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Fundraising

August 22, 2018 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
3 years ago

every problem can be solved with enough teraFLOPS

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  foducool

How about the power of EXAFLOPS?

Ralgon
Ralgon
3 years ago

Without wanting to start a fanboy war, is anyone having near deja vu with amd’s launch of mantle over the RTX announcements?

Unown
Unown
3 years ago

They can see if his blood vanishes when Ethan respawns by looking to see if the blood is still in the jar. Ethan JUST respawned, so look to see if the blood is still in the jar. That will answer the “What if it still vanishes NEXT time you respawn?” question.

Still would be a problem if his blood is mutated. The tests they should run on the blood would indicate the mutation and would allow the doctors to work out his secret identity.

Guitardrumr
Guitardrumr
3 years ago
Reply to  Unown

I think the question was more, if he *doesn’t* die in the process, does his blood still vanish.

Vlad
Vlad
3 years ago
Reply to  Unown

If you look at the image closely, you can see the blood vanishing in the same pixelated iconic way Ethan is also respawning. That’s why Lucas is concerned as to what happens to a person with his blood if Ethan were to respawn afterwards … would he suddenly lose a lot of blood? haha

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago

I’m surprised he isn’t selling his organs, looking at those prices.

foducool
foducool
3 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

actually, I know now why that wouldn’t work
if his blood disappears when he respawn, his organs would, too

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
3 years ago
Reply to  foducool

so what if it dos its not his ahem buisness anymore right just say a super villain stole it of course morally different story..

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

Honestly its probably because he can’t sell more than once without becoming suspicious because then he is selling more than he can live without.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

They keep track of how much you’ve donated anyways. If someone somehow donated a gallon in a day they’d notice.

…or so I have heard

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago

Those are some good and interesting questions by Lucas. And given the blood disappeared when he respawned I think we know the answers to some of them already.

Helldemon
Helldemon
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

To be fair, his body currently needed that blood since it hadn’t had time to replenish. If he donates then his blood replenishes then anything he donated shouldn’t come back because then he would have a bunch of excess blood suddenly inside of his body.

merendel
merendel
3 years ago
Reply to  Helldemon

That asumes the mater from the old body is part of the new. For all we know when one instance of ethan dies all mater, no mater how much extra there is vanishes and a whole new body with no conection to the old appears and has the memories copied over.

Me-me
Me-me
3 years ago

I wonder if this Ethan was as suicidal as he is now before the powerup. Like, original universe Ethan was, and it was played for laughs – would similar behaviour have actually killed him in this universe without the superpower?

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

As far as I am aware, 1.0 Ethan was eccentric and somewhat mentally unstable (though over time he became just eccentric) but he was never suicidal. He did sometimes take drastic actions for seemingly no reason because he sees games as a crucial part of his life, but I am fairly sure that doesn’t mean he is suicidal. 2.0 Ethan is still eccentric (though it is slightly toned down) and is mostly mentally stable (though his behavior is still erratic). He is doing all of this because he knows he is effectively immortal, so there’s no reason for him to… Read more »

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

So I guess the disappearing blood means this wouldn’t work. If only we SCOTT knew someone who SCOTT might be able to take a smaller SCOTT size sample of our blood and synthesize a larger bit of it

SCOTT

Helldemon
Helldemon
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

To be fair, his body currently needed that blood since it hadn’t had time to replenish. If he donates then his blood replenishes then anything he donated shouldn’t come back because then he would have a bunch of excess blood suddenly inside of his body.

MVG
MVG
3 years ago

Places that buy plasma don’t use it for transfusions they use it for research and to make vaccines and treatments for various thing.

Taylor Walden
Taylor Walden
3 years ago

I love this one. This one definitely has some classic Ethan vibes.

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
3 years ago
Reply to  Taylor Walden

Seconded.

Stantasio
3 years ago

Yup different direction but Ethan could be a serial murderer if he was more thorough. Blood at the scene of the crime? Respawn. Skin samples under the victims nails, respawn. It would only matter if his fingerprints were reclaimed after a respawn as well. Good thing he’s not evil, and (reasonably) morally upstanding.

