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    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    Or she could overhear V casting Time Stop:

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    and was referring to that.
    Enough time passes after the Time Stop ends for Mama Dragon to cast Finger of Death without any comment from V though. Seems a Little late to comment on something that happened a few rounds back in the battle when speaking is a free action.

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    I'm sure she's saying silence to the spliced souls since Haley can also hear them.
    THE SCRYING EYE AT THE END OF STRIP #698 WAS ZZ'DTRI'S (SOURCE)

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    In folklore, vampires cannot enter a house until they have been invited in.

    Now have another look at #1130.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Norbert View Post
    In folklore, vampires cannot enter a house until they have been invited in.

    Now have another look at #1130.
    As far as Durkon needing VampDurk's permission before providing all those memories?
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    I never noticed that Team Peregrine is not the name of the whole elvish force deployed in Azure City/Gobbotopia. Apparently I completely missed the mention of Team Harrier. I guess technically you could also say that I hadn't noticed that elvish spec-ops squads are named after birds of prey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    I never noticed that Team Peregrine is not the name of the whole elvish force deployed in Azure City/Gobbotopia. Apparently I completely missed the mention of Team Harrier. I guess technically you could also say that I hadn't noticed that elvish spec-ops squads are named after birds of prey.
    Team Peregrine is probably those four guys, while some of the members of Team Harrier are seen here.
    I mean, it doesn't really matter at this point anyway, but still.

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    THE SCRYING EYE AT THE END OF STRIP #698 WAS ZZ'DTRI'S (SOURCE)

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    One and the same.

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    I always thought that Redcloak's torso looking oddly curved in 828 was an art error, but that's actually him hiding the phylactery with his cloak.
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    Extremely minor spoiler for "Scruff and Tumble" (the Mr. Scruffy Story in "Good Deeds Gone Unpunished."

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    Neither Mr. Scruffy's mother nor his siblings were all-white, which strongly suggests that the all-white Mr. Scruffy is a mixed-breed cat. It's a subtle but nice message that the monarch such as Shojo would adopt a mixed-breed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laze View Post
    Team Peregrine is probably those four guys, while some of the members of Team Harrier are seen here.
    I mean, it doesn't really matter at this point anyway, but still.
    Those look like the same guys to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Miel View Post
    Those look like the same guys to me.
    Agreed. The commander of Team Peregrine is the one seen receiving the message from Team Harrier in #705, to boot.

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    He means some of the hanging corpses, specifically the blue-haired one with the hood (i.e. the elf with the spyglass in #705) and the one in a purple robe and cloak on the left, and the short-haired strawberry blond(e) on the right.

    That would leave only the other elf from #705 unaccounted for, assuming elvish squads consist of four people and that no other teams were deployed. Probably the polymorphed spy in the hobgoblin command tower? Would require some multiclassing, since the spy was said to be a rogue and this elf is seen casting Animal Messenger. I doubt they escaped, at any rate.
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    Sheila Finkelstein, who Roy lost his virginity to the first time, is presumably the daughter of Suzy Finkelstein, who beat Eugene for top of their class one year (Start of Darkness, pg. 19).
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    Looking back, the exchange between Roy and Wrecan regarding the elven gods was probably written as a hint that the Dark One is unique among the ascended gods. At the time it seemed like a confusing panel since it (to me) created the implication that they are a separate pantheon but they just aren't allowed to hold their own vote which contradicted an earlier post from The Giant.

    On a separate note, that strip also shows the Western high priests in what appears to be a Western temple, given that we see statues of Marduk, Tiamat, and Ishtar. Perhaps this is a subtle implication that the Western Godsmoot isn't hosted by a neutral non-theistic party, which goes along with #1143 painting them as unwilling to meet with outsiders. Factor in how their continent isn't physically connected to the North or South and I think it's all a little bit of worldbuilding to distinguish the Western Pantheon. Similarly we see that the Southern Godsmoot is being conducted differently, with their quiddity being channeled into the sky rather than to the High Priest of Dragon.
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    On the theme of "Evil Opposites", I just realized that both Roy and Thog got to use a mop. And within 20 strips of each other!
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    I never noticed Blood Feast the Extreminator was fighting rats right along side Scruffy and Blackwing (panel 5)! So cute looking with a dead rat in his mouth!
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    High Priestess Rubyrock has a very pale scar on the right side of her face. I wonder what the story with that is.
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    High Priestess Rubyrock has a very pale scar on the right side of her face. I wonder what the story with that is.
    Given that it's a zigzag - as is the symbol of Thor, her deity (the zigzag representing a lightning bolt) maybe it's a tattoo, or brand, or something along those lines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    Given that it's a zigzag - as is the symbol of Thor, her deity (the zigzag representing a lightning bolt) maybe it's a tattoo, or brand, or something along those lines?
    I think most scars in OOTS have zigzag patterning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    High Priestess Rubyrock has a very pale scar on the right side of her face. I wonder what the story with that is.
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    Also, this is Elan's previous employer.

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    I never noticed until this morning that in Lord of the Rings, Gimli the dwarf is uneasy about forests... and so perhaps the dwarvish hatred of trees in OotS is that idea, only ridiculously magnified by Rule of Funny.

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    In #763, Tarquin talks about what will happen if Elan tries to force a confrontation between the two of them early: “But the way these things go, you'll probably end up losing a hand or an eye or something.” And in #934, Tarquin threatens to do exactly that: “chop off your hand”. He doesn't manage to, he only breaks Haley's arm, and that's regenerated later because he does it by bare hand, not with suitable dark magic.

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    You do realize that's another Star Wars reference, right? Vader chopping off Luke's hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by godsflunky View Post
    I never noticed until this morning that in Lord of the Rings, Gimli the dwarf is uneasy about forests... and so perhaps the dwarvish hatred of trees in OotS is that idea, only ridiculously magnified by Rule of Funny.
    IIRC, Gimli is mostly afraid of Fangorn, rather than all forests. And I can't blame him. A forest full of trees that might just try to kill you if the local Ent is not around to stop them? Yeah, scary place.



    It took me three re-reads of #1144 to notice, so I think it counts: the dwarf woman demonstrating all four forms of godly sustenance is the same person at 4 stages of her life (childhood, adulthood, death and afterlife).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    On the theme of "Evil Opposites", I just realized that both Roy and Thog got to use a mop. And within 20 strips of each other!
    Also both got to use a gender changing belt (same comics).

    Edit: Thog actually mentions it a couple of comics later . Haven't had coffee yet.
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    Also both got to use a gender changing belt (same comics).
    I don't remember Thog ever using a gender-changing belt, let alone in that strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    It took me three re-reads of #1144 to notice, so I think it counts: the dwarf woman demonstrating all four forms of godly sustenance is the same person at 4 stages of her life (childhood, adulthood, death and afterlife).

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