…And then Bert was trampled by the robot to the right in that last panel, the end.

So, following up from before: Rendar comes off as a little cold, right? Of course, he couldn’t be that uncomfortable with killing if he was rolling out innovations for the Gastonian military like a one-man DARPA. But also of course, there’s killing savages and then there’s killing fellow adventurers. The former wouldn’t have made him stand out too much in Fightopian/Gastonian culture, but the latter… there’s a moral difference between him and Sundar that we never really brought up again.

Not sure if his intervention would really have the desired effect anyway. It’d probably just make the others take off the kid gloves. Like a lot of cerebral types, Rendar tends to overestimate the rationality of others when he tries to predict their actions.