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Alexis_Royce, September 24th, 2017, 7:36 am

Ah, so that was his plan, fool your opponent and steal his wallet/money clip so you have his identity.

This is, of course, difficult to pull off, because of the panic from having your wind pipe shut off. But if you're especially cowardly like Kinesis, going limp was already on the to-do list.

Coloring by Megan this week!

User Comments:
Merrsharr, September 24th, 2017, 1:37 am

When someone chokes you and you can't escape, pretend you're dead. Most people don't choke people regularily and stop too early.

Deonis, September 24th, 2017, 2:43 am

Choking is a really poor way of knocking people out. Either they're out cold for only a few seconds or they've been given permanent brain-damage.

Deonis, September 24th, 2017, 7:26 am

@Hydra: Knocking someone out is always more difficult than often depicted.
Stuff like chloroform actually takes minutes rather than seconds and in boxing matches KO's generally don't last for much longer then the 10-count, not including daze and confusion from damage build-up.
The human body is suprisingly resilient if you haven't guessed that yet.
There's ofcourse also stuff like anesthetic and morfine, which are quite reliable in putting people under for longer periods of time. Even so, the effect is reached is more by numbing the mind and body rather than complete unconciousness.

There, a somewhat seriously considered answer for a non-serious question. :)

Hydra, September 24th, 2017, 3:45 am

@Deonis: How would you do it then? XD

dracone, September 24th, 2017, 5:33 am

Rule one of fighting super villains, always keep an eye on them, even when you're sure they're incapacitated. Rule 2 of fighting super villains, never turn your back to them, especially if you're sure they're no longer a threat. Rule 3 of fighting super villains, always assume the villain is a threat, even when they are incapacitated or incarcerated. Rule 4 of fighting super villains, double check on rules one through three.

Please note this not an official list, it's just a pragmatic list I came up with some time ago. And that's only 1 through 4 anyway

HamPlan (Guest), September 24th, 2017, 8:54 am

Kinny looks like he just got out of an insane Asylum...
Or me when I wake up after 5 hours of sleep...

HamPlan (Guest), September 24th, 2017, 9:17 am

What are the superhero ranks?
I'd think that it would start out at C or D rank, but since Kevin is the only superhero he gets a quick path to B rank. S rank would be obviously the top tier, but Flagship would probably be a subsection of sorts

Alexis_Royce, September 24th, 2017, 11:24 am

@HamPlan: The Flagship team is populated mostly with S-ranks. D rank is for weak or newly registered heroes. Someone with a lot of power but little tactical knowledge or control over those powers would be put in D.

People with weird or otherwise unmarketable powers are also put in D. If they're amazingly powerful, maybe they'll make C. Remember, The Company doesn't care about saving the world. They care about making money.

Kevin's an attractive twenty-something with a power that effectively grants him flight and super strength. He also got his start in clean territory, so he's The Company's chance to open up Urbane as a new market. Also, they now have him sunk deeply in their debt machine, giving them financial control. This gets him upgraded immediately to B.

If Kevin knew that he were getting these opportunities based on anything but ability and gumption, he'd be appalled. Though, really, he's already appalled. And, maybe, he kinda already knows.

ElyssaJM, September 24th, 2017, 9:26 am

I'm learning an awful lot about choking someone in the comments

Alexis_Royce, September 24th, 2017, 11:14 am

@ElyssaJM: In the past ten years, I've learned a lot about writing comics, drawing comics, and comic readers. And every week, I keep learning more about all three.

abibliboop (Guest), September 25th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Knowing how anti-touch he is, and how deviously far thinking he is, it isn't outside the realm of possibility that he had a TK buffer tightly around his own neck and was using the glass to show off and distract from the fact he wasn't actually being choked. Not that I don't think faking being unconscious is a good move... but it depends too strongly on fighting the natural panic reaction to lack of oxygen or trusting the good guy to not go too far, either intentionally or accidentally.
Also, it makes me wonder if he is trying to get the identity, or just stealing the money so he can't make the apology nachos (they are THAT good after all).

Alexis_Royce, September 25th, 2017, 8:23 pm

@abibliboop: Hahahaha; he’s totally going for the ID (this situation doesn’t favor him, better to deal with Amazingman at a time and place of his choosing), but I just ADORE the pettiness of Kinesis going this out of his way to hurt Kevin in such a personal way. He totally would, the jerk.

abibliboop (Guest), September 25th, 2017, 9:31 pm

@Alexis_Royce: I am happy to be a go to source for pettiness should it ever be needed. 8^D

Also just noticed, from the pose in the last panel is Kinesis pulling himself down the aisle for a get away?

D and Ns, September 28th, 2017, 6:25 pm

Well, that was a lot more thought out than I thought. I still think Kinesis would've benefitted more from not initiating this confrontation, but I appreciate his thought process. I look forward to what comes next.

HamPlan (Guest), September 28th, 2017, 9:56 pm

For you who watch outdated movies or ended comics
"Don't move or the bunny gets it" anyone?

HamPlan (Guest), September 28th, 2017, 9:58 pm

I just realized how simple this is.
"If you move, I will smash your ID with tons of glass. Then, I slice off assorted organs."
Or maybe
"By the time you get to me you will have a couple hundred shards embedded in your then soon-to-be corpse."

HamPlan (Guest), September 30th, 2017, 3:58 pm

Do you think Kinny could push air with telekinesis, as it is lighter than his weight limit?
In theory he could actually fly that way; one need not lift themselves if they can move the air so that it is nearly solid.

Broken Gear (Guest), October 1st, 2017, 5:13 am

That actually poses an interesting question: What is the upper speed limit of the thing Kinny moves? And how small can the object be?
Imagine: Kinny shooting nails or sewing needles almost at 340 m/s.
Or air at such speeds that it tears through a human body.
And that's why TK can be an OP power.

Alexis_Royce, October 13th, 2017, 12:44 pm

@Broken Gear: Needles were originally Kinesis' weapon! He was going to control a cloud of them and just rip people apart. In a side comic, he tried to attack Joey from Mortifer with them.

But that would be incredibly gory. And don't get me wrong, it would look awesome. But I try to keep EP down to a PG-13 rating. Maybe I'll do it in another comic someday. Maybe Sire.

HamPlan (Guest), October 7th, 2017, 8:35 pm

Well, he is no more dexterous than normal so he would be prone to fumbling. However, assuming it is something with a wide easy to grip handle and a sharp point, he could make his own armor piercing bullets of anything else. I would have to assume Kinny should have trouble with wrapping his head around air as lots of individual parts being thrown at once due to the fluidity of air.
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