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    "A fool, but we can still talk this out!"

    I love Elan's lack of delusions.

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    Except with regards to his dad, that is.

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    Yes, Tarquin is evil. Torture, and offing the husband of the women you want to marry is evil.

    At least Elan is closer to seeing the fact of his dad being evil to core.
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    Heh. Blue feet.

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    At least Elan is closer to seeing the fact of his dad being evil to core.
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    Hey wait - *squints* In the third panel, is he... IS HE CROSSING HIS FINGERS BEHIND HIS BACK?

    Isn't that a little childish? Why not just lie like a grown-up?

    Also, I can't believe Elan doesn't see the dramatic potential in a scar like an evil goatee. C'mon, Elan, this is your only skillset. It's a cut, at a tense moment. It indicates something about the character. It's squiggly and on your father's chin. The only person with a goatee is evil Nale. Think about it, sweetie, think about it!
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    Well, I'm dissapointed in Elan for still not getting the picture, but I have hope now that the revelation is coming. I still wonder what Tarquin brought him up here for.
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    Oooh, which one is that. Mrs. Tarquin the second? Mrs. Tarquin the seventh, mayhaps?
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    Thanks for putting this one up so quickly!

    Absolutely loved the reference to a certain story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conuly View Post
    Hey wait - *squints* In the third panel, is he... IS HE CROSSING HIS FINGERS BEHIND HIS BACK?

    Isn't that a little childish? Why not just lie like a grown-up?
    Why would he be crossing his fingers behind his back in that panel? Nothing he says sounds like a lie, he most definitly didnt do all of this just because of the ambassador but I'm sure he took out some of his anger on her people just for the evulz. Anyway, he used the same pose very often before, I have no idea why you would think hes crossing his fingers now instead of the other dozen times he did it.

    And honestly, what would you expect Elan to do? He really got nothing else he can do right now except talking about it. Turning against Tarquin definitly isnt a good idea and not just because of his guards but because of that whole «end of the world» thing that will happen if they dont find Girard.
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    Call me crazy, but i think we might be seeing why Tarquin's wives don't last too long...

    kinda makes me wonder how many times Tarquin might have had to be raised after being killed in his sleep... those pesky resurrection spells make revenge so damn hard

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    I don't know, but Elan may be figuring this all out? But it is Elan, so he may need more assistance.

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    Tarquin is affibly evil.

    Mind you, not: Tarquin is affibly evil, but Tarquin is affibly evil.
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    Tarquin is so cool! And Rich is on fire making new strips so fast!

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    And honestly, what would you expect Elan to do? He really got nothing else he can do right now except talking about it. Turning against Tarquin definitly isnt a good idea and not just because of his guards but because of that whole «end of the world» thing that will happen if they dont find Girard.
    You're arguing that Elan has figured it out, but is smart enough to keep his mouth shut?

    Nothing he says sounds like a lie,
    "Oh, I would *never* do something like *that*"

    That part sounds like a lie to me. And it seems a silly thing to care about lying about, surely "at least, I didn't this time" is the bigger issue (if it's true or not).

    But why do you think he had bigger fish to fry there? Given his progeny, is he really likely to be such a good tactician? Making stupid decisions because they help him out is both evil and less than totally clever - kinda like Nale!

    But it is Elan, so he may need more assistance.
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    I think I had cold feet once. Damn wizards... >.>

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    "'til then did you part, it would seem."

    OMG

    Never have I laughed so hard at anything so evil before.

    Damn he's a magnificent Bastard if there ever was one.
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    Wow.

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    I swear, Xykon's about to lose his 'evil in style' award because THAT was sick!
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    Tarquin may very well be the second-most so-efficiently-Evil-it-scares-you villain next to Xykon. (Yes, the Snarl is loads scarier than either, but I wouldn't classify it as a villain at the moment.) I guess I don't find the IFFC that fearsome since you expect archfiends to be even worse.

    And I really like the cold feet joke and the implication that Tarquin once served under a green-themed nation before.

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    Okay... I know Elan isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he can't seriously be THAT oblivious, can he? Please tell me he's not actually that stupid and it's just an act.

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    Brilliant strip today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shpadoinkle View Post
    Okay... I know Elan isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he can't seriously be THAT oblivious, can he? Please tell me he's not actually that stupid and it's just an act.
    He IS getting it, but it's slow-going. Look at his expression in the second-to-last panel; he's getting angry with his dad. He wants to believe that his father isn't Evil, but it's getting harder and harder.

    As I said about yesterday's strip, that was the first step towards accepting that his dad is a villain. This is the second. Around the fifth step, I think we'll see Elan openly admitting it and then acting against him. But it's hard to accept that the absent father figure you've been fantasizing about all your life doesn't live up to your expectations. People far smarter than Elan have trouble with situations like this.
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    Okay, I'm thinking Taquin is just stupid now. Really, he still wants to marry the girl after taking over a city and then admiting it to his Chaotic Good long-lost son?

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    Wow. That is a really, seriously creepy picture a deeply evil man. At this point, I don't think its Elan's stupidity that is keeping him from the realization, as others have mentioned, he just really, really wants to believe that his dad is a good guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shpadoinkle View Post
    Okay... I know Elan isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he can't seriously be THAT oblivious, can he? Please tell me he's not actually that stupid and it's just an act.
    PRECISELY what I thought. I'm just really hoping that if he is that oblivious, then at least his ignorance will be lifted shortly.

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    wow, and i had thought elan had grown some in previous strips, maybe not :(
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    Elan is really thick...

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