Mychyl

So, the president of TENka is also looking for Kleya — or so we’re assuming — as well?

If so, and if he’s paying any attention, I think he’s already suspicious. I have a feeling we’ll be meeting him before too long…..

Karadan

With mention of ‘too many resources to operate the safe room’ I have a feeling the president is somehow disconnected from the rest of the world. Perhaps he is in cryo suspension or something.

Hertzyscowicz

I recall some talk about taking over someone else’s avatar. Maybe that sort of thing is why they need a safe room when they contact the president.

Also, president of what? TENka? The World? Is there a difference?

A Person Am I

You are right, Bandits expression in panel five is hilarious. His inner pain makes me smile.

A Person Am I

DR. Grace, I mean. Man, I need to learn to spell check my comments.

Kaitoyuuki

I will never get used to how shiny his head is… It looks like he has two different parts of hair- one orange, one gray

Brainstorm

I wonder if all avatars on LIFE teleport head-first so they can come in talking. o_O

Edd

If I remember correctly, this is just the sort of action that will get Dr. Grace the respect he deserves from fans. Transforming him from just some guy, into a fast thinking smart guy.

Chikai

Heck Yea! <3 Dr. Grace! He's Soooo cool.

MSB

Why do I have a feeling these people aren’t as bad as they are putting off to be and are actually trying to find Kleya to -help- her rather than catch/harm her? O.o Then again, they could also be worried about alerting someone that is out to/will help her. *Shrugs* XD

Lurchibald

Hmmm… Maybe some of the bad guys aren’t so bad after all?…

Hero Blob 017 (aka Toma)
Hero Blob 017 (aka Toma)
Bah, so he only person in the whole of Second Life capable of beating Bandit is… her? There is, what? A billion+ users that use this virtual world? Arrogant much? How many fights of this type has he been in anyway? It’s not like there are no other people capable of making good specials either, they just happen to get recruited early on by these guys. Have they even tried to recruit her yet? I know she said she hates KENka but they haven’t really made the effort to get her on their side either, quite the opposite, in fact… Read more »
HalfTangible
1) Keep in mind that only ONE of these characters has jumped to that conclusion based on the fact that she won twice. 2) Bandit’s user is – by these characters’ own admissions – a brilliant programmer, and when you’re using a special, brilliant programming is how you win. The important thing is that Kleya has been beating him with specials that are programmed well enough that he can’t defend against them. New theory: The reason specials became so overcomplicated was to narrow down the search for hackers to programmers with a great deal of skill: those who make good… Read more »
Hero Blob 017 (aka Toma)
Hero Blob 017 (aka Toma)
Wow. *claps* Excellent theory! If that was the case it would blow almost every objection I have out of the water, for sure (the exception being my wondering as to why they haven’t tried to recruit her yet like they usually do). I’m not sold on it yet but I am certainly willing to concede it as a possibility. Good thinking Tangible! However, if that ISN’T the case. 1. I’m pretty sure 3 characters believe it’s her at this point. Dr. Grace, The Woman and Bandit. Why Bandit? Because he was the one that got her into the Tournament in… Read more »
HalfTangible
1. My point is that ‘the woman’ is the only one who’s SOLE reason for believeing it’s the Hacker girl they’re after is that she beat the Bandit twice with specials. Bandit has worked with the Hacker girl personally, and said that ‘[it] was DEFINITELY her’ after he got a chance to see how she acted when there WEREN’T thousands watching her. Dr.Grace is covering for her because he wants to find the hacker girl first (I’ll admit I don’t know WHY he cares who finds her but we don’t have all the details of Kleya’s past hacker career and… Read more »
HalfTangible

Oh, and since Bandit has yet to be beaten (and it’s theorized that the system is being cheated in some way) it’s possible something is in place in the system that means ONLY Kleya could win.

sidhe3141

New theory: Kleya can win easily because she designed the system in the first place. She knows all the exploits, and left a few backdoors.

OrtwinS

Well well… sounds like dr. Grace has some plans and secrets of his own.

Multiple entangled plotlines & motives > linear single character perspective

I like.

vendetta
So dear Doctor wants, whoever that girl is he is searching for, is not hunted by anyone else. Guess he will go for: the bandit needed to lose so they can analyze the special. We don’t even know if she really is the girl he is looing for, maybe the are searching for her mother? Calling a grownup woman a girl might be wrong, but it happens. After all these pages, we still don’t know much about the characters and their motivations. We know Kleya is a hacker, wants to become a hero. Why a hero? What did she do… Read more »
Razmoudah

Okay, there’s something you obviously missed from the early strips. Hackers are blamed for what happened to the world, so anyone who hacks the system is treated as an extremely high tier terrorist and threat to the world, no matter what they do with their talents.

