I take that back. It does relieve you of
the burden of having to listen. Or even
Deathlok has turned his attention back to the class as a
whole. Nick is pensive. He's raising his hand.
Just because someone disagrees with you
doesn't make him a bad person. Next
Nick is perched on the edge of the teacher's desk. Brad is
visible speaking through his cupped hands as if they were a
This thing you've got about never killing
anybody...you've even programmed your
computer so itcan't kill anyone. I
guess what I'm trying to ask is--
--How come you're such a wuss!!
Deathlok puts his hand on Nick's shoulder paternally. His
other hand is on his pistol butt in his holster.
Nick, the "No Killing Parameter" is there
because I don't think I havethe right
to make life and death decisions.
And as far as my being a "wuss" goes. Let
me offer a small demonstration.--
Tight as Deathlok levels the plasma pistol directly at Brad.
--Say you've got a problem.
got a gun.
Relax "No Killing Parameter"?
You betcha, Computer.
Deathlok shoots Brad.
Deathlok speaks to class while Brad and his desk burns.
Problem solved, right? Wrong.
I haven't dealtwith the problem.
Brad's opinions and arguments are just as
valid as they were before I killed him.
All I've proved is that I'm stronger
than him. If might makes right then
Doctor Doom is morally superior to Mother
Theresa. I mean, he can beat her arm
Deathlok speaks directly to Nick.
Anymoron can shoot a problem in the
kneecaps. But if you want to have a
positiveeffect on the world you live in
Deathlok holsters his gun. He's speaking to the class.
If I acted without thinking, if I
constantly used force to resolve
problems, if I used the power that comes
from the barrel of a gun to enforce my
World-view on every one who disagreed
with me, thenI'd be a wuss.
Do you guys all understand?
Angle on the class.
Sure thing, Deathlok. Before you go,
could you shoot somebody else for us?
Interior Deathlok's room. Deathlok sits up in bed with a
Unit is reacting inappropriately to random
series of brain-generated negative images.
Images have no corresponding basis in
Deathlok is standing next to his bed, trying to shake off the
You mean I had a nightmare.
Affirmative. As predicted, biological
systems' inability to properly absorb
caffeine has caused disturbance in REM