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    Wow, I get that Roy didn't believe that Durkon died and would rather have believed anything else. But to fool himself to the extent of seriously considering attacking Belkar, **** move Roy. **** move.

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    Seriously thought Roy was going to kill Belkar. Glad he didn't.
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    Ah, ninja'd. Well, that was quite a nice one. Poor Belkar.

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    Their reactions to the news of Durkon's death are sad as well.
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    I can understand completely the situation. Roy had built up in his mind that he would be the only one to sacrifice himself for the group that when someone else did (and when the "least trustworthy" one is the only witness) he could not grasp it. We all have our illusions and eventually, they get broken.

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    Poor Roy, going into denial. He snapped out of it very soon though.
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    Roy´s reaction is very emotional and realitic: his oldest friend and comrate, turned into the one thing he most despise (besides a tree).

    The comic so far has made a point in how horrific undeath truly is, how twist both victims and practicioners. That, of couse, and faustian bargains like V´s. In general, Evil is Not a Toy.
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    I can understand poor Roy, Durkon has been his best friend for years, Belkar has been a dangerous psychopath for months.
    What would you rather believe, that your best friend died and became a monster or that the nasty little thug lied again? Still, glad he saw reason in time.

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    Double Strip - nice

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    Well, as expected, Roy did not take that well. Then again, who would ? I wonder how quickly the group will bounce back from this blow.
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    No - because I don't think Belkar's capable of inventing someone doing that.

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    So sad. Love the emotions on Roy on the last strips

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    Well, I can't say Roy's reaction wasn't understandable. (My reaction when I found out Marvel were turning Jubilee into a vampire was broadly similar...) Heck, Belkar actually seemed genuinely affected by it all too. Just showing again that even Evil can have friends and collegues (even if they'd probably literally rather die than admit it...!)

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    Yup, that's right. When the evil guy repents, nobody believes him and they treat him like crap. Then after getting slapped in the face, he goes right back to being evil. It happened to William Munny, too.
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    Poor Belkar, for once he said the truth and this happens. Hope there's an apology, and maybe advance inside and stall for the night? Now V's Hold Portal would be that bad once they closes that door, just because it was useless like 600 strips ago

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    I've unfortunately witnessed someone fail a real-life sociopath test, but I'd never before seen -- in reality or in fiction -- a clever use of someone's known sociopathy to discern the truth, as Haley does here.

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    I really thought he was going to finish him, Belkar has so little con left he should be only one one swing away.
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    As always, amazing job, Giant. That was intense. Very good storytelling and characterization. I honestly though Roy was going to attack Belkar, rather than accept the truth.
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    I worried that was the reaction that Belkar would get. Not hugely surprising when he acts like that, but still...

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    Is Mr Scruffy jumping between them to defend Belkar there?

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    Belkar is getting actual character development. This is more surprising than Durkula.
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    Roy went through denial, followed by anger. And with the situation Durkon ended up in, there is no bargaining. At the end, only sad acceptance.

    Elan and Haley in the last panel look so, so, so sad. You can imagine Elan sobbing on Haley's shoulder.
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    And again, the reality check comes from Haley. Nice touch on unlocking the situation.

    And, so sad.

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    Roy needs to re-evaluate his criteria for disbelieving stories of bad news. Bite marks aren't something people like to fake.
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    Did anyone notice the "turn undead" joke shortly before Belkar said that there was no punchline?

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    I think I fall on the side of 'Roy would have believed Belkar, but couldn't bring himself to accept that Durkon was dead.' Even he would be able to see that, in the state Belkar was in, he was unlikely to be lying.

    He just didn't want to accept Durkon had become a monster .

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    I feel Roy's reaction does make a lot of sense- given his relationship with Durkon, and his attitude to Belkar.
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    So sad. Love the emotions on Roy on the last strips


    sad. Roy's face really tells the whole tale there.
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