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The Starcaster Chronicles 07.11

April 23, 2020 by Tim


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Hunter
Hunter
1 year ago

It looks like Grin is done, but for f***s sakes finish the job…

foducool
foducool
1 year ago
Reply to  Hunter

can totally imagine him claw his way onboard the ship and getting the jump on them when they think they’re safe
in space, nobody can hear you scream “F*CKIN’ TOLD YA!”
(always double tap, my dudes)

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 year ago
Reply to  foducool

That doesn’t really seem his style (to me), If I’m honest. That kind of reckless assault (especially after just being beaten and losing a limb) feels more like something for the ‘crazy merc with a grudge’ type of character, the ones that don’t care about anything as long as they kill their target. Grin seems too professional for that.

I can imagine him surviving this, but I’d expect him to first lick his wounds and recover his full strength before retrying. (Especially as this time he already got burned for going in immediately without replacing his equipment first)

7eggert
7eggert
1 year ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

A lost limb might kindle a grudge in the nicest person.

Nobody
Nobody
1 year ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Agreed. He will be back with cybernetic replacement legs and more firepower in a few weeks/months to get his revenge.

Always make sure the merc is dead because if you don’t he will return and next time it will be personal.

Karrde
Karrde
1 year ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Effectively two limbs, that second leg is hanging on by threads.

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
1 year ago
Reply to  Hunter

If Darth Maul can survive being cut in half, you know he’ll make it through that. And how awesome/terrifying will he be with robot legs?

leduk
leduk
1 year ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

he survived?? lol. I missed some information not watching the end of the trilogy.

Urazz
Urazz
1 year ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

Yeah, but unlike Darth Vader and Darth Maul, the Grin doesn’t have the dark side of the force to survive long enough to get cybernetics to survive.

Stephen M Schaefer
Stephen M Schaefer
1 year ago
Reply to  Hunter

Nope. This guy is gonna be the Family Guy Chicken and every trope from which he was taken.

Expect to see him like 17 more times before the story concludes.

MightyThor34
MightyThor34
1 year ago
Reply to  Hunter

Like seriously do they just like fighting this guy, you can’t keep “leaving him for dead”

CaptXpendable
CaptXpendable
1 year ago
Reply to  MightyThor34

I really hope the next panel has Cort pulling out his gun and blowing the guys head off, then shoots several holes in his torso just in case his species doesn’t have their brains in their heads.

N7 Elmo
N7 Elmo
1 year ago
Reply to  Hunter

Rule #2: The Double Tap

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Hunter

Two things… First – they’re STILL in danger, there’s STILL a force both inside and out, Cort’s almost completely incapacitated and Speck’s riding a rickety unstable spider, and probably doesn’t have three minutes to carefully maneuver around a big hunk of Grin and smack his head. Cort can’t shoot, Nyrah’s one-handed, and ALSO unstable and needs to GTFO right this moment. Second – it’s one thing to kill someone in the heat of battle, another thing to kill someone when they’re lying helpless and incapacitated. Everyone has their own code of morals, ether explicitly or implicitly. So, when the threat’s… Read more »

7eggert
7eggert
1 year ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Spec would just need to jump on the body, melt the brain and/or heart and jump back. That would not take long and the spider will just wait for him.
Your second reason is correct, also the narrative imperative must not be violated.

Nyzer
Nyzer
1 year ago
Reply to  7eggert

What? Speck doesn’t have his nivium sandals on right now and he melts through material so fast he literally cannot jump from anything. There’s a reason he’s desperately clinging to his spider walker at such an awkward angle when he gets knocked from it – if he lets go, he’s gone.

I mean, the guy melts bullets before they can hurt him. Stop and think about the speed of a bullet, and consider what that must mean for how amazingly fast mimion slime works.

Barmem
Barmem
1 year ago

Probably should’ve melted head

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 year ago
Reply to  Barmem

Honestly, I welcome the possibility of him surviving this mess. I really LOVE Grin as a character. Don’t get me wrong, he is a giant pain in the neck for our main heroes, but he is really fun to follow around. So I’m looking forward to seeing him return with some kind of a weaponized prosthetic leg and hold even more of a grudge.

toughluck
toughluck
1 year ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

And slip in a snarky remark that he can have prosthetic legs, too.

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
1 year ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Or maybe a new employer looking for the Starcaster themselves.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I am probably in the minority but I’ve had my fill of Grin. There are probably plenty of other threats for Cort and crew to tangle with: the Drangalex, the Federation chasing him, getting himself conscious enough to not faint and be able to control the starcaster, and I’m sure there are plenty of other folks out there who aren’t all hugs and puppies.

That said this is pretty obvious he comes back, massively pissed, unless the Federation arrests him (he’s probably not so effective on 1.5 legs).

foducool
foducool
1 year ago

and don’t forget to loot that sweet ass sword

John Swift
John Swift
1 year ago
Reply to  foducool

and quickly grab the broken off leg to speks walker! They can prob have it repaired but that metal is clearly expensive.

Him.
Him.
1 year ago
Reply to  John Swift

I don’t see the leg anywhere, so I imagine Speck already picked it up and is carrying it in his walker. Fulfilling the “item laying on my lap in my car” trope is a rare and treasured moment.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Him.

We can see in two panels it’s not in his lap.

deekeetr
deekeetr
1 year ago

Yeah I’m with the gang here. Double tap that prick, and loot the sword.

Jetroid
1 year ago

> Loot Sword

> Loot Walker Leg

…though I don’t think anyone is strong enough to do either…

Zanquis
Zanquis
1 year ago

While I can get it that their interest isn’t with collecting the sword as such. Neither one of them is much of a sword fighter anyway.

