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Comic 1399 - Game On

6th May 2016, 12:00 AM
Game On
Average Rating: 5 (20 votes)
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ProfEtheric 6th May 2016, 12:05 AM edit delete reply

Why do I get the feeling this is going on at extreme speeds? I could be wrong there...
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 1:13 AM edit delete reply

No you are quite correct. I just didnt want to make the fight a huge series of blurs..
Greenwood Goat 6th May 2016, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Too fast for Lynn and Acantha to intervene? They could take care of the unmoving target instead.

Lynn: Yes, drag him the other side of the door at least... now, how can we keep him down without, - y'know...?

Acantha: Oh, I've had lots of time to think about this, and research, and consult.

Lynn: Ah, yeah - your.. archpriest mentioned you were studying medicine and injury treatment and so on, right?

Acantha: Yes. And now you know why. Let's get to work. *grim smile*

JackOfClubs 6th May 2016, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

One of Decimus' teeth should be falling in slo-mo through the panels to give us a time reference.
Tango Xray Actual 6th May 2016, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
*sigh* Wasting all that energy that really outta be devoted to ol' Decpuss
Dragonrider 6th May 2016, 12:10 AM edit delete reply

Suprising Dolly lasted this long. Would not have been surprised if she had been disabled by the first attack. She may have a slim chance if Lynn or Acantha gets her gun and shoots Kali if the attack is not completely disabling, Acantha would survive doing it because she is royal blood but Lynn might not. A better scenario would be to threaten to kill Douchie unless Kali stands completely down.
DLKmusic 6th May 2016, 12:16 AM edit delete reply

I think you are understimating Dolly, Dragonrider. She may be organic, but she has a reinforced frame, she's wearing armor, and is the equivalent of being so cybered-up that as much as that first attack hurt, it is hardly disabling.

Add to that that Kali IS in a weakened state. She would still be a killing machine against humans, but Dolly isn't human, and Kali has yet to make an accurate threat assessment.

As it stands, the odds favor Dolly.

Book O Dragons 6th May 2016, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
This long! It has been under a second and Dolly only took 2 visible blows from Kali.

I think Kali can still put out maximum effort at least until the last few instants before her power runs out. I think that is the logical way to construct a combat android.
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 1:15 AM edit delete reply

Kali is a full out combat model. Steel bones and a regenerative power supply along with fiber Myomer. Dolly while tougher than a normal human is actually at a disadvantage when fighting Kali. Luckily Dolly still has her speed and the armor.

And a lot of years of training herself.
Stormwind13 6th May 2016, 7:20 AM edit delete reply

Uh oh. As fast as Dolly is, Kali seems to be her equal (or close enough that it isn't making a difference). This doesn't bode well for Dolly. I thought Dolly would have the advantage by being newer. Apparently that may not be the case. 0.o

Guess it comes down to skill, and that could go either way. Dolly is built to be a better 'human', not optimized for combat.
xpacetrue 6th May 2016, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

A "regenerative power supply"? How would that work for an android?

Regenerative power for electric and hybrid vehicles means regenerative braking (i.e., saving energy by using generators for brakes). Regenerative power for gas-turbine generators and such involves converting waste heat into electricity.

I can buy that Kali's power cells can partially compensate for a depletion of energy through capacitors or emergency/backup cells. Or, over a period of time, perhaps a process akin to a battery regenerator can partly recondition cell performance. But for Kali to suddenly get a second wind - i.e., more power - suggests a perpetual motion machine. That is, unless she's getting power wirelessly, it should defy the law of conservation of energy.
Hornet 6th May 2016, 9:42 AM edit delete reply
high efficiency thermocouples.
mjkj 6th May 2016, 11:16 AM edit delete reply

Hmm, xpacetrue, regenerative could be getting her energy resupplied by food?
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 11:31 AM edit delete reply

Kali uses a high energy fusion plant for her main power. And her high energy capacitors used for " Super strength " Can refill quickly even if shes under combat conditions.

Perhaps the term regenerative inst quite correct. Lets just say shes not at any major disadvantage.
chk 6th May 2016, 10:57 AM edit delete reply

I see blood but, fortunately so far, no teeth.
DLKmusic 6th May 2016, 12:12 AM edit delete reply

And now that we've dispensed with the introductions, let's get down to business.
Haegan2005 6th May 2016, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

I would note that neither are human so what would work against a person is merely annoying to them both.

Still fun to see though! And yes I get the Sherlock Holmes reference.
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 1:15 AM edit delete reply

heh yep thats Dolly's trademark.. Apparently Kali knows that trick too.
mjkj 6th May 2016, 12:22 AM edit delete reply

Outch, poor Dolly...

...after what you said in the comments, CentComm, I was expecting more douchie beating...

Centcomm 6th May 2016, 1:16 AM edit delete reply

Not yet..
mjkj 6th May 2016, 5:29 AM edit delete reply

But hopefully soon...
Aurora 6th May 2016, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Nice Sherlock: Game of Shadows reference! Love that movie...
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 1:16 AM edit delete reply

hehe I liked them both. :D
Mark_L_A 6th May 2016, 1:29 AM edit delete reply

Having a network issue so logging in from my phone. There was NO way I was going to miss this update.

