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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 3

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So! The Platinum Priestess responds to reasoned argument after all! And she likes telling stories. (So do I!) I wonder what kind of story she would want to tell? (I’m thinking teen comedy.) Meanwhile, The Annihilator is trying to figure out the definition of “madness.” (He’s got a smartphone—can’t he just google it?) And now The Platinum Priestess wants to have a moment with Commander. (A deadly moment, but still a moment!) Since she was willing to compromise about killing everyone else, will The Annihilator meet her halfway and give this the thumbs up? And what will Kyle think about this idea?

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

 

 

  • Tyler Griffin

    Yay!

    • Tyler Griffin

      In in that moment, I blinked, and could think of NOTHING worthwhile to say…

      • syllibub

        It’s too much pressure — if you think about your comment too much, someone else will beat you to the punch, so your brain just starts screaming gibberish.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          IKR? Ummmmmmm… “DUMBLEDORE!” (wtf?)

          Yeah it’s happened to all of us.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        It’s rather like that. Unless you’re Danish and you “accidentally” trip over a wildebeest in your living room and fall on your keyboard, activating it and then BAM you’re the first (69 after all). 😀

        • Heeeey! Maybe not due to a wildebeest, but around 15-20 of those HAVE been pure coinsidence where I showed up the moment it uploaded/within 0-2 minutes of the new page being uploaded, and didn’t even get to camp first 🙂

  • O.O

  • Nate

    Interesting… I’dve thought Spooky was the bigger threat.

    • Nate

      (And that’ll teach me to post a long message 😉 )

      • Tyler Griffin

        I meant to post the message about them knowing about Kyle’s parentage, but when I saw all that lack of other comments, I blanked…

  • Um…Mr. Duncanator, sir, I think Her Godessness is beginning to not like you much.

  • Sircea: There can only be one powerful queen bee.

    • bronakopdin

      HA! Love this one 😀

  • Tyler Griffin

    So, that settles THAT debate. They DO know about Kyle’s parentage

    • Oh, I missed that one, not being around that much in the last couple of days. I thought that was settled all the way back around Kyle’s trip to hell – when it became clear what they meant when they earlier said that things were as Sircea and Duncan thought about Kyle (back in chapter 1, before going to Hong Kong). Maybe it wasn’t as clear as I thought 🙂

      • Well, they could have suspected Kyle had “demon” parentage but not WHO.

      • Tyler Griffin

        The understood that he was hellspawn, but there was still some debate as to whether or not they knew Laampros was actually the one who did the deed.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      See, I thought they’d discovered that when Sircea “dressed him with tentacles” for his Hong Kong date with Duncan. She “got what she needed” … it was no mistake that Duncan went after Kyle for the hell-date. Birthday and a Hell King for a daddy. Ouch.

  • I guess this also answers the question whether or not Duncan heard Laampy’s confession.

  • davefragments

    I still think she wants to rule alone and this is her way of getting rid of Duncan. She wants him to do it so the blood is on his hands.

  • jreed3842

    *gasp*
    Oh no!
    What about Amanda makes her the only one that needs to be sacrificed?

    NOO! TAKE ME INSTEAD! DON’T LET ANY OF THESE PRECIOUS ANGELS DIE!

    • davefragments

      She’s a woman and she’s a rival to Sircea…
      The queen of half the world don’t like rivals.

      (and maybe some past history that we don’t know about)

      • syllibub

        I think it’s that Amanda’s the team leader, she has a powerful mental ability that’s able to give Sircea a hell of a headache, and she clearly has admirable strategic skills. The rest of the team, except for Spooky, are still pretty much kids and despite their impressive powers, they don’t pose nearly as much of a threat to Sircea as an intelligent and capable leader like Amanda.

    • Adam Black

      Because Amanda can steal their secrets , and/or
      communicate to Laampros to betray them if/when she got out.

      Shes a loose end.

    • bronakopdin

      thought the same as Adam Black: her telepathy conversation skill is too risky for them :/

  • As little as I like it, it makes sense for Sircea. Amanda is their leader, the one who can connect them mentally – and she was the only one who really posed somewhat a treath to Sircea herself under the battle, though very shortly.

    Yes, I know Kyle got a good hit in, taking down her cape, but compared to the mental breach I think Sircea see that as nothing. That only happened because Amanda had her distracted. In her arrogant thinking.

  • syllibub

    I mean, we’ve got to kill somebody. What, this group of imminent human sacrifices? They don’t count.

    So…when she’s deeply irritated, Sircea starts speaking in clipped sentences — definitely a shift from her usual, cheerfully malevolent patter. I’m not surprised she singled out Amanda as the unifying force of the team (and the most important one to eliminate). Kyle is part demon, so it might not come as a shock to Sircea that he’s capable of harming her, but Amanda took her by surprise, psychic-blasted her, and in general put together a pretty respectable fight. (I think Sircea is — and has been — underestimating Spooky, though, even if he’s not a threat at this exact moment.)

    Also, I’m inclined to agree with Duncan about Laampros’s attachment to Kyle. I mean, it’s a weird and gross attachment, but Duncan was there and he knows what he saw. And besides, when Sircea was trying to talk Duncan back into Operation Murder Box, didn’t she say that Laampros was “hardly bestial” or something along those lines? She may want to consider that, whether it aligns with a human’s perception of “love” or not, Laampros probably has the capacity to feel very strongly about Kyle — even it’s more like possessiveness or just a parental kind of “I MADE THIS” pride rather than love.

    (Interesting that Duncan used Kyle’s name just then, instead of calling him “boy” or any of his usual distancing, condescending terms. No time for sentiment, indeed.)

    • Yes, Duncan seems hesitant to call him by name in any way. Way to personal when he’s trying to distance himself and put Kyle back in the group of enemies. Freudian slip perhaps?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I think every observation you made is RIGHT ON. The first thing I noticed is that Sircea lost her “diva” theatrics on a dime. Instant change. The layers to her must be infinite. Personalities developed and “used” over millennia and we just watch a shift all in one panel to the next.

      I also agree that her brain may be processing a million miles a second.

      • Kyle & Laampros?
      • What is Duncan really doing?
      • The sacrifice on the timer?
      • Amanda as the key to this little gang.
      • etc…..

      I think you hit most (if not all of the key points here).

      • Adam Black

        WHOA: What *IS* Duncan really doing?!

        ***New TOP Theory:***
        he’s about to play the ole Superman2 Switcheroo!

        We know Kyles powers can be nullfied. That means, so can the demons

        Maybe hes not planning to share Earth with Laampros and crew at all.

        and if PP doesnt go through with the updated faster schedule of wall repair + banishment ; hes has the allies and powers of YP to assist.

    • Adam Black

      I agree.
      She seem to be talking out of both sides of her mouth about Laampros.

      I think she has negative History with Laampros. Shes sound s like a bitter spurned ex.

  • 1) Well, now we know Anni did hear and pay attention while cringing like a baby displaying behavior must unbecoming a super villain.

    2) Why does it feel so wrong to think Mitch just looks absolutely adorable being suspended in that field?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Doki + Mitch + Bondage … we have just uncovered the holy trinity.

      You go girl!

  • davefragments

    On second thought, perhaps Duncan is hoping for Kyle to find a way to stop the Commander’s death.
    After all, Kyle did nearly break his bonds when he blasted fire at Duncan in the Hades dimension.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You have the most hopeful ideas! Go DAVE!

