Talk:1490: Atoms

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I believe that the "Too Much Zinc?" - is an answer to what might be wrong with him, not a retort to Megan's tone. In fact, zinc is linked to eyesight, see for instance and other sources, and this "zinc overdose" might be believed by white beret guy to relate to his "super-human" eyesight?

"My dad FORM the dog"? Typo in the actual comic or just the wiki? 05:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)Anonymous

The actual comment, the wiki just grabs what the website has listed.-- 05:56, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

plutonium = radiation exposure, or pacemaker?

Radiation exposure wouldn't give you plutonium, maybe the byproducts of its fission. I'm thinking that, whatever it is, it mutated Beret Guy in the womb, hence why he has this strange superpower.--Druid816 (talk) 06:52, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Referencing Pink Floyd's 1970 album 'Atom Heart Mother' I think.-- 07:25, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

this guy sees by which elements are contained, not by which visible light? -- 06:14, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Are the elements actually representing their atomic symbols? Be, O, S, Z? Not sure what the metal-in-the-face comment is about.

-- 07:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Metal in the face might be a comment on braces, and how uncomfortable people are about having noticable ones. -- 08:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

(Dental) fillings are explicitly mentioned as a possible source of metal. -- 09:26, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps the plutonium is coming from his mother smoking? 08:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC) Andries (talk) 09:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I read it as both his mother and him beeing a robot or cyborg, which she never told him. 09:30, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

-- did the radiation give him those superpowers? 11:05, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

He can't distinguish Dad and Dog, so he wasn't a genious back then. So what if the Plutonium wasn't a super complex mysterium, just one of the most important things for an infant, her breasts (in this case maby big ons). 11:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC) Pietro

I agree with Beret Guy is answering Megan's question about what is wrong with him, not being arrogant. Arrogant would be out of character for Beret Guy, but giving an unusual answer to a rhetorical question would be true to character. mwburden (talk) 12:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps too oddball a theory, but maybe his mom was actually a spacecraft powered by plutonium (e.g. Galileo(spacecraft)), making his father a planet and the dog a moon. 12:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Wouldn't the dog need to be a dwarf planet? :) 12:54, 23 February 2015 (UTC)