Saying that, I think Kali actually regrets having to fight Dolly she herself is what could be considered a "Guardian " and knows all Dolly really wants is to remove her charge. If Douchie hadn't been so set on enforcing his will over Acantha and Lynn this battle could have been avoided
plymayer 6th May 2016, 1:47 AM edit delete reply

somebody throw a bucket of water on them.
Timotheus 6th May 2016, 2:41 AM edit delete reply

Okay, fine. You all win. (Puts on "Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
Wolfsbane 6th May 2016, 12:45 PM edit delete reply

I *liked* 'O Fortuna'....
Cal 6th May 2016, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
Oh, shi-...

xpacetrue 6th May 2016, 7:31 AM edit delete reply

Ah, so you also noticed that in the bottom panel Kali is grabbing the hilt of the sword on her back?

I was wondering why nobody has yet mentioned the word "Sword" on this page. "Oh, shi-...", indeed!
Visvires 6th May 2016, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
And Dolly just lost her pistol. The arms race is not going well.
Stormwind13 6th May 2016, 2:43 PM edit delete reply

Which from previous accounts is where her greatest strengths lie. Dolly destroyed the gutters with two pistols. So losing her weapon of choice while Kali has hers still is very much OH SHI... territory!
Matt Knab 6th May 2016, 5:35 AM edit delete reply

Get her, Dolly!
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 11:34 AM edit delete reply

She is going to sure do her best!
Steven-Vincent 6th May 2016, 7:24 AM edit delete reply

I remember in the comic idea I had before going with LL, I was going to use that suit our friendly neighborhood Cassian is wearing. But it does not adapt well to G2F... especially the weapon belts, and eventually I gave up. Looks good here though.
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 11:28 AM edit delete reply

Heh.. Yeah the auto-fit thing in Daz sucks totally. SO I tend to keep outfits to the proper parents.
Steven-Vincent 6th May 2016, 6:16 PM edit delete reply

It works for some things but does a terrible job in things like belts and shoulder straps. I got the thing to fit in the zero position but put the character in a pose and the sheath and sword would warp. It was funny... and unusuable.
Tokyo Rose 6th May 2016, 8:18 PM edit delete reply

It tends to treat every part of an outfit as though it's shrink-wrapped to the body. Aggravating.
highlander55 6th May 2016, 7:27 AM edit delete reply

Dolly should calm down and not fight angry. It could dull her fighting instincts.
Stormwind13 6th May 2016, 7:36 AM edit delete reply

I'm not sure Dolly is 'angry' as much as showing her determination, highlander. She is in for the fight of her life, and knows it!
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 11:33 AM edit delete reply

She was also in the process of recovering her breath. Kali's stunt knocked the wind out of her.
KarToon12 6th May 2016, 9:22 AM edit delete reply

This is the part where they beat each other to a pulp, call it a draw, and decide to be friends.
Visvires 6th May 2016, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
If Kali didn't have an inhibitor, this would be on the table.
Hornet 6th May 2016, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
Only if Deci's gets beaten unconscious so Acantha can order Kali to stand down.
Stormwind13 6th May 2016, 10:19 AM edit delete reply

Actually from the earlier fight between Maxus and Hrist, if damaged enough Kali could potentially surrender. That may be the best we can realistically hope for.

This is the kind of fight that people don't walk away from. They are carried away afterward, either on a stretcher or their shield! :-7
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 11:34 AM edit delete reply

That would be the best option Kartoon..
Dragonrider 6th May 2016, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

Hate to disagree, but best option is if Teedee and Ada get reinforced by Ceci then the four of them beat Kali to tiny metallic slivers.
Morituri 6th May 2016, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
You speak as though you think they dislike each other. There's no reason to suppose they do.

Dolly despises gutters and thieves; Kali isn't a gutter or a thief. Kali has no reason to suppose Dolly's actions in response to a threat to HER principal are in any way less than honorable.

They are opponents on this battle, yes. But they harbor each other no ill-will; this isn't a personal conflict. They are each simply doing their duty with honor, and they recognize that in each other.
Gilrandir 6th May 2016, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Alas, I came across this sentiment long ago, but can no longer recall or locate it for proper attribution.

"Tragedy is not when Good fights Evil. That's Drama. Tragedy is when Good fights Good."
Nef 6th May 2016, 10:40 AM edit delete reply

First blood! Not first hit, but still first blood. Here is my take:

1) The person who draws first blood on hand-to-hand combat, has a 72.4% probability of winning the fight.

2) 87% of statistics found online are made up.
Centcomm 6th May 2016, 11:27 AM edit delete reply

Actually not sure its visible but they both drew blood.
Hornet 6th May 2016, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Kali's just happens to be blue or blue-ish silver.
HeSerpenty 6th May 2016, 2:15 PM edit delete reply

O man talk about an intense fight...between 2 very worthy opponents! D:
Dan 6th May 2016, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
Two go in, one come out! Who runs Nova Roma? Master Blaster thats who...
lirvilas 6th May 2016, 7:27 PM edit delete reply

From now on, anytime I ever hear shit about "CG comics" and "uncanny valley", I'll show 'em Dolly's face in panel one... it is hatred and contempt, it is impending doom, it is beautiful.
DLKmusic 6th May 2016, 8:19 PM edit delete reply

Agreed. Lirvilas, although I could do a records dive through both DC and LunaStar, and find enough examples of Outstanding artwork that it would make whoever says that about CG comics not only eat crow, but eat so much of it that they would have to wash it down with humble pie!

What Cent does with her CGI work IS the bar that everyone should try to attain, and she just keeps getting better at it.
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