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    I love Final Fantasy VI, and so I love this comic. Props.

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    I just want to hug Elan right now.

    I feel a bit worried about my sexuality too.

    And yeah, great references.
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    I didn't get any of the references at all. However, it was still a pretty good comic, if not as good as the last one. Looking forward to the next.

    Oh, and Erfworld tomorrow! Yay!

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    Not-Nale (me) confused. What is Fenix down? Who are these odd people on the boat? Help! I'm stuck in a sea of my own confusion!
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    That was awesome... FFantastic!

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    *dies of laughing*

    No seriously. Don't think I've laughed *that* hard at a strip in a long time. And I'd just finished NWN2 with its mildly WTF?-but-wait-there-must-be-a-sequel ending, so I wasn't coming in with a mood where even a giggle comes easily, and here I am, totally different genre of game, laughing my little patootie off.

    Heck, even before the airship it was pretty amusing.

    Elan and Thog make a beautiful couple, btw. No, not that way but... it's like Dumb and Dumber, except actually funny.
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    i didn't really get a lot of the references, but still good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axorcist View Post
    Not-Nale (me) confused. What is Fenix down? Who are these odd people on the boat? Help! I'm stuck in a sea of my own confusion!
    They are Final Fantasy and other JRPG-type characters. Airships tend to feature prominently in them. Thog is dressed as the little save-game mascot.

    A "Fenix Down" or "Phoenix Down" is an object in FF you use to resurrect characters who have fallen in combat.
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    I didn't get some of the references..

    Okay, I didn't get any..
    Happy now?

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    *confus'd at references* Nonetheless, I love Elan's disguise. He CAN get more adorable! Shocking! And thog is just as brilliant in a mascot outfit as 387's shirtless purple-shorts :D

    Get home, save Haley! *push Elan & thog*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinSoldier View Post
    I didn't get any of the references at all. However, it was still a pretty good comic, if not as good as the last one. Looking forward to the next.

    Oh, and Erfworld tomorrow! Yay!
    Yeah I'll bet this one was hilarious if you understood any of the references.

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    Apparently, charisma can only get you so far. Ah well, it was worth a try.
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    Hehe, loved the R. Kelly reference.

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    Haha nice reference on the FF6! Loved the comic. You even spelled Fenix down right (according to the game). Great job!
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    Final Fantasy references in an OotS comic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathQuaker View Post
    They are Final Fantasy and other JRPG-type characters. Airships tend to feature prominently in them. Thog is dressed as the little save-game mascot.

    A "Fenix Down" or "Phoenix Down" is an object in FF you use to resurrect characters who have fallen in combat.

    Oooohhhh, I see. Well, I see as one does in bad light; the farther things are more clear (the big picture), but the details are still a bit murky. The light of my vision does not shine on FF I suppose

    Thank you all the same though :)
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    damn.. gotta play a lot of games to get all the references in this one..

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    Final Fantasy VI?

    *Squeal!*

    I love that game. And Mog is definitely underrated. His dances are surprisingly powerful.
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    You people haven't played FF6? For shame!

    But seriously, now Elan dressed as Locke Cole makes sense(although he lost the wig and the headband apparently). I guess that means Elan probably didn't take any other class levels, he just happens to still be in most of his Locke costume when he breaks into the hotel.

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    All of the references (including the title) are to the Final Fantasy VI video game, released back in the 90's as Final Fantasy III on the old SNES console. All of the characters are playable characters from that game, including Elan and Thog's costumes, and the airship that you use to get from place to place is called the Blackjack (as this one is). Fenix Down is what you use to raise characters who have been "K.O.'d" (their euphamism for "killed").

    And to anyone who thinks Rich doesn't plan all of these things ahead on his own, note that airships have been included as part of Cliffport's scenery from Strip #339, our first look at the city. Nice foreshadowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrode View Post
    damn.. gotta play a lot of games to get all the references in this one..
    One only, actually; Final Fantasy 6. And boy, did Thog screw up, there.

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    Haha thats suck a great comic hehe wonder what they will (did) do next :)

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    Tee hee...I get it...

    Also, Thog saying "Kupo!" made my day.

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    i got everything but the treasure hunter... the only FF i played was VIII, so is that why?

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    Wow. Looks like Elan may have actually put a point or two in Intelligence. That plan was actually workable, or would have been if Thog knew what a Phoenix Down was...

    On a side "note", the note that Elan left for the shopkeep was very cute. It made my evening.

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    thog belive thog can fly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axorcist View Post
    Not-Nale (me) confused. What is Fenix down? Who are these odd people on the boat? Help! I'm stuck in a sea of my own confusion!
    K, as somebody already said, they're from Final Fantasy 6. For the first comment about not having magic, only 2 of the chars(I think) have magic in the first half of the game, and the speaker is DEFINATELY not one of them.

    The little girl is Relm, and her grandfather is Strago, and Aqua Rake is one of the spells he can get.

    Also, unless I miss my bet, Elan is posing as the thief(treasure hunter) character Locke, and Thog is dressed as a moogle, which is a staple of the Final fantasy series. And finally, the Fenix Down is the item that brings chars back to life.
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    I LOVE IT! FFVI RULES!

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    Not-Nale (me) confused. What is Fenix down? Who are these odd people on the boat? Help! I'm stuck in a sea of my own confusion!
    Those are, by order of appearance: Setzer, the airship owner; Cyan; Celes; Terra; Relm; and Relm's grandfather, Strago. Elan is disguised as Locke, and Thog is disguised as Mog, the Moggle. On the airship, there's Edgar besides Terra.

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