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13th May '18 9:56:05 PM Donquill
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*** Continuing on from the above, [[spoiler: Pandora exploits the mechanics of her forced reset in order to force every single immortal on Earth to cast a spell that kills aberrations, wiping out the vast majority of them (Sirleck managed to escape due to being too far). In the aftermath of this, it appears magic has decided to change, and the second function of seers is revealed: to determine the severity of magic's change. And the people chosen for this? Tedd, ''Arthur'', and a previously unseen British kid named Van who is stated to be Tedd's half-brother, with the author's commentary implicitly confirming Noriko is his mother. Ultimately, Tedd managed to convince Magic that upholding TheMasquerade is ''no longer an option'', which resulted in Magic going along with its reveal]].

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*** Continuing on from the above, [[spoiler: Pandora exploits the mechanics of her forced reset in order to force every single immortal on Earth to cast a spell that kills aberrations, wiping out the vast majority of them (Sirleck managed to escape due to being too far). In the aftermath of this, it appears magic has decided to change, and the second function of seers is revealed: to determine the severity of magic's change. And the people chosen for this? Tedd, ''Arthur'', and a previously unseen British kid named Van who is stated to be Tedd's half-brother, with the author's commentary implicitly confirming Noriko is his mother. Ultimately, Tedd managed to convince Magic that upholding TheMasquerade is ''no longer an option'', option'' due to information technology, which resulted in Magic going along with its reveal]].
4th May '18 8:17:25 PM partner555
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** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2421 This page]] from the "Sister 3" arc contains two whams for the price of one. [[spoiler:Sirleck has possessed Ellen, and used his control over her to let Magus possess Elliot.]]
*** [[spoiler:The pages after that reveal that everything to do with Ellen's creation and the incident in France was directly caused by Magus, triggering pretty much most of the events of the comic, masterminded by Pandora as an incredibly (and deliberately) convoluted scheme to get Magus into Elliot's body.]]
*** And the whammies don't stop. [[spoiler:It turns out that elves can have children and the earlier information that they couldn't was a lie that immortals pass to their next incarnations so that they don't have to deal with descendants. The reason why this is relevant? Susan is Adrian's distant descendant and Diane is ''his daughter''. And this come just after Pandora has just blatantly broken immortal law by saving Adrian from the aberrations, meaning she's due for an imminent forced reset.]]
*** Continuing on from the above, [[spoiler: Pandora exploits the mechanics of her forced reset in order to force every single immortal on Earth to cast a spell that kills aberrations, wiping out the vast majority of them (Sirleck managed to escape due to being too far). In the aftermath of this, it appears magic has decided to change, and the second function of seers is revealed: to determine the severity of magic's change. And the people chosen for this? Tedd, ''Arthur'', and a previously unseen British kid named Van who is stated to be Tedd's half-brother, with the author's commentary implicitly confirming Noriko is his mother.]]

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** Sister 3, being the culmination of several long-running plotlines that were present since nearly the beginning, provides a whole lot of whammies. In order:
*** Tedd's status is ''finally'' explained after it became clear that there is something weird with his magic affinity. [[spoiler: He's a Seer, a rare and very specific type of wizard that can see magic, have lots of magic energy, can create wands, but can't awaken. It's also explained that people like him have two purposes, one being that should magic severely change, Seers are to make sure people know the new rules]].
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[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2421 This page]] from the "Sister 3" arc contains two whams for the price of one. [[spoiler:Sirleck has possessed Ellen, and used his control over her to let Magus possess Elliot. The pages after that reveal that everything to do with Ellen's creation and the incident in France was directly caused by Magus, triggering pretty much most of the events of the comic, masterminded by Pandora as an incredibly (and deliberately) convoluted scheme to get Magus into Elliot's body.]]
*** [[spoiler:The pages after that reveal that everything to do with Ellen's creation and the incident in France was directly caused by Magus, triggering pretty much most of the events of the comic, masterminded by Pandora as an incredibly (and deliberately) convoluted scheme to get Magus into Elliot's body.]]
*** And the whammies don't stop.continue. [[spoiler:It turns out that elves can have children and the earlier information that they couldn't was a lie that immortals pass to their next incarnations so that they don't have to deal with descendants. The reason why this is relevant? Susan is Adrian's distant descendant and Diane is ''his daughter''. And this come just after Pandora has just blatantly broken immortal law by saving Adrian from the aberrations, meaning she's due for an imminent forced reset.]]
*** Continuing on from the above, [[spoiler: Pandora exploits the mechanics of her forced reset in order to force every single immortal on Earth to cast a spell that kills aberrations, wiping out the vast majority of them (Sirleck managed to escape due to being too far). In the aftermath of this, it appears magic has decided to change, and the second function of seers is revealed: to determine the severity of magic's change. And the people chosen for this? Tedd, ''Arthur'', and a previously unseen British kid named Van who is stated to be Tedd's half-brother, with the author's commentary implicitly confirming Noriko is his mother.]] Ultimately, Tedd managed to convince Magic that upholding TheMasquerade is ''no longer an option'', which resulted in Magic going along with its reveal]].
29th Apr '18 5:58:22 AM partner555
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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Wizards and all other people with magical affinities are [[spoiler:descended from immortals]].

