the latest Y: The Last Man graphic novel, Kimono
Dragons, I am at a loss to understand Y...
er, I mean why, the mysterious woman who is on the trail of
Yorick's pet monkey Ampersand feels the need to kill the shopkeeper.
In the story she enters the shop and asks to buy the monkey.
When the shopkeeper refuses, the mysterious woman chops off
the shopkeeper's head. When she discovers that the monkey
is a female rather than a male, she exclaims: "What a f***ing
this how she plans to search for the monkey - by killing everyone
who won't sell one to her? Wouldn't it make more sense - and
keep the authorities off her back - if she just pretended
to be interested in the animal, and subtly checked its sex,
before trying to buy it?
see if I can work some monkey magic to answer this question...
could be that, since several other parties (including the
local Yakuza) are interested in the monkey, the mysterious
woman doesn't want to alert anyone as to the fact that she
is looking specifically for the ultra-rare male Ampersand.
first and checking its sex afterwards probably isn't what
she does with every monkey she comes across - only with those
that can't be acquired swiftly and easily. There is no direct
evidence that she is going around killing everyone who has
a monkey. The fact that the shopkeeper would not sell her
the animal (she doesn't even raise the subject of the asking
price) is suspicious. Therefore, in this particular instance
it is probably easier to kill now and ask questions later.
The mysterious woman might be concerned that the suspicious
shopkeeper could call the authorities or even attack her if
the shopkeeper is the one in possession of the desired male
I'm glad to get that monkey off my back!