"Ghost in the Machine" Part 6
Slave Labor Graphics
Data Entry: Landry Walker and Eric Jones
Pixels: Michael Shoyket and Guru-eFX
Michael Shoyket and Guru-eFX
Clarence's identity is revealed and he and Jet have a showdown.
The issue opens with a retelling of the decompression of the Jet
backup copy from
"Ghost in the Machine" Part
However, we get an extension of the scene and see that the Jet
copy that materializes in the Electronic World then splits into
3 Jet programs, one blue, one
red and one
The story then jumps to now (.087621 seconds later). The now
yellow Jet (a merging of the
blue and red ones as seen in
"Ghost in the Machine" Part 5) leads a fleet
pyramid ships and Recognizers through a "wormhole" into
Clarence's Wonderland. He begins an assault on the seemingly
tranquil paradise. Inside the castle, Clarence (now revealed as
Jet) attempts to stop the assault and his Wonderland
creatures take up arms against Jet's forces, even the flowers
gaining machine guns. But it's futile and soon Wonderland is all
but destroyed, torn down to its grid lines.
green Jets stand and confront each other on a piece of
floating ground, hurling their identity disks at each other.
Clarence tries to explain that all three Jets could have been
happy and survived in their respective hallucinatory worlds.
Clarence states he chooses not to die and hurls his disk again, but
yellow Jet catches the
green disk in
midair and derezzes it in his hand. He explains that none of
them are dead, they will merge and become one, as they should be.
He grabs Clarence's hand and they merge in a flash like the big
The composite Jet finds himself floating in darkness. Then a
bright light appears before him and he sees an image of his
User...the real Jet Bradley. Jet explains that his time in the
Tron 2.0) left a
digital footprint of himself which was corrupted and created
instability in the system. To compensate he divided the Jet copy
into three separate packets with the Tron Legacy code in their
subroutines, allowing them to function to a degree, making them
Now that the three have merged into one, the Jet copy is complex
enough that he can be integrated into the real world. Jet
explains that he, Alan, Flynn, and Lora are all waiting for the
new composite Jet in the real world. He explains that Lora
didn't really die, her mind is a part of Ma3a.
The Jet program asks what will happen to this system when he
leaves? Jet says that only the Tron Legacy code is holding it
together right now and when the Jet program leaves, the system
will cease to exist. The Jet program decides he can't allow that
to happen, takes up his identity disk, and begins channeling
energy into himself.
In a flash, he finds himself lying on a "hill" in the Electronic
World with Mercury. They are both wearing yellow armor with the
classic circuitry look. Mercury says, "You're finally awake."
Jet looks around him at the beautiful digital landscape and then
picks up a cubic "rock" and stares at it with a straining look
on his face.
"What are you doing?" Mercury asks.
"Checking to see if the cube will always be a cube."
"Oh, good. You're still weird. I was worried."
The Jet program gets up and says, "Let's go see our world."