Comic 328 - Leave

Posted on 4th Sep 2017, 6:36 PM in Unfathomable Hate

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Morgenstern 4th Sep 2017, 6:36 PM edit delete
You decide it's probably time to get out of Michelle's head.

You wander back through the darkness, following the sloughed off skin and tissue back to the locker door.

You barely notice him in your peripheral as you step out, just in time to dodge a punch.

Even his stray swing hits with enough force to dent the locker. You barely manage to avoid taking the hit to the face.

"You wasn't supposed to know," he says, his teeth clenching his cigarette. "You got more important things to be worried about than some dumb tube cop!"

You can see his eyes twitching, moving, behind his tinted lenses.

Not two eyes.



Mochi 4th Sep 2017, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
she's not just some dumb tube cop! she's our friend!

kick his ass!
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
The blood...the blood...

I mean...

Kick his ass! Kick his ass! :D
rufiangel 4th Sep 2017, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Holy smokes I wasn't expecting that!! O_O

This is... Michelle's personal demon? I think? One that keeps telling her she's not worth caring about because she's just expendable lab meat with a short lifespan. One that keeps feeding her lies. -_- Gosh I want to kill this thing forever.

I don't know if we have the capability of destroying the jerk with brute force. We do have an axe, but... I dunno. Would yelling at it work? XD;;;
Kitty 4th Sep 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
I feel like we need to do the shounen protagonist thing of fighting AND yelling. Use our axe to show him the purity of our spirit! Fuel every strike with the power of our love for our friends! Prove to him that we shall fight with all our heart for the people we cherish!
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
I didn't see Kitty's post until I refreshed, but it gave me the most brilliant idea. When Prophet put spiders in Michelle's head, we helped her by telling her the spiders weren't real, that they were just part of his tricks. What if we fight him, and while we do so, scream to Michelle that this is just like those spiders before. He's in her head, trying to hurt her, trying to make her afraid, but he's not real. Vasquez is dead and gone, and she can be rid of him here too.
rufiangel 4th Sep 2017, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
My friends! It looks like we've finally found a spider in need of squashing. And here we are without our combat boots. I think we should try to draw on Caius's combat experience, put this guy in his place.

I don't know if this suggestion will be practical, but we still seem to be able to control things we bleed into. If we get the chance, we should put our blood in this dream-Vasquez and command him to never speak to Michelle ever again.
Mochi 4th Sep 2017, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
he wasn't too keen on the idea of syncing and i don't think there's a way for us to get a definitive answer as to whether or not he's alright with helping us while we're in michelle's mind. if there is, we can ask him, while we do our best to hold off spider-vasquez.
Baeronius 4th Sep 2017, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Is it safe to destroy things in another person's mind? Who knows.
If this thing is some kind of defense mechanism it would be... somewhat of a disaster to destroy it.
If it's a torment or trauma it might do some good.

Either way we need to get past him to reach the door.
Having played Psychonauts, I can assume you can either fight it... or talk to it... to destroy it.
♪♫Combat Music - Psychonauts
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
I hear what you're saying, but notice what MM said about this Vasquez having more than two eyes. Have we seen ANY spiders in here? No. Isn't that weird to you?

Might this be the "spider" we were expecting?
Baeronius 4th Sep 2017, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
I'm just saying, brute force inside the mind can simply multiply the problem.
Imagine if every cut causes him to split in two. He's an illusion, so there is no need for him to have mass or physical grounding to do so.

If you could just shove a fear, you'd think Michelle would have done this long ago. She's the one who terminated him, yet he still remains... here.

I mean, it would be very coincidental, if destroying the malevolence found within each character's mind also removed the Prophet's ability to manipulate their minds...
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
You make a strong case. Very well then. Let us defend ourselves, but try to focus on overcoming him ideologically (being better than him and helping Michelle surpass him) while we call out to Michelle.
Zeddy 4th Sep 2017, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Call for Michelle.
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Yes, call for Michelle.
Baeronius 4th Sep 2017, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
"Only you can face your inner demons."

"But your friends can help you through it"

Michelle seems like a great choice for this.
PurpleKetchup 4th Sep 2017, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
Michelle isn't dumb.
She's also not a exactly a cop anymore.
Jane will help her pet situation, and her... expiration date as well.
Forecast is sunny with lots of hugs.

I think crushing Vasquez is a job best left for Michelle herself.
Jane should simply help her do it.
Is there a way to summon hospital-Michelle somewhere in the mindscape ? Maybe next to the statue ?
rufiangel 4th Sep 2017, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
"forecast is sunny with lots of hugs" <-- <333
2FABZ 4th Sep 2017, 7:19 PM edit delete reply