History ComicBook / BuckGodotZapgunForHire

31st Oct '17 9:50:10 PM PaulA
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** And he pulls one even more complex to resolve ''The Gallimaufry''. [[spoiler:He offers the Pogs an increasingly ridiculous plan because he knows they'll go along with anything to get the Winslow, and ''also'' plays into his expectations of how Par will react (and that the Beemahs can get anywhere they want to, in the nick of time). No matter what, the Beemahs(who consider the Winslow worthless and are under a kill-on-sight order) would deliver the Winslow to the Prime Mover(who already had an agreement with Godot to fix everything if the Winslow was found). Par and/or the Pogs giving up would have just caused ''less'' trouble.]]

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** And he pulls one even more complex to resolve ''The Gallimaufry''. [[spoiler:He offers the Pogs an increasingly ridiculous plan because he knows they'll go along with anything to get the Winslow, and ''also'' plays into his expectations of how Par will react (and that the Beemahs can get anywhere they want to, in the nick of time). No matter what, the Beemahs(who Beemahs (who consider the Winslow worthless and are under a kill-on-sight order) would deliver the Winslow to the Prime Mover(who Mover (who already had an agreement with Godot to fix everything if the Winslow was found). Par and/or the Pogs giving up would have just caused ''less'' trouble.]]
31st Oct '17 3:39:16 PM Kalaong
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* NoTranshumanismAllowed: Subverted. Humans like to tinker.

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* NoTranshumanismAllowed: Subverted. Humans like to tinker.tinker, resulting in numerous HumanSubspecies. PlayedWith in that other species ''don't'' and were Very Unhappy when a bunch of humans managed to wipe out a star system in an attempt to turn themselves into Winslows. Nowadays when someone wants to attempt to create more subspecies, they need everyone else's permission first.
31st Oct '17 3:34:01 PM Kalaong
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** And he pulls one even more complex to resolve ''The Gallimaufry''. [[spoiler:He offers the Pogs an increasingly ridiculous plan because he knows they'll go along with anything to get the Winslow, and ''also'' plays into his expectations of how Par will react (and that the Beemahs can get anywhere they want to, in the nick of time). No matter what, the Beemahs would deliver the Winslow to the Prime Mover, who already had an agreement with Godot to fix everything if the Winslow was found. Par and/or the Pogs giving up would have just caused ''less'' trouble.]]

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** And he pulls one even more complex to resolve ''The Gallimaufry''. [[spoiler:He offers the Pogs an increasingly ridiculous plan because he knows they'll go along with anything to get the Winslow, and ''also'' plays into his expectations of how Par will react (and that the Beemahs can get anywhere they want to, in the nick of time). No matter what, the Beemahs Beemahs(who consider the Winslow worthless and are under a kill-on-sight order) would deliver the Winslow to the Prime Mover, who Mover(who already had an agreement with Godot to fix everything if the Winslow was found.found). Par and/or the Pogs giving up would have just caused ''less'' trouble.]]
14th Sep '17 8:14:37 PM PaulA
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** The way Buck resolves his problem at the end of ''[=PSmIth=]''. [[spoiler:Alternatives: If Der Rock had surrendered the device to [=PSmIth=] and hidden, [=PSmIth=] summons "He-Who-Must-Be-Watered", everything is explained (HWMBW knows Godot and his reputation), Godot is paid after HWMBW leaves again. If [=PSmIth=] hadn't attacked Der Rock for the device, Der Rock would have to pay Godot or suffer a blow to ''his'' reputation. And, finally, if/when [=PSmIth=] discovered 'he' had the fake? Well...he didn't have a business relationship with Godot, and everyone knows it's Der Rock who has the real device...so Der Rock would take the fall. HWMBW has no reason to be miffed a Buck.]]

