"Version" is the twenty-eighth chapter of Blame!, and the fourth chapter of Volume 5.


After escaping the fourth cave of Toha Heavy Industries, Cibo and Killy are teleported backwards through time.

They return to the confrontation between Mensab and Seu, Ivy and Maeve, and themselves. The Silicon creatures and the Toha enforcers have been fighting; all are wounded, and Seu has cut Maeve apart at the waist.

Killy has retained the dual-beam weapon belonging to the alternate history’s Cibo. With it, he destroys Ivy’s folding blade. Ivy is confused at the presence of such a weapon, and retreats, carrying Maeve with him.

Seu collapses from his injuries, and Mensab teleports him away. Cibo and Killy go to find Mensab.

Character Appearances

Notes & Trivia

  • Cibo remarks this is the second time that she and Killy have saved Mensab. The first time was when Mensab was restrained by Safeguards in Log 25 - although, from her perspective, that hasn’t happened yet.

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