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Surrender, p10

December 20, 2023 by Tim


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Harinezumi
Harinezumi
2 months ago

How did it take me so much time to draw the Troll/Joker and Analog/Batman parallel? Amazing!

Dom
Dom
2 months ago
Reply to  Harinezumi

I read too much comics/animated movies/shows to not see it from the start. Sadly I wasn’t as surprised to this.

some_rando
some_rando
2 months ago

R O F F L E

Taylan Ertan
Taylan Ertan
2 months ago

Do it. Don’t let him become Joker-like ”Always gets away”

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  Taylan Ertan

Killing him seems a bit much actually. Throwing him off the roof doesn’t solve the hostage situation. He just needs to stall to get as much time for phase guy and the police to find the hostages and save them. With the trolls track record there’s little chance they would let him go outright, so they near certainly would want to capture him. He was relatively unguarded the first time he was caught. He was unconscious in a hospital. I see no reason why he couldn’t be contained by a normal prison, except plot reasons. If Analog throws him off… Read more »

Tryce
Tryce
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

He could just grab his hand and cut it off?

Smiling Jack
Smiling Jack
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

It would be hilarious if DC comics exist in this universe and he just starts roasting him as a generic brand Joker wanna be. Personally, that’s the only way I see Analog winning is trolling the Troll long enough for the hostages to be saved.

WhyNot
WhyNot
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

So I understand this is a personal struggle for Analog to test his morals and that ultimately killing the troll would break him, but I don’t think this would destroy the public faith in superheros. We don’t really have a clear picture of what the public expects from superheroes. Maybe the public already hates supers, but the government has largely decided to ignore public opinion for the greater good. Maybe its All-Might era MHA and the public loves supers, but all non-sanctioned heroes are immediately branded villains. I know there are the government sanctioned ones that would likely have to… Read more »

Steve
Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

There are cops down there. Maybe with the whole roof-tossing thing, they had the sense to set up a net below?

wkz
wkz
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Except the Troll is holding a dead-man switch.

All he had to do is let go (“I was so surprised at being thrown off a second time by an alleged superhero lolz”) and all the above will still happen, less one dead and thus potentially recurring villain.

Last edited 2 months ago by wkz
Steve
Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  wkz

Analog has two hands. Grab the switch with one, shove him to the net with the other.

However, I think there are no hostages (Phasar seems like he’d have found them with ease) and that switch is actually for releasing the goo container the Troll said was “something special” for Analog.

some guy
some guy
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Here’s hoping they have actually competent prisons and not something Arkham-like.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  some guy

Yeah, pointing out that a narrative contrivance keeps releasing the Joker doesn’t mean anything.

“Ethan! Authors in a different universe keep letting the Joker out of an asylum in order to write another comic book! This means you should murder the person in front of you!”

Just because there’s an overused genre cliche in some other work doesn’t mean you need to contort your morality around that.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

That reasoning has some weight just because every story-teller that wants to reach full potential is going to give prisons and asylums weak security so that a given villain reaches peak millage. What most people get wrong is suggesting that it then becomes the vigilante’s duty to take a life, but what the hell have Gotham police been doing after the 50th Joker spree? At that point, the entire city will look the other way if Gordon improvises a street execution and Batman still gets to keep his hands clean. It sends a message to other super-criminals too: “The crazy… Read more »

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Presumably Gordon would be upholding the same standards as Batman, I believe The Killing Joke states that, though no telling what a random guard might do. It’s a fair question to ask why the Joker keeps being considered too insane to face trial and thus locked in an asylum. I know there have been various explanations in the comics but I’m not sure there’s ever been a good look at why the criminals haven’t met any “unfortunate accidents” considering they are mostly human.

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
2 months ago
Reply to  some guy

Here’s the thing that people forget, though. ARKHAM ASYLUM IS NOT A PRISON. It’s a psychiatric hospital. The reason the villains can escape is because it doesn’t have the security of a prison because, well, it’s NOT a prison.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Do we have it confirmed that he actually has hostages? He’s claimed it with the dead mans switch but was it confirmed?

