Well, look at that, I finished the strip and it's not even 3:00 AM!
I think I've mentioned before that a lot of things in Super U. are based off of role-playing game I ran for some friends. In that game, it came to pass that each instructor took on one student to personally mentor and more or less "pass their mantle" onto. It's something I'd like to reflect in the comic, and you're seeing the first step here. It might not come as much of a surprise that Mr. Walters, A.K.A. The Dark Avenger, would select Raine to be his protege, being the tragic back-story vigilante that she is.
There's only 6 more strips to go until the end of Chapter 2, and shit is about to go crazy at Super U.