Also my internet at home died :( sorry for the late update.
I've got a bad feeling about this. O_o;;
No like seeing tears in eyes, especially lupine characters.
I get the feeling, since Al is there, Alpha may try to do something.... crazy.
Given that this is Alpha's third trial for something "human related" exile seems like a bad idea. I have the impression that Bagheera feels like there is nothing more she can do. She may be right, but with Alpha's history and the rage she's showing, she's going to lash out at somebody. I could hope she goes to the South Haven and lives a quiet life there, but I can't see that happening. I am concerned about Al (who could become a target of opportunity) and Deniz.
Whelp. There we have it folks. Exile.
I think going to another community could be good for her. At least one that might have less human interaction(if possible?). Maybe they'll have someone that can help her there, but I agree some Darwinskeeper I don't think this is going to end well even if the trail is done.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the bear female sitting as one of the judges the same bear female that was at the incident this trial was all about? I suppose there could be more than one bear female in the place. I'm just curious. The hairstyles look similar.
Jason Canty (Guest)
While Alpha is part human, she seems to have very human irrational emotion of holding toxic grudges. I can't see this going well soon, it might in the future, but really people like these IRL hold on to their feelings because that's all they know what to hold on too. Its to hard for them to ease up on that irrational hate.
@Darwinskeeper: I doubt Al will be a likely target,the one we need to watch for now is Deniz,as Alpha will probably see him as the cause for her exile. Also,Alpha might start a group of hybrids that human hunt.If so,this would be bad for everyone,including the other hybrids. I understand baghy wants to do what is best for the community, but they should at least give her an escort or tracker of some sort.For a week(time allotted for Alpha to heal her wounds)they are covered,but after that,I believe that it will become whoever she can get her hands on first that is human.Worst case scenario,she goes after some random stranger and they survive to tell the tale,and even if they don't,the death will be all over the news,and it might re-ignite the search for the remaining hybrids,which will cause more horror and suffering to fel and the rest.I don't believe al is to likely as he has fel to protect him,and I'm pretty sure tiger is stronger than wolf.
@BritDillinger: Its hard to say, but our bear judge could easily be the same bear girl who accompanied Alpha and Trace. That would explain the way she stared at the table in the last panel of the previous strip after Alpha lost it and ruined that table. If she did hang out with Alpha right before the scuffle with Mugger, she would probably feel sympathy to her cause, and feel let down that Alpha damaged that cause.
@Darwinskeeper: Looked a lot more like she was pushing herself up out of her seat to me. It wouldn't be the first time I've seen that sort of body language.
Muggs? Keep a close eye on your man. You too, Fel, I'm getting the feeling that this will not be the last time she would cause trouble involving humans. People like her don't see themselves in fault, they see themselves as justified in their cause or hatred. So, BE CAREFUL AND WATCH OUT FOR YOUR MEN.
Patch Katz (Guest)
I feel a civil war coming somewhere in the future... Maybe there's a reason the South Haven is so eager to receive her...
Sherbert T Cat (Guest)
And thus another loose end to the story is tied up.
@Darwinskeeper: Is it possible that maybe she was just pushing herself up from the table?
We can't automatically assume that her facing the table was her effectively going "weeeell shit."
@Darwinskeeper: What I see here is the enforcement of a three-strikes policy for this sort of thing. I'm not saying that there's NOTHING WRONG AT ALL, but I'm saying that although Bagheera probably feels like there's nothing she can do, they established rules and regulations for living, and if they're to keep any sort of order, they're going to obviously try to abide by them best they can... even if that means that someone that helped make them is to take the fall. No one is invincible.
on another unrelated note, the way Alpha's POV was done for the 7th panel was superb.
Justice and Wrongdoing are not mutually exclusive.
i don't think this is going to end well..... i'd definitly be more cautious if i was any of the humans or mugger. i don't think exile was a good choice here. they should have imprisoned her long term.
@CinnamonGunner: i completely agree. Alpha is definitely going to come up again.
pretty jodye flacko
This is going to be Pearl Harbor all over again
Am I the only one that has looked at this situation, from the first comic where Alpha attempted to take the case, as fundamentally Mugger's fault? Although her being innocent is the "feel-good" ending, to me it feels like it isn't that simple.
While I am aware that Alpha "started" it by blocking Mugger's way, the first physical contact was Mugger when she pushed Alpha's arm away. It could be argued that Alpha upped it significantly by grabbing Mugger's arm and attempting to take the case next, but...
Does that really justify Mugger's response of using her chainsaw bracelet to shred Alpha's arm? Judged later as a "toy" or not, I found the whole scene to be rather shocking and a huge over-reaction to Alpha's actions. And again, while Alpha's choice to attack with intent to kill is certainly a strike against her, did Mugger really give her much of a choice by telling Alpha that the weapon she used was lethal and could have killed her?
So, to be honest, although I find the way the arguments are displayed and the pro-Mugger "reveals" to be fun to watch, they appear to be more about looking cool than being legally or logically sound. Theatrics aside, Mugger attacked first and did so with what Alpha thought was intent to kill - what is revealed about her "actual" actions AFTER the fight is honestly not nearly as important as what happened in the heat of the moment.
Now, of course this doesn't make Alpha's actions okay, as I doubt trying to kill someone who is running away could be considered self-defense. But to me, the situation seems much less clear than a straightforward, "Mugger innocent, Alpha guilty."
@Anonemous: Mugger's intent throughout the initial conflict was to incapacitate any resistance--while her methods seem extreme, they were entirely to induce panic and confusion in any would-be assailants. We know how capable Muggers really is, as well; it wouldn't have served any purpose of hers to permanently injure anyone, much less kill them and claim self-defense.
I suppose it all comes down to how far either party would take their agenda, and Alpha made it clear that she could not restrain herself were it to come down to the serious notes.
And Tim & Eric's Pierre has a DAD feeling about this.
I don't think Alpha will be going on a rampage or something similar. I mean Alpha is crying and probably not because she gets exile, but Alpha believes she failed to protect her sisters from "those" Humans. Now Alphe will probably fall in a deep depression.
@Mechfried: I like that idea that Alpha may go off the deep end in a different direction. I can actually see her maybe attempting suicide at the south haven because her combined hatred and depression scarred her so deep. Not likely,but possible.
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