Kelardry

I sort of assumed it was something to do with the way her mother died from the way Kleya was all sad after she beat Dani.

To Aneeka: Brilliant work! I’m pretty sure the art is improving! The characters seem really interesting with complicated emotions and motivations. I can’t wait to see where this goes!

Razmoudah

Soooo, why is he covering for Bandit’s failure? This just keeps getting more and more interesting.

ThunderGodSlice

Ah yes. Sometimes the thing that saves the Hero is the Villains all concealing their knives from each other, waiting for the perfect backstab.

Razmoudah
And here’s a comment regarding the Kickstarter project. Just this morning I found out about a site called Kicktraq which keeps track of the trending fund for a Kickstarter project. Here’s a link to the page for ‘Not a Villain’ to keep an eye on how it is trending. I really hope we can keep this trend going as according to it we should make it, although it’s hardly 100% accurate so the amount we end with will be different from what it is estimating at present, I just hope we keep getting backers/pledge increases so the project does make… Read more »
Hanna

I’m thinking Dr. Grace isn’t very happy with the president (is that like CEO of a company or an elected head of state, I don’t know) and would prefer to keep things under his own control instead, hence the blame-taking for the lost fight.

Also, I’m happy my previous prediction of us getting a scene change instead of seeing this conversation, was wrong. 😀

Some guy

Boss man got your back Bandit. He’ll just chew you out one on one.

david
Just another retelling of Snow White story! The president is a female, and of course like all females she gets jealous when someone is more popular than her. The “hacker” became more popular, all the other programmers fell in love with her rather than the president. So the president destroyed the world and framed the hacker of course. Everyone else is suspicious that the hacker didn’t really destroy the world, so are trying to find the hacker and find out what really happened and perhaps have a little romance on the side. But only the president knows the hackers deepest,… Read more »
Navert

That is a really odd retelling 🙂

Karadan

Especially considering the President is a male.

Razmoudah

Well, we still don’t know that it isn’t possible for a person to lie about their gender on L.i.F.e. so although as a collective whole it’s obviously false, but portions of it could be possible.

Orion

inb4 Kleya is the president’s daughter

Karadan

Maybe it’s just me, but this is the first time I noticed that Dr. Grace has a ring of grey hair like a balding old man.

Combined with the fact that he doesn’t look old and has that hat/dome head, it’s kinda easy to miss (I think).

Am I alone in taking a while to notice that?

bobby

wow i love coming her twice a week to hear ppl give different hypothisis, i think it says something about NAV fans. We are a smart bunch who love the idea of ppl with differnt, if even shady, morales lol

The Merry Lurker

Not sure if covering Bandit’s/his own @$$, or planned this all along…………..

Jason
SO MANY QUESTIONS!! Kim is convinced Kleya is the mysterious hacker… and her first reaction is to protect the president?! So they expect the mysterious-hacker-who-is-probably-Kleya to be aggressive! Why do they think Kleya has a grudge against him? Perhaps he was the one to stand up against Kleya’s villainy? Maybe he’s the true villain and Kleya was just a pawn used to do his dirty work (like a Jason Bourne)? Dr. Grace seems to be doing everything possible to make sure he and Bandit find the hacker first. Is he making a bid for power within Tenka? Perhaps he and… Read more »
mightycleric
I’m guessing that he will say that it was because she is a promising special user, and he wants to make sure Bandit looks beatable. These are both valid reasons to allow her to win, even if they aren’t true, so it could throw them off of Kleya’s trail for a bit and keep others from becoming involved. Since Bandit works for TENKA, it is probably good for him to lose sometimes in order to not give off the vibe that TENKA players are given special treatment that makes them unbeatable. Since TENKA is trying to show themselves to be… Read more »
Emy
Ok my current guess… “The President” is Kleya’s father (or exboyfriend but I like the father thing better),something hapened between her and her mother that estranged her and made her rethink her hacking ways and they are all actually looking for Kleya’s because she’s the daughter but the Dr doesn’t want the father involved because he wants the power of controling her himself, gives him an advantage over the “president”. And bandit used to be a fellow hacker who’s in love with her and seeking her out because he wants to protecxt her so he’s playing the Dr. to get… Read more »
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