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The Showdown - Pt 9

March 5th, 2009, 11:00 pm

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Reply RyanMC, March 5th, 2009, 10:52 pm

I wonder... how many people guessed the comic would end this way...

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User's Comments:

Reply Prism (Guest), March 5th, 2009, 11:21 pm

...really? This is how you're ending the comic? ...well, I already said that I wouldn't be satisfied if Nack wasn't either dead by the end of this comic or at least robbed of everything he stood to gain and miserable and I'm standing by that.

And no, I didn't see this coming... mostly because I thought you were better than that. Well, I guess the jokes on me.

Reply Ocil, March 5th, 2009, 11:33 pm

I don't mind this being the ending. I kinda like it, actually. It's not something that many would expect.

The bad guy loses, but so do the good guys. Nack fails to get comeuppance. Destiny, etc, etc.. Almost entirely the opposite of what one would expect.

Although, I've seen FAR too many fake endings for comics to not be skeptical about this.

Prism - "mostly because I thought you were better than that."

What? He's not any better or worse of a person for ending his own comic however he pleases.

Reply Tailikku, March 5th, 2009, 11:47 pm

D....damn Oo I did not see that coming

Reply Angel85, March 5th, 2009, 11:51 pm

I'm gonna be perfectly honest, I didn't like it. Sometimes a twist ending isn't worth it.

Reply AcenMasterX, March 6th, 2009, 12:01 am

"And then Samus woke up, discovering that it was all a dream..."

Reply Unclever title (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 12:03 am

The way Crono put his hands up in that last panel makes me think he's going to do something, but then again it's precisely the same pose as when he's in the 3rd panel...


Well one thing is true is that Crono didn't end the comic with a resounding @#$%! Which makes me suspicious of this kind of ending...

And Admiral Malkovich? A relative of the deceased Adam Malkovich? Or is there something we don't know?

Could it be a plot hole? As in the kind of plot hole that involves reviving the dead? Should we be prepared to clap?

*Takes the heavily bearded Chancellor pose* Hmm...

Reply mybrainhurts, March 6th, 2009, 12:09 am

I'm gonna guess that the comic doesn't end this way for one reason - if it's anything like 2ES, then he's going to attempt to make it potentially work with the game stories - and that means that, if this were canon to the games, that none of those characters could ever be made into a game again. So I doubt he'll end it like this. Plus panels 4 and 5 make me suspicious... lol

Reply Djoing, March 6th, 2009, 2:12 am

Knowing Ryan, this is probably a fake-out.

Reply Djoing, March 6th, 2009, 5:27 am

An other theory:

9 is not a proper ammount of comics to have in the final storyline.

Reply Deathinator, March 6th, 2009, 5:30 am

Isn't Chrono Trigger about time travel? Just because this is the end of the comic, it doesn't mean they're not going to correct how it should have ended.

Either way though, I could care less whether it'd be a happy ending or this. I like the "Good Guys" losing in the end.

Reply Chaotic 0 (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 6:15 am

Yesh. It's over.

Good comic and all,

But I think we'd all prefer Mega Girl.

Reply Terminal Devastation, March 6th, 2009, 7:11 am

I'm with the group of guys saying its not the end. There's FAR too much fishy about this last one. Namely lack of Samus hitailing it out of there.
And its not like the Cronotrig cast hasn't escaped death before...

The only other possibility is that they aren't actually dying here per se, but entering into a state of barily/not existing (Literally).
Except samus.

Also. Epiloge.

Reply Shadow_Da_Hedgie, March 6th, 2009, 7:29 am

Hmm So the end of the comic is the death of pretty much all the heroes?

No, Nack doesn't count as a hero.

Reply noone (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 7:29 am

Hell. I know the Chozo being on a higher plan of exzetens, means that they are not soppose to interven, but Samus still has a part in their plan. They would stop Nack from winning here and... wait a min... THATsS ADAM!!! He dies befor Samus! Hell, he dies saving her life!! That means this truly can't be the end, bettwen him and the Chozo, Nack should be scroud. Even if she did die she would come back just like Obi-one, the Chozo, and SG-1's Dr. Jackson

Reply Demented Kitsune (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 8:04 am

The guy on the ship isn't Adam, this happens AFTER Metroid Fusion, and Adam was dead already by that point. The AI copy of Adam is currently STILL in Samus' head, might be a relative, might be a coincidence.