Shona-SoF
Shona-SoF
2 months ago

Quick, ask the Troll for a time out so we can check on these things! I’m sure he’ll be accommodating.

The Legacy
The Legacy
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

What if he throws himself off, grabbing the detonator while at it? “Sacrifice” himself, then change costumes and identities going forward.

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Taylan Ertan

cool motive, still murder.

Muck
Muck
2 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Police and military kill terrorists all the time. This isn’t very different, just with a superhero foil around what would be a colossal security situation in the real world. Morality, like everything, isn’t black and white.

Last edited 2 months ago by Muck
leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Muck

Not an argument, since how many innocents they both kill pretty often. And you dont kill someone unless you NEED to, to save lives. Not to get revenge.

Dan
Dan
2 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Your Honor, I invoke the rule of Cool

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
2 months ago
Reply to  Taylan Ertan

Ethan can still stop him without killing him. Phazar is there to assist, remember, if things go sideways. The cops are on site as well. If he kills The Troll, they’ll likely only see him the way the troll WANTS them to see him. As another Deathblood.

Figgly
Figgly
2 months ago

i wonder if Analog can grab that dead-man’s switch from here… he just needs to grab it and keep pressure on it… then he could drop the Troll no problem.

Might need a jab to the gut or shoulder to try and force him to loosen his grip on it though.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Figgly

If he takes it away he doesn’t need to do anything. The Troll is surrounded by police and has no superpowers (that we know of). Shoving him isn’t necessary. Hell there’s snipers itching to take the shot right now.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
2 months ago
Reply to  Figgly

Phasar could appear and take it, this would definitely be the opening.

ears
ears
2 months ago

I’m a bit surprised it’s actually the real one

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
2 months ago

“Then seems like we are going to have a long relationship”

Esc
Esc
2 months ago

It’s so boring to see everyone just cheer “do it!” After the comic spent a whole chapter detailing our hero’s philosophy and ethics. Like severely missing the entire point.

Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

No, we get it, we just don’t agree.

leduk
leduk
2 months ago

bloodthirsty vigilante wanabe are a plague tbh.

Ashi
Ashi
2 months ago

Will you then murder all the copycat Trolls? I’m sure that will do WONDERS for Ethan’s reputation, especially when Captain Prime comes after him and Lilah’s stories depict him as a murderer since…you know…that’s exactly what he’ll become. For that matter, why stop at killing Trolls? Just go full-on Deathblood. I’m sure that Carlie would be VERY proud of her brother for that. Oh yeah, and what about when Lucas and Scott want nothing to do with him? Do we kill them too for WANTING the Troll to live? And what about the XBot when it decides that Ethan is… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Ashi
Francis
Francis
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashi

That’s a very boring slippery slope type argument.

Stick to killing people who you know have killed first. Very simple rule to follow.
Do the copycat trolls start also burning down buildings, or driving people to suicide? Fair game. Two of your friends don’t like you anymore? How on earth would you possibly think they should die for that? Do you lack nuance?

Ashi
Ashi
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

You think Deathblood follows that same code? You think the copycat Trolls won’t easily trigger Ethan that same way? Fake Dead Man Switch, mention his sister, remind him how he killed the Troll, and you think it’s perfectly rational that Ethan will say “No, have to wait until there’s a body count.” If he DID, the same people saying “No, he wouldn’t kill THEM!” will say that he knew what they’d do because they’re just like the Troll and he should have killed THEM when he had the chance. And yeah…when Lucas and Scott give him a “What the HELL??”… Read more »

Francis
Francis
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashi

I don’t agree with Deathblood being ok with killing Ethan. That was bad take from him. But I am totally ok with him killing the drug dealers, and I particularly cringed at Ethan’s misplaced heroicness to try to save the very people who JUST TRIED TO MURDER HIM. About that body count… actually now comes a grey area, we all know the trolls are arsonists, and that can easily lead to people dying, even if nobody actually dies, I’d still say the arsonist must be shut down, hard. Now, also I don’t think killing is the only option, or even… Read more »

