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Word of Tom: Robot, Shadow 2, and Mort

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Word of Tom regarding Antimony's first two friends at the Court and an inexperienced ghost.


Does Robot remember his life prior to Annie rebuilding him?Edit

Yes he does.[1]

Is the cherry tree somehow related to Robot's new arm?Edit

Maybe! Remember guys, I won't answer plot stuff directly.[2]

What inspired robots appearance? The wings (and such) that is?Edit

Robot had wings because he is/was a model-S robot.[3]

Had Robot ever existed as a full robot before (with body and everything) before Annie put him together?Edit

Yeah, Annie just put him back together and turned him back on when she found him.[4]

Is there a reason Robot's body got taken apart the first time?Edit


We've seen from the dog-trees that the shadow people can control trees. When Robot returned with the tree arm and the shadow man, was the shadow man controlling him through the tree arm?Edit

Partly, yes. [6]

Did Kat design Robot's new body along the lines of Diego's old robots, or did she make him more like the newer generations of robots?Edit

He's more like the current generation of robots, and his body is basically made up from spare parts again. [7]

Will Robot ever get a unique name, or does he like being called Robot?Edit

He's just robot for now [8]

On his return from the forest, do robot's missing wings have any significance?Edit

You could see it as a loss of innocence, if you wanted to quantify it in such a way. Otherwise it's a hint that something is not right, cos Ysengrin took them away from him. [9]

Shadow 2Edit

Is Shadow 2 a shadowboy or shadowgirl?Edit

Shadow 2 is a male.[10]

Perspective [on Chapter 18, Page 14] in the panel when Shadow 2 is calling their attention about the door... he is in the wall and his foot is touching the door in the floor... right?Edit


Is Shadow 2 getting his own voice now, seeing as his word bubble has changed colors? If so, what does it sound like?Edit

It sounds like Annie and Kat at the same time.[12]

Several sharp-eyed readers have pointed out that since Shadow 2 couldn't leave Gunnerkrigg on his own, he couldn't have entered it on his own. Will the question of how he got into the Court be explored in a later chapter?Edit


Is Shadow a refugee from the wood dog that was killed in chapter 22? We see several shadow folk slink off into the court.Edit

No, but possibly a descendant.[14]

Could you please tell us a bit about the shadow men? The fairies were able to understand Shadow 2 in the ravine, was he speaking a shadow man language or just baby speak? Do shadow men usually learn to speak English like Shadow 2 has?Edit

He was speaking shadow man language, but not very well (not that we, as the reader, can tell). they don't normally learn to speak english. [15]

How did Shadow 2 know to look for Annie after she fell off the bridge?Edit

He knew she fell off. [16]


When Mort was alive, was he a cutie?Edit

I guess Mort was a cutie. He certainly acted the same.[17]

Was Mort a student at the Court?Edit

No he wasn't.[18]

Then why is he haunting it?Edit

Because that is where he is stationed.[19]

When Mort makes doors disappear (as in Chapter Four), is he actually transforming them into blank walls, or just projecting the image of blank walls over the doors?Edit


Will Mort's past ever be revealed?Edit

Maybe, but not as a full on story.[21]

Does Mort create illusions or can he actually alter reality?Edit

It's all illusions, really.[22]

Are Kat and Annie the only students Mort is friendly with?Edit

Pretty much yeah. [23]

After their first meeting, has Mort ever made another attempt at scaring Annie?Edit

Yeah he's tried as a joke. [24]

Is it Mort's 'job' to scare people? Or is it just something he does because there's nothing else to do?Edit

It's his job. [25]

Seeing as it’s been in many questions recently, how do you think Annie, Kat, Rey and Mort would respond if they found out they were being paired up?Edit

Kat would think it was funny, Annie wouldn't think much of it, and Mort would be comically embarassed. [26]

Does Mort remember his life, back when was alive.Edit

Yes. [27]

If "Dulce et decorum" comes from "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" (Latin for "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country") and that phrase is written in places whereMort hangs out, it could be a clue about how he died. Am I right?Edit

yup [28]

what would mort's opinion of the ghostbusters franchise be if he were aware of itEdit

He thinks it's a hoot. [29]


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