These jokes feel… familiar.
Huh. I never would’ve expected a Mario convention, 3D Mario no less, in an RPG gameworld. …Well, you know what I mean
Some temples are trying to innovate by dipping their toes into this platforming business. Might I add, despite the dungeon-crawling and fantasy trope parodies we’ve set up, in mood our world still reminds me of Mario in certain ways…
The floor is laaaava! The floor is laaaava!
Maybe that’s why Lorelei is so excited – it’s every child’s game come to life.
Sure the lava in Mario 64 was a pain, but at least the lava doesn’t mean instant death like it does in Donkey Kong Country Returns *shivers upon remembering DK’s death sound being muffled underneath the fiery blood of the mountain*
Or in Donkey Kong Country 2 where you just kinda fall into and past the lava as if it wasn’t there But it’s as if there was a pit so YOU DIE
Heck, I don’t know about you but I’m the lazy type of platformer where, if lava will cause me to bounce around, might as well use it as a form of transportation >_> I can get more health later. Like in Banjo-Kazooie, I COULD go out of the way for those boots every time or I could just suck it up and wade through the piranhas.
I think, if Skarva really *was* in charge…the hero would actually have a lot more trouble. But Skarva’s stuck contracting work out to newbs like these guys who eventually lead to his downfall…:(
See, here’s the thing. Dungeons really aren’t concerned with actually killing off heroes, because if they all got eliminated, how would the dungeons make money? Most villains follow the Skärva the Third model and don’t have such the actual hatred and desire to prove a point that our villain does.
Hm. I never thought of it that way. Good point.
Sucks for the main villains, though.
At the same time though, if it was just a matter of shoving Blank in the lava, things wouldn’t be very interesting for Skarva, now wouldn’t they?
Well, I guess he could just record Blank reenacting the Lava Bounce from Mario 64 and loop it…
would they* bleh
And now I have an image in my head of Blank bouncing on lava and screaming like Mario… O_o Which oddly is just what came to mind after reading panel 5 lol.
panel 2 is def my favorite. Skarva looks p’ed off, Derk is scared for Loreli, who is super excited about the dangerous lava, and the lava girl looks like she really really wants Skarva to be happy with her volcano. so awesome.
last panel is a close second.
Yeah, I don’t know if Lorelei has ever actually seen lava before… it’s so bright and beautiful… yet dangerous and painful.
Kinda like love.
aww how poetic!
Does he have no interest in the skeletal worm thingy?
Oh, his name is Carl, he’s a nice guy. He just likes frolicking around in the magma.
What, “Pamela” can’t have a name, but he can? Tehee
Skaerva looks so happy at the idea of his nemesis burning to death. As usual though, it doesn’t last. You’d think he’d be used to it by now lol. Or, maybe he is…
Nice job on the lava, by the way. I always appreciate it when people remember that its mostly yellow and orange instead of orangish red; lava’s gotta be hot stuff!
Ugh got a tilde in my captcha again; I need an international keyboard just to keep up with this.
He is used to it, but he can dream.
I just like the yellow and orange better visually, anyway ^_^
ïnställ önë, thën yöu cañ tÿpe Skärva with éàse! (…It’s necessary for someone who studies German and Spanish…)
…Although I have seen things like IPA symbols pop up in captchas O_o kæpʧəʔɪzəstɹeɪnʤbist.
Been reading this comic for a while but haven’t gotten to get this comment thing to work yet, last time i tried I wrote a lot then didn’t fill in one space and so lost all of what I typed…. anyway…
I really love the comic in general, it might not be the first time but it still feels like a nice perspective to see it from the villain’s side of things. Plus the world really seems like one you could expect to see in a video game, and I can’t explain it exactly but something about it also feels like it’s not completely bound to the rules of ‘game(nintendo) logic’ in a good way, even though I really like the game mechanic jokes.
On topic with the molten mountain, it’s pretty funny what you would think is one of the most dangerous dungeons is one of the least dangerous to the hero. Also the lava lady looks like she has freckles, it’s cute.
Argh, that sucks D: I’m sorry! I’m glad it worked this time!
Yeah, the whole “but our protagonist is a VILLAIN!” thing is hardly original anymore, but I hope we bring some fresh things to it, and that our particular characters are worth following on their adventures. But I can honestly tell you we have some things planned for the later parts of the story (which, alas, we won’t get to for a while) that I have never seen.
Yay, someone noticed her lava freckles!
I think Skarva’s positive attitude is all gone now. :c
It never lasts…
grounds say ‘rrrrrrumble’
all the time.
“lava girl” used flamethrower!
its super effective!
is derk normal type? or ground type?
He’s fighting type, silly!
…Which actually makes Skärva (dark) weak against him. Hmm. That actually – well. I can’t say anything.
Skaerva being ground type isn’t what I would expect would be the cause of his defeat to a fighting. Looking at him…poor guy would fold under one punch, if he didn’t have any magic up.
My question is: what type is Lorelei? Or would that give things away?
Would this make “Carl” a fire type too, being from the same dungeon? Maybe fire/dragon? Or fire/rock? Now that I look at it, it does look like some sort of Onyx skeleton lol.
Don’t give up yet skarva! there’s always the possibility that groudon is the final boss!… yeah right. ^^;
i think carl is a fire ground type
He’s dark type. :3
Lorelei… well, despite being very special, I’d have to say she’s normal. She’s not really associated with any element, and although she has powers, most healing moves are normal-type anyway (heal bell, recover, milk drink… wait, let’s not go there in the context of Lorelei).
Carl is made out of obsidian, like a lot of the decor, so fire/rock I’d say.
that’s why skarva keeps in control by using derk’s bacon money.
Skaerva in the last panel. He’s just like ‘You’ve. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.’ and the guide is like ‘Aha ha ha… shall we… move on?…’
Sorry I haven’t been posting to every page, I was gone for a week. But now I’m back to continue annoying you! Yay!
I just noticed something someone else said. The comment about the “newbs” that Skarva keeps having to go to for their dungeons, and how you replied pointing out that if all the heros are dead, then no money for the dungeons. In that same logic, take the sword of stabbing. Instead of hiding it in several dungeons, couldn’t Skarva just throw in into the ocean? Or into a volcano? Or something that would make it entirely impossible to get to it? Also, captcha is “ploocep and”… um… and what?
Yay! (You’re not annoying!)
Good question. Well, the thing about ancient mystical holy items is that they’re kind of like the One Ring. Frodo’s like, why don’t we just throw it into the river or hide it somewhere? Because: it will be found, no matter what. In that case by the villains, but in this case by the hero. No matter what Skärva did with a mystical sword, the gods would provide Blank with a way to obtain it, or appropriate friends of the various elements who could help him out. And I don’t think a mortal, let alone an accursed mortal, could destroy such holy objects. Really the best possible thing to do is to divide it up as much as possible and try to make it as absurdly and contrivedly difficult to obtain each of the pieces.
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