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I take issue with the part of being ok killing the drug dealers. Ethan had them to a point that they were ready to talk, considering giving up. Deathblood coming in and murdering them is nothing short of breaking the Geneva convention. The criminals even had a long time during the talk between Analog and Deathblood to do something while holding weapons, but they didn’t. I do not agree with the drug dealers killing others. They need to be stopped by any means necessary. But just outright killing them is done in no area of the civilised world. If they… Read more »

Francis
Francis
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

A failure of the system is a start to improve it, yes. But that improvement takes time, and meanwhile you must deal with the ways it’s failing *right now* The situation of the drug dealers in particular depends on what would have happened if they had surrendered. Would they have been imprisoned? Then sure, that’s a good outcome. But I read the archive, at least one of them had been imprisoned already and then let go. Would they all have been let go? In that case… That “civilized world” is a sham, the social contract has already been broken, and… Read more »

jonathan corbett
jonathan corbett
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Deathblood kills criminals. Trying to stop him means you’re an accomplice. Crazy, but logical.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago

No law works that way on the planet. Deathblood is committing crimes. And a big one! Maybe the biggest one!

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Just a single question. Where does it stop?

Francis
Francis
2 months ago

It stops at killing people who haven’t killed anyone else.
There are definitely still grey areas there, like preventing a future murder or the case when someone didn’t pull the trigger themselves but were still the cause of it, but it definitely doesn’t have to degrade into a Deathblood or Kira like “lul I’ll just murder everyone who disagrees with me”

Ashi
Ashi
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Copycat Troll recreates the Troll’s first act. But no one’s actually DIED yet. Kill or No Kill?

Francis
Francis
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashi

Capture, send to jail.
If he gets out early and it looks like he’d do it again… Yeah. The system had its chance.

I really think it morally boils down to choosing between one known arsonist and multiple unknown people

Last edited 2 months ago by Francis
Crias
Crias
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

There’s a difference between whether you or I would mind the Troll dying, and whether Ethan should be allowed to kill him. If you construct a morality system that says “It’s ok to kill someone who has killed” then it’s also ok to kill the person who served “justice”, otherwise you’d need a system to enable debate on which kills are justified and which are not. And if you have that, then everyone is entitled to their case being considered, and to simplify the system you’ll probably want to restrict who is “allowed” to even do these justice-approved killings. We… Read more »

Francis
Francis
2 months ago
Reply to  Crias

I actually have given some thought to this, as you’ve explained it. One way to view this is, let’s say there is a social contract, which can actually be outright “do not kill anyone”, everyone lives by that social contract, nobody kills anyone, everyone wins. If one person kills, that person has just broken the social contract, and are no longer covered by it. At this point, if anyone kills them, they themselves aren’t breaking the contract because the first person has already broken it first. Another way to view it is something like Popper’s paradox; you can’t preach absolute… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Francis
Crias
Crias
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I do like that you’ve put some thought into it, but it seems you’ve kind of missed what I was getting at. Even with your example, what happens if I kill someone and claim that I was allowed to because that person had broken the social contract? How do we know if I was right, how can we prove the guilt of the person I targetted? How can we know whether I’m innocent or not? Any sane system will eventually evolve into having a court, and officers of the legal system who are empowered to do the law’s bidding rather… Read more »

BubbaFett
BubbaFett
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Stick to killing people who you know have killed first.

You know Dexter wasn’t a hero, right?

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Francis

very simple rule to follow: do not murder people. Every civilized country abolished death penalty long time ago, there is a reason for that.

some guy
some guy
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

Interesting, I find the oposite actually rather boring: Heroes always going above and beyond to make sure a murderous villain survives (so he can kill and terrorize another day).
I honestly found the first Deadpool movie ending so refreshing when he decides to shoot the bad guy in the end.

Francis
Francis
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

It’s just… the Batman vs Punisher argument has been going for ages, do you really think that Tim’s take on it is the be-all, end-all argument that resolves it forever after?

