Comic 1345 - Hands Off

1st May 2016, 9:00 PM
Hands Off
Average Rating: 5 (27 votes)
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jamie59 1st May 2016, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

Dolly the Dentist!
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:44 AM edit delete reply

Ker - RUNCH!
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

He clearly deserved that punch. :)
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 11:00 AM edit delete reply

As grabby as Douchimus is Sheela, he deserves to have that hand amputated at the SHOULDER!
Just_IDD 3rd May 2016, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
And fed to him one bit at a time.. surely monsieur would like just one more small knuckle bone?
DLKmusic 1st May 2016, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

one blueshirt down, one cassian in a weakened state, and one prince that has just found out that the piper will have his payment!


(I'm not a high enough level commenter to be allowed to cackle maniacally, so I will have to make due with an evil under the breath snicker)
heh heh heh heh...
Mark_L_A 2nd May 2016, 2:19 AM edit delete reply

DLK I thought you got raised a level two updates ago.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:45 AM edit delete reply

I hearby grant you cackling rights :D
DLKmusic 2nd May 2016, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
he he, ha ha, Bwuahahahahahahahahah!!!!
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 3:40 PM edit delete reply

You definitly have cackling rights.
Dragonrider 1st May 2016, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

Someone pass the Ibuprofen, Douchie gonna need it, that's gonna leave a bruise, actually sounds like a broken jaw and or teeth removal. Now lets hope that either Dolly gets a lucky shot, Acantha can stop Kali, ar the Cavalry arrives. Possibly TeeDee and Ada are right behind Douchie and can gun down Kali from behind. Better still our favorite Red Shirt is in hiding, still alive, armed and can get the winning shot in.
cattservant 1st May 2016, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Kali should have the satisfaction of surviving.
Visvires 2nd May 2016, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
Yes, from her comments at the dinner, all that will need to happen is for Acantha to order her to stand down once Decimus is dead.
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 3:41 PM edit delete reply

But if he dies, bad things happen.
ProfEtheric 1st May 2016, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

This is the EXACT moment I have been waiting to see for MONTHS!!!!

I may need a little time alone...
mjkj 1st May 2016, 11:28 PM edit delete reply

Actually for years... =)
jamie59 2nd May 2016, 5:25 PM edit delete reply

Yes many years!
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:45 AM edit delete reply

Wait for Wednesday.. It gets better :D
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 3:42 PM edit delete reply

A cathartic chapter for our artists, I think.
Thay finally, FINALLY, get to tell the high points of this story arch.
Romfire 1st May 2016, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
The prince made one huge error in pushing Kali aside. That is basically an unspoken order to "Get out of the way and let me though". Now with a broken jaw, he may have difficulty giving an order to kill, hurt, maim or capture the three girls. So unless saving his royal ass is hard wired in as a standing order, she basically has been ordered to Stand aside.
Dragonrider 1st May 2016, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

Saving his Royal Ass no matter the cost is her "Prime Directive".
Greenwood Goat 2nd May 2016, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
It might only be direct threats, and in an intelligent way (she was present when Kyle confronted Dec), so maybe if Dolly managed to knock him unconscious with that pistol whip to the jaw, and then managed to kill the other praetorian...

Acantha: Kali, stand down! That's an order! Is he...?

Dolly: He's unconscious but otherwise unhurt.

Acantha: We should get him to a medical centre as quickly as possible. For a proper checkup. And general anaesthetic for the pain of his injury. Lots of it.

Kali: I concur. I shall lead the way. Please try not to shoot me in the back.

And so...

Dolly: There - sleeping like a baby.

Acantha: The walls of this facility are heavily reinforced. We should probably be safe here. Although, if power passes to me due to Deck's incapacity, I should probably be trying to put a stop to the fighting...

Kali: *fiddles with comms console* Already working on it. And... I never thought I would say this, but I... could do with a hug.

Acantha: *!* (mouths, indicating Dolly) She's the most expendable.

Dolly: (mouths to Acantha) She can't harm you - and I'm busy! *starts obsessively monitoring Decimus's vital signs*

>:=)>
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 3:45 PM edit delete reply

Hah, that's pretty funny.

Though I don't think Kali is the type who would ask for hugs.
Lukkai 2nd May 2016, 9:16 PM edit delete reply

I think her and the city surviving the reign of Decimus and seeing Acantha raise to be a good leader would be all the hugs she'd ever need.
xpacetrue 1st May 2016, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

That was not a fist to Dec's face - that was the end of her pistol! Ouch!

