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morgana006 ([personal profile] morgana006) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-07-30 09:29 pm

One Perfect Moment: Atomic Robo

Choosing One Perfect Moment for Atomic Robo is difficult because it's like a whole series of One Perfect Moments. But this scene, I think, really shows what Atomic Robo is about.

Atomic Robo, volume 3, issue 4. Two pages.

So Atomic Robo is fighting a being beyond time and space. He's fought the same being at different points in his life, and this is when you finally see what happened.

For the record, these are 1926 Robo (Holy socks!), 1957 Robo (with the fancy jacket), 1971 Robo (with the blue shirt and funny hat), and 2009 Robo (in the t-shirt).
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[personal profile] thokstar 2010-07-31 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
But what if a future version of you decides he doesn't like the current version of you and gives those code phrases to evil time-travelers? How are you planning on dealing with that?
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[personal profile] khamelea 2010-07-31 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
Don't you want your future self to succeed in their endeavours?
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[personal profile] glprime 2010-07-31 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
My self-loathing prevents future versions from allowing others to defeat me. Only *I* can defeat me.

Nothing prepares you for an evil future version of yourself. It's an Enemy Mine scenario at best with time-traveling.

But I'm a skeptical guy by nature, so a good-future-me would play their cards openly ("I'm going to kill 15 people to avert World War III/The Great Plague", "We have to steal and destroy this technological research to stop the robot A.I. uprising"), while a bad-future-me would have to play an elaborate chess game to make everything they want appear more constructive than destructive, while also psychologically manipulating me with speeches and actions.

And knowing that as myself now, bad-future-me's would change their style accordingly, so...

Let's just say teaming-up with myself would be a last resort for all parties involved.