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** The way Buck resolves his problem at the end of ''[=PSmIth=]''. [[spoiler:Alternatives: If Der Rock had surrendered the device to [=PSmIth=] and hidden, [=PSmIth=] summons "He-Who-Must-Be-Watered", everything is explained (HWMBW knows Godot and his reputation), Godot is paid after HWMBW leaves again. If [=PSmIth=] hadn't attacked Der Rock for the device, Der Rock would have to pay Godot or suffer a blow to ''his'' reputation. And, finally, if/when [=PSmIth=] discovered 'he' had the fake? Well...he didn't have a business relationship with Godot, and everyone knows it's Der Rock who has the real device...so Der Rock would take the fall. HWMBW has no reason to be miffed a at Buck.]]
14th Sep '17 8:14:05 PM PaulA
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** The way Buck resolves his problem at the end of ''[=PSmIth=]'' has to be seen to be believed. [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070927 Starts here.]]
*** [[spoiler:Alternatives; If Der Rock had surrendered the device to [=PSmIth=] and hidden, [=PSmIth=] summons "He-Who-Must-Be-Watered", everything is explained(HWMBW knows Godot and his reputation), Godot is paid after HWMBW leaves again. If [=PSmIth=] hadn't attacked Der Rock for the device, Der Rock would have to pay Godot or suffer a blow to ''his'' reputation. And, finally, if/when PSmIth discovered 'he' had the fake? Well...he didn't have a business relationship with Godot, and everyone knows it's Der Rock who has the real device...so Der Rock would take th fall. HWMBW has no reason to be miffed a Buck.]]
** And he pulls one even more complex to resolve "The Gallimaufry," [[spoiler:offering the Pogs an increasingly ridiculous plan because he knows they'll go along with anything to get the Winslow, and ''also'' playing into his expectations of how Par will react (and that the Beemahs can get anywhere they want to, in the nick of time).]]
*** [[spoiler:No matter what, the Beemahs would deliver the Winslow to the Prime Mover, who already had an agreement with Godot to fix everything if the Winslow was found. Par and/or the Pogs giving up would have just caused ''less'' trouble.]]

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** The way Buck resolves his problem at the end of ''[=PSmIth=]'' has to be seen to be believed. [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070927 Starts here.]]
*** [[spoiler:Alternatives;
''[=PSmIth=]''. [[spoiler:Alternatives: If Der Rock had surrendered the device to [=PSmIth=] and hidden, [=PSmIth=] summons "He-Who-Must-Be-Watered", everything is explained(HWMBW explained (HWMBW knows Godot and his reputation), Godot is paid after HWMBW leaves again. If [=PSmIth=] hadn't attacked Der Rock for the device, Der Rock would have to pay Godot or suffer a blow to ''his'' reputation. And, finally, if/when PSmIth [=PSmIth=] discovered 'he' had the fake? Well...he didn't have a business relationship with Godot, and everyone knows it's Der Rock who has the real device...so Der Rock would take th the fall. HWMBW has no reason to be miffed a Buck.]]
** And he pulls one even more complex to resolve "The Gallimaufry," [[spoiler:offering ''The Gallimaufry''. [[spoiler:He offers the Pogs an increasingly ridiculous plan because he knows they'll go along with anything to get the Winslow, and ''also'' playing plays into his expectations of how Par will react (and that the Beemahs can get anywhere they want to, in the nick of time).]]
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time). No matter what, the Beemahs would deliver the Winslow to the Prime Mover, who already had an agreement with Godot to fix everything if the Winslow was found. Par and/or the Pogs giving up would have just caused ''less'' trouble.]] ]]
14th Sep '17 11:13:29 AM MitchellTF
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*** [[spoiler:Alternatives; If Der Rock had surrendered the device to [=PSmIth=] and hidden, [=PSmIth=] summons "He-Who-Must-Be-Watered", everything is explained(HWMBW knows Godot and his reputation), Godot is paid after HWMBW leaves again. If [=PSmIth=] hadn't attacked Der Rock for the device, Der Rock would have to pay Godot or suffer a blow to ''his'' reputation.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Alternatives; If Der Rock had surrendered the device to [=PSmIth=] and hidden, [=PSmIth=] summons "He-Who-Must-Be-Watered", everything is explained(HWMBW knows Godot and his reputation), Godot is paid after HWMBW leaves again. If [=PSmIth=] hadn't attacked Der Rock for the device, Der Rock would have to pay Godot or suffer a blow to ''his'' reputation. And, finally, if/when PSmIth discovered 'he' had the fake? Well...he didn't have a business relationship with Godot, and everyone knows it's Der Rock who has the real device...so Der Rock would take th fall. HWMBW has no reason to be miffed a Buck.]]
14th Apr '17 2:23:14 PM Mooncalf
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* LethalJokeCharacter: The Winslow may be an adorable fuzzy lizard with the exhibited intelligence of a bucket of dead fish, but there are a disconcerting number of people, religions and races willing to commit ''genocide'' just to get their hands/claws/pseudopods on it. (Even though doing so will just set the target sights on them instead.)
15th Jan '17 9:05:22 AM DustSnitch
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* SmokingIsCool: Enough to make Pogs look {{Badass}}. [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20090409 See attached.]]