Also, let's not forget that while one blue-shirt is down, there's another one still standing behind Dec...
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

Wait for it...
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

Eh, Kali needs a smurf to kill as well.
Prince : "Why did you kill our praetorian."
Kali : "He almost shot you in the back, by accident, sure, but still - Can't let that happen!"
Prince : "Oh ... well, good work then, carry on."
Lukkai 2nd May 2016, 9:18 PM edit delete reply

As they're standing currently, the other Praetorian has the choice of either shooting the door, the prince, Kali or (maybe) Acantha. That might change within a second, but Dolly took out the one actually having an unobstructed line of fire to her and maybe Lynn at the moment.
The Old Scribe 1st May 2016, 9:52 PM edit delete reply

"Annnd, it's a sharp left hook to the chops of the Douche Marauder, fight fans."
"Ooooh, that sounded like something broke there, Frank."
"Right you are, Bob. Dolly Damage got a good one in, there."
"What do you think his next move will be, Frank?"
"I'd guess if he can tag out to Killer Kali, he might have a chance to rest his face."
"Killer looks wobbly, there, Frank. Think she can do it?"
"Whup,there's the bell, we'll be right back after these words from our sponsor."
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 3:48 PM edit delete reply

Ha ha ha, yeah, a livestream with commentators of this would be highly popular. :)
Lurker 1st May 2016, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
This probably suffices as a casus belli. But there's a pretty good chance that prince douche has just had the belli knocked out of him for a bit...
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:36 AM edit delete reply

As far as Deck is concerned probably but then Lynn clocked him with a candle stick.
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

Cause for war, that would have been when Douchimus kidnapped Lynn. CentComm was trying to NOT go there, trying to preserve (what's left of) humanity by not unleashing her weapons.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 9:55 AM edit delete reply

Heh well a kidnapping itself is not a cause to go to war. Yet.
velvetsanity 2nd May 2016, 10:09 AM edit delete reply

Tell that to Callie, Cent lol
Lukkai 2nd May 2016, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

Just about everything else he planned to do to Lynn is though. Or close enough.
Stormwind13 4th May 2016, 2:11 PM edit delete reply

As crazy as Douchimus is, ANY kidnapping of a leader (or their offspring) should be treated as a declaration of war. Shoot first, save more lives than letting them get a hold of more power and trying to threaten MORE people. :-7
Speedy Marsh 2nd Apr 2017, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
So, what's going on upstairs is just a "police action"?

The ancient Greeks believed that kidnapping was a pretty good reason for going to war, if you believe their mythology. Wait... I mean, if their Trojan War mythology is any indication.
Wolfsbane 1st May 2016, 11:03 PM edit delete reply

Yessss!!!!! SO satisfying... (but who knows what the rest of the week holds, of course)
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:46 AM edit delete reply

MORE bang! :D thats what :D
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:02 PM edit delete reply

More bang ?
Like Bang Bang ?
Does that mean that these girls are Dolly's cheerleaders ?
They seem very .. enthusiastic about this whole ordeal. :)
Wolfsbane 1st May 2016, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

Y'know, it just occurred to me - has anyone ever had the insight to give Decimus a Snickers bar? Maybe he's just been hungry all this time. You know?
Visvires 2nd May 2016, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
Looking for an even more satisfying crunch? Don't grab a Snickers cruncher. Grab a sidearm, and break Decimus' teeth with it.
plymayer 1st May 2016, 11:18 PM edit delete reply

He had that coming.

Made me happy to see his face bashed.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:46 AM edit delete reply

Happy to oblige :D
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
mjkj 1st May 2016, 11:30 PM edit delete reply

You go, Dolly!!!

...and yeah, I hope that hit rendered him unable to speak - and Acantha can order Kali to stand down...

...or Kali receives a burst that the senate dethroned douchie and elected Acantha as Empress...

Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:36 AM edit delete reply

Hehe that would be pretty awesome Huh?
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:17 PM edit delete reply

Ah, but ... the contingencies.
Lukkai 2nd May 2016, 9:26 PM edit delete reply

er.. Do we have it confirmed that they go off when he's dethroned but otherwise not seriously harmed?

