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November 20th, 2015

November 20th, 2015 published on 27 Comments on November 20th, 2015

Just throw on the magic amulet, Izzy, I’m sure it’ll be fine.

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  • Iituem

    Yyep, perfectly wise decision. No side effects at all. “Why, Miss Holt, ah, why are you advancing on me with that look in your eye. Ah! This is hardly the time, we’re under attack! Ooh my…”

  • just another flyboy

    yeeeaahh. cos nothin’ ever went wrong with *that* idea, amirite?

  • Reader

    I wonder if the amulet is still intact at the time they are having that family meeting…and if so, what kinds of things they’ve used it for in the meantime… :D

    • Carmeops Renard

      my thought exactly, if they got to keep the amulet until present day, they probably did lots of kinky stuff with it for sure. After all, it’s a power from the Lust spirit itself.

      • Alétheia

        And, let’s face it, even if it didn’t come from the Lust spirit itself, it’s still these two: Mr. Flirt over there, and Ms. “Let’s try it… for SCIENCE! [or, MAGIC!]” over there… xD

    • They’re definitely still carrying the amulet during the meeting:

      • Rolan7

        Oh, wow.

      • Disloyal Subject

        I love that cheesy smile of Sidney’s.

    • Gren didn’t react to the amulet so maybe it is disarmed in 1834. Then again she was distracted by a very interesting ham at the time.

      • Euodiachloris

        Gluttony trumps Lust, apparently. xD

    • Columbine

      Re: power perversion potential of shapeshifting, apparently Mystique was originally supposed to be Nightcrawlers father. I accept no other canon.

  • MoeLane

    :wearily: Do not. Put on. The mysterious. Amulet. Before. You scan it. For magical traps.

    …I mean, obviously they got the amulet off eventually. But still. It’s the principle of the thing.

    • Mujaki

      Really nasty, yet simple trap for an item that lets you shapeshift:
      When you take it off, you keep the form you’re in at the time.

      • MoeLane

        I know lots of people who would pay good money to have a turn at that, though. The medical applications alone…

  • John

    Let’e see, using the amulet could have any or all of the following effects: corrupting the user, addicting the user (to using it), making it easier for Luxuria and/or his minions to find the user, making the user more susceptible to the power of Luxuria and/or his minions, harming the users health, generally reducing the user’s will power, strengthening Luxria, causing other effects I haven’t thought of. Also, it could stop working at a critical moment. Yeah, testing it out may have been the quickest way for Izzy to make sure she has the right magical trinket, but it probably wasn’t the smartest way to do that.

    And as far as what uses they may have put this amulet to between the Luxuria adventure and their retelling of that adventure at Eddie’s farm, if the bad effects of this decision are obvious enough to them they may have decided that it is too dangerous to use ever again which makes “no use at all” a definite possible answer.

  • Sanjay Merchant

    For a moment, I found myself wondering “But if that’s Luxuria, then who was the guy at Hotel Gula?”

  • kuku

    Reckless much, Izzy?

    You look like a dapper charming rogue, but I think the original dapper charming rogue much prefers you to look like yourself!

  • awhorl

    Horcrux moment indeed. The original Mr. L MUST know that the amulet has been activated if there’s part of himself in it.

    And do admire (is that the right term?) their obliviousness to risk as well as urgency. They have a bit of time, but not much. And the escape plan is . . . what again?

  • Huh. With that thing, it’s surprising that there aren’t more Barbers in the intervening generation.

    • Alétheia

      …actually. Henry’s confirmed bi… at the very least, if Izzy’s not against it, that’s a lot of feelings sorted in one direction. And then if Izzy likes gals, too, then it’s not surprising at all that they only have one kid, really xD

  • eek

  • Columbine

    This shows a worrying lack of genre savvy. But I love their faces and the differences in Izzy and Henry’s body language.

  • Sanjay Merchant

    Mr. Luxuria has no respect for tradition. The magic item is a HAT of Disguise, not an amulet.

  • Elizabeth Jones

    Because we all know, imitation is the highest form of flattery

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