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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html 634]]. Vaarsuvius accepts a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian bargain]] with [[BigBadEnsemble the IFCC]] in order to save their family.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html 634]]. Vaarsuvius accepts a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian bargain]] with [[BigBadEnsemble [[BigBadDuumvirate the IFCC]] in order to save their family.


* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1226.html 1226]]. Lien and O-Chul's kidnapper is revealed to be none other than Serini Toormuck, who is not only still alive after all these years, but has also been partially transfigured into some kind of monster.

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* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1226.html 1226]]. Lien and O-Chul's kidnapper is revealed to be none other than Serini Toormuck, who is not only still alive after all these years, but has also been partially transfigured into some kind of monster.monster (revealed to be due to a transfusion of Troll blood in the next strip).


* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1226.html 1226]]. Serini Toormuck is still alive - and half transformed into a strange creature.

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* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1226.html 1226]]. Lien and O-Chul's kidnapper is revealed to be none other than Serini Toormuck Toormuck, who is not only still alive - and half transformed after all these years, but has also been partially transfigured into a strange creature.some kind of monster.


* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1105.html 1105]]. Hilgya [[TheBusCameBack makes a surprising return]] [[spoiler:with a child implied - and later confirmed - to be Durkon's.]] For extra wham, Hilgya was last seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0084.html Strip 84]], which was posted on July 4, 2004. ''Thirteen'' '''real-life''' '''''years.'''''

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1105.html 1105]]. Hilgya [[TheBusCameBack makes a surprising return]] [[spoiler:with a child implied - and later confirmed - to be Durkon's.]] For extra wham, Hilgya was last seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0084.html Strip 84]], which was posted on July 4, 2004. ''Thirteen'' '''real-life''' '''''years.''''''''real-life years.'''



* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1139.html 1139]]. It is revealed that the current world isn't the second one created after the Snarl destroyed the first world, as previously believed. [[spoiler:Nor is it, in fact, the tenth, either. Or the hundredth, or even '''''the billionth.''''' In reality, the Gods have made a near-infinity of prior worlds of vastly different kinds, all of which were inevitably destroyed by the Snarl.]]

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1139.html 1139]]. It is revealed that the current world isn't the second one created after the Snarl destroyed the first world, as previously believed. [[spoiler:Nor is it, in fact, the tenth, either. Or the hundredth, or even '''''the '''the billionth.''''' ''' In reality, the Gods have made a near-infinity of prior worlds of vastly different kinds, all of which were inevitably destroyed by the Snarl.]]

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* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1226.html 1226]]. Serini Toormuck is still alive - and half transformed into a strange creature.


Thanks in large part to the comics' CerebusSyndrome, it's safe to say that ''The Order of the Stick'' has a '''lot''' of {{Wham Episode}}s to offer.

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Thanks in large part to the comics' CerebusSyndrome, it's safe to say that ''The Order of the Stick'' has a '''lot''' of {{Wham Episode}}s to offer.[[note]]Rule of thumb: anytime a strip is larger than what would fit in a single page of the trade paperback qualifies. For example, #1130 is ''three'' trade paperback pages.[[/note]]

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!!''Unnamed Final Book''
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1223.html 1223]]. The dungeons protecting Kraagor's Gate are one big shell game.


* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1189.html 1189]]. We're introduced to at least two new, invisible characters, representing another independent side, who take out O-Chul and Lien without much effort and have motivations unknown to anyone else, including the readers. This is the last page of the book, so there won't be any answers for months at the very least.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1189.html 1189]]. We're introduced to at least two new, invisible characters, representing another independent side, who take out O-Chul and Lien without much effort and have motivations unknown to anyone else, including the readers. This is the last page of the book, so there won't be any answers for months at the very least.least.
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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0599.html 559]]. Vaarsuvius leaves Elan and Durkon to go off on their own in trying to restore contact with Haley and Belkar.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0599.html 559]].599]]. Vaarsuvius leaves Elan and Durkon to go off on their own in trying to restore contact with Haley and Belkar.


* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0273.html 273]]. Shojo reveals the existence of the Snarl, accidentally created by the fighting among the Gods.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0274.html 274]]. Shojo then explains that the Snarl was so powerful that it wiped out all of the Eastern Gods and undid the creation of the first world.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0275.html 275]]. Shojo further reveals that the world is actually the prison of the Snarl, and that there are rifts in this prison.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0276.html 276]]. Shojo finally reveals that for the Gods to fix the rifts, they'd need to undo creation first and rebuild the world without the rifts. The Order of the Scribble didn't want to let things get that far, so they built the gates to seal the rifts. Should all of them fall, the Gods ''will'' step in and undo creation, since that's better than letting the Snarl destroy everything since it can destroy even souls.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0393.html 393]]. Haley [[CannotSpitItOut finally]] makes her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.

