Comic 125 - Malpractice Makes Imperfect: Setting the Stage
13th Aug 2014, 9:20 PM
Malpractice Makes Imperfect: Setting the Stage
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Dr. Gardevoir edit delete
Dr. Gardevoir
The person who usually puts these things up is writing an essay so they asked me to fill in.
I agreed to help judge the potential surgeons but a worrying amount of applicants were people I already met as their psychiatrist. No spoiler to say this try-out session was a bit of a disaster.

And for what it's worth Audino, I liked your decorations.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
This one was a doozy! X_X

Time for another game! Can you name all 18 cameos? (minus Kano) Props to whoever gets the beaver.

Hahahaha... ha. Ugh. This took soooo long to draw! I hate being a cameo whore. DX (Though, to be fair, the script called for "a lineup of less than ethical practitioners.")
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
Fun fact, I don't know anybody here. At all. Freaking casuals.

I'm gonna take a wild guess here though. That beaver is totally from No Good Gofers. I can feel it in my Dry Bones.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
I only recognize like 5 people in this line up and-
Oh my God is that Director Hotti?

Uh, anyways, sorry guys but my compy's been sent away for repairs so colors probably won't be up for a few days.
It's been very busy and hectic on my side of things and there's some stuff I need to get done that I can't when my computer keeps crashing.
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
Okay... I recognize Faust from Guilty Gear, Cutman from Megaman, Mad Scienstein from Dr. Mario, and... Fuyuhiko Date from Cave Story?! What on earth is he doing here?
User comments:
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
The surgeon simulator guy is there, I can't see it, but I can feel his presence
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
For what it's worth, he'll definitely be showing up. ;)
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
The surgeon simulator guy is there, I can't see it, but I can feel his presence
I before A except after K (Guest) edit delete reply
Nah, Dr. Qwop couldn't even make it out the front door.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
I kind of fear how Jedah Dohma does his surgery.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
imageSo do I.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
Nice gif. I may borrow that as my avatar.

As for cameos, I recognize Raine Sage from Tales of Symphonia talking to a Bisharp in panel 4. Aside from Jedah and Cut Man, that's all of the ones I know without looking them up.
DragonMaster77 edit delete reply
DragonMaster77
My guess is Kano's is going to be surprising as to why he wants to be a surgeon
1412 edit delete reply
1412
Henry? But he can't use swords normally! I certainly hope he reclassed before coming here...
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
The only potential surgeon that I trust out of this whole lineup is the one hangin out discreetly behind Roll's speech bubble In panel 3.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Seriously? I wouldn't trust Fruit Ninja with a sandwich, let alone my operation! >_>
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Of course.
He's so precise in all of his actions.
Like a ninja.
If only there were more ninjas
that were also medical practitioners.
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
Isn't there a webcomic about that?
Also, I think I would trust Faust. He's a pretty good doctor...for a nine foot crazyman wearing a bag on his head...who violates all conventional laws of physics...and used to be a serial killer...
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Dude's way too much into Kancho for me to trust his fingers being anywhere near me.
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
Good point.
Koopario edit delete reply
Koopario
Out of all of those? I think I'd trust the Bisharp.
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
Then I dare you to compare surgery to chess.
MisterM edit delete reply
MisterM
I can.
Chess is a game->Operation is a game->Game about surgery->Surgery

Take THAT, science.
Tzauri (Guest) edit delete reply
The only person I can identify in the crowd is Hojo.
Sir Knight DecemNoc (Guest) edit delete reply
This kinda reminds me of Chapter 4 in Trauma Center New Blood. Where the main characters go on a Game show / Reality show where they do operations live
Ryko (Guest) edit delete reply
I see either a Hojo (FF7) or a Kozaky (Yu-Gi-Oh!), kinda hard to tell the difference.
ekimmak (Guest) edit delete reply
Wait a minute.

Is that Henry from Fire Emblem: Awakening in there?

... yeah. We're in trouble.
Cubase (Guest) edit delete reply
Cutman? I call nepotism. Also, I see the doctor character from Phoenix Wright in panel 6.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
But now we get to the real question: who amongst these applicants is joining the main cast?

