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You never get a second chance to make a first impassioned monologue. Naomi is the only person in the comic firmly based on someone I knew in particular. Hank doesn’t quite count; basing a quiet guy on an actual quiet guy and then imagining a history for him isn’t quite the same. Time for Sears lore! When I worked at Sears, I was jointly hired by two managers, a guy named Dave that corporate had brought in from Chicago, and a woman named Marie. Marie was a black woman from Quebec in her 30s (I’d estimate) who had been a law student, spoke perfectly annunciated English and was a single mother. How that collection of backstory and personality characteristics came together in a manager at a Sears in a mall in Florida I’ll never know, but I had coworkers from three continents and everything was so weird that hardly any of it seemed weird at the time. I worked with a Lebanese guy who could do a spot-on Donald Duck impersonation and championed the virtues of Esperanto; Marie was probably the most normal person there. She was a consummate professional with exactly one idiosyncrasy, which was the pens-in-the-hair thing you see here. At first I thought it was kind of a joke on her job, but that was before I came to experience the store’s chronic pen drought. I once distributed something like 200 pens throughout the store, only to find that 95% of them were gone within a week. Marie – who didn’t really wear the kind of clothes that had pockets, at least as I recall – solved the problem in her own way.
  • Chromoid

    “IGNORE THOSE TIGERS BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”

    • Cory Tenorio

      Anyone notice the evil face on the cloak?

      • Saphelle Iceheart

        no you’re not the only one…

        • Majinkoba

          Pocket scarf!

        • ACSB

          No… no one has ever mentioned the face on the scarf before EVER. you are the first. **rolls eyes**

      • Majinkoba

        Good luck at MC, hope you have a fun and productive time

      • spooky

      • Micheal “Chuck” Murphy

        It’s always been there. I like to think it’s an homage to Kamina’s cape in Gurren Lagann, but I know that’s unlikely.

        • Cory Tenorio

          I never noticed it until now. Guess I mistook it as wear and tear from battle.

      • Shadowkey392

        Yes

  • Chromoid

    “IGNORE THOSE TIGERS BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”

  • Tech

    Yakkety Sax in
    3…
    2…
    1…

  • Tech

    Yakkety Sax in
    3…
    2…
    1…

  • Cory Tenorio

    Anyone notice the evil face on the cloak?

    • Saphelle Iceheart

      no you’re not the only one…

      • ACSB

        No… no one has ever mentioned the face on the scarf before EVER. you are the first. **rolls eyes**

    • spooky

    • Micheal “Chuck” Murphy

      It’s always been there. I like to think it’s an homage to Kamina’s cape in Gurren Lagann, but I know that’s unlikely.

      • Cory Tenorio

        I never noticed it until now. Guess I mistook it as wear and tear from battle.

    • Shadowkey392

      Yes

  • cr1ms0n t1ger

    We’re almost there. The big one-zero-zero!

    • Alex Smith

      In panel four, where did the scarf go? Did it fall off his arm? Because it looked wrapped around there pretty good.

      • Teh Phuufs

        Yep it fell off.

    • DarkPhoenix

      Hyyype

  • cr1ms0n t1ger

    We’re almost there. The big one-zero-zero!

    • The Protoss Disco-Ball

      Hyyype

      • cr1ms0n t1ger

        The hype is real!

  • Saphelle Iceheart

    you know he could just have broke his head on the stone….

    • Teh Phuufs

      It wasn’t her intention to kill him, just kind of happened in the heat of the moment.

      • Saphelle Iceheart

        yeah but… he could had died in a grossless way…

    • Alex Smith

      Without going back through the entire comic (yet), I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the most graphic thing we’ve seen so far.

      (This is an excuse to go back and reread the comic, I’ll be back in a few hours.)

    • Meh, no one’s gonna miss him. Besides he did a lousy job in his assassin work, so his boss might’ve killed him anyways.

  • Saphelle Iceheart

    you know he could just have broke his head on the stone….

    • Phuufy

      It wasn’t her intention to kill him, just kind of happened in the heat of the moment.

      • Saphelle Iceheart

        yeah but… he could had died in a grossless way…

  • codebracker

    Eh, he was trying to kill her so…
    Also is that sigil like the town guard or something?

    • shadowthief2

      I doubt it. A town guard wouldn’t be trying to assassinate the daughter of a local general… More than likely, it’s the emblem of whatever guild or organisation he belongs to.

      • Brett

        Damn, that stage fatality tho! And just in time for MKX too!

  • codebracker

    Eh, he was trying to kill her so…
    Also is that sigil like the town guard or something?

    • shadowthief2

      I doubt it. A town guard wouldn’t be trying to assassinate the daughter of a local general… More than likely, it’s the emblem of whatever guild or organisation he belongs to.

