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)