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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: There is a hereditary component to magical potency in the setting. Two key points:
** A child of two wizards is guaranteed to also be a wizard.
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Wizards and all other people with magical affinities are [[spoiler:descended from immortals]].



* UnevenHybrid: [[spoiler: It turns out that all wizards, people with inherited affinities, and seers, are descendants of Immortals. The idea that the Human-Immortal hybrids known as Elves couldn't have children turned out to be deliberate lies. Diane is quarter-Immortal through her father, ''Adrian Raven'', and Susan is a more distant descendant of Raven. This would also mean that Tedd and Sarah both have an Immortal ancestor somewhere in their family tree]].

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* UnevenHybrid: [[spoiler: It turns out that all wizards, people with inherited affinities, and seers, are descendants of Immortals. The idea that the Human-Immortal hybrids known as Elves couldn't have children turned out to be deliberate lies. Diane is quarter-Immortal through her father, ''Adrian Raven'', and Susan is a more distant descendant of Raven. This would also mean that Tedd and Tedd, Sarah both and Nanase all have an Immortal ancestor somewhere in their family tree]].
28th Apr '18 7:23:21 PM partner555
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* TitleDrop: In the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2318 first page of All The Curse Words]], the second panel has a stressed Ellen thinking:
--> ''ALL THE CURSE WORDS''

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* TitleDrop: In the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2318 first page of All Of The Curse Words]], the second panel has a stressed Ellen thinking:
--> ''ALL OF THE CURSE WORDS''
28th Apr '18 6:32:22 PM Malady
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* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-06-25 Parodied, almost by name.]]

