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  • Kid Chaos

    Caring Moonshadow is caring.

  • dbmag9

    When your hatred of someone is so tied up with their abilities, anything that punctures your image of them can puncture your hatred too.

  • deebles

    The discolouration on Alison’s knuckles and nose… further evidence of chinks in her armour while flying? If so, does the loss of invulnerability persist after the flight, and for how long?

    • dbmag9

      Or just evidence of knuckles.

    • The nose is her windburn persisting. I think the knuckles… hang on while I check something… yeah, that was her leading edge, she had that hand fisted out, knuckles first, during the trans-sonic flight. More windburn. I don’t think it’s a vulnerability, so much as evidence she isn’t made out of indestructium.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    “Why, I was going over the speed of sound while holding my bag and it discolated”

    • Ralph, the Dire Opossum

      “My arm, that is, not the speed of sound or my bag… although that did break.”

  • Pol Subanajouy

    I worry that the very next page will be Mary diving straight at her bad shoulder, trying to drive a knife point into it. 🙁

    • Rod

      While an appropriate tactic, I really, really, REALLY hope that Alison’s shoulder popping out wasn’t just a plot device to allow an opening for Mary to physically hurt her. That would be very uncool.

      • Moddey Dhoo

        I very much doubt that it was. She seems to be able to channel her telekinesis into either superstrength (read: touch telekinesis) and invulnerability *or* levitation of herself, something which is likely so difficult that she can’t channel it towards those other things yet. Think about what has to be done to fly. You somehow have to generate enough force to counter the gravitational pull of the earth and then some. What is Alison pushing on? The Earth? That’s a long ways away to be affected by a psychic. More likely it’s the air, in which case she has to displace a lot of it to stay up. That’s just to get up. If she wants to actually get anywhere doing this she also has to push behind her. Hence, “I punched the air so hard my arm fell off.”
        Since she is not currently punching the air I see no reason for her latent telekinesis to not once again kick in to protection mode. If it hadn’t, the fall into the reservoir would have killed her.

  • Rod

    It even sounds subtly intimidating, even. Nice.

  • Rod

    And pretty lethal. This is why, IMO, this direct, unplanned confrontation is a very BAD idea for Alison.

  • “I punched the air so hard my arm fell off.”

  • “What could possibly have hurt you, my dearest of friends? I mean, how did you get hurt, exactly? Just out of curiosity? Friend.”

    • Guilherme Carvalho

      ^ in GLaDOS’ voice. Or Kathleen Turner’s, just because she’s awesome.

    • RobNiner

      I hear that in Cell’s (DBZ version) voice.

  • I really want this to be real so badly

  • plus uncontrolled telekinesis. Didn’t she send out some sort of shockwave right before she levitated for the first time? And then weren’t some of the small objects around her floating?

    I think she might be developing into a powerful telekinetic. We’ve already been told that her strength and invulnerability is psychic in nature.

  • Mystery girl

    The confrontation at last!

  • Lostman

    You been on a killing spree for the few weeks and first you say is when to Alison “… what’s wrong with your shoulder?” also we now have three people with changed up super powers in the same and all have little self-control… this is going to be fun.

    • chaosvii

      Hey, man! Sometimes the first thing a serial killer notices are big changes in their coworker’s appearances!
      Personally, I’m looking forward to Mary complimenting Alison’s hair next.
      You know, casual conversational stuff that’s totally not a distraction from the pressing issues, like setting Chris up on a hot blind date 😛

  • Rod

    Ok, point taken, but still… she was only at Mary’s place to discover the plans originally because she was flying full-speed toward a confrontation at her apartment. Even if up until then Mary only turned invisible, as soon as Alison saw that she could create remote, independently-active illusions, she should have stepped back and reconsidered her approach.

    Then again, maybe she’ll surprise the crap out of me at how well she’s actually able to handle this.

  • Bo Lindbergh

    If Mary escapes this confrontation, Alison will start carrying dustbombs with her all the time for wide-area illusion disruption.

  • Johan

    That is an awesome idea 🙂

  • That’s an excellent lure, but I dunno if Al has enough subtlety to pull it off.

    Strength +5
    Constitution +5
    Wisdom -1

    • Graeme Sutton

      Arrogance +10. Contrary to what Paladin would have you believe, Hubris isn’t greek for uppity and it isn’t rewarded, Hubris is when you get so rich/powerful/smart/sexy that you think the laws of reality and common sense don’t apply to you, and Ali’s got a terminal case. Just ask Napoleon, no man could beat him, but he went down when his own hubris impacted the cold hard facts of geography and demographics, or this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality-based_community:

      The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based
      community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions
      emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” … “That’s
      not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an
      empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re
      studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again,
      creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how
      things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will
      be left to just study what we do.”
      -Karl Rove demonstrates my point.

    • Moddey Dhoo

      Intelligence: 0
      Charisma: -2
      Dexterity: -1

      • Graeme Sutton

        Intelligence +1 at least I should think.

  • Johan

    “I just flew so fast I dislocated it”
    “That’s badass”
    “I know right?”

  • Mishyana

    Part of me wonders how much she actually injured herself. There’s a great moment in Grant Morrison’s brilliant series Vimanarama where this immortal superhero who has spent his entire existence utterly invincible suddenly has that invincibility removed and is cut by a passing leaf blown by the wind.