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

    • davefragments

      So you think that she might see into Sircea’s mind and that wouldn’t be good?

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

        • davefragments

          I think that the opening of the portal is on autopilot. Sircea might say a few words but the spell might have already been cast. That’s the reason that she isn’t too worried.

          Either that, or The Commander can block her spells in some way.

          Maybe I’m just rambling tonight.

          • Klaus

            It has already been cast.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • I’m thinking more of Duncan. There’s more than one reason to have that dampener around. He can’t shield mentally as Sircea can when she focus on it.

      • David Welbourn

        I was thinking maybe Duncan’s mind would be more vulnerable, actually. And I suppose the secret has to be about how they intend to save humanity. Like, with these kinds of stakes, why on Earth didn’t Team Silver at least try to work with ExSec or other superfolk first?

        But maybe it’s some other attribute of The Commander’s that troubles the Platinum Princess — maybe Amanda’s gender or racial heritage? What if PP wants to close a loophole in Laampros’ promise to the Annihilator to grant immortality to his “woman” by making sure no other living women are present? What if Laampros was humiliated by one of The Commander’s ancestors centuries ago, and he’s holding a long grudge? Unlikely possibilities, I admit, but it’s intriguing.

        • Klaus

          Maybe PP wants her existance to remain a secret?

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I don’t think I’d want to go mucking about in that mental memory of 6,000 years of shenanigans… ouch!

        • Zeruk

          Sounds like an long, interesting, but really long, and long bonus comic ;P (Cause…ya’know? It would last about a thousand years)

    • davefragments

      So you think that she might see into Sircea’s mind and that wouldn’t be good?

    • davefragments

      So you think that she might see into Sircea’s mind and that wouldn’t be good?

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      So you think that she might see into Sircea’s mind and that wouldn’t be good?

    • Commander’s abilities are on lockdown right now. She can’t read either one and can’t communicate with the team.

      Sircea may fear Amanda, since Amanda was able to effectively attack her before (and not Duncan… hmmm). But her true nature is coming out – she reacting irrationally. It’s understandable, considering that she’s lived most of her life in a world where irrationality and superstition ruled all. I doubt reason has ever been more than a passing fad with her.

      • syllibub

        I don’t think this particular decision is irrational on Sircea’s part at all, considering Amanda is highly competent and is also the one managing the team. Even though the Protectors are all very powerful, Amanda’s the one who organizes them and guides them in fighting intelligently. If she hadn’t been directing the action earlier, they might not have held out against Sircea and Duncan for as long as they did.

        • Keneu

          This. Also, it’d be a very effective way of breaking TYP’s morale.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Oh absolutely!

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Absolutely. Amanda radiates leadership and experience and her team is so very young.

    • My thought is the classic virgin sacrifice. What better way to drop that little bombshell in-story and in-context? Demon Lords are constantly offered beautiful brides and breaking Amanda’s will would be a joy for a being like Laampros.

      That said, I agree with others that there is more behind Platinum Palpatine’s insistence that Amada die. Perhaps Laampy might find Amanda more attractive than Sircea? Perhaps, as another mentioned, she seeks to eliminate any possibility that Duncan could double-cross her by picking another “woman.” My personal thought is a test–she is testing the depth of Duncan’s attachment to the children. Is it all of them, or only Kyle? Figuring this out gives Sircea insight into what’s going on in Duncan’s dome. She doesn’t underestimate him in the least. He is the world’s most powerful supervillain for a reason.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Not sure about the Laampros part of your comment, but I do feel that last bit:

        “My personal thought is a test–she is testing the depth of Duncan’s attachment to the children. Is it all of them, or only Kyle? Figuring this out gives Sircea insight into what’s going on in Duncan’s dome. She doesn’t underestimate him in the least. He is the world’s most powerful supervillain for a reason.”

        She may be running out of time and is really going to put the screws to Duncan… this sh*t may be getting REAL!

      • Klaus

        If a virgin sacrifice is needed, Amanda won’t do.

    • Adam Black

      That and communicate said secrets to Laampros etc.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Why? Are Amanda and Laampros besties?

        • Klaus

          My enemy’s enemy is my friend.

        • Adam Black

          You heard her. “he knows nothing about Love”
          Total Drama Queen.

          If PP cant have him , no women can.

        • Adam Black

          Amanda could tell Laampros telepathically about the larger plan.

          Shes a loose end.

          Or maybe Amanda could give Laampy a new son and threaten her rule.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Ooooooh… hadn’t thought of that. Thanks.

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • David Welbourn

    My, my. I didn’t expect Sircea to focus on Amanda at all. The Commander *needs* to be killed? I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because of Amanda’s ability to communicate telepathically with her own teammates; it may be more effective than using dedicated communicator devices, but not that much better. No, I think that the Priestess is worried that The Commander might learn a secret from someone else’s mind. And that begs the question: what secret and from whom?

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • That first speech bubble in panel 3. Are we having an example of the pot calling the kettle black?

    As Syllibub pointed out, I also noticed that Duncan used Kyle’s real name for once. Something he seem determined to avoid after their last horrible encounter. It’s harder now that he’s back to having Kyle staring furious at him and Sircea.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

    • bronakopdin

      my name means hope… I’ll hope to the end that this is not happening x’D

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Alex is much thinner than George RR Martin and so I think the odds are skinnier too. 😀

    • Klaus

      I expect this to follow super hero tradition up to a point. No heroes will die.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • Connor

    So what do you all think the odds are that Alex has decided to go the Game of Thrones route and next page will begin with Sircea casually blasting Amanda’s head off?
    I’m thinking about 1/3.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

    • She might have, some 5000+ years ago 😉

      Who wants to focus on such a fickle emotion when you’ve had millennias of being worshipped and feared by people who are to weak to matter.

      I wonder if Duncan comes closest to be a kind of companion that she’s had for a long time. Not that anything will get in her way if it becomes an inconvenience. After 6000 years, Sircea is for Sircea first and foremost… but she’ll compromise to a line (at first).

      • It’s possible she forgot, but I have a feeling that any love Her Godessness feels is only ever for herself. I’m sure as far as she’s concerned she is the only one worthy of it.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Still, what goddess doesn’t need a long-lived boy pal to appreciate her fabulousness? 🙂

          • I think you have the long-lived part all wrong. I don’t think anyone is long-lived around Her Goddessness

    • T Dibbler

      I guess Laampros could view Kyle with a sort of possessiveness. Not ‘love’ by human standards, but a kind of ‘this is mine, how dare you kill what is mine’ attitude.

    • Adam Black

      No, I think there is more to that story

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Do you think making Duncan immortal is important to her “in that way”?

        • Adam Black

          NO, I was saying it sound s like Sicrea has unhappy history with Laampros

    • Columbine

      I guess if you live forever and everyone else still dies then….love probably becomes more painful than joyful. If she doesn’t love anyone anymore…..she might have done that to herself.

      • Klaus

        As yet nobody has lived forever.

        • Columbine

          Though many have died trying.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You calling her an “IT”? Wow… you so brave!

