Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Carl Edition
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"Say, are we ever going to see Carlyle again ? Sam looks like he could do with his advice, at the moment. (Either way, the parallel with 'Carl' in those last two strips has been a blast.)" -Emilien
I don't think so, no!
I mean, I guess I should never say never, since Carlyle has already popped up one more time than I said he ever would. But his role in Sam's story, I think, is good and finished. After everything that's happened, Sam really needs to deal with his own mess. He can't lean on the crutch of a sagely guru to figure things out for him anymore. (Which I guess is kind of what those comics with Carl are all about!)
"Is Hart actually technically the Ninja Emperor just now? He technically killed the old emperor right? Although it wasn't a complete wipeout of the council. Or is it Candice? Or perhaps Brain because he contains them?" -James
Candice is the one who finished off the old emperor -- as in, the actual human emperor that Hart was riding around in. So, that would have made her the rightful successor, had she survived.
But since she didn't -- ghostly echoes aside -- there actually isn't a proper successor. The line ended with her. The Mafia disolved, and if Sam and Mr. Blank hadn't wilfully misled everyone in order to resurect it, it would (and should) have stayed that way.
"Have you ever noticed the similarities between the Erasers (and, if you tweak the idea slightly, maybe NMS too) and the SCP foundation?" -Niajah
Yeah! I was only introduced to the SCP a couple of years ago, but I think anyone who reads up on the SCP fiction will notice has some conceptual similarities with the Erasers and the Committee. I am not surprised the SCP stuff took off... it's a fun idea to play with!
That's a wrap for this week, team. See you on Monday for a new comic containing a surprise familiar face!