Dr. McNinja will fail to stop King Radical in "All the King's Dirtbikes..."The next few stories will show the aftermath of the Radicalization of Earth. If Dr. Mcninja doesn't reverse this by the end of the next series, it will become his greatest failure, like the Time War for the 9th - 11th Doctors.
...are not "Adventures" so much as schizophrenic delusionsIn one strip, a cooked turkey that's walking and talking suggests that it's a hallucination. In another, Dr. McNinja's soul splits into a doctor and a ninja after death. Given that people recognize him even when he's in disguise, and that he can walk a raptor in a dog park without getting odd looks, among other oddities, it may in fact be that all this is a product of the man's own deranged mind.
The comic will end with the Doctor renouncing the ninja way and removing his mask.Dan McNinja's explanation of the mask is clearly a Chekhov's Gun (or rather, Chekhov's BFG). And it's clear that the Doctor's dual nature as both a killer and a healer is causing him to become psychologically unbalanced. He will eventually find peace by renouncing the way of violence and devoting himself to medicine.
Haruhi is behind everything... and its not the one you're thinking of.
The guy from "Ask a Ninja" secretly wrote "Dr. McNinja"Or the good Doctor fact checks the ask a Ninja scripts.
King Radical is, in fact The King.He got "Scuttletruck" to work for him by telling the poor guy that "you ain't nothing but a hound dog, cryin' all the time."
King Radical is actually The King from Burger King.His arch nemesis is Ronald McDonald, and the next story arc will involve the Doc (along with all of Cumberland) getting stuck in the middle.
The Mayor of Cumberland is a retired vampire hunter.He once tangled with Dracula, hence his morbid fear of the undead and wide-reaching connections.
Agent Bearclaw is a former ninja.He took off his mask during the '80s so that Rayner wouldn't kill him. Who else but a ninja or former ninja could be so homicidal and badass that the Doctor would prefer to stay out of arms reach? Sure, he could have taken Rayner today, but back then he would have been just a kid.
The lung on his keychain is a real lung.He used either his doctor powers or his ninja powers to pull it out of the chest of an evil leprechaun. Alternately, it's the lung of a dearly departed friend.
When Hortense says her employer is "anonymous", she means it.Some Anon(s) realized that 4chan is not their personal army, so they hired one. Stopping the world from not blowing up is the ultimate troll. As is Hortense's methodology: unnecessarily shooting the pilot, and then waiting until the Doctor was through everything and shooting the man he came to save? Hell of a troll. The "birdosaurus" was also hired by Anonymous.
Carl the weatherman is King Radical.Nobody that diabolical would be content to pull a single Kansas City Shuffle, and then settle back down into his quiet lifestyle as a meteorologist.
King Radical is Doctor McNinja from the future.This is why he can anticipate the Doc's every move so well, and why he only plays with him rather than trying to kill him - he is trying to force his past self to give up the convoluted Ninja/Doctor ways, and become the most radical man in the radical land.
The motorcycle actually does belong to Lisa Frank
Doctor McNinja has a white mask under his black mask.It's there so that if he ever needs to unmask himself, he can become his complete opposite?he will don a black labcoat, working at a general hospital and constantly working with the police. Naturally, underneath that white mask is another black mask, so that after he is no longer in danger he can return as the true Dr. McNinja.
Both the motorcycle and King Radical are fairies.C'mon. King Radical is capricious and vain, apparently immortal, from a plane of existence that is clearly not this universe... you get the idea. Similarly, the motorcycle, whose true form is a unicorn, appears to drive whoever rides it to madness. This smacks of typical fairy meddling. It is therefore my learned conclusion that the Radical Land is, in fact, Fairyland, and that the arc will end with the Doctor refusing to believe in the motorcycle and King Radical, and the two fairies fading away, Charles and Marianne-style.
The Doctor will need to provide medical attention to a space monster at some point in the future.