Reply Kris the Demon, March 6th, 2009, 9:40 am

I wonder if this Malkovich had something to do with the creation of the computer program Adam. Maybe when they said "Contact has not been made." they were trying to contact Adam.

So many theories...

Reply Shike, March 6th, 2009, 9:58 am

That's just...... depressing....

Reply Game Over, March 6th, 2009, 1:00 pm

.... Dang... It's a decent ending and all but I wonder if this is really the ending... Hmmm must think of way to think of way they may of survived...

Wait... Isn't it impossible for justice energy to be destroyed?And Samus armor is made of it? I wonder...

Reply Unclever title (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 2:05 pm

Hmm... I think that Samus may have poored all or most of the suit's Justice energy into Lavos essentially sedating him. Of course then apocalypse cannon. However the suit might have enough left over to enable Samus to survive.

Though I agree it's strange to end a metroid storyline that doesn't involve Samus escaping some gigantic explosion of some kind.

And Nack (from what I've seen in the comics) doesn't even fit on the heroes/villains scale.

He is merely what he wants to be when it suits him. Sort of a morality chameleon.

Reply eDiT mAsTeR (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 2:15 pm

GAME OVER Try again from beginning of game?


Reply Scipio (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 2:41 pm

Massive Chrono Trigger Spoilers Gaspar the Guru of Time, he created the "Chrono Trigger" the which saved Crono when he was killed by Lavos, if Magus didn't kill Gaspar... then mabye he has another Chrono Trigger that can same them from this.
Or Spekkio is about to have a MASSIVE dead person party.

Reply Testare, March 6th, 2009, 4:38 pm

Not the end I can bring about a couple facts to help my theory that this is NOT the end.

1.Not universally wanted ending.

2.March 5 isn't that long ago.

3. I'm pretty sure that RyanMC has pulled this sort of thing before.

4.RyanMC isn't the type of person who'd leave strings untied, and Panels 4 and 5 directly have string that aren't tied.


This doesn't mean that they didn't die(except duo), or this is the end of the series. However, more than likely RyanMC did that or is going to make a sequel tying off those ends.

Reply Corey, March 6th, 2009, 4:40 pm

Did Ryan ever actually say the comic would end at the end of the countdown?

Reply Kris the Demon, March 6th, 2009, 4:58 pm

How many people actually believe that this is the end?

Reply ASG., March 6th, 2009, 7:22 pm

The comic may be over, but that doesn't mean the adventure is. Ten to one says that this is tieing back into TES within the next ten comics or so.

Reply Ud the Imp (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 8:45 pm

This is the end...? This....this is IT? THAT'S IT!!! NOTHING ELSE?!?!? Son of a -


Reply Sean (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 9:09 pm

I'm willing to bet that this is what is called a "trick ending". Brian clevenger recently tried something of the sort.

Reply Cryosis (Guest), March 6th, 2009, 9:58 pm

Remember, Chrono Trigger had multiple endings, it doesn't mean this comic will though.

and maybe Nack's going to rejoin the 2ES cast again, if so maybe panels 4 and 5 are hinting to another eventual storyline in that...

Reply Djoing, March 7th, 2009, 2:26 pm

I don't this is the end. Ryan never said it was, he just wondered if people thought that it would end this way.

Reply Brain Boy, March 7th, 2009, 10:13 pm

There will be more. just wait a few days. Ryan won't leave us hanging like this...

At least not with such a sad ending.

Reply Game Over, March 7th, 2009, 11:39 pm

I'll be taking bets now.

People who think it ends here to the left.

And people who don't to the right!

Reply Blue (Guest), March 8th, 2009, 3:16 am

If this is the actual end, then I enjoyed every bit of this comic. If not, I look forward to your next update.

Reply eDiT mAsTeR (Guest), March 8th, 2009, 10:02 am

Probably the next time he decides to update this comic is when he will remake the old archives...I mean, look at Nack!

Reply Crusty_Kris, March 8th, 2009, 2:38 pm

i demand an epilogue!!

and assuming this comic follows the 2es physics of death, cant all of them get back to earth through the hole in limbo?

