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  • ShadeTail

    The issue being, they didn’t say what kind of luck he has… :D

    • The same kind everyone has. Fickle.

    • svartalf

      One that works like any other, razor sharp, double edged sword.

  • Ethan

    Wait, if this is a flashback, how does Henry know what they were saying?

    • Jonathan Trouba

      He doesn’t, that’s the artist going third person to give us exposition.

      • RLB

        Or it’s Henry embellishing the story.

    • David Argall

      Standard drama cliche, and the nature of the deadlies, requires the villain to brag to the victim about every detail of the evil plan. Since we are seeing that plan, the bragging on camera may be limited to a sentence or two, but Henry will hear the entire conversation, likely several times.
      Of course, the sins are not going to admit their basic plan, to have Henry on their side, had failed, and they are making a new plan on the fly. So the exact details are Henry’s idea of what happened. We can deduct from this that Henry will be meeting the sins again, a big reveal, if any of us had any doubts about that before.

  • rhapsha

    I see Ms. Ira also has a Flintlock in that dress. I wonder how many weapons she’s actually got. Or, she could just be able to conjure weapons at will.

    • Tsapki

      Weapons, bombs, hurtful notes, that dress has it all I bet.

      • MoeLane

        …Now I want to see what a Steampunk Shojo Mallet looks like.

      • Sanjay Merchant

        Maybe it’s a 1790’s version of Link’s tunic?

        • svartalf

          More like The Doctor’s (Esp. the Baker Doctor) coat’s infinite pockets of holding.

    • svartalf

      Who knows… Wrath knows very, very few limits or bounds.

    • You might be surprised just how much a clever woman can conceal in the proper sort of clothing . . . I could prolly fit more than a dozen daggers in a dress like that.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    Hey, jump back and get that chair will ya ?

    • Disloyal Subject

      I’m not sure why, but I was surprised he didn’t.

  • Darth Fez

    Uh-oh. Henry had better get a nice hat or he’ll never stand a chance against Invidia.

  • Columbine

    It’s bad but my main thought is that I really hope that wasn’t the Ouse after all- I suspect the Ouse would find a way to kill him for landing in it.

    (I love his cheery little ‘afternoon!’ to the picnickers)

    Edit: That little loving look between Luxuria and Acedia in the background is very sweet. Makes the ‘marriage’ seem more real.

    • Euodiachloris

      Rivers to respect (because they can easily kill you): Ouse (fickle flooder, undertows, cross-currents and surprise rocks… also fickle), Warfe (strong and complex currents, deadly geography and lulling lazy bits between white water), Derwent (frisky flooder which has a history of regular course corrections for kicks; strong currents), Aire (you try boating on this deceptively shallow, fast running river, and you’ll capsise and kill yourself on the rocks — very unfriendly), Humber (this workhorse can kill you if you get complacent: tidal nightmares aplenty), Ribble (sounds much cuter than it is: fast)… I could go on. :P

      • Columbine

        England. There be water.

  • Euodiachloris

    Ms Acendia: “Dudes, chillax. We sorted.”
    Her basic roll in the team. ;) That, and being rather quick at analysis, from the look of things. Looking half asleep isn’t the same as being so: passively soaking up data seems to be her thing. :)

    • Nonesuch

      It’s easy to ignore someone who looks like they’re not paying attention.
      I hear they actually teach spies to look relaxed and a little stupid so they’ll escape scrutiny.

  • MoonicaMusing

    So… we’re hearing what was said in a room our first person point of view character has left? :-P

    Love the way he is kind of part Harry and part Sid in this one :) What’s that old adage about falling for men who are like your dad?

    • CorvusCornix

      Like your grandad*

    • Sanjay Merchant

      Well, it might be that he’s surmised at least the gist of the conversation based on what he learned later; ie “Little did I know at the time they’d sent one of their number to follow me.” and Kate is just showing us the details of that conversation; by way of comparison, I doubt Henry described what the Jealous Hunter Trio was wearing to his grandkids, but we the readership got to see that.

      • MoonicaMusing

        That is hardly a comparison, since they’re nowhere near the same thing. He is telling a story, and the characters are a part of the story; we’re hardly going to imagine them naked unless he describes their dress in detail. Their clothes are also not a plot point. Seriously.

        • Sanjay Merchant

          Yes, I realize it’s not a perfect comparison, since, as you say, the details of their outfits aren’t plot-important, but, then again, neither are the details of the Deadlies’ conversation. All we need to know is that Invidia got sent to trail Henry, which could just as easily have been done with a line of narration.

          Heck, even for the stuff Henry’s present for, do you really imagine that he’s quoting, word for word, every line of dialogue from a conversation he had 40 or 50 years ago? In a medium like a comic, it seems natural to me that we the audience get to see flashbacks in more detail that the in-universe narrator is giving to his in-universe listeners.

          • MoonicaMusing

            I feel like we have different understandings of how both imagination (as in, the way you use it when someone is telling you a story) and story telling in general work. For me, what the author is drawing is parallel to what my imagination would conjure up if Harry was telling me the story.

