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    Eeeexcellent. Miko once again demonstrates her personal patented style of insanity.

    After Miko's fall, her first act when she had some alone time was to kneel and pray. I had hoped--hoped--that the shock of Falling had driven home to her that she is not the will and perception of the gods incarnate, that she can and does mess up, quite frequently, and that she must humble herself a bit if she wishes to serve the will of the gods.

    I had hoped.

    And the first thing she does is, "hey, lookit me, I can do stuff again! Clearly this means the gods are telling me that the first thing I thought of and want to do is, in fact, their will! Woohoo!" Erg.

    This reminds me of an 8-bit theater comic. Fighter is under delusions that the random slaughter the Light Warriors do is noble so long as they act according to the will and good of the people at large; another Light Warrior (Red Mage, I believe) asked what would happen if they themselves were the representatives of the people necessary to interpret the will and needs of the people. Fighter responds that their actions would, obviously, justify themselves.

    Miko's gotten to the point where she sees herself as basically the servant of the gods, the only servant of the gods, and interprets her will as theirs. Everything she does or perceives automatically justifies itself to her. That she still does this after being handed indisputable proof that the gods do not approve of her actions scares me more than anything that has happened recently in this comic. This shakes me worse than the slaughter of the Sapphire Guard and the fall of Azure City. I hope that something will knock some humility into her and the megalomania out soon, or bad things will happen wherever Miko goes. Maybe Soon will have a chance to verbally rip into her in the throne room. Whatever it is, I just hope it happens.
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    Do you think Miko will have Roy rasied just to kill him?
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    Ouch. The last panel is pretty grim. You'd think someone would have strolled over and recovered the body by now (someone from the wrong side, of course). Or at least have a snappy one-liner from Xykon:

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    Ouch, this was a necessary strip for plot development I guess, but it was not funny, rather gave me a very, very bitter taste ...
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    I nearly feel sorry for Miko, even through all this she remains as deluded as ever. Great strip Giant its good to see that Miko will remain to be an interesting (yet unloveable) character.

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    Great strip, as always. Further reinforces the notion (perhaps fact) that Miko is just bugnuts crazy and deluded.
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    I liked the comic. Further solidifying my disdain for Miko, grim humor at the end, good stuff. I can't wait to find out what Miko does next.
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    I have 2 theories.

    1. Miko will run into the throne room and because she is a fallen paladin or something will throw off the spell summoning the ghost martyrs. Either that or she'll interfere and make things worse with the excuse she's supposed to be there because the gods didn't stop her.

    2. Roy is going to be partially eaten by the vultures so when/if he is raised they have to use some special spell.
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    It seems that Soon doesn't tolerate insults to his 'stache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psiryu View Post
    Do you think Miko will have Roy rasied just to kill him?
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    I said it before and I feel I will have to say it again: Miko is totally insane.

    ...poor Roy. Cant someone bring his body out of vulture range? V you are invisible and there is no hobgobelins left outside the city, what are you waiting for?
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    Ooohhh..The Giant will start a flame war with this!

    Is fun comic!


    Miko's long road to redemption is just beginning, methinks... Soon (sorry!) she will realise what has happened and this will open her eyes sufficiently to allow eventual recovery...

    I hope.
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    I guess there is a reason to hit the nail on the head showing Miko's being delusional once more; yet I failed to find this one to be even mildly amusing
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glitter Ninja View Post
    Ouch. The last panel is pretty grim.
    Don't know why but the last panel reminds me a lot of the legend of Prometheus. I guess it's because he's landed on rock and has a wound around his liver area and the birds are closing in. First Hero and all that.

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    I kind of did a double-take when I saw panel #10.

    Miko... smiling? Is this the first time?

    I'm not saying that I find it bad or anything-

    It's just that toothy grin is probably going to give me nightmares.
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    I don't think it was supposed to be funny, although I find Miko's continual thickheadedness somewhat amusing.

    Fallen Miko vs Xykon and Redcloak is going to be interesting. Given that she was winning last time she fought Redcloak, I would say that without her Paladin abilities she might have a problem, but Redcloak's used a lot of spells and so has Xykon, so she might actually manage to be useful.
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    So it will be Miko who will defeat Xykon?
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    Anyone else think that MAYBE, just maybe, the Twelve Gods really wanted Miko to help Soon fight Xykon, and that they really did weaken the bars.

    If you think about it, it makes perfect sense.

    "Hmmm, we have a high level fighter, who is in jail, who has sworn to protect a gate which can end the world, and our current defenders are not looking to good."

    *Zaps prison bar*
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpenguin View Post
    It seems that Soon doesn't tolerate insults to his 'stache.
    or his mother´s

    Anyway, poor Roy
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    This comic is not as funny as previous ones, but it doesn't need to be. It pretty much sets up Miko's character for a large portion of the comic ahead. She has now interpreted her divine mission, protecting the gate aside, to be to Punish the Order of the Stick, especially Belkar and Roy. Belkar for being evil, and Roy for siding with him. She will now take everything that aids her in this "mission", such as the infinitesimal crack in the bars, as a sign that the Gods want her to do this. The fact she's heading to the throne room over tracking down the Order, however, shows she can still prioritise and respond to the greater threat. Perhaps the fact that the casters are running low on juice, combined with Miko's unturnability, will be the edge Soon needs.

    And Roy's body hasn't been trampled or zombified. I wonder if something will happen to it...
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    Lol, she will just never get it :D

    ps... Like your style of just saying "New comic" and then nothing else as to why it was slightly delayed, lol.

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    Grim... very grim. Obviously necessary for plot development, but not very cathartic from the point of view of someone desperately waiting for the next installment!

    Miko is one grade-A, dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying fruitcake...

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    Poor Roy!!!

    I hope he gets resurrected before those vultures peck out his eyes

    Miko back to her arrogant insane self, but she should, assuming she ever gets a sword, be some use in the throne room. Maybe she could smite someone and get the Gods zapping Redcloak or something.

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    Wow was that ever worth waiting for!

    I think my stock in MIKO might be paying off soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glorfindel View Post
    So it will be Miko who will defeat Xykon?
    An interesting thought, but somehow I imagine she'll be doing fine thumping the bad guys until Belkar walks into the throne room as well, compounding her delusions as to whom the OOTS are working for.

    ANd of course Belkar will be wondering who to attack as well, the really bad guys, or his love/hate rival.

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    Funny. I saw the whole strip as a comment on certain posters on this message board who try to read a little something extra into every panel of every comic. Oh wait a minute.... did I just do that? Damnit

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    Miko, you so crazy....


    Seriously, she's nuts. Totally bonkers, lights aren't on and there's a psycho home, etc.

    This comic basically just made me hate Miko all over again. Idiocy, short-sighted arrogance and self-important pronuncement, and to top it all off, insulting and denouncing someone who died trying to protect her and her stupid city. If Xykon, Redcloak or hell even Soon kill Miko in the throne room, I will be happy.
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    Aw, the last panel. *g*


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    Excellent, the psychotic paladin is out! And she managed to break out of jail without any tools, that's one strong psycho. My MIKO stock should be rising soon.
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