Random lurker
Random lurker
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

Yeah, i think it’s why these arcs are back to back, it’s almost pointing to Ethan and saying “Alright, you can talk about being rational and not killing for the idea of keeping others safe, but can you actually do so when you’re tempted by it too? At what point does the line become blurry for you?

I’m very interested to see how this goes after such a long discussion about personal morality!

Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
2 months ago

You dont have to kill him, but you can paralyse him from the neck down so he’s never a threat to anyone ever again.

Bwauder
Bwauder
2 months ago

With todays technology (and assuming the parallel universe is as, or more, advanced) there’s a lot of trolling you can still do even as a quadriplegic. Voice to text and his legion(?) of followers would still leave him nearly as much of a risk as he is right now.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

oh no someone talking, can’t have that, better to kill them.

Shona-SoF
Shona-SoF
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

Just have to look at certain politicians to show how much damage can be caused by ‘just talking’

Last edited 2 months ago by Shona-SoF
Shona-SoF
Shona-SoF
2 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

To be fair, he probably already has instructions to his ‘fans’ to cause chaos if he’s killed or imprisoned.

Outback Jon
Outback Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

“Stephen Hawking is back from the dead and trolling!!!” 🙂

Curtis
Curtis
2 months ago

So, I have a new theory. The Troll doesn’t want to live anymore, but can’t bring himself to do the deed himself.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  Curtis

I would offer a different theory. He’s a troll both in mind as well as form now. He might have troll powers, like regeneration. With how Analog and Dpad got their powers it would be par for the course. He would survive the fall and spring the final part of the trap. Online trolls and the troll himself would have a field day. Analog’s reputation in shambles. Superheroes in general put to question. Even police can be put into question for working together with Analog and failing to protect the hostages or take in the troll normally.

Curtis
Curtis
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

I like that theory even better. He knows that the fall won’t kill him.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  Curtis

The plan can actually already be enacted. Analog moved him towards the edge violently. There are probably cameras nearby to tape the event and spread it. The troll can just fall off the roof himself and with the magic of editing Analog has thrown him off the roof.

Zanquis
Zanquis
2 months ago

Plot twist, most people don’t know about analog respawn powers, so he managed to flip it around, let the troll push HIM off the edge and then he gets to be trolled about pushing analog over the edge. What is worse for a troll than having their stuff backfire?

Pajuka
Pajuka
2 months ago
Reply to  Zanquis

No one taking their bait would probably be worse than backfiring, but we’ve already seen what happens when you ignore this troll.

Merida
Merida
2 months ago

Kiss him. On the lips. Shock the troll. I cannot decide if grabbimg the trigger or Analog jumping off the building as of he was pushed would be better.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

That is how fan fiction/nightmares start

Last edited 2 months ago by Alex
Bloof
Bloof
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

As gross as that is- I like the way you think.

Jedi
Jedi
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

Not such a bad idea … then start pittying him for being such a poor thingy … like he is just a little baby that doesnt understand shit … hurts him way more than throwing him off the roof 🙂

The Aussie Bloke
The Aussie Bloke
2 months ago

Spin-fling him onto the roof behind you, Analog. Get him away from the edge so he can’t manipulate events to look like you “threw him again”

Sasquatch
Sasquatch
2 months ago

I can definitely see that happening. Analog getting control of his emotions, and releasing The Troll. Who will then just step back and free fall into the great beyond. Obviously if this happens the other more powerful sup (whose name I forget) will show up just in time to get a bad view of it and think he witnessed a murder.
I really hope it’s not the case. The whole “innocent person picking up the murder weapon right as the cops enter the room” is painfully played out.

Thomas D
Thomas D
2 months ago

Well, that would be one of the main differences, in my opinion, between a hero and a vigilante.
Letting go and dropping the Troll would be easy, but that’s taking justice into your own hands. And that is not something a hero does.

