Page 722 - City of Villains, Part 7

8th Mar 2016, 5:00 AM in Intermission 7
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City of Villains, Part 7
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Newbiespud 8th Mar 2016, 5:00 AM edit delete
And we're about halfway through the mini-arc! I could still use some more guest comics for after this, so I can take a decent sabbatical from comic-making.

On a different note, I'll be surprised if anyone manages to figure out how I came up with the "formation" on the previous page. And by "surprised," I mean "if it takes more than an hour of Googling."

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Guest 8th Mar 2016, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
I'm too busy enjoying the scene to say anything else. Nice dialogue.
Digo Dragon 8th Mar 2016, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Golf-Alpha-74? Sounds like a type of golf club.

Wow, seeing Mane-iac that up close... creepy in a pretty awesome way. Wonder how the Power Ponies are going to get out of this one!
Rhetorical Answerer 9th Mar 2016, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
One word:

The Guild of Malevolence doesn't have a bumbling sidekick to be underestimated and show up at the last second to undo the villains' (Heroes' ?) plans.
ANW 8th Mar 2016, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
Your most recent character has fallen under the spell of a Night Terror.
Your team dives in to save you.
What do they see?
And what words can they say to help you face it?
ANW 8th Mar 2016, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
G A 74.
Sounds like a plane or ship.
paradoxical 8th Mar 2016, 5:59 AM code edit delete reply
Not the Georgia Highway, I assume (GA 74)
Digo Dragon 8th Mar 2016, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
GA is also the element Gallium.
Borg 8th Mar 2016, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
And apparently an airline called Garuda Indonesia.
MWS 8th Mar 2016, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Clearly it's Garuda Indonesia flight 74, Jakarta to Bandar Lampung
Philadelphus 8th Mar 2016, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
But gallium only has an atomic number of thirty-one. Seventy-four is tungsten (W)...
Winged Cat 8th Mar 2016, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Unless we're talking an isotope, but I don't think gallium-74 would last long enough to be directly observable, let alone useful for practical purposes.

Of course, that could be a comment on how long the formation typically lasts.
Digo Dragon 8th Mar 2016, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Gallium's atomic weight is close, at 69.723

Maybe it's my original idea with golf... I dunno.
Classic Steve 8th Mar 2016, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
Close: "Ga" is. Capitalization matters with elements.
Digo Dragon 9th Mar 2016, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Ah yes. That was an... elementary mistake.
T 8th Mar 2016, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Mistress Mare-velous, focus on the battle! This is not the time for that!
Toric 8th Mar 2016, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
I feel kind of bad because these sorts of stories usually give the heroes a last-minute victory. Poor dice rolls on the horizon?
aerion111 10th Mar 2016, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Poor dice rolls, or the story cuts off during the 'height' of the villains power (this is just a side-story, after all; We'd eventually be going back to the 'regularly scheduled' good-guy pony game), or they start squabbling (I haven't actually read the original comic, so I don't know how it ends), or a number of other ways.
The Power of Teamwork Arc might also apply on both levels more 'meta'; Might apply to them, and would then technically apply to the web-comic, which would mean they're supposed to learn something about friendship, and that might involve tossing a failure at them to prove their current methods don't work.
Zaftique 8th Mar 2016, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Nice Buffy reference. ;D
Dub7 8th Mar 2016, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
Since the formation was Golf-Alpha-74, I think it might be a reference to the gala.

GALA with the 1337-speak numbers.
Sheepking 8th Mar 2016, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
7 is T.
Digo Dragon 8th Mar 2016, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Maybe G.A. as initials and '74 as the birth year?
Laurence 8th Mar 2016, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
Maybe it is a reference to Johnny Miller, winner of the PGA Player of the Yea award (or, in other words, the Alpha in Golf for '74)?
Winged Cat 8th Mar 2016, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
@NS, got another script waiting in your inbox for your approval. If you need more, I'll try to get you another one beyond that no later than this weekend.
Frankly Frank 8th Mar 2016, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
GA-74. G stands for Gygax, A stands for Arneson, the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, which was first published in 1974.
The Fez 8th Mar 2016, 12:13 PM edit delete reply

I think we have a winner here folks.'s a D&D comic, what did you think they were gonna reference, Coronation Street?
Digo Dragon 8th Mar 2016, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Well my last post started in the right direction. ^^
The Fez 8th Mar 2016, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
That it did, Digo. That it did
Digo Dragon 8th Mar 2016, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I wonder if I get a consolation prize? Maybe the home game version of Power ponies? Cause that sounds like it would be a fun game.
Newbiespud 8th Mar 2016, 2:53 PM edit delete reply

Okay, maybe I should've had more faith in the obliqueness of my obscure references. That was a solid six hours.
The MunchKING 8th Mar 2016, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
You know, Humdrum riding the Masked Matterhorn looks a lot weirder than Spike riding Twilight. Possibly because they are both ponies.
Digo Dragon 9th Mar 2016, 5:18 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Think of it as a superhero ponyback ride among friends?

... still weird, yeah.
Raxon 8th Mar 2016, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
Ishidan 8th Mar 2016, 9:55 PM Women's Day edit delete reply
Considering what happened in Deadpool's movie on International Women's Day, I was expecting this:
j-eagle12212012 8th Mar 2016, 2:30 PM edit delete reply
The ease of which the villans overtook the power ponies surprises me
Boris Carlot 10th Mar 2016, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
Surprise rounds are a bitch.
aerion111 10th Mar 2016, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Surprise rounds, and having a plan.
The Power Ponies expected to fight one or two opponents, while encountering six, and didn't know exactly who or where.
The villains expected to encounter the six PP plus Humdrum, knew their plan (they overheard the planning AND watched them from a distance), and had plenty of time to plan.
So, basically, they win initiative through surprise (the real world doesn't really do surprise-rounds, it's more like a bonus to initiative), and then they take out their opponents in decreasing order of initiative (so they never get a turn)
Taking them out in a single round's still impressive, but it's entirely possible the PP could easily do the same if the situation was reversed.

Put differently: This is the POWER OF TEAMWORK!
Heck, it's probably what the 'dumb arc' would be trying to show, if we were watching the hero PoV.
Specter 8th Mar 2016, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
Even though it probably wasn't possible, I was hoping it was all of the bad guys having a tea party (or something that confusing). Even so, still kind of surprising to find all of the bad guys in one spot. ... Wait, that means they had to idea that several super villains had escaped the prison in the first place. What, did Shadowmane completely destroy the prison's communications or something?

Probably. I guess Zapp only has one option at this point, or to pull a Courage card.
Blueblade 9th Mar 2016, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Gosh DARNIT Why did it have to be a reference to Let It Go? Aren't there enough of those on the Internet?
Who am I kidding?