Comic 1271 - Opening Fire

24th Nov 2015, 9:00 PM
Opening Fire
Average Rating: 5 (23 votes)
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Dragonrider 24th Nov 2015, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

Why doesn't she use the damn cannon? Does she want to go hand to hand with the Cassion for the title of "Biggest Badass Bitch"?
DLKmusic 24th Nov 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

Hate to say it, Dragonrider, but for all the Androids currently in Nova Roma, that title belongs to CeCi.
Dragonrider 24th Nov 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

I agree Ceci is Baddest of the Bad HOWEVER she is no longer in Novs Roma she is in Aeneas City and no longer in Nova Roma. Edit note spelling will not change.
So again this will be a contest for the Baddest Badass in Nova Roma.
highlander55 25th Nov 2015, 6:38 PM edit delete reply

@ Dragonrider.. I think she would have to drop her shield to use the cannon.
DLKmusic 24th Nov 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Sad thing is, I see vultures over Samanta's head, and I kinda like her!
ProfEtheric 24th Nov 2015, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

Samanta is my least favorite Cassian... :(

Our peeps need to put her down YESTERDAY!
DLKmusic 24th Nov 2015, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

I agree that she needs to go down, Prof, but don't be too hasty here...

She has a solid working relationship with the redguards, which means they've worked together before and respect each other. Of the other Cassians that we've met, the only one you can really say that about is Noctis, and even then it's iffy for the rank and file soldier.

AND, she hates the Nazismurfs, so she's got that going for her too...
chk 25th Nov 2015, 12:04 PM edit delete reply

I would kill Samanta just to shut her up.
KittyHodge 25th Nov 2015, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Oh god yes
Stormwind13 26th Nov 2015, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

Interesting, chk. I get the feeling under other circumstances, Samanta and Ada would get into a long conversation of a Spiritual nature. Maybe it is just me but I'm thinking both have strong, personal beliefs (well we KNOW Ada does).

Just get the feeling that they might not always agree (after all Ada doesn't always agree with TeeDee either), but they might actually get along. Sadly, I don't think we will ever know, because either Samantha gets destroyed or Ada and TeeDee. This kind of fight, there are only two kinds of people... Losers and Survivors. There really aren't winners.
Tokyo Rose 26th Nov 2015, 3:37 PM edit delete reply

Samanta's the most spiritually-inclined of the Cassians; she's their chaplain. She and Ada could definitely have some very involved discussions on the subject of android religion. :D
revzet 24th Nov 2015, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

OOoOoOOo I really like this page. Actually, I'm just really enjoying this fight scene. Can't wait for more!
jamie59 24th Nov 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

Get her in crossfire fast.
xpacetrue 24th Nov 2015, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

Wait a minute. I thought most Cassians were currently under orders to "take cover" or some such and were not to directly engage the intruders anymore. I didn't think they could disobey orders. Or am I missing something? (There was the Cassian ordered to retrieve Acantha and Lynn, the one in a sniping position looking for the technopath, and Noctis pursuing her own 'plan'. But those are the exceptions.) I'm reminded of a few pages ago where we saw Noctis talking to her dead sister, hinting at her plan and how it might save the rest of her sisters.
DLKmusic 24th Nov 2015, 10:07 PM edit delete reply

You may be right about that, XSpace, but based on my comments above to ProfEtheric, These Redguards are soldiers she has worked with before, and they have a respect for each other. Probably the closest thing she has to friends... I suspect that the "MamaBear" syndrome has affected her as well.
Tokyo Rose 24th Nov 2015, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

On-screen, Noctis directed them to "defensive mode" because she didn't want them to go actively hunting the intruders. They're supposed to hold the line, occupy choke-points like this one, and keep the intrusion from penetrating deeper into the palace.