The McNinja family are immigrants from Radical Land.They all have a natural level of genetic radicalness.
King Radical is a cunning villain, and Sparkelord really is one of his previous victims, albeit a somewhat conniving and vengeful one.You're right! You're freaking spot on!! The latest page!!! King Radical says so himself! (unless of course he's just messing with Dr.Mcninja)
Sparklelord is Bad Horse.YES. Just yes.
Doc kills both Sparklelord and Radical.
The Mayor of Cumberland is from the Radical Land.There's an astronaut wielding a bo staff in one of Radical's flashbacks about the Radical Land, who came to our world sometime after Radical. Sparklelord's evil army must have included undead of some kind, which would explain his fear and hatred of zombies.
Doc's college vigilante club teammate Mary/Christina will be important later onDoc says "When Mary's house came under attack, a tornado picked it up and flung it somewhere. I haven't heard from her since, but I'm sure she's okay." Tempting Fate or not, that sounds like a hook to bring her back into the story at some point.
The person from the future in a space suit...Is either Dr. McNinja or his clone, coming back in time from the present to stop the clones from being recombined.
Both King Radical and Sparklelord were telling the truth.Sparklelord truly was an Evil Overlord, and Radical defeated him just so he could build something for orphans.
All of the above are true.Chris probably reads this page for ideas.
Doc's snarky inner voice ("you're not a dark and troubled soul, you're a doctor who wants to be Batman") is actually a remnant of the mind of one of his clones.Probably one of the two McNinjas who was making fun of his pre-mission speech.
All of the rumors about Chuck Goodrick shown on this page are true.Since it's been revealed that Chuck is actually from the future, making at least the first rumor seem true.
Gordito is an alternate universe GunslingerMaybe not since he is shown to be blatantly copying The Dark Tower books. Then again, infinite universes. But come on, dual wielded revolvers.
Mongo is now under the control of Donald McBonald.The alt text of D.A.R.E. To Resist Ninja Drugs And Ninja Violence (Part 2) states that the "treats" which keep Mongo reigned in are Happy Meal toys. This would give Ronald the ability to control Mongo just as well as the midget did.
Vlad (the man who flew the helicopter for Rayner) will show back up in the service of Radical.King Radical favors powerful servants with a connection to Dr McNinja (Hortense and Martin), and Vlad appears to fit the bill. Plus, Radical needs new blood to rebuild his organization after Sparklelord's attack, and Vlad is one of the very few named villains McNinja has faced whose final fates remain unknown (the others being Dracula and Radical).
The Ninja Zombie Apocalypse is still going to happen.Raise your hand if you think the McNinja-clone that didn't show up until the experiment was ruined is somehow infected with a dormant form of the zombie "virus" that will cause him to rise up as a zombie the day he dies.
Franz Rayner in the Army of One arc is being used by King Radical
Franz Rayner is going to invoke the inverse ninja lawThis is why he made so many clones of Dr. Mcninja that aren't interested in killing their non-cloned self.
Franz will lose this fight but survive.And he, along with King Radical, Dracula, Hortense and Robster will do a Villain Team-Up at some point in the future.
The Doctor will defeat Franz by....Cloning him. Once the Inverse Ninja Law applies to Franz, Doc will be able to match him one-on-one and defeat Frans again.
The Doctor will defeat Franz bykilling the clones, thereby negating the effects of the Inverse Ninja Law. Considering the last panel of the last strip as of this edit is him saying "I'm... going to feel terrible about this for the rest of my life," I'd say there's at least a chance...
The future zombies are still Doc's clonesChuck thought he had found the source when he found Doc being uncloned. Franz has tried cloning Doc for revenge. Someone will clone Doc in the future and zombie apocalypse will happen.
Eventually a Chuck Goodrich will come to stop the future from being overrun by Chuck Goodiches.Logically, if versions of him from different timelines keep coming, eventually the planet will be filled with more of him then there are of anyone else, thereby using up all of the world's resources and causing the apocalypse. Of course, yet another one will come from the future to try and stop this.