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* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-06-25 Parodied, almost by name.]]name]].
* TitleDrop: In the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2318 first page of All The Curse Words]], the second panel has a stressed Ellen thinking:
--> ''ALL THE CURSE WORDS''
27th Mar '18 1:00:36 PM Discar
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* ToUnmasqueTheWorld:
** This is Pandora's long-term goal, which she starts by [[spoiler:appearing on the evening news in her CreepyChild form]]. She then proceeds to [[spoiler:empower random people with magic]], so as to cause as much chaos as possible in a way the {{Masquerade}} cannot cover up. While the former only brings weirdness hunters to town, the latter proves effective, especially when the superheroes started showing up to save people. [[spoiler:In fact, it was so effective that the head of the local MIB office essentially ''gave up'', admitting on live television that it was all real]]. Pandora's reasons for doing all this are simple: Her son, [[spoiler:Raven]], is an elf, a half-immortal who is not allowed to interfere in situations that do not directly involve magic. Therefore, she is creating a world where ''everything'' directly involves magic. That, and [[PrescienceIsPredictable she's bored]].
** Tedd also wants to unmasque the world, but he's doing it in a far more responsible way. The reason the masquerade is in place is because most people have little to no magic resistance. Unveiling magic would be like handing out guns to random people when most people can't use either guns or bulletproof vests. Tedd, as a {{Magitek}} MadScientist, decides to create technology that will allow the average person to use magic to an extent that it is safe to remove the masquerade.
** It turns out that neither of these have any chance of working. [[spoiler:[[SentientCosmicForce Magic itself is intelligent]] and wants to be used--but not by ''everyone''. If too many people learn how to obtain magic, [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem magic will change the way that it works]] for humans to render all that moot. Pandora's plan got close enough to working that magic came within a hair's breadth of changing things, but did send an avatar to inform Pandora ([[ComplexityAddiction in the most convoluted way possible]]) of what was going on. Pandora agreed to fix things, but not before yelling about "no good cheating magic" and insisting that Tedd had the right idea]].
** The comic is a weird case; according to the MIB head ([[spoiler:after he revealed the existence of magic on live television]]), the big secret was never that magic existed. The secret that everyone is taking so much trouble to conceal is that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that acquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells.
** Ultimately, [[spoiler: though Pandora gave up on her goal, she actually ''succeeded''. With her forced reset incoming, she took advantage of the mechanics to ''force every Immortal onto the physical plane to cast an Aberration destroying spell''. That spell manifested as a wave of light that was visible for ''miles around'', and since every Immortal was forced to cast it, well, the masquerade on magic's existence was ''[[BrokenMasquerade completely and utterly shattered]]''. The Will of Magic outright states that this one event was enough to do it on its own even without previous incidents. And when the Will of Magic consulted Tedd, Arthur and Van on what to do, Tedd successfully convinces it that it is ''impossible'' to remain secret with modern technology, so it decided that it will go along with its reveal]].
26th Mar '18 8:51:05 PM nombretomado
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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In the off-continuity [[{{Jumanji}} Goonmanji]] arc, the main cast pisses off the evil cursed RealityWarper game by being far too perverted/accustomed to the MadScience to treat whatever it does to them as something more than FetishFuel at best and petty annoyance at worst.

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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In the off-continuity [[{{Jumanji}} [[Franchise/{{Jumanji}} Goonmanji]] arc, the main cast pisses off the evil cursed RealityWarper game by being far too perverted/accustomed to the MadScience to treat whatever it does to them as something more than FetishFuel at best and petty annoyance at worst.
14th Mar '18 7:38:22 PM Malady
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-30 Revealed to be]] the reason why Immortals "reset" every two hundred years. As time goes by, they become "more bored, more powerful, and less sane," which as Jerry notes is "kind of a bad combo." This could explain why [[spoiler:Pandora]] acts the way she does, since alleviating boredom through certifiably insane plots is her entire reason for doing things. 200 years is considered the safe limit, but [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 by her own admission]] she's been pretending to be on year 199 for a few centuries now.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-30 Revealed to be]] the reason why Immortals "reset" every two hundred years. As time goes by, they become "more bored, more powerful, and less sane," which as Jerry notes is "kind of a bad combo." This could explain why [[spoiler:Pandora]] acts the way she does, since alleviating boredom through certifiably insane plots is her entire reason for doing things. 200 years is considered the safe limit, but [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 by her own admission]] she's been [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 pretending to be on year 199 299 for a few centuries now.now]].
14th Mar '18 6:21:15 PM Vilui
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-30 Revealed to be]] the reason why Immortals "reset" every two hundred years. As time goes by, they become "more bored, more powerful, and less sane," which as Jerry notes is "kind of a bad combo." This could explain why [[spoiler:Pandora]] acts the way she does, since alleviating boredom through certifiably insane plots is her entire reason for doing things. 200 years is considered the safe limit, but [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 by her own admission]] she's been pretending to be on year 299 for a few centuries now.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-30 Revealed to be]] the reason why Immortals "reset" every two hundred years. As time goes by, they become "more bored, more powerful, and less sane," which as Jerry notes is "kind of a bad combo." This could explain why [[spoiler:Pandora]] acts the way she does, since alleviating boredom through certifiably insane plots is her entire reason for doing things. 200 years is considered the safe limit, but [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 by her own admission]] she's been pretending to be on year 299 199 for a few centuries now.
9th Mar '18 5:10:41 PM Malady
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** During Squirrel Prophet, Grace remembers who got magic marks, and one of them is [[spoiler: Catalina Bobcat! Before this, she wasn't known to have a mark.

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** During Squirrel Prophet, Grace remembers who got magic marks, and one of them is [[spoiler: Catalina Bobcat! Before this, she wasn't known to have a mark.mark]].
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