            I’m super not into internet arguments with strangers though so agree to disagree.

            • Henry has a little more information on this than you’d assume! Wouldn’t expect you to know this or anything, but trust me :)

              • MoonicaMusing

                *squee*

            • Sanjay Merchant

              I’d like to apologize if I came off as combative Sometimes I forget that it’s easier to sound a lot less friendly than you mean to when you’re only expressing yourself through writing.

  • “Just an afternoon stroll and a swim! Nothing off about that!”

  • Nonesuch

    Invidia; the best choice for tracking someone because Envy has a knack for noticing details and people… and bearing grudges over their special qualities which it does not possess.

    • Darth Fez

      So, you’re saying Invidia has better graphics?

      • Nonesuch

        Obviously not! ;) If she did, she’d have less to envy others for.

        • Nomad94

          Not necessarily. She’d just find something else to covet

        • svartalf

          WOOOSH!!!

      • Darkoneko Hellsing

        HAH :D

    • Sanjay Merchant

      Of course, now that she’s been picked to do something, she’s decided that all she wants to do is chill out in the hotel like the other six get to.

  • ThisCat

    I would say “this cannot end well”, but it would be redundant.

  • maeverin

    I’m curious why all the deadlies seem to be taking orders from Lust. Sloth, Gluttony, and Greed probably wouldn’t care much as long as they get what they want, but I would think Pride and Wrath and even Envy wouldn’t be so amiable to the idea of someone else taking the lead.

    • Nonesuch

      Possibly because Lust offers to satisfy everyone’s deepest, darkest desires without a care for ethics, morality or any other kind of restraint. Lust knows how to push all their buttons.

      • Darkoneko Hellsing

        So to speak :D

        • svartalf

          Heh…in truth, I daresay. He’s got a handle on ALL of them. It actually doesn’t surprise me for a SINGLE moment he’s in charge.

      • Ganurath

        Pride: The opportunity to lead from the front is two rare in their circles. Pride is happier in the group’s vanguard than in the command tent, as it leads to more opportunities to show off.
        Wrath: Similar concept, different motives. As leader, she’d only get to harm subordinates, or those rare few able to overcome them. As a subordinate, she gets directed to where killing needs to be done.
        Envy: She takes on the stealth work, the stuff that require Pride-level competence and a capacity for discretion. Once the job is done, she comes back, never getting the public recognition she craves… but Invidia knows she did well, and his acknowledgement is enough to whet her appetite.

        • Ganurath

          And by Invidia I mean Luxuria. D’oh.

  • Ms Invidia is ROCKING that hat.

    • Nonesuch

      But sadly, it will never be to her full satisfaction. ^^

      • svartalf

        Ah, but Pride’s not sporting a hat…until she has someone else sporting better, she’ll be envious of OTHER things. >:-D

        • Nonesuch

          Invidia knows Superbia is prettier than her no matter what she does. It’s who they are. ^^

  • Sanjay Merchant

    I love how, to Superbia, everything is a contest in which she can showcase her awesomeness.

    I can just see it now:

    “Let’s go look at the fall foliage!”

    “A scavenger hunt, you say? TO THE FOREST!”

  • Sanjay Merchant

    OK, I was re-reading the Greed storyline, and I noticed something: Harriet mentions the King of Thieves’ Mark and Statue are centuries old, which would certainly predate this encounter with Henry. Now we have the Liar’s Heart, another artifact that’s older than Henry by a considerable margin AND associated with one of the Deadlies. Makes me wonder if there are artifacts created to bind each of them that have been getting broken over the centuries/decades/years. Though if the Liar’s Heart and the Thiefking Statue are still intact, how are Lust and Greed inhabiting human forms?

    Questions, questions, questions. I am looking forward to the answers.

    • svartalf

      Could be hinted at in this story arc…or one later… Kate’s such a tease…and we all like her for it.

  • kuku

    I adore you, Henry. My brief infatuation with Superbia is over, as she has proved to be just a bully in puff sleeves.

  • kuku

    I wonder how Superbia takes to being called an oaf?

  • Darth Fez

    I just started going through Darken and, I gotta say, Widdershins totally needs a Random Chibi Strip Attack. Maybe even two or three.

  • Anonymous Mastermind

    Is it a coincidence that there is six bad guys and there is six sins revealed?

    • Sanjay Merchant

      Um, I count seven? Acedia, Avaritia, Gula, Invidia, Ira, Luxuria, and Superbia.

  • Anonymous Mastermind

    Is it a coincidence that there is six bad guys and there is six sins revealed?

  • Pibbles

    ….Why do I find Ms Invidia so adorable? Is it the poutiness? :

  • Valerie Kaplan

    Rereading, and you know, it makes perfect sense that Invidia would be the one you’d set to stalk someone. (Whereas you’d set Avaritia to find an object, in all likelihood.)

  • Dinolil1

    I think they represent each of the deadly sins…could anyone help tell me which ones, ’cause I am not sure!

    • It gets spelt out in a few pages!

      • Dinolil1

        Okay, thanks!

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