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Thomas D

exactly

Urainkhali
Urainkhali
2 months ago

Heh. Come on. Just fake your demise and create a new persona.

reshad
reshad
2 months ago

“Just murder him in front of all those police officers and famous superhero.” – This comment section

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  reshad

or “cripple it” which isnt really better

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  reshad

I personally am surprised at the amount of people going against killing or maiming him. Seeing the flak some people including me have had before for not killing the bad dudes, it seemed many were already convinced to kill the troll with fire and acid asap without further consideration.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Frankly, I think the disagreement in the comments is a sign that Tim’s constructed a VERY good story here, even if it’s proving a little divisive. I think a lot of this comes down to how you internalize the scene. If you compartmentalize it as strictly fiction in which the author has given us objective proof that the troll is irredeemably evil and a threat to the lives of others, then murder is fine within the confines of that thought experiment. But if you are interpreting the scene as a representation of real-life trolls, then the calls for murder start… Read more »

Zaldrak
Zaldrak
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben

The difference is that The Troll stopped long being just another “internet troll” and is now a full blown murdering terrorist.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Zaldrak

Even if you have a terrorist, you follow the rules. Shoving him off the building doesn’t save the hostages. Once the hostages are secured, shoving him off the building doesn’t save anyone else either.

leduk
leduk
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Edgy kids ask for murders, grown up know cold blood murder never is the solution.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
2 months ago
Reply to  reshad

We don’t know he’d die, it might just hurt alot, nobody but Tim knows if the previous fall gave him powers.

Ace5762
Ace5762
2 months ago
Reply to  reshad

There are like a dozen police snipers who would have domed him already if he didn’t have a dead man’s switch. Unsaddle that high horse.

Naustghoul
Naustghoul
2 months ago

So… nothing in that batman-esque belt to glue his hand shut on the trigger? Why have a belt at all then? Holding up his tights?

snark
snark
2 months ago
Reply to  Naustghoul

Weeeell… Holding up tights is a fairly important mission, acktchually… 😉

Outback Jon
Outback Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  snark

Tights shouldn’t need to be held up. They’re tight.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago
Reply to  Naustghoul

That is actually a good point! Did they take it from Analog after the incident with the random pedestrian in the fight with the construction suit guy (iirc)? He glued a random civilian to the sidewalk and by accident suggested to immolate the guy to free him.

Bloof
Bloof
2 months ago

He seems quite triggered! Still, it seems a bit drastic to allow himself to come so close to the thing he was was actively trying to avoid. Maybe it is part of a ruse?

That Other Guy
That Other Guy
2 months ago
Reply to  Bloof

The troll is very joker- like but unfortunately analog is no batman. The troll is very under his skin right now.

Jacob
Jacob
2 months ago

“This is where the real game begins…”

RIP Mittensquad

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
2 months ago

“You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.”

Last edited 2 months ago by FireballDragon
Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Do now, Analog. Masturbate at him furiously as a distraction!

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
2 months ago

I’m remembering something lucas said in an earlier strip: This life might no give you a choice on what kind of hero you want to be…

austindorf
austindorf
2 months ago

No one knows Analog power. No one (save the master) know that Ethan is Analogue.
He can fake his death, stunning the troll who doesn’t expect this, leaving d+pad to capture him, and then begin again after some weeks with a new superhero identity.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  austindorf

Lilah know, and shouldn’t other superheroes or those that catalog them know?

Felix T. Katt
Felix T. Katt
2 months ago

And what are the ramifications if Zeke were to somehow get involved right now? Would he kill the Troll, or save him for a team-up with the Master?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
2 months ago
Reply to  Felix T. Katt

… Did you read any of the comic where Zeke talks about the Master? Loathing is too mild for how Zeke feels about him. And you think he would somehow team up with the guy that enslaved him, tortured him, and turned him genocidal out of pure hatred for them?

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

What if Ethan grabs the dead-man’s switch but the Troll kills him, knowing that he’ll respawn without it and the bomb goes boom? Helluva way to cause him pain…

SteelX
SteelX
2 months ago

Damn. He is basically Analog’s Joker.

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
2 months ago

Ethan is many things.

