She said that her team “ran studies on volunteers for three straight years”. I wonder how much of the population of Eden is made up of those volunteers. Maybe Ravenscroft was one, too…or else one of the “team” that had an accident. Maybe the goggles and gloves are leftovers from his old biosuit.
Now I’m wondering what Alan is up to.
Flashback to an episode of “Red Dwarf”, containing a song…and which does happen to involve a humanoidy cat.
Topsiders were definitely using intactanthro brains. Pre-bear Linda and her partner were going to harvest Holly’s. P.T. (Petey) is one, also. The P.T.‘s we’ve met were obviously sentient. The MUTTs, not so much. The Topsiders “erased” the old memories of the harvested brains for use in their machinery. But if they install their own brains with memories intact….
Oh…jeez. They’re not going to put Topsider brains into MUTTs, are they? That’s harsh, even for them.
Dang! I’d forgotten about that. (uh, oh am I a…nope. Still 4 fingers and a thumb). I kept thinking about Linda Kowalski. But that’s a really good example, especially since their reason was so important.
If Eden is the center of the “mutation” effect, does it lessen as you get further away? Is the other half of the world unaffected by the dimensional thing, and possibly the radiation from the war? Where is the “Great Green”?
Some of what she says seems to be from direct observation seen during experimentation (on inhabitants of Eden?). Although we haven’t seen memory loss after mutation, apparently she has. But, neither Kirbee or Wally can remember how they got to Eden. Is there something about Eden that causes that? Could Eden be the center of all this cross-dimensional bru-ha-ha? Did the Eden experiment cause this…and is it the reason only this iteration of the Endtown reality is still alive when all others around it are dead?( as described by the Fitz A.I.)
There was Oscar the crab: https://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2011/06/24
But everything in the parts of the world we’ve seen in this strip has been bare of other life.