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    And what I hadn't noticed until I started typing out this comment is that the Sweaters' name has a hilarious double meaning.
    Thog no like Empire of Sweat. Thog told stories about Sweater Puppies. Not at all what Thog expected.
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    It's also the reason why I like to refer to Amun-Zora, Ian, and Gannji's team of random people united by hatred of Tarquin as the "Legion of Doom".
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    Also, as a rule of thumb, if you find yourself defending your inalienable right to make someone else feel like garbage, you're on the wrong side of the argument.
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    It's also the reason why I like to refer to Amun-Zora, Ian, and Gannji's team of random people united by hatred of Tarquin as the "Legion of Doom".
    Kang would be proud.
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    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0882.html
    Tarquin has a whip, but I don't think he ever uses it.
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    "The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in the future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present--they are real." --Aral Vorkosigan

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    This, in a nutshell.
    Yes, exactly.

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    Huh.
    I never noticed that
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    Ok, so this one's really obvious in retrospect, but in Start of Darkness,
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    professor Xavion, the first and short-lived teacher of Xykon is a direct parody of Professor X from Marvel comics. Professor X is also a teacher of superheroes who has some magical powers himself, he's in a wheelchair, and he's also called Xavier, a cool name with an X. Professor X knows that people are jealous and hateful of mutants with superpowers, which is just what Xavion says in his speech. Also, Professor X has got his superpowers from being a science genius, not from being a mutant like his students, just like Xavion.
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    Xykon calls Redcloak Red-Eye in 831.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    Xykon calls Redcloak Red-Eye in 831.

    "Red-eye" is not a particularly appropriate name to call Redcloak. Presumably it represents a mish-mash of "Redcloak" and "Wrong-eye" and represents an agitated state of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_jonas View Post
    Ok, so this one's really obvious in retrospect, but in Start of Darkness,
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    professor Xavion, the first and short-lived teacher of Xykon is a direct parody of Professor X from Marvel comics. Professor X is also a teacher of superheroes who has some magical powers himself, he's in a wheelchair, and he's also called Xavier, a cool name with an X. Professor X knows that people are jealous and hateful of mutants with superpowers, which is just what Xavion says in his speech. Also, Professor X has got his superpowers from being a science genius, not from being a mutant like his students, just like Xavion.
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    Xavier is a mutant just like his students...

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    Xavier is a mutant just like his students...
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    Currently, yes. Earlier, not so much. Hence b_jonas' use of 'has been'.

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    Currently, yes. Earlier, not so much. Hence b_jonas' use of 'has been'.
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    He was always a mutant, since the first issue.
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    Currently, yes. Earlier, not so much. Hence b_jonas' use of 'has been'.
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    b_jonas didn't even use "has been," in any event.
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    in strip 631 the imp mentions looking for an evil chalice. i assume it's a reference i didn't get, but maybe it's forshadowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkenBrony View Post
    in strip 631 the imp mentions looking for an evil chalice. i assume it's a reference i didn't get, but maybe it's forshadowing
    I assumed it was just a throwaway line. I don't think it'll come up again because Qarr works for the IFCC now and not his former supervisors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkenBrony View Post
    in strip 631 the imp mentions looking for an evil chalice. i assume it's a reference i didn't get, but maybe it's forshadowing
    Probably the evil version of the search for Holy Grail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkenBrony View Post
    in strip 631 the imp mentions looking for an evil chalice. i assume it's a reference i didn't get, but maybe it's forshadowing
    I don't recall ever hearing about any reference but that can also be because everyone gets it.

    To me that has always been one of those eastereggs that the world has more stories than the one we are watching.

    Ofc ours is the most important one, but for the PCs of all those other stories theirs is.

    Same reason Tarquin thinks Elan's quest is just villain-of-the-week sort of.

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    I feel 100 percent certain it's a throwaway line, not a specific reference.
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    I feel 100 percent certain it's a throwaway line, not a specific reference.
    That's an awfully high percentage, considering you're not Rich Burlew.
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    That's an awfully high percentage, considering you're not Rich Burlew.
    Possibly not, since I'm 99% sure the Giant has commented something to that effect.
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    Rereading through some of those, that on page 632 the Fiends are “singing” a parody of “War, what is it good for”, and answer their question! “Blood war, who is it good for? ; Good gods y’all!”

    So they’re trying to start a blood war amongst the good gods, whatever that means!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJG View Post
    Rereading through some of those, that on page 632 the Fiends are “singing” a parody of “War, what is it good for”, and answer their question! “Blood war, who is it good for? ; Good gods y’all!”

    So they’re trying to start a blood war amongst the good gods, whatever that means!

    I think the reference is actually that the Blood War itself is benefiting the good gods because it keeps the various branches of the nether regions focused on each other instead of the upper planes.

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    I think the reference is actually that the Blood War itself is benefiting the good gods because it keeps the various branches of the nether regions focused on each other instead of the upper planes.
    Thanks! That does make more sense!
    Regardless, it was the first time I realized it wasn’t just a throw-away!

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    It's actually a filk of Edwin Starr's War, which you should probably listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    It's actually a filk of Edwin Starr's War, which you should probably listen to.
    He recognized the song:
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    Rereading through some of those, that on page 632 the Fiends are “singing” a parody of “War, what is it good for”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    It's actually a filk of Edwin Starr's War, which you should probably listen to.
    I read this as "Edwin's Star Wars" the first time lol

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    I read this as "Edwin's Star Wars" the first time lol
    So did I and wonder what on earth it had to do with said comic. And what it was.

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    I am sure that other people have mentioned this before, but I only know about it because my 9 year old daughter pointed it out over lunch. In 50 baby Nale has the beginnings of a goatee.

    Also came up over the same meal: Emperor Nero used Christians as candles at parties (source Horrible Histories). This is referred to in 759.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Humanist View Post
    I am sure that other people have mentioned this before, but I only know about it because my 9 year old daughter pointed it out over lunch. In 50 baby Nale has the beginnings of a goatee.
    I never paid enough attention to the fact that Elan's Mother called booze the "refreshing adult beverages"

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    In the 9th panel of 374, you can see a tiny far away flying figure while Miko falls to the ground. I assume this is Sabine flying towards Azure city.

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