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The Starcaster Chronicles 07.05

April 15, 2020 by Tim


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foducool
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foducool

might have a sliiiiight concussion

DrakeStarkiller
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DrakeStarkiller

He has been taking quite a beating for awhille now

Heldarion
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Heldarion

It’s certainly impressive that he hit all 3 then!

Vedrit
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Vedrit

Even if one hit was a glancing strike?

Michael
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Michael

Joke: With one of 3 bullets (per panel), Cort shoots all 3 Grins in the helmet, then the arm(?).

Your head.

Karrde
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Karrde

It WAS a headshot.

BaufenBeast
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BaufenBeast

Gotta be pretty scary to have a mechanical walker or some special shoes be the only thing between you and falling through the ground until you die to heat and/or pressure. He can’t even have Cort help pull him back into his seat (unless he grabbed the severed leg I guess). Spec’s basically dangling off a cliff and can only rely on his own muscle power to get back to safety.

wkz
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wkz

Worse than that: it’s a space station.
If he lets go he’s going to eventually burn a hole into hard vacuum, and die from that.

Karrde
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Karrde

and as a bonus, kill his friends if they dont get back into the ship in time

Brunch
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Brunch

I wonder if the starcaster could sustain the purple goo

Michael
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Michael

Do you mean endure? Speck already said he doesn’t want to be the mimion who discovers star-casters can melt, and we won’t have to find out here if Cort just drags a severed leg (or the sword) around. But with Grin in the way, that’s still a long time for Speck to hold on.

Michael
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Michael

Sustain means “keep going”, by the way.

Jetroid
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I thought Speck has a pair of slippers that automatically snapped on whenever he jumped out of his walker?

Tim
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Tim

Those won’t give him any significant leverage if the rest of his body is making contact with and melting the ground under him. He’s just trying to walk on corrosive sludge at that point.

Michael
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Michael

How do you suppose slippers are “automatically put on”? He put them on manually off-panel last time because it was one of those sudden-reveals. Like saying you might have a way to chase the enemy train and suddenly a second train speeds out of a tunnel.

Digi
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Digi

now that is something that I bet no one thought of…..he can’t even walk on anything without a barrier of some kind.

RobK
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RobK

Lots of people thought about that. It was literally part of the conversation in one of the very first pages that he would melt through the floor if he’d ever fall.

John Swift
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John Swift

Ya reread it before starting the new volume. Cort joked about how he has a copilot who would melt thru the hull in 30 seconds if he ever tripped.

Grufferstein
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Grufferstein

I wonder how easily that sword could be attached as a makeshift leg…

Him.
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Him.

“I see you have recruited 9 gentlemen into our midst. I wouldn’t mind this, but could you please ask them to stop their prancing and singing…”

Leon
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Leon

Shadow Clone Jutsu

Hunter
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Hunter

Everyone is assuming that The Grin’s sword is made of the anti melting material that Speck’s walking throne is made out of.

I don’t think that’s the case. He hasn’t actually tried to hit Speck directly. He dodged and weaved, then cut two of the legs off of Speck’s walker.

If The Grin could cut Speck in half, he would have.

Sayer
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Sayer

I have no clear idea what the blade is made of, but this argument makes no kind of sense. They were in a fight, The Grin wasn’t able to land a hit because Speck was dodging. The Grin knows what his blades are made of and he knows he’s fighting a Mimion. No way he winds up for the killing blow if he doesn’t think it will cut. He’s not an idiot.

kinsho
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kinsho

The killing blow in this case could likely just be cutting off the part of the walker Speck is gripping on so he sinks into the ground to die. I’m not sure what the sword is made of either, but the comment makes plenty of sense. The Grin is even coming at Speck through the walker, if Speck is all but immobile why have something obstructing your strike unless that’s what you’re aiming at.

Michael
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Michael

“Dodging” is a weird way to describe melting the bullets that touch you.

The Legacy
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The Legacy

Besides which, isn’t the metal some kind of super material that wouldn’t normally be damaged?

Michael
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Michael

The metal is mimion-proof, not everything-proof.

Karrde
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Karrde

Acid proof metal may not actually be “everything proof”

Merendel
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Merendel

It makes sense to dodge and weave instead of going for a lethal parry. If he lops off a limb thats swinging in his direction it could very well keep going and hit him even if separated from the rest of the body. Same reason a jedi would be a moron to try to lightsaber block a cannonball. you’d just have 2 halves of a cannon ball still comeing for you, instead you dodge.

Redeker
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Redeker

What happened to Speck’s shoes from this comic? https://cad-comic.com/comic/the-starcaster-chronicles-05-19/

Karrde
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Karrde

Probably on the ship, or inside the little walker. Might not be comfortable to wear metal slippers all the time.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

Helmets. Because the monster knows what he’s doing!

ReyMonoArdilla
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ReyMonoArdilla

Do Mimions melt through the ground on their home planet? They can’t, right? They’d just sink towards the mantle and burn up from convection, so the ground on their home must be resistant or immune to their corrosive muck. And how did they eat before they developed tools? Or did they evolve the corrosive muck after they hit their equivalent of the Paleolithic era. I’m far too intrigued about the evolutionary process of this fictional alien race.

Michael
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Michael

My thinking is Speck’s home-world has whole mountain ranges of nivium and pre-tool mimions would just bite small prey (arthropods, most likely) no-handed.

Karrde
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Karrde

I would think their home planet would have material resistant to the melting qualities of their flesh. Might have soil with a high density of the magic metal, like for example on our own planet, Georgia, a state in the US, has soil with incredibly high iron density, causing it to be red.