Issue 7 - Page 17

26th Oct 2018, 6:00 PM in Into the Darkness - Part 3
Issue 7 - Page 17
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Steven-Vincent 26th Oct 2018, 6:00 PM edit delete
Liberty Lass finally got a good hit in on Nightchantress, along with a nice Knockback roll. ;)
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Deoxy 26th Oct 2018, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
Meh, I don't think Liberty Lass would really mind all that much...

Now, what got hit by the bullets that bounced OFF of her, she might mind quite a bit.
Steven-Vincent 26th Oct 2018, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Aegis does not use bullets. They have energy blasters. Probably still wouldn't hurt her that much but, they are way more powerful than regular bullets.
Comic Fan 27th Oct 2018, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
I know you created this universe, but I disagree about the "regular bullets" thing, and that's based on the very parameters of the world you've created here. Bear with me as I go through a little thought-exercise...

High speed projectiles do tend to make things leak pretty profusely. And their ownership (and that of the devices used to launch said projectiles) is of course protected as indicated by our Second Amendment because this city is within the borders of the United States.

I'm not so sure Nightchantress would be completely immune to ballistic hole-punchers or some other street-level form of force-multiplier that would be deployed by law enforcement. Or a regular citizen defending life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness, whether his own or that of another.

If Nightchantress were immune to "regular things", bullets or other, then she'd be able to just take whatever she wants at any time and from whomever she wants to take it. She's a criminal, and criminals don't abide by laws. They will also violate social contracts when they're no longer convenient or when there's no real consequence to their violation.

Hmmm, considering all that, if you're a criminal and an invulnerable one at that, then I wonder: Why bother with any work-for-hire from corrupt politicians in the first place?

So my logic goes that Nightchantress either has SOME vulnerabilities and she knows it, or she has no vulnerabilities and she either doesn't know it or she's biding social contracts because she's a criminal with poor reasoning skills. I think the former is the case, because she doesn't strike me as a rube.

A related question: Do reasonable people conceal carry in this city? If I recall, this particular state doesn't allow open carry. But concealed carry might make for an interesting plot line to explore in a future issue.

An unrelated question: Nightchantress sure was heading fast towards that car. Why didn't we get to see her pick up some contusions? Or at least say "Oof!" or "Ow!"? :)
Steven-Vincent 27th Oct 2018, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
I never said Nightchantress was completely immune to bullets (at least not her physical body). I was responding to someone above who said that Aegis probably doesn't have to worry about holding their fire to protect Liberty Lass. If they're using regular bullets, that'd be true. I was pointing out that Aegis uses high-powered energy weapons not bullets, and they probably aren't sure whether those weapons would hurt LL. As readers WE know her powers. Aegis, not necessarily.

Back to Nightchantress... if you look closely at the scenes of the street battle with her in them (before LL shows up or when TJ shows up), you will hopefully notice that Nighty is using force walls to protect herself from both Aegis blasters AND police bullets. She wouldn't do that if the bullets would bounce off. She's tough, but she's not LL tough in terms of her physical body. Notice too, that when LL tried to punch her in the earlier issue, she blocked it with, again, a force wall. her force walls are tough enough to withstand bullets, not her body.

Obviously nobody has "no vulnerabilities" and Nightchantress has them just like anyone else (we've seen some of Abby's in this very arc). Liberty Man has already hinted at what her main vulnerability might be...
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