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja is going to end soonThe Doc has 4 things to do on his list before he dies. 1, Jump of a tall building and improvise way into safe landing. 2, Go to Mars and find the cure for cancer. 3, Find true love aaaaaawww. 4, Punch out a dinosaur. He has done numbers 1 and 4. He has had the possibility of number two confirmed to him by Dracula AND he personally knows one, now several, astronauts (or still just one?). SO number two looks to be done soon. Number three has also been hinted at with the introduction of Hortense. Who, if not Mcninja's love interest, at least serves to cue the reader in on Mcninja's personal life. At the rate Mcninja is going through his goals he's gonna run out, and so have nothing left except to die. Although there is his current obsession over King Radical, so the comic is unlikely to end without suitable closure there as well.
King Radical is behind the apocalypses that Chuck Goodrich keeps traveling back in time to stop.
The doctor is a Time Lo-THONK!!!We apologize for the previous WMG, the troper responible has been restrained and sedated.
McNinja gets betrayed by Gordito
The Doctor's "inner voice" is actually the "lost in time" version of his mind.It will pop back to every time the Doc talked to himself, comment on it, be heard by himself, and be whisked away again. He finds nothing odd about this because it's been happening to him since he was a young child.
Dracula is king radical's DragonBecause King radical can go to the past, he could have meeted him when Dracula was Young.
The pirates showed aren't real piratesBecause, besides dan's logic, the fact that a man with truly pirate blood can fight equally against a ninja is still real. King radical is the king of the pirates. Hortense has pirate blood too, just by the fact that if she and mcninja have a baby, it will be a Pirate doctor Ninja.
Doctor will travel to the past to be trained by the ninja who create the Mc Ninja's clanthat or he is that ninja.
There will be a Doctor McNinja and Deadpool crossoverMaybeish. Chris has been chosen to write the new Deadpool comics so maybe.... the good Doctor has an office in the Mechanicsburg hospital. Obviously, Doc traveled back in time to Europa, and while stuck in the past, he established an office in the only city as mad as he is. All the weirdness of the modern world is a direct result of Sparks' creations in the distant past.
The Doctor is Yor.Who else would kill a dinosaur and then turn its corpse into a kite?
Ninja tricks and other techniques that ninjas use to defy the laws of physics are fueled with the residual power of a dead eldritch god.We already know that there are horrible eldritch abominations in the Dr. Mcninja universe, so this WMG is feasible. Alternatively, the dark, ancient god-thing may just be sleeping.
Future!Dark Smoke Puncher is working with King RadicalThis is based entirely on the fact that Doc had chased King Radical into George Washington's abandoned tunnels, and now that's where DSP's anti-dinosaur resistance is apparently based.
The Dinosaur/Human alliance is legit; this iteration of Chuck Goodrich is a terroristFuture!DSP and Future!Gordito have been manipulated into being public enemies No. 1 and 2 by Chuck, and don't realize the truth.
Dr. McNinja's first name is John.
The Ultimate Diplomat is Barney or a Barney ripoff.
The Ultimate Diplomat is Yoshi.
King Radical and the Temporally RadnessThe Dinosaur Future arc is throwing it in our faces, but let's consider just how temporally all over the place King Radical has been.
McNinja's "front line"
The Nasaghasts are Apollo 1 expies
the space ghost followed them to the futurethat's the real reason why Sean do the "test" thing, he was trying to protect his brother.
Yoshi has become a Mole for Radical
The rocket cheetah will play a pivotal role in the dinosaur war.That scene seemed a bit overly dramatic for something so unnecesary. The rocket cheetah will be a Chekhov'sGun.
The Horrorsaurus is actually Yoshi
Dr. McNinja now has the Nasaghast's protectionHe has officially been up in a NASA shuttle, with a NASA spacesuit, along with another astronaut. As far as the Nasaghasts are concerned, he is an astronaut. That may even be how he escapes the dinosaurs eating him for not having learned computers.