A murder is not one of them. He’s impulsive, reckless, and fickle, but he’s not going to intentionally kill The Troll. What he MIGHT try to do, though, is take advantage of his own immortality to secure the dead-man’s switch from him, potentially taking a fall that’d only be potentially lethal to one of them in the process…

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
2 months ago

Although admittedly what I think is about to happen here is that Ethan’s going to let him go, the Troll is going to jump off the roof and detonate the bomb, and some other superhero is going to see this, assume Analog actually DID kill him, and arrest him on the spot…thus the title of the arc being “Surrender”.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 months ago

The one thing that really – really – gets a troll isn’t anger, or ignoring them, or anything else.

It’s real empathy. And pity, when applicable. Without malice.

Trolls don’t want that. They wear their own mask. You’re not getting mad at THEM, you’re getting mad at the mask. So they stand behind it and cackle.

But pity them? Look past the mask?

I hope that Ethan does give him a good, heartfelt apology.

Zaldrak
Zaldrak
2 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Hard disagree. Psychopaths are by definition incapable of feeling or understanding empathy, and the Troll has clearly proven he is one by this point.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 months ago
Reply to  Zaldrak

… fair point. It’s been a while, so I forgot that he was a terrorist and murderer long before the fall.

My statements above were more applicable to internet trolls – some of which certainly are psychopaths, but most of who are just normal people, using the anonymity of the internet to get a rise out of someone else.

Tim Tucker
Tim Tucker
2 months ago
Reply to  Zaldrak

The Troll’s level of insight into other people’s behavior here isn’t consistent with a psychopath.

Sociopath sure, but not a psychopath.

He understands the rules of society and makes a conscious choice to break them.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Come on, hug him already.

william
william
2 months ago

he is totally going to just walk away with a meh not worth my time moment which to me will have the troll slip and fall on his own.

Xolodno
Xolodno
2 months ago

Just walk away, I doubt he has hostages to begin with.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
2 months ago

Time for Phasar to intervene, even if the Troll has it coming this is definitely a “threat to human life” like he was talking about. And we have no idea if he actually has hostages, nobody has found them to confirm, he could be holding a switch as a bluff.

That_Guy
That_Guy
2 months ago

Stop feeding the Troll, cmon. I thought we learned this already

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
2 months ago

Arrow to the hand. He Has line of sight. Just….don’t fumble the play.
Or more sneaky. Elevate a certain Pause in the action and out troll the troll.

jjX___
jjX___
2 months ago

“Hey Phasar. I know you’re listening. Have you secured the hostages yet?”

Frizbee
Frizbee
2 months ago

“Go ahead, release the trigger. I’ll be okay, you and the hostages won’t, but then, you’re going to do whatever you want regardless of my actions or words. I’m not going to play your game, because you’re the troll. You have no power over me.”

Either he goes to release the trigger and the other superhero takes him out (or has already rescued the hostages), OR he doesn’t, and he’s lost anyway.

Last edited 2 months ago by Frizbee
Mousio
Mousio
2 months ago

Ho boy! For those saying Ethan should just kill him now, that’s not an option. for a few reasons: One, that’s not his way. From what we’ve seen so far, he’s much more of a “stop innocents from getting killed” than “kill the crime at its root” kinda guy. Can’t say for sure he can’t be pushed to it (and troll is probably counting on it), but that’s what he is. Two, they’re dealing with troll. For all we know, everything he does is a misdirection. The remote? It may just be a decoy, with someone else holding a real… Read more »

Saixak
Member
Saixak
2 months ago

Good money says it’s a fake-out to draw attention away from Phasar or even Captain Prime so they can get to work.

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
2 months ago

It’s the Grinch with a meth addiction, like he doesn’t stop at presents. All the the Whos down in Whoville, the tall and the small, woke up in bathtubs of ice barely able to crawl.

Laughing Man
Laughing Man
2 months ago

Cut off hand while grabbing his hand holding the switch. Punt him over the edge. Hand over switch to bomb squad. Take dump on Troll’s corpse. Make joke about s***-posting, or “There’s your Anal Log, bitch.”

Hinkeypinkey
Hinkeypinkey
2 months ago

Careful Tim, DC lawyers has sharp teeths