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Comic Discussion => QUESTIONABLE CONTENT => Topic started by: OldGoat on 30 Mar 2018, 10:14

Title: What if.......?
Post by: OldGoat on 30 Mar 2018, 10:14
What if Tortura is Jim's ex/Sam's mom?  A career like hers would explain why she's not in the family picture. 

<accent=Natasha_Fatale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Fatale)>"My darlinks are not safe if they are associated with me.  I must disappear."</accent>
Title: Re: What if.......?
Post by: BenRG on 30 Mar 2018, 11:20
I don't think that's plausible.

We know that Sam visits her bio-mom regularly. Tortura seems to be on Witness Protection right now; they wouldn't want her keep contact with her family unless they'd been renamed and relocated and the timeline doesn't support that.
Title: Re: What if.......?
Post by: OldGoat on 30 Mar 2018, 12:16
We know that Sam visits her bio-mom regularly.
Ah!  I missed that.
Title: Re: What if.......?
Post by: awgiedawgie on 30 Mar 2018, 15:15
Not only that, but one of Steve's flashbacks seemed to indicate that Tortura had actually been a foreign operative, and she only became friends with him because he saved her life. Not that being a foreign operative would preclude her from marrying a local man, but in this case it makes it much less likely.
Title: Re: What if.......?
Post by: Gyrre on 30 Mar 2018, 19:28
Not only that, but one of Steve's flashbacks seemed to indicate that Tortura had actually been a foreign operative, and she only became friends with him because he saved her life. Not that being a foreign operative would preclude her from marrying a local man, but in this case it makes it much less likely.

Points at historical fiction tv series The Americans from 2013 set during the Cold War.
Title: Re: What if.......?
Post by: OldGoat on 31 Mar 2018, 09:20
Not that being a foreign operative would preclude her from marrying a local man, but in this case it makes it much less likely.
I'd avoid calling anything "less likely" in a strip that includes sentient (albeit somewhat goofy) robots appearing in people's kitchens and trying to eat their cereal boxes.
Title: Re: What if.......?
Post by: awgiedawgie on 31 Mar 2018, 16:15
Not that being a foreign operative would preclude her from marrying a local man, but in this case it makes it much less likely.
I'd avoid calling anything "less likely" in a strip that includes sentient (albeit somewhat goofy) robots appearing in people's kitchens and trying to eat their cereal boxes.
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