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    Poor Elan...

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    Awesome! Classic non-dashing swordsman Elan. Doing something totally awesome and then screwing up.
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    Let's do this!
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    Great strip. Hinjo couldn't have said that he wasn't warned-and Elan should definitely stick to singing.

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    This was classic Elan. Brilliant.

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    Agreed. Elan has to learn that a pre-battle speech is not meant to be true, just to be inspiring

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    Heh, just like Elan.
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    Great job Giant!

    I think Elan needs to work on his speechs a little more. Maybe another rank in Perform (Oratory) would be useful.
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    so..... many.... speech.... references.... My head hurts.

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    Best. Speach. Ever.

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    "Fight, fight, fight, fight the -"
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    Some things never change.

    Man, that was like every motivational army speech rolled into one. I was half-expecting to see "For Adun! For Aiur!" at the end.
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    Aiy-yi-yi. He was doing so well there. Then he shot himself in the foot. Poor Elan.

    Let's see, I recognized Julius Caesar, Henry IV, George Patton, Dylan Thomas, and William Wallace. I had no idea Elan had so many levels in Channel (Historical Figure).

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    Well, the potions make a reappearance
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    This one made me laugh out loud. Way to screw up the big dramatic moment, Elan. And bringing back the potions gag is just brilliant.
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    Good to see that the swashing swordsman has not lost his stupid song.

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    I think the fact that his speech *almost* worked amazingly well just proves that Elan is awesome. The fact that he slipped up a little at the end ( ) just proves that he's still Elan. <3
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    I think the best part is that it was already such a horrible mishmash -- but at least it was a horrible mishmash of things people pretty much wanted to hear -- and it got a rousing reception.

    And then Elan had to overthink it out loud one too many times.

    (Hah, did you expect to see a serious sentence containing "Elan" and "overthink" together.)

    Besides, yes, it is an almost universal truth that pre-battle cries/speeches are usually much more rousing than sensical. ("You may take our lives but you'll never take our freedom" has got to be right up there -- sounds great, feels great, but on a *realistic* level... yeah.) Which was, after all, the point... just trust Elan to make it funny. And sad.

    Go Giant.

    Edit: Wow, yeah, I guess that's what bardic ranks in Knowledge (history) are for -- not only do they give you +2 to bardic knowledge checks, but they allow you to shamelessly crib from Great Speeches in History (or Fictionalized Versions thereof, at least).

    Re-edit: Yeah, the reference to the "volume selling" of potions was cute.
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    Elan, we've missed you....
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    Yep, typical Elan.
    I haven't seen it in a long time, but wasn't the "we won't vanish into the night" thingy independence day?

    Also, it's funny - Elan truly screwed up a dramatic moment. Well, once you turn away from the bard path, forever it will screw up your dramatics...
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    Ladies and Gentlemen... the 'natural 1'

    And people were worried that Elan had gotten smart...

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    Wow. Definitely an Elan moment, but I can't decide if the Dashing Swordsman outfit enhances or detracts from it. I'm going to have to say it's better, it makes Elan more distinctive, and blue/white is definitely his color.
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    Whoa! Natural 1!

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    Man, all the parts of speeches from different movies was just priceless. The end actually made me laugh out loud

    Keep up the good work, Giant
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    That was an awesome comic! I loved Elan's speech. Well, up until that last bit anyway.

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    hahahaha oh my god so many awesome references. Braveheart. Henry V (Band of Brothers). Independence Day. Lord of the Rings. So hilarious

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    there is a Vegas rule, that Elan needs to learn...

    quit while your ahead...

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    Ah, Elan was almost great there, its the learning when to stop thats the hard part.

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    AW! He made the widdle spear-girl cry! :D
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