Never mind, it's probably someone that comes in last minute.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Spoilers: It's totally Jedah.
Just imagine all the wacky hijinks that could ensue!
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
I smell shenanigans around the corner.

They smell like... the many corpses of Roger.
GardeBlaze (Guest) edit delete reply
I recognize only the Bisharp in the crowd. I guess I don't play many games that involve characters who could be surgeons then.
model S edit delete reply
model S
I vote cutman.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
I want to be the first to say it in the comments... Meta Knight. in the new Smash Bros.

Anyone else fearing this within your hype?
J (Guest) edit delete reply
I spy Kyoko Minazuki.

Let's face it, she's a darn good doctor, and a lot better fit for the position than anyone in that last panel.
Blueflamingo (Guest) edit delete reply
I guess asking for a sane surgon from a video game is like asking for a good queen from disney movies. And yes, I am aware that Nala from the Lion King, two queens in A Bug's Life, and Elsa from Frozen where good queens, but MOST Disney queens are evil.
the wind (Guest) edit delete reply
I spy fruit ninja, cutman, a bisharp, and two bagged peoples.

I vote for cutman, He's reading up.
Koopario edit delete reply
Koopario
Wait, we need a side comic about the surgeons we DO have if Audino did all that. Plus Roll's one-liner.
...unless, that is, White Mage is already there. And Black Mage but let's be honest here. Then again, I'm sure he kept that Wheezing pretty frozen...
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
White Mage isn't a surgeon, she's after-treatment-care (she gets them out of bed faster due to magic).

And Black Mage is... what does Black Mage do? Reception? Because that's the last thing I know of that he might be doing.

(Head Nurse is Chansey, with Audino being a junior Nurse, both of whom he can't understand. Roll's been seen in Reception, but she's primarily Management from what I've seen. Looking back, both Black and White Mage were employed as nurses, so he probably gets called in for dealing with patients who can't understand Chansey and Audino, but need someone to talk them through what they're going to do. Also to help clean the patients, because that's a big part of what I believe Nurses do, look after the patients so the Doctor's can treat more than one patient at a time).
Xeno (Guest) edit delete reply
Who is that man with the eyeball on the giant forehead?
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
That's Doctor from Cave Story, It's not his forehead, it's the Demon Crown. (though the color makes it hard to see where his glasses stop and the crown starts)
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I recognized him too. I don't recognize many of these doctors but I know enough about video games to worry. My bet is that Raine is one of the few who they even consider after the first glance.

I wonder if they start the process by telling anyone with a surgical tool larger than their head to leave.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I'd reccomend the guy from "Trauma Center: Under the knife" but that's just me. Be funnier to have a less effective surgeon, no?
KathiraNarae (Guest) edit delete reply
I fully expect the Medic to show up in this arc at some point.
A.J. (Guest) edit delete reply
The only four I recognize are Cutman, Kano, Bisharp, and, my personal favorite, Dr. Fuji from FFVII!
A.J. (Guest) edit delete reply
Whoops, make that Dr. Hojo, not Dr. Fuji... don't know why I bunked that so bad :/
Ivresse (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm kind of surprised that Valentine from Skullgirls isn't one of the applicants...or would she probably traumatise the staff with her outfit?
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Oh my gosh, there's still SIX characters left unnamed. Maybe I need to cut down on the esoteric cameos... >_<;

I'll give you a hint by listing the consoles they first appeared on, from left to right:

PS3
SNES
Arcade
PC, Xbox 360
PC (published by Disney)
GameCube
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
PC game released by Disney, hmm...?

I'm going to guess that the Medical Shadow from Nightmare Ned is in there?
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
FINALLY! Someone who's played Nightmare Ned! I thought I'd never find one! ^_^

But it's not the Medical Shadow. Use the alt text for reference.
Scruby Scrubrton (Guest) edit delete reply
So I recognize Cutman,Faust(Guilty Gear), Relius Clover (Blazblue), Jedah (DarkStalkers),Kano, and I'm Assuming that those are Doctor Hojo (FF7) and Dr.Salvador (Re4) in the last panel.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
Now that I look closely at that last panel, I do see Dr. Salvador from Resident Evil 4.