I mean he certainly could get them to go off right there and then. But he'd probably not take the easiest way to do it. And if they keep him off any comlines, that would give them the time until he had to check the code next. Probably enough for Aeneas to be fixed and act.
mjkj 3rd May 2016, 12:07 PM edit delete reply

As far as I remember the contingencies were with his death or when he does not check in or put a certain code into something every now and then...

...but they had nothing to do with him being the emperor...

Sheela 3rd May 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, but if he was dethroned, I would imagine him not giving the code, just out of spite.
For Decimus, being the imperator, is everything.
Rashala 1st May 2016, 11:37 PM edit delete reply

Am back .....after killing everything I owned that Rose sent after me I caught an infection and spent til today in hospital *104* fever flu and what is my welcome home?


Ceci getting his ass kicked by dolly...........best get well gift EVER!!!!!!!!
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:35 AM edit delete reply

Ummm Dolly never kicked Ceci's butt.
Wolfsbane 2nd May 2016, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

I think it's a typo.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 9:54 AM edit delete reply

I kinda figured it was.. :D
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:18 PM edit delete reply

Strong medicine ?
Sleep Deprived 2nd May 2016, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
Really want to see the next comic now. It's going to feel like an eternity waiting for the next comic, and knowing Centcom and Rose,.....They'll switch back to Rose..
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 4:41 AM edit delete reply

No probably back to Calliope in New Troy fixing a food replcator... Just to TOTALLY screw with our minds! :-p
Gilrandir 2nd May 2016, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
No drama in that, @Stormwind13. Calliope and Minx (aka "Jinx") fixing a food replicator. ^_^
Gilrandir 2nd May 2016, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
This inspired a completely unrelated (but I hope amusing) thought ...

Do storytellers ever just decide to spin the "Wheel of Cliches" and let fate determine where the story will go? If they did, how would we react if we could see it?

Sam: "Are they doing it?"
Joan: "It's spinning now."
Sam: "I'm hoping we get 'Hijinks ensue'."
Joan: "Still spinning."
Sam: "Or maybe 'Minor character levels up'."
Creepy Anonymous Internet-guy: "I'm hoping for 'Everyone gets naked'!"
Sam (ignoring CAIG): "It sounds like it stopped! What's it on? I can't see!"
Joan: "'Rocks fall, everybody dies'."
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:19 PM edit delete reply

Hah, good one.
Another one would be "Wakes up, it was just a bad dream."
Gilrandir 2nd May 2016, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, @Sheela. You're right, it's a big wheel with lots of spaces.
Mark_L_A 2nd May 2016, 2:17 AM edit delete reply

I'm hoping Acantha is close enough to order Kali to stand down.

I really want to see Douchie get his posterior handed to him by Dolly.
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 3:03 AM edit delete reply

GO DOLLY! That was WONDERFUL to see.

Douchimus SO deserves that (and more)!
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:35 AM edit delete reply

If you liked that .. stay tuned.
mjkj 3rd May 2016, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

Stays tuned
Visvires 2nd May 2016, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
So, was that a Renegade or a Paragon interrupt?
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 6:57 AM edit delete reply

that was a paragon choice.
Visvires 2nd May 2016, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Renegade would be shooting Decimus in the head, and damn the contingencies?
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:34 AM edit delete reply

Yes it would have been Dolly knows she cant Kill the prince.
Beltboy 3rd May 2016, 5:47 AM edit delete reply
I was scolling down looking for the comment where someone would confirm if Dolly had been told not to kill him.
Gilrandir 2nd May 2016, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
<silly> I'm going to go out on a limb here and tentatively suggest that our creatrixes may have left it a tad bit late to reveal Prince Decimus as the noble figure of tragic pathos that his cruel birth circumstances and ill-fated stars have forced upon him. Please recall, from no less prestigious an in-story figure than the Imperator of Nova Roma, himself: It isn't his fault that other people react badly to his particular brand of statecraft and leadership. Truly, the barbarians are at the gates and the last bastions of civilization and moral rule are under siege! </silly>

(I remembered the tag, this time. ^_^)
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:22 PM edit delete reply

Heh, even then, sometimes it's amazing how different trhe story would have played out, if you had seen it from "the other side" from the beginning.