      • Yoou would go there. If you noticed (ha!) I called Sircea: Her Goddessness. Which is the appropriate title we plebeians need to use. Though I believe that Sylibub has been granted leave to call her All powerful Wife.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • It may not be our definition of love, but it’s possible Laampy might have his own idea of what “love” is. And, uh, I don’t know if Her Godessness knows anything about love either.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

    • Falconfly

      To be fair they’re running out of time and doing something necessary. Desperation trumps mercy.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Well, look at that time clock on the glass sacrifice box. There is a schedule here people. Spooky said it in the jet. The planets have to align (or something) for this sort of thing.

        I don’t think we want to see a cranky Sircea under pressure…

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Sircea is so goal oriented. Sheesh, why not kill one more when they’re at it? Anyone alive will just be more trouble afterwards.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Sorry, short because I need to be a husband… but I have to compliment a lovely mature adult page. Sircea has put away her diva theatrics (which I love, but are clearly an act she chooses for her own reasons) and Duncan pulls out adult logic about Kyle and Laampros. It’s a great page because the sh*t between them got very smart and very real.

    Thank you Alex, Adam and Vero. Again you give us sophisticated adult work in a genre that is all to often lacking in that sort of respect for its audience. Wonderful work! Thank you.

    • Adam Black

      Husbandly duties, eh?

      • Chris Dangerfield

        A dudes work is never done………..

        • Adam Black

          Braggert.
          ( I dont hold it against you. Im just jealous )
          Edit: i dontknow why i’m not slutty anymore. Maybe mental illness )

  • davefragments

    I’m going to go to bed. It’s late and past my bedtime.
    Have a good night, y’all …
    And stay warm.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You too… good night dear Dfrag!

    • Night Dave!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okay, last comment tonight. But, Sircea’s expression in panel #1 is GENIUS. It says everything possible. Adam and Vero! Bravo(a)!

    • Adam Black

      No, you must stay. I just made BBQ pineapple pizza

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Très Hawaiian… What? no Canadian bacon?

        • Adam Black

          I didnt have any or i would have

  • Nuclear Kyle Option commencing in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Oh please!

  • Sapfo

    *berry sitting in a corner, eating popcorn* =O

    • Adam Black

      ( pours caramel in @Sa@Sapfo:disqus popcorn )
      Hey you got your popcorn in my caramel. have fun picking it out.
      I’m on a corn-free diet.

      • Sapfo

        Oh caramel! What a lovely gift! Thank you Adam =)

        • Adam Black

          Gift, huh?
          Is that your way of saying… I cant have any back?

          oh whats this?
          ( points to giant tub of Nutella Im sitting on )
          Damn shame…

          • Sapfo

            Oh Nutella that I am super allergic to and can not eat…. Is it comfy to sitt on? (feels like I have some kind of super power to resist nutella XD)
            Would you like some popcorn covered caramel?

          • Adam Black

            No, thanks I’m on a corn-free diet.
            But throw some into the Box O’ Teen Wrestlers.
            Have to keep them fueled.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You two are wicked… this thread is making me go look for the chocolate sauce and the husband right away.

            Don’t look at me like that. I BLAME you two.

          • Tyler Griffin

            don’t forget the whipped cream, and cherries. Need a good cherry

          • Heh, I ended up eatinbg a banana with nutella after this, since I happen to have Nutella for once.

            Uhh, I culd say something about similar thinking with two different end results, but I better stop here 😉

          • Tyler Griffin

            Some bananas should be dipped in nutella and bitten, some should NOT be bitten… 😛

          • Adam Black

            You probably sent him to fridge in the right away.

          • Adam Black

            No not to comfy. If you need a seat , grab a spare teen wrestler. The ones in the back, havent managed to cover themselves in Nutellla yet .

            wait We should make two wrestle for the right to be your human chair. ‘You two Blondie & Fuzzy Pecs . NO, dont grab the Peanut Oil yet . ‘

            @Sa@Sapfo:disqus Allergic to that too?

          • Sapfo

            Yes, Sapfo is allergic to that also. Which is good! Peanuts tast horrible 😛

            I do have coconut oil….

          • Adam Black

            Hurry up, they are drying out.
            Do you want to oil them up yourself — or make them do each other.
            ( grabs some popcorn, Dont tell anyone. Im supposed to be on a diet )

          • Sapfo

            Is it not better to let them do all the work?
            (grab some caramel. Dont tell anyone. Im also suppose to be on a diet)

          • Adam Black

            That depends on whether oiling them up, is ‘work’ or ‘play ‘ for you .

            ( its is diet caramel )

          • Adam Black

            That depends on whether oiling them up, is ‘work’ or ‘play ‘ for you .

            ( its is diet caramel )

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Sitting on. Mmmmmmm… that means it’s soft and nummy.

      • a corn-free-caramel-munching diet? I’d love to hear the theoretical background of that one….

        • Adam Black

          You burn so many calories just chewing it, and then brushing your teeth afterwards, its a workout in itself.

          @Ga@Garak:disqus have you EVER known someone who ate corn , and didnt die? …
          You have to think of your future. Life isnt all caramel eating , and handjobs from cute college wrestlers .

          Speaking of which, do you mind passing the Box o’ Wrestlers . This one looks worn out —I dont want to give him a Repetitive Stress Injury .

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Exactly. It’s important to make sure your wrestlers wears his wrist brace so as not to get carpal tunnel… I mean it just make sense.

          • Adam Black

            rotation is everything.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Atkins discarded it as not commercially friendly enough, otherwise it would be a “thing.”

          • Adam Black

            You live in L.A. I’m sure it a thing there somewhere.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Gee, I’ll bet you’re a fun date at the movies! 🙂

        • Adam Black

          Bring the empty popcorn box and find out

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I love your aura of fake calm… Trust me, she’s a totally “edge of the seat” strawberry!!!!!

      • Sapfo

        You are only half right Chris.
        I am in my blanket fort, surrounded by pillows. There are no edges here to sit on, only comfy pillows. My calm however…. would you like some popcorn?

  • I’m loving Sircea’s comment of disdain in panel 1. That ‘again’ along with her facial expression says it all. She’s close to include Duncan into the group of annoying kids. Heck, Duncan is in his 50s, but for someone who’s seen her 6000th year, he is a fledgeling still.

  • Hmm, are those electric pods also preventing them from speaking, or has Kyle (wisely?) decided to to say anything yet? He sure looks like he’d want to say a thing or ten to them.

    • Mary Klemzak

      I want to say a few too. Not nice ones either.

  • T Dibbler

    Oh hey, Commander’s awake. I wonder why she’s the most important one to kill?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Because, “mean girls” reasons.

      • bronakopdin

        “There’s only space for ONE MAMA”

  • Hours Left

    So are demons genderless in TYP world? Or is that just Sircea’s interpretation? A very interesting comment.

    Also, uh oh Commander.

    • Adam Black

      You havent seen Laampros?

      • Hours Left

        I’ve definitely seen him, I’ve read the entire comic so far. Sircea said that Laampros is just taking human form and refers to Laampros as “it”, where as Duncan says “he”. I’m wondering if this is just Sircea’s bias showing, or if there’s some basis to it. (ie. That demons take whatever form suits their purpose and don’t have a defined gender.)

        It has connotations beyond just this conversation to, as depending on the truth, it also would paint Spooky’s relationship with his demon friend in a new light also.

        • bronakopdin

          if I had to guess then I’d rather say it is because of the amount of “humanity” they grant Laampros: Duncan says “he” as he does bring up the caring/loving aspect which is very human. Sircea says “it” because she’s rather referring to a demon as in a creature that doesn’t even have the slightest hint of human “feelings”.

