Comic 1001 - Burn the monster

Posted on 7th May 2018, 5:33 PM in Hope
Burn the monster

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Morgenstern 7th May 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You motion to Michelle, who charges ahead and kicks the next door in. You also sync everyone with Michelle for accuracy's sake.

The monster focuses enough on whipping Caius that it slows down for a moment, long enough for Fuse to light it up. The creature gnashes its teeth harder as it bursts into flames, lashing out again... but this time hooking the edges of its bone on Caius's armor.

Caius stands his ground, grabbing onto the spiny limb for leverage--and cutting his palms in the process of trying to win the tug o' war. The creature spears its other limb into the ceiling to anchor it while it tries to reel Caius in.

"S'a pretty strong bastard for not havin' any muscles!," Caius yells. You can see his feet sliding across the floor--just barely, very slowly, but the creature is steadily outmuscling him. You could all make a break for the doors--you and Michelle going forward, Fuse and Caius going backward--if it weren't for Caius being firmly hooked.

Michelle turns and spins her gun back up. With the monster hanging from the ceiling, it's pretty well stuck in place. The creature lifts its tail from the floor.

Michelle opens up, firing a hail of bullets. Aiming upward, she doesn't risk hitting an ally or one of the acid-filled meat walls.

The monster spins its tail... rapidly. Like a giant fan. A couple of rounds make it through and penetrate the monster's torso, but others are bounced off, ricocheting and hitting the walls. A few of the shots whizz by you and the others, and a few other bullets hit dangerously close to the walls.

"Holy shit," Fuse exclaims.

"Are you for real right now?!," yells Michelle. "Its bones are bulletproof, and it's fast enough to do THAT."

"And," Caius yells back, still struggling to keep himself from being pulled to the thing, "it's strong enough that I ain't ripped it outta tha damn ceiling and wrecked its face yet!"

Amidst all this, the thing is still burning. Slowly, but burning nonetheless.

And the walls continue to inch inward.

Comments:

Portal In Time 7th May 2018, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Wait, this is BLOOD! Not acid, not goop, but BLOOD. We can work with this!

If we shot a syringe at just the right moment, we could release Caius on his own free will, and have a powerful (albeit temporary) tool at our disposal afterwards!
chaosblitz 7th May 2018, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
yes, let's try that!
Guest 7th May 2018, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
It could have radioactive blood, or it could be like the cyborg.
Xylas_Incarnum 7th May 2018, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
.... Come to think of it the way the first one actually died was being crushed by the vent wasn't it?
Cuttlefish 7th May 2018, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Unplug Jane’s gun from her arm, plug it into an acid wall, and shoot the monster with acid darts.
Portal In Time 7th May 2018, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
! That's really cool too! But from what I remember, wasn't there no trigger, so it was fired with your mind?
Cuttlefish 7th May 2018, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Looking back to page 954 where we tried out the gun for the first time, plugging it in to Jane’s arm balanced and made the gun less awkward feeling, but it definitely mentioned squeezing a trigger when firing the dart!
Leafia_Barrett 7th May 2018, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Leafia_Barrett
It doesn't appear to have acid blood - blood it!
Blue_Elite 7th May 2018, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
Glad I overthought the last plan.

I'd say just have Fuse help Caius as Caius is just barely losing, but then there's still the matter of the meat/acid walls. Really need to make Mr. Whippit die faster.

Have Jane just fire the pistol at it. Individual bullets will result in less collateral damage and still distract its tail. If Fuse can make the thing more on fire, that'd be ideal as well (he can put out flames, can he... intensify them?).
Guest 7th May 2018, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
Why didn't Michelle keep the laser gun?
Madd 7th May 2018, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Madd
Because it was running our of ammo, and couldn't pierce the armor of the Bio-printer on it's own. So we had to turn it into a bomb to escape.
Guest 7th May 2018, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh
undeadDreamer 7th May 2018, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Remember when we boosted Caius for the cage fight? Let's do that. Let's also try to blood the thing.
Cuttlefish 7th May 2018, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Can we do something with Fuse’s cool robot leg I just remembered existed? Have Caius lift him up for a sweet robotkick?
Madd 7th May 2018, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Madd
Blood the monster and use it to kill the walls.
Guest 7th May 2018, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
low priority now, but a sample of that bone alone would be worth the trip. imagine making armor out of that.
Guest 7th May 2018, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Next Time we enter let's bring some plastic bottles to try to store the acid as a weapon and use it as a last resort.
Guest 7th May 2018, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Also, make some bone machetes or something so that you can use it while close combat. And while we are at it can we make some bone bullets?