Betcha I could have made it a lot more dubious who would be in the right, and who would be in thr wrong, even with a mad imperator in the lead.
Timotheus 2nd May 2016, 5:33 AM edit delete reply

Definitely "O Fortuna" for the CD player.
MikeLinPA 2nd May 2016, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Can Dolly's new chassis take Kali if it comes down to it?
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 6:20 AM edit delete reply

Dolly has newer technology, six decades of experience and a clear goal, Mark. I would put my money on Dolly! (What do mean I might be I might be predisposed to support Dolly because of my avatar? :-D)
Visvires 2nd May 2016, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Also, her picture is on the header for the comic. Holding a gun. That's some serious character shield, there.

It won't hurt that Kali is low on power and not genuinely interested in protected Decimus.
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:24 PM edit delete reply

Dolly's body was created with her in mind, specifically.
I suspect it's rather good at doing Guardian work, even if it's highly organic.

But then, being fuly organic never slowed Maxus down, and he went up against two combat androids.
Mark_L_A 2nd May 2016, 5:08 PM edit delete reply

Remember Calli had to put reminders to let Dolly know if she was exceeding "Normal" limits.

With Kali's capacitors being discharged, she is probably close to what a normal human strength would be, maybe a little more.

Dolly however, has different power cells fueled by regular food. When they fed Kyle, Dolly probably got some "Fuel" for herself as well, so her systems have probably topped off her power cells.

Now Dolly might not have super duper strength like she may have had before, but it is still probably significantly more than a normal human being of her size.

Plus we have TeeDee and Ada bringing up the rear, so I wouldn't be surprised if Ada comes along and stuns Kali from behind.

Then TeeDee can have her new shoe(s) of Douchie!!
KarToon12 2nd May 2016, 6:21 AM edit delete reply

FALCON PUNCH!!!! >:D
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 7:34 AM edit delete reply

To the moon alice!
Dragonrider 2nd May 2016, 7:58 AM edit delete reply

Woo Hoo Number>>>11<<<!
Thomas 2nd May 2016, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Hello ladies. Like the new page eagerly awaiting the newer one to come. Just a heads up there may be something wrong with the reply feature. I'm using Microsoft edge and can't reply to anyone's post. Unless that's a feature and not a bug thought you might want to know.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

I have Microsoft edge on my tablet and have no issues .. So it might be your end. Or it could be a glitch with the guest thing.. Try making a FREE Comic fury account and subscribing ! :D It only takes a few moments! ( and shows support! )
Thomas 4th May 2016, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
How odd, I can do it today.
CptKerion 2nd May 2016, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
And this is one more reason why Dolly is tied for first place with Maxus on my list of favorite characters here.
Axmurders 2nd May 2016, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
I've got the biggest smug grin on my face right now. The last panel was so worth the wait. Everyone's commenting on the broken jaw. Dolly also broke his wrist. Douchimus is currently in a world of hurt previously unknown.
velvetsanity 2nd May 2016, 10:13 AM edit delete reply

The wrist only went 'smack' not 'snap' or 'crunch'. Just a block, not a break.
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 10:26 AM edit delete reply

That's what I was thinking, velvet. Was waiting to get to a monitor to check (over this phone screen) before commenting.
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:25 PM edit delete reply

Even if it didn't go "crunch", it probably still smarts somewhat.
Dragonrider 2nd May 2016, 4:40 PM edit delete reply

Beg to differ there is a stones breaking KRUNCH with Red Background and with red fault lines running through each letter super imposed on WHACK!!!, Also on second view Dolly's elbow caught Douchie's wrist so he may have a broken wrist also. Couldn't happen to a nicer candidate for a Brooklyn 80%.
Mark_L_A 2nd May 2016, 5:15 PM edit delete reply

Not sure if it's blood on Dolly's weapon or if possibly she damaged the casing.

I HOPE it's blood and she didn't just destroy her weapon smashing Douchie's jaw.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

Her firearm is totally ok :D She didn't damage it at all. Its a pretty tough item as well.
Sheela 3rd May 2016, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

*whew*

Happy to hear the gun is allright. :D
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 9:26 AM edit delete reply

The look on Lynn's face, horrified surprise. Her worst nightmare arriving in reality.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

OH yes .. so very much! :D
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:26 PM edit delete reply

Yes, well, her worst nightmare is about to get a reality check ... because it ran smack into a Momma Bear.
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 4:36 PM edit delete reply

True Sheela. See who comes out of the fight, if any of them. I'm still expecting a Reservoir Dogs out of the EVIL duo... :-p

Dolly is good, but she is outnumbered 3 to 1 (though the Blueboy might only count as a HALF). For all his faults (which are LEGEND) Douchimus did get UP after Maximus smashed him into a wall. He is tougher than most give him credit for. And he is a PURE killer, if he in fact gunned down his Father as has been speculated.

