It’s possible he is being a jerk. But it is also possible that he is setting up “I” for a fall by giving “I” confidence that he is about to win, big time, when, in fact, he is about to lose game, set, and match.
Villains always seem to like to monologue, which inevitably blind-sides them.
Actually, I think that was Holly who heard the child crying. Flask killed it to put it out of its misery.
“Seemingly” might be the operative word here. Marx has performed some rather amazing things, but he also referred to them as interdimensional parlour tricks, if I recall. Therefore, he is not so much omnipotent as he is rather knowledgable about the multiverse he explores and interacts with. His encounter with Flask is a case in point. Flask was obviously once completely human, until she was transformed by this strange interdimensional phenomena into a cardoodle being, an amalgam of a human individuality with a an anthro body. When the exploding gun killed her, her physical face was horribly damaged, so Marx repaired it. The thing is, if Marx was omnipotent, why not put Flask back into her original human form? I think the reason he didn’t was because her individuality was no longer human, but anthro. Thus, I am guessing, Marx (being very knowledgable) did what was possible to do in that situation, sort of like a skilled mechanic being able to assemble or repair a car from parts in a car factory, but would not be able to assemble or repair a speedboat, because that’s not what was available to work with in the factory. So Mark did what he realized he could do, which was to give Flask a second chance in her current form of being.
Somehow, I doubt it. The spheres on the EF were created by the computer as a way of housing victims to provide “battery” power to the EF. And once the victim(s) in the spheres died, those battery containers were dead as a power source.
In contrast, the spheres our team is encountering here seem to be the “thoughts that think themselves” and seem to be heading for that geyser that allows them to be recycled and recombined in new forms of individuality, if I understand what Marx was trying to explain to Flask. Interestingly, these white globes must go through an interesting recombination process on their way upward towards becoming new recombinant individuals. Flask, on the other hand, was kept whole as an individual by Marx, and her dark-colored sphere simply rose upward within the stream of white globes, and popped out into another reality intact, as herself, with another chance at doing better this time.
we see Marx being nudged away by these same objects
Marx comments on this question in
Or, at least, appears to.
I am guessing the guns will have no objections. The only reason that the previous argument happened with the peacock was that he was no longer one of the “proper” topsiders, and why should the gun fire for him? These guys don’t have that same mark against them, so they should have no problems firing their zero guns.
One thing I have always been puzzled by, is why only the adult male crocs appear to be dumb as dirt. The croc wives seems to be reasonably intelligent, as are the children of either gender. (Although the wives choosing to marry such lunkheads would suggest that maybe there is a generic croc problem.) Is there any explanation for this, or is it just part of the running gag of how hapless a group of predators the adult males seem to be? Or is this just a Home Improvement schtick (among many other humor storylines) about how dumb adult males can be?
I believe that taking the morning after pill is a possibility, but I also think that the legislature outlawed receiving such a drug via mail. Which puts women in a similar bind to seeking abortion services out of state. I can’t believe the cruelty being exercised here.
Someone here a little earlier in the story sequence suggested that the shadowy figures (now revealed, at least from a distance), might very well be the “children” that this topsider group was developing as possible “human” inheritors of the earth, since the topsiders no longer seemed to be reproducing normally. When Wally and company were given a view of what the topsiders had created, they were horrified at the distorted “human” creations they were shown. What strikes me as interesting, is that, unlike the nightmare transfigurations that normal people turn into when the transformation occurs when they are conscious, these individuals are moving together as cohesive groups, rather than as random, slavering beasts. Could it be possible that they (although frightening to behold), might actually be rather similar to Sid’s creations (from Toy Story), where their disturbing external appearance belies their kind and helpful nature? And might these children be coming to the rescue of Wally and company?
Here’s hoping that Aaron can give us a closer view of the nature of these newcomers.