#130: Batter Up

RJ 17

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Huh...I wouldn't have thought a sword that big could move fast enough to pull off Genji's deflect against bullets. :3
 

2xDouble

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I understand this is awesome and relatively important to the events at hand, but I feel like an awful lot of time has passed here, when there's supposed to be a pretty clear time limit. On the other hand, anime physics means anime time, where "five minutes" means four or five 30-min episodes... dozens of weekly strips, easily.
 

Somebloke

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Most exciting cricket game in some time! Who armed the opposing team with Hilti impact drills? :7
 

Grumpy Ginger

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RJ 17 said:
Huh...I wouldn't have thought a sword that big could move fast enough to pull of Genji's deflect against bullets. :3
From the looks of its he's taking advantage of the how ludicrously broad the sword is and just using it as a shield.
 

FPLOON

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Wow... Talk about a bunt knockout...

Other than that, how to prove that a sword is better than a gun...
 

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hittite said:
Ok but seriously, what happened to the sword's nose ring?
Holy crap you said the exact thing I wanted to say! Exact same wording, too...

Turns out, he has several swords, only one seems to have the rings, and he's not using this one for the infiltration plan (the rings aren't in any strips since they got to the building). I went back to when they were in the hideout after fleeing to check (strip #114).
 

Fractral

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Watching people deflect bullets with a sword was one of the best bits of Advent Children. Not that it mattered- in the established Final Fantasy continuity, a gun ranks somewhere below spitting on enemies as a way of dealing damage.
 

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Fractral said:
Watching people deflect bullets with a sword was one of the best bits of Advent Children. Not that it mattered- in the established Final Fantasy continuity, a gun ranks somewhere below spitting on enemies as a way of dealing damage.
Edgar's auto crossbow, however, is a handheld death machine.
 

Kenjitsuka

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Sure, now he looks OP. But when not-Sephiroth shows up he's suddenly weaker than a Mayfly...
 

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RJ 17 said:
Huh...I wouldn't have thought a sword that big could move fast enough to pull off Genji's deflect against bullets. :3
Size matters less than density, if that sword were made of carbon fiber it would be light enough to lift with one hand easily, magnesium alloy is not much more dense than that and is still stupidly light.

Imperioratorex Caprae said:
RJ 17 said:
Huh...I wouldn't have thought a sword that big could move fast enough to pull of Genji's deflect against bullets. :3
JRPG Physics. Mass is no factor in agility. :)
Any Physics, Size != Mass. Density acutally matters. If this were carbon steel the guy would need stupid arms and shoulder muscles to swing it, but if it were a low density material like I mentioned bove he could swing it about like a toohpick. Not to mention exotic materials like Aerogel.

Grumpy Ginger said:
RJ 17 said:
Huh...I wouldn't have thought a sword that big could move fast enough to pull of Genji's deflect against bullets. :3
From the looks of its he's taking advantage of the how ludicrously broad the sword is and just using it as a shield.
More like a cricket bat. The blocking of a VERY hard ball with the flat side of the bat seems a lot more like this than shielding.

P.S. For Americans reading this, Cricket is to Baseball what Rugby is to American Football, a gentleman's game without all the cowardly need for padding and an actual international following as a sport instead of just American teams competing to see who can get a brain disorder the fastest.
 

Borty The Bort

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You know,if you were to shove that sword in a doorway and had it pointed vertically,you could probably block the door entirely and stop anybody from getting past.
 

rosac

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Getting some serious zack fair vibes going on here, not sure I can re-live that.
 

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vallorn said:
P.S. For Americans reading this, Cricket is [...] a gentleman's game without all the cowardly need for padding [...]
You wot, mate. Batsmen wear kneepads, helmets with face shields, and cups!
 
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KarmaTheAlligator said:
hittite said:
Ok but seriously, what happened to the sword's nose ring?
Holy crap you said the exact thing I wanted to say! Exact same wording, too...

Turns out, he has several swords, only one seems to have the rings, and he's not using this one for the infiltration plan (the rings aren't in any strips since they got to the building). I went back to when they were in the hideout after fleeing to check (strip #114).
So what you're saying is that this is his stealth sword, and that he left his fancy pierced one because it was too flashy for undercover stuff?