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    three pages... thanks :D

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    Two thumbs up for an excellent comic!

    ...I hope Miko just lost her powers. ;D

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    Oh crap...
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    Holy! I'm scared of what might come now.

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    Holy boop! She didn't just... did she? Yes, she did.

    Wow. No judge, no jury, just... Miko?

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    Oh crap...

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    Yeah, no doubt. Oh yeah, let's watch the paladin fall! It would give me such pleasure.
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    Oh my. This is much worse than I had imagined. Didn't think Miko'd ever snap like that!
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    Even...Belkar....feared that...just.. wow.

    Comics like these are the reason I see for Rich to be a true artist, I almost jumped off the chair when I was on the second-to-last panel!

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    Holy Spoon!! wow... I kinda didn't expect Miko to blow like THAT.... (and by kinda I mean completly unexpected...)
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    holy @hit!!! i think this lends new validity to the old theory of miko going blackguard.
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    Holy Guacamole!

    That was sweet, but it also kind of stinks. It stinks cause I'm going on vacation for a week and won't find out what happens. Giant why do you torment me so?

    Then again when I get back, I can read several comics at once....
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    Whoa. Just whoa.

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    Oh, wow... It's amazing how Miko can manage to take a bad situation and make it worse...

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    Miko the Blackguard anyone?
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    OMFG - Suddenly we are in the middle of a Kurosawa tradgedy film...

    outstanding!

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    Woo! Blackguard Miko!

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    Wow.

    Well, people have been calling for her fall for a long time now. Guess they got what they wanted.

    Still, a very well done comic. It will be interesting to see what happens next, especially with regards to Hinjo.

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    Holy...

    Snap... that was... fast...

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    Relax. She's not going to be a blackguard; she's shown absolutely no sign of meeting all the prerequisites. It's more than just peaceful contact with an evil outsider that she's lacking.
    "Courage is the complement of fear. A fearless man cannot be courageous. He is also a fool." -- Robert Heinlein


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    Wow... Off her rocker. Like, totally.

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    Before I comment, I must say that I love this comic. That's why I read it, and why I've kept paging back here every few hours today.

    That said .. I believe this is supposed to be a "weekend cliffhanger", wanting us to come back for more on Monday.

    It doesn't. It just makes me feel sick.

    I can't *believe* a lawful good paladin to let herself go to that extent.

    Striking down an unarmed man who is not demonstrably evil? Without trial?

    She killed an innocent ... well, at least not guilty of "treason against the city" ... man. That is not a good act.

    She did it without benefit of judge or jury or magistrate, acting on her own initiative, taking the law into her own hands.

    "The laws mean nothing! They have been rewritten for 47 years! ... only the will of the gods matters now!" -- that's chaos talking. As far as I can tell she's renounced the lawful part of her belief system.

    She didn't even *try* a detect evil on him. She didn't engage her rational brain at all. She just acted by reflex.

    If she doesn't lose her paladinhood for this, the gods of her pantheon do not deserve the title lawful good.

    And I'm sad, because Miko was .. well, I disliked her because she has a stick up her behind, and I wanted her to be taken down a peg. But not like this.
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    Wow, half a million people...

    I wonder how many can be fielded into the military.

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    At least Mr. Scruffy got out alive!
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    Oh crap...
    My reaction precisely. This has escalated way beyond anything I ever imagined for this sort of comic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade Paladin View Post
    Relax. She's not going to be a blackguard; she's shown absolutely no sign of meeting all the prerequisites. It's more than just peaceful contact with an evil outsider that she's lacking.
    The only other one she is missing (besides stats and feats which we don't know) is an evil alignment, which she may well have.

    It does seem like she has had a major attitude shift.

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    She can run but she can't hide, no more Paladin, Miko turned to the dark side.

    Fear gave into to anger...anger into hate. There will be no escape for our lil blue princess this time, and without her Paladin powers she's just another thug in a blue cape. Couldn't happen to a more locked in lawful :)

    I hope Mr. Scruffy kicks her butt for this, talk about bad timing to get rid
    of your leader , Miko really doesn't care about the consequences and so
    I really question the goodness of her LG. Good is just as big a part to Lawful
    Good and just as hard to live by truely but. Hinjo "gets it", Miko had this coming long time.

    Guess we'll see what Rich has planned but I think she's fallen and can't get up.
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    Yikes. When Belkar looks worried, it's time to panic.

    I don't think Miko will be a Blackguard. Fall from grace, yes, that's pretty certain now, but in order to be a Blackguard, you need to consciously embrace Evil. Miko still believes she is doing the right thing, she still thinks she is smiting the wicked and protecting Azure City. I think she's so wrapped up in her own Miko-Logic that ANYTHING she does now will be justified as "Good" in her mind. Which means that she can't ever become a Blackguard.

    Also, did anyone notice that the praying scene is from #298? Looks like Rich had this planned for 109 strips...

    EDIT: Oh, and I really enjoyed the compare-and-contrast with Hinjo, as if to say, "First, here's the reaction of a sane paladin. Then..."
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