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The Starcaster Chronicles 08.10

February 22, 2021 by Tim


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Jeff CB Jones
Jeff CB Jones
7 days ago

Another great spot for a gif:

“Handed the most dangerous weapon in the galaxy; immediately points at face

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
7 days ago
Reply to  Jeff CB Jones

It’d be an……. instructive lesson he’d learn from considering he’s somewhat immortal

Freddie
Freddie
6 days ago

Wouldn’t that be a bit beyond the regenerative capability, like a guillotine to the elbow would definitely get it off of (the rest of) his body.

Durn it! now you have me thinking of Ethan with one of those things.

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
6 days ago
Reply to  Freddie

Ummm i am now scared for our universe

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
6 days ago

He’s not immortal. Her brother wore it, and he’s dead.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
6 days ago

Fourth-rate immortality at best. If first-rate is completely unkillable/unharmable, second-rate is unkillable, but harmable with fast/immediate healing (Ethan-level), and third-rate is killable with fast healing (Wolverine-level).

Cort’s big caveat is that he has a laser cannon attached to his arm, which makes killing him a bit trickier. But it seems implied that his healing ability absolutely has limits and isn’t enough to fully protect him in a fight, only quickly recover from one.

ChRiAn
ChRiAn
6 days ago
Reply to  Jeff CB Jones

But enables a face palm of epic proportions. Once. Unless it alos lets you regrow your head. MIB style.

foducool
foducool
7 days ago

gun safety #1

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
7 days ago

My father is a retired police officer, and he shared a story with me once, about a guy who’d gone to a gun range to get in some practice. He had his shotgun in the back and went to the back of his hatchback SUV to get it out. It was under some other items, so he grabbed the barrel and pulled on it. The gun was loaded, the safety got knocked off by the tugging of the objects on top of it and the trigger was caught on something. BLAM! There is a very good reason for basic safety… Read more »

Timothy
Timothy
6 days ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

How’d the guy with the shot gun turn out. He look like Daffy Duck with his beak off to the side?

foducool
foducool
6 days ago
Reply to  Timothy

yeah his duck fell off

Ocramot
Ocramot
7 days ago

If you point that thing at your face and then laser your head off, is the starcaster going to heal your head? Or prevent shooting?

Humsterr
Humsterr
6 days ago
Reply to  Ocramot

I’m pretty sure the starcaster is just gonna vaporize your head off and then you will be a corpse with the starcaster. It is a very technologically advanced item, but it is an item

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
6 days ago
Reply to  Ocramot

I think subconciously you wouldnt be able to do it or most people wouldnt like trying to bite your fingers off

Mark
Mark
6 days ago

And yet even subconsciously you KNOW pointing a loaded gun at your head is a BAD IDEA and yet a significant number of people bite the bullet yearly when they give up on living. Even if the tech Could pose limits, there are limits to what it can limit before it constricts its own use significantly, and programming that line is difficult. Ultimately someone capable of creating such a powerful object has to rely on its possessor being capable of judging the uses of the Starcaster themselves…

Cragfast
Cragfast
6 days ago
Reply to  Ocramot

We have safety features on tools much less dangerous than a Starcaster, so of course the Aug have designed them to prevent accidental damage to the user. Nyrah is aware of this but you can’t blame her for being sarcastic, knowing that there’s a Dranglaex fleet out there looking for them. Worse, Vectanix’s Starcaster can locate them and XC-16834A looks much less fortified than Thanitross III.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
6 days ago
Reply to  Cragfast

I’m not sure, though, that the Aug intended the Starcasters to be used by creatures other than themselves. We might have protective measures put in place to protect humans in a factory – and sure, maybe a chimpanzee might learn how to use tools and muck around – but what is safe for a human isn’t necessarily safe for a chimp.

I mean, for all you know, the Aug’s arms aren’t capable of bending back towards their own bodies, meaning that a “don’t blow your face off” safety switch was never necessary.

