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Looking, p3

January 10, 2022 by Tim


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Colin
Colin
8 months ago

Getting terminator vibes in the last panel. ZK with shades anyone??

TomB
TomB
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I think they’re aiming for a piratical look with an eyepatch (which, if his sensor is one of those see through clothes type, won’t limit his vision… but people will think it does).

I’m just thinking that’s some epic stupid from Ethan. If that’d been Scott, you might have killed him or at least driven a spike into his brain. He’s just *lucky* it was Zeke.

foducool
foducool
8 months ago

lese-majesty!

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
8 months ago

After that, I think Ethan owes Zeke at least one dismemberment

John Swift
John Swift
8 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Ya he ’bout to get stabbed.

Baalzy
Baalzy
8 months ago

Hey Tim. I love CAD, been reading you for over 15 years at this point. If you wanna say “yo dude, its a comic, don’t think so hard about it” that’s fine and I’ll accept it. But its not believable to me that Zeke would get damaged by a console controller being flung at him, even if its from a grappling device.

Belgevain
Belgevain
8 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I smell a science experiment!

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
8 months ago
Reply to  Baalzy

It’s not a console controller. It’s just shaped like a console controller.

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
8 months ago
Reply to  Baalzy

Seriously dude whatever its made of its enough to travel 50 feet, dig into concrete, and support he weight of an 160(?) pound adult who just flung himself off a building.

Lily
Lily
8 months ago

Honestly, the fact that the device shown could shoot it that powerfully seems like the less plausible thing. How does it even work? Is there just something pulled at extreme tension? Is it a slingshot or crossbow or something?

butts
butts
8 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Ethan auto-magically re-spawn-carnates when killed. Why are we trying to apply real world physics to a comic?

Lily
Lily
8 months ago
Reply to  butts

I only brought it up, since someone specifically mentioned something being unrealistic, but to me it doesn’t seem like the real issue. Otherwise I would just consider it basically like spiderman’s webslinger. Which, it might actually be based on that, or at least used in the same way. I wouldn’t consider one any less believable than other.

Diogo Salazar
Diogo Salazar
8 months ago
Reply to  Lily

It’s fed with the same gas from the ODM of Attack on Titan.

Dorander
Dorander
8 months ago
Reply to  Lily

You know how you can set the height of desk chairs? I once looked into how that works when that functionality of mine broke and apparently there’s a small gas-powered cylinder in there that regulates height. If you can’t adjust your chair anymore, that object is typically broken. The explanation was accompanied by warnings not to try to replace it yourself because these things are extremely powerful and may result in significant injury if they accidentally pop out and hit your head, and some people managed to accidentally bury them in the ceiling. The force production is that high. It… Read more »

raven0ak
raven0ak
8 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

also have you heard of somewhat hilarious but very unfortunate accident thats also warning against cheap chairs: cylinder broke in such manner it pierced seating and shot inside one sitting on chair (cant verify story, but this story I have heard)

TomB
TomB
8 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

Two points: If your gas cylinder has failed, there’s not much pressure left there.

On the other hand, you could drill through it and let the pressure off before removing it. You might get some gas in your face, but I”m assuming its some noble gas that’s not going to do you much harm. Of course, made in China, it could be… some ancient Evil Spirit contianed therein… (thinking of Jack Burton….)

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
8 months ago
Reply to  TomB

Gas cylinders that cannot lift a chair anymore can easily still contain a great deal of pressure. This is the point of warning people not to fix their own chair cylinders. Despite working improperly, they can sometimes still be dangerous.

TomB
TomB
8 months ago

The most interesting part is also the ‘hit concrete hard enough and precise enough to sink in’ vs. skitter off and to somehow extrude protrusions sideways enough to handle more than 1 body weight (when he swings, he’ll have momentum during the swing). So it’d need to hold say 300 lbs. while stuck into concrete. Without the concrete just shedding layers, so a deep penetration would be required.

I’m thinking not only could it break the casing, it ought to be something they are then trying to extract from Zeke’s skull or equivalent – likely mucking up some electronics.

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
8 months ago
Reply to  Baalzy

We need to get Adam and Jamie on in STAT!

TomB
TomB
8 months ago
Reply to  Baalzy

There needs to be a Mythbusters episode to answer this burning question.

Bwauder
Bwauder
8 months ago

Wars have started like this…

Laslo H
Laslo H
8 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

In fact, I’m certain this is exactly how the first World War started.

TomB
TomB
8 months ago
Reply to  Laslo H

I didn’t know Zeke’s real name was Fredinand.

