Episode #444: The Sales Pitch

Episode 444

Wednesday 10th October, 2012 @ 06:30 GMT

Yes, K!rr'fght (pronounced "Keith") is back! I wonder who he's now working for?

Transcript

Panels 1-2: K!rr'fght ("Keith") and another person (Doug) are waiting at a monorail station - all four of K!rr'fght's arms are now robotic-looking artificial limbs.
Caption:
Meanwhile, at a remote monorail station, Tranquility Base
Doug:
Hey, K, What happened, I thought the ADU got you and sent you back to prison? [Note: See episodes 383-384]
Woah, and I thought you could regrow limbs?
K!rr'fght ("Keith"):
Heh, the ADU make the Contralto family look like the Von Trapps!
They let me go if I promised to work for their superiors, which was an offer I couldn't refuse.
As for my limbs, the laser swords damaged the nerves, and they didn't grow back.
However, I've got an upgrade, all paid for by my new employers.
Two standard arms, one super-strong claw, and… stand back…
Panel 3: A large flame shoots out of one of K!rr'fght's robotic arms.
K!rr'fght ("Keith"):
…One flame thrower!
SFX:
Fwooosh!
Panel 4-5: K!rr'fght's arm is now gently smoking.
K!rr'fght ("Keith"):
It all works via a cybernetic brain implant system developed by some of the best doctors on Cynaptix IV.
Sorry, Doug, I must sound like the Exposition Fairy!
It's just that part of my new job is promoting the cybernetic limb service.
Doug:
Well, if I ever need a new limb, I'll be sure to check it out.
It's all run by a cybernetic brain implant, you say?
Hmm, I'm sure there's no way that could go horribly wrong!

Comments (3)

  1. BrickVoid

    BrickVoid says:
    10 October, 2012 at 11:31:52 am GMT | #

    My best guess so far is that the implant will take over his brain when the aliens want it to, or won't be usable against them.

    Of course, if the aliens haven't programmed the implant properly, there is the additional chance of malfunction, and they could find themselves with a loose cannon that's partially controlled by an alien with a cybernetic implant that's malfunctioned and is exceedingly dangerous, so they'll have to use a self-destruct device that stops the implant - and possibly whoever has had it implanted - from working! :D

    Why am I not spoiler tagging this? Well, this should be obvious to most of our readers, but if Louise really wants it spoiler tagged she can do so! ;)

  2. Louise

    Louise says:
    10 October, 2012 at 11:55:01 am GMT | #

    Nice try ;-)

    If I was going to spoiler tag reader predictions, I'd have to spoiler tag all of them, whether they were right or wrong to prevent confirmation of a correct guess (and then there'd be a chance I'd miss something). I would make the comments, uh... challenging... to read.

    I will spoiler tag very detailed/explicit references to things that have already occurred (within a few weeks) that might spoil things for future readers/archive bingers/catcher-uppers. I'll also spoiler tag spoilers for other comics/tv shows/films, especially where it's released in some places before others.

  3. Artemis

    Artemis says:
    10 October, 2012 at 6:34:58 pm GMT | #

    Or... the cybernetic chip could malfuntion when someone operates a mircowave.

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