But finish the damned job especially since it only takes a few seconds for him to melt the face

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 year ago
Reply to  Zanquis

The sword is made of material that can kill Mimions. It was mentioned very early on that ithe material is INCREDIBLY valuable. I’m certain someone would spend tons of money to get it. Probably worth more than the ship itself… Even BEFORE it was damaged.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  The Legacy

I think they’re better off dulling the blade to make a shelf for Speck’s bedroom; and that’s short of melting it down to make all sorts of things, like that jumpsuit Speck got excited about once. Either way, they need to grab the severed nivium leg so they don’t have to replace it.

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
1 year ago
Reply to  The Legacy

I dont think that sword can kill Minions. Theres a reason he swung at the walker.

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago

I think it can. Aside from the fact that Tim chose it to have the exact same coloring as the walker and Grin cast aside his gun (which could also have shot the legs of the walker), Grin fights Speck as if he’s aiming toward the center. See his downward slash which Speck dodges. I think he just missed, and got the leg. Besides, if it couldn’t hurt a Mimion, then trying to fight Speck with it would be beyond stupid. At best, it’s going to dissolve as it hits him, leaving Grin unarmed. At worst, it’s going to hit… Read more »

Helldemon
Helldemon
1 year ago

I mean, the walker isn’t affected by Speck’s acid because of what’s it’s made of. If the sword can cut through that then…

7eggert
7eggert
1 year ago
Reply to  Helldemon

Gold resists most acids and iron can cut gold.

S.D. Reeves
1 year ago

Well, he no longer has a leg up on his merc competition.

Timothy
Timothy
1 year ago

Gonna need a futuristic peg leg

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
1 year ago

Might be an odd thing to notice, but nice consistency with the floor details.

Jetroid
1 year ago
Reply to  ShonaSoF

Makes it look like he’s crawling away…

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  ShonaSoF

He’s just bleeding out, but probably very much alive and angrier than ever before.

Martin R Szinger
Martin R Szinger
1 year ago

When Grin comes back, now it’ll be _personal_

Merendel
Merendel
1 year ago

No no no spek. turn your ass around and melt the head. In fact go for the rest of the body to just to be sure. A leg amputation is debilitating in the near term but does not guarantee a bionic man out for revenge is not in your future.
When in doubt or facing a returning foe complete and total melting is the only option.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 year ago

Now, the questions are:
Is he Dead, or just Passed out in Shock?
And
Is he Gonna crawl up the ramp, or turn out to be some Freaky Alien Genotype that can regrow legs?

Him.
Him.
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

I believe Grin is not dead, but he’s lost the leg and probably won’t be seeing any action for the rest of this arc.

Urazz
Urazz
1 year ago
Reply to  Him.

Yeah, one leg is completely burned off from the acid and the other one looks to be hanging on by some skin and muscle and would probably need to be removed anyways since acid does not make a clean cut.

Heldarion
Heldarion
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

It’s possible that he’s passed out but alive, Speck’s … material may have cauterised the wound to prevent blood loss (sorta like a light sabre). That’s why I’d like Speck to melt the head, just to be sure.

edit: looks like Grin’s bleeding, that’s gonna be tough to survive.

Leon
Leon
1 year ago

With the Grin……….sundered, now what?

Puckeater8
Puckeater8
1 year ago

Hope he doesn’t make any knee-jerk decisions when he wakes up

LuckyFalkor
LuckyFalkor
1 year ago

alright, i am both saddened and grateful that there was no close up of the carnage that has happened to his legs.
also i can’t help but think that he will make a return with like Fox McCloud legs next issue.

Rockie
Rockie
1 year ago

Speck would need to get completely out of the walker to get to Grin on the ground. It was hard enough for him to get back in the first time. No one on that team is in any state to finish him off.

Wut
Wut
1 year ago
Reply to  Rockie

He’s face-down and unconscious. If they can’t beat him like this, they don’t deserve to be alive.

Merendel
Merendel
1 year ago
Reply to  Rockie

I’m prety sure everything about spek is corrosive. Dont need to get out and touch him, just hoc a luggie at his head. That said if he sets the body of the walker down next to grin he can probably reach over far enough to take a good chunk out of the guy.

raven0ak
raven0ak
1 year ago

how is that walker moving? last it was seen there was leg missing and being quadrupedal machine missing leg should make it quite hard to move

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  raven0ak

Hard yes, but not impossible; the leg opposite to the one severed should extend outward and let Speck’s seat be at a slope until it’s fixed.

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  raven0ak

The same way a three-legged dog walks. With a hobble.

It’s the future; I’m sure technology’s reasonably sound enough that the metal box that keeps death imps inside from killing everyone on board is equipped to deal with a malfunctioning leg.

Rockie
Rockie
1 year ago
Reply to  raven0ak

Matrix Revolutions, they blew a leg off a four-legged machine. It carried right along with three.

anon200
anon200
1 year ago

come on at least loot the sword, that gotta be worth a few credits. + its another thing griny can complain about when he totally survives this ordeal

Lily
Lily
1 year ago

That seems like the sort of wound you come back from, 5 chapters from now for revenge!

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 year ago

Hmm if they Do loot the sword, gun, etc. at least scan the goods for trackers/explosives.

Sabre Runner
Sabre Runner
1 year ago

Bad adventurers. Shoot him in the head and take his sword!

Karrde
Karrde
1 year ago

DOUBLE TAP FOR GODS SAKE.
I swear if he comes back later with robot legs, Im going to be pissed. He’s a good villain, but theres nothing more unforgivable than a lack of thoroughness on the heroes part when it comes to deadly enemies.