Good Guys / Bad Guys
Rampant speculation / spoilers here...
Having seen at least a bit of each side, who do we think we're going to end up rooting for and why?
Lord Stanley has a good array of fairly standard fantasy villain characteristics:
skull on desk
pit of fire and 'monster desk' in office
possible preference for pretty boys
commands spidew and 'uncroaked' troops.
Meanwhile Prince Ansom seems to be tall and er, handsome, a bit of a ladies man and has shiny armour and lays out a nice spread of food.
But getting a bit meta, I'm pretty convinced we're going to end up on Stanley's side. The narrator's line about making a bad day a lot worse for Wanda Firebaugh is the sort of thing you only say about a sympathetic character. Stanley is losing the war and his side are going to need some fairly spectacular heroics to get back into it, which is going to make them that much more interesting. And if Ansom is as upstanding as he looks, his side are basically going to be a bit boring to make good central characters, although this could all change in the next couple of strips.
Finally, (and I might be reading way too much into the 'pretty boys' line here) given that Rob's PC enough to worry about having a black character be the first to get croaked, it seems unlikely that he'd go through with the rather nasty sci fi / fantasy cliche of having a villain who we know is dodgy because he like boys.
Last edited by Jorkens : 12-13-2006 at 10:57 AM.