Dec 16, 2018 12:50 PM
Lorica lands in sentinels!mutant world
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"How long have these things been running around without Tinker maintenance?"

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"Eight...years...ish?"

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"We didn't find out about the turning on their creators part until a while after it had happened so it's hard to be precise."

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"That is a really long time! They should have been unable to keep up with their own repairs by now."

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"...Why?"

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"They do have some ability to repair each other," Edie clarifies.

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"Sure, some, but eight years is a long time to run without input from the original Tinker. Maybe a different Tinker picked them up."

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"...Okay, so when you say 'Tinker,' what do you actually mean?"

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"On my Earth, the main superhero organization and its associated unpowered supervillain response team use a system of labels to distinguish loose groupings of powers. Tinker is one of those. People who build, assemble, cook, etcetera, those are Tinkers. I'm a Tinker."

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"Weeeee don't have that. I mean, I guess maybe--maybe Hank. But I can't think of anyone else who even maybe qualifies, and the government wouldn't use a mutant to create mutant-hunting robots."

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"You call capes 'mutants' here?"

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"I mean, not every mutant actually has fun powers, but I can't think of anyone who has fun powers who didn't get it from being a mutant."

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"Okay. And nobody involved in making those robots had a power? Are you sure you haven't just... systematically failed to identify Tinkers as being the same kind of thing?"

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"I mean, unless literally all of them except Hank were somehow kept a secret from us..."

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"Data point: Hank used to work for the CIA."

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"...So unless there's something about Tinkers that would let the government pre-emptively get their hands on pretty much all of them, basically no."

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"Can't rule out a weird Trump in play. Where are we going, by the by?"

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"South. Away from all the Sentinels I can feel, I change course a bit when we hit a new one."

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"Okay. I can be useful but I need parts, this thing has maybe two more shots in it," she indicates her heat gun, "before it melts on me, and I left all my robots at home."

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"Next time I feel a dead Sentinel I'll steer over there."

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"Yeah, that'd be great, I bet I can co-opt one pretty good."

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"Just be reeeeaaaaaally careful."

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"If they really were designed by a non-cape, should be easy, regular tech is like Legos, but yeah, I'll be careful."

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"Like legos?"

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"It's just put together so simply! I mean, within my specialty, but that more than covers robots, so we're probably good."

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