Strip 29: Point of No Return
While it was probably pretty obvious by this point that our Dy-Gar is not THE Dy-Gar, it should hopefully come as a surprise to find out that the name Dy-Gar is, essentially, a title. Even though the MANTRA contains elements of the original Dy-Gar’s mind, it’s an incomplete consciousness on its own, so every robot that merges with the MANTRA supplements the missing pieces with the experiences and personality traits that are already there. This creates a new personality from every robot “blessed” by the MANTRA, so in a way, every Liberation Program is Dy-Gar and, at the same time, none of them are.
But what about Arjuna? Did the MANTRA turn him into an emotionless automaton, or was it battle damage like Dy-Gar suggested? Was it something else entirely? We’ve been better about doling out plot points so far, and that’s a trend we’d like to continue, so keep that in mind as we roll on.
P.S. I’m super excited for the next strip. And...basically every strip until the end of Part 2. I’ve just finished the script and we’re sitting at 53 strips, so we’re more than halfway done!
- J.S. Conner
August 20th 2015