          But of course that is just my interpretation 🙂

          • Gaël Cassetari

            We know Sircea and Laampros communicated. We don’t know how Laampros appears to Sircea. He may well not be a muscular, naked epitome of maleness for her.

          • bronakopdin

            we don’t know and as I said that is my interpretation but the “it” kinda IS is statement, right?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Indeed! (and who knows she may be right?)

          • bronakopdin

            maybe but maybe not? Which actually makes me wonder though, what exactly Kyle is… he is half demon… IF the other half is human… then DID Laampros feel anything for his human mother? In that Case Duncan would be nailing it!

          • Tyler Griffin

            I doubt Laampy would have felt anything beyond lust and pleasure regarding Kyle’s mom, but he could very well have some sense of possessiveness for Kyle, as a Prince of Hell

          • bronakopdin

            well you never know… I mean from what we know as of yet I wonder, too, actually but then we’re talking about Alex here xD

          • Adam Black

            i think thats the other big surprise.
            We are assuming kyle is half-human.

          • bronakopdin

            I don’t assume anything, I capitalized some words there for a reason xD

          • Gaël Cassetari

            Sircea is likely to have far more knowledge and experience about demon. So, yes, most definitely.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            That is a very interesting observation. Thx.

          • Klaus

            We do know, however, that they communicated by intermediaries.

          • Hours Left

            I think that’s a fair interpretation. Though gender isn’t exclusive to humans, so it still strikes me as a bit of an odd thing to say.

          • bronakopdin

            I don’t even think it is that odd actually. I remember when I first learned English in school we learned that people normally refer to any pets or other animals as “it” as long as they do not have a certain “bond” to it. Like you would probably talk about your own pet and say “he/she” but if it’s a pet from someone you know but never met that pet, and only heard like a story about it or sth and repeat that story you’d refer to that pet as “it”
            Though of course I can’t say whether this is true but back then it made sense to me, it is just that the English language would be like that I told myself ^^
            So I guess as a “demon” is like another kind of… very special “animal” (I know it’s not lol but I think you know what I mean, a lifeform different from “human”) it didn’t really strike me so hard or made me wonder about genders… the same happened to me when I started to learn Italian. They don’t even have a “neutral” gender like “it”. Everything is either male of female ^^
            Quite the opposite, eh?
            So yeah I thought it is a language specific thing and the “it” is not neccessarily questioning the gender here 🙂

          • Hours Left

            That’s what I meant when I said Sircea is perhaps showing her bias in that she doesn’t consider demons “worthy” enough to refer to properly, but without any further confirmation or denial, we can’t say for sure. Sircea has lived for an extremely long time so I imagine she’d have access a wealth of knowledge, including on demons, so that’s why I find her statement odd.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Either she knows the truth of the matter and gender is mutable for demons, or she is utterly dismissive of their ability to emotion. Either way is telling and a bit jarring, you’re right.

          • bronakopdin

            I wonder if she’s deeming them “unworthy” but as you said we don’T know that much yet, we’ll see soon enough ^^

      • Gaël Cassetari

        Because the demon takes this specific shape at the time doesn’t mean it must or that it’s the default shape. It could be chosen for the purpose of impressing Duncan. It could be a figment of Duncan’s imagination how a demon lord ought to look like just as well.
        For all we know, the Laampros could default back to some sort of unimpressive, bland goo once it’s out of sight of anyone.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          If you could pull of that form, would you settle for “bland goo?” Just checking… 🙂

          Edit: does this mean that Kyle could become Kylina (without the drag aspect) or a bland pile of goo if he wanted? Interesting.

          • Tyler Griffin

            I’m here for Kyle in Drag. Or a tasteful Ranma 1/2 style adventure.

          • Adam Black

            He could still get plenty of dates as a “bland goo”

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Well no actually. All the “stuff” I want to be seen seems to somehow be in shadow (ALEX!). So, I think it’s very unfair to us readers who want to KNOW! 😀

        • Adam Black

          You cant see cock in the Dark?
          Sometimes I forget you are older than me. You should update your gaydar, to a later model.
          ( or is that the first thing to go? )

    • Klaus

      Kyle is Laampros’ son. Nowhere is it said that Laampros is his Dad. maybe it is his Mom?

  • Columbine

    Well that is interesting, why Amanda I wonder?

  • Preludetoa

    I dealt with that flyboy mess. If they kill commando, i’m done.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Flyboy mess? He just got hit while in combat.

  • Jeldenil

    There is really only room for one gorgeous lady in demon town?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      That sounds like the theme for an Aaron Spelling TV series! LOL.

      • Jeldenil

        Beverly Demons 90210

        • Chris Dangerfield

          HA!! Nice!

  • Mir

    Commander better get through this alive, dammit. Though I understand, in a villains point of view; why not just kill them Duncan? Maybe everyone except Kyle. NOT saying I want them dead but if they certainly aren’t just “misguided youngin’s”. They were definitely quite the match. But for the sake of the plot and the love for these characters they must live!

    • Gaël Cassetari

      On the other hand, in comics, death isn’t always fatal.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        True that… in the land of MARVEL, blasting the Commander would cause a transformation of cosmic proportion. Super heroes complicate everything. LOL.

        • Tyler Griffin

          Death = a few months of R&R before some rip in the fabric of reality brings you right back, complete with a full knowledge and understanding of everything you missed out on. You won’t even have to catch up on Tumblr memes

  • bronakopdin

    oh noes >__<'
    I really hope someone will come and save the day… ANYONE! PLEASE!!
    T____T

    I really like how different Duncan and Sircea see Laampros 🙂
    it even shows in how they refer to them: Duncan says "he" and Sircea "it".
    this alone shows so much!
    but I really want noone to die u__u'

    • Anyone you say? hmmmm.

      • bronakopdin

        Anyone to save her, yes T__T

        • Klaus

          Hunter and Killer?

          • bronakopdin

            if they’ll save her, YES!
            Whatever comes after that will be dealt with then x’D

      • Chris Dangerfield

        What about those two Detective from the Spooky Bonus comic? Ermmm…. Detectives Parker & Tutt. Will they do?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I really liked the “it” touch also. It’s one of those subtle writing choices that tells you so much about Sircea’s world-view. Great stuff.

    • I really can’t wait to see PP and Laampy face to face (now that it seems to be happening).

      He called her a sow, she calls him an it. Insults, more or less in-/direct, and contempt will have the air around them full of electric tension.

      • bronakopdin

        he called her a sow? I don’t even remember xDD
        sounds like a promising companionship…

      • Tyler Griffin

        Almost makes you wonder if there is a personal history there. Was Laampros around when Sircea was fighting demons as a Sorceress Goddess before the walls? Did they ever have any run ins?

        • Adam Black

          I’ll bet.

          I’m just hoping PP isnt Kyles Mom.

    • Adam Black

      Funny she said differently earlier.

      • bronakopdin

        You mean Sircea? When exactly? you have a page? just curious ^^

  • hmm – i don’t actually get why Sircea is immune to the power suppressing device – it obviously blocks demonic powers (Kyle), Mind reading (Amanda) and conventional magic (spooky). Duncan is protected, so what about her?

    • Takehai

      Actually, we don’t know if it blocks Spooky’s powers or not. He was knocked out before it was turned on, and last frame that showed his face fairly clearly made it appear that he was still unconscious.

