Comic 596 - Level Fuse

Posted on 17th Nov 2017, 8:58 PM in Ghosts
Level Fuse

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Morgenstern 17th Nov 2017, 8:58 PM edit delete
You give Fuse a dose of your imitation level.

You frantically update the others on what's going on. Michelle and Caius start to rush into the school, but you tell them to wait--at this point, their presence might just give Edison more hostages. You're not confident that brute force or even guns would affect her.

You rush out into the hall just as Fuse is running out of the cafeteria. He turns and lights the floor on fire, creating a barrier between himself and the door.

Edison begins to force her way through the door. You notice that she doesn't glide through solid objects very smoothly--she has to deliberately "shove" herself through them, placing her palms on the door to help push herself out.

"She she she has to be some sort of electro-magnetic or digital construct," Dr. Finch speculates. "Or or or perhaps electrical signals isolated from their neurons and given a physical form--a figment or or or sort of tangible memory of a real person. That a containment unit exists suggests something is capable of stopping her, but without analyzing it personally I can't say whether it's merely the density of the metal or some special material--"

Edison pulls herself out of the door, but stops at the fire. You propose a new game, where if you win everyone gets to leave.

"But I want to kill someone!," Edison insists.

You suggest that, instead of killing you and Fuse, there are other people that deserve her ire. Once Shirai returns she'll no doubt stuff Edison back in the tube and cart her off somewhere else to be used again, or just keep her in captivity like Zone 50 did. Shirai isn't a good person--there's no way she plans to just let Edison roam free.

"Oh, I know," Edison replies. "I'm going to kill Miss Shirai, too, upon her return.

I'm going to kill e v e r y b o d y.

I'm going to do looots of sewing!"

You ask--mentally--if it's even possible for Fuse to light Edison on fire. He answers as quietly as he can, glancing back to you.

"I have to have something to light on fire. It's like she's not even there."

Edison turns, and begins to sink into the wall.


lil Joshu 17th Nov 2017, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Tell her she can kill some time?

Maybe also point out to her that people are more boring if they're dead?
skybirds15 17th Nov 2017, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Magnets! how do they work?

Seems we could kill her using a magnet. Like if we throw one at her. Assuming she's not some sort of projection, that should get rid of her. And good riddance.
PurpleKetchup 17th Nov 2017, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Ok, ask her to play hide and seek while asking why she wants to kill someone.
Does she need to kill someone ? If so, why ?
Or is it just her being whimsical ? Berate that and explain that any life is important.

All while openly telling her to play hide and seek.
Wierdweblurker 17th Nov 2017, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Whatever we do next, we need that containment unit, preferably without endangering one of the two people who could easily lift it. Carry Jury's head out, we can rebuild her later (we have the technology). As for the containment unit... Can we flood Fuse's veins with adrenaline and have him carry it out? He'll be a bit sore afterwards, but a painkiller effect can solve that.
Xylas_Incarnum 17th Nov 2017, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Shirai you rich idiot woman. You've unleashed a monster that may well doom us all.
If we survive this we really should look into making the entire party as, well, unlikely to actually be killed as Jane. Granted that doesn't mean that our rag-tag group of heroes won't be capable of going insane from getting killed, but it'd help.

..... Think we can hit Edison if we used something made out of tin/aluminum..... or maybe trap them in some kinda capacitor.
rufiangel 17th Nov 2017, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Fuse, precious boo, thank goodness you're alright ;v;

Could we light the wall she's trying to sink through on fire, and kind of "contain" her in a circle of it maybe? ;; she can't be lit directly but she does seem to not like having to touch anything too hot. Edison is too dangerous to not find some way of restraining >_> if she's really a memory, maybe there are certain triggers? Hmm...

Also as a side-note, where's Jury's head? >_> poor Jury...
Blue_Elite 17th Nov 2017, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
Whelp, that also means no blooding and possibly no appealing to emotions (if she's just a fragment of a personality given form, she might not even HAVE compassion).

Well, if murder is the only option (hide and seek with us seeking or hangman would still be preferred), try spraying the fire extinguisher at her. All we have to do really is get her to not-kill us and get away with Jury's parts. If the fire extinguisher feels "unpleasant" at the very least we can try using that to get away.
Mochi 17th Nov 2017, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
she's made of electricity, and currently half stuck in a wall. can we short her out with the water-based fire extinguisher we're carrying? maybe as she's in the process of coming out of the wall closer to us, so we have a smaller chance of missing? if i remember correctly it's pretty low on juice.

failing that, pick up the container and drop it over her like trapping a spider in a cup. then, kick it over and slap the lid on it.
Blue_Elite 17th Nov 2017, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
"she's made of electricity, and currently..."
I see what you did there. X3
rufiangel 17th Nov 2017, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I am all for attempting some damage with the fire extinguisher too. -v-)/
Akasha 17th Nov 2017, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
I'm also one for putting the fire extinguisher to use against Edison as well. I'm curious to see how much of effect that'll have, anyways.
Portal In Time 17th Nov 2017, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
I guess using the fire extinguisher would be our best bet, then immediately scoop her up into the tube.
Auron 17th Nov 2017, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
Throw tin foil at her!
Swagner 17th Nov 2017, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
German suplex the container onto Edison.

(Or, if that's impractical, just drop it over her head regularly. But you could probably get the relevant WWE skills out of Caius's head if Blondie or Fuse want to be stylish.)

May as well see if the fire extinguisher shorts her out first, though.
Guest 20th Dec 2017, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
What if it's another Prophet situation where Edison isn't actually there, but it's just her starting signals in axons to perceive her there, the whole psychic invisibility note seems too specific to have it just be a random meaningless that Dr. Finch just happened to say