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Penny Arcade - Comic - What If 2: What Iffer

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edited September 13 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - What If 2: What Iffer

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • Johnny17Johnny17 Registered User regular
    edited September 13
    I'd like to believe this scene plays like 5 minutes after the last comic with Gabe having totally forgotten that he just told this guy to go fuck himself.

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  • Anon von ZilchAnon von Zilch Registered User regular
    edited September 13
    But what insane ramifications for the timeline does it have that the boxes in panel 1 are slightly off from the previous comic?

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    For the record, I like how in the show What If?, they blended the comics look of The Watcher and Eternity. I think it looks very good.

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  • RonnieRonnie Registered User regular
    I wonder if Dark Future Tycho is tearing up because he remembers how he slighted Gabe, or because he's truly invested in the plight of these hungry snakes.

  • dennisdennis Executive Peasant Registered User regular
    The real dark twist is alternate future Gabe's haircut.

    Ringo
  • blueArcanablueArcana Registered User regular
    It's really the same, but it's too majestic to be contained in the frame of the photo.

  • v2miccav2micca Registered User regular
    So, I get the joke is supposed to be somewhat self-disparaging. That creating the Penny-Arcade empire actually represents the lesser of the results of the cosmic dice roll. But let's be honest, Gabe would be a regional manager of a Best-Buy and Tycho would be recording audio-books for independently published Werewolf erotica.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    Took me a bit to register who the author of that book was.
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, I get the joke is supposed to be somewhat self-disparaging. That creating the Penny-Arcade empire actually represents the lesser of the results of the cosmic dice roll. But let's be honest, Gabe would be a regional manager of a Best-Buy and Tycho would be recording audio-books for independently published Werewolf erotica.

    And of those two fates, which is the darker? You decide.

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  • BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    I like how this Gabe-centric future has a result for him more modest than Tycho, but also has Tycho in prison.

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  • Radiated RoninRadiated Ronin Registered User regular
    Now, show us the one where Gabe invents tacos!

  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    blueArcana wrote: »
    It's really the same, but it's too majestic to be contained in the frame of the photo.

    It wraps around to the inner flap of the dust jacket. All of it.

    Ringo
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    I appreciate the teabag hanging from his glasses. That's a deep cut from real life.

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    If sigs were still a thing this would be mine.
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  • shadowysea07shadowysea07 Registered User regular
    can't say I am a fan of this arc. Hopefully it's over.

  • shadowysea07shadowysea07 Registered User regular
    tiny circles say Now a major motion picture and winner of the pulitzer prize for those interested that missed it.

    Rhesus Positive
  • jberryjberry long time reader first time poster Fort Smith Ark USARegistered User new member
    Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field...

  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, I get the joke is supposed to be somewhat self-disparaging. That creating the Penny-Arcade empire actually represents the lesser of the results of the cosmic dice roll. But let's be honest, Gabe would be a regional manager of a Best-Buy and Tycho would be recording audio-books for independently published Werewolf erotica.

    Gabe is/was such a misanthrope I really don't see him rising to a managerial capacity. At least not one that is customer facing

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, I get the joke is supposed to be somewhat self-disparaging. That creating the Penny-Arcade empire actually represents the lesser of the results of the cosmic dice roll. But let's be honest, Gabe would be a regional manager of a Best-Buy and Tycho would be recording audio-books for independently published Werewolf erotica.

    Gabe is/was such a misanthrope I really don't see him rising to a managerial capacity. At least not one that is customer facing

    Then maybe you should get introduced to Frank. Somebody very much based on real people.
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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    The interesting thing to me is that Penny Arcade not forming isn't the point of change, otherwise there wouldn't be two alternate universes

    Each universe is created by either Gabe or Jerry's rejection of the other

    So are their successes due to a desire to prove to the other that they're worthy of friendship? Is that the source of all success?

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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