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    Awesome. It looks like not-Durkon's arrogance is setting himself m up for a surprise!
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    Very pragmatic, but Durkula broke one of the Sacred Rules of the supervillain: always listen to what your underlings have to say.

    Also, mmmm, I am not sure I get the punchline. Why doesn't the other minion have a name?

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    An all too common condition. When will they ever find a cure?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    Also, mmmm, I am not sure I get the punchline. Why doesn't the other minion have a name?
    Vampire minions don't bear the names of their hosts. I'm guessing either Hel or Durkula has the authority to give a name to one of them. And obviously neither of them has done so.

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    Hey, don't be so mean to Sandy! Here, I, named her. Now she can't die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    Also, mmmm, I am not sure I get the punchline. Why doesn't the other minion have a name?
    Because she's not an important enough character to get a name.

    EDIT: Well that, and vampire souls don't appear to come with names of their own. But I think the joke is about nominal importance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    Very pragmatic, but Durkula broke one of the Sacred Rules of the supervillain: always listen to what your underlings have to say.

    Also, mmmm, I am not sure I get the punchline. Why doesn't the other minion have a name?
    Running gag. Characters with names are less likely to die. (She really does have a name, but if we know it, she won't be the red-shirt that the foreshadowing is suggesting.)

    Edit: here is where the gag is identified.
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    And, having no name, she is doomed. Names protect you, you know.
    Ninja'ed of course.
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    Oh no! That poor vampire spawn is just a walking dust pile doomed to soon die in obscurity without a name!

    Hel! Please give your damned child a name!

    Lucyfer? Helgya? Sparkles? Anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Quester View Post
    Awesome. It looks like not-Durkon's arrogance is setting himself m up for a surprise!
    I guess the rest of the Order evolved and learned how to plan, but vamp'ed Durkon hasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itrogash View Post
    Hey, don't be so mean to Sandy! Here, I, named her. Now she can't die.
    You're her guardian now. If Sandy dies it's on you, Itrogash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itrogash View Post
    Hey, don't be so mean to Sandy! Here, I, named her. Now she can't die.
    I'm pretty sure the name has to be given in comic.

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    Oh, those poor, overconfident vampires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    Very pragmatic, but Durkula broke one of the Sacred Rules of the supervillain: always listen to what your underlings have to say.

    Also, mmmm, I am not sure I get the punchline. Why doesn't the other minion have a name?
    Vampire Durkon is very evil.

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    Love the no name joke.
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    Those preparations sound ominous....

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    Those third and fourth panels were a thing of absolute beauty.

    I love watching villains come up with a plausible way of figuring out the what the heroes know they don't know, only to watch the same villain's ego walk himself right out of the information he needs.
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    I've been around since show one and I still don't have a name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RabidEel View Post
    Because she's not an important enough character to get a name.

    EDIT: Well that, and vampire souls don't appear to come with names of their own. But I think the joke is about nominal importance.
    Yeah, I think it's about her not being an important enough character to have a name. If it was a joke about vampiric identiy, perhaps Durkon wouldn't be calling the other vampire "Exarch" in the same strip.
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    LOL to the joke at the end! I also got a good chuckle out of the "and/or". Good update, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itrogash View Post
    Hey, don't be so mean to Sandy! Here, I, named her. Now she can't die.
    I’m pretty sure you’re too late for that... dying is the prerequisite for becoming a vampire.

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    Oh, Durkula has no idea. This should be pretty good. I'll prepare the popcorn. I am feeling much more confident in the upcoming battle.

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    Durkula searched Durkon's memories for "How would Roy plan an attack?" and landed on "By not listening to his underlings and assuming he knows what they're going to say."

    Some strong foresahdowing for Durkon and Durkula to be very surprised at the presence of Hilgya.

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    Ah, he refuses to listen when he needs to.

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    I am now feeling much less apprehensive about the imminent fight scene.

    I imagine that lack of apprehension will be a terrible mistake on my part.

    Dang it, now I'm apprehensive again.

    I like saying "apprehension"
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    She looks so sad... I'm feeling sorry for her by now.... And she's not in the trap, so she may survive a bit longer yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itrogash View Post
    Hey, don't be so mean to Sandy! Here, I, named her. Now she can't die.
    Ya know, I could never get myself to jump on the Greg train, but I like Sandy for some reason.
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    Uh oh--things are going better for the OotS than they could have any reason to imagine at this moment.

    Clearly, something catastrophic is about to happen to change that. :-( #thinkingelanstyle
    Sudden thought after watching an old "Lois and Clark" episode: Lane Davies aka Tempus is probably the best possible choice to portray an animated or live action Xykon if either of those ever becomes reality--he was born in 1950 and Tempus' personality is a close match for pre-lich Xykon IMO. Just my two cents.

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