So this could go VERY badly for our heroes. I really wish CeCi was still with them... even the odds more (who am I kidding, TIP them totally in the good guys favor). :-D
Romfire 2nd May 2016, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
As xpacetrue noted there is one Blue-shirt behind Dec. Since they basically have the marksmanship of a stormtrooper (sorry for the crossover) it could go something like...

Blue-shirt shoots wildly and blows Dec's head off.

Alarm start sounding and blue-shirt wets his pants and start running.

Kali shoots him in the back for taking away the possibility of her being the one that gets to blast Dec into oblivion.

Next several weeks(of comics) are spent trying to save humanities collective butt.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

Okay heres the explaination. ( REDACTEDREDACTEDREDACTEDREDACTEDREDACTEDREDACTEDREDACTED ) Okay?
Mark_L_A 3rd May 2016, 9:45 AM edit delete reply

Thank you, that explained everything especially about the (REDACTED) and how CeCi (REDACTED) so Aeneas and Rose (REDACTED)
chk 2nd May 2016, 10:27 AM edit delete reply

THAT is gonna leave a mark!
Stormwind13 2nd May 2016, 10:55 AM edit delete reply

If it leaves (scorch) marks, you need a bigger gun!
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Just a wee one!
Tokamada01 2nd May 2016, 11:28 AM edit delete reply

I've waited years for that.

I almost peed myself in glee.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

Yes you have. You have been with us for the serious long haul! :D Now its time for the payoff! :D
Nef 2nd May 2016, 1:28 PM edit delete reply

\
Well, good thing. I have only been slapped on the face by a woman once in my life, and believe me, to this day I know I deserved it.
/
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Hehe. They can really do some damage!
Wolfsbane 2nd May 2016, 2:07 PM edit delete reply

To the pain, you warthog-faced buffoon! Dolly, beat him up good but leave him in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:41 PM edit delete reply

hehe.. I guess you arent a fan of Deck! :D
Wolfsbane 3rd May 2016, 4:26 AM edit delete reply

it's a possibility...

I am, however, a huge fan of The Princess Bride.
CptKerion 2nd May 2016, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! She just annihilated his mouth, teeth, and/or jaw! He can't issue orders!
You know what that means?!
Visvires 2nd May 2016, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
More importantly, he can't spout off narcissistic drivel. Silence is golden.
Sheela 2nd May 2016, 4:28 PM edit delete reply

Unfortunayely, it still means that Kali has orders to guard him, so they are not out of the woods just yet.
CptKerion 3rd May 2016, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Liberal interpretation, you see, Dolly did just protect him from himself. *Insert shit eating grin here*
Kitty 2nd May 2016, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh, that's beautiful!! *sniff* Just beautiful!
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:41 PM edit delete reply

glad to please!
Morituri 2nd May 2016, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
If Kali's been shoving blast doors open -- she may not be ABLE to do a hell of a lot requring much strength at this point. No matter how good your electronics are, the amount of power in a full charge is a hard limit.

With staged power, she could have some compact longer-term energy storage like fuel (isomer cell? Something else?) that she's converting into a usable form like capacitor charge now, but that wouldn't be an instant process, and she just shoved open a multi-ton door.

It may very well be that Dolly &co are entering the fray at the exact moment that Kali is at the nadir of her ability.
Lukkai 2nd May 2016, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

She certainly looks that way. That's not the face and posture of someone all fit and ready to fight.
Twistedfro 2nd May 2016, 8:57 PM edit delete reply

Ouch! That looked like it hurt...good! :-)
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:39 PM edit delete reply

Bloody crunchy goodness! :D
Lukkai 2nd May 2016, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

Also I think this is actually Lynn's first real first-hand impression of just how good, hard and fast Dolly can fight.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:40 PM edit delete reply

It is, Lynn has HEARD and read about her ability's but never seen them first hand.
Dragonrider 2nd May 2016, 10:38 PM edit delete reply

