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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Miel View Post
    Speculation - The giant wrote that strip before he had thought out the plot arc. He actually had intended it as significant. Trigak's mate would later rteturn seeking revenge. He then later decided to use tyhe revenge plot for the black dragon instead.
    Counter-speculation - Rich said he planned the plot arc as of Strip 13 and the strip in question was Strip 19
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    Counter-speculation - Rich said he planned the plot arc as of Strip 13 and the strip in question was Strip 19
    Counter-Counter-Speculation-Rich didn't fully plot the story until round about stip 100 and he did not finalise it into the intricate crystal it is today until Miko showed up.
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    It's nice to see someone saying it isn't for once, the forum IQ did just go up. Please have a cookie Sunken Valley.
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    I thought Sunken Valley eloquently covered the points I wanted to make.
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    Why isn't Amun-Zora (aka Future Mrs. Tarquin #10) mentioned in the OP?
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    Counter-Counter-Speculation-Rich didn't fully plot the story until round about stip 100 and he did not finalise it into the intricate crystal it is today until Miko showed up.
    That's how I understand it as well:

    -Nale was the only villain initially intended to be recurring (based on the commentary); this is settled by #15 (goat prophecy).
    -The Gate plot and whether Dorukan was a person or something else developed around the time of #71.
    -The MitD's identity is settled by #100 (commentary).
    -Last minute changes to the Order of the Scribble were made right before #196 (above link).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunken Valley View Post
    Counter-Counter-Speculation-Rich didn't fully plot the story until round about stip 100 and he did not finalise it into the intricate crystal it is today until Miko showed up.
    Bwuh-huh?

    Rich further clarifies and fleshes out the plot -every- strip which comes out.-

    The assertion here was that Trigak's 'significant other' was a line placed in the comic to serve as a Chekov's Gun, but Rich later abandoned that plotline. It is an assertion entirely lacking of supporting evidence and I'm really not sure how noting that Rich would continue to refine the plot over the next eight-hundred strips addresses the issue :P

    The question is not whether Rich added and refined the plot, the question is whether he wholesale abandoned entire arcs which he had originally intended.
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    In the first place, it was not an "assertion" but a speculation, and clearly stated as such.

    In the second place, it may not have any direct evidence to support the speculation, but it does fit closely to what is known of the development of ideas.

    In the third place, I do not speculate that the plot was "abandoned" but that it was improved before he used it. To clarify: my speculation is that he had vague plans for a storyline where Trigak's mate returns to seek revenge on Belkar. The black dragon plot is the same idea, but improved.

    And that is still speculation, not an assertion.
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    Where is Xykon's phylactery?

    Is Tsukiko's ritual what we think is? Will she end up helping Xykon control a gate?
    I think we can delete these two. Red Cloak has Xykon's Phylactery, and I think it's safe to say that Tsukiko will NOT be helping Xykon with the ritual...

    Edit: Oops! I didn't realize there was a "II" version of this thread. Oh well.
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    How about this one guys, Given that the Starshine's and Draketooth's are both redhaired and grossly untrustful of others, could they be one in the same family? Specifically the Starshines being a non-magic using branch.
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    It's been 24 hours and no mods. The Necromancers rule the thread! Nothing can stop our blight upon the world!



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