Icarus reaches the sun AND THEN PUNCHES IT
YOURS IS THE FIST THAT WILL PIERCE THE SUN.
Delicious deadly poison.
Actually any of those drinks, even the water, can be a deadly poison in sufficient quantity.
Show that wussy sun who’s boss Icarus!
Gah! A robot with a sense of humour! I hate those, they remind me of Claptrap.
Aw. But … Claptrap! He’s the best!
Best at getting shot!
also: surviving getting shot. I don’t know how advanced voice synthesis is supposed to be in this world, but I really enjoy imagining that the robot isn’t using any of the correct inflections to convey that these things it’s saying are jokes. Like the programmer thoroughly enjoys messing with people.
I did when he said “Deadly Poison”.
Per GLaDOS “It’s your old friend, Deadly Neurotoxin”
Show that sun who’s boss! What’s it done for us lately?
I hope we get to see Paladin’s armor.
Receptionist Bot has the solution to all of your needs, however sinister they may be.
Haha, I’m really excited for this scene. Alison already looks like a fish out of water. Time to face those overwhelming inadequacies all us young adults try to punch into submission.
I was thinking more of Paranoia
You know, I believe that super scientists have a way bigger chance of changing the world than people with other superpowers. Super scientists will completely shape society with their inventions. are you planning on reflecting this on the comic?
I’m enjoying some deadly poison right now
That robot sure is trying to make visitors run away. I sorta can imagine why
I think that’s the point. Icarus is often used as a parable about the dangers of technology, essentially accusing those who pursue higher technology of hubris. Icarus punching the sun is a rejection of that kind of Luddism.
That is an excellent interpretation – I bet you got it right on!
I see the intent behind the symbolism but knowing how these things tend to go in comics, I can’t help but have a bad feeling about it…. “Everyone knows this character came to a bad end, but I won’t because I totally won’t make the same mistakes!” rarely pans out.
“Icarus, my son, you must be wary of the sea, for the waves will wash you away. Yet, you too must be wary of the sun, for-”
“I’LL SHOW YOU, DAD”
“I’M MY OWN ME”
“What are you-”
“…I invented a child that can punch the sun, what am I doing screwing around with these wings?”
Alison’s invulnerable. Does that extend to poisons?
I mean, if the robot’s any indication then Paladin is going to enjoy unsettling her. She should return the favour by quietly sipping a cyanide-laced tea.
Was wondering about that : immortal… but what about poison gas ? what about just depriving her of O² to make her faint, if anything ?