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Heh. I'm happy to agree that it can't have been an annie-powered bomb - I've been arguing that doesn't make sense, after all. It just doesn't agree with a prior strip, which said that torpedos generally had an annie for both propulsion and payload.


I swear, this whole thing started because I was looking up the "We're being shot at by crazy people" strip, not because I planned to bring up this old argument. That was spur of the moment, and I kind of regret it.


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Is it a given that an annihilation plant is capable of flight on its own? We know that gravy guns need a focusing apparatus to get range, so it's reasonable to think that many uses of gravitic manipulation need additional equipment besides the annie plant.


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Also, the missile Tagon carried to his doom probably didn't HAVE an Annie plant. It looked for all the world like a 'conventional' warhead rather than a conversion bomb.


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As for teraporting part of an individual - I can't make up my mind on that one.
On one hand, you consider Credomar's evacuation system. It took a whole city and sent it piece by piece.
But on the other hand, Pibald and his cutting charges did the actual separation.

I can't think of a reason you couldn't choose to design your teraport unit to only pull certain chunks of matter (and indeed, it randomly did for fuel, back at the start), but I can't think of a specific example where it was done exactly my way.
(Compare to Stargate, where they used a teleporter for brain surgery one time - pulling out the parasite while leaving the healthy brain. That's precision work.)


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Actually, if you read through the archives, it's actualyl painfully obvious Tagon is woefully unqualified commanding large ships, and there's a reason for that. He was an infantry Captain- His final rank was grade O-3, not a Naval Captain's O-6. O-3 is actually the grade of a Naval Lieutenant. Even assuming commanding the Kitesfear justified promoting him a level afterwards, he would still realistically be a Commander (O-4) not a Captain able to command large ships. Frankly, it shows. Quite simply, as far as I can tell, Tagon is de facto the only actual member of the Command Staff- he has no XO (I know Kevyn usualyl takes over when Tagon's away, but he's the engineer, not the XO) for a start.


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