The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 83
Chapter 83 A Marvelous Feeling
After some in-depth consideration, Leo felt that as a Mechanic, the Intracranial Transmission Technology was tailor-made for him.
With this technology, many of his bold ideas had the possibility to transform from fantasy to reality.
For example, with “Nuclear Microreactor” and “Intracranial Transmission Technology”, his previously unachievable Mark series-like armor finally had the feasibility of realization. One could also say that this blueprint directly ascended Leo from the mortal realm to heaven.
However, the list of side effects in Note 1 caused Leo to scare his pants off.
Under the ‘buff’ from this series of side effects, who in heaven could withstand it?! When Leo saw the system’s Note 1, his emotions had a drastic change as if falling from heaven to hell.
But Note 2 salvaged him again as he just so happened to have an advanced spirit resisting talent, the Advanced Mental Resistance.
Thanks to Black Widow for fishing Leo out of hell!
A single Intracranial Transmission Helmet blueprint made Leo have an emotional rollercoaster ride.
Fortunately, the ultimate result was on Leo’s side.
Therefore, it was totally worth it to suffer some twists and turns in the spirits.
After analyzing “Intracranial Transmission Helmet”, Leo understood why Otto’s research was unable to be a success. Just as Otto said before, the Intracranial Transmission Technology theoretically was maturely developed by him and unable to have any more breakthroughs.
The reason Otto failed to succeed was not that he wasn’t intelligent enough, it was because this technology itself was flawed. In fact, flawed was an unsuitable term to be used, it was a threshold.
Recalling what Dr. Zola said, the human brain was the most marvelous thing as it even intertwined with the human soul.
And Intracranial Transmission Technology touched upon the deeper field of brain functions.
An ordinary person’s brain needed to rest after controlling their body for around ten hours. A huge stimulus from the physical side could even forcibly change the brain’s behavioral habits and health status.
Then, how could an external device control an ordinary person’s brain? Alternatively, once an external device exchanged signals with a human brain, how much impact would it have on a human brain?!
Thus, this technology was unsuitable for ordinary people as its threshold of usage was too demanding. As for how demanding it was, the system had given an answer. Without an advanced or above spirit resisting talent, there would always be a cost to pay when using it.
Unquestionably, Otto’s had yet to reach the threshold to be unfazed by using this technology.
Therefore, the instant when Otto removed the helmet, he was disoriented. This was a huge gap of cognitive contrast caused when the brain was abruptly changed from working mode. Besides, a while after he put on the helmet, the signal transmission was obstructed because it was a kind of brain self-protective mechanism.
However, this kind of protection was limited, as long as the helmet was worn a little longer, the mechanism would be broken through automatically. At that time, the nerve signals transmission would be stabilized again but the various debuffs would cause irreversible damage.
Understanding this, Leo raised his head and glanced at Otto who was still playing poker with Bucky and Peter before shaking his head and sighing.
Without Leo’s appearance, Leo felt following the current trend, Otto would for sure continue using the Intracranial Transmission Technology. He would be villainized under the various debuffs and become Doc Ock eventually.
Although Leo currently had intervened, he still felt he couldn’t stop the ending of Otto villainizing.
Thus, after some pondering, Leo decided to not fund Otto’s research project. It wasn’t because he was falling out with Otto after he secretly gained the two key technologies. Rather, there wasn’t any commercial value in Otto’s research project.
First and foremost, Otto’s researched prosthesis wasn’t equipped with an affordable and efficient power source. It was impossible to equip every prosthesis with a Nuclear Microreactor, right?! Furthermore, ordinary people were incapable of using the Intracranial Transmission Technology.
So, Otto’s research project simply couldn’t create high-tech prostheses that could be commercialized on a large scale. If Leo invested in Otto’s project, he absolutely would suffer a huge loss! How was it possible for him to accept a money-losing deal?
However, Leo needed to find a sufficient reason for him to decline Otto and Peter. Besides, both of them were smart people, so it was difficult to fool them. That was why the reason must be truthful and convincing.
Then, the only way was, to tell the truth, but telling the truth also needed skills. With Leo’s pretentious act of examination just now, it was impossible to discover any side effects of the helmet.
Leo understood that both Otto and Peter were clear with it.
Therefore, Leo needed to pretentiously try on the Neural Arms himself, allowing him to have a passable excuse for what he was going to say next.
The trio played the cards because of boredom, not because of having some kind of addiction.
“Hey, Dr. Octavius, Peter, Bucky! Three of you stop playing the cards, I have something to say.” Thus, the trio put the cards in their hand and gathered around Leo to see what Leo was going to say.
“I’ve just examined the helmet…” Deliberately dragging out his tone, Leo aroused the trio’s curiosity. “Turns out, I failed to find anything!”
The trio was dumbfounded and full of question marks.
“I’m not teasing you all, I’m just padding my upcoming words.” Leo shrugged, feigning innocence. Raising the helmet in his hand, “In fact, I wanted to personally experience wearing this thing on my head, Dr. Octavius, can you teach me how to operate it?”
Otto and Peter naturally wouldn’t decline because both of them were unaware of the damage that would be caused to the brain by the Intracranial Transmission Helmet.
After connecting the helmet back to the Neural Arms, they performed a series of verifications. Then, Otto helped Leo to put on the helmet and told him how to operate it.
Before beginning, Otto had reminded Leo if there were any discomforts, immediately removed the helmet.
Leo switched on the entire equipment as the Neural Arms began operating.
A marvelous feeling instantly bloomed in Leo’s body and mind. He felt as if he possessed another extra arm that was no different from his real arm, it was even more flexible than his real arm.
This feeling was extremely marvelous, the most suitable word to describe it was harmony.
In the meantime, a system notification appeared.
【Warning! Your brain is affected by a special electrical signal. It may cause the following side effects…】
【Advanced Mental Resistance (Talent) activated, you are immune to all of the possible side effects.】
After playing the Neural Arms for around one minute, Leo removed the helmet. After all, if the time was any longer, Otto would notice Leo’s intracranial nerve signal transmission wasn’t hindered.
Leo feigned stumbling a few steps before being held by Peter skillfully. Smiling and thanking Peter, Leo sat on the chair before faking to be in deep thought.
Seeing Leo’s expression, Otto and Peter were unsure whether or not they could receive Leo’s investment. It was the moment of truth, they were waiting in slight nervousness.
After a while, Leo finally voiced out, “Dr. Octavius. I have some questions I don’t understand. I hope you can answer truthfully.”
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