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Book 2 – Page 89

Postby balder » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:00 am

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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Urf » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:12 am

"kill"

Not croak.

Eek.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby HalfTangible » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:12 am

And here we have the first instance I can remember of an erfworlder using 'kill' instead of 'croak'. DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUN!!
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby 0beron » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:15 am

Oh goodness...very dark. Charlie is scaring me.
"I'm afraid I don't understand. And also afraid that I do."
GJC wrote:Two guys with basically the same name in a discussion about a character getting cloned.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby CF_HoneyBadger » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:15 am

Amazing artwork on this one. I would say it's some of the best we've seen yet. I just love the way Slately is portrayed here. I think he is looking a bit *pawned* :P
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Frostbeard » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:19 am

Very interesting to see how Charlie presents himself. Presumably he has total control over his appearance in the thinkagram space. Who is he pretending to be in panel 8 though? I don't recognize the character. Presumably it's a villain of some type given his other forms: Emperor Palpatine, Dr Doom, Agent Smith, General Zod, Khan, Beetlejuice, the Joker. If I'm right about Charlie controlling his appearance, that also means he has knowledge of our pop culture. He might be getting that from the Arkendish, but does anyone else think it's likely he's from our world and was summoned into Erfworld somehow, like Parson?

Slately's transformation is a nice touch, though perhaps a little heavy-handed.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Jorgath » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 am

Charlie as the Joker. Oh dear sweet Titans yes.

Also...I too am intrigued by the use of the word "kill." It could be just because the line doesn't carry as much meaning if Rob had stuck to Erfian conventions, but...
"It matters not how strait the gait,
how charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby 0beron » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 am

So I'm seeing:

The Emperor
Doctor Doom
_____?
Agent Smith
____?
____?
Bettlejuice
and obviously the Joker

Anybody recognize the 3 I missed?
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby videojunkie1208 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:21 am

Let's see: Darth Sidious, Dr. Doom, ?, Agent Smith, ?, ?, BeetleJuice (?), and The Joker... Charlie is showing a lot of faces..
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Pentegarn » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:22 am

Frostbeard wrote:Who is he pretending to be in panel 8 though?


I *think* it is Doctor Gero

http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Gero
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Jorgath » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:23 am

videojunkie1208 wrote:Let's see: Darth Sidious, Dr. Doom, ?, Agent Smith, ?, ?, BeetleJuice (?), and The Joker... Charlie is showing a lot of faces..


That gave me the clue. I've figured Charlie out!

He's a doppleganger!
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Tiger » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:24 am

Charlie is looking much more sinister now that he's been established as the villain of the story.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Pentegarn » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:26 am

0beron wrote:So I'm seeing:

The Emperor
Doctor Doom
_____?
Agent Smith
____?
____?
Bettlejuice
and obviously the Joker

Anybody recognize the 3 I missed?


The Emperor
Doctor Doom
Dr. Gero?
Agent Smith
General Zod?
Khan?
Bettlejuice
and obviously the Joker
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Frostbeard » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:26 am

Pentegarn wrote:
Frostbeard wrote:Who is he pretending to be in panel 8 though?


I *think* it is Doctor Gero

http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Gero


Yeah, I think you're right. So the complete list:

1) Darth Sidious AKA Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars)
2) Dr Doom (Marvel Comics)
3) Dr Gero (Dragonball Z)
4) Agent Smith (The Matrix)
5) General Zod (Superman)
6) Khan (Star Trek)
7) Beetlejuice
8) Joker (Batman)
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Pentegarn » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:30 am

I will say i am buying more and more into the "Charlie is also from Parson's world" idea. It would explain why he fears/respects Parson as a legitimate threat to him
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Simons Mith » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:40 am

Ooh, is that a Sluggy Freelance quote creeping in there, right at the very end?
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby Mathamancer » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:46 am

Nice symbolism, demoting the king to a pawn
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby BadgerRush » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:51 am

Frostbeard wrote:1) Darth Sidious AKA Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars)
2) Dr Doom (Marvel Comics)
3) Dr Gero (Dragonball Z)
4) Agent Smith (The Matrix)
5) General Zod (Superman)
6) Khan (Star Trek)
7) Beetlejuice
8) Joker (Batman)


If we want to be completely accurate, the third one (from panel 8) is probably Android 20, Dr Gero's creation in his quest for immortality, which contains Gero's revived brain on a mechanical body (created to resemble the original).
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby joosy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:54 am

So.. Charlie just got honest about his real intentions for Parson. I would guess there is some Predictamancy out there stating that Charlie will be taken down by Parson or someone like him and, after Gobwin Knob, Charlie is now taking it fairly seriously.

King Slately II is someone who Charlie can manipulate and who he can reveal his true intentions to as the dupe won't last the turn. Notice they aren't even talking about schmuckers anymore and Slately II appears to be okay with that for now.

It now appears that since the Carnymancy gambit in the Magic Kingdom failed, it is now in Charlie's interest to let Parson through to Jetstone OR to somehow send a Jetstone sortie through. I hope its not the latter as a tri-mancer link though interesting, is getting a bit threadbare even with Charlie as the thinkamancer in the link. Although I do wonder what useful combinations would derive from a dollamancer, dittomancer, and healomancer. Perhaps a self healing doll unit?

We also know that Charlie's secondary goal (for now) is to get the ArkenHammer and ArkenPliers under his control. I wonder if he means to somehow keep Wanda in the Magic Kingdom or if he has a plan to kill both Parson and Wanda at Jetstone. I also want to think he will be launching an attack on Gobwin Knob but I am not sure how. Perhaps another hobgoblin rebellion? (the one that took out King Saline IV was engineered by Wanda, I would venture to guess)
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Re: Book 2 – Page 89

Postby TheTuna » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:57 am

Don't know about you, folks, but I'd call that confirmation that Charlie either is from Earth, or can see Earth thanks to the Arkendish.

Erfworlders don't say "kill".
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