Comic 1417 - One Question Answered

1st Dec 2016, 9:00 PM
One Question Answered
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)
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Stormwind13 1st Dec 2016, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

Well the ladies look REALLY good.

And YAY, questions that have been plaguing us getting answered!

Edit- LOL at the alt-text. Yes, yes she does look that good (or should it be, Sleeping Beauty, Rose?
Princess Series
). Wonder if we will get to see her fighting prowess? :-)

DLKmusic 2nd Dec 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply

some questions have been answered, but now I got a BAD feeling for the ultimate fate of Demiclus... He did everything right, and there's a strong possibility that he will have charges of "Dereliction of Duty" laid on him through no fault of his own.

Love the page, but this kinda sux...
Haegan2005 1st Dec 2016, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

I like how miko is all "Step one, done. Step two, let's do this now."

She's a little mission focused. As in lets get my loved one outa here!
cattservant 1st Dec 2016, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

On their way!
jamie59 1st Dec 2016, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

He's only mostly dead & she's a Doctor'
Stormwind13 3rd Dec 2016, 7:55 PM edit delete reply

If he is mostly dead, he doesn't need a Doctor jamie... he needs a MIRACLE! :-D
Mark_L_A 1st Dec 2016, 9:49 PM edit delete reply

Miraiko has been busy protecting her love.

And Julia will do everything she can to keep Democlus alive. I just hope the ship Miraiko has hidden has both the room and the medical supplies necessary.
Dragonrider 1st Dec 2016, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

Guess I called one right last page. That looks like one hell o a scalpel Julia is lugging around. Is she auditioning to be the Doctor on TeeDees team?
mjkj 1st Dec 2016, 11:56 PM edit delete reply

Oh, they came that same way...

I believe they have saved / are saving Demo...

...too bad Arianna is gone... *sighs*


@alt text: so true, so true - but Julia seems a bit lost... (though I believe not much longer - since she soon has to do some doctor's work...)

antrik 1st Dec 2016, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
So, uh... Why is Miraiko in her underwear now, rather than the weird hi-tech armour she had before?...
mjkj 2nd Dec 2016, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

I believe that is the extended version... =P

...now serious: maybe it is too hot in it with all the fires around? Or she can activate it with just a thought? Or it is in camouflage mode that looks like underwear or simply is invisible? Or she gave it to Julia... (nah, Julia does not seem to wear it either...)

StellarJay 2nd Dec 2016, 12:44 AM edit delete reply

Speaking of what Miraiko is or is not wearing, I notice that she no longer wears a slave collar. What was involved in getting that off?
Gilrandir 2nd Dec 2016, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Although (as best I can tell) no actual lock is shown as part of Miraiko's slave collar, I suspect that may just be a result of the artist attempting to avoid 'polygon poisoning'. So, to answer your question, @StellarJay, I would guess 'a key'? ^_^
Centcomm 2nd Dec 2016, 8:22 PM edit delete reply

Nope there is a reason :D
Stormwind13 2nd Dec 2016, 7:43 AM edit delete reply

Since Julia was her 'owner' and should have had the key/code for it, its removal shouldn't have been a problem. The collars may have been 'bugged' to allow monitoring of the slaves. Which could have been part of how the Cassians know where people are.

As for Miraiko's outfit (which I wholeheartedly approve of, she looks yummy) I think it is workout clothes or maybe even an yoga outfit. We know that Miraiko has some cyber enhancements and (I believe) it was hinted at that she might have MORE than we realize. She might not need the armor for anything but a pitched battle. In fact, being armored might invite more attention than running around in more 'normal' clothing.
Centcomm 2nd Dec 2016, 8:23 PM edit delete reply

As far as Mirakos outfit . shes a fast hitter and honestly i wish i had never used that other piece of armor. I really hated it. SO yeah shes wearing yoga pants and a yoga top..
Centcomm 2nd Dec 2016, 8:22 PM edit delete reply

Ill actually answer that one eventually ..
Timotheus 2nd Dec 2016, 3:56 AM edit delete reply

I was wondering about that costume change too.
Gilrandir 2nd Dec 2016, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Escorting Kyle was a comparatively risk-free enterprise, since no one knew they were going anywhere and no one was actually hunting them. Accordingly, Miraiko could 'dress down' in relatively modest full-coverage armor. Now that the city has exploded in violence and she has to protect Julia, Miraiko needs the more complete protection of the Chainmail Bikini, so all the armor has to come off. ^_^
Ryu Santos 2nd Dec 2016, 9:20 AM edit delete reply

