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    That's what you get for not coming up with a plan before going into the arena...

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    That scene was remarkably touching. You made me really feel for Gannji and Enor. Bravo.
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    Wow Tarquin... First the slave burning and now this... Then again I am not surprised at how you can do this

    Edit: And I didn't mean that in a good way.
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    Wow.....Didn't see that one coming.

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    So...Tarquin is the most cold-blodded one.-

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    D:

    Cold as ice, Tarquin. Cold as ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim Reader View Post
    So...Tarquin is the most cold-blodded one.-
    Yes that would be the case
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    Y'know, I'm starting to think that Tarquin might not be a good person...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShenCS View Post
    Y'know, I'm starting to think that Tarquin might not be a good person...
    We knew already that he was Evil!
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    You're lucky you're just a stick figure in a webcomic, Tarquin. You're really lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShenCS View Post
    Y'know, I'm starting to think that Tarquin might not be a good person...
    I still think he's Chaotic Good though. Killing evil people with style? Way to go!
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    And that is why the Order of the Stick is still one of the most enjoyable and finely crafted webcomic of the genre. Bravo Giant! How you convey such emotions with stick figures and a "silly" D&D plot is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloel View Post
    I still think he's Chaotic Good though. Killing evil people with style? Way to go!
    Okay... Explain that one to me, disregarding every single evidence Tarquin is not Chaotic, let alone Good, let alone Chaotic Good, including the fact he practices slavery

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    So...Tarquin is the most cold-blodded one.-
    Frankly I wasn't surprised
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    the blue dragon thing can stand the arrows, but the lizard will be killed, then the plan can work without scarring big blue emtionally. It's actually a small mercy, though not a great plan all in all. Tarkin is just really cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burner28 View Post
    Okay... Explain that one to me, disregarding every single evidence Tarquin is not Chaotic, let alone Good, let alone Chaotic Good, including the fact he practices slavery
    Elan is CG, he's Elan's father. There is enough evidence there.

    Nale is like his mother, alignment-wise, not his father.
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    The reason Pun-Pun doesn't work is because he doesn't have to. He can just sit around all day and let his wishes do the work for him.

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    That's quite tragic. But I still remain optimistic that they'll pull through, somehow.
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    Damn, Tarquin. That's even colder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloel View Post
    Elan is CG, he's Elan's father. There is enough evidence there.

    Nale is like his mother, alignment-wise, not his father.
    You're implying alignment is hereditary, rather than based on upbringing and social situation.

    I don't even know what to think.

    Also Elan's mother is Chaotic Good, Tarquin's alignment, according to his first appearance, is Lawful Evil.

    The child Tarquin raised (Nale) ended up similarly evil; the child Elan's mother raised (Elan) ended up similarly good.

    So yeah.
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    I think that was joke.

    At least I hope so.

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    That's really sad.
    The half dragon crying is a nice touch, though.


    Edit: uhm guys, Eloel is kidding, you know, right?
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    And AGAIN I'm struck by how the Giant manages to make my heart bleed for... for what? a couple of stick figures? There is some kind of sympathetic magic in these simple lines...

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    Wow... go Tarquin!
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    Here's hoping Tarquin's damage calculations were off.
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    Oh, man. The way Rich can make us feel sympathy even for villains is just so, so very well done. Congrats !

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    Tragic. In a good way. Enor and Ganji, we hardly knew you .

    Did someone call Tarquin a magnificent bastard? In this frame, he's just a bastard.

    This wasn't funny. But it was GREAT storytelling by Rich Burlew. Thank you.

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    Aww. So sad. This strip made me not want them to die, where as before I had no opinion on the matter.

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    The way people root for the most cruel, evil characters lowers my hope in humanity a bit more every day.

    P.s.: There's a difference between loving the characterization of an evil character and actually rooting for one and applauding his actions. I'm of course talking about Tarquin here, Enor and Gannji are not very evil compared to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarian View Post
    Here's hoping Tarquin's damage calculations were off.
    He probably doesn't make mistakes like that. But he can have faulty information. For example, he does not seem to realize it is a Dragon/Ogre, not a half-dragon human. So there is a good chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasko77 View Post
    That's really sad.
    The half dragon crying is a nice touch, though.


    Edit: uhm guys, Eloel is kidding, you know, right?
    My sarcasm detector is long dead.

    Also, I too am mildly saddened by the people applauding Tarquin's actions.
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