  • Majinkoba

    Pocket scarf!

  • Alex Smith

    Without going back through the entire comic (yet), I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the most graphic thing we’ve seen so far.

    (This is an excuse to go back and reread the comic, I’ll be back in a few hours.)

  • Alex Smith

    In panel four, where did the scarf go? Did it fall off his arm? Because it looked wrapped around there pretty good.

    • Phuufy

      Yep it fell off.

  • Majinkoba

    Good luck at MC, hope you have a fun and productive time

  • Dorcus

    First kill’s always rough. Only people who don’t have qualms are sociopaths with damaged emotional responses. Still her training and trauma-suppression is pretty impressive. Sesame doesn’t afraid of anybody.

    Odd knife that guy has, looks more like an Aztec sternum-breaker/sacrifice knife than a real weapon. Not that it wouldn’t still do the job, of course.

  • Silly Zealot

    I am about to say a phrase that has seldom ever been said in the history of any known language:
    That cat just cut off her pony tail!

  • Victor Masi

    damn….that is one of the most brutal deaths i’ve ever seen in comics….right up there with the Reverse Flash in Flashpoint, Mallen in Iron Man Extremis, and the vast majority of the pages in Alan Moore’s Watchmen……the only words I have to describe the above assassin’s death are “JJJJJJJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ZUS!!!!!!”

  • Shinigami65

    Wait, wait, wait… If the scarf was probably the reason that make her go berserk on page 27 (http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/27-nightmare/). why her father ask her to get that thing in the first place?

    • Valkeiper2012

      and it seemed to move on its own the hamper her attacker

      • Victor Masi

        so instead of a Lord of the Rings scenario, we have……Lord of the Scarfs?

        • cr1ms0n t1ger

          10/10 would definitely watch.
          Appearances can be deceiving. ‘Tis the nature of artifacts.
          And I’m more interested in these “gods” that forged the artifacts. Claire, here weary being there and then, contradicts the existence of any deities the people of Evyr may believe in. So the real question is: if it wasn’t gods, who was it?

          • I’m betting it’s the same with the whole Sauron-Necromancer plot. Remember Valmont? Maybe he had a good part of this scarf-making and maybe so did that lady at the tavern. This is just a theory though, but it could be plausible that the scarf itself wasn’t meant to be worn by just a mere mortal, it had to be someone who had great fears and pretty much emotionally incapable enough to see death, thus picking Sesame.

          • cr1ms0n t1ger

            I doubt Velmont made those. He’s only 30 years old. For an object of power to become known as something all powerfull, forged by gods themselves, it would take a lot of time (example: peaces of Eden form Assassin’s Creed) Unless we’re talking about some kind of reincarnation. And the theory where the artifact chooses his host is interesting. As for that lady in the tavern: the symbol on her sleeve http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/50-future-trial/ is the same as the symbol on the letter Sesame got http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/43-anonymous-watcher/ . Someone is setting Sesame on the same path as Kibbles. But that’s a whole other theory.

      • Shadowkey392

        Or possibly she threw it at him.

    • Shadowkey392

      Would YOU want to risk something that powerful falling into the hands of the enemy? I wouldn’t!

  • Shinigami65

    Wait, wait, wait… If the scarf was probably the reason that make her go berserk on page 27 (http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/27-nightmare/). why her father ask her to get that thing in the first place?

    • Valkeiper2012

      and it seemed to move on its own to hamper her attacker

      • Victor Masi

        so instead of a Lord of the Rings scenario, we have……Lord of the Scarfs?

        • cr1ms0n t1ger

          10/10 would definitely watch.
          Appearances can be deceiving. ‘Tis the nature of artifacts.
          And I’m more interested in these “gods” that forged the artifacts. Claire, here weary being there and then, contradicts the existence of any deities the people of Evyr may believe in. So the real question is: if it wasn’t gods, who was it?

          • I’m betting it’s the same with the whole Sauron-Necromancer plot. Remember Valmont? Maybe he had a good part of this scarf-making and maybe so did that lady at the tavern. This is just a theory though, but it could be plausible that the scarf itself wasn’t meant to be worn by just a mere mortal, it had to be someone who had great fears and pretty much emotionally incapable enough to see death, thus picking Sesame.

          • cr1ms0n t1ger

            I doubt Velmont made those. He’s only 30 years old. For an object of power to become known as something all powerfull, forged by gods themselves, it would take a lot of time (example: peaces of Eden form Assassin’s Creed) Unless we’re talking about some kind of reincarnation. And the theory where the artifact chooses his host is interesting. As for that lady in the tavern: the symbol on her sleeve http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/50-future-trial/ is the same as the symbol on the letter Sesame got http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/43-anonymous-watcher/ . Someone is setting Sesame on the same path as Kibbles. But that’s a whole other theory.

