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    Hmm... let the speculation begin.
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    So that new necklace is an artifact that splits a person into a wimp, an overconfident maniac, and himself... I could use this information...

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    Haha. I can see the forums explode already.
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    Too bad the comic's last panel didn't end with a dramatic *DUN DUN DUN!* from Elan. :D

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    So I guess everyone was both right and wrong about it being a real and fake Xykon

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    One cliffhanger would have been enough. Now we have to wait to see not only what the Order is going to do, but also what V's plan is. I'm pumped.
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    Nice. I liked it. Im thinking the one in the back is the real one?

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    I would hope that would put the bed that lame theory that Redcloak just took lead of Team Evil and Xykon was so stunned that he is now cowering in submission. But, alas, I know the posters here too well.

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    Elan, I think maybe it's Quiet Time while the grown-ups think, Ok?
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    Sweet. I wonder where the real Xylon is... also, I don't think the guy in the back is Xylon because he doesn't know who Roy is. Great comic, and I love the heroic defence of the Azure city soldiers.

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    Speculation: It has nothing to do with the amulets themselves, they're just color coated so Redcloak and the real Xykon can remember who is the wimp, who is the psychopath, etc.

    Speculation: Perhaps none of the three are the real Xykon? We shall know soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumavion View Post
    So that new necklace is an artifact that splits a person into a wimp, an overconfident maniac, and himself... I could use this information...
    That's a pretty big leap of logic. It could just as easily be that Redcloak selected two lackeys, one that's a coward and one that's a maniac, and cast illusions on both of them, and the amulets are just so we can tell them apart (or give some other magic defense so they don't get killed in 2 rounds).
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    So... many... theories! My head hurts. Now I know how Elan feels.

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    I think the two fakes are aspect of Xykon's personality. His cowardness and his bloodlust. The one in the bact is real
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    Great comic, 1-0 for all those who found out it was a decoy!

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    If you look back a couple of comics, then Xykon is wearing the Orange amulet, so I want to bet on that one being the real one. Of course, this is just speculation, so. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by asqwasqw View Post
    I don't think the guy in the back is Xylon because he doesn't know who Roy is.
    Xykon never remembers who Roy is, he calls him "Bluepommel" and such.
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    A V cliffhager. Whoo!

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    Eidolon?

    I hope not...that's just, er, evil...

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    You can use the amulets to figure out which one is the real Xykon. Just look back a few strips to see what he wears.

    EDIT: Oops, by the time i wrote this, Xanadu had already said that.
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    Gasp! Could this be impending doom for ?!

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    Score one for the side that predicted the wimpy Xykon lookalike was a fake.
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    Ooh. I'm liking all these war strips. How badass does Xykon look on a skeletal steed?

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    The back Xykon seems the most like him, but I do see some sort of personality splitting effect on the amulets.

    Unless non of them are real. DUN DUN DUN!
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    So, uh, about those differently-coloured amulets...

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    If tis' any of them it's the guy in green,,,,duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanadu View Post
    If you look back a couple of comics, then Xykon is wearing the Orange amulet, so I want to bet on that one being the real one. Of course, this is just speculation, so. . .
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    You can use the amulets to figure out which one is the real Xykon. Just look back a few strips to see what he wears
    ...

    You have completely missed the point of that strip, haven't you? The Xykon in that strip, with the orange amulet, was a decoy, not the real Xykon. That explains why Redcloak suddenly bossed him around. We, the readers, just didn't know it yet.
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    Giant, are we going to see a d20 write up of the amulets when this is over?
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