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    I assumed that Higgs was given an early promotion to the "spymaster" position on the generals' council because he was the best suited, what with being the only non-obviously-a-Jager Jager.
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    Higgs explicitly said he became a Jager under Vlad Heterodyne, who was the one who came up with the Jagerdraught in the first place. So, yeah, he's older than Da Boyz. As for why Oggie still calls him "the kid", that currently can only be speculated about.

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    Maybe calling him "the kid" is like calling someone who looks younger than their real age "babyface"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    Higgs explicitly said he became a Jager under Vlad Heterodyne, who was the one who came up with the Jagerdraught in the first place. So, yeah, he's older than Da Boyz. As for why Oggie still calls him "the kid", that currently can only be speculated about.
    I'm still guessing that Oggie is Vlad Heterodyne. Which would give him the right to call any Jager "kid".
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    I'm still guessing that Oggie is Vlad Heterodyne. Which would give him the right to call any Jager "kid".
    I'm pretty sure that this comic contradicts that theory. We see the Heterodyne in panel 2 and pre-Jagerdraught Oggie in panel 4, and they're clearly not the same person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    Maybe calling him "the kid" is like calling someone who looks younger than their real age "babyface"?
    He previously called him "kid" in (to be added when I can do an archive trawl) his 'go to her' speech giving him romance advice. I think "kid" is that he and Zeetha are young at this love thing compared to Oggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    He previously called him "kid" in (to be added when I can do an archive trawl) his 'go to her' speech giving him romance advice. I think "kid" is that he and Zeetha are young at this love thing compared to Oggie.
    I do have to wonder if Oggie doesn't actually know that Higgs is a General. Has he ever explicitly acknowledged that fact?

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    He immediately panics when it looks like somebody has realized Higgs is a Jaeger, so no, no explicit acknowledgements of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    He previously called him "kid" in (to be added when I can do an archive trawl) his 'go to her' speech giving him romance advice. I think "kid" is that he and Zeetha are young at this love thing compared to Oggie.
    Yes, I see it in a similar way, to express Higg's vulnerability in this matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Ah, good old Oggie - not so much the wrong end of the stick as the wrong end of the forest.

    Interestingly, he refers to Higgs as "De kid", which suggests that Higgs is younger than him - but Higgs is a General, which seems to be a function of age.

    And there is the suggestion that he is disappointed in him (for not growing horns and stuff).
    Its not that oggie is disappointed its that its considered kinda embarrassing to be a jaeger without those things. Like jenka as an example. She is NOT happy that her fangs were pulled by the original storm king iirc how that part of the story went in paris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    Its not that oggie is disappointed its that its considered kinda embarrassing to be a jaeger without those things. Like jenka as an example. She is NOT happy that her fangs were pulled by the original storm king iirc how that part of the story went in paris.
    Yeah, it's implied she wears that scarf over her mouth because she's embarrassed by her teeth.

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    You know, I wonder how big that horn is going to get. Because if it doesn’t stop, Oggir is looking forward to some epic neck pains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    Its not that oggie is disappointed its that its considered kinda embarrassing to be a jaeger without those things. Like jenka as an example. She is NOT happy that her fangs were pulled by the original storm king iirc how that part of the story went in paris.
    That's kind of what I meant - hence the bit in brackets.

    Jenka is an interesting case - from her first appearance she is unmistakably a Jager (The eyes, ears and claws for a start, and Faust probably helped a bit) but I suspect that she was very fond of her fangs. So was the Storm King, by the sound of it - anything in a skirt, it seems...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    You know, I wonder how big that horn is going to get. Because if it doesn’t stop, Oggir is looking forward to some epic neck pains.
    Surely, "Jager" and "Pain in the Neck" are closely related terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    You know, I wonder how big that horn is going to get. Because if it doesn’t stop, Oggir is looking forward to some epic neck pains.
    Well, if it gets big enough that it prevents him wearing nice hats, he'll probably have it removed.

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    Or get it broken off in a fight.

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    Hold on -- when did something happen to Zeetha?
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    Hold on -- when did something happen to Zeetha?
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    Specifically Gil's parisian tart decided to cut her out entirely.
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    The negotiations have taken a turn. Whether for the better or the worse is a matter of your point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    The negotiations have taken a turn. Whether for the better or the worse is a matter of your point of view.
    Depends how hungry you are.
    And how much you want to stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Depends how hungry you are.
    And how much you want to stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Don't be silly! England has many fine dishes for the refined palate. And there's the local food as well.
    I wonder how he will react to the frozen fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    I wonder how he will react to the frozen fish.
    Why would he care? They're not fishes, they breathe air. Even if they were, does it shock you when people eat other mammals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Why would he care? They're not fishes, they breathe air. Even if they were, does it shock you when people eat other mammals?
    It was more about the food quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    It was more about the food quality.
    As I understand it, the quality of fish goes "was live when you entered the restaurant">"frozen">"fish that was dead when you entered the restaurant". In other words, while the fish people will probably think the frozen fish is not quite as good as their usual fare, they will probably like it better than if you tried to foist 3-day-old fish on them.
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    New comic

    Tarvek, just ignore them and take solace in the fact that in German the ones who think alike are stupid.
    Or should that be idiots?
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    That is one way to take the fun out of that joke.

    Zwei Dumme would be two dumbs, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    As I understand it, the quality of fish goes "was live when you entered the restaurant">"frozen">"fish that was dead when you entered the restaurant". In other words, while the fish people will probably think the frozen fish is not quite as good as their usual fare, they will probably like it better than if you tried to foist 3-day-old fish on them.
    What if the 3-day old fish was frozen later? I mean, it might be freshly transported from Paris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
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    Tarvek, just ignore them and take solace in the fact that in German the ones who think alike are stupid.
    Or should that be idiots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    New comic

    Tarvek, just ignore them and take solace in the fact that in German the ones who think alike are stupid.
    Or should that be idiots?
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    "Great Minds think alike, fools seldom differ."
    The end of what Son? The story? There is no end. There's just the point where the storytellers stop talking.

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    There is a very clear difference in intent here. Gil is in standard "making jokes at Tarvek's expense" mode and is likely expecting an insult back (And Tarvek will feel better). Tweddle was serious which is an example of his being stupid and arrogant.
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