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    Sarcasm or illusions...which is more dangerous in Elan's hands?

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    And Elan wins. Pure and simple, that illusion has to be the second coolest thing he's ever done.

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    Ah, that answers a lot of questions.
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    Wooo! Way to go, Surprisingly Cogent Elan!

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    Elan...LEARNED...SARCASM!

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    Hahaha, that is the best thing for Elan to have done.

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    I'm impressed and pleased with Elan's progress over the past several hundred strips, enough that he's become a vaguely competent character—this strip illustrates it well; the illusion was great.

    Yet another excellent strip Giant.
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    XD
    That was very funny....

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    Heheh, I thought that Belkar was invisible for a second before I read the lines.

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    Epic.
    Also, I believe another spell was cast by V, unnoticed to many.
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    Great strip here. V gets so many good lines, probably because he/she's the only deadpan character left, with Roy being dead & all. And Elan has it pretty dead-on there. Also, this pretty thoroughly makes V non-good. Killing a subdued prisoner purely for convenience is almost definitely an evil act, and V's rationalization would make Miko blush.
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    Heh...that a) completely explains why V zapped Kubota and B) nullifies some of the big forum arguments about the previous strip.

    Though, I think its a bit out-of-character for V.....

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    Rock on, elf buddy. Rock on.
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    The only thing that could have possibly whacked me harder than V killing Kubota just to get it over with was Elan being sarcastic about it.
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    ...Okay. Elan is now officially cooler than Vaarsuvius (spelling?).

    Now the question is, does Vaarsuvius become as annoying as Belkar?
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    Truly, Kubota's was an evil mustache. And the last two panels had me breathless with laughter. For the love of God, somebody cast a sleep spell on V already. Even with a racial bonus to save, V needs it badly.

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    For the love of God, somebody cast a sleep spell on V already. Even with a racial bonus to save, V needs it badly.
    Elves are Immune to Sleep spells. It's enchantments they get a bonus to saves against.
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    Wow, Elan was just bright enough to use sarcarsm? Maybe he got an magic item to raise his intelligence score. Something like a band of intellect +10
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    Nice one, Elan!

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    elan ++ for sarcasm, V ++ for comments

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    this story arc redeemed itself in its final moments, I mean.. Wow!
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    Wow, that proves a lot of people, maybe including me, wrong. V definitely did not just commit a Good act. Surprising character development.
    At any rate, I can't wait for the humor to start flowing again. This arc is decidedly low on it. I haven't laughed in over ten strips.
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    Ha! V's deadpan shtick was great as usual, but our resident bard totally owns today's strip.

    Elan using sarcasm! Who'da thunk it?
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    Ha! Well done, Elan, very well done indeed. Elan of late has been majorly climbing in the ranks of "my favorite character". Hell, he's probably my second favorite in the order now, after Roy.
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    Burned by a bard. Ouch.

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    Wow, that proves a lot of people, maybe including me, wrong. V definitely did not just commit a Good act. Surprising character development.
    Actions determine alignment, not intentions. Therefore the reasoning behind V's actions matter not one whit when determining what alignment the action was.

    Note that I'm not saying that it was a Good act.
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    This is made of awesome. Awesome and win. Win with a side of ownage. And fries.


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    Actions determine alignment, not intentions. Therefore the reasoning behind V's actions matter not one whit when determining what alignment the action was.
    Not true; intentions determine alignment. A paladin smiting something else because they think it is evil and killing it does not make them fall.

    Well, that's my opinion, at least. In any case, this is not the place for that discussion.
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    Elan using an illusion of Belkar nailed it for me. Thanks again Giant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyEvil View Post
    Great strip here. V gets so many good lines, probably because he/she's the only deadpan character left, with Roy being dead & all. And Elan has it pretty dead-on there. Also, this pretty thoroughly makes V non-good. Killing a subdued prisoner purely for convenience is almost definitely an evil act, and V's rationalization would make Miko blush.
    Certainly an evil act. It would have been different if she said it was because Kubota would almost certainly escape but she didn't. Killing someone because it is inconvenient is always evil.

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