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    Great comic, makes so much sense for Tarquin's character.
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    As always, Tarquin is inimitable .

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    "I hope you at least gained a level out of this."

    Oh my god

    That's amazing

    Though at the same time, there's a part of me that's sitting here going "All that pain and suffering, Durkon's vampirization - it was all because Tarquin wanted to do the same thing as the Order?"

    Still, I laughed pretty heartily at this comic. Very nice.

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    Of course. All Tarquin cared about was the "race". LOL

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    Default Re: OOTS #912 - The Discussion Thread

    ... well.

    So, everybody's going home, now ? Or perhaps there's still the issue of "where's my vampire cleric who happens to be my best friend?" to adress. It could still turn ugly.
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    Though at the same time, there's a part of me that's sitting here going "All that pain and suffering, Durkon's vampirization - it was all because Tarquin wanted to do the same thing as the Order?"
    I agree. That said, this feels classic Tarquin: The utter pragmatist. And for that reason I like this comic.

    I wonder what's going to happen to Nale?
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    Was actually reading the forums when I saw the discussion thread for a new comic was posted--think that's the first time that's happened for me!

    As for the strip, Tarquin shows himself to be far more intelligent than Nale once again. Nale's plan for the gates can be summed up as:

    1) Claim a gate
    2) ???
    3) Profit!

    That ??? is the really complicated part that he really doesn't have a clue about.

    There's still the elephant in the room of what Tarquin does when he finds out Nale killed Malack, of course (assuming he doesn't already know)...

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    Wow, Tarquin is playing both sides again! What a genius.
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    Be still my beating heart... Tarquin is the greatest character to grace the pages of this strip!

    I really can't wait of course to see what he says (to Nale or as an aside), once Elan and Haley go back down to rejoin Roy. Is he as laissez-faire about the gates as he seems?

    Or is there a plan within plans? Is he going to nudge Nale in a direction to parallel his brother? Or will he put his cards all on the table now the Nale had it out with Malack?

    I can't wait to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS Oceanic View Post
    I agree. That said, this feels classic Tarquin: The utter pragmatist. And for that reason I like this comic.
    Oh, I like it too. But I think I can like it while also being both impressed by and angry with Tarquin.

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    haw, good ol' Tarquin. Almost makes me wish i had voted for him over V.
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    wow
    great way to start my work day!

    Tarquin is so going to show up "at the last moment to" at the last gate, leaving the hero to bleed etc.

    another brilliant reflection about power
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    I can totally appreciate the logic behind Tarquin: first of all, a little race to gain informations on the whole situation, on the gate, on the defense, on his opponents on the leadership skills of his son...then move in with the army
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    It's perfect.

    Also, I checked this strip right as I'm heading out to a job interview. If I get it I'll assume that Tarquin planned that as well.

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    I think Tarquin has ticked off both Nale AND Elan at the same time.

    I mean look! Elan's stern look, Nale's outburst…

    Tarquin's own smugness showing at revealing this whole plan was completely pointless.

    yeah.

    this won't end well for him.

    I think he has finally sealed his fate. right there. right at that last panel.

    that is his downfall.
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    Tarquin is so reasonable. I love it!

    I'm really hoping that the next strip or two has a big reveal though. Elan has been hinting at a plan for dealing with his Dad for a while now and we've heard almost nothing about it. And here, surrounded by an army of soldiers in a situation that he could otherwise walk out of with no trouble at all, why it's the perfect time to make Tarquin angry at him.
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    Oh, Tarquin. You should take "just as planned" as your catchphrase.
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    Anyone want to bet that Tarquin's help won't come with hidden strings attached? Affably Evil is still definitely Evil.

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    I hope Tarquin isn't killed off by Nale in some freak, well planned, "accident" in the next strip..
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    Tarquin has a point, but I think it'd be neat to see him go toe-to-toe with Xykon.

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    I completely believe it was his plan all along. Anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly a traitor and should be thrown in the arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    I think Tarquin has ticked off both Nale AND Elan at the same time.

    I mean look! Elan's stern look, Nale's outburst…

    Tarquin's own smugness showing at revealing this whole plan was completely pointless.

    yeah.

    this won't end well for him.

    I think he has finally sealed his fate. right there. right at that last panel.

    that is his downfall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaeler View Post
    It's perfect.

    Also, I checked this strip right as I'm heading out to a job interview. If I get it I'll assume that Tarquin planned that as well.
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    Gotta love Tarquin. And the worst part is: he's probably right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinkou View Post
    I hope Tarquin isn't killed off by Nale in some freak, well planned, "accident" in the next strip..
    I think there's a difference between getting the jump on a vampire who is accustomed to waiting before he strikes and a man who could probably write a dissertation on the Starscream and how best to counter it.

    The question now is: Will the order accept his help? And also, will Elan try to put his plan into action, or wait until later?
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    Tarquin. You either love him or you hate him. He's really one of the most interesting characters in the story. Simply brilliant.

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    "Power that I can't access to no power at all." Very true.

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    Wow, I was right. Destroying it was Tarquin's plan.
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