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I’m going to be shocked if that didn’t phase him.
message to Brain: shutdown -h now
He has… what? A pacemaker? Or should that be ‘had a pacemaker’
I think the word she was implying would be “brain”. Which then completes the statement in the last panel. No extra equipment required.
No, I don’t think she means his brain. She touched him on his chest. I’d say she disrupted the micro-impulse controlling his heart.
Or taking away the power from an area, caused an unintentional “salute” on his part. Which means an area below the waist is being propped up
that controls your…heart.
Oh, so you do have one!
That’s what I thought too, but “brain” could work.
That’s what you call a real heart-attack.
Well, the page title at the top of the comments is:
Have a heart…
So I’ll go with her having just shutdown his pacemaker.
What I think is ironic, is that if this guy is a cape, that is supposed to make him a good guy right? But he still doesn’t know how to take no for an answer.
Any instance where a guy refuses to meet a woman’s eyes and instead insists on staring at her chest while trying to push his own (very obvious) interests off on her after she has said NO repeatedly regardless of what she is wearing, smacks of a potential rapist to me.
Not much of a good guy in my book. Doesn’t matter who you are or what side of the cape you are on, sexual harassment is still sexual harassment, and he deserves whatever he gets for his trouble.
I’m not sure how much sense this makes, because if he had a pacemaker, I don’t care how much of a superhero he is, the electronics in his chest should have been fried in the previous comic.
Why so? Tony Stark has a bad heart, but he’s been zapped by lightning more times than he can remember… Supers are pretty hard to kill.
At least LL won’t be needing a defilibrator to haul him back over the line. And in the end some repeated un-zapping and zapping should teach him to show some respect for a half-naked lady in spandex.
pacemaker, heart it’s hard to guess which one was meant but is still a very good comic
She means heart. The heart runs on electricity. When someone gets an EKG or ECG (same thing) it is displaying the electrical activity of the heart.
*** Human Physiology read at your own risk ***
All the cells in the heart have the ability to generate electrical activity to cause the heart to beat. Normally the cells are suppressed because the SA (sinoatrial) node discharges first and suppresses the rest of the heart tissue (myocardium) aka overdrive suppression. If the SA node is knocked out (various causes) the AV (atrioventricular) node kicks as a back up. If that fails you have the hisperkinje fibers attempt to drive the heart. But if you’re reached this point you’ve generally seen a cardiologist.
For instance atrial fibrillation is where the SA node is not working as it is supposed to and the atria of the heart are working appropriately.
The above is extremely simplified.
*** End ****
She either rendered his heart unable to beat by absorbing all the electrical discharges from his entire heart or sent him into ventricular fibrillation. (like Atrial fibrillation but much much worse.
Hope this help. 🙂
Not just the heart… she could just as easily be messing with any part of the nervous or muscular systems. There’s a lot of electrical activity in the human body, after all.
True there is a lot of electrical activity in the body. The entire peripheral and central nervous systems, the musculoskeletal system, and a few others run off electricity. I’m in total agreement with you about electricity and the human body.
My reasoning as to why it must be his heart: This unnamed cape is collapsing very quickly but not immediately. The timing of collapse reasons that it must be his heart. If the muscles were sent into spasm he’d be writhing on the on the floor. Looking at panel 4 he’s out and not moving. If she pulled all of the electricity impulses from his muscles he’d collapse immediately before panel 3. I’d argue he’d have to collapse in panel 0. If his diaphragm were stopped you’d see him turn blue first then pass out and he’d be unable to speak either. No air movement means essentially no speech.
The fact that he passed out quickly not immediately means that the brain was starved of oxygen. The brain’s reserve of oxygen lasts a few seconds at best before it starts shutting down, Analagous to a choke hold. Cut the blood flow from the carotids to the brain and the person collapses within seconds. Those few seconds is enough time for a few sentences before you realize your in trouble. Seems like in panel 2 the effects are starting and he’s out by panel 3.
If she were to over charge his brain he’d have seizure like activity and then pass out. But if she pulled the electrical discharges from his brain in that scenario he’d pass out before getting any sentences out. He would be analogous to a brain dead person for those few brief moments. Though technically the definition of brain death, when pronouncing someone dead in the ICU, has nothing to do with brain electrical activity.
But hey, Brad is the only one that knows for sure. In end go with whatever interpretation suits you and maximizes your enjoyment of this awesome series.
I’m going to go with: LL put a “choke hold” on this cape’s heart. Thereby stopping the forward flow of blood causing his brain to run out of its oxygen reserves resulting in him passing out.
What really matters is that LL opened up a can of whoop a$$ in the most subtle way. He didn’t know he had been served until later…
Yes, heart. An artificial “pacemaker” restores the electrical impulses of the natural “pacemaker” that is the relationship between the brain and the nerves of the heart.
And the page title reads: “Have a heart”. I’m guessing it’s the heart.
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