Comic 750 - The Eye of the Dragon
13th Apr 2022, 12:00 AM in Satellite
The Eye of the Dragon
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
After Selene jabbed a friggin' fork into Xenon's eye, she got the very nifty Eye of the Dragon from Drake Industries.
Its little red holographic projections that help Xenon fly the ship and dodge the satellite beams * however rather remind me of one of Nintendo's most infamous flops**...

* After all, the satellite already downed a capsule steered by a robot, so evading maneuvers are certainly no easy task!

** Hmm, the toy angle makes me wonder...
Eye of the Dragon...
Dragon Ultra VR...
User comments:
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
It makes me sick how in love these two are!

Edit: yeah, it would certainly appear that Drake and ToyCo are already trading technology. Whether that’s a deliberate decision by Tiny is the question… I would guess yes, in that Tiny is aware of the potential non-entertainment uses of Dragon Ultra VR, and that she would rather see a “friendly” company exploiting that tech than someone she definitely doesn’t trust like MARSEC/Aegis.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
They're bickering like an old married couple... whose divorce is long overdue!
(Man, that would be a really fucked up ship...)

And yeah, perhaps Tiny considers it indeed "the lesser evil" when the tech at least remains "in he family"...

(Interestingly, the Dragon Ultra VR connection only occurred to me while I was writing that author comment. However, this doesn't preclude that I already had that in mind back when I first came up with the Eye of the Dragon, but I don't distinctly remember that.)
Jeremy7 edit delete reply
Jeremy7
The laser beam outside the porthole is just one continuous shot, Xenon is just really good at strafing her spacecraft.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Since the satellite is swiveling around to adjust the aim, a continuous shot would make things actually even more difficult...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Well, "Dragon" is a badass name for a brand, so it probably should be no surprise that someone in this industry snatched that name very early...