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18 responses to “Making It VI”

  • Gamebook on June 11, 2020 at 12:39 AM

    That right there is the very essence of being a villain. You refuse to acknowledge any consequences or responsibilities for your actions.

  • Nealithi on June 11, 2020 at 6:34 AM

    There is also a bit on criminal justice in there.
    He was incarcerated for his crimes and did his time. IE paid his debt to society. Yet society will look at the past and say that criminals can never change. Anyone else can change, but not criminals.

  • Hugin on June 11, 2020 at 9:19 AM

    @Nealithi

    He can change, sure. And he’s paid his debt(maybe, I’m not getting into that here). But that doesn’t mean those he harmed in the past are obligated to trust him or forgive him. As Break points out, he’s attempted to kill her. Her going into every interaction with him assuming he might try it again is being smart.

  • The Passing Critic on June 11, 2020 at 10:01 AM

    I am really growing to like this guy =)

  • C. on June 11, 2020 at 10:39 AM

    An annoyed expression and “Let it go,” would be an appropriate response if Break was upset that Make had borrowed a dollar and not paid it back. It’s not an appropriate response for him trying to kill her.

    Gamebook stated it perfectly. If Make had admitted, “You’re right, I was horrible to you, I’m sorry,” he could be forgiven. But his reaction shows he couldn’t care less about the results of his actions.

  • norman728 on June 11, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    sadly he also seems to be suffering a bit of depression and isn’t quite ready to acknowledge his past, which is harder since it’s right in face

  • Black Rose on June 11, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    How will this turn out? How long ago did we last see Make and Break?

  • Livvy on June 11, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Ooooh hohoho. If he’d said that like that to me, I’d be flipping that desk.

  • The Passing Critic on June 12, 2020 at 1:26 AM

    Just to cover people who are annoyed at his flippant attitude-You cant blame a guy for mouthing off at someone whos gone utterly out of their way to go after him the second hes gotten out of a lengthy prison sentence while he seems more interested in moving on and getting his life together.Idve probably said a casual obscenity as a full stop to his sentance myself so I consider him quite restrained.

  • Nealithi on June 12, 2020 at 6:04 AM

    +1 to The Passing Critic. Sorry there is no up vote in this forum.

    Slightly to the side as I don’t recall if this was answered. (Or I even remembered to ask.)
    But how is Break a hero? I don’t mean she is bad, I mean I thought the heroes had to go to college and get licensed?

  • The Passing Critic on June 12, 2020 at 9:19 AM

    @ Nealithi Though its not been said on page I assume there’s probably a heavily policed path for young heros as the Hero agency is all about profits and break wouldve been highly marketable to an untapped market when she started.That said even the agency would be terrified of dealing with the press covering injured children so until recently Breaks probably been a sidekick to a well established(And high tier) hero in all but name and probably got a lot of on the job training in private.Though even with that I like to think that Breaks a rare exception because of her intelligence and most kids are held off by a boatload of redtape until they are ready go the college route.

  • Ragnarok101 on June 12, 2020 at 9:22 AM

    Aaaaand now we see why Break is pissed. Yup, cool, now I can be mad at both of them – Break for being stalkerish and Timmy here for being a psychopathic git.

  • NoRAd on June 12, 2020 at 11:45 PM

    ESH She hasn’t exactly given him any kind of chance to show that he HAS changed, but he hasn’t done anything to prove that he deserves a chance. A few pages ago I was annoyed that she was treating him like that right out of prison (Or Juvie, I guess?), but his deflecting here is kind of evidence that she chose correctly in not giving him the benefit of the doubt.

    My guess is that one or both of them is going to have to take an extraordinary step for them to actually get along.

  • Gin on June 15, 2020 at 3:57 PM

    I think something else we might be missing here is what ELSE happened between the last time we saw these two and now. How many times did he try to kill her? Was it just what we saw in-comic, or were there other incidents? (not saying the number of times mitigates anything, just something to consider in the level of venom we’re seeing from Break)

    Like, no, a victim is absolutely not obligated to forgive the person who hurt them, no matter how long that person spent in prison. At the same time, FOLLOWING that person and purposefully inserting themself into the person’s life, ie getting into the same school and sabotaging any possibility at a social life? That’s another level and leaves me feeling less charitable towards Break.

  • Lance Taylor on June 15, 2020 at 11:36 PM

    Has anyone ever read “The Killing Joke”?

    Batman more than once told The Joker that he would get him help, help cure him if it was even possible, get him proper treatment if there was no cure to at least manage his illness and he meant every word of it. It is asking a lot, and I am over simplifying the issue, but if The Dark Knight can offer an olive branch why can’t other people. Different realities/universe’s, but why is it impossible when the time of punishment is finally over with?

  • Livvy on June 17, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Probably because she is a fourteen (fifteen?) year old girl who has been traumatized by actual attempts to kill her, which he admits to? It’s all well and good for Batman, a full grown adult (who has been crime fighting people with mental illness for decades) to finally be like “Hey bud, let’s get you some help.”

    Break isn’t a full grown Batman yet.

  • Ugwump on June 22, 2020 at 8:36 AM

    It occurs to me that if he really wanted to kill her he could just build a small drone with a shaped charge on it, have it fly into her room while she’s sleeping and blow her head off. However, pointing this out to her would not really the way to defuse tension.

  • Greywolf1963 on June 27, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Break is the specific counter to his own powers (which he has used consistently for villainy. The last time we encountered these two he was controlling two adults and terrorizing them to the point where even though Sidekick Girl thought the “father” was a world class villain, he could not expose the boy as the real culprit. I believe the boy was around 10 at the time, and already a mastermind criminal. As for his making a drone to kill her….her power is to break things. Anything he makes, she can break and disable. The answer of how she is a hero is a special exemption for high powered specialized children. She has lots of limitations on what she is allowed to do. Again she is basically the specific counter to his powers, so what looks like her being stalkerish is just her doing her job. I don’t really like the intimidation tactics she is using, she is bordering on harassment but he has proven himself very dangerous in the past, even to her.

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