s canon, and you can’t change it.

Corned Beef
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Corned Beef

in this continuity, he was *shot* by a penguin

Leon
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Leon

Being a hero isn’t always about the benefits…..

Anon A Mouse
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Anon A Mouse

You don’t have to do everything yourself to be a hero. I think a good compromise would be to get help from a registered hero they know they can trust. It’s not as fast or easy an answer as the other two and seems least likely but that’s my take.

Leon
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Leon

Frankly, I side with Ethan. In the end, it’s a hero’s job t.o be a hero. Nothing more, nothing less. Threats, consequences, playing it safe, none of that should stop a hero….

Rolando
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Rolando

We all knew Scott had issues, and probably justified ones too. Now, his character makes even more sense.

I hope that’s also his way of realising how shaky a ground he’s on, as far as taking big decisions goes. Pain and guilt often give supremely bad advice.

I’ll keep siding with Lucas, for this reason as well. He’s less burdened with Carlie’s death, than Scott or Ethan.

WhiteKnight
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WhiteKnight

Well done. I like this exploration of the superhero reality.

Ken
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Ken

And this is where X1 chimes in from the doorway with “Wanna know what I think? If Eugene has your info it’s probably already out there, all you can do now is try to limit the damage. I can help you with that…but first you get this bomb out of me.”

NiteZ
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NiteZ

So… is it time to “return to sender” the sentient murder-bot?

Chester Puzey
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Chester Puzey

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