Jeemaneez, I was NOT expecting that! I'm really, REALLY hoping this is a dream or perhaps an illusion set up by Annie to show Kat how being reckless and how the consequences of not allowing anyone to set boundaries for her by saying 'no' can go horribly wrong.
You'd think for ANY scientist, putting something in their body that would intrinsically change it would have HUNDREDS of tests before the final product was put in. Either Kat's ego has gotten so big she thinks she can do no wrong or there's something else going on right now.
Hm, you know, looking at the page again, something about the way the boom speed lines are drawn is reminiscent of the astral bone shards that were spiritually stabbing Annie. Might just be a coincidence, but worth mentioning in case in case it gets me cookies later.
Aw man I hate it when I get my regular computer chips and my exploding bomb chips mixed up
mmmaybe she accidentally triggered a self-destruct she built in case of Court tampering? Or maybe it's like Star Trek consoles and you just can't get high performance without filling it with explodium.
This is how Kat gets fatally injured and there is no other way to save her than uploading her mind into a NewPerson...
and voila, MechaKat Deification and Apotheosis.
I wonder if her technology could actually do that with human brain instead of a robot? Sounds like some sci-fi plot where people live forever by transferring their consciousness into new bodies from time to time. Still, the first thing i thought of is this guy:
I'm really, REALLY hoping this is a dream or perhaps an illusion set up by Annie to show Kat how being reckless and how the consequences of not allowing anyone to set boundaries for her by saying 'no' can go horribly wrong.
Annie’s “illusion” would be soundless. She could do it for real without serious damage to Kat (only a few bruises/scratches/mild burns). While no one can see she is just a little bit spaced out (etherically active Paz could notice shenanigans, but… Annie rarely remembers to do it, without any extra distractions, and she was trained to “look around” as her very first exercise). Reach through the casing. A half-melted spot or small cut from the inside on its outer half, to direct the spray away from Kat. Then flash-boil a tiny part of the battery. BANG! A surgical strike, if you will. I don’t see how this would solve any of the problems involved, however. They may suggest to put big red OFF button on it the next time, or something, but Kat most likely will only be even more impatient. So Annie had method and opportunity, but no clear motive.