If this were the real world, my Authority fic would, it turns out, end in death.
Apparently, you can’t actually jumpstart someone’s heart like a car battery. In “cases of severe trauma, such as eletrocution, cold water drowning, or adverse drug reaction,” when someone has flatlined, you have to administer Epinephrine and Atropine and do CPR. And even then it probably won’t work. But “disorganized electrical activity” can also cause ventricular fibrillation, which seems like no pulse and can be zapped back to normal. Sometimes. Under controlled conditions. And I’m betting they like to administer adrenaline then, too (I seem to vaguely recall this from my ER-watching days).
So, in addition to Doctor ex machnina, there’s going to be bad, bad, handwavey medical science. Hey, Jenny’s magic. She can jumpstart people if I say she can.
Also, electromagnetic pulses don’t just knock computers offline for a bit. They fry circuitry dead, as in, by-by hard drive, never coming back. Most of the time. Maybe. EMP weapons are apparently classified. And I’m not asking the E2C-Hawkeye pilot who’s coming in to rent the Piper Arrow this afternoon about them, because then I’d have to explain why I want to know statistics on electronic warfare. And any explanation beginning with, “See, there are these evil nanites…” can only go downhill from there.
Anyway, in handwavey comicbook-science verse, EMP weapons don’t permanently damage computer circuits, because… because Bendix puts lots of failsafes in? And was an evil genius and therefore magic? And because Magic!Jenny can jumpstart computers, too.
shut up, no, she can, cause cybernetics so works that way if I want it to
It’s a shame Jeroen can’t be in two places at once to work his Doctor ex machina for me. But then I wouldn't be able to stick in the screaming-argument-over-who's-fault-it-was bit, and the tasteless Frankenstein comment.