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#652 Feb 12 2016 at 6:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think that when Belkar dies -- and I assume he will; the oracle hates Belkar but was straight with Roy to the point of trying repeatedly to warn him of Xykon despite Roy's too-clever question structure -- it will be the end of Belkar. No "Oh, but now he's an undead/golem/construct/polymorphed talking lamp" nonsense. Durkon being made a vampire was a plot point Burlew felt was very important to Durkon's character arc and I don't see him reusing it just as a "gotcha" for people expecting Belkar dead. I'd actually say that Belkar's death will be the culmination of his arc (I guess it'd sort of have to be) so there won't be any cute tricks to mitigate it.

But, yeah, I agree that it won't be until well into the last book since I can't see the next couple years going without 1/6th of the OotS (or 1/3rd depending on Durkon).
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#653 Feb 16 2016 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
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I foresee this information giving Durkon the courage/hope/whatever to regain control from the vampire long enough for Roy to kill him.
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#654 Feb 16 2016 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Yup. That's how I saw it too. There have been a few little hints about things that Durkon might use to regain control at some point. Seems like this is one more.

As to Belkar, my working assumption is that he'll sacrifice himself at some critical point near the end of the last book to save the day/world/whatever. Probably in some kind of parallel to Kraagors death. And yes, it'll be the culmination of his own character development arc.
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#655 Feb 22 2016 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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New comic up. Very nice tribute to Wrecan.
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#656 Feb 29 2016 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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But the remaining question is: How's Belkar doing? I'm assuming Roy's heading out now, and V's heading in. So they should run into each other at some point. I'm assuming, given the "jump from one scene to another, because they're all basically happening at the same time" format of the last 20 strips or so, that we'll jump back and see Belkar dealing with the door guard vamp guy next. Probably concluding with one or both of Roy and V arriving. Maybe arriving on time, or maybe too late. Dun dun dun!


Or... Their timing will be perfect. Poor Belkar. Upstaged by the second stringers (in his mind anyway).
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#657 Mar 07 2016 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
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Ye gods...there's less dialogue in a Kevin Smith movie!
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#658 Mar 07 2016 at 6:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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I suppose the wraps up the last of the "Why didn't Roy do [this]???" reader questions from the Godsmoot.
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#659 Mar 08 2016 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I suppose the wraps up the last of the "Why didn't Roy do [this]???" reader questions from the Godsmoot.


I had the exact same thought. Seems like the last few pages have been entirely about explaining why all the crazy theories were wrong.
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#660 Mar 10 2016 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
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gbaji wrote:
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I suppose the wraps up the last of the "Why didn't Roy do [this]???" reader questions from the Godsmoot.


I had the exact same thought. Seems like the last few pages have been entirely about explaining why all the crazy theories were wrong.

Probably easier than writing actual story. Smiley: laugh
#661 Mar 11 2016 at 8:26 AM Rating: Good
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It's like the '60s all over again. Smiley: frown
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#662 Mar 16 2016 at 7:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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#663 Mar 16 2016 at 8:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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INTENSE GETTING A CAB ACTION.
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#664 Mar 22 2016 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh no! They clearly need some random encounters. Stat!
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#665 Mar 24 2016 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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Show, not tell. Smiley: mad
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#666 Mar 25 2016 at 4:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Guess I'm a Roy since I've been calling him Durkon throughout instead of a cute nickname
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#667 Apr 04 2016 at 10:02 PM Rating: Good
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Snowy-snow comic.
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#668 Apr 05 2016 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
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Exposition, exposition, expositions, MEANWHILE IN STATELY WAYNE MANOR THE FROZEN NORTHLANDS.

Last page's name-off was at least mildly amusing.
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#669 Apr 08 2016 at 2:22 AM Rating: Good
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Aparrent necro-ice(?) dragon butt-plug in :

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#670 Apr 14 2016 at 1:01 PM Rating: Good
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#671 Apr 14 2016 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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Okay, Sonic Reptilian Unicorn does sound like a good punk band name.
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#672 Apr 22 2016 at 7:58 PM Rating: Good
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More of the same talking, mostly.
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#673 May 03 2016 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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Hah. Buddy breathing. Nice!
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#674 May 16 2016 at 3:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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#675 May 18 2016 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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Yay the roaches are back.
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#676 May 20 2016 at 1:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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New strip is up with MITD teasers...

-- Is a "beast"
-- Is ugly (attractive to goblin beastmaster)
-- Can communicate with canines (and perhaps other animals)
-- Isn't "owned" by Xykon
-- Is immature (in age, not just attitude)

MITD has also communicated before with the demon roaches but since those are constantly making 4th wall breaking commentary, I don't know if it counts as useful.
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