Title: D-Cell Abuse?
Menarker - July 15, 2012 07:08 PM (GMT)
So, if you have been keeping up with the readings, you'd know that Alex got access to item duplication as one of his powers.
However, this makes me wonder a particular abuse issues, as the suspiciously specific strip title implies.
That is whether Alex could duplicate D-cells to essentially get infinite ammo for his over-powered Super Scope (Although having to take a few moments to reload after a few shots).
Of course, one factor that needs to be asked is if D-Cells counts as "mundane items" which is a specified requirement for any item to be duplicated.
And of course, the obvious question: "Could this go horribly wrong for Alex?"
aturtledoesbite - July 15, 2012 07:24 PM (GMT)
I think the question is more "How will it go horribly wrong for Alex?"
gopus - July 15, 2012 11:14 PM (GMT)
Why stop at the batteries? Why not just copy the scope itself?
aturtledoesbite - July 15, 2012 11:32 PM (GMT)
The Scope is unique and, therefore, not mundane.
Sir Donald - July 17, 2012 06:00 AM (GMT)
I'm thinking that Alex's present problem along those lines is that, while he has possession of a set of D-Cells, said cells are depleted. As in, have zero power. Therefore, even assuming that the D-Cells qualify as mundane, cloning the ones he has will just result in cloning dead batteries, which are only good as physical projectiles.
Which means that all he has to do if find some sort of slingshot and, while he won't be at full power, he'd still be back in business, of a sort.
Starcat5 - July 18, 2012 05:31 AM (GMT)
Actually, according to Wily, those batteries are rechargeable, and are in fact at full charge.
...sadly, Alex is unaware of this fact. :wall:
HeroicJay - July 19, 2012 08:32 PM (GMT)
The question is, what benefit would Alex get from duplicating the Scope or (when he finds out they're rechargable) the batteries? He can't fire two Scopes at once, and I doubt he'll want to risk the Scope and batteries falling into other people's hands (even his allies', but ESPECIALLY his enemies'.)