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1!'''Spoilers for the [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot original series]] will be unmarked. [[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned You have been warned.]]'''²[[quoteright:313:]]²²''[=ReBoot=]: Code of Honor'' is a three-part [[SequelInAnotherMedium webcomic sequel]] to ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', written by Creator/JeffreyCampbell.²²The comic picks up after a TimeSkip from the ending of ''My Two Bobs'' (aka the second half of Season Four), with Megabyte still in control of the Principal Office, and Mainframe now completely devastated and overrun with Megabyte's Zombinomes. The Users have seemingly abandoned the Net, there haven't been any upgrades or games in "hours".[[note]]In-universe equivalent to months or years.[[/note]]²²Megabyte's "Hunt" has escalated into a Net-wide Viral War that has seen countless systems fall or be infected, either by Megabyte himself or other viruses that have been empowered by Megabyte. After rescuing Phong, Bob and co. evacuate Mainframe, planning to take refuge in the Supercomputer.²²Shortly thereafter, the Guardian Collective receives a message from the Code Masters, who say they have a plan to deal with the virus epidemic: a firmware upgrade named "Gnosis", which they claim can eradicate any virus located anywhere in the Net.²²The comic can be read [[ here]].²²----²!! ''[=ReBoot=]: Code of Honor'' provides examples of:²* AbortedArc: Since the comic was CutShort, the subplot about Turbo recruiting Matrix into some new iteration of, or replacement for the Guardian Collective ultimately went nowhere.²* AlmostKiss: Bob and Dot almost share a kiss before Bob gets transmitted to Gnosis, but Lens interrupts them.²* AscendedExtra: Lens the Code Master only appeared once in the original series, here he's been promoted to SupportingProtagonist.²* BodyOfBodies: Gnosis's face is made up of the bodies of several sprites.²* CallBack: The Code Masters were the focus of the episode "High Code" of the original series, here, they are major players in the plot.²* CanonForeigner: The Guildmaster and the other Code Masters besides Lens, Gnosis, the other Guardian Cadets besides Little Enzo, Vector, and Exidy are all original characters.²* CutShort: Ironically, like its parent series, ''Code of Honor'' was also cut short and had to drop at least one subplot. Unlike the original series, however, ''Code of Honor did'' have a resolution.²* DemotedToExtra: Despite being the main threat at the end of Season Four, Megabyte is largely irrelevant in the story.²* FanSequel: ''Code of Honor'' was the winning pitch of a contest held by Creator/RainmakerEntertainment to make a webcomic based on ''[=ReBoot=]''. It was written and drawn entirely by fans, and hosted on the official ''[=ReBoot=]'' website.²* GreatOffscreenWar: It's said that Megabyte's "Hunt" from the end of Season Four eventually escalated into a Net-wide Viral War, which affected tens of thousands of systems. Very little of it is shown, though, as the comic begins in the last days of it.²* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Guildmaster gave Gnosis the ability to eliminate any threats that prevented it from carrying out its mission. It then deleted ''him'' when he is opposed to deleting the Guardian Collective.²* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: In the original series, Turbo was a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who once saved Mainframe from destruction by delaying the detonation of a bomb the Guardians planted on Mouse. Here, Turbo is a straight-up KnightTemplar, berating Bob for the latter's beliefs in reformatting viruses instead of outright deleting them, blaming that for the Viral War getting as bad as it did. Turbo also complains about the Guardians being {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s, despite them not really being portrayed as such in the original series.²* LooseCanon: ''Code of Honor''[='=]s status in ''[=ReBoot=]'' canon is unclear. It was written entirely by a fan without any input from ''[=ReBoot=]''[='=]s creators but was officially commissioned and hosted by Creator/RainmakerEntertainment. Furthermore, no other ''[=ReBoot=]'' material has ever resolved Season Four's cliffhanger ending. ''Series/ReBootTheGuardianCode'' is an InNameOnly SequelSeries that has nothing to do with the original series's story whatsoever. Even the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen now-canceled movie trilogy]][[invoked]] that was announced when ''Code of Honor'' was being written was to going to be a SoftReboot itself, so it wouldn't have resolved the cliffhanger either.²* MomentKiller: Bob and Dot almost share a kiss towards the end of the comic, but Lens shoots Bob with a beam that dematerializes and transmits him before they do, though.²-->''"[[HaughtyHmph Hmph.]] Kissing. Disgusting."''²* NeverFoundTheBody: Sprites hit with a Code Master's [[BoomStick Gibson Coil Pike]] are believed to have been deleted, but in reality, they are transported directly to Gnosis's data storage.²* PostScriptSeason: Despite being promoted as a resolution of Season Four's cliffhanger ending, the bulk of the plot focuses on a completely new threat from the Code Masters. Megabyte is barely relevant or even present in the comic.²* RealityWarper: "Code Commands" allow those who know them to affect the fabric of the Net. The Guildmaster's objective is to compile "The Codex", a tome of every single Code Command, essentially making him as powerful as the Users themselves.²* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: The first chapter of ''Code of Honor'' is dedicated to resolving the cliffhanger ending of Season Four.²* ShoutOut: The chapter names are plays on the titles of classic works: ''[[Literature/ParadiseLost Paradigms Lost]]'', ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 The Day the Net Stood Still]]'', and ''[[Film/ApocalypseNow Apocalypse Gnosis]]''.²* ThirdPersonPerson: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. The Guildmaster goes back-and-forth from referring to himself as "Guildmaster" and "I" or "Me".²* TimeSkip: ''Code of Honor'' picks up "hours" after the end of Season Four, with Mainframe being completely devasted and overrun by Megabyte's zombinomes.²* TitleConfusion: The comic is often referred to as "[=ReBoot:=] Paradigms Lost". "Paradigms Lost" is only the title of the first chapter.²* ZombieAdvocate: Bob's beliefs on reformatting viruses instead of deleting them outright inadvertently led to the rise of "Viral Sympathizer" groups, which are outright opposed to the Guardian Collective's efforts in the Viral War.²----


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