Yeah, regardless of whether or not she’s an eldritch abomination, you should never tell a woman anything looks big when asked, unless you immediately add, “in all the right ways” after that. Otherwise, there WILL be bloodshed.
“I have no standards by which to compare”
That sounds like a two way ticket to Vitani’s stomach, and you don’t want to know about the way back.
A proboscis monkey and a sloth. And the “high priests” are wolf and beaver. This really is a low-budget cult.
Now now, the wolf/beaver team is tried and tested. See comic #013.
Well, yes. They are “tried and tested”. They failed every single one of those tests :P.
True, but they failed them in STYLE. And hey, Wolf is still alive this time! That’s gotta be going on the resume for him.
The day is young.
I think biting a guy’s torso in half pretty much sets the bar for “brutal combat”
Hell hath No Fury Like a Women Scorned. You’d Figure a Dark Priest would be Aware of such, or are they but Virginal D&D Nerds who put More Effort into the Pursuit of Daemonic Power than the Pursuit of Female Companionship?
what where poor wolfy and beaver back in their first life for this much negative karma XD
Sarda, maybe? No! Black Mage!
Wolf was Sarda, Beaver was Black Mage!
THAT’S how they racked up so much bad karma in their first lives.
So, Princess Vitani IS a Patterner Daemon. Then again, this IS a creature who has supposedly been a pivotal point in history. It’s possible she’s fooling them all, and is an ascended daemon princess or a former high priest, like McJiggyWiggy once was.
Well, that’s neat to know. Also, Yay Wolf and Beaver Cameo! 8D
On the bright side for all who said “Patterner”, you bragging rights you beautiful bastards!
Wolf and Beaver are always for the win.
I know this may come across as me being a nitpicky bastard, but is there a to-be-revealed plot reason that Lothar’s color seems to have changed a bit, or just an oversight? His previous appearance had somewhat of a blue-ish color, now it’s just a darkish gray.
None of the above. Intentional creative decision. All my other designs turn out natural animal colours, Lothar was an odd vestigial anomaly.
Don’t want to be picky, but shouldn’t Rogue have stripes by that logic? Orange colouration in cats only occurs side-by-side with stripes.
I could swear that a number of the orange cats at a shelter I volunteer at are orange and unstriped…
A sampling of Google image search shows varying shades of stripes, it can be fairly subtle, but seems there’s always variation. Rogue actually might look good with some stripes, but eh, it would be a hassle to do every time.
Anyway, BreaksIt, I meant naturalistic, nature shades, not necessarily authentic. If I was going for full striped-cat authenticity, Lothar would be brown with pale quills.
And here’s our Nightmare Fuel, folks!
Ok, I thought she was cute at first, but NOW she shows she’s scary
Was wondering when I’d get my Wolf and Beaver cameo. Also I’m just imagining now that she wanted the “Yes it does,” response now.
There is no correct answer to that question.
Don’t know my answer would have been what wait aren’t spiders with larger abdomens more desirable to other spiders since you know spiders Have them in the first place. Wouldn’t that be something to enhance kinda like girls enhance boobs and sometimes buts but not stomachs. Would’t she want to enhance her abdomen and her boobs…. since she is a female spider demon?
There is a correct answer. The correct answer is a breathless gasp of: “Gorgeous…”. It’s perfectly neutral, and entirely complimentary. Meaning that whether she was aiming for big or small she hears exactly what she wants.
You’d think a cult dedicated to manipulation would know these things.
So she WAS the monster who was tormenting Eastwood that whole time. Wonder why she singled out that team instead of concentrating on Team Sitting Duck. Unfortunately for her cult, Lothar and Rogue turned out not to be Sitting Ducks, but Pissed-Off Swans. Well, sucks to be them.
And in other news, anyone else catch the Destiny beta this weekend? I had quite a bit of fun with the Hunter and Titan characters I made.
Because it’s fun to torment people who are already afraid of what you are while messing with both their head and the heads of their allies?
Also, I sold my PS3 off a while ago, so I gave my Destiny Beta Key to an online friend of mine. I’m not sure how he fared, or if he even played, but I’m fine with that.
I gave my code to a friend who gave me a 20-buck eShop card for it. Got Dillon’s Rolling Western! Yeah!
Swans are notorious bastards.
Aww, she turned into a standard elderitch abomination. Too bad she doesn’t share the subtlety of her cult
Well, this IS a woman who’s asking the “Does this make my X look big?” question, and she probably doesn’t think much of the high priests either.
Especially if they don’t know the proper answer to that question.
There IS no proper or correct answer to that question.
Actually there is depending on the girl and their opinion on “abdomen”, you just have to know the girl and what response they’re looking for.
Yeah, there is.
Be faster in running away than the other guy.
The proper answer was to accept your final judgement.