      Regardless, his hands are immobilized, and we haven’t seen him use any magic without using his hands, so that could be a factor as well.

      • Lisa Guertin

        If you go back one page and look at the middle left of the top cell, you can see that the evil minion Spooky took out with one of his potions is still down and wrapped up in protocols serpents. Based on that, I’d say Spooky’s abilities aren’t nullified by the machine, which would mean that PP’s abilities are unaffected as well.

        • Tyler Griffin

          Spooky didn’t cast that spell traditionally, it was a potion that had been prepared in advance. There is some discussion regarding magic in place before the dampners are activated. Same issue with Sircea’s invisibility dust used on Kyle.

    • Matt Lovinski

      Well if I had to hazard a guess, she either created the machine to be able to pick her abilities or she is naturally immune to this type of suppression.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Do we know for SURE that PP isn’t nullified? We haven’t seen her use any magic since the device was activated either.

      • Let’s see – would Circea tolerate being helpless while that sentimental child Annie has his full powers? I do consider that a rhetorical question…

        • Tyler Griffin

          You can consider it all you want, still don’t have any evidence.

  • Toli Bera

    Girl Fiiiiiight~! D8> HIT THE DECK!

  • TwilightDreamer

    Ooooh, now using the ‘son of the devil’ threat…clever and a valid point, but not so strong against Platinum Princess…
    GRRR!!! She did NOT just threaten Amanda! Call me slow, but why exactly? Because she leader, or a mind reader?
    Careful PP, threaten his team, and Kyle will be after you.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Sircea has identified Amanda as the true threat out of the entire group. Amanda’s telepathy was able to get around whatever magical wards Sircea had on herself, even succeeding in keeping her from accomplishing anything more than nifty acrobatics for the first of the fight. PP employed her own (magic based?) version of telepathy to listen in on the tactical instructions Amanda was giving and realized she was the one who put together a very solid plan for a group of inexperienced and untrained kids to very nearly stop the show (Duncan was nullified in the air, Sircea reduced to no more than dodging, if Kyle hadn’t blinked and they could have kept her on the defensive long enough for Commander to find an opening, it would have been game.)

      • TwilightDreamer

        yeah, very true. I think I need to go back and read the older pages again, it’s been awhile.

        • Tyler Griffin

          THAT it has. I find I have forgotten a lot more than I’d like to admit myself, lol

          • TwilightDreamer

            lol XD The main parts I remember, but finer details I have trouble with.

    • Balance

      Because she’s concerned about what Amanda might have read in her mind during the fight. If, say, she saw that PP had been lying to Duncan about the plan and was going to betray him, she might be able to convince him. It’s a gambit that would make Amanda dangerous even depowered and restrained.

      • TwilightDreamer

        I’m more than certain she’s going to turn on him sooner or later.

  • timemonkey

    Hmmm, seems like someone’s being tested.

  • KatKaleen

    Uh, yeah, Duncan, you are one sentimental wuss and you know it. And if you still believe that Sircea is doing this for the “greater good”, sorry to tell you, but you’re also an idiot. I just hope Amanda doesn’t get killed. O_O

    On a side note: I’ve been wondering about this for quite some time. If Laamps is a devil, where the heck is GOD in all of this? I’m not a religious person, but last time I checked, GOD had a pretty strong task force called his “army of angels”.
    Sircea wouldn’t stand a chance against a Seraph! Throw in some Cherubim (not the chubby babies, the real deal, four heads, eyes allover their bodies, so on) and the whole situation is OVER. No conquest of earth… not today.

    • Danul Patterson

      If we’ve learned anything from “Buffy” and “Angel” it that the Powers That Be, I. E. God, generally don’t help in situations like this. They only end us making thing worse.

      • timemonkey

        Personally I spent the entirety of both series rolling my eyes at the respective casts and pointing out that THEY were the Powers’ champions in the fight against evil. People are never satisfied with the help they get.

    • Tyler Griffin

      I’ve seen Supernatural, keep the Angels out of this.

    • Klaus

      As for as I remember, the word “devil” has not been used in this comic. Laampros is a king of Hell, and a demon.

  • Pikinanou

    PP doesn’t want any competition 😛

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I’ve seen Sircea’s nsfw image and I don’t think she has ANYTHING to worry about. She’s as firm and perky as this gay man thinks anyone has a right to wish for. Sure she looks a tad more mature than Amanda, but she couldn’t carry off that Diva-Goddess thing if she looked that young. So, if she’s fearing competition, someone needs to give her a good talking to.

      At least until she “dusts” them. 🙂

  • Jeremy K.

    Prediction: a wild Cory appears!

    He uses Rock Throw! It’s super-effective!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I thought it was called the “Cornado”??? Now I’m confused. 🙂

      • Tyler Griffin

        That summons to mind bad images of rural Iowa (I dunno why Iowa, but it is), indestructible Dodge pick-ups, and the wrath of the morning after a night of binge drinking…

    • Tyler Griffin

      I think Sircea used Rock Throw on Mitch, after all, He fall to the ground.

  • Earl Patterson

    sure, kill her. just leave boys alone

    • Chris Dangerfield

      HA! NO!

      (I have a gay boy crush on Amanda, so she can’t be killed)

      YOU HEAR ME ALEX! NO DEAD COMMANDER’S ALLOWED!

      • Earl Patterson

        haha I was kidding… beside all comic, all story… “Good guys never die”

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Thanks. I know. But it was still a funny comment that deserved some silly…

          • Earl Patterson

            🙂

        • Adam Black

          Im not that attached to Tsunami.
          or Corey ( hes too new ) .

          I almost want Kyle to die ( and come back ) just because we were told he cant.

          • Earl Patterson

            Nooo!!! don’t kill Kyle :p I think Kyle and Mitchell is cute… spooky seen little slutty. But agree about Tsunami. I don’t know about Cory

          • Adam Black

            Why not kill Kyle?
            It would have been awful before, but now hes redeemed himself.

            its now boring knowing he cant die ( right now ) .
            And hes not the only gay or bi character. So its not kill-your-gays.

            Plus hes a half-demon.
            Killing him might just sent him Lammoprosland again; and he can walk right back through the gate an immortal scary Hell prince.
            ( ready to take down dADDY )

            Mitch is adorable. Which means the story gains the most pathos by killing him off.

            We still need the Mitch- Duncan connection revealed.
            I think post Post-Youthening this will become more obvious.

            But if Mitch IS a future time-displaced reformed amnesiac Duncan, his death wont be as devastating , as heroic .

            And Fluke. hes been disappointing here.
            ( Off with his HEAD! )

            In the end, the only truly essential characters who cant be killed are PP are Spooky.

            We should have poll: which character death will add the most to the story ( even if temporary )

      • I stil want Amanda to win a poll some day. Be it only her or part of a pairing. She deserves a win.

  • Danul Patterson

    So, old silver head wants to kill our resident telepath. Do I sense a Phoenix moment approaching?

  • MoonByte

    Huh? Why?
    Are they short on one sacrifice? Is her power apparently the only thing that might disturb everything?

    • Tyler Griffin

      Sircea identified her as the real threat amongst the team almost immediately in their fight. Amanda’s telepathy can get around the magical protections (If any) Sircea has and she actually managed to effectively nullify Sircea’s magic for the begining of the fight, till Spooky got hurt and Kyle blinked. Amanda is the leader, she has the power that PP can’t just spell shield, and she’s clearly the strategic power of the group.

