Comic 339 - Be prepared to shoot

Posted on 6th Sep 2017, 6:11 PM in Unfathomable Hate
Be prepared to shoot

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Morgenstern 6th Sep 2017, 6:11 PM edit delete
You describe the fluid in the syringe to Fuse. He takes a second to consider it... and then shakes his head. "Not ringing any bells."

You warn Dr. Finch about what he's wandering into, and you tell him to be ready to start shooting. You also ask if he could check the phone for any unusual numbers before he tosses it--but definitely toss it before leaving, as it may be chipped.

Dr. Finch steps into the living room, gun drawn.

The man grunts, strains, his body tenses.

His chest heaves as he breathes harder and harder.

And then

he slumps to the ground.

He simply lays there, no longer moving.

The cell phone rings.


Kitty 6th Sep 2017, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy.

Is there any kind of technology that could be used to harm/control/otherwise to something nasty to people via sound waves or over the phone somehow? If we can't think of anything like that that we know of, or if we think our blood might protect Finch from it, I suspect we ought to answer the phone just to see what the hell is going on. And duck, while doing so-- don't want to fall victim to the old "sniper shoots the person who answers the phone" trick.
Kitty 6th Sep 2017, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Also, in Dr. Finch's expert medical opinion, what the hell happened to that guy?
Kitty 6th Sep 2017, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Also also, we should probably ask Agent Fed "what the hell happened to that guy?" in case she saw more than we did from her vantage point.
Baeronius 6th Sep 2017, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Well.... actually there are devices that can harm or incapacitate people by using audio frequencies.

They require custom-built objects though, and most are very large in implementation.
Take for example the incident in Cuba very recently, where some US people came back with hearing loss and disorientation, etc.

These phones may be custom built... if they are custom chipped. So... It might be a possibility.
Guest 6th Sep 2017, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Did... did he just die?
Mochi 6th Sep 2017, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
what… the fuck.

don't answer it. chances are it's either shirai or TH on the other end. hand it to miss agent. as of now, they don't know that the feds are involved either. let whether or not the phone is answered fall to her.
rufiangel 6th Sep 2017, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
You're so cool, Dr. Finch <3 don't worry, you're doing fine!

I don't trust that this guy is going to stay floored for too long. Don't put the gun away just yet, keep an eye on the guy. Ask Fed lady what's going on, yep.

If we answer the phone, set it to speakerphone. If we think it's better to leave it unanswered, I can agree with that, too. Either way, it's ominous.
Wing Eye 6th Sep 2017, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
Have the agent answer the phone, but have Dr. Finch say some cool one-liner like "I think its for you"
Bubblefish 6th Sep 2017, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
The odd syringes may not be drugs at all. They could be some kind of toxin. Since classic methods of killing people (smashing body parts until the system fails) seem to not work work with the lady.

Also having the operatives basically dying of a poison while raiding prevents them being permanently taken over.
Baeronius 6th Sep 2017, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
I hope that wasn't a cyanide/zombie serum.