In that case, wouldn't it make more sense to have both of them in chainmail bikinis?
Gilrandir 2nd Dec 2016, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Perhaps, but Julia's never impressed me with her good sense or decision making ability. She does have the rare, and highly desirable, trait in a sidekick of actually wanting to stay out of the action, under the radar, and out of trouble. That would seem to be why she takes direction (from Miraiko, from Setorius, from Maxus, etc.) so well, especially when they are advising her about the safest and least obtrusive course of action to follow. But, if you handed her a magic bikini, exposing fan-service-y amounts of flesh and explaining to her that it would keep her much safer than Kevlar clothing and sensible shoes, I suspect she would merely look at you askance and think you were seeking to deceive her as part of the Patriarchial Conspiracy. I mean ... really! ^_^

Left to herself, however, I would say her decisions tend to be ... suspect. @Stormwind13's archival search capabilities are much better than mine and I am disinclined to page through the archives to the last time we saw Julia; however, as I recall, Julia has prudently made at least a token effort to guard herself against hazards by changing out of her full-coverage top into a low-cut blouse with a MIL-STD cleavage suitable for traversing hazardous areas. If Miraiko dressed her, it may even include the perforated tear-away sections designed to expose extra flesh (appearing as mysterious rips in the fabric) if the wearer should unexpectedly come under fire.
rob 2nd Dec 2016, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
if you are wearing armor ( heavy or otherwise ) they shoot you first an with the nasty stuff first.! no armor no threat...
Sheela 3rd Dec 2016, 2:16 AM edit delete reply

I thought that the armor that Kyle and Mirako was wearing were stealth armor's ?
And since Julia don't have one, there's no need for stealth, so speed is of the essence instead ?
HiFranc 2nd Dec 2016, 1:00 AM edit delete reply

This leaves me with a few questions:

Was she already out of New Rome when Max sought her location? How does the computer know where people are? If there is some kind of tag in everyone, was it removed?

It's clear that Julia was told that Kyle is still alive? Does that mean that they are Kyle's extraction team? Would she have been told if the others hadn't seen him?
Stormwind13 2nd Dec 2016, 8:00 AM edit delete reply

I'm pretty sure Julia knew Kyle wasn't dead before he woke up in the morgue. Setorius had tasked Julia with the examination and yet she wasn't there when he awoke.

After Trust (24 October 2014) Julia knew a lot more of what was going on. On RAGE!! (8 April 2015), Miraiko told Julia to get him out of there, quickly.

I imagine there was an interesting conversation on the way down to the morgue. Julia's slave going with her wouldn't raise many flags, so they could get away with it.

As for Julia & Miraiko being Kyle's primary extraction team, I'm doubtful. Rose would want agents to deal with their own egress. Kyle has (had) a perfectly fine craft for getting home.

Now having them nearby in case there is a problem, that would be entirely in keeping with Rose's personality. Rose probably has her other agents (we met two of them, there are probably more) ready to burn their covers and assist, if it were necessary.
Dragonrider 2nd Dec 2016, 1:43 PM edit delete reply

Computer doesn't need too many tags, Douchie had more Security Cams in Nova Roma than London of today(Fun Fact: 1 camera for every 11 people or 5.9 million in the UK.)
CptKerion 3rd Dec 2016, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Honestly, I think Aeneas might just keep around Kyle until it's safe to go places and he has reliable transport for him.
Dragonrider 4th Dec 2016, 8:32 AM edit delete reply

Hope he keeps him forever.
shpenat 2nd Dec 2016, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Shouldn't there be a blood on those axes? I understand there was a fight...
Timotheus 2nd Dec 2016, 5:31 PM edit delete reply

There is, traces at least. Maybe they have non-stick coatings to prevent the spread of blood born pathogens. (As a doctor I'm sure Julia would be concerned about such things.)
Gilrandir 2nd Dec 2016, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
It doesn't look like blood traces to me, just some red striping decoration. But it is not at all implausible to me that after any fight Miraiko would clean her weapons and make them ready for use before moving on.
HiFranc 2nd Dec 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply

Given the tech level, I'm sure they're self-cleaning. Self cleaning coatings already exist in our time. In 2,000 years, it'll probably be standard on knives and axes.
Timotheus 2nd Dec 2016, 11:52 PM edit delete reply

As a further wild guess based on the heat sinks on the back of the blade sockets, it could be the axes are of a thermal variety that cauterizes their wounds so they don't bleed.
Gilrandir 3rd Dec 2016, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
I would have guessed they were equipped with the vibrating attachment, instead. But then I have a dirty mind. ^_^

And, on a much less interesting note, a vibroaxe would probably tend to shed foreign debris pretty quickly anyway, for the same reason people use ultrasonic cleaners on jewelry.