I just say ‘looks glorious’ and hope I don’t get murdered
holy un~holy god OoO you look great mistress, it makes you look wonderful [backing away] don’t kill me mistress.
She tore the dress… :(
I noticed that too. Maybe she agreed with the one she ate.
doesn’t the black widow eat a male after a certain performance? and if she did what will their offspring be like?
I thought the correct answer was “Hell yeah!” with the biggest lecherous smile you could fit on your face.
Correct is actually: “It looks as yummy as ever babe”. This always scores super high.
Mmmm… still not seeing any deal-breakers here.
I REALLY think we’re gonna need a bigger boot for this one.
As I had expected, Lothar and Rogue go through the hoards of minions I pathetically easy fashion, only to be potentially curbstomped by the daemon herself. Just now waiting for her to mention raising an army consisting of her countless children and forcing Eastwood to be the sperm donor.
In other news, I can’t help but feel Wolf and Beaver here aren’t the type to be into big booties, and thus she acted accordingly to their reactions. I think she would have spared them if they were.
Oh man, was totally worth the wait. Nice seeing some more of Loth’s new design. I can only assume one reason it was done was to further distance this comic from the Sonic Franchise. And it’s worked. You’d be hard pressed to show this arc so far to some random dude and have him associate it with Sonic instead of seeing it as just another anthropomorphic comic series. Cheers to that. Love Sonic, but I love EN more and seeing it become its own thing is beautiful.
Also..HOLY SHIT has Virus’ art improved. I mean, God DAMN
Eh. Still better than some of my ex’s.
Is Lothar going grey?
it’s been discussed that they’re changing lothar so he’s less and less like a recolored Knuckles. That’s why they’ve got his nose a bit different and all.
Though I don’t see that being a problem being that Knuckles just jumped on the Gains train.
Are they doing that so it becomes less likely they could get sued by Sega while they monetize their comic?
Speaking of which, I’m debating whether the jokes about of Patterner getting sued by Tzeentch simply a ab at how the two Chaos Gods were so similar, or did the authors get an actual complaint from Games Workship itself?
Nobody from Sega or GW have ever complained, and they never will. It has never been a concern for me. Being “influenced” or “inspired” by another IP is commonplace and not legally actionable. If it was, Blizzard would have been in trouble a long time ago for Starcraft, as would every two-bit animal-mascot-with-attitude platformer in the ’90s.
The stigma of people going “Oh, a grey tails” and “You forgot Nurgle” is a far greater motivator to tweak things.
Actually there is a right answer. It goes like this. Take a deep breath. Dive out the nearest window and run away screaming and flailing your arms. That is how you answer that question. Well, it’s how I do it.
Well, despite being a Patterner daemon, I would still expect something like that… Especially when the daemon in question is a female asking one of the most dreaded questions a man could be asked… XD
Still loving this character. I look forward to the next comic.
Now I want to see Vitani in a big fluffy ball gown.
Her as- I mean, abdomen- would look MASSIVE in said gown I bet.
If it fell down all the way, though, it would make it look like she just had a big bustle or a train. Then she can pretend her bulbous – uh … generous – proportions are whatever she wants them to be.
A) “As unholy as ever, Mistress Vitani”
B) “What was the question again? My upper brain wasn’t paying attention”
C) “I’d tap that”
D) Assume fetal position and whimper
I’d probably go with D… Then again that’s probably how I’d have reacted long before she asked the question, her being a demon and all :P
I’d go with “C”- no matter the woman, that could only be construed as a compliment. And I have a distinct preference for remaining undigested.
And then she feigns outrage and goes “Impudent whelp! How dare you speak to your mistress in such brazen tone!” and devours you anyway. You’re assuming there was genuinely a query other than “Which of you shall I eat first?”
Eh, getting to say the line would make it worth it. Normally I would say the expression on her face would make it worth it, but judging by the expression on her face HERE, I think the look on her face would simply make me soil myself in abject terror.
Heh, ‘genuinely’. When the subject in question is a scion of lies and falsehood, I don’t think that’s the word I’d use. ‘Hopefully’ perhaps, but not ‘genuinely’.
E – “No, your big abdomen makes your abdomen look big” Promptly gets eaten or totured, worth it to be snarky to a demon.
Did anyone else find it ironic that the Patterner Daemon asked them to tell the truth? That was a lose-lose no matter what your answer was.
To be fair, that kind of situation is always a lose lose, even without the woman being a Daemon.
And here I thought black women liked having some junk in the trunk.
Hate forum stuff, so happy b-day, Alan! Have a nice day.
Oh, happy birthday from me as well! (I really should stop by the forums again the next time I have some free time) Huh. You have the same birthday as my sister. It’d be even weider if you were born in ’82.
’83. So close!