Reply noone (Guest), March 8th, 2009, 4:12 pm

Reson why this can't be the end. If Samus were gone then the pirtes would have nothing to stop them. The G.F. would be over run in just a few years. When, not IF, that happens then Nack will be up S#@#$! creck with out a padel. Helk I can see him going back in time to stop him self do to the fact that he'd have a lot a money and no were he can use it. The space pirtes will have takin over every thing and the know he can't be trusted. That and the fact they would kill all other intelligent life. Nack run when he sees a big army coming at him, Sammy kills.

Reply rony c (Guest), March 8th, 2009, 4:21 pm

look at title look at the title its part 9. its not the end there will be a final part

Reply Game Over, March 8th, 2009, 5:53 pm


Perhaps you don't understand. A comics final chapter doesn't have to Say The end it in it. The creator can end it however he/she wants it too. So yeah, think of another reason.

*starts to horde the bets. *

Reply Sean (Guest), March 8th, 2009, 9:02 pm

This can't be the end. My proof is that Mega Girl is still on hiatus. He said he would only start updating it again when he finished THIS comic. 1+1=2.


I bet ten dollars and THIS, the most delicious cookie in all the possible and impossible versions of the multiverse (including higher and lower dimensions) that I am right.

Reply Clifford Robotnik (Guest), March 8th, 2009, 10:03 pm

First Saw Five... Now this?
Hasnt even been a whole day, and i allredy get another "bad ending"...
Only reason i WaTCHEd Saw Five was because i heard it was saposed to be the End.
End=Good Guys win, the Readers get Closure, and we go home HAPPY.

If this is the avtual Ending... well that makes me a littled Depressed.
like someoen said befor, sometimes a twist ending isnt Worth it...
Wasnt funny when 8-bit theater did it.. it isnt now.


How Much Gold amounts to 20 earth Dollers?

im fairly sure Crono,lucca, and Marle have alot of Gold left over from CT's lategame....

And did that plothole ever GET closed?

Ok ill stop ranting now befor i anger somone X.x

Reply Bluto (Guest), March 9th, 2009, 5:06 pm

@CLIFFORD 8-Bit Theatre didn't end. At least not yet.

Reply Unclever title (Guest), March 9th, 2009, 8:37 pm

@Bluto True, however 8-Bit Theatre did have a few fake endings in it which were very much twists as opposed to the logical ending of the plot.

But I don't really think this is a twist ending at all.

A good ending where the side of Good wins usually involves a period straight to the end where it could go either way so wither outcome is not really a twist.

It's not the ending everyone wants of course, but then again it can't always be that way. The good guys did technically win as it was their goal to save the world, the fact that they died just means that they won at the cost of their lives.

But I doubt this is the real end as RyanMC doesn't seem to be the type to leave loose ends. Unless of course he's tying the end here into a story that will continue on. In which case the loose ends get taken care of ans Chrono Crossover ends here.

Of course Cross players (SPOILER! for those who care) knew all along that Crono, Marle, and Lucca somehow died so not every member of the Good team was going to make it out to begin with. (END SPOILER)

Anyway I'll go back to pondering.


Reply Blue (Guest), March 10th, 2009, 11:35 pm

I'm assuming if he didn't update yet then its over.

Reply Darchrix (Guest), March 11th, 2009, 12:58 am

It's a trap!!

Reply Terminal Devastation, March 11th, 2009, 11:40 am

New theories.
Theory 1#.
This is the end until the readers pressure RyanMC into making a true end.

Theory 2#.
*Starts Clapping*

Reply Game Over, March 11th, 2009, 12:29 pm

*starts clapping*

Reply Brain Boy, March 11th, 2009, 1:04 pm

clap if you wan't the story to keep going!

*clappity clappity clap*

Reply Unclever title (Guest), March 12th, 2009, 2:41 pm

I can only assume now that he's amused by this:



Reply Aurax (Guest), May 10th, 2010, 11:12 am

samus? samus!? SAMUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply nicka209 (Guest), February 28th, 2012, 7:04 am

Wait malkovich?...Isn't that the last name of adam?..Whom died?..

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