How badass is an android who doesn’t know he is a badass? Norad here doesn’t really understand the concept of a badass. You could tell him “It means you kick butt” and he’ll take it literally. Powerful android, sure. But, he doesn’t quite get all the nuances of being human yet. Given time, I am sure he will adapt and become more human. He has the capability to learn and this will in turn make him more human, which is one of his goals.
As far as Umbra goes, now we know what his deal is. Well, part of it. There’s still a bit more we need to uncover about the guy. Why does he want Crystal’s file? How is that the smoking gun he’s talking about? Just how paranoid is this guy? Does he really think the Starbolts can’t be trusted? So many questions and they’ll all be answered in time.
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