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No. 253: Multiple Delkins Saga, Part 2

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Multiple Delkins Saga, Part 2

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Strip by: qvaak

Delkin: Are you from the future? ...from a future?
Virtual Reality Delkin: No. You are all part of a reality simulation, AIs in a computer. I'm one of the guys running the program.
Virtual Reality Delkin: The problem is, we haven't expected duplicate person-objects to coexist on a single processing sector.
Virtual Reality Delkin: Six duplicates should be enough to crash the whole multi-world process, hence the "Run for your lives" bit.
Imaginary Delkin: OK. This is going way too weird. Time for some practical caution and fast running.
{The background scenery dissolves.}
Imaginary Delkin: Oh, I know what you're thinking, but no, I don't think I count. You've gone slightly bonkers, is all. I'm a mental projection, an imaginary friend ...
Imaginary Delkin: ...just in your head. crap.
Angelic Avatar Delkin: I thought you didn't count.
Virtual Reality Delkin: Uh. I guess I do. You are ... kind of NPC copies of my PC character template. Sorry.

The author writes:

One more part to come. Where is this going? Will there be even more Delkins? What will be the final punch line? Suspense!

Okay, so "PC character template" may suffer from a case of RAS Syndrome. Or maybe just from your regular redundancy syndrome (of repetitive kind) - "PC character" would be a true RAS Syndrome.