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    Default Re: Class and Level Geekery XIII - Comic As Written, not Comic As Intended

    Quote Originally Posted by Cizak View Post
    Doesn't he use it against Miron here?
    Possibly.

    I checked the math again starting Roy at his resurrection at level 13 (84,500 XP), and it turns out he levels to 14 in exactly the same place; after Strip #862. It also turns out he does not level to 15 (ending up with 97,479 XP).

    Thus we have some options. We could preserve Roy as level 13 at the time of his death and Eugene's cutting remark in Strip #485. This interpretation would require us to either disregard all indications that Roy has leveled to 14 and gained not-Mage Slayer, or disregard Strip #990 which caps Roy's advancement at his level at the time of his death. Or we could list Roy as having leveled to 13 at some unknown time, and being level 14 at the time of his death. This interpretation reconciles Strip #990 with Strips #886 and #928, and is truest to Eugene's words in strip #485. Though this interpretation would mean Roy had some feat at the time of the Battle of Azure City that he no longer has (having lost it upon resurrection and having gained not-Mage Slayer instead of it upon regaining level 14), that's no great loss. We've never known all of Roy's feats.

    Here are the tables for each option (also adjusting to reflect the fact that XP calculations no longer support the notion that Belkar and Elan are level 16):
    Spoiler: Disregarding Strips #886 and #928, listing Roy as currently level 13
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    Level
    9 12 12 12 12 12 12
    10 124 125 124 124 124 124
    11 251 ??? 201 ??? ??? 186
    12 ???, 665 249 ??? ??? 477 ???
    13 485, 990 ??? 556 393 511 397
    14 - ??? 859 647 ??? 627
    15 - 860 - 860 615 716
    16 - - - - 990 935


    Spoiler: Disregarding Strip #990, listing Roy as currently level 14
    Show
    Level
    9 12 12 12 12 12 12
    10 124 125 124 124 124 124
    11 251 ??? 201 ??? ??? 186
    12 ???, 665 249 ??? ??? 477 ???
    13 485, 862 ??? 556 393 511 397
    14 886 ??? 859 647 ??? 627
    15 - 860 - 860 615 716
    16 - - - - 990 935


    Spoiler: Disregarding no strips, listing Roy as currently level 14
    Show
    Level
    9 12 12 12 12 12 12
    10 124 125 124 124 124 124
    11 251 ??? 201 ??? ??? 186
    12 ??? 249 ??? ??? 477 ???
    13 ???, 665 ??? 556 393 511 397
    14 485, 862 ??? 859 647 ??? 627
    15 - 860 - 860 615 716
    16 - - - - 990 935
    Last edited by zimmerwald1915; 2015-06-12 at 08:17 PM.