Mr. Goodkat wrote:After taking a closer look at Professor Hackle's actions, I started wondering what he did with the bodies of Mac and Molly Mange.
That's a good question. I had always liked to imagine that Hackle had developed a process similar to Roboticization (in the Archive comics universe, developed by Charles the Hedgehog and later misused by Dr. Robotnik/Eggman), where the biological components are transformed into mechanical ones, so there'd be no leftover "body."
But, upon closer examination of Hackle's dialog in that episode:
Hackle: When my robots found you, your bodies were destroyed. The only way to save you was to plant your minds inside my robots....The only difference now is your bodies are steel, instead of flesh...Imagine the great minds that could be saved with this form of brain transplant.
It seems like Hackle's process is isolated only to the "minds," I'm assuming through some kind of brain-to-digital conversion process. I wonder how much memory/storage is needed for that. I also wonder if there's any kind of limitations, particularly if they were written to a FAT32 file format - better not think thoughts larger than 4GB
I've always been curious as to how that whole process was supposed to work, and if there was ever any story potential for other characters getting the same treatment. I also wonder if the process is fatal, and that's why Hackle needed subjects who were already dead to try it on.
Mr. Goodkat wrote:"Professor Hackle? Oh yeah, sure. He is an old scientist and old scientists do stuff like this. This is absolutely normal and there's nothing to worry about. Also, he's a very nice guy! You can't just throw someone like him into a prison or into an asylum like that."
I'm not an attorney, but I'm pretty sure Hackle could easily be charged for a number of crimes including felony murder