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    Huh... that effect with V there, where s/he gets glowy color-coded eyes of power... I know I've seen it somewhere, in some other comic. No, I'm not thinking of Storm-kon or Tsukiko. There's some other comic that I can't remember right now that uses that effect with spellcasting or the equivilant. Help me out here?
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    "Rock on, self buddy"? Is that a typo? If so, just pointing it out.

    As for the comic... Oh yes, V's definitely sliding here. No question about it in my eye.
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    Wow... V is getting a little scary
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    Once again evil has it's hand stayed by stupidity.

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    I was so proud of Elan for learning sarcasm too...

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    Nah, V is not evil, just insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deth Muncher View Post
    Dude. Like...dude. That's entirely insane. I don't know if Vaarsuvius is just tired, or actually shifting on the alignment axis. No doubt s/he's a ultra-badarse, but I mean...dang. Also, here I was thinking Elan had gained a few extra Int points along the way, but apparently it was a fluke.
    Oh, for.... Every one of Vaarsuvius' major decisions has been for greater exposure to ultimate cosmic power and against any distractions to that quest. The revelation that Elan doesn't get a free pass for threatening to impose another subplot is distressing but not particularly surprising unless you are personally over-invested in the hypothesis that Vaarsuvius is something other than CN or TN.

    And I don't think that Elan is being outlandishly dense here. Vaarsuvius' threat was quite hollow from both a pragmatic and genre-savvy perspective, and Elan nearly deserves credit for dismissing it so quickly as to wonder what a dependably precise speaker is actually trying to say.

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    Wow, this is getting really good. Also, this is my first post

    The reason why Belkar says "self"-buddy is because V is bassically turning into Belkar. I'm very sure it's not a typo.

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    What exactly has Elan done because he won't give Haley up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enlong View Post
    Huh... that effect with V there, where s/he gets glowy color-coded eyes of power... I know I've seen it somewhere, in some other comic. No, I'm not thinking of Storm-kon or Tsukiko. There's some other comic that I can't remember right now that uses that effect with spellcasting or the equivilant. Help me out here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enlong View Post
    Huh... that effect with V there, where s/he gets glowy color-coded eyes of power... I know I've seen it somewhere, in some other comic. No, I'm not thinking of Storm-kon or Tsukiko. There's some other comic that I can't remember right now that uses that effect with spellcasting or the equivilant. Help me out here?
    Samantha had purple eyes while spellcasting as well.
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    I thought Elan was screwing with V on purpose, taking advantage of arrogance to defuse a potentially hostile situation (which seems to be pretty trope-y to me, something Elan'd be good at).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueElk View Post
    Nah, V is not evil, just insane.
    After a certain point the distinction becomes academic. (See: Lord Shojo v. Miko's katana.)

    FWIW, I don't think V is quite ready to actually kill Elan yet. But s/he is clearly careening down the slope toward Evil. When and if they ever do re-connect with Haley and Belkar, I give Belkar about ten seconds to live, tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowkey View Post
    What exactly has Elan done because he won't give Haley up?
    He told Therkla while she was dying that he wouldn't dump Haley for her. If he had been willing to give up on Haley, Therkla would accept a resurrection. As it stands, she likely will not.
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    Ok, V's lost it. So, how does everyone want to die?
    Casting expedious retreat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowkey View Post
    What exactly has Elan done because he won't give Haley up?
    Broken the heart of a ninja superhero that he felt was a genuinely good person (insert everything up to confronting Kubota as a direct result of that decision) and allowed that same ninja superhero to die permanently because he cant give up on Haley. It may not sound like a lot to tell it, true...
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    This is what happens when you get a 1 on your Intimidate roll.
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    Ignorance is his class power source.

    It's truer every strip.

    Even V can't compete with that.

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    It does indeed bear mentioning that yes, Intimidate really is completely unrelated to how well you would actually be able to harm whatever it is you're attempting to bully. Instead, it's a Charisma based skill check with modifiers for size.

    Elan is actually the most "intimidating" member of the group, probably followed by Haley.
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    I'm sidin' with Elan on this one......ayup....

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    Am I the only one that thought "Silence of the Lambs" - I mean with the eh, "oral" and all that? And that threatening, and the murdering and what not. V is turning into Hannibal! (No, I will not post the appropriate trope for his little lecture)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noobfish View Post
    Am I the only one that thought "Silence of the Lambs" - I mean with the eh, "oral" and all that? And that threatening, and the murdering and what not. V is turning into Hannibal! (No, I will not post the appropriate trope for his little lecture)
    It wasn't one anyway, so good job.
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    Casting expedious retreat.
    no, I'd be casting teleport

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    hmm, if Elan HAD picked up on V's implications, that very well could have led to a fight between the two of them

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    Warning: Elven wizard meltdown in five... four... three... two... one...

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    I think we can define that as a subconscious Bluff check with a circumstance modifer for V. *knowing* that Elan isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier, meaning that he/she is willing to believe that Elan isn't lying about being clueless. That's more than enough to overcome whatever pathetic Sense Motive check (WIS mod plus levels in a cross-class skill) that V. could make.

    For what it's worth, V. clearly hasn't *completely* lost it, or Elan would be a pile of dust right now. To use the Evil Willow parallel that has been brought up in other posts, V. is at the stage that Willow was at when she not-so-subtly threatened Giles after he scolded Willow for bringing Buffy back from the dead. That's not good.

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    hmm, if Elan HAD picked up on V's implications, that very well could have led to a fight between the two of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile20 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resist77 View Post
    hmm, if Elan HAD picked up on V's implications, that very well could have led to a fight between the two of them
    Which, frankly, would have been short, brutal, and fatal for Elan. V is simply better at killing things than Elan has ever been.
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    Give a player a fish, and he’ll probably try to sell it to an NPC fisherman.

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    It wasn't one anyway, so good job.
    It was close enough that I could imagine others here posting the trope just for the heck of it.

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    no, I'd be casting teleport

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