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    Er... Roy?

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    Must have just went up. I honestly can't say whether Belkar's doing harm or good.
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    And sometimes you have to hurt to help. Belkar finally wins an argument and comes out morally superior.
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    Belkar of all people being the one to "snap Roy out of it" is interesting.
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    Belkar's pep talk and giving Roy the motivation of "keep on or you did this for nothing" is exactly the same as in Start of Darkness when
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    That was a Renegade interrupt if I ever saw one.

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    I see shades of Redcloak in that motivational speech.

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    That's true character growth, brought to you by Belkar.

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    Belkar actually sounds like he regrets that the only thing he's good at is hurting people.

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    His assessment of what happened after Roy's death and before his resurrection is also rather perceptive.
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    Ah Belkar... sometimes the worst motivational speeches are the worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsNotDan View Post
    Belkar actually sounds like he regrets that the only thing he's good at is hurting people.
    That was my feeling as well. I was very sad for Belkar then.

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    Damn. That made me cry. That was really rough. And nuanced because, yeah, the audience knows that Belkar is more than the little prick Roy assumes him to still be at this point. It was hard on multiple levels. It upsets me to see how badly Roy is dealing with this—not just the despair, but the way he's treating everybody else. And I feel really sad for Belkar in particular, for the self-awareness with which he describes his purpose.
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    Wow, this may be the first time that Belkar did something awesome that didn't involve stabbing or a cat.

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    Whether this will end well or badly for the Order, I do not know, but if this isn't Belkar's crowning moment of multidimensional character glory, I don't know what is.

    Good job, Belkar. It is too sad that you will not last for long - I pray that your end will at least be epic, as is befitting a Sexy Shoeless God of War.
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    So sad. Ouch.
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    God I love Belkar.

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    I cant tell whether he is proud, depressed, or sad about what he thinks his only purpose is. (Its arguably true, he cant track a giant walking through a pristine snow field, and his spot check couldnt get him to notice the broad side of a barn. All he is good for is stabbing people.)
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    Holy actual balls. Did… was that… ?

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    I'm actually rootin for Belkar here.

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    I love Belkar.

    I am, however, very concerned about pressing onward

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    I'm not sure which is more interesting, that Roy almost gives up or that Belkar of all people is the one to snap him out of it. Also, we can continue seeing Roy come apart at the mental seams. You know, this is the first time he's lost a crewmate. Last time this happened, he was the one to be lost. And I do think it's interesing to see Roy's assessment of the situation so matching our own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    I cant tell whether he is proud, depressed, or sad about what he thinks his only purpose is. (Its arguably true, he cant track a giant walking through a pristine snow field, and his spot check couldnt get him to notice the broad side of a barn. All he is good for is stabbing people.)
    Technically he's good at two things- hurting people and gourmet cooking:
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0738.html

    maybe since then he's gotten pessimistic about his cooking skills?
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    Belkar is that one friend. That one friend you know is an ass, but because he's a good ass, you remain friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    I cant tell whether he is proud, depressed, or sad about what he thinks his only purpose is.
    He comes across as more of a "disgruntled" to me.

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    For once I can see Belkar's point. I really feel for him now. Roy should listen to him and take that into account. Show them he can be a good leader. They deserve better.

    Perhaps now they will start working as a team, instead of individuals. An event as traumatic as Durkon's turning might solidify them this way. Go back a few strips and see what they could have been like. Everything would be working so much better if they would just use some teamwork.
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    Utterly necessary. Loss of a friend has consequences and the plot needs to keep going.

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    wow... crowning moment of... fleshed out characters on the page??
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    Probably not the best tactics, but goddamn if that wasn't Belkar's Crowning Moment of Awesome.

    And I think he just crossed the Moral Event Horizon... BACKWARDS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUMVEE Driver View Post
    Perhaps now they will start working as a team, instead of individuals. An event as traumatic as Durkon's turning might solidify them this way. Go back a few strips and see what they could have been like. Everything would be working so much better if they would just use some teamwork.
    I've been speculating that as well-

    in response to speculations that this will be like Kraagor's death for the Order of the Scribble- the event that breaks the party up.
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