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Infernal Demons, p19

July 10, 2023 by Tim

Update 1- Circulating this for a friend of a friend. He had some musical/computer equipment stolen from his dressing room at the Oper Leipzig. On the off chance you’re in the Leipzig area and in the position to hear/see anything like this being sold off.

Update 2- I was having trouble imagining TM as a show/movie I’d want to watch… but this looks pretty fun.


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stavrs
stavrs
9 months ago

Of course,looking a bit more beefy was absolutely NOT the aim there… X-D

Mael
Mael
9 months ago

I did not expect the last panel… well played, Tim!

Eric the White
Eric the White
9 months ago
Reply to  Mael

Whats really unexpected is that Ethan did a pretty good job there. Looks good.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
9 months ago

Still Ethan is quite sure he doesn’t need to fill one spot

LePfsch!
LePfsch!
9 months ago

Need to put those crusty old socks somewhere, being Masturbation Man and all that…

The Legacy
The Legacy
9 months ago
Reply to  LePfsch!

Oh god… ?

jack adams
jack adams
9 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

damn sure wouldn’t be putting them on my chest. seems like wasted time to me

Rokva
Rokva
9 months ago

Can Ethan even gain muscle mass? If, for example, he doesn’t die for a couple of weeks and exercises a lot, thus achieving some gains, does he get to keep them if he respawns?

Scortch
Scortch
9 months ago
Reply to  Rokva

That’s an interesting question. It respawns him to his last healthy state. Now after a workout, it could be argued you aren’t healthy, however after your body has recovered is this the new healthy? It’s something I’ve thought about more than once honestly. How it all ends for Ethan. Will he reach a point where he stops aging? Will he keep aging forever?

Last edited 9 months ago by Scortch
Egasilon
Egasilon
9 months ago
Reply to  Scortch

There’s a Webtoon about that – Immortal Weakling. Dude respawns a short time (a minute, I think? Been a while since I read it) after he takes even a minor injury – up to and including tearing a single muscle fibre. He finds a way around it eventually, but it only lasts for a couple minutes a day.

Rolando
Rolando
9 months ago
Reply to  Rokva

Yeah, we can’t be sure. Tim clearly knows we nerds/geeks/etc. love to hypothesize about how super-powers work exactly. So, he gave us a character with a power that turns out to be trickier and more nuanced than it seems at first glance. BUT he doesn’t give us all the details (maybe he didn’t even bother to work those out), to keep the mystery alive and the hypothesis flowing. Considering Ethan’s power is defined by the rules of videogames, and his “last healthy state” clearly operates as a form of auto-save and doesn’t rewind his circumstances back in time (like, he… Read more »

atlachan
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atlachan
9 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

I don’t know of any games where the strength stat goes down, if you just keep your character idle for a long time.

Haven’t played in a while, but G.T.A. San Andreas?

Rolando
Rolando
9 months ago
Reply to  atlachan

Granted, I haven’t played that many games. But thanks to people around me, I do hear a lot about many of them. My point was, games that do that are in the firm minority right? So, the commonplace rule (and the one most likely to apply to Ethan, then) is that his “stats” should remain at their highest achieved.

It’d be interesting, to see Ethan develop that. He could reach impressive levels of strength and much more. Impressive for him, at least.

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  Rokva

“If, for example, he doesn’t die for a couple of weeks”

No.

“and exercises a lot”

Neither.

JozMk.II
JozMk.II
9 months ago

Surprised he didn’t put any below his utility belt

Last edited 9 months ago by JozMk.II
JACOB FIELD
JACOB FIELD
9 months ago

“What, these? That’s just the artist working on his superhero exaggerated musculature and complex shading.”

The Legacy
The Legacy
9 months ago
Reply to  JACOB FIELD

?

Scortch
Scortch
9 months ago

You know, I believe he did this on purpose, but Ethan being Ethan I can also totally see him accidentally leaving socks in with the laundry and he didn’t notice them in his uniform.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
9 months ago

I have only 2 relevant questions:
1) Is there extra padding in the “package” department as well?
2) If yes – can I make a blue balls joke out of this?

The Legacy
The Legacy
9 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

?

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
9 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Only if the socks used are blue.

Robert
Robert
9 months ago

Anybody else think that this is not going to go well, and one of those socks is going to end up in the wrong place, and the Troll will get a picture, and…

The Legacy
The Legacy
9 months ago
Reply to  Robert

If push comes to shove, lean into it? ?

Rolando
Rolando
9 months ago

Lilah: “You didn’t look nearly as beefy a few days ago.”
Ethan: “It’s one of my superpowers. I have a stronger form I assume for crime fighting.”
Lilah: “I’ve seen you fighting crime before…”
Ethan: “Um, it’s a new power! I was bitten by a radioactive Dwayne Johnson.”
Lilah: *raises eyebrow*

Last edited 9 months ago by Rolando
Eodyne
Eodyne
9 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

Look it’s a superhero universe. The response to that last part is likely to be “I’ve heard weirder origin stories.”

Rolando
Rolando
9 months ago
Reply to  Eodyne

Yeah. I just saw an opportunity for poking fun at The Rock’s classic gesture.

jack adams
jack adams
9 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

“i was bitten by a radioactive dwayne johnson”

so…dwayne johnson.

NobodyHadToSayIt
NobodyHadToSayIt
9 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

Now I want a spin-off story about how The Rock ended up radioactive and what powers he got from becoming radioactive.

Pajuka
Pajuka
9 months ago

He didn’t gain any superpowers, just a craving for human flesh.

jack
jack
9 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

the rock is actually the rage form of barack obama.

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

WTF moment to see my home towns name in a post of a webcomic I’am following since 2004. I will share the information for sure in my circle and hope these things reappear!

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
9 months ago

On the plus side, this warm fuzzy line of thought certainly socked it to the funk he was in previously.

Pulse
Pulse
9 months ago

god i hope its not socks, you do not to give him ammo to go along with the deepfaked persona

Tracker
Tracker
9 months ago

That’s just his machine-washable impact-armour inserts, new ah.. tech and all.

Coastie
Coastie
9 months ago

Maybe it’s just me, it this seems too easy. I’m betting that this is either a trap or they’re pursuing untamed water fowl.