Octo, Part 4
Japanese title page
|15 September 2018
Octo, Part 4 is the twenty-seventh chapter of the Splatoon manga. It was first released on 15 September 2018.
While the Telephone is getting ready for its ultimate goal, Eight is noticing that the Octarians he encountered earlier were controlled similarly to how Rider is controlled from sanitation, who uses Splashdown. Eight and Goggles, being the only ones free at the moment, decide to try and hit the paste to free Rider for this control, but they could not get any closer due to his limiter being removed and thus can use any special infinitely. The Octoling Girl navigates the two for them to dodge Rider's Curling-Bomb Launcher. Goggles proceeds to thank her, calling her Seven in the process. After handling many specials, Goggles gets hit in the head by another Splashdown. The Telephone tries to convince Eight that he should be submitted as ingredients to dominate over opponents and says that he has been influenced by idiots, but Eight tells it to not insult them as they helped him find his goal to battle with them in Inkopolis. He is aware that his pants were pulled down by Goggles but is not shaken at all. Rider, on the other hand, hesitates, giving Eight and Goggles the time to get rid of the paste and free him from sanitation. He eventually wakes up, but notices his pants are down and proceeds to crush Goggles with his weapon. Later, the entire group is free and they climb up. Once on the surface, Pearl and Marina prepare to airlift them to safety, but the above-ground section of the facility proceeds to rise from the ground, now revealed to be part of a human statue. The Telephone appears inside it and begins to activating an energy cannon to destroy the world.
- Bobble Hat
- Interestingly, the previous chapter features partially sanitized Rider briefly acting like Commander Tartar, while in this chapter he is emotionless, and talks rarely.
- Additionally, this chapter suggests that partial sanitized individuals can still be affected by strong emotional reactions (i.e. getting pantsed).