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    Great comic. I'm glad we get to see more of Julio.

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    Such a funny comic
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    Well, somebody put skill points in profession 'fashionista' and craft 'decent outfits'

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    Julio, how did you even come up with that outfit? Don't you have a mirror on board?

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    Oh wow, at first I thought Julio was going to take on Sigfried and Roy (not the blue armored dude) with that get up.

    Needs more sparkles though.

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    There seems to be some resentment/conflict over CAPTAIN Bandana's position.

    I was hoping we'd find out more about HPoH's plan. I guess I'll just have to wait.

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    That shirt!

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    Elan is right; Getting punched in the head a lot is a very legitimate reason for being grumpy!

    Seems that Elan is bonding a little with Felix a bit more every time we see them.

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    Was his name always "Scoundel", with no "r"? It looks off.

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    Such is the job of the bravest and most dedicated men.
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    Was his name always "Scoundel", with no "r"? It looks off.
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    Why does Julio even have such a shirt?

    This was an amusing update--thank you!

    EDIT: Though the dynamic between Andi and Bandana is...interesting. I wonder if anything will come of it.
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    Why does Julio even have such a shirt?
    Because such a shirt is amazing.

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    OK, I think it is more than safe to say there is some prior bad-blood between Andi and Bandana.

    I'm not going to immediately presume that it was a relationship gone bad since there's no real sign of that (though it certainly could have been there's just no evidence either way). But, wow, whatever went down between those two (which could just be a long series of minor incidents) doesn't look like it's gonna get better any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    Why does Julio even have such a shirt?

    This was an amusing update--thank you!

    EDIT: Though the dynamic between Andi and Bandana is...interesting. I wonder if anything will come of it.

    He had it specially made for that panel.
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    My gods, that outfit. I *so* want to Cosplay as Julio now. SQUEEE
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearl jam View Post
    He had it specially made for that panel.
    That sounds like the Julio we all know and love.

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    OK, I think it is more than safe to say there is some prior bad-blood between Andi and Bandana.

    I'm not going to immediately presume that it was a relationship gone bad since there's no real sign of that (though it certainly could have been there's just no evidence either way). But, wow, whatever went down between those two (which could just be a long series of minor incidents) doesn't look like it's gonna get better any time soon.
    Yeah, I noticed that myself immediately after posting. I hope this isn't a buildup or foreshadowing to something nasty going down later on, but I think it might be. Also, I can't help but remembering Bandana telling Haley that she wanted to be captain ever since she was a little kid. Well, there's a difference between wanting to be captain and actually being a good captain with the ability to lead (which is something rogue character types sometimes struggle with), and I also think Bandana might be about to run up against that difference hard.

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    Oh my lord that outfit is bad... wow.

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    Hmm ... Andi vs Bandana, one seems to have a casual racist attitude against Gnomes (obvious remarks intending to be disparaging including race) the other seems to be an egotist that wishes to have there good fortune acknowledged by all (insists that everyone call them 'boss' now).

    I think I favour Andi in this conflict.

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    Why...why are those even in his wardrobe? Did he go undercover as a clown once?
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    There's something I'm curious about:

    In #970, Bandana says that Elan and Haley should invest in some cold weather gear since they're heading up north in the winter. Elan says he assumed that Durkon would just cast Endure Elements on them every morning, like he did in the desert, but Haley says it would be better not to rely on it in case Durkon needs those spell slots to fight Xykon.

    But here we have Haley saying "Durkon has been casting Endure Elements on us every day" and "I just thought we'd keep doing that." Just something that has me scratching my head.

    Regardless, the visual gag and Bandana's punchline are solid gold. I love me some Julio Scoundrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    Yeah, I noticed that myself immediately after posting. I hope this isn't a buildup or foreshadowing to something nasty going down later on, but I think it might be. Also, I can't help but remembering Bandana telling Haley that she wanted to be captain ever since she was a little kid. Well, there's a difference between wanting to be captain and actually being a good captain with the ability to lead (which is something rogue character types sometimes struggle with), and I also think Bandana might be about to run up against that difference hard.
    We'd already seen signs of it in their prior interactions, but this was by far the most blatant.

    Thing is, it could be something as "minor" as the long running bad blood between V and Belkar. Or Roy and Belkar. Or Haley and Belkar. Or... Well, you get the idea.

    Still, beyond fleshing out personalities, I'm interested to see where this goes. If it goes anywhere.
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    Why...why are those even in his wardrobe? Did he go undercover as a clown once?
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    The suspense! It burns!

    Also, was Julio under a blindness spell or something when he put on that outfit?Seriously, why does he even have that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralanr View Post
    Why...why are those even in his wardrobe? Did he go undercover as a clown once?
    Julio is a cool old guy, and cool old guys tend to own some ridiculous eyesores that used to be fashionable. Honestly, the thing I'm most surprised by is that his reaction to the criticism wasn't something along the lines of "Huh?What's wrong?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanamir View Post
    There's something I'm curious about:

    In #970, Bandana says that Elan and Haley should invest in some cold weather gear since they're heading up north in the winter. Elan says he assumed that Durkon would just cast Endure Elements on them every morning, like he did in the desert, but Haley says it would be better not to rely on it in case Durkon needs those spell slots to fight Xykon.

    But here we have Haley saying "Durkon has been casting Endure Elements on us every day" and "I just thought we'd keep doing that." Just something that has me scratching my head.

    Regardless, the visual gag and Bandana's punchline are solid gold. I love me some Julio Scoundrel.
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    And I just noticed- "'Ogre-Witch' of Rupture Ravine." I can't even begin to guess how many Ogre-Magi I've fought through the years as a PC, but never a single Ogre-Witch. It's nice to see the professions opening up to female ogres.
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