Doctor McNinja's ninja name is "Doctor"We know that Doc thinks that ninja names are stupid, so it would make sense that his parents would insist on using his ninja name, to embarrass him, especially since he apparently refuses to go by his first name (cause, you know...the wizard). Why don't they? Well, since he thinks ninja names are dumb, it's possible he chose something they would absolutely refuse to use, out of spite. And what better name than the title that he plans to put in front of his last name anyway, and the occupation that his parents are so ashamed of him pursuing?
Doctor McNinja is Calvin.Remember Calvin's Tyrannosaurs in F-14s◊? If that's not from Doctor McNinja, then I don't know what is. I propose that the good doctor is one of Calvin's fantasies à la Spaceman Spiff, possibly from his unshown teenage years. The comic definitely fits Calvin's imagination, and from what we can see of McNinja's face, he even looks a bit like Calvin (fair skinned, fair haired).
King Radical is this guy in the second panel.The facial hair matches — and wouldn't you be inspired to become the most radical in all the land after seeing that?
Brother Papadopoulos is actually Dr McNinja (or Dark Smoke Puncher)He shows up at the exact right moment with exactly the right obscure information to save Gordito's mustache, while on his way to teach his first class (so he's new). He slips Gordito a copy of "Chaucer for the Terrible and Incompetent". Since Doc is missing, it could be him, but the sister said they hardly know DSP is there. Who would notice if he disguised himself as a teacher and started teaching classes? Being a ninja, he could probably manage being a student and a teacher at the same time.
Doctor McLuchador isn't Dr. McNinjaLook, I admit he most likely is, but this comic is so weird that it is perfectly consistent that he isn't. McLuchador either was a rival or colleague of McNinja now moving into the territory to fill the void left behind.
The Samurai Demon Guy is actually disguised as the guy serving lunchBecause;
Brother Stouder is actually Dr McNinjaThe kid he made clean the crawlspace was trying to set a pick against Gordito, and in Gordito's detention, he tries to help with his homework. Also, they both have blue eyes.
Gordito has SynesthesiaAnd that's why Papadapoulos' awesome saxophone playing appeared to produce an aurora.
They don't need to save Mitzi's dustDoc will wonder why they went to so much trouble when it's obviously not necessary.
The Doc who showed up at the hospital and chased off McLuchador was a fakeBecause... c'mon. Why would he risk blowing his cover at that moment? If he was worried about his patient, he could have arranged for the normal doctors to find the cure, being a ninja. And if Doc really needed to drive off McLuchador, wouldn't he have used a disguise, given the circumstances? As for who it really was, it may have been Old McNinja, or Hortense.
The Demon's plot will be foiled by the fact that there are far more than one Chuck Goodrich
Chuck Goodrich disguised himself as Dr. McLuchadorWhen you run someone out of town, wouldn't the people who want their victim to stay out of town?
Dr. Mcluchador is not deadInstead, he faked his death to fool Dr. McNinja. But now he'll return to pay retribution on whoever is using his name and image.
King Radical already knows the truth about Dr. McluchadorHe knows that Mcluchador is actually Dr. Mcninja. However, he's playing along with the ruse in hopes of bringing the doctor over to his side.
The Vice-mayor infected Mitzi with the Mummy curse.Can't be a coincidence, right?
The planks King Radical wants installed are made of maple woodHe's trying to cause an outbreak of Paul Bunyan's disease.
The planks King Radical had installed are from the haunted woods
Mayor Archibald is going to tell Dr.Mcninja to stand down.
The Future Doctor slipped into in "Futures Trading" is his final push against King Radical, turning all of Cumberland against him.
Dr McNinja will save the Radical LandsBecause this is a comic devoted to awesomeness, and that may be the single most awesome way to resolve the conflict with King Radical.