  • Dennis Grace

    So the Platinum Pistress has to have a blood sacrifice. She dresses funny for a vampire.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You can get a lot online from VAMP-MART, but the selection isn’t always what you wish. It’s good that she’s a normal size. Plus-size vampires have it rough when shopping. The market hasn’t caught up with them yet.

      • Actually, if the fuzz/things I’ve seen about the new/first socalled ‘plus size model’ Calvin Klein has hired is correct.. then PP is a plus size. (I hope it’s just a hoax that that normal sized -I’d almost call her slim still- woman was hired as a plus size, because otherwise I’m size whale -_-)

        • Apparently in the fashion industry anything size 8 and higher is plus size

          • Tyler Griffin

            I didn’t want to be the one to say anything, because male privilidge ect, but yeah. I’m a’feared Dear Sircea WOULD be considered a “larger” woman by fashion standards, simply for not being petite to the point of delicateness.

          • Maybe someone should point that out to Her Goddessness and let her teach them a thing or two.

          • Tyler Griffin

            I’d pay to watch PP walk a runway in Paris, working her wicked ways on all the sexist designers and critics in the audience with each step..

          • She would own the catwalk.

          • Tyler Griffin

            “What’s that? Broad shoulders are Out this century? Have fun writing that review without arms Mr. Newly Turned Dodo Bird”

          • Tyler Griffin

            “Yes. The Review Panel DID inform me that no models over 40 were being considered, and I must admit.. I WAS wrong. The sacrificial flames DID completely consume all the bodies.”

          • Klaus

            “Got this in Goddess size?”

          • Columbine

            I remember seeing a sign in a window somewhere that said ‘We do all sizes, pixie to goddess.’

  • fujoshifanatic

    If Spooky was awake to hear PP’s last bit, and can work around that dampener in any capacity, I expect to see a whole lot of angry demon summoning soon! It makes sense that PP would want to kill Amanda; she is the glue that holds TYP together. Without her, the team falls apart and they are easier to destroy (or in Duncan’s plan, keep subdued). I only hope Amanda’s got something up her sleeve to deal with this development. It will be interesting to see if she has anything to say about PP’s assessment of the situation on the next page.

    P.S. Are the prisoners okay? There was an awful lot of water swished around that area, and we have yet to see them in the glass box. I hope they are okay–and still breathing!

    • *giggles* And I doubt it would be “just a small one!” ^_^

    • Klaus

      It seems that the dampener does not work on magic. Otherwise PP would be wearing a dampening-damper device.

      • Adam Black

        isnt Fluke magic?

        • Klaus

          What is magic? Fluke’s power works very differently from the Platitude Princess’ or Spooky’s. He doesn’t have to do anything, it just works. He can’t do anything to control it. Not like the other magic we have seen at all.

          • Adam Black

            Spooky is magic and hes on the Damp.

            maybe Flukes a god.

          • Klaus

            Spooky is unconscious, and has been so since before the dampener was activated,

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Not sure how this is going to work out……but I vote to save the boys…..Tsu can fend for himself……and I see Amanda winning an all out cat fight!

  • Tyler Griffin

    I’m intrigued by how many people seem confused by the fact that Sircea has identified Amanda as the biggest threat, and by those who respond to that confusion with a simple “She’s a woman, can’t handle the competition.”

    Especially considering that during the fight we were witness to the exchange between Commander and PP where Sircea acknowledged and commended Amanda for her tactical insight and skill at leading.

    Amanda is an amazing leader who put together a plan that came tantalizingly close to working using nothing more than untested combat virgins and her wits. PP is dead on to target her as the biggest threat, just like she was dead on to target Mitch during the fight as the recon and intel source. PP is tactical, you don’t live as a sorceress goddess for 6000+ years without being able to logically and tactically assess your opponents and respond accordingly.

    • Columbine

      I’m not really confused by it but there’s a hundred reasons Amanda could be seen as a threat and I’m interested in PP’s reasoning. I wonder if it’s ‘just’ Amanda’s combat and leadership abilities or if there’s something more specific there.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I understand, also several have been surprised that it was Amanda INSTEAD of Spooky (fellow magic wielder) or Kyle (possible demonic powers), I totally get that. I was thinking for of the “AMANDA?! WHY?” type responses, without qualifiers. Like “What has she done to warrant this attention” you know, other than be brilliant at her job. :p

        Wanting to know Sircea’s specific reasoning and/or having thought another member seemed more obvious is totally different, and leads to great discussion.

        • Columbine

          I’m guessing it’s *not* Spooky because she might think his magic could be useful down the line. And that him not being insane while wielding magic is apparently an oddity. We don’t know about how common powers and how common different powers are. So the others, power-wise (because that’s probably a large part of how PP is seeing them) might be more replaceable than Spooky- And sparing Kyle may be deference to what seems to be Duncan’s wishes. *shrugs* Essentially we need more pages. I think if we wait that happens? XP

        • Klaus

          She is the leader. And their means of communication. Without her, they much less of a team.

        • Adam Black

          You make some good points, but i think its more than that.

          Amanda can read minds. That makes her a threat to reveal secrets, especially if PP is being dishonest to Duncan as well as Laampros.

          Amanda has stated she can potentially kill by thinking the wrong thought.

          Its possible the restraints wont hold her.

          Amandas tactics might be fine but her strategy wasnt.
          You already point out it had to be perfect to work.

          Thats not good strategy, its poor. It has no latency.

          The Female Competition theory has something else going for it: it was revealed there is a cross-over between their 2 powers.

          When Amanda read her mind , and gave PP a migraine she left herself open to having her read back.
          Why?

          PP revealed this. Consider we dont know anything about the nature of PP powers other than “magic” .

          By connecting up with other magic Minds like Spooky and PP , Amanda could have untapped abilities to use magic also. IF so , she poses a much bigger threat than Spooky, and the Female Competition Theory suddenly gets some legs.

          Finally Excsec are on their way.
          What if they can remotely disable the cells? Amanda telepathy serves a nerve-center . They could relay new plans through her.

          • Tyler Griffin

            those are interesting points, but the wander well into the territory of speculation. I deliberately tried to restrain my observations to the simple, stated evidence. Amanda put together and executed a plan that dang well nearly worked, with an almost laughable lack of resources. That makes her the biggest threat in MY book. Kyle and Spooky are amazing tools, but without a clever mind to apply them, just tools. Any other theories, are just theories to be upheld or disproven at Alex’s pleasure.

          • Adam Black

            Amanda can read minds , communicate to minds , link minds a in network, cause remote pain, and maybe kill with a thought.

            Its speculative because we dont know the nature of her powers. or PPs.

            That being said , Alex does like to refer to classic sources. It makes the world building familiar.

            We dont know “the plan almost worked” because it had no latency. latency means their are plans for screwups.

            It could have failed at many many more times after that.

            Taking down a Team mate ought had bad consequences for Team Silver, not just good ones.

            They could have guaranteed that with Fluke.

            Flyboys fall should have massively charged fluke and he could have flipped the luck back.

            Fluke could have saved Flyboy instead.

            and they never even got up to bat and attempted an End-game : free the Hostages.

            Almost worked would have meant they were stopped while freeing them.

            Flyboys offense went unused, but he was still put at risk.
            almost none of Spookys potions got used.

            or even tried. Why couldnt Duncan get taken out with a demon or potion , and spooky could have freed the hostages or been free to save Flyboy or Fluke.

