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    Default Re: OOTS #1177 - The Discussion Thread

    Wow, never actually witnessed the moment a comic went up before.

    Edit: And damn, was a bit off in my guess as to why Loki made the bet, but was right in why he changed plans. Was almost sweet seeing him fawn over Hel's scheming like that, in a way.
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    Oh snap, Loki’s true character comes out at last!
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    Same. Nice to understand Loki’s motives a bit better.
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    I wish to amend my previous statement. The Odinssons are screwed up.

    Also does this establish Hel as NE?
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    Finally these debates about Loki’s plan and whether Hel could die are over.

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    Hm, I never really considered Loki's motivation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    Finally these debates about Loki’s plan and whether Hel could die are over.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Loki for Dad of the cycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
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    I know full well I’m being optimistic here, so mostly over then.

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    Nice of Loki to remind us that he's CE.

    Wait, didn't Loki himself help institute the "no-backsies" rule?

    Though I suppose if the jury remains hung then we can have a revote, and if the heroes haven't made much progress there'll definitely be a lot more in the "reboot reality" camp.

    Anyway - while I never really thought about it much before, the concept of deities putting faith in their clerics (which I suppose can be taken multiple ways!) is definitely interesting. Makes you wonder how far forward they can see. Odin's seemingly cryptic statements suggests he might see farther than his children - is that due to his portfolio, him having originated his pantheon, both, or something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    I know full well I’m being optimistic here, so mostly over then.
    At least we have most of the info from the mouth of the Trickster himself. If that doesn't count as 'Word of God', I don't know what will.

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    Nice look into Loki there.
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    What a nice functional family. XD

    What's the black sphere though?

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    Hm, I never really considered Loki's motivation.
    Same, now that I think of it.
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    I love these big context reveals

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    So "stir **** up" and "change of plans due to chance of stopping the Snarl" are the final answers.
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    Nice of Loki to remind us that he's CE.

    Wait, didn't Loki himself help institute the "no-backsies" rule?

    Though I suppose if the jury remains hung then we can have a revote, and if the heroes haven't made much progress there'll definitely be a lot more in the "reboot reality" camp.
    Loki probably couldn't change his vote, but he could work towards endangering the last Gate as a way to force the gods to destroy the world and fulfill Hel's plan.
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    Let this be a lesson to everyone: Geez I can never make a half-decent prediction to save my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    At least we have most of the info from the mouth of the Trickster himself. If that doesn't count as 'Word of God', I don't know what will.
    But Loki lies all the time. :D

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    What's the black sphere though?
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    Let this be a lesson to everyone: Geez I can never make a half-decent prediction to save my life.
    That's not the spirit. Loki "doesn't know", he's obviously wrong, it ain't over yet!
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    But Loki lies all the time. :D
    But as he said, he can tell the truth if it will allow him to rub it in Thor's face!

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    What's the black sphere though?
    Access to Hel's domain.

    I like how Loki can only tell the truth to Thor because he's rubbing Thor's face in being wrong. Just like how Odin's still not quite right from his time of northerners not believing in magic, Loki is sort-of controlled by the beliefs of his followers.
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    That's not the spirit. Loki "doesn't know", he's obviously wrong, it ain't over yet!
    True, I can still cling to my "she won't die in this world, at least" belief.
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    Wow, last comic I thought he was just sad his daughter might kill him, now it turns out he's sad *she* might die.

    I'm actually somewhat touched by this.
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    I’m interested to hear Loki describe himself as having half a billion people who think he’s incapable of telling the truth. That’s a lot of people! Bigger than I had thought for the whole OOTS world, though it’s certainly possible that Loki was exaggerating to make a point.
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    So another plus to the idea the red eyed gods equals evil
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    Default Re: OOTS #1177 - The Discussion Thread

    It's interesting that Loki won't be honest with his daughter because it'll go against how he usually behaves, when just six strips ago he was explaining that he can do whatever he wants if it's most convenient for him. Don't see why this couldn't be justified the same way. (Plus, it's not like all his followers would find out about it.)

    *Edit: missed a word
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