A Mad Tea-Party 216

This page is almost a whole week late, I know, but I’m going to get caught up. I’m planning on posting the next one on Sunday or thereabouts.

Discussion (4)¬

  1. Sabreur says:

    “Why me?” Amazing how two little words can carry such weight. I wonder if this is the first time something like this has happened to him?

  2. Okay, so ignoring the implied insult in that the genemod soldiers consider the police such a low-level threat that they don’t even respond to the circle of firearms, there’s a huge question here. What, exactly, happened with the mod-bot controller unit in the cave? I mean, yah, it tells its sob story of having a few remote units destroyed by space explorers, but these guys are trained soldiers. Did they violate their training and go,, “Well, let’s let bygones be bygones,” and leave a dangerous piece of unregulated equipment functional in that cave, or did they do their job (endangering the entire galkaxy if they failed) and destroy the controller unit?

    • jdalton says:

      First, in defence of Zeus’ somewhat life-threatening move waltzing into a crowded police station in full battle gear- part of why he thinks he can get away with this is because he is crazy, but part of it is that there is a personal connection he plans to exploit (as will become evident on the next page). He does this as a known quantity, one that has not (until now?) been a public enemy, and I guess he thinks that will be enough to keep him from being shot on sight.

      As for the Vourasq brain-bot, those are very interesting questions you ask. Questions that will be answered, but not until near the end of this chapter.

  3. Mini-Mimi says:

    That poor captain~! It seems like this kind of thing happens often~