You have to remember that new improved Dolly can move faster and hit harder than any human. That being said our Hostess said many pages back that there was no way Dolly could stand up to Kali in a one on one brawl. So we need hope :
A. Acantha can stop Kali.
B. Dolly shoots and disables Kali before she can graple with her. (Highly unlikely)
C. Ada and TeeDee or someone is behind Douchie and Company and can take Kali out before she can move.
Centcomm 2nd May 2016, 10:40 PM edit delete reply

It is going to be interesting. thats for darn sure!
Thundarl 3rd May 2016, 12:10 AM edit delete reply

Dolly needs som tally patches showing her track record with bad guys.
Sheela 3rd May 2016, 4:06 PM edit delete reply

Get a few gutters together in a wasteland bar, and within a few minutes, you'd have a complete tally, of Dolly the Taylor Guardian, that took out an entire raid of gutters, with nothing but a spork!
Morituri 3rd May 2016, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
And she'd do that with a nice blaster at her hip too - preferring a spork as a weapon for no reason aside from the fact that it'd hurt more.
Visvires 3rd May 2016, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
A culinary weapon, for a more theatrical age.
Thundarl 3rd May 2016, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

Kali may have underscored Dolly's capabilities earlier when Ceci and Dolly processed in to the Black Tower
Gilrandir 3rd May 2016, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
For those gleefully and unabashedly rejoicing in the visiting of pain, degradation, and humiliation on Prince Decimus, as well as enthusiastically reveling in the immediate prospect of more of the same, I have only the following opinion to share with you (for whatever good it may do):

The only time the creatrixes give the audience what they want in such a rapid and facile manner is when they immediately follow it with the explanation for why you are going to regret that your desires were granted. ^_^ You have been warned.
Visvires 3rd May 2016, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
We're not going to regret him getting smashed in the face. Maybe some ill will come from them meeting each other, but the face smashing is going to be pure glee, forever.

I really wish we had a .gif of that.
Morituri 3rd May 2016, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
Should panel 2, or panel 4, be mirror-image from what it is?

On second look, I'm noticing a continuity thing; Decimus was punching with his right in panel 2 with his left arm reversed for balance, but his extended arm in panel 4 (the one Dolly's immobilizing or breaking) is his left, and he's got his right reversed for balance.
Wolfsbane 3rd May 2016, 4:34 AM edit delete reply

I think it's a perspective thing. The way I see it is that in panel 2 the 'camera' is behind him and his right arm is cocked back ready to punch. We don't see his left arm there, but it makes sense that it would be extended for balance. Dolly got to him in panel 4 before he ever had the chance to let loose, and the 'camera' angle changed so that we could see the whole satisfying event.

or I could be full of it, too.
Gilrandir 3rd May 2016, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
I agree with @Wolfsbane ... I believe that, in panel 2, Decimus is reaching with his left hand to grab Lynn's shoulder (to prevent her from evading or rolling with his upcoming blow), while his right fist is cocking to deliver the blow. In panel 4, we see Dolly intercepting the left hand with her left elbow (possibly capturing it by pinning it against her torso) before it reaches Lynn while using her weanpon to deliver the blow to Decimus face. Decimus' right hand remains in the cocked position, since the left has not yet landed.

I think a little confusion might stem (and this is just my hypothesis) from the choice to try to show the dynamics of the blow by the fact that , in panel 4, Decimus' right hand is shown open, as it might be _after_, from the effects of the blow, rather than still in a fist, as it probably would have actually been at the actual moment of the gun impacting his mouth.
Mark_L_A 3rd May 2016, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

What Wolf and Gil said.
Morituri 3rd May 2016, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Also I think I'd have gone with a "Splutch" sound effect in panel 3 rather than an "Aiiiee" - the latter sounds like it would take too much time for the situation. But that's just a stylistic thing.
Stormwind13 4th May 2016, 2:20 PM edit delete reply

Look where Dolly shot him, Morituri! RIGHT in his tiny family jewels... Might not be INSTANTLY lethal, but he is not likely to fight any more. Unattended, that wound would almost assuredly kill him.
Lukkai 4th May 2016, 8:25 PM edit delete reply

I think it's just slightly above, actually. Same result though. Especially with a gun like this.
Matt Knab 3rd May 2016, 2:56 AM edit delete reply

Woohoo!
Haegan2005 5th May 2016, 6:59 PM edit delete reply

Okay, that was very satisfying.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 12th Mar 2017, 1:52 PM edit delete reply

OH, what a payoff.

AMC needs to option DataChasers so I can see this recreated with live actors, Walking Dead-style.
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