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Identity, p16

May 5, 2021 by Tim


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Pulse
Pulse
4 months ago

and now Ethan knows how Lucas feels from time to time.

Devon
Devon
4 months ago

his face sums up everything, just missing the eye twitch

Pocket Astronomer
Pocket Astronomer
4 months ago

Wait a second, wasn’t Link or Linc the name of the psychotic AI from Beneath a Steel Sky?

Last edited 4 months ago by Pocket Astronomer
Guest
Guest
4 months ago

That was LINC, yeah.

Dagroth
Dagroth
4 months ago

That one was LINC.

EMMachine
EMMachine
4 months ago

“Link” wouldn’t even be a bad name for him, because it is also a technical term (links on the Internet, uplinks in communication). It also wouldn’t be the first time someone got his name because their parents liked a game. Robin Williams gave his daughter the name “Zelda”.

jere
jere
4 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

I lovethat you just established Ethan as their “parent”. 😀

ocramot
ocramot
4 months ago
Reply to  jere

Well, he was, in the previous universe 😀

EMMachine
EMMachine
4 months ago
Reply to  jere

That wasn’t what I meant (especially after Ethan didn’t like “Link” as a name).
Normally you wouldn’t choose a name yourself (except you would switch gender later).
It was a view on our society where our parents choose our name. And their are parents that had chosen the name of a game Character. (with the Example of Robin Williams)

jere
jere
4 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

I see your point, and you are probably right. I just liked the idea that to a certain extent, Ethan actually is someone the robot looks at for guidance in some more social issues, so you could actually see him as a sort “parent” in a very limited way. Whether Ethan is actually a good role model, well….:)

leduk
leduk
4 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

zelda was a name before the game, the game is called zelda because of Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s wife.

Last edited 4 months ago by leduk
Kaogen
Kaogen
4 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Zelda was, sure, but Robin William’s daughter’s name came from the game.

Logan
Logan
4 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Well, that exact technical definition is the original reason for the video game characters name in the first place. They were the players “link” to the video have world. So it’s pretty fitting in the reverse as well.

At least, from what I remember of a very old interview with the creator of the franchise.

Last edited 4 months ago by Logan
Joseph
Joseph
4 months ago
Reply to  Logan

I thought the name Link from the game came from an old idea for the original where you would travel back and forth from the past and future to find parts of the Triforce, Link was the name chosen because he would be the ‘link’ between timelines.

Logan
Logan
4 months ago
Reply to  Joseph

Granted it’s been…. since the original NES games came out that I’ve played them but, I don’t recall *any* time travel shenanigans until LTtP came out on the SNES.

Last edited 4 months ago by Logan
DesertChoco
DesertChoco
4 months ago

Well, damn. I’m with Ethan, I was expecting him to play the long game.

I can kinda see the appeal of a badass non-human who uses advanced ‘tech’ to decimate his opponents for our boy Link there.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  DesertChoco

Perhaps it was. But once Ethan called him out on it, the better option was to guilt trip him for his cynicism. Now poor Ethan will never know whether he’s being played or not. Exquisite torture!

Ivan
Ivan
4 months ago

Boruto’s dad has his own show!

Fils
Fils
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivan

wow!

Carl
Carl
4 months ago

You know what? This “joke” is too long now. 16 pages and it is kind of boring, nothing is happening. Imagine buying comics where protagonists are in the same room and are talking about one thing through the whole comics.

Orson
Orson
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Tim with an epic mic drop right there

GraySkye
GraySkye
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Yeah, a comic can average 24-32 pages. So far Tim has used 16 to help tell a story… It happens in comics where you might have a couple issues mostly in one building with no action. So far Tim is half way through 1 comic book. Avengers have had issues where is was them talking about what they should do with X situation or about X person. Not all comics are full of action when they have Character development happening.

Cragfast
Cragfast
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl

Well, that got a reaction.

Frederic Simard
Frederic Simard
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl

I feel sorry for you. Your attention span is so short that you can’t bear reading something for more than a few pages without craving explosions and sword duels.

You think Tim is detailed? When Victor Hugo was writing, his writing appeared in newspapers that paid him by the page. So when the character walks along a dark path, every bush and tree on the side of that path are painstakingly detailed.

That’s Les Miserables for you, or Les Miz if you heard about that thing called “Theater”.

But hey, they didn’t have Michael Bay back then.

SkulltheTroll
SkulltheTroll
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl

Bye Felicia.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl

Still shorter and has more content than “the conclusion and more on the next exciting episode of Dragon Ball Z”.
I’m not knocking the comic nor Dragon Ball Z (love both). Just saying.

Captain Ned
Captain Ned
4 months ago

Adam Link. Ancient SF story from the writing couple Eando Binder. Robot causes accident, then reads Frankenstein. Commits robot suicide to atone.

southpawfrenzy
southpawfrenzy
4 months ago

He is an android, so maybe Data Link?

Cragfast
Cragfast
4 months ago
Reply to  southpawfrenzy

Data is such a good name for an android. Well done.

Sayer
Sayer
4 months ago
Reply to  Cragfast

I would also have accepted “Lore” or “B4”

YyAoMmIi
YyAoMmIi
4 months ago

Erm, which smash link? BotW link? Toon link? Young link?

Leon
Leon
4 months ago

And whose fault do you think that is?

Fils
Fils
4 months ago
Reply to  Leon

I’d say he’s pretty perceptive there, me thinks.

Leon
Leon
4 months ago
Reply to  Fils

Maybe he’s an oblivious little sack of ‘not meat’

Last edited 4 months ago by Leon
Jack
Jack
4 months ago

It concerns me that his failsafe is still on and Ethan doesn’t know. I feel like all this progress is about to be lost as Ethan tries to invite Gizmo somewhere but the failsafe fails and Gizmo thinks it was a trap. Angry and pain can turn even a good heart cold.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

I don’t really see Ethan inviting X01 anywhere at the moment. Where are they going to go? Out into the store, where customers could be right there? Not a good idea.

Besides, X01 had their chance to leave on their own. They stayed out of some kind of fear of the world. I imagine they’d find an excuse to stay in the room rather than join Ethan.

SkulltheTroll
SkulltheTroll
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Yup, Chekov’s gun says this is a mortal lock.

Josh
Josh
4 months ago

Maybe I’m putting too many red strings on my connection board, but:
X-01 – Master given name. Take “X”.
Ethan – The first person to give him a chance; a joke suggestion, but also important. “E”.
Link – Self-chosen name based off of something he likes. Take “K” sound, (or KE).
Combine a bit of each, land on Xeke. Is this anything?

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
4 months ago
Reply to  Josh

It’s trying too hard to get back to Zeke, if I’m honest.

Boxbot
Boxbot
4 months ago
Reply to  Josh

He may never be Zeke again, but we’ll always have Paris.

Gnarph
Gnarph
4 months ago
Reply to  Boxbot

We have Paris? Any chance we can give it back? Maybe in trade?

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
4 months ago

Mental slaughter: 100% less mess and equally satisfying. ‘Gizmo’s revenge. Or bucket list on ways to troll Ethan. Could go either way.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
4 months ago

Hm, though, again with the AI angle “Link” has a nice meaning to it.

Not Link from Zelda Link but like a Link-Between-Man-And-Machine Link

Gamebecile
Gamebecile
4 months ago

THERE’S the Ethan-Zeke dynamic I remember.

schnozzberries
schnozzberries
4 months ago

But why did his Joy-cons change colors? O.o (posted on the wrong page)

Concrete Greeley
3 months ago

I agree! Like link one person or thing to another, you claim that there is a relationship or connection between them. link wouldn’t even be a bad name for him.