If it were thermal, they wouldn't have to cauterize the wound, they could just cook off the organic taint like a self-cleaning oven. The handles, however, would then need (in my uneducated opinion) to be real magic-tech insulators if the blades were heated to armor-melting temperatures for any length of time.
CptKerion 3rd Dec 2016, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
Could also be power axes
highlander55 3rd Dec 2016, 9:47 AM edit delete reply

And Tokyo Rose will soon speak to them is my guess.
Gilrandir 3rd Dec 2016, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
"Magic Spiky Hate Ball ..." <shake-Ow!> ... <shake-Ow!> ... <shake-Ow!> "... We are two hot women, in a slightly flushed and exhilarated state, having recently come from glorious and lopsided combat against our hated foe and we have stumbled over the unconscious -- but hunky -- body of a man just lying here helplessly. What should we do?" ^_^
Tokyo Rose 3rd Dec 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply

"Continue getting the hell out of Everything's-Fuckedville, you daft moos."
DLKmusic (at work) 3rd Dec 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Daft Moos???? That's... beyond words to describe how awesome that is!

a new Rosism, folks! Take a bow, Rose, you've earned it!
Sheela 3rd Dec 2016, 7:48 PM edit delete reply

Bwaha ha ha ... you had me at "two hot women, in a slightly flushed and exhilarated state" ... I couldn't help but laugh.

And the fact that this read as a "Ask Rose" column from a gossip mag, just made it better.
Of Course, if it was really a column by Rose, it would have the subtitle "I fucking dare you, you spineless piece of [censored}!"

Edit :
I wonder what the other people from the group would Ask Rose in her column ?
This has some excellent potential for some non-canon jokes. :)


TeeDee :
Dear Rose, why won't my recoil compensator not work with my PPC-cannon ? I keep shooting the helmet off the heads of the Praetorians when I aim at their hearts! And instead of getting a nice splattering effect from their torso, I get a splattering effect from their pants - VERY FRUSTRATING !!


Ada : Dear Rose, why won't my anti-rage medicine work on TeeDee ?
TeeDee : Wait, that was you ?
Ada : *cough* ... maybe.
Tokyo Rose 4th Dec 2016, 3:06 PM edit delete reply

"Teedee, I really shouldn't have to tell you that if you're pulling up that much, you should aim for the junk instead. I'd've thought that you, of all people, would have worked that one out for yourself after like the third shot."

"Ada, your anti-rage stuff does work on Teedee. As a fucking sedative. Without the rage that acts as her little-engine-that-could, she just naps."
Sheela 4th Dec 2016, 4:56 PM edit delete reply

B-but Rose, how is TeeDee supposed to fire it on full-auto if it doesn't have a working recoil-compensator?

Ada : "But my anti-rage medicine *never* works on TeeDee, not even when she drunk *and* high !
TeeDee : "Wooo, good times!"
That one guy 3rd Dec 2016, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Regarding the alt text for this comic, I don't think we know that Snow White didn't fight like a fucking ninja. She let the dwarves and her prince do all the heavy lifting, so she might very well have still been the big guns in a fight.
Sheela 3rd Dec 2016, 7:49 PM edit delete reply

I dunno man, if Snow White could fight like a Ninja, the meeting between her and the Huntsman might have turned out very differently!
SeanR 3rd Dec 2016, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Sh**, I want to live.
Okay, the queen ordered me to kill you or she'd kill me, but between you and me, I'm more afraid of you.
Why don't we go kill a deer, so I can take the deer's heart back to the queen and tell her it's yours?
Pleasedon'tkillme.

That one guy 4th Dec 2016, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Possibly. Possibly she didn't want to break her cover and was in control of the situation and was just giving him a false sense of security.
Sheela 4th Dec 2016, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

I think Snow White would have been somewhat different as a Ninja.

Maybe it would go something like this :


Hunter : "Find Snow White in the forest, she says."
Hunter : "She's just a young girl, it'll be easy! - She says!"
Snow White : *lurks*
Hunter : "BAH, last time I do a job for that wicked witch of a Queen!"
Snow White : *sneaks up behind hunter, dagger raised for an ambush*
Hunter : "Well, that tears it, I'll just bring her a deer's heart instead!"
Hunter : "The Queen won't be able to tell the difference anyways!"
Snow White : *stops and fades back into the forest again*
Hunter : "HAH, I'm so smart!"
Snow White : (whisper) "More like *SO* damn lucky!"
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