Doc is his universe's version of King RadicalOnly Franz knows they look alike.
Old McNinja is in Hortense's Friend ZoneProbably?
Doc will use mundane skills to combat King RadicalThe more he relies on his awesome ninja training, the more he plays into King Radical's hands, making the world a more Radical place. The most effective way to defeat him, knowing that Radical methods only help him, is to rely on mundane methods. Subtle things, like sabotage, sneak attacks and poison. Like a ninja from our world.
Doc has met Chuck PrimeAll Chuck Goodriches identified in the comic so far are from a future in which an apocalypse has occurred. This means there must already be a present day Chuck Goodrich who will go on to become the man who goes back in time to stop the Mad Libs Apocalypse (pleasepleaseplease can we call it that?).
Knife Eye Attack is a Chekhov's Gun that hasn't been fired-Yet.Would Chris leave behind one of the most popular concepts from the series? Doubtful. Knife Eye Attack is likely to resurface at some point, perhaps before the conclusion of Cumberland Ninja.
King Radical will inadvertently save Sparklelord from the time loopHis plan is to use Radical energy to summon the most Radical people from the Radical Lands, one by one, from most Radical to least. Now, when he was still a knight, he was only the second most Radical person in the world, Ron being the third, and the King being the most Radical of all. This suggests that the most Radical people besides the King are made knights. But Sparklelord, then known as Sparkledancer, was also a knight. So either somehow an entirely unworthy individual was deemed worthy of Radical knighthood, or he is one of the most Radical people in the Radical Lands despite his villainy. If the latter, then King Radical's spell, which depends on the same space time portal Sparklelord was thrown into, may actually end up summoning Sparklelord by mistake.
Mcninja and Goodrich will travel to the Radical LandsThey can travel through time and space, so they could go back in time to when the Radical Lands were pristine. Thus, they can save the Radical Lands from destruction.
The Catholic Church will intervene in the conflict with King RadicalReverend Miller, the priest who lent King Radical his church to work in, was already under investigation for deviating from canon law. The Cumberland robot is powered by ghosts, and holy relics have been shown to be effective at fighting them.
The President of the United States is/was the leader of the 3rd Street SaintsPresumably in a universe where Zinyack didn't blow up the earth.
You know that boring world that the doctor's is sandwiched between? It's ours.Because in comparison to the doctor's world and the Radical Land's, our world is boring.
Radicalness destroys worlds.The Radical Lands weren't dying because Sparklelord destroyed them, they were dying from the infusion of Radicalness. Sparklelord simply acted to limit the hold that the Radical had on what was left of his land after they had infected him with radicalness and turned him into a flashy unicorn. Since being infected herself, the President of the USA has begun an assault on Cumberland itself, with no consideration of the civilian cost. If she and the other Radical aren't stopped then the Dr McNinja universe will become a radical wasteland of monsters and radically dismembered bystanders until it also gets destroyed by someone who remembers the old way and wants it back.
Ron Wizard is the Radical Lands version of one of the McNinjasMost likely DSP. Because Ron Wizard evidently really is a technomage, with a robot arm. Or maybe Doc's real name is Ronald Wizard McNinja.
Pope Francis will have a cameo in the strip at some point.Because the Alt Text during Benedict's cameo was so proud of declaring this "The only ninja doctor webcomic with appearances by JP 2 and Benedict 1 million!" Clearly they'll want to go for completeness.
King Radical will become mayor in the future.Because of the recent reveal that King Radical is an alternate Chuck, to continue his plan to open a portal to the radical lands, fight Mcninja and hide from the army, King Radical will change his appearance to look like Chuck and take over his job. And he will make his claim legitimate by passing a DNA test that proves he is Chuck. In fact I bet that this page is when he uses his mayor powers to frame Mcninja for the robot fight.
