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    Ha! I thought from the title we'd get to see Tarquin get caught. sneaky Giant.
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    Hopefully Elan will remember what his dad said about the ring...Pretty smart of Roy to figure it out though. And smarter of Tarquin, sadly.

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    Ahahahaha!!!

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    Tarquin you sneaky bastard!

    But anyway, I hope they can come to an agreement to fight Xykon together.
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    I cannot stop laughing. Well played, Tarquin. Well played.

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    Tarquin's head is strangely onion-shaped.

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    It seems like Tarquin is giving up on pretending to be Thog by the last panel.

    Given that the OOTS isn't buying that he's Thog, what does he have to gain from continuing to hide his identity? I wonder if they'll see through it, or if they will settle for identifying him as "unknown assailant".

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    Ha!
    That is really not what I was expecting.
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    Now I wish that the end of "Return of the Jedi" had Vader wearing a hood for the previous 3 films.....
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    Haw! The Man In The Ironic Mask!!!

    P.S. I totally called the regeneration stunt

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    This was nice. The "NOPE" just cracks me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildwood View Post
    It seems like Tarquin is giving up on pretending to be Thog by the last panel.

    Given that the OOTS isn't buying that he's Thog, what does he have to gain from continuing to hide his identity? I wonder if they'll see through it, or if they will settle for identifying him as "unknown assailant".
    Able combatant... lots of magic items... strange flair for the dramatic... maybe Roy will put it all together. Then again, given the concussion Tarquin probably just gave him, maybe not.

    Also, it seems obvious that the ring of regeneration Tarquin has gives him regeneration similair to the extraoridnary ability a troll has, rather than what a normal ring of regeneration does, given the rate at which he healed his damage.

    ...or maybe he has another item for that? But if he does, then why say he was regenerating?
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    The mask is also most likely a magic item as well like everything else on his person.
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    This was genius! Definitely my favorite strip! Tarquin's such a Magnificent Bastard that not even we could see that coming!

    "Totally worth wearing a mask under my helmet for two days!" Best punchline in the entire comic!

    Was anyone else picturing Tarquin flashing a "gotcha grin" in the last three panels?
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    Elan should be the one to figure out it's Tarquin...with genre savviness!

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    Oh, Tarquin. You're sillier than I thought.

    I'm impressed with Roy making his Spot and seeing through the disguise, I gotta say. He's paying attention to details right in the middle of combat.
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    I was expecting him to be wearing another helmet underneath actually. The hood works too though :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiffet View Post
    Oh, Tarquin. You're sillier than I thought.

    I'm impressed with Roy making his Spot and seeing through the disguise, I gotta say. He's paying attention to details right in the middle of combat.
    You know something about the mask gag was just rubbing me wrong and reading this I think this is what it was, it just seems a little silly given how Tarquin has been portrayed so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiffet View Post
    I'm impressed with Roy making his Spot and seeing through the disguise, I gotta say. He's paying attention to details right in the middle of combat.
    Especially since Roy's Spot checks usually aren't very good.

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    Oh, Tarquin, you frustrating deviant, you.

    Anyone have the details on how much damage is regenerated per round by that ring of his?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Queen View Post
    ... Was anyone else picturing Tarquin flashing a "gotcha grin" in the last three panels?
    ...and there was a double helping of "gotcha" in that Roy thought he had a moment of triumph; ripping the helmet off a guy's head is a pretty good feat (...or action, or special, or whatever ... it's cool!)

    So Roy's all like "Hey, I figured this one out with my intelligence AND I'm ripping the helmet off this guy's head, how cool is that?" ... but it comes to nothing because Tarquin showed he was expecting it!

    Then, for the final beat, casually catching the helmet after he knocks Roy down. MAGNIFICENT!

    Tarquin so out-powers them that he's just playing with them like a cat with mice.

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    I'm imagining that he has the hood so that Elan can't recognize him and realize that he's working with Nale (at least for the time being).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepsyker View Post
    You know something about the mask gag was just rubbing me wrong and reading this I this is what it was, it just seems a little silly given how Tarquin has been portrayed so far.
    Ay. This doesn't seem anything like either Nale or Elan either. Was amusing, though.
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    Especially since Roy's Spot checks usually aren't very good.
    Or any of the Order's, really.
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    Looks like he is wearing a ring of fast healing (3 hp / round) rather than a ring of regeneration (1 hp / hour). Or possibly both. To be fair they are both created using the regenerate spell. A ring of fast healing is just the epic version...

    Also that mask was hilarious xD

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    They can still see his skin color and should be able to notice it's not the orc-green it should be.

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