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Surrender, p7

December 13, 2023 by Tim


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2 months ago

That’s not Troll Prime it seems.

I don’t think there’s any hostages. Just a situation of the Troll trying to cover Ethan in that goop.

Locke
Locke
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc

There’s green on the neck, ear, and forehead. Doubt any copycat would know to replicate that detail.

Curtis
Curtis
2 months ago
Reply to  Locke

Forgot about his wrist. There is green there too.

Esc
Esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Locke

Good eye. So this is Troll Prime. I wonder what that green goo will do. Disfigure like himself? I would imagine the troll to have a little more interesting ideas. Or does it interact with super powers?

Carbonaut
Carbonaut
2 months ago
Reply to  Locke

You’d be surprised how detailed trolls can be if they wanna fuck with you

Maelxp
Maelxp
2 months ago
Reply to  Locke

Not copycat but co-conspirator. Remember, that the original went to the internet and shared everything with other likeminded. So anything the original knows, the others potentially also know.

Lonewolfcavalry
Lonewolfcavalry
2 months ago
Reply to  Maelxp

Yeah pretty sure this is the real troll though I suspect the “hostages” are probably actually his followers pretending to be innocent civilian

Pajuka
Pajuka
2 months ago
Reply to  Maelxp

In true troll fashion I would expect troll prime to leave out certain self incrimidating detials though. The average grunt in the troll army probably only knows that troll prime is disfigured, but shaky on the detials. There’s also a chance the average grunt might even get cold feet at the prospect of causing actual terrorism and the potential of becoming a suicide bomber. It’s one thing to fuck with analog and play head games, another thing entirely to strap explosives to hostages and yourself. But the higher ups? The ones that were on the trolls side before he took… Read more »

Vedrit
Vedrit
2 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

Minor nitpick: It’s ‘incriminating’, not ‘incrimidating’

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 months ago
Reply to  Locke

He would if Troll Prime told them, people at the hospital would know the Trolls physical condition, which would be passed on to the police and possibly super-heroes. If the Troll is going to send a decoy he’s not going to take a the chance of someone spotting healthy exposed skin.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
2 months ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

That would depend on when exactly his skin turned green. He was probably still horribly burned/recovering/mutating when they bandaged him up, so they might not know what his final form eventually turned into. .

In any case his current condition is not known, so there’s no real need to green up any decoys. (Arson guy also didn’t have that).

The color of visible skin makes little difference anyways, it doesn’t give any definitive identifying information. If decoys can make themselves look green, Troll can also disguise himself to look healthy.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

You know they change bandages daily right?

Fartsy
Fartsy
2 months ago

a certain Hancock scene comes to mind regarding this situation although Ethan lacks the physical power to recreate it.

David
David
2 months ago
Reply to  Fartsy

But does Phasar?

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
2 months ago
Reply to  Fartsy

He also greatly lacks the speed to catch and keep the hand on the trigger.

Bwauder
Bwauder
2 months ago
Reply to  Fartsy

I’m pretty sure its been established an arrow could do it, but unless Ethan ‘Analog’ is close he hasn’t got the speed to beat the falling/fallen hand opening.

Kenju
Kenju
2 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

Have we ever been given an actual range limit on how far those arrows can be spawned in? I know we’ve seen D-Pad make them a fair distance more than once. If it’s just a matter of line of sight he could just use a pair of binocs, but if there is a hard range limit then yeah.

scottsmom
scottsmom
2 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

Y’all are seriously assuming that that thing isn’t just a fancy red light, huh? The real trigger is held by another person monitoring remotely.

Pajuka
Pajuka
2 months ago
Reply to  scottsmom

The fun part of the troll is you never know with absolute certainty that he is indeed trolling. And when it’s possible he isn’t trolling and that fancy red light is indeed a detonator, you can’t take chances. Not when lives are on the line. I’m sure law enforcement is doing their best to either determine its all an act or to defuse / disable the bombs, but that’s gonna take some time. Especially when they can’t risk letting the troll know that he’s losing his bargaining chip. Because If the troll finds out the popo are taking his hostages,… Read more »

Halosty
Halosty
2 months ago
Reply to  Fartsy

I wouldn’t normally go to Hancock for solutions but… that one managed to work out.

