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The Young Protectors: Double-Cross Chapter One—Page 39

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And it was all going so well…

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So! Looks like someone’s cast an Immunity to Cory spell! How bad is this for our heroes? And what will this minion be able to do next?

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

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  1. Uh-oh…
    By all means , please let them be safe ;____;

  2. I find it really interesting that it actually worked even though he misidentified the threat. He cast some kind of protection from spirits spell but Cory is still unable to affect him. Is this a clue to the source of his powers?

  3. Klaus says:

    “The combustion of life itself!” That can’t be good.

  4. Could it be as simple as - duck behind the mausoleum?
    And does “the combustion of life itself” actually consume the life of the “blood sacrifice” ?

  5. I would hope they’d be safe too. But Cory is very new to all this…

    An intriguing question.

    It is not.

    He still needs to save Mitch…

    Yes. It does. But in this case, not all at once.

  6. Hm. I suppose the Crazy may have created a protection spell without needing to know exactly what the protection was for. Like, maybe he basically texted his master “protect me from this!” without needing to specify. And that sort of protection may even be adaptable to new threats, too, maybe. Possibly.

    If I were Cory, I’d first try to throw heavy objects at the guy instead. Probably shouldn’t throw the gravestones, though, that’s disrespectful. Even if the gravestones are inscribed with surnames like Whamm or Splatt.

    And if throwing things at the Crazy doesn’t work, Cory may have to move Mitch out of harm’s way instead.

    And if that doesn’t work, there’s the sacrifice option. Cory could reveal himself and offer himself as a target in order to save Mitch. But hopefully things won’t come to that and Cory will find some other option.

    What other options? Remove the ground under the Crazy and drop the excavated earth on top of him? Overload the Crazy with more blood?! (Good gracious, where did that idea come from? Bad brain!) Scratch a blackboard near the Crazy’s ear! Float a bedsheet with eye holes at him? Shroud the area around him with dust so he can’t see where to zap! There are always options, Cory! You can do it!

  7. Incidentally, I’m currently imagining the “master” as the unholy love child of the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. Just saying.

  8. I’m such a dummy. I’m looking at the Minion who invoked blood magic and thinking that he knows Cory is there. No, No, No… The flaming {expletive deleted} fool thinks that Mitch has some sort of Spirit helping him. A ghostly presence who knocking him and the other minions down…
    What a dolt, what a silly minion, what an unobservant fool.
    He hasn’t a clue that Cory is there and manipulating them.
    It’s time to invoke some music: BAD MOON RISING! Trouble on the Way!
    (Hail Credence Clearwater Revival)

  9. oh no I KNEW it was gonna get worse!! (aaaa but it’s exciting, so hard to wait for the next page)

  10. At least not needing to be right about where the threat was coming from. But if he just texted “I need help to stay on my feet”…

    I like that idea. Of course, he’s holding a knife near that kid. So it might require some finesse.

    And, of course, with Mitch out of the way, that bolt could hit the kid instead…

    Cory might indeed be willing to do that if he thought it would save Mitch’s life.

    I am enjoying all the thought you are putting into this. You are right. There are lots of options. :slight_smile:

    I’d be curious where you’re getting that from.

    Exactly. He doesn’t know Cory is there.

    Yet. :slight_smile:

    Yay! Very glad you’re finding this fight engaging. It was definitely fun for me to write. :slight_smile:

  11. The master of crazies ought to be affiliated with or the embodiment of craziness, in some manner, much like Laampos is with fire and anger, and Ikaroth is with ice and despair. Then I thought, you probably don’t want a character too similar to DC’s Joker, or to Delirium of the Endless.

    Then I thought, what if you borrowed inspiration from elsewhere, such as the Alice books. I could easily imagine a cat-like demon casually giving power for a saucer of blood to lap up, but also uncaring if the crazy actually succeeds or not. A cat doesn’t much care what a human does as long as the cat is fed and the human is entertaining.

  12. Klaus says:

    The master of crazies ought to be affiliated with or the embodiment of craziness, in some manner, much like Laampos is with fire and anger, and Ikaroth is with ice and despair.

    All magicians are crazy, not just the disciples of the master.

  13. Yes, that’s true, and if all my assumptions are also true, that will make the “master” rather powerful at the moment. I admit my assumptions might not be true, and there’s an excellent chance I’ve got quite a bit of this wrong, but this is my current theory until I get new information that contradicts it.

  14. Ah, now I get it. Interesting. :slight_smile:

    I usually don’t worry to much about referencing other iconic characters (so long as I don’t violate IP), and I actually had a whole idea for a comic once that with characters that interacted with Gaiman’s Endless.

    But I haven’t really thought about any of those characters in relationship to my Kings and Queens of Hell.

    That is definitely a cool idea, my friend. :slight_smile:

    Yes.

    Perhaps we will learn more about this Master…

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