Shai_hulud wrote:Look at how surprised all those soldiers are. I mean, it's like they had just spent so long waiting that they can't believe their eyes.
onlyme wrote:Shai_hulud wrote:Look at how surprised all those soldiers are. I mean, it's like they had just spent so long waiting that they can't believe their eyes.
Well, I'd rather guess they never have seen their chief warlord before and would not have guessed that he is that big.
wrecan wrote:[Signamancy theory]
GJC wrote:Two guys with basically the same name in a discussion about a character getting cloned.
There's gotta be a good joke in here somewhere.
onlyme wrote:Shai_hulud wrote:On another note, anyone any idea what the trick is? Some simple "you do not count as having entered something if part of your stack is still outside"? Or some magical pull-back to your stack leader? Or some way to get juice from non-casters in your stack?
0beron wrote:Also, obligatory "yay he's through....and shit didn't IMMEDIATELY hit the fan" declaration.
shneekeythelost wrote:A Carnymancer just carved you an engraved invitation to go through that portal. What else could it BE other than a huge trap?
mortissimus wrote:effataigus wrote:Nice progress in this update! Still very puzzled by Isaac's choice to not let the casters that came out of the portal go back into it.
My interpretation is that the MK rule allows casters to retreat from a battle to MK at any time they can, but only allow exiting MK throgh the portal to their own capital. Making it a very foolish move indeed to go into MK for Wanda and/or Jack in the first place.
Looking at panels 9, 10 and 11, but particularly 11, I'm thinking that it's pretty clear that Jack stepped out of the MK portal into the JS portal room after Parson. Also, no comic since at least 82 shows anyone with a great line of sight to the back side of the JS portal in the MK. I suspect Jack, for-reals in the MK during the discussion, simply walked behind the crowd and circled around to the back side of the JS portal, where he waited unseen until Parson stepped through. Then, he stepped through himself, from the back. Since no one was looking from that side, no one noticed him hide or step through. So, no juice required; he just took advantage of everyone's natural distraction.
kiyote wrote:Have you thought that Jack just walked through the portal while the thinkamancers were inside Parson's head, the carneymancers were busy making a scene? Seems like everybody was focused on Parson, which is a natural distraction for Jack, especially since he has that foolamancer sense of what people's perceptions are.
That's one explanation, sure. But it assumes that Jack lied directly to Parson in a conversation with Marie, Wanda, Parson, Sizemore and Janis. I don't think it's the simplest one, and I don't like assuming that protagonists lie to each other so easily. If I'm supposed to figure that's a lie, what's to stop me from thinking every sentence of the entire comic is an outright lie? Do we really even have a good example of anyone other than a predictamancer lying to the reader? I'm sorry, I don't really buy that argument. He says he's out of juice to the reader and to his CW, then he's out of juice. To think otherwise is to be paranoid.splintermute wrote:The easiest "trick of some sort" for Jack to have used would simply have been lying earlier about being out of juice - note that he says "I am" rather than "I was".
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