A belated happy birthday from me. Hope you had a good time on your birthday!
happy belated birthday man, and another one in a year’s time
Am I the only woman in the world that actually ~wants~ an honest response to that question? I mean, if I want to look nice in a an outfit I am going to want to know if I look fat. If it does, then I won’t wear it, simple as that. I don’t understand what the big deal is when it comes to girls and that question. Then again, I am an odd duck and other woman aren’t like me, so meh.
In all fairness, I think she just wanted an excuse to eat one of them. Or both. She was feeling a bit peckish, that’s all.
Still loving Vitani, she just keeps proving more and more interesting all the time. The confirmation that she was Patternari wasn’t unexpected, she seemed to lean more that way. Of course, seeing her in the form that was pretty much haunting Harry earlier, that’s just icing on the confirmation cake.
Also, YAY! Beaver adn Wolf! Hello butt monkeys! I see nothing has changed with you!
Oh, but there is where you are wrong! Now Wolf is the sole High Priest of Vitani with the untimely demise of Beaver! All the power and influence of the position is his alone to command. For however long he lasts, anyway.
Is that Kenny and Kenny #2 again?
I don’t want to complain. God knows I have no right to bitch about free entertainment. But I feel the character was more interesting when she seemed to be a playfully malevolent figure with little physical power. At the moment she seems more like a prelude to a boss fight now… or a punchline that gets aborted just to jerk us around.
Still, I was falling in love with her when she was just messing with East and Virus. This kinda takes away from that.
I get what you mean, but given that she’s a daemon, you kinda have to expect stuff like this could happen. She’s an evil, twisted entity from the Void after all. ^_^
and then we find out IT WAS ALL A DREAM!!!!
nah just kiddin’. XD
Is it me or has the colour of lothars muzzle changed (darker) than previous strips? Just had to go back through. Look at November strip and look at now.
It’s not just you dude, Virus made Lothar ‘darker’ in general in order to make him actually look like a black echidna, because prior he was this weird bluish-black color. So making him actually black was an artistic move.
well, that was pants-crappingly terrifying
oh, ok, now it works
I think I may be a fucking spaz, can someone remove this little string of comments if possible?
It shall be your eternal shame, your scarlet letter. Years from now, you shall look back on this, and be reminded of your shame. Whole chapters of history shall be dedicated to this comment string. Your children, innocence in their eyes, shall ask you why you posted this comment string. Softly, a tear of regret shall fall from your eyes as, you realize this mistake shall haunt you your entire life. There will be no escape.
Boy, I will get in my warthog and I will, and I quote “Crush your head like a tomato can”
Don’t you mean the Chupathingy?
What, is it like a big cat or something?
You’re probably wondering why I called you both out here
once i told a girl that yes, that dress DOES make her look fat, and that it is specificlaly that DRESS.
that she normally looks thin because she IS thin, but that dress caused the illusion of her looking fat.
I then approved of another dress.
now its worth mentioning that this was all the truth
also, she threw that dress in the trash
I just went through the archives, this arc isn’t the mistress’ first appearance – check out #472.
Yeah, that was noticed pretty early on in the arc. Morth is in the shot too, and it appears she (Vitani) is not a demon princess at that time. Maybe the two are familiar with each other? As I recall, during the first Morth arc, while Harry was being utterly oblivious to Morth’s descent into darkness, Morth was looking for a consort to rule the world with.
Quote – Garrus, Jan 21 2014, under that very comic:
“I can’t help but notice she has somewhat similar features to Marley, or whoever Eastwood’s pawnshop acquaintance was. That is, she lacks an obvious nose, and I think I see the hint of multiple legs in her dress. Call me crazy, but I SUSPECT she MIGHT be related to the the cult our nutty friend hypothesized last comic. Which, if it is indeed a Patternari cult, would explain why she was with Silas Morth in that picture…”
We noticed that you noticed, you wiley bastard. We were afraid, more than once, that you were gonna blow the whole game with your spooky clairvoyant bullshit.
I think you got the wrong comic number. I can’t see anyone resembling Vitani in 472, except possibly the figure on the far right in panel 2. Even then, it could easily be a coincidence.
Holy cow, it’s further back than that. Check out last panel in 185. That’s her symbol!
Freak coincidence, or hilarious foreshadowing?
I vote foreshadowing. Virus said this Arc was planned out pretty early on, so it would be no surprise if they had cameoed her cult there as foreshadowing. I wonder if there are any other hints of foreshadowing buried in the earlier comics that we just haven’t noticed yet?
I originally thought that the Drider would crush on Harry, but it looks like Virus may very well get himself a girlfriend, I mean he already has a demonic pet, why not a demon girlfriend?
So I guess it’s also a coincidence for the far right person in that same panel?
“Your abdomen is like two-thirds of your entire body mass, what the hell difference do you think a negligee is going to make?”
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