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* SmokingIsCool: Enough to make Pogs look {{Badass}}.badass. [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20090409 See attached.]]
15th Jan '17 9:04:09 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}:
** Cat-ninja Martin in ''The Gallimaufry'', who boldly plunges into the tunnels where two Security members of the Human Delegation were not only nearly killed but a '''Law Machine''' was utterly destroyed(...!); he actually completes the mission that the others couldn't (and which he assigned himself, as a true Badass does), and emerges fully scathed, battered and shaken: "[[IronicEcho Am I...am I not a thing of...of mist and shadow?]]" -- but alive, which under the circumstances is quite badass enough.
** The [[spoiler:Tax Notifier]] at the beginning of ''The Gallimaufry''. He puts Buck through his paces harder than anyone else has so far in the series, making Buck work hard just to [[spoiler:keep from hearing that he's been officially summoned to perform his tax service to the government of New Hong Kong]]. [[{{Determinator}} The man does not give up]] and Buck isn't in the clear until he's getting on a ship to depart the planet. [[spoiler: And then the Notifier gets on the boarding announcement system to deliver the summons to Buck in front of the whole ship.]]



** Thuxians are the "capitalist aliens," considering even betrayal and attempted assassination forgivable as long as it was just business; they predate [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the Ferengi]] by [[OlderThanTheyThink several years]]. With a sideline in {{Badass}}ery: a Ferengi assassin is a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Magnificent_Ferengi_%28episode%29 punchline]]; a Thuxian ''bartender'' is more than capable of fending off an assault by a pissed-off HiveMind.

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** Thuxians are the "capitalist aliens," considering even betrayal and attempted assassination forgivable as long as it was just business; they predate [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the Ferengi]] by [[OlderThanTheyThink several years]]. With a sideline in {{Badass}}ery: badassery: a Ferengi assassin is a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Magnificent_Ferengi_%28episode%29 punchline]]; a Thuxian ''bartender'' is more than capable of fending off an assault by a pissed-off HiveMind.
23rd Oct '16 9:31:58 AM Kalaong
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* GambitPileUp: [[spoiler: The Station Chief's oppression of the Beemahs, which led to the Beemahs interfering in the Pog's plans to infect humanity with a will-sapping virus, which was messed up by the humans giving up the Winslow voluntarily. All of this was because of a very minor gambit of one reporter suggesting Fractal Bombs to locate the (indestructable) Winslow.]]

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* GambitPileUp: [[spoiler: The Station Chief's oppression of the Beemahs, which led to the Beemahs interfering in the Pog's plans to infect humanity with a will-sapping virus, which was messed up by the humans giving up the Winslow voluntarily. All of this was because of a very minor gambit of one reporter suggesting that Earth be destroyed with Fractal Bombs to locate the (indestructable) Winslow.]]
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