JozMk.II
JozMk.II
2 months ago

Feels like Joker and Batman from a parallel alternate universe

Jesse
Jesse
2 months ago
Reply to  JozMk.II

Very much so

Ben
Ben
2 months ago
Reply to  JozMk.II

I mean, 90% of the time Joker’s whole thing is “what if somebody with impenetrable plot armor was ruining your life every day?” Which, to be fair, has a certain symetry with Batman most of the time.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
2 months ago

Wonder if he’ll take off the mask to drive home what Ethan “did to him”.

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
2 months ago

Yeah, that’s not the troll. Just one of his cronies.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
2 months ago
Reply to  Verdiekus

His skin is green.

Stephen
Stephen
2 months ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

So is green skin paint

Why bait a trap with real bait?

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

Because the Troll is a narcissist and after losing his last face to face meeting with Analog he has to win this one.

Daniel
Daniel
2 months ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

He just has to win, no matter how it is rationalised.

Embarrassing Analog in front of the world without even showing up himself would absolutely count as a win here. As long as he feels like he’s in control and Analog is coming off worse he’s happy.

SkullsGrav
SkullsGrav
2 months ago
Reply to  Daniel

But from a story perspective eventually there has to be a confrontation. Not sure that this is it, but eventually, it will be the Troll.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

Sure, it’s possible it’s someone else.
But considering that (as far as we are aware) nobody knows he’s green now, I highly doubt an imposter would be painted green.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 months ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

The hospital staff would know he’s green, thus the police would too.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
2 months ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

Not necessarily, he was horribly burned. The green probably came later.

DAT
DAT
2 months ago

whatever the reason for all of that…

he should throw him from the roof

just for shits and giggles!

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

It’s what I would do.

OliGagnon
OliGagnon
2 months ago

Until they figure out if there is any hostages and/or the detonator in his hand is a dud, the snipers and Analog cannot do anything without being cancelled by the media.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 months ago
Reply to  OliGagnon

Is it really being ‘canceled’ by the media if you carelessly get hostages killed.

SkullsGrav
SkullsGrav
2 months ago
Reply to  OliGagnon

Ugh, stop watching newsmax…

Kyle
Kyle
2 months ago
Reply to  DAT

For the lulz?

Number51x
Number51x
2 months ago

Ethan said he couldn’t beat him. I wonder if he’s going to use some kind of “don’t feed the troll” strategy?

Groober
Groober
2 months ago
Reply to  Number51x

That would explain the “surrender” title – give in to the taunts, do not feed the troll.

Dr. Doobiedoo
Dr. Doobiedoo
2 months ago

I wonder if he’s going to somehow fake him out or something by “committing suicide”.
That’d really ruin his plans lol. Out troll the troll.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
2 months ago

How troll became green…

My guess is that the goop is for himself, not for Analog. He wants Analog to throw him off the roof into goop again, to make anything said about him earlier true. Like the Batman’s Joker he’s not out for a body count, which is merely a means to an end. He’s out to murder character. An image. And all else failing, just Analogs mental health and identity. He might’ve heard Analog’s guilt monologue when in a coma, using it now against him.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

I doubt theirs a chemical truck parked outside the building again, if anything the police set up those big inflatables to catch falling people.

Scortch
Scortch
2 months ago

Question Tim, and if this has been asked already I apologize. But I picture whenever the Troll says LOL, he’s not laughing, he’s actually saying L-O-L. Am I correct in this?

Rolan7
Rolan7
2 months ago
Reply to  Scortch

I’ve been assuming he says it “lull” like some people, but L-O-L would be… actually I don’t know which is worse…

Ashi
Ashi
2 months ago
Reply to  Rolan7

I assumed it was “lull” also.

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
2 months ago

Electrocute him, and keep the flow going til device can pried from him, or just chop off his hand and zip-tie the button down. Spin Wheel of Hatred for your favorite Fatality.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
2 months ago
Reply to  PhobosRising

Commenters were too weak stomached for my previous one. But here it would certainly be effective if that Is the actual remote.*Sizzle *sizzle troll.

wilddeath
wilddeath
2 months ago

I still say that if the troll doesn’t know analog’s power is respawn the best way to take him by surprise is to give him what he says he wants, a public apology, and then throw himself off the roof to his “death” as restitution. If the respawn power is not a known factor for the trolls plans, the suddenness of the action and the respawn itself could give ethan the edge he needs to get the element of surprise.