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"Massacre" is the eighteenth chapter of Blame!, and the seventh and final chapter of Volume 3.

Synopsis

A colossal Safeguard creature faces the group. Killy’s weapon penetrates it, but it quickly repairs itself. As it prepares to fire a massive graviton beam emitter from its head, Cibo and her Electrofisher escort return, riding a giant Builder. Neurally connected to the Builder, Cibo uses it as a surrogate body to stop the colossus and clear the blockage to the Toha Heavy Industries entrance.

The colossus deploys maggot-like limbs to attack the group, but Killy fights them off. Smaller tentacles dig into the floor and construct a wave of Exterminators. As the evacuees flee towards Toha, the Electrofishers form a firing line to defend them.

An energy bolt from the colossus impacts near Killy, delivering a reconstructed Sanakan, who can now absorb shots from Killy’s graviton weapon. Sanakan implies that Killy is himself a Safeguard, and that the nanobody infection inflicted on him earlier was meant to repair him, but failed. His registration is therefore revoked, and he is to be destroyed.

Cibo is weakened by the stresses of her recent connection with Killy’s augmented brain, and of controlling the Builder. She and her Builder collapse as Killy and Sanakan begin to duel.

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Blame! - Volumes and Chapters
Volume 1 The Net's OffspringMemories of EarthTechno NomadsEX-LOGThe AuthoritiesEscapeSilicon Souls
The Builders
Volume 2 EX-LOG - Nest RuineThe CapitolThe CorporationNet SphereSafety Guard
Volume 3 The Great SurfElectrosilos FishermenPlantersAwakeningAssaultBasic LanguageMassacre
Volume 4 Backup CyberspaceLimit CancelHybridToha Heavy IndustriesElectronic KnightThe Eighth Cave
Volume 5 HackingScattered SpaceGravity FurnaceVersionCave 13Cease Fire
Volume 6 Sanakan and CiboVibrationCollapseDissolutionDisappearanceBeautiful LifeUnofficial Megastructure
Volume 7 Central NexusClass 1 Critical Effect WeaponCaptureAnti-Intrusion Electron Space
The Megastructure's Internal FissureSpecial Safeguards
Volume 8 Inside the MegastructureMultiple Dispersion Molecule MovementProvisional Connection CertificationRaid
UrgeLevel 9Far-Off
Volume 9 Parallel Electricity Storage Tank ClusterThe CallerLacking EscapeThe CaptorAnother MeetingPeople
The Observer
Volume 10 Unified Metal BeamsContinuumOrganicBurning SiliconRescue of the ReceptacleExterminator, First ClassRetrieved ConsciousnessThe Edge of the City