            Instead of having automatic responses for counter-attacks they relied only on surprise and total overwhelm.

            All in all it was bad for a first time, but it was no military genius.

            PP is just Bitter that Amanda was able to make her vulnerable at all.

            Spooky is more than just a tool. Its not that He needs commander to direct him 100% its that she didnt think through all the contingencies.

    • Wildroses

      I actually think her plan would have worked if Spooky hadn’t deviated from it. Before they attacked she flat out said page 81: “Somebody might get injured or killed, but if that happens you will not stop. Stopping this ritual is everything, not matter what happens.” But Spooky put saving Mitch over stopping the ritual, even though Amanda screamed at him not to as he was turning away from Duncan, and that’s when it all fell apart very rapidly.

      I suppose people overlook the value of planning, tactical insight and leadership when faced with the far more spectacular and glamorous ability to use magic without going insane and Demon Prince of Hell.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I agree, but it was actually Kyle who blinked first. Kyle’s reaction to Spooky getting hurt gave Sircea the opening to go for Mitch.

    • Nicely said, sir!

    • syllibub

      Thank you.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Totally agree.

      Amanda initiated things with mentally knocking Sircea off her platform (so to speak) and then “on the fly” kept directing each member of her team to stay as effective as they could, as long as possible.

      So, they never would have lasted as long as they did (hoping the military would show up) without Amanda’s constant direction. The only things Amanda did NOT know was that Sircea could “listen in” and that Duncan had that dampener. We might have forgotten that Mitch was Amanda’s “eye in the sky,” but a “listening-in” Sircea knew immediately.

      Sircea’s immediate problem was Spooky’s hold on Duncan wasn’t allowing him to activate the dampener, and how do you break that spell? You blast the fifteen year old out of the sky, knowing that Spooky could never let him die (being the softie he is… in PP’s eyes).

      So everything else devolved from A & S in conflict. The women were absolutely running the show… no question about it. Ironically, given all the power involved, it was the battle-smart strategizing that called this one. At least so far. 🙂

      I wonder what will happen next?

  • It was the poll vote result for one of the stretch goals for Vol. 1 of TYP. The same with the Kyle/Spooky art pairing. I think the Tsu/Spooky art was the poll of who to see as a pairing, if neither Kyle or Duncan could be one of two (and then the NSFW option won).

  • Shiny Gwilly

    Anni seems to be doing well so far with his arguments since he does bring up good points, bbbbut PP counters with an equally good point (we assume atm)
    WELL, she still counts as one of Kyle’s friends, ergo she can’t be killed, so HA
    Anni’s gunna need to try hard to talk her out of this one though, unless he just ends up agreeing “FINE, one death but no more”

  • Saxi

    Am i the only one concerned about the future relationship of Kyle and Anni? It more than obvious (I hope, and this isn’t just some wish) that Anni still loves kyle. He feels justified, though certainty not happy, with what he’s done. SO, how’s that going to play out?
    “Hey, I know I sort of got you to trust me with more than you trust most of your team with, a lot more, and I got you to move on from a seriously traumatic experience that ruined your life and then after all that I turned on you and probably did a shit load of damage. Oh! And I helped a crazy chick destroy the world! But I still love you, so come back to me?”
    OR!
    “Hey! I’m just as evil as you thought! And now that I rule the world, I’m going to keep you like some sort of pet! and I have all this great shit to hold over you now!”
    Am I the only one concerned here?

    • Wildroses

      You aren’t the only one. I’ve been concerned about it for so long I don’t remember when exactly it started. I was totally a Kyle/Mitch shipper because if Kyle was with Mitch he couldn’t ever be with Duncan, and that was good enough for me! I didn’t care if Mitch and Kyle weren’t romantically suited or even interested, I was just trying to keep Kyle out of Duncan’s clutches.

      Mind you, I think a significant part of my distaste for Kyle and Duncan is the age difference. I’m only really comfortable with age difference of twentish years, and not ever if one of them is 13-22. That’s just too young, they haven’t experienced enough of the world, adult life and manipulation yet.

      Not that I want to discount the calculated seduction with intent to betray in all that. I’m all for not giving second chances to people who would do that sort of thing, no matter how much they plead about their reasons and love.

      • Saxi

        EXACTLY! But to be perfectly honest my inner fangirl has a soft spot for Duncan/Kyle, not a very large one mind you, it’s more of a cold isolated corner that we pretend does not exist. The only reason why it still even exists in it’s lonely corner is that relationship was a good chunk of the story before the whole betrayal thing that Duncan wasn’t 100% happy with.
        But, I do agree with timemonkey, I really hope that Kyle will find a nicer, not so evil guy after they kick Ducan’s butt

    • timemonkey

      After what happened before a relationship should never happen between them anyway.
      Duncan’s likely no more than an early distraction and Kyle’s genuine love interest will show up later on.

    • Adam Black

      yes, that ship is sunk.

  • Jason Moon

    Inside her head, I’m sure PP is hearing Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars A New Hope: “You want to evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.”

  • Wildroses

    Well, they know Kyle is Laampros’s son. That’s one uncertainty cleared up.

    Oh dear, I think poor Amanda woke up in time to hear that.

    I’ll be interested to see Duncan’s response to this. On one hand he isn’t emotionally invested in Amanda like he is with Kyle, and Sircea has offered a reasonable compromise for their disagreement here. On the other hand, he’s got to know if he insists: “Leave her alone, she’s still Kyle’s friend” than it will damage his relationship with Sircea right when they need to be working together for the crucial fulfillment of their world-saving plan. It’s not like he can insist on lack of time with 22 minutes or waffle about it for that long, saving her by default.

  • Melinda M

    Ok so a taste of Spooky/Kyle love. Now it just has to become Canon. I’ll be waiting in the corner (not very) patiently.

  • Klaus

    In asnwer to Alex’ question: Maybe there is no mobile coverage here?

  • SchalaRenee

    Even if evil can’t love in this universe, I think Laampros still has plans that only his son (Prince of Hell) can be part of. I’m sure the demon would indeed be really mad if they killed his son. If Laampros really doesn’t give a damn about Kyle, then Anni is just trying to spare him. I kind of hope it’s both ways. I love Laampros and Anni.

    ….

    Laampros x Anni, please!

    • Tyler Griffin

      Now that’s a ship I could see sailing off into the sunset. lol

      • Scorpio730

        Under full steam onto future chapters, even …
        why not? 8^)

      • Saxi

        *Screams*
        *Faints*
        *Dies*

      • No, wait, that isn’t a sunset! That is the winking anterior access port from HELL!

    • Adam Black

      Laampros cares. Duncan knows it. PP knows it.
      i think PP is either jealous or trying to trap Duncan.

  • AJ Jung

    Man I need to get a job so I can support this on Patreon. T-T

    • Klaus

      Best of luck getting one.

  • davefragments

    STARZ channels just started showing The Avengers: Age of Ultron. For anyone who write multi-volume stories, it should be “just watching” because of the rather amazingly detailed integration with the entire Marvel universe. Even the background music has links to previous stories. Certain actors clothing links backwards. At one point (spoiler, sort of) their hallucinations (or daydreams) contain clues to the past and future and link heavily with the printed stories. It’s a lesson for multi-volume stories on how to develop characters and teams in individual stories that also create a larger and richer arc.

