Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Committee Edition
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"What do you imagine it sounds like when Keller speaks? A human voice with a metallic reverb? A person and a synthesiser talking in unison? Retro 8-bit chiptune noises?" -Mercury
I picture it sounding like a person and a robot talking in unison, yeah! That seems about as improbable as the construction of his actual head.
"This comic has the Committee's full name, which specifies 'North American.' Is that a relic of its founding, or are there multiple committees?" -Keith
There are no other "Committees" per say, but there are presumably other regional organizations of supernatural and criminal folks around the world. None of them have the global sway or influence of the Committee, but they would interact with them and have some degree of control over local affairs. In other words, picture them as being autonomous, but subordinate to the whims and status quo laws of the more-powerful Committee by necessity.
Within the S&F universe, the bulk of "inhuman" life currently resides in the Underground, which is an interconnected network of subterranean cities confined largely to North America. While there are certainly other pockets of inhuman society around the world, none of them have the safety, space, resources, or infrastructure of the Underground's major cities, and a lot of inhumans have migrated to the Underground over the centuries for that reason.
"You don’t consider her ghostly echoes to actually be Candice herself? [According to a previous Q and A.] I find that an interesting philosophy… but isn’t it kind of unfair? If I woke up semi-sharing a body with Brain, I’d be rather insulted to have people claiming that I’m some sort of doppelgänger pretending to be their old friend arch-nemesis." -Jake
I think it's best to think of the Candice voice in Brain's head as being a very strong imprint or impression of Candice's personality that was gouged into Hart during their final struggle. And what's left of Hart is kind of a shadow of the original, too. As Brain points out, neither of them have enough substance to exist on their own anymore; they only exist as aspects of Brain's increasingly fractured psyche.
That's a wrap for this week, team. Come back on Monday, though, for our next comic!