Comic 88 - Robot Pun Names are a Universal Constant
3rd Nov 2013, 7:00 PM
Robot Pun Names are a Universal Constant
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Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Halloween was three days ago but the Team Fortress Halloween event is still running so I say it still counts.

Everyone has been asking when we'd do a comic about Inafune's new Mighty No. 9 game so here we are. I imagine Mega Man himself would be proud that someone is carrying on the never ending battle. Roll on the other hand...

I saw the stage production of the Lion King last night. It was incredible. I wonder if any video game story would work as a stage production. Sadly, Pokemon borked that one up.

And we're slowly approaching 100 subscribers. Thanks all.
TheMightyBox edit delete
It's time for America's favorite, name that Jack-o-Lantern.
But that was a joke so you don't actually have to.

I always thought that Ghost Trick would make a good stage play. It's already story and character driven, and according to TVTropes, the game itself is already heavily influenced by tv and plays.

I didn't really do much for Halloween, and really there weren't many other people doing anything either considering how few trick-or-treaters we had. I did pack a Repeat Ball full of Jolly Ranchers and planned to throw it at the first kid dressed as a pokemon related thing I could find. I didn't find any though, so I still have it.
User comments:
1412 edit delete reply
So, Roll and Call...

In unrelated news, for Halloween I dressed as a support reaper.
DarkAura (Guest) edit delete reply
The pumpkin is obviously an Espurr. Just look at how unemotional it is! /shot

Oh jesus, Chansey actually appears again! I haven't seen her in the comic for a while!
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
See I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but you are correct it actually was traced from an Espurr.
The Jack-o-Lantern stares into your soul.
DarkAura (Guest) edit delete reply
I was actually trying to be serious, though... My thought process kind of went like this:

"duh it's an espurr"
"but wait i have a notorious history of guessing things wrong"
"screw it, i'll play it off as a joke"

Kind of like that, ha ha.
dragonmaster77 (Guest) edit delete reply
BM Is doing the Pheonix Wright finger pointing pose ^^
Cubase (Guest) edit delete reply
Roll as Yuyuko from Touhou...oh crap. And I can only see the good doctor as some generic goth thing. Still, wasn't there a ditto boss fight in Mega Man Powered Up?
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
Sorry, bro! Right series, wrong character on Roll's costume. ;)

You're gonna have to think a little outside the usual box for Gardevoir's costume.
Cubase (Guest) edit delete reply
My other guess was Marisa Kirisame.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
I sense some lampshading with regards to certain audience comments between the two characters. :P
Gustaa edit delete reply
It could be just me and my god-awful sense of humor, but does Chansey's egg look a bit inappropriate with that suit?
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
Altoclarinetist edit delete reply
I thought he would have done something other than a blonde in red. Why did the fans want to have a blond wearing red?

Ah, right. Roll. Or Zero.

The game does look like fun but I was kinda hoping to see other awesome ideas from Mr. Inafune. Instead we get Roll 2.0.

Anyone wanna borrow my soapbox over here?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
If you pledged to the MN9 Drive vote for one of the other Call designs if you want her to stand out. It's down to three and design F is the one featured here.

Personally I'm sad we didn't get that Aero 2.0 design but I can see why people want a more Roll like side-character.
lightofdawn3 (Guest) edit delete reply
In Call F's defense, her design has evolved substantially from an obvious Roll clone to have more of a Protoman/Zero/Gyro 'cool' vibe to it. Compare her earliest concept art to the latest they showed to us (the one with all of them in a frame)

Maybe this is because the artist who came up with her design wanted to make up for the fact he couldn't also submit Aero!Call.
TheMegaLucario (Guest) edit delete reply
I'll take that soapbox. I just read through the entire archive, and there is NOT ONE persona reference. That game is a joke GOLDMINE (creepy bear suit man, kids pointing guns at their heads, weird robot ladies, etc.) and there are so many ways the characters could take it into therapy. This is coming from a persona fan though, so I apologize if I got a little ranty.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
lol, Phoenix Wright musical, anyone? XD

I love dressing up characters as other characters. Can you guess the cameos in this one?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
Ooh, ooh, ooh.
I can I can!
TheMegaLucario (Guest) edit delete reply
sonofhades (Guest) edit delete reply
Gardy seems to be dressed as Harley Quinn from Arkham City. It's just difficult because her torso is so narrow that the corset details don't reveal themselves easily.
Rvan (Guest) edit delete reply
So, just out of curiosity, who's that supposed to be in the Call suit? Or is that the actual Call?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
It's just Call.
Who wandered into the party without a suit for whatever reason.
And people mistook her for Roll or something.

Maybe I should've let the actual writer explain this, I might've said something wrong.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
That's Espurr-
*looks up*

Anyways, you just keep getting better and better at art, and the script is just as good as always. You spelled "dressing" in the alt text wrong, though.... Unless that's intentional. Great work anyways.
HKim edit delete reply
Well, you never know about Pokemon.

Saw a fan rendition of the Pokemon stage play at ACEN in Chicago. It was absolutely amazing because no one took it seriously, yet it stayed true to the story we all know and love.
TheMegaLucario (Guest) edit delete reply
Can someone please explain to me what is going on?
The (Guest) edit delete reply
What's the doctor doing having 3 glasses of punch?
Ekimmak (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh, that's Black Mage in a Jawa outfit.

I thought Blizz had made an appearance for a while there... got my hopes up for nothing.
DiZ Boshi (Guest) edit delete reply
Dr. Shrunk is in the house.
Nothing else.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Man I am excited for Mighty No. 9
Herald of Opera (Guest) edit delete reply
To be fair to Call, being Roll 2.0 is sort of the point of her...