      • Shadowkey392

        Or possibly she threw it at him.

        EDIT: actually, she did throw it at him. You can see her hand flinging it into his face in the lower right corner of the second panel. Kind of surprised that no one (myself included) seems to have noticed that detail before now.

    • Shadowkey392

      Would YOU want to risk something that powerful falling into the hands of the enemy? I wouldn’t!

  • Valkeiper2012

    Why hasn’t anybody mentioned the cloak/scarf seemed to move on its own in her defense?

    • Victor Masi

      one scarf to rule them all, one scarf to find them. one scarf to cover them all in darkness and bind them.

      • and now…

        Sesame and Sauron as gonna have a tea party. :3

        • Victor Masi

          I wonder if Sauruman, Azog the Defiler, and the Witch King of Angmar will be there as well?

          • Nah. It won’t be a willy-nilly tea party.
            There’s gonna be cakes, sugar, coffee and tea mixed with alcohol.
            Voldemort might be there though, as for Vader too.
            Hurray for Dark-Lord Happy Hour with Sesame. :3

          • Victor Masi

            ………………fair enough

    • Shadowkey392

      It looks more to me like she just threw it into his face. I mean, look at the lower right corner of that panel. She clearly threw it at him!

  • Adam McGarry

    Nice gore… It’s always nice to see some violence/action especially when there’s lots of blood

  • GG1

    Have my way with you? Ha, he’d be Lucky he could even try to, by the way, where did that knife like object come from? Was it on the end of the storage container, where the scarf was in? Good luck and enjoy Mega Con!!

    • DarkMyste

      on the crypt she kicked him up and back and he got impaled

    • Yeshu

      She cut her hair! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!!!!!!!!

  • GG1

    Have my way with you? Ha, he’d be Lucky he could even try to, by the way, where did that knife like object come from? Was it on the end of the storage container, where the scarf was in? Good luck and enjoy Mega Con!!

    • DarkMyste

      on the crypt she kicked him up and back and he got impaled

  • bittersweet bluefox

    Sesame was born to be a fighter.

  • Yeshu

    She cut her hair! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!!!!!!!!

  • Brett

    Damn, that stage fatality tho! And just in time for MKX too!

  • Shadowkey392

    What a way to die.

    • Valkeiper2012

      I’m sure he got a kick out of it.

      • Victor Masi

        Ba-dum, tsss

      • Shadowkey392

        And cue the James Bond theme!

      • I’m sure the message went right through him.

  • Maxim Krieken

    I gotta say, I stumbled unto this by accident, but now I’m addicted to it. Cant wait till the next page/episode.

  • I realize they aren’t sophisticated enough to have DNA testing in this reality, although I’m sure there’s some form of voodoo or tracking spell that can be used against Sas… But, leaving evidence at a crime scene is a bad idea. While I’m sure whatever passes for rat like creatures (Fairies? Brownies? Workshop Elves?or Barlowe; the general wingnut) will use her hair as nesting material in short order, I can’t help but think she’s painted a rather large target on her back and set herself up for future drama or mind control.

  • I realize they aren’t sophisticated enough to have DNA testing in this reality, although I’m sure there’s some form of voodoo or tracking spell that can be used against Sas… But, leaving evidence at a crime scene is a bad idea. While I’m sure whatever passes for rat like creatures (Fairies? Brownies? Workshop Elves?or Barlowe; the general wingnut) will use her hair as nesting material in short order, I can’t help but think she’s painted a rather large target on her back and set herself up for future drama or mind control.

  • Zarylo

    What’s up with people cutting their hair whenever they have experienced a groundbreaking and lifechanging event?
    I get why Mulan did it. But everyone else better explain themselves.

    • The characters that do cut of their top knot’s or ponytails are usually are of asian decent, so I’m sure it has some ancient cultural or historical reference I am unaware of. Maybe it’s some form of symbolism like the ritual for becoming a monk by cutting your hair into the form of a halo. Supposedly, it is permissible for Nazirites (like Samson, Samuel, John the baptist) to cut their hair in times of grief, illness, or sorrow. And Indians from india believe it is permissible to cut your hair on thursdays without suffering from negative karma. I can also imagine killing someone would violate some sacred contract with God, so maybe it has to do with atoning for one’s sins.

    • Gotch

      Or maybe, in this case, she cut her hair so her oponents can’t grab it like this guy did.

  • Chillman

    Not into furries, but Sesame is still quite cute.

  • Great Basin Coyote

    Alex and VP Joe Biden have something in common; they both have foot-in-mouth disease.

  • Vulpine Warrior

    Sounds like Art’s jumpiness is legendary. Wonder what it’d be like sitting next to him on a train.