"Ghost in the Machine" Part 2
Slave Labor Graphics
Data Entry: Landry Walker and Eric Jones
Pixels: Louie De Martinis (with Michael Shoyket and Joe Weltjens
on page 24)
Louie De Martinis
Jet finds himself thrust into a renewed war with the MCP.
Jet finds himself rezzed into the middle of a battle of blue
forces against red. He is attacked by grid bugs and manages to
blow them all away from himself but is knocked unconscious by
the effort. He comes to while a medic program examines him and
applies a memory patch.
He is released to join the rest of the army of other blue
soldiers as the commanding officer delivers a pep talk about
maintaining their sector against encroachment by the
Master Control Program.
Jet is placed on a transit unit with other soldiers to
be transported to the latest field of battle. The unit is suddenly
attacked by a Recognizer and Jet destroys it by rechanneling the
Recognizer's own firepower back at it with his standard issue
identity disk. His Commander and other soldiers are amazed at
this ability he's shown. However, since the C.O. can find no
record of his existence in the database, he assumes Jet to be an
enemy and orders him to be prepared for de-resolution. Jet suddenly lets loose with a blast from his hand and the C.O.
vanishes, while Jet finds himself suddenly wearing the officer's
armor. Then Mercury appears and informs him he did not kill the
C.O., merely absorbed his functions. She goes on to tell him she
is the one who summoned him back to the Electronic World and
that he is now in charge of the war.
Later, Jet wonders what he has gotten himself into and gives
himself another memory patch in an attempt to restore more of
his fragmented memory. He finally recalls seeing the video of
himself shooting his father and being digitized. Just then, Jet
begins to hear a voice in his head telling him he is in terrible
danger. A doorway of bright white light seems to open in the
middle of the room and the figure of a white rabbit in the door
tells him, "...none of this is real..."
IN TRON #3.