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    OOOOH! Now I get it! They exploited the apparent fact that danica cant use ranged weaponry if her opponents pull out blades! Thats pretty clever considering I didnt even realize that was a rule until now!
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    Panel 3 is in fact one of their knives being cut clean in half by the sword. So not a special material I guess.

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    I think the basic plan is that her defense is a shield, and it's easier to surround her from all sides with close range weapons to avoid shooting each other.

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    In moments like this is hard to remember Danica is an astronomer with no basic hand-to-hand combat training and who shouldn't be able to fight professional killers the way she does.

    At the same time, I have problems measuring her power level. If you are strong enough to crush spaceships how much trouble should be to dispatch a hit team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustin View Post
    In moments like this is hard to remember Danica is an astronomer with no basic hand-to-hand combat training and who shouldn't be able to fight professional killers the way she does.

    At the same time, I have problems measuring her power level. If you are strong enough to crush spaceships how much trouble should be to dispatch a hit team?
    Well, one of them was kind enough to try to kick her in the back of the head instead of, say, stabbing her, so I don't know if they're 'killers' per se..

    Mookieisms/superhero genre conventions aside, she absolutely could just dispatch them. She might not be able to do so without risking unacceptable collateral damage to the people she's trying to save/room/building/planet; there's a fairly large discrepancy in the amount of power and finesse applied between 'blow up a spaceship' and 'kill/disable a handful of human-sized mobile targets.' Doing one does not necessarily imply being able to do the other.

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    I think Danica just doesn't like killing. Collateral damage probably also is a problem, and I wonder if there could be some of that even just with melee. If she kicks really hard, can she stop spinning without damaging herself or everything around her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    I think Danica just doesn't like killing. Collateral damage probably also is a problem, and I wonder if there could be some of that even just with melee. If she kicks really hard, can she stop spinning without damaging herself or everything around her?
    I dont even think her physical stats are that far beyond human, its beam spam and lightsabres that make her deadly. She is basically a human with a green lantern ring. Not going to knock someone out easy unless they form a glowing energy fist and make it hit that hard.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    That moment when you are surronded by armed cultists, and one of your companions fails her sanity check.

    Dammit Grex, if you are going Rambo, could at least remember basic weapon training, like holding your uzi with both hands or looking for cover?
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    Alas, Irrational would fit better, but no animated of that.
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    "We can't spot a sniper through this half-closed door. Maybe there isn't any."

    I take Mookie doesn't know anything about snipers either.
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    Okay, so we dont get to see how the battle ended up? I assume it was, "She is a star power, they are knife wielding goons. How do you THINK that ended?" But then, where is everyone else? Or did detecto guy, crime lord, and punching bag make their escape while grex and danica fight the kill squad?
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    I'm guessing they are just in the next room, or a few doors beyond the fight.
    So we'll get back to the fight with Danica soon enough (shouldn't take long if she doesn't have anyone to protect)

    And you don't have to know anything about snipers to know that you can't just detect them without any tool or at least enough time.
    It was just a lazy way to bring the punchline.


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    When I said "shouldn't take long" that's not quite what I meant, but oh well.
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    Well, that drama with Grex was over easily. Glad we spent all of two pages on it.
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    Yeah that was.... that was something. Not much, but something. "No! Dont kill the mass murdering professional assassins! Let the corrupt court system full of bought and paid for cops judges and prosecutors handle it!"
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    Yeah that was.... that was something. Not much, but something. "No! Dont kill the mass murdering professional assassins! Let the corrupt court system full of bought and paid for cops judges and prosecutors handle it!"
    Once again, what's the difference between killing an enemy with a firearm and destroying his ship in space? Danica has a body count, like it or not.
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    Once again, what's the difference between killing an enemy with a firearm and destroying his ship in space? Danica has a body count, like it or not.
    In all seriousness, the difference comes between self defense and murder. Danica was blowing up ships coming to kill her and everyone on the space station, what grex was about to do was execute a disabled opponent. Yes the end result is the same, massive body count, but the legal and moral outlook is different.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    So, did the assassins just...leave? It looks like they only managed to kill one of the targets, and they didn't even hit the father who, I'm assuming, is the primary target. :/
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