Something to ponder, though: note that Noctis, in her musing over Malati's body, only mentioned Malati and Hrist as casualties--but earlier, it was shown that there were other Cassians she wasn't able to reach via comms, suggesting that they were dead or disabled. Hmmm. ;)
Wolfsbane 24th Nov 2015, 11:02 PM edit delete reply

Yes, that did not escape my notice, but what to make of it?? Hmm indeed.
Sheela 25th Nov 2015, 9:00 AM edit delete reply

Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense.
Stormwind13 25th Nov 2015, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Disabled, dead or internationally cut from the circuit so they cannot be given counter commands to previous instructions? Hmmm indeed.
cattservant 24th Nov 2015, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

Must be getting hot in there...
CptKerion 24th Nov 2015, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Yay! a Chain Operated Rotary Cannon!
I love those things. Suit of power armor, grab one, go to town.
Sheela 25th Nov 2015, 9:00 AM edit delete reply

You just know that TeeDee wants that gun. :D
Wolfsbane 24th Nov 2015, 11:02 PM edit delete reply

Let's hope they don't need too many one-ups because of that cannon!
The Old Scribe 24th Nov 2015, 11:02 PM edit delete reply

Hey, I'll just say it; Samanta is kinda cool. She's defending her home rather than Prince Douchebag, per se and giving it her all like any good trooper would. She's a soldier, not an enforcer like Nox so she has different motivations. She's buds with the Redshells too. They respect her and treat her as an equal, not a 'clockwork' like the Blueshells.
Sheela 25th Nov 2015, 9:01 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, the fact that the red troopers treat her well,speaks volumes about her.
lirvilas 24th Nov 2015, 11:23 PM edit delete reply

Dang those shields are tough--shoulda brought an anti-tank weapon!
Sheela 25th Nov 2015, 9:02 AM edit delete reply

Some people did.
mjkj 25th Nov 2015, 12:24 AM edit delete reply

Nice gun. Does Ada's gun also stun androids (cassians)?
Tokyo Rose 26th Nov 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply

It might affect a "civilian" android like Minx, but a Cassian or Teedee or even Ada herself has defenses against stunners.
mjkj 26th Nov 2015, 5:32 PM edit delete reply

Ok, then let us hope Maxus shows up soon - before anybody besides the blueshells get killed...
Mark_L_A 25th Nov 2015, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

Hopefully she doesn't switch out ammo for shield penetrating rounds.
Timotheus 25th Nov 2015, 1:16 AM edit delete reply

Hmmm, approximately 1 and 1/2 seconds worth of firing ammunition in that hopper I'd say. Maybe 2 and 3/4 seconds if she fires in bursts.
sigpig 25th Nov 2015, 5:30 AM edit delete reply

I didn't want to be the one to say it, but you jumped on that grenade. I also notice that there are no spare magazines immediately handy...
Dragonrider 25th Nov 2015, 7:33 AM edit delete reply

Have a feeling that chaingun fires a smaller sized round that is mainly energy so she is probably good for quite a bit more.
Matt Knab 25th Nov 2015, 5:36 AM edit delete reply

Makes me think this is what Starcraft battles look like close up. :)
Stever 25th Nov 2015, 6:59 AM edit delete reply

Whoa, that chain gun look pretty bad ass.
Stormwind13 25th Nov 2015, 10:47 AM edit delete reply

That chain gun looks like it needs it's own zip code, Stever!
Pirtnac 25th Nov 2015, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
Little known fact: Samanta's backup weapon is nicknamed "Ernie."
Tokyo Rose 26th Nov 2015, 3:40 PM edit delete reply

I reluctantly--because this sort of thing should not be encouraged!!--approve of this terrible pun. :)
HeSerpenty 25th Nov 2015, 2:16 PM edit delete reply


lolol I am up in the mountains so I haven't been able to keep up much on commenting or comics... but i couldn't resist x'D
Lukkai 25th Nov 2015, 7:06 PM edit delete reply

Now if only she could swivel that chaingun a little more to her right.
Entirely by accident, obviously.
And she clearly warned the blueshell to duck in time (for someone as fast as Malati).
Tokyo Rose 26th Nov 2015, 3:41 PM edit delete reply

"Duck. Oh, dear, I failed to account for his poor reflexes and general stupidity."
DizzasterJuice 26th Nov 2015, 7:24 AM edit delete reply

"Fuck me to tears" -- yes please!
Damn you do the sweetest FX, all of the time!
Iarei 21st Jul 2016, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god, there are concrete pillars RIGHT THERE you could be using for cover.
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