Comic 572 - Scapegoat for a Ghost
28th Oct 2020, 12:00 AM in The Passage
Scapegoat for a Ghost
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
"I did the crime, but I was possessed by a ghost at that time" - hardly a defense that any judge would buy...
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Zero Hour edit delete reply
Zero Hour
Well at least he doesn't want to stay in her body indefinitively
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
He may operate via the "ghost roams the mortal world until their unfinished business is done" logic...
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
I renemember Boris Karloff (or rather a character he played) tried to pull this trick off once, but it didn't work out exactly as planned.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Entity possesses person, commits crime, person gets punished for crime while entity gets away scot-free - seems like a rather obvious ploy to (try to) pull off, so it doesn't surprise me at all that other authors already had this idea long before me!
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
The first part worked well, but the changing/ leaving part failed. But the best part was the "ghost" transferred into the manager, who just had to open the business meeting of his company without having any clue about it - but mastered it simply with self confidence and ignorance. Explains a lot about business decisions.
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
completely agree with 2nd panel!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
To be honest, while the juxtaposition of the modern day "woke" adventurer Kanny with a far more oldschool version of the same character archetype was of course part of this premise from the get-go, it only later occurred to me that readers could potentially interpret this as an allegory of a lot of rather dark things... I thus felt that within the comic I should at least scratch on the surface of all that.