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    On a roll, Rich. Nice to see that.
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    Earlier than I expected for her too go.

    Edit: since when could Redcloak cast shout
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    Owch! So RC's intentions are already found... derp!

    I wonder if she told X?

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    Hmm. Redcloak's certainly having things all his own way at the moment, isn't he?

    I hadn't realised Tsukiko was that stupid, but I guess it does fit with the characterisation - she's never acted very smart.
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    That answers one question.

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    Well.

    ...well.

    I guess that answers one question... and opens up about a dozen more for debate.
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    Wow! That was amazing Rich.

    Poor Tsukiko.
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    First things first:
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    Secondly, this is exactly the manner of bada**ery I love to see. Redcloak is obviously Evil, not just doing evil things for the greater good.

    I would like to also address the concept of "things are more violent/gruesome/terrifying if they happen off-panel" i.e. Raping Sue Dibny in Identity Crisis, 90% of the Film Jaws, and now the death of Tsukiko.

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    Edit: since when could Redcloak cast shout
    He can't. He can cast Dispel Magic. I don't bother showing the difference between the two methods.
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    Whoa, Redcloak is awesome when he means business!

    Actually, in terms of "getting what you want out of life", he's miles ahead of everyone else in the comic except for Tarquin.
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    I... actually feel sorry for Tsukiko. I mean, I expected her to die the moment she found out what was going on, but that was... nasty.

    All in all, right in character for Redcloak...
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    Wow. How evil. Don't know whether to be relieved she's gone (knew it would happen at some point) or horrified. I think horrified.

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    Well, that was pretty brutal. That's the problem with working with Team Evil, Tsukiko. They're evil, brutal, and remorseless. And if you give them an opening they will kill you.

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    I missed the sound effects in the last two panels first time I read it.

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    My imagination just... cringes. Nothing like letting you place the off-camera details yourself...

    Well played. Well played.
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    That was a bit horrifying. And a bit awesome. I'm glad Tsukiko is finally gone
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    Absolutely excellent!!!!

    The comic was a bit stagnant lately - but great come back Rich! awesome strip, I just love that green little dude :)

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    As always, I am very impressed by this comic, in every way, from the unexpected twists to the delivery. Bravo.
    Also, Take that Tsukiko, you silly little girl! This is the big leagues, and playing pretend that an unliving monster who feels nothing and cares even less about you is your one true love gets you what you deserve.
    The only dissapointing thing is that we didn't get to see the look on her face when Xykon eventually did the deed himself.
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    Well that was surprising. She was going to die, because she really is nowhere near as smart as she thinks she is, but I didn't expect it quite that way, or quite so suddenly.
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    I am impressed.

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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little bad for her, but I'd also be lying if I said she didn't have it coming. Don't tread on the Crimson Mantle, man.

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    The last panel lacks something. It begins with "s" and ends in "oul bind".

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    For some reason, I now want to see redcloak with sunglassesmonocle on. it just feels right at this point.

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    Noooooo! Poor Tsukiko Why is it always the best characters who die horribly?

    I hope Xykon was secretly listening in on some of it... or something.

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    I... actually feel sorry for Tsukiko. I mean, I expected her to die the moment she found out what was going on, but that was... nasty.
    Yeah... I kind of felt sorry for her.

    I assumed he was going to control her mind or something, not brutally execute her with her own loved ones while monologuing about how he really feels about Xykon.

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    Thought one: Oh hey, new strip.

    Thought two: Oh hey, double strip! Looks like three, technically...

    Thought three: Oh hey, looks like the fevered predictions about Tsukiko's fate were right for a change, heh.
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    Oh god Tsukiko noooooooooo why.

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    Wow. Um.

    That was horrific. Well told, well done but horrific.

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    Not only is Redcloak right about the nature of the undead, but also the fact that he had the final word with her, the fact that he used her creations against her, the fact that she was proven wrong in this act, and that she deserved what happened to her, makes this the greatest strip in a long history of great comic strips.

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