Midnighters implants.

#1 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

What are they comprised of? How do they work (mechanically)? Would an e.m.p. effect their operations? what are their vulnerabilities?

I doubt anyone has answers to this , but I'm curious, maybe in his own series they divulge this kinda stuff.

#2 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

this must be in the midnighter forum

#3 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

How do I go about putting things in forums that aren't shown on the side screen list?

Do I have to find the character in the database and start a new subject from there?

#4 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Weak.

#5 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"How do I go about putting things in forums that aren't shown on the side screen list?Do I have to find the character in the database and start a new subject from there?"

yup

#6 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"Weak."

???

#7 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Soooo, about those implants.wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more say no more

#8 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh....In Before The Lock?

#9 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"Sparda says:
"Uh....In Before The Lock?"

pretty much yeah

like your new avatar"

Thanks. A nice edit of a panel from the Metroid Prime comic, courtesy of Acewasp.

#10 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Uh....In Before The Lock?"

pretty much yeah

like your new avatar

#11 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont know, but they act almost like magic. completely unexplainable.

#12 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

They're mechanical, I think that's the only one of your questions that can be answered 100% accurately. We've seen inside his brain and it looked like tech.

They can be damaged physically (Engineer's tiny bullets took care of the ones she shot at) and viruses work (computer viruses, not biological) but it requires physical contact, so a machine must be in his brain to give him a virus, it doesn't look like it can just be broadcasted over the air. Don't know about EMPs but I suspect that Henry Bendix would be smart enough to prevent against that since it's a fairly obvious attack, but there's no evidence for or against.

You might get more answers in the upcoming Authority: Prime books because it's delving into Henry Bendix and his creations and Midnighter is going to end up fight another Midnighter. Might be revelatory.

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#13 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Good look Bucky.

#14 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

I was looking over what Midnighter has demonstrated that he can read off opponents in order to try and put together a guess at how he knows what he knows and I've listed 4 main types of information he can detect (though there's a particular comic I want to look at to check for more). He can see someone's DNA (presumably letting him know what they're biologically capable of, including mutant powers and such), someone's physical structure through various vision modes (suggesting an understanding of their physical properties and limits, what they're made of, how they physically function, damage they've sustained, etc), molecules in a person's body (chemical reactions going on in them maybe?) and electrons firing in their brain (I'd say that means he can read thoughts in the sense that, as has been said many times, he knows the moves they're preparing to make and he knows it before the thought is fully formed, so like stimuli being received and responses being generated for it, it's a very behaviorist view but then again I've always thought of Midnighter as Laplace's Demon in leather). With this info he can predict what an enemy is capable of doing as well as what they're likely to do and further, what they're planning to do.      
 
Just wanted to put this somewhere for safe keeping till I can get back to it.

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#15 Posted by ComicMan24 (147091 posts) - - Show Bio
@Buckshot: Can they be deactivated?
#16 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24:
They've been deactivated in 3 ways. 
-In the images above, Angie shrinks down and just shoots stuff (she's not going for him implants, she's there for other stuff, but she worries about taking those out too). 
-Psychics can work around them (but that's more shutting down his mind or parts of it than the implants). 
-The only tech that has deactivated Midnighter without a problem was tech made by Henry Bendix and it has never been replicated. 
-There were these two robots that it was claimed could deactivate Midnighter if the touched him once, but they never did because Midnighter killed them without touching them so we can't be sure.
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#17 Posted by ComicMan24 (147091 posts) - - Show Bio
@Buckshot: I see. Thanks for the info.
#18 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Only Bendix can deactivate them i think, they run automatically from Midnighter's bioneural energy... 
 
Noone's ever survived in a fight with him long enough to try anything major on them lol 
 
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#19 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure on paper some villain would have a EMP capable of shutting them down for a good story 

#20 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

pretty sure EMP doesn't work on them... he's been close to EMPs before and it hasn't affected them 
 
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#21 Posted by whacknasty (5617 posts) - - Show Bio
@Buckshot: I have a quick question... 
 
Has the battle computer ever ran through all of the possibilities of a battle and couldn't find a way of victory, forcing Midnighter to retreat? 
 
I was wondering due to a Midnighter vs Hercules (Marvel) thread in the battles section...
#22 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio
@whacknasty: Midnighter has fought enemies he is not equipped to beat and has never run away. It has nothing to do with his computer, it's just his character. He likes to fight. He couldn't defeat the evil doctor but he attacked him anyway and after he got punted away came back with reinforcements. He couldn't beat Regis but he fought him anyway (though I think that was so Jack could kill him while he was distracted). He couldn't beat Winter when he was the avatar of the sun but he fought him anyway. The only time I can think of him not fighting someone he couldn't beat was when he went up against Odin. Odin was making himself intangible so there was nothing Midnighter could do so he left to beat up the worshippers that had summoned Odin. Even when he can't win he usually tries anyway and ends up involving his team.
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#23 Posted by whacknasty (5617 posts) - - Show Bio
@Buckshot said:
" @whacknasty: Midnighter has fought enemies he is not equipped to beat and has never run away. It has nothing to do with his computer, it's just his character. He likes to fight. He couldn't defeat the evil doctor but he attacked him anyway and after he got punted away came back with reinforcements. He couldn't beat Regis but he fought him anyway (though I think that was so Jack could kill him while he was distracted). He couldn't beat Winter when he was the avatar of the sun but he fought him anyway. The only time I can think of him not fighting someone he couldn't beat was when he went up against Odin. Odin was making himself intangible so there was nothing Midnighter could do so he left to beat up the worshippers that had summoned Odin. Even when he can't win he usually tries anyway and ends up involving his team. "
Lol! Cool, thanks.

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