CCXXVI: The Changing Face of Delinquency

Posted by on February 23, 2017

This is the first actual use of Morty’s (and Noah’s) transformation ray since the final chapter of Phase One. I kept it away from the students in Phase Two because it’s kind of a miraculous device. It healed Jen’s mortal wounds after transforming her into a were-poodle and back again, and with the kind of dangers the kids face every chapter, it would have become the dreaded deus ex machina of this series. At that point I started coming up with the germ of the story that’s unfolding here, where the ray is at the crux of villain Ken’s ambitions, and created the subplot that ran through Phase Two where Jen had confiscated the ray to prevent this kind of misuse.

All of Katsuko’s bears are designed to protect children, so I figured it would make sense if some of them were capable of acting as baby monitors.

  • Alex Warlorn

    Normally I’m all for cool factor, but are aesthetics really what you should be focusing on when you’re out numbers, and you have the enemy closing in, and you need as many foot soldiers as possible in as short a time as possible?

  • Alex Warlorn

    May the creation of the usurpers beast army begin!!!

  • Alex Warlorn

    What does surprise me is that his underwear somehow survived.

  • Harold George Wagner III

    This transformation pleases me, even if it’s one of the bad guys transforming.