Cragfast
Cragfast
6 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Incorrect. Back on Ona VI, Nyrah had Dristim’s Starcaster bond with Cort specifically because it recognised the Aug markers in his DNA. Strange behaviour from an artefact the Aug didn’t intend their creations to inherit.

Secondly, the factory comparison fails because, compared to Augish technology, a human-built factory is barely more sophisticated than the sticks and rocks to which the Chimpanzee already had access. 😉

Darkening
Darkening
6 days ago

Hahaha, I had that same thought on the second to last panel right before reading her comment. Really don’t want to vaporize your head there, I feel that might be a *bit* beyond what the ‘caster can fix up.

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
6 days ago
Reply to  Darkening

I mean didnt he survive a hole to the chest from bounty hunter thanks to SC ??

Last edited 6 days ago by drakestarkiller
Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
6 days ago

Pretty big difference in scale there. A beam that can destroy a mountain removing your head, to a hole in your chest.

Kenju
Kenju
6 days ago

You know, that is going to be more difficult than it might seem as people tend to look at their hands rather often. I’m surprised that I never thought of or realized how big an issue that might be here…and funny how this guy is an ex cop and yet still essentially points a loaded weapon at his face.

Getting some real Plan 9 vibes here lol

Salty
Salty
6 days ago

So stupid question on logic. There is no greenery, HOW THE HECK ARE THEY BREATHING. 🙂 I mean, speck has his suit and I guess cort is breathing in space due to the starcaster..

Last edited 6 days ago by Salty
Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
6 days ago
Reply to  Salty

They scanned the atmosphere, a bit too much argon, but it should be ok.

Salty
Salty
6 days ago

But how….. *slaps self* bad logic bad!

Jacob
Jacob
6 days ago
Reply to  Salty

Just because this portion of the world is devoid of life, doesn’t mean there isn’t life elsewhere. The desert still has air on our little pebble.

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
6 days ago
Reply to  Salty

Space Wizards. 🙂

Jetroid
6 days ago
Reply to  Salty

Maybe this planet has more than one biome, and we are just seeing a rocky desert? Maybe there is some kind of oxygen producing microorganism? Maybe this planet is just naturally oxygen rich since the time the planet formed?

Last edited 6 days ago by Jetroid
Smiley
Smiley
6 days ago

I know it’s been said already but hot damn is the artwork good! Love Cort’s face in the last panel

RuneS_77
RuneS_77
6 days ago

we’re behind ya Cort! …waaaay behind ya XD

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
6 days ago
Reply to  RuneS_77

I think it’s hilarious just how fast she must have scurried back after he closed his eyes.

Leon
Leon
6 days ago

Think ‘Death Star that doesnt blow up’

Tomn
Tomn
6 days ago

Man, flossing has just become all kinds of exciting.

MisterWolfe
MisterWolfe
6 days ago

well, that would make having to pee interesting

Cody Gary Davidson
Cody Gary Davidson
6 days ago

When did he get the star caster? I think I missed that part.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
6 days ago

You missed a pretty big part. Him having been forced to carry the starcaster has been a key part of the story for the last few episodes. I suggest going back to the archives, selecting ‘The Starcaster Chronicles’, and going back to the last point in the story you remember.

It might seem like a lot, but it’s really not, considering that it’s comic book-style stories and you’re not experiencing them drip-fed. Unless, of course, the last thing you remember is Cort trying to get the ship back after losing it in a bet.

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
6 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Gods how long has it been since Cort had to bargain with the necro worm thing…..

Glaedien
Glaedien
5 days ago

I could *really* have done without remembering Ssissimias existed.

Tonkin
Tonkin
6 days ago

No matter the alter ego or gratuitous tough guy scars, ethan still being ethan

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
6 days ago

Two suddenly horrifying concepts. One:Author’s playing the long game and all these different issues ultimately tie together, hello Ethan’s great descendant and two: hello Ethan’s great descendant handed Power

DevMerlin
DevMerlin
6 days ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

This guy at least is more reasonable then Ethan, if not smarter. Have to be to survive space. He’s a bit more of a combined mix of Ethan and Lucas, leaning more towards Lucas.