Bunny Suction wrote: Thecommander369 wrote: jpers36 wrote:
Someone posted this
in the reactions thread, referencing how Pete can do eldritch horror well when he wants.
But ... Is that Tyler?
Confirmed to be Tyler. That's one he'll of a call back. How much of this comic is actually planned in advance? The Pope in the woods didn't occur until like 2013, right? Christ...
My guess... Pete has had the overarching mega-story behind the story planned since the early days, but cool little details like this he probably just sees an opportunity for a connection and goes for it.
Absolutely. Although in this case, I'm fairly confident Pete seeded that guy with the specific intention of letting him sit there as a plot opportunity for whenever he reached the endgame. Maybe he wasn't sure specifically who he'd be or how his vague predictions would play out, but it had to be meant for the final storyline. It's the only way to ensure you get to have a massive callback on this scale. I mean 19 years!
If it was simply just a fun detail that he saw an opportunity to exploit, it would've been mined for that purpose ages ago.
Anyway, whatever that apparition is, it's definitely real. That's the only explanation for why Tyler becomes sane the second it declares it will devour his soul. While we have reason to both doubt and suspect it was Uncle Time who did that, unfortunately a trawl through the archives gives no definitive proof that he can't glow green. So we can't completely rule him out. But I think the safer bet is 'demon'. Which explains why he'd end up working for HC again, since the demon cult needs an inside man. But it introduces the new question of how he went from leaving Timeless Space to having a demon problem.