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Old 12-04-2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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Slash: TMNTA vs IDW

Which one's sacrifice was better?

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:22 PM   #2
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I honestly can't decide.
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:48 PM   #3
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The threat of Bishop is more interesting and intimidating to me, so IDW all the way.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:23 PM   #4
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I honestly can't decide.
Same. Part of me wants to say IDW, but it's news to me that he appeared and died in the Archie comics as well.

At least it means IDW didn't deviate from prior incarnations too much by killing him off.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:28 PM   #5
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Same. Part of me wants to say IDW, but it's news to me that he appeared and died in the Archie comics as well.
Not to mention Archie!Slash at that point had come a long way from who and what he was when he was first introduced.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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"Before we crash into the sun" (or whatever his exact quote) might be one of the most epic "last words" ever spoken in comics!
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:13 PM   #7
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TMNTA for sure, IDW Slash was screwd and could do nothing to save himself, his only option was to protect the others. TMNTA Slash gave his life so the rest could escape, it was his own choice to die. Also I'm bias towards TMNTA Slash
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:27 PM   #8
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TMNTA for sure, IDW Slash was screwd and could do nothing to save himself, his only option was to protect the others. TMNTA Slash gave his life so the rest could escape, it was his own choice to die. Also I'm bias towards TMNTA Slash
You've swayed my vote, Archie!Slash it is!
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:30 PM   #9
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You've swayed my vote, Archie!Slash it is!
lol Archie Slash is life

Now for real, he was such a huge departure from FW Slash, both design and personality, poor thing just wanted to live peacefully with his palm trees and ended it all to save some random "cousins" he once was tasked to kill, such a tragic character...
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:33 PM   #10
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lol Archie Slash is life

Now for real, he was such a huge departure from FW Slash, both design and personality, poor thing just wanted to live peacefully with his palm trees and ended it all to save some random "cousins" he once was tasked to kill, such a tragic character...
I like how he always felt the need to belong to something. It's what first drove him to team up with Krang and the others, whom he had just barely met on a prison planet, and ultimately join (and sacrifice himself for) the Mutanimals and the Turtles.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:23 PM   #11
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I like how he always felt the need to belong to something. It's what first drove him to team up with Krang and the others, whom he had just barely met on a prison planet, and ultimately join (and sacrifice himself for) the Mutanimals and the Turtles.
I like how he was just this alien thing, that was ripped from his paradise and used, poor thing just wanted to live in peace.
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I like how he was just this alien thing, that was ripped from his paradise and used, poor thing just wanted to live in peace.
Sounds like a certain big green brute, which in retrospect is pretty much what IDW did with the guy.

Slash is a very underrated character in the big picture of this franchise, IMHO. I'd like to see him adapted as the infamous fifth turtle some day, in some other iteration, estranged from his brothers and made to join the Foot Clan with no memory of them or Splinter. A mash-up of IDW Raph and Leo, if you will.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:42 AM   #13
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One thing I liked about IDW Slash's sacrifice is that he prefaced it with a dark charge to Hob: "The humans must be stopped." Can't wait to see how that pays off around issue 100!
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:25 PM   #14
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Sounds like a certain big green brute, which in retrospect is pretty much what IDW did with the guy.

Slash is a very underrated character in the big picture of this franchise, IMHO. I'd like to see him adapted as the infamous fifth turtle some day, in some other iteration, estranged from his brothers and made to join the Foot Clan with no memory of them or Splinter. A mash-up of IDW Raph and Leo, if you will.
I... would be ok with that
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One thing I liked about IDW Slash's sacrifice is that he prefaced it with a dark charge to Hob: "The humans must be stopped." Can't wait to see how that pays off around issue 100!
That was hands-down my favorite part of the issue. Loved it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:53 PM   #16
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Oh, I don't think we'll have to wait that long! The consequences of Slash's parting words on Hob's psyche should be very clear already starting with #90-#92.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:05 AM   #17
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Honestly, IDW Slash's death is just the most tragic and bitter death we've gotten in IDW TMNT and perhaps in TMNT in general (excluding Mirage, of course).

Yes, sacrificing yourself is more heroic and noble but it's probably among the most common ways you can kill off a character (for a good reason too, admittedly). I'm not ripping into that, it's all good still, but I think IDW does it better.

Slash's death is just so bitter that I can't really remember an equivalent of a TMNT main character being killed off like this. He finally regains his mind, remembering all of his sins and not even hoping that he'll be saved. In his last moments, he's broken due to everything he has done and this rage is directly linked with humans. Slash, this HERO, due to what has happened to him, gives up on humanity and agrees with Old Hob. And, unlike Hob, he'll never get redemption and he might have even doomed him into never forgiving humans.

Slash's death has no brighter side, he meets his end as a broken man and, with that, he further pushes the Mutanimals towards hatred. And, honestly, that's such a perfect way to set up City at War.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:18 AM   #18
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