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q99 ([personal profile] q99) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-17 05:43 am

The Mask of Seven Pieces

Once upon a time, there was a magic artifact, a mask of great power and evil. However, it eventually was wrest from evil's clutches by a good King. Though it could not be destroyed, steps could be taken against it's threat.

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[personal profile] eyz 2012-01-17 12:33 pm (UTC)(link)
The usual, for Heroes with a capital "h" XD
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2012-01-17 01:08 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, while this is funny story and all, I have to wonder about all those indestructible artifacts which can still be broken to pieces. Hasn't anyone thought of keeping on breaking them apart until the pieces are the size of grains of sand and them dumping them on a beach or into the desert or something?

On the other hand that could lead into an OCD Master of Evil, which ain't good. At all.
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[personal profile] leoboiko 2012-01-17 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, they did. They broke the evil mirror into thousands of little invisible shards. Unfortunately these shards went around like a radioactive cloud of evil, poisoning the hearts of good little Christian boys and making them see things like scientists like the Devil.

In story logic, one does not simply gets rid of evil; the action that seals it away must be hard and epic in proportion to the amount of evilness (journey to Mt Doom, etc.)
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[personal profile] leoboiko 2012-01-17 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] biod 2012-01-17 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
You have to wonder if the beast was an afterthought.
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2012-01-17 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
That's why every forward thinking monarch has already replaced the hearts of his subjects with steampunk power engines. The furnaces they have to lug around might be a bit on the heavy side, but it's all in the duty of keeping the civilization safe from creepy crawlies, so chin up!

And I dunno if Andersen ever studied Kalevala, but taking advice from Finnish witches in Lappland? Generally not a good idea.
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[personal profile] bestiasono 2012-01-17 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I always assumed most evil artifacts were basically IKEA artifacts. They come in pieces, with assembly instructions, and you can disassemble them too. But unlike IKEA stuff, you can't break the parts.

[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2012-01-17 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
In a weird coincidence old HC is this week's subject in my literature course.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-17 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Does NO ONE read www.eviloverlord.com any more? This is number five on the list;

5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same applies to the object which is my one weakness.
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[personal profile] darkblade 2012-01-17 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
That one doesn't make much sense. While not as landmarked a bank is much easier to break into than remote locations of mythical name.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-17 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, but who would expect it of an evil overlord to have it in such a mundane place?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-17 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I assume that the thief is some sort of relative of the Catbus (Which was one of the inspirations for A:TLA's Appa too)
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[personal profile] rordulum 2012-01-17 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I love how happy he is at the end of that strip. What better use for a labyrinth could there possibly be, after all?

Though I always have to question whether the effort and resources needed to build a labyrinth can be justified, no matter how horrific the monster or how evil the artefact. Surely there are simpler solutions to both.
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[personal profile] causticlad 2012-01-17 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I will build a labyrinth to hold the simpler solution!
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[personal profile] blackruzsa 2012-01-18 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember that story from a Snow White movie. Huh.
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[personal profile] tsunamiwombat 2012-01-18 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I like how happy the evil catbus is in that 2nd to last panel. Very d'aww.