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Page: 117
Issue: Unit-M - Issue 1
Post Date: 5th Jul 2021, 8:00 AM

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Anyone want to hazard a guess about what’s going on in panel 5? (The one where Meteor’s display goes topsy-turvy.)

5th Jul 2021, 8:17 AM

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I'm guessing since he's been so used to fighting his programming for so long, that this "new" re-programming is not going to be as successful as someone thought.

5th Jul 2021, 9:16 AM

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Something has to go awry, right? Maybe the next page is the last ;)

5th Jul 2021, 10:17 AM

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C-can I make a prediction?? I have an idea about what's going on in the last panel. At least I hope I'm right.

About panel 5, my color-3D-glasses say that in panel 5 the image is bent back :P
More seriously, it probably has to do with what Meteor whispered in the little panel on the previous page. Maybe... but the really BIG counter argument would be: Derringer created Meteor. At least according to my actual knowledge & assumptions. Derringer still has the mental link that lets him know what Meteor will do a split second before Meteor is doing it. Given that, how could anybody make any changes to Meteor's systems that Derringer wouldn't notice? And once he noticed a change, Derringer can undo it with ease because he has the original blueprints/plans.

6th Jul 2021, 5:37 AM

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>>Derringer still has the mental link that lets him know what Meteor will do a split second before Meteor is doing it. Given that, how could anybody make any changes to Meteor's systems that Derringer wouldn't notice? And once he noticed a change, Derringer can undo it with ease because he has the original blueprints/plans.

We still don't have the full story about how Meteor got away from Derringer in the first place. All we know is that there was some sort of terrible order he couldn't carry out that allowed him to break free of Derringer's control.

That said, he still needed additional help from Simon Molina and was still worried that the programming would reassert control.

It's never specified that it's a "mental link." Derringer says that he can "still tap some" of Meteor's "systems," which lets him "anticipate" and "counter" moves.

We don't know how this functions.

6th Jul 2021, 12:43 PM

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Oh, right. "Mental Link" might be too much of a simplification. Also, we don't know how much truth was in that statement, Derringer might have been bluffing... a bit... Alas, it seemed to work - well enough. We also don't know whether Derringer had help in Meteor's creation, and how much help, but again, he seems to know enough, and noticed the display that seems to be stuck in tactical mode. We also don't know what exactly Meteor did together with Simon Molina - and this is where my hopes lie.

But still. If this goes like I assume, I'd like to have an explanation for how they (Meteor and Simon) did it.

6th Jul 2021, 6:25 PM

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>> We also don't know whether Derringer had help in Meteor's creation…

Actually, we do. On page 44 Derringer confirms that he did work with the Blacksmith. We don’t know his exact role though.

>> We also don't know what exactly Meteor did together with Simon Molina - and this is where my hopes lie.

But still. If this goes like I assume, I'd like to have an explanation for how they (Meteor and Simon) did it.

An explanation is coming shortly. Hopefully it’s satisfactory 🤞. I’ve been slowly laying groundwork throughout the issue.

7th Jul 2021, 12:56 PM

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Ah! I ... well... thanks for the reminder... - I did not simply forget about it, once it became clear that Derringer projected images of the Blacksmith into Meteor's mind, I got doubts about whether the Blacksmith really existed or was some figment created by Derringer, a false memory to distract Meteor from himself.

On the other hand, now that I've seen the page again: Given the situation, why should Derringer lie?

>> ... slowly laying groundwork throughout the issue.

Heh, indeed. :D I'm so confused by the little details I missed and/or can't put in place that I hardly dare to make any theory (just for myself) about anything that isn't about to happen less than a second later :D The most unknown objects are the flying cameras (source-wise).

Can hardly wait for the explanation!

8th Jul 2021, 4:49 AM

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>>Heh, indeed. :D I'm so confused by the little details I missed and/or can't put in place that I hardly dare to make any theory (just for myself) about anything that isn't about to happen less than a second later :D

Yikes. What are some of the little details that turned out to be not so little and confusing?

8th Jul 2021, 7:02 AM

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First, Derringer walks in at Unit-M and asks for help - apparently no one has a clue about who he really is. Thinking about it, even Blackout, who worked for him, seems to not know that he was the (co-)creator of Meteor. And Meteor seems to have zero memory about Derringer. So they go on to the rescue mission. Flying cameras here and there - wtf? Then the Blacksmith appears out of nowhere and vanishes. It turns out the Blacksmith is not real - at that point I got doubts about the Blacksmith's very existence. Derringer knocks Meteor out, who could do that, Meteor took out an FML team by just looking at them (so to say) - so, what's Derringer's power level?

There's nothing wrong with all that, it's just that the collection of events kinda threw me off.

8th Jul 2021, 10:45 PM

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>> First, Derringer walks in at Unit-M and asks for help - apparently no one has a clue about who he really is.

Is that so surprising? There are lots of wealthy and powerful people that have illegal side hustles that stay under the radar.

>>Thinking about it, even Blackout, who worked for him, seems to not know that he was the (co-)creator of Meteor.

From what we’ve seen, I think it’s safe to say that Meteor’s creation was an off-the-books project.

Irongate (Derringer’s company) must be pretty big to have this kind of tech (and to own an island). It doesn’t seem unreasonable that Blackout would be in the dark about this.

>>And Meteor seems to have zero memory about Derringer.

As we’ve learned, Meteor doesn’t have any memories of his past, and only a few fragments of when he was under Derringer’s control.

>> Flying cameras here and there - wtf?

WTF indeed.

>>Then the Blacksmith appears out of nowhere and vanishes. It turns out the Blacksmith is not real - at that point I got doubts about the Blacksmith's very existence.

Point taken. The Blacksmith stuff is confusing.

>>Derringer knocks Meteor out, who could do that, Meteor took out an FML team by just looking at them (so to say) - so, what's Derringer's power level?

Meteor’s concussion beams, while powerful, aren’t any good if he can’t hit Derringer with them.

9th Jul 2021, 7:40 AM

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