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    Didn't see that coming...

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    At last, Varsuviuus' prophecy is realising... Or is this just a trick to distract us from the real thing ?

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    I shall be the first to say, THE FOUR WORDS!!!!!!!
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    sad very sad... indeed four words for all the wrong reasons...

    Nor for his/her family but for his/her arrogance and pride V choose the dark side...
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    Well, if you count "I...I" as two words, then it counts. And assuming that it does, all the wrong reasons indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mask View Post
    At last, Varsuviuus' prophecy is realising... Or is this just a trick to distract us from the real thing ?
    Certainly seems like "Ultimate Arcane Power" to me.
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    Fitting title. Holy crap
    Life... is strength. This seems logical enough: you live, you affect your world.

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    What a tweest!!!

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    Oh dear. This is going to end in tears, I just know it.

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    Awesome. Can't wait for the next strip. It will certainly be epic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memnarch View Post
    Certainly seems like "Ultimate Arcane Power" to me.
    Maybe not. Richard Burlew is well known for playing tricks with his readers, and there are certainly more "ultimate" arcane powers in the OotS world.

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    Oh my gods, I can't believe this is finally happening!
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    If this was a movie, this would be the part where everyone is yelling

    "NO NO NO DON'T DO IT!"

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    Wow, I got goose bumps, outstanding!
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    Well, that's the end of that.

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    Looks like the wrong reasons are that V would have to avoid admitting that his current arcane power is insufficient. This is primarily a matter of pride.
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    But....
    Wow..
    dang, that's... terrible. .

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince_Selm View Post
    If this was a movie, this would be the part where everyone is yelling

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    What do you mean "if this was a movie" I was doing that anyway
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    The way of dealing with the problem that the fiends proposed *is* circuitous and not guaranteed to succeed. But it was an option. Sorry to see Vaarsuvius making this decision when it wasn't the only way... Yet, in a sense, I'm not sorry, because it's pretty serious character development. Mistakes often fuel the most interesting stories.

    PS: The sad little expression on V's face as s/he reaches out to touch the orb in just horrible. It's like s/he is well aware that hir motivations are not all that pure at the moment of the choice, and that pride is playing a large part in the decision - but that can't stop hir.
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    "Woah" haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mask View Post
    Maybe not. Richard Burlew is well known for playing tricks with his readers, and there are certainly more "ultimate" arcane powers in the OotS world.
    Perhaps, but look at the title of the comic, and the whole meaning. Until now I didn't think it would be the prophecy because saving your own family is a very good reason, but after this...

    IT is the four words in a very strong (and one of the greatest) page. If it wasn't than it would be quite a waste of a good storytelling.
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    Oh, V This is the first time I've ever been really disappointed in him/her. Everything else has been done for other people, more or less, but this was the selfish choice. It's not about saving V's partner and children any more, it's about not failing. This makes me very sad.

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    Nooooooo!!!!!!
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    Tough choice but Id go with personal determination myself.

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    I don't see any four words that had any effect whatsoever here. It was by touching the globe that V earned the power. If she had stayed silent and touched it, it'd still be the same.

    There are no four words here.

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    Up there for top updates ever. Wow.
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    I just hope V makes it to Padme in time.

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    That's a pretty stupid way to shoehorn the whole "for all the wrong reasons" part of the prophecy in at the last minute. Anyone with common sense could see that it's not a matter of V's pride being tarnished, it's a matter of time; One solution will immediately grant him the power he needs to fend off the dragon. The other is a ridiculously circuitous plan that will most assuredly take longer than it has to. If I were in V's shoes I would have called the three fiends idiots for even suggesting the alternative.

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    Hmmmm... this still doesn't seem like "all the wrong reasons" to me... he was pressured and running out of time... and even if you say he's doing it because of his own pride, that's still not "all the wrong reasons", as he will save his family in the process...

    It just doesn't feel to me like this is the prophecy being fulfilled.
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    I soooooo cannot wait to see how this turns out for V.

    Though, I am intrigued at the other option they presented, and the fact that V wouldn't accept the need to admit failure if it meant nobody goes into fiend custody later.

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