Personally I'd hand the chainsaw to Tobi.
But alas, not an option.
Ironically, the paladin is the only one not wearing black...and well, if she's to call anyone black, it wouldn't be the cop. ;)
Tobi would dismantle the thing. What good it would be for, then? I think that Three should keep it. We know he wouldn't use it, so he's the safest handler. But this is not possible, too...
On the other hand, if Tobi lost her hand, and needed a replacement, then she would be more qualified, though. I've heard it works well against these undead types.
Actual discussion on how to proceed? Certainly refreshing! ;)
Now... I'll join the choir on the suspicion on Mr.Rightgeous Cop, but really, no proof either for or against.
Reasons to avoid chainsawing your mates:
The three of you can cooperate to murder the rest of the participants and have greater chance of success (not counting on said people beign needed to complete the challenge run, that's easy to forget), that yields way more credit that the opprtunistic 2000.
Getting your clothes blood red. Really, that's not suspicious at all for the other contestants.
In the trust game, you do not trust the game master, it is the single entity you should be most wary about, Mr.Smile is a sly bastard that does not lie while hiding parts of the truth. Who knows? That chainsaw might as well be malfunctioning or out of juice for all we know, trying to greed 2000 credit might set a target on your back.
God I so love your work, Neo. FWW, I wasn't all that into Tobi's arc and now you got me so involved into it.
So you're saying, Neo, that the choice was not Tobi?
Gangster dude's smart mouth will end up separated from his torso soon
@Straightbackward - Great analysis!
My thoughts: Judging from her abilities, the Paladin is most certainly not threatened by the 'saw, so even if someone else picked it up she would be a-okay.
Gangsta' boi doesn't strike me as the murderous sort, but willing to do so if need be.
So what about this police officer...?
We all know the reasoning behind the paladin's actions. But yeah: Seeing an officer HERE is a bit suspicious.
There's a simple explanation for why the police guy is here. We already know he doesn't take bribes and because of that, it being Lorg, he probably have financial stability issues. Therefore, he needed to participate in one of the games if he wanted to feed himself and his family (if he has one).
Because he is a lawful guy (as lawful as one can be in Lorg), he didn't want to participate in any games where he'd be forced to do bad things and Smile Foundation's game is by far the most tame for all we know.
TL;DR: He doesn't take bribes, but he needs money. Therefore, he is where he is.
I love this comic for the diversity of genres! The Smile Foundation's games could be the setting for an entire series, yet it most likely won't outstay it's welcome as we hurtle to the next part. There hasn't been a misstep yet, it's been some fantastic storycrafting so far!
@TheMegax I just deleted a wall about pretty much equaling suspicion to "this doesn't quite add up" and prejudice as a tool to assess judgment.
In a way, to me, he is coming up as a bit too trusting in a game where, for what we have learnt, people aren't trusting. That's the reason of my suspicion. (That simply meant: This looks odd to me.)
Sure, it is and should be suspicious too from a context-less perspective.
Sure, everyone here has a reason to be in.
Sure, our knowledge on paladin's pursiut biases us, knowledge often does.