MRD
MRD
8 months ago

Still waiting for Ethan to get hit by an arrow and then come back to life. C’mon, it’s been years! πŸ˜‰

Daemone
Daemone
8 months ago
Reply to  MRD

We join our heroes deep in the lair of the diabolical Mr Trapp, as Analog steps on yet another trick tile.
*FWIP*
*THUD*
Lucas: “Where the *hell* do those keep coming from, anyway?”

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
8 months ago

Just don’t tell mom, ‘k?

Karrde
Karrde
8 months ago

By human standards, he pretty greviously wounded Zeke there. Now we know that his faceplate is fully replaceable, but that doesnt mean it didnt “hurt”

Tokeeto
Tokeeto
8 months ago
Reply to  Karrde

I think the human equivalent would be to smash a window in your living room.
It’s not easy to replace, and it’s rather costly, but no permanent injury was inflicted. It’s just REALLY inconvenient.

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
8 months ago
Reply to  Tokeeto

Well, no, it’s still part of him. A better equivalent would be… I dunno, a prosthetic eye?
But also, and I believe this might be relevant here, wounding Ethan’s eye will also not be permanent, so long as he dies from it.

Last edited 8 months ago by Rex Vivat
Jack0r
Jack0r
8 months ago
Reply to  Rex Vivat

I’d say it’s like smashing his glasses. If you really need your glasses to see, they are pretty much a part of you. (Speaking as someone who wears glasses)

TomB
TomB
8 months ago
Reply to  Jack0r

I hate when I don’t have mine on and go outside. I’m walking and all of a sudden, something smacks into my eyeball (grit in the wind).

I don’t know how you non-glasses people put up with that. I like my shields.

7eggert
7eggert
8 months ago
Reply to  Tokeeto

*someone’s only set of glasses maybe

TomB
TomB
8 months ago
Reply to  Tokeeto

Except it is a thinking being who might well be a tad peeved at Ethan’s stupidity. If this had been a handgun and Scott was on the other end, Scott’s brains would be decorating the ceiling and Ethan would be going to jail.

Lily
Lily
8 months ago

If he was a human, that probably would of killed him.

Mordred
Mordred
8 months ago

That’s an act of war.

Leon
Leon
8 months ago
Reply to  Mordred

Of course you realize, this means war

Humsterr
Humsterr
8 months ago

It’s good he was not showing, say, Lukas how grapple works, his ability to just casually kill and maim people throughout the course of conversation did not lessen after reboot

raven0ak
raven0ak
8 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

then again, Lukas knows Ethan and would most certainly not stand in front of grappling hook being loaded

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
8 months ago

Man this brings me half-way to being on Captain Prime’s side here. Ethan isn’t really competent or safe to be out with dangerous objects.

Tim
Tim
8 months ago

I love how neither of them considered the potential ramifications of a projectile launcher being pointed at ZK while it was being loaded. Gun safety, boys and girls!

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
8 months ago

Scott can probably fix it. Whether or not he’ll want to or whether or not he’ll try to sneak a killswitch in while fixing Zeke are two other matters however.

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
8 months ago
Reply to  Mr_Meng

Another one?

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
8 months ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

One that only he knows about and can actively control.

Sasquatch
Sasquatch
8 months ago

Better use the Baldwin defense! β€œIt just went off!”

Jack0r
Jack0r
8 months ago
Reply to  Sasquatch

Well played! That’s gonna become a thing^^

James Rye
James Rye
8 months ago

Thank god Zeke ain’t human ’cause he might have died right there.

Steeeve
Steeeve
8 months ago

He… breaks really easily. I mean, damn, he should probably start upgrading his outer panels to titanium or something else light, strong and durable.

Darkening
Darkening
8 months ago
Reply to  Steeeve

Captain Prime *did* comment on how trash the robots they were fighting were. Even if Zeke’s better than the fodder ones, he’s still not exactly top tier hardware.

Daren
Daren
8 months ago

Maybe Ethan can convince Lucas and Scott to build ZK an upgraded grappling-hook-proof exoskeleton? It’s the least he could do after pulling a Dick Cheney…

Last edited 8 months ago by Daren
Crestlinger
Crestlinger
8 months ago

Classic. Ethan poked his eye out.

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
8 months ago

Now he can be the last boss in Last Bronx.

…I’m sure someone here will get it, everyone’s here a gamer. πŸ˜› Last Bronx is one of the few fighting games I really enjoyed, but I usually get blank gazes when I mention it.

John
John
8 months ago

I’m guessing Zeke’s going to read some Hammurabi and learn about “eye for an eye”