    • Keneu

      I saw it last year at the cinema. I liked a lot the scene where the group clashes and argues. Sometimes when there’s a group of characters in a story the writers tend to make them act as a single entity rather than treat each character as an individual. It was an entertaining movie. I didn’t notice the detail integration as you said because I’ve only watched two Marvel movies – I’m currently watching Agent Carter too.

      If you want to watch a series that makes a great use of leitmotiv I recommend you Madoka Magica. It’s an 12-episodes anime (Japanese cartoons) about magical teen girls who fight monsters in exchange for any wish they want. It looks silly at first but don’t let the frills deceive you – it’s actually a psychological story with some horror to the side. There’s also a prequel in manga format (The Different Story) and a movie (Rebellion), which continues the story after the anime.

      • davefragments

        Thanks, I’ll check it out.

  • Pinkfeiry

    don’t kill her!

  • syllibub

    I’m worried that Amanda will willingly sacrifice herself if it means the rest of the team will be (relatively) safe. I think Sircea hit on a sore point when she was commending/taunting Amanda during the fight, when she pointed out that Amanda had led “mere children” into battle. Spooky aside, none of these guys had real combat experience before this encounter, and they’re certainly not as emotionally mature as she is. As their leader, Amanda surely feels responsible for their well-being, and of all the emotions she has to be experiencing right now, I’m willing to bet guilt and fear for her team members’ lives make up a significant percentage. Even though she didn’t order them to come with her, and even though she wasn’t the one who deviated from the strategy and gave the villains the opportunity they needed, she must feel at fault. I just hope she channels her desire to protect her team into something more productive than allowing herself to be killed. (And honestly, I doubt Amanda’s the type to go gentle into that good night anyway.)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      This comment is entirely too on point and believably depressing. I hadn’t even thought about how Amanda would be feeling right now, because she certainly did everything you just suggested Sircea was taunting her about. Leading children into battle.

      However, thanks for I doubt Amanda’s the type to go gentle into that good night anyway. I agree. She wouldn’t make it any easier than she had to.

  • Justin White

    Fudge i was hoping she forgot.

  • Zeruk

    First off I’d just like to say *Alex your comic is by far one of the interesting comics I’ve read!* As I learn more about each character I grow fond of them even more. Not every comic can do that,…but when they do I really enjoy them 10 times as much! 🙂

    I’d also like to thank the Top commentators for actually bothering to look at my silly comments, I actually feel appreciated and apart of a community.

    And lastly! The page itself 😉

    It feels like Commander Amanda (Comanda? ;D) might have triggered some bad memories from PP’s life. That might be one of the many reasons why she’s seen as the most dangerous threat out of the bunch. (Besides the other reasons people have listed) So far no one’s died in the story so far…but i’m not keeping my hopes up about the hostages… 🙁

    If my physic powers are correct, hopefully…Laampros will take them as trophy hostages, before PP get’s to off Amanda.

    P.S Maybe Amanda can cause PP to remember a flashback, enough to give her time to think of a new plan…but i’m pulling too many strings out of thin air. I’ll just sit back and continue to enjoy the show 🙂

    • Thank you, Zeruk! Glad you’re enjoying the work and its characters! 🙂

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Notice the count-down to splatter clock, featured so clearly in the corner of the glass box, just behind the serious Sircea, in panel #4.

    Considering how long it’s been since we’ve seen it, I wonder what kind of (ho-hum) random clue that is from our Alex?

    It’s just so THERE… now, isn’t it?

  • Tyler Griffin

    Saw this on tumblr just now and thought I’d share. I know got a couple of active Aces in the comments, thought ya’ll moght enjoy some puns designed specifically for you:

    http://nicolaiv.tumblr.com/post/138121182151/luvisia-itheasexual-arcresources

    • davefragments

      I stole them all. I know people who are desperate for humor.
      😉

    • Journey Saintel

      As an Ace I applaud you. (Those were freaking hilarious.)

      • Tyler Griffin

        Thank you.

  • EMR has updated. http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch4-page-3/

    For those of you that have not yet read this wonderful comic, you can begin reading here: http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/

    It will give you something to read while awaiting the TYP update. ^_^

  • stickfigurefairytales

    *LOUD ANXIOUS NOISES*

    • Hello stick!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Doki! *hugs*

        • *hugs* How are you?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Pretty good. Been making lots of valentines! Oh, thank you so much for the Christmas card, by the way! And how are you doing?

          • Not too bad, I think, Grandmother has been coughing more. She had a bad spot last night.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

          • She is better today, she called her lung doctor and he prescribed her something. ….Which I better make sure of when she needs to take that…

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Good idea. Glad to hear it.

          • I’m so sorry. Hope Grandma gets better.

          • She is for now….until the next thing happens/goes wrong.

          • That’s good. Hope it’s a long time inbetween.

          • Wishes of wellbeing to your grandmother.

          • Thanks Danish.

    • syllibub

      Yeah, same!

      • Hello syllibub!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi sylli!

    • Did the sport team sport well??

      • Yeah, did they sport well?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Sometimes they cannot make the sports ball go in the points-making place, and that is upsetting.

          • davefragments

            They always break your heart.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Well, a few days ago they did not sport well at all, and then they made their Sports Leader go away and then they had another sport match where they didn’t sport well enough either, but yesterday they got back on track and remembered how to sport well.

        • Yay for remembering how to sport well for the sport they sport for!!

  • Journey Saintel

    Camping time!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hooray for camping!

  • syllibub

    I squinted and it looks like Sircea healed her burn? So that’s one load off my mind. Now one of the minions needs to fall over and break something so she can direct her murderous intent somewhere other than Amanda, thanks!

  • Hiya, campers 🙂

    Here for the nervous last wait of what the next page will bring. How Amanda and Kyle will react to what’s being said – if they can speak while hanging there in the energy-pods.

    • My nails are down to nubs! (not really, but you get the gist)

      • I couldn’t fall asleep, so have slept less than 2 hours, bit just had to be here. Can sleep again when the page is up.

    • davefragments

      It is a bit “anxious”

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I wonder if Amanda could bite Sircea’s glaive… Probably a terrible idea, but I’d be tempted to try in her place. Again, though – terrible idea in practice.

      • syllibub

        Ha! Well, if she’s going to jab it in Amanda’s face like that, what does she expect?

    • Morning Danish sweet!

      • *yawns* it is awfully early. It’s a kudos to Team AA&V that they have me doing this twice a week (most of the time), voluntarily, to be here.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Clearly we have grown soft, Ms DanishWolf.
      We’ve had nine months of enjoying bonus stories set back in continuity where we don’t have to worry about whether the characters will survive, and all of our energies can go into speculation about how the characters will interact. We are out of practice with bearing the anxieties over who may live or die.

      • Alex left us being all mushy from Amanda’s fantasies, and boys kissing under the moon to *slam* ..waaah, please don’t kill or badly hurt anyone. (And if you do, go for Laampy)

        • Pietro7

          I would not mind seeing PP badly injured. Sillibub could nurse her back to health, while keeping her suitably bound of course . . . .hey, don’t blame me if your minds went somewhere else with that! 🙂

          • syllibub

            No blame, no shame!

          • Yeah, as long as she doesn’t end up a widow, I think Syli will go with it 😉

        • …..but I kind of like Laampy….

  • davefragments