Lear
Lear
3 years ago
Reply to  Stantasio

That, and he would be literally impossible to capture.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Stantasio

We still don’t know if Ethan has limited or infinite lives.

Darkening
Darkening
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

I mean, he might run out someday and just drop dead, but he certainly has a ridiculously large number given the way he behaves. If Ethan was more introspective that’d probably be a terrifying existence depending on your ability to come back to life constantly from all your crazy stunts, knowing the next one might be your next and you have no idea. Maybe scott’s done some sort of test on him to see if anything’s changing on his respawns? Hm.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Darkening

Every time he dies, his savings account drops by $1.00… or 100 coins.

Mathjazz
Mathjazz
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Can he choose the currency? If not, does the currency change when he moves to another country?

Maligor
Maligor
3 years ago
Reply to  Darkening

Makes me wonder if he rebuilds his extra lifes from all the games he plays. so if he was to stop gaming, his power would probably drop to no extra life left for him.

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Stantasio

Holy crap, Ethan could be one hell of a hitmen/Villain.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Stantasio

Fingerprints are basically residue being left on contact, so its safe to say that they would vanish too.

ryan92084
ryan92084
3 years ago

Now if only they could use those ray tracing computer powers to actually get some decent ray tracing performance… Going to have to wait at least another generation for that

Kai
Kai
3 years ago

Wait a second, if his blood disappears when he respawns, doesn’t that make the entire issue with Zeke getting his blood sample ages ago moot?

Kai
Kai
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai
Alex
Alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

In that strip, it doesn’t look like there is any blood on Ethan’s hand. So maybe it’s just fingerprints on the controllerrang that was stolen.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

But here’s the fun bit: if his fingerprints also vanish, then what was the value of that?
Simple: Zeke already took a picture. He didn’t make a match, but he has the data. And if Ethan didn’t die before Zeke made it back to base, then bam bonus stuff.

merendel
merendel
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

That asumes the fingerprints were entierly his body oils. If he were printed by the police there is no reason to suspect the ink in the shape of his fingerprints would despawn from the paper. There’s also nothing saying the badguy couldn’t anticipated vanishing prints and scaned them into digital form as soon as zeke had the controllerang with plans to fake the prints back onto the rang later if needed.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  merendel

I’m going to assume that you are responding to Alex; my comment is almost exactly what you said.

TimR
TimR
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

That’s only the case if his blood always disappears on respawn. It could be that it only did so here because of the quantity and/or because exsanguination was the cause of death.

FredS
FredS
3 years ago
Reply to  TimR

Proximity could also be a factor.

atriviality
atriviality
3 years ago

Am I the only one wondering if this would mean that he could not have kids, since his sperm would disappear on next respawn too?

Cheuk
Cheuk
3 years ago

Ethan and Lucas are slowly becoming their old other universe counterpart again. Wasn’t the idea to have Player 1-4 be the comedic element while Ethan and Lucas were to be fleshed out as story-driven characters? At least with this comic it further develops Ethan’s powers, but some of the other joke strips I wonder “If the Players were to do the joke, there’d be no difference”. Am I just being pedantic?

CSheridan
CSheridan
3 years ago

All I can think is, what would happen if he cut his hair and then did this? What happens to the hair? Then based on that there’s just a bunch more questions that branch from that point.

The Upgrade Game
The Upgrade Game
3 years ago

By the time you have to upgrade, all cards will have that new “Ray Tracing” and they’ll be around $300 on average, Nathan

Ctown
Ctown
3 years ago

Just the sudden pressure collapse of magically-disappearing blood would probably kill a person instantly. Fun comic, lol

Source – Med Student

(that said, nobody has ever magically vanished large portions of someone’s actively-circulating and evenly distributed blood sooo….???)

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Ctown

WANNA FIND OUT?!
😀

Disclaimer I don’t want to do this that

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
3 years ago

This comic made me wonder something. What is going to happen to Ethan as he gets older. I’m assuming he’s still aging (though sometimes these types of superheroes dont after they get to their mid 20’s for some reason) and eventually hes going to get something that will kill him. Hopefully he’s not headed for some sort of Methuselah situation where he is perpetually old and feeble, but cannot die.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago

Considering that this happened when he was 30ish, aesthetically he won’t notice a lack of aging for a good while.