Doc will close the portal, de-radicalizing the universe ... only to find the new world has no place for a masked vigilante.He dies alone: http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p05/
Dame Dudeical of Diamonds has turned against King Radical.She was brought over, since she appears here, but doesn't ever appear in the big fight scene at the caves here. My guess is that she decided that killing innocent people just isn't very radical, and will show up as an ally to the doctor at some point- perhaps as a Good Counterpart to Hortense and Old joining King Radical.
Even though he thinks he does, Franz Rayner doesn't know what McNinja looks like under his mask.If he's spent the last few years getting beaten up badly enough to have a sinkfull of blood pour out of his mask (while the clones were "fresh" and Old spent most of the time since college working on a farm rather than vampire hunting and battling ghosts in a haunted wood), his face would probably be rather distorted compared to a clone who hasn't had any environmental factors applied.
Dr. McNinja will somehow be responsible for the creation of the Radical Lands.King Radical readily admits Dr. McNinja is one rad dude. One rad dude who seems to run into a lot of other rad dudes, like Gordito and Marty the Hulk Expy. And King Radical is just a version of Chuck Goodrich and, like all the other Chucks, came from the future. All that radness had to start from somewhere. Where better than the crazy awesome weird heroics of Dr. McNinja and his buddies/family?
This next story, entitled "A Bad Enough Dude," will be a Whole Plot Reference (for what plot there is, anyway) about Dr. McNinja having to rescue the president......or someone the president sends him to rescue. Either way, the title bears a strong resemblance to a certain Excuse Plot from a certain videogame involving the president and ninjas, and - with the president on the phone three pages in - it looks more and more like this will be the case. Alternatively, it will be about Dr. McNinja protecting the president from a Bad Enough Dude, such as Frans Ranyer.
Hortense is still in love with Dr. McNinja.Dr. McNinja was the one who broke things off with her. She still visits his parents (who want the two of them to get back together). She strongly denies being in a relationship with Old McNinja when Doc asks if they're together. And when Gordito swallows the key to the Zombie Defense System, she prevents Old from killing the boy to get it, despite the fact that she had just promised King Radical that they'd turn the system back on, and that Gordito had been decking her for most for most of the battle, and that as a professional assassin, she likely wouldn't hesitate to kill for the sake of her mission. Likely, she spared him to keep Doc from holding a grudge for killing his ward. All of these added together, despite Doc's claims that she doesn't love him any more, hint that she may still hold a torch for him.
The wizard involved in Dr. McNinja's name shenanigans is Harry Dresden.Dresden has mentioned that a wizard knowing your name can do a lot of things with it, from tracking you down to... well, rather unpleasant things. It stands to reason that if names and magic are both involved in a situation, Dresden could very well be involved as well. Either Dresden worked some sort of magic that made it dangerous for Dr. McNinja to reveal his name, or Doc himself has erased all records of his name in order to keep Dresden from using his name against him.
King Radical's plan to save the people of Radical Land was ultimately doomed to failure.Even if King Radical had succeeded in bringing over all of the Radical people, they still would have all died. Why? Because the rules are different. Chuck Goodrich and Dr. McNinja may fight zombies and dinosaurs and crap, but at the end of the day, they still have paperwork and bookkeeping to do. King Radical hates that crap, and ignores it and shoves it in a closet. He comes from a land where Mountain Dew flows from mountains, a world which operates on impulse and whimsy and provides for your every need. Dr McNinja's world is weird, but there's still an underlying order that must be adhered to. What happens if Steve the Centaur needs medical attention, and there's no record of his medical history? How will you know what medicines he's allergic to? Who grows the food for the pizza makers? Who keeps the power plants operational? Who fixes the streets? Who fixes the toilets? Dr. McNinja's world may have it's dull, humdrum side, but it's that side keeps the world functioning. If King Radical succeeded in killing all of the janitors and filing clerks and other, non-radical people, he would have destroyed all of the people that keep modern life going. All of King Radical's subjects would die of starvation and disease.