I can’t help but suspect there was some manner of deadline crunch when I put this comic together. I probably should have gone back to one of those neighborhoods I mentioned with enormous houses and studied them more.
Ellen’s a bit over-the-top at this point, but it’s to be expected. For one thing, she’s physically the equivalent of Elliot transformed with the FV5 form Tedd programmed (which has certain side effects, as evidenced when she transforms herself), AND she’s endeavoring to forge a separate identity for herself. Put those together and give her a transformation beam, and BAM. Tedd has a rival in the “thinking like a Tedd” department.