Spaceknight Saturdays: More Strays

Issue 70. My once mighty stack of boarded and bagged Rom Spaceknight has dwindled to the height of the slimmest of trade paperbacks. And we are most definitely in epilogue mode. The war is over and Rom is picking up stray Spaceknights and hopefully bringing them home, and ferreting out the remaining Dire Wraith nests and giving them a lift to Limbo.

Last issue, he picked up two of the least effective members of the Spaceknight Squadron, Seeker and Scanner, and holding hands, they went on their merry way. Don't ask, don't tell. But now, Scanner has detected another Spaceknight on a wild planet with an ecosystem in hyperdrive...
Seeker and Scanner's thing is that they are a team, totally in each other's bubble, and they resist becoming a trio. They are brother and sister, an exception to the rule that only one child per Galadorian family could be drafted, and so genetically similar, their abilities had to be as well. That's new information: The Spaceknight powers are keyed to some genetic potential! Seeker and Scanner's power: Incessantly trying to stop Rom from using his abilities.
Even when they get attacked by a giant serpent, his status as "Greatest of the Spaceknights" isn't respected.
Even when Seeker - in his biootiful butterfly form - is losing his battle against the monster.
Thankfully, Seeker does turn the tide by shooting a missile right into the creature's mouth.
This taking of a life outrages the Lawful Good Rom, but he shouldn't have worried, Seeker is so lame, all he has are SEDATIVE missiles. So they can be friends again.
Or whatever you call THAT. Hey Scanner, don't point, don't tell.

My favorite bit: They prop the serpent up in a tree so it doesn't drown.
But back to our story. The Spaceknight come upon a strange sight: Dire Wraiths building a temple for some unseen god!
Cut off from their magics, they have become easy prey for the godly voice that has enslaved them and can strike at them from the Great Beyond.
But once it speaks, Scanner's analysis reveals it is none other than a former colleague of the Spaceknight Squadron: Unam the Unseen!
AKA Unam the Whiny Bitch, his only power is invisibility, and in his first appearance, was real emo about having such a passive power (like, Red Tornado level emo). Now he's gone off the deep end and having found a way to lord it over the Wraiths, wants to build himself up as a god. That doesn't sit well with Rom who is being begged by the Wraiths to be freed from a life of servitude and thrown into Limbo. As he trains his Neutralizer on them, however, Unam jumps him.
Apparently, stopping Rom's badassery is a Spaceknight Squadron thing. Kinda makes sense, given that they need half a dozen people to do what Rom can do alone. But Unam has forgotten one thing:
Invisibility is his only power! Yeah, bitch. Feel it. Then, Rom zaps the Wraiths and the Spaceknights leave the planet, Unam, and his broken spirit behind.

Next: Raak the Breaker! Finally, a Spaceknight with some chops!

4 comments:

Martin Léger said...

Very much random, but I was watching South Park and Rom is in one episode only for a moment in imagination land but I'm positive that it's him. Thought I was cool, might re-run tonight on comedy network if you have it.

Siskoid said...

I NEED A SCREENCAP OF THIS!

Martin Léger said...

With some Google Fu (which I continually found nintendo 64 ROMS of south park) I finally found a picture.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/Rom/showimage.cgi?f=southpark.jpg;n=Rom+in+South+Park

Siskoid said...

Yes! I've seen this actually. I'd completely forgotten it.

 

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