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Comic 1196 - Two Kings and a Jester, Page 23

27th Mar 2023, 6:00 AM in 31. Two Kings and a Jester
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Author Notes:

27th Mar 2023, 6:00 AM
Adam C.
Yeah, been waiting a LONG time to bring up that particular element. ^^

It doesn't just grant new powers. Whoever already has them might potentially get an upgrade. Every hero and villain who already has powers would now be blown up further in the threat level. Every supervillain currently in prison, every villain still at large uncaught; all suddenly THAT much more dangerous.... How's that for a massive "Oh, Shit?" effect?

Or given the balance interpretation Poppy mentioned, maybe it won't be that bad. Maybe they're wrong about that element; that'd certainly be a HUGE thing for us to commit to as writers, isn't it?

Poppy Tear certainly doesn't skimp on bad news.... This is a... pretty good declaration of intent to what Light That Remembers is all about.
27th Mar 2023, 6:04 AM
Martin F.
Yeah, quite a lot of bombshell information in this page. The theory that the locks opening will expand existing powers, the motivation behind the Light That Remembers wanting to open them, why exactly Alex is being called out in this manner... It's a lot to unpack.

Declaration of Intent is another thing I considered calling this chapter. Kind of felt a bit too bleh, without a lot of clear meaning until we reached this point, even if it did also decently line up with what's going on with Hazel and Xmarlek, but it was pretty much the working title for a long time with this one, very nearly what I ended up going with.

It's a small bit but I do enjoy Poppy Tear's crack about Ash's powers here. Kind of a little thing but just think it's a fun aside.