Comic 647 - Who Blue Truly Are - Page 42

19th May 2017, 11:00 PM in Who Blue Truly Are
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Author Notes:

Martin F. 19th May 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Adam was actually pretty unsure whether or not to do the random MLP gag with Lore again here or not - if you recall it previously happened when she took a hard hit from Franklin back in Icy Blue. I suggested doing it but having it cut off by Marvelous Man coming in for more, which I think wound up working pretty well in context, really putting over the brutality and the senselessness of it.

The idea here if it wasn't clear is that Lore is kind of using the flash step thing she's been learning how to do as something of a launch here, basically using her strength to propel herself up high enough to hit Marvelous Man in the face. Do like getting to see him staggered by that, first time that we've really seen it through brute force instead of just the roundabout tactics that Decay Conductor was using. Honestly if Lore followed right up and were focusing on his knees or something she might've actually stood a decent chance at getting in some follow-through on it, but it was not to be.

Speaking of... Yeah, Lore probably gets the worst of it here. Which is saying something. Hey, I wonder how that date's going.
Adam C. 19th May 2017, 11:01 PM edit delete
Adam C.
People have asked us and there's the answer; who's stronger between the kids and Marvelous Man? It turns out Marvelous Man is the stronger, better hero! Huzzah!

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So yeah, that's the ball game. We now know that in a thrown-down, Marvelous Man would beat the kids. So there ya go.

Jeez, what else to say.... Grant flying Nicky out of there wasn't in the script, but plus side of being able to fly is I imagine he'd be able to move okay with cracked ribs. Even then, I think the only reason Nicky was hit so bad by that beam was because he was trying to shield Jenny.

I tried to make Marvelous Man's beams visibly different from Val's; where hers are precise and straight, his sort of burst out and waver. I think Val mentally sees her beams as a phaser, hence why she can set it to do anything she understands the structure on. But Marvelous Man views it like a service automatic. He probably mostly uses beams for cover-fire or spray-and-pray.

Brony-readers will recognize Lore's line as being from the show, specifically when Trixie attempted a magic trick and narrowly avoided being eaten by a Manticore.
https://derpibooru.org/1143129?q=the+paint+and+growerful+triskie
I was realllllly split between that or "You can't have a nightmare if you never dream." Both would be appropriate for the chapter. We need more derpy-Lore quoting Ponies. Not a joke we do enough of.

Comments:

Wolfintina 19th May 2017, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Whenever MM feels pain it makes him go crazy, hope Lenore can heal these injuries.
Adam C. 23rd May 2017, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Hope so... Be rather awkward if she couldn't.
Rastaba 19th May 2017, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Rastaba
So Marvelous Man does indeed have powers beyond strength and flight...what has me concerned is how the powers he's exhibited thus far are three specific power sets our kids who are all well documented with numerous blood samples on. Suggesting to me that MM's powers aren't just random but were picked, i.e. Stolen, from the kids.

As was specified it's how they perceive the beam which affects it and we know Val's beam could be just a wide all around burst too. I feel stupid for not realizing it sooner. MM's powers aren't his! They were replicated from the kids. Mind you could be wrong but it feels so obvious to me now.
Martin F. 20th May 2017, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Heh. Actually, we saw him use the energy blasts before, was what he beat Decay Conductor with -

bluebloodheroes.webcomic.ws/comics/575

Though that said a couple of pages before that he did this...

bluebloodheroes.webcomic.ws/comics/572
Rastaba 20th May 2017, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Ah, forgot that incident. Still that power coming back to the forefront alongside a mention of Val does raise serious questions for me at least.
Guest 19th May 2017, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Sooo while I was rooting for MM not to get pwned or anything.. jesus.. i didn't think it would be this one sided.
Hopfully he snaps out of it before he does anything perment.
Lenore will be working over time tonight
Adam C. 23rd May 2017, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Don't worry; they'll pay Lenore in their Halloween candy.
Onasaki 21st May 2017, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Onasaki
Yeesh. The poor kids. I really really hope MM gets his ass kicked harder later.

The question is, how are they going to explain this to the school when they get back?
Adam C. 23rd May 2017, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. Hope and pray Lenore doesn't ask questions? ^^