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Thanks in large part to the comics' CerebusSyndrome, it's safe to say that ''The Order of the Stick'' has a '''lot''' of {{Wham Episode}}s to offer.
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!!''No Cure For The Paladin Blues''
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0247.html 247]]. While it's PlayedForLaughs at the time, Haley is rendered TheUnintelligible here, which would later have very serious consequences down the line.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0273.html 273]]. Lord Shojo reveals the existence of [[GreaterScopeVillain the Snarl, Snarl]], a malevolent EldritchAbomination accidentally created by the fighting among the Gods.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0274.html 274]]. Shojo then explains that the Snarl was so powerful that it wiped ''wiped out all of the Eastern Gods Gods'' and undid '''undid the creation of the first world.
world'''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0275.html 275]]. Shojo further reveals that the current world is actually the prison ''prison'' of the Snarl, and that there are rifts in this prison.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0276.html 276]]. Shojo finally reveals that for the Gods to fix the rifts, they'd need to undo creation first and rebuild the world without the rifts. The Order of the Scribble didn't want to let things get that far, so they built the gates to seal the rifts. Should all of them fall, the Gods ''will'' step in and undo creation, since that's better than letting the Snarl destroy everything since it can [[DeaderThanDead destroy even souls.
souls]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0295.html 295]]. Belkar is readmitted to the Order of the Stick, but with a Mark of Justice magically applied to him to serve as a RestrainingBolt.
!!''War And [=XPs=]''
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0393.html 393]]. Haley [[CannotSpitItOut finally]] makes her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to Elan, ending her time as TheUnintelligible.



* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0462.html 462]]. Miko Miyazaki destroys Soon's Gate, changing the game in the hunt for the gates. Next strip, the resulting blast devastates the castle and the battlefield, and O-Chul lands near the Monster in the Darkness. The strip after that, Soon Kim reveals to Miko that she cannot regain her status as ThePaladin, because she would not seek forgiveness for her wrongdoings, and she dies from the blast.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0481.html 481]]. The Order of the Stick is separated.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html 639]]. Vaarsuvius casts Familicide.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0672.html 672]]. In the conclusion to the fourth story arc, Blackwing, Vaarsuvius' familiar reveals what he saw within the rift: a planet. Not the Snarl, which is supposed to be the overarching manifestation of chaos doomed to unmake the world (although it's not incredible to discount it still being omnipresent in a way we've yet to understand), but a lone planet.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0462.html 462]]. Miko Miyazaki destroys Soon's Gate, changing the game in the hunt for the gates.Gates. Next strip, the resulting blast devastates the castle and the battlefield, and O-Chul lands near the Monster in the Darkness. The And in the strip after that, ''that'', Soon Kim reveals to Miko that she cannot regain her status as ThePaladin, because she would not seek forgiveness for her wrongdoings, and she finally dies from the blast.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0481.html 481]]. [[BreakingTheFellowship The Order of the Stick is separated.
separated]] as [[DownerEnding Azure City falls to the forces of Team Evil]].
!!''Don't Split The Party''
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0568.html 568]]. After Belkar kills the Oracle, he unwittingly activates his Mark of Justice.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0572.html 572]]. The [[DeathIsCheap resurrected]] Oracle gives the ghost of Roy one of ''the'' most important prophecies in the entire series: "Belkar will draw his last breath--ever--before the end of the [InUniverse] year."
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0599.html 559]]. Vaarsuvius leaves Elan and Durkon to go off on their own in trying to restore contact with Haley and Belkar.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0606.html 606]]. Belkar goes on an illness-induced VisionQuest with a hallucination of Lord Shojo, where he learns that he needs to fake having HiddenDepths and be a team player in order to "play the game" and survive, setting him on the path for (both faked and legitimate) CharacterDevelopment.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0626.html 626]]. [[WhamLine "Say 'Disintegrate' one more time, Vaarsuvius.]] ''[[OhCrap For me."]]''
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html 634]]. Vaarsuvius accepts a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian bargain]] with [[BigBadEnsemble the IFCC]] in order to save their family.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html 639]]. Vaarsuvius casts Familicide.
''Familicide''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0661.html 661]]. After O-Chul and a now-BroughtDownToNormal Vaarsuvius have gotten Blackwing to drop Xykon's phylactery into the sewers below Azure City, the Monster in the Darkness (showing how [[CharacterDevelopment they've been taking O-Chul's lessons on ethics and philosophy into account]]) saves V and O-Chul's lives by teleporting them away.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0665.html 665]]. Roy is ''finally'' brought BackFromTheDead.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0672.html 672]]. In the conclusion final strip to the fourth this story arc, Blackwing, Vaarsuvius' familiar reveals what he saw within the rift: Rift over Soon's Gate: a planet. Not '''planet'''. ''Not'' the Snarl, which is supposed to be the overarching manifestation of chaos doomed to unmake the whole world (although it's not incredible impossible to discount it still being omnipresent in a way we've yet to understand), but a lone planet.planet.
!!''Blood Runs In The Family''



* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0830.html 830]]. Redcloak reveals his plan, is elevated to new levels of awesome... and offs a recurring villain in the comic.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0842.html 842]]. Familicide is revealed to have a direct and devastating effect on the plot, and on V's character arc.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0830.html 830]]. Redcloak reveals his plan, ThePlan ([[spoiler:teleport the Rifts from the mortal plane to the Outer Planes where the other Gods live so the Snarl can threaten them on their home turf in order for him and the Dark One to blackmail them all into elevating goblinkind and their ilk to [=PC=] races]]), is elevated to new levels of awesome... awesome ([[spoiler:he's been playing Xykon like a fool the whole time]])... and offs a recurring villain in the comic.
comic ([[spoiler:Tsukiko]]).
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0842.html 842]]. Familicide ''Familicide'' is revealed to have a direct and devastating effect on both the plot, plot and on V's character arc.



* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0913.html 913]]. Tarquin kills Nale -- a villain that has been in the comic for nearly ten years - with a knife to the chest.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0936.html 936]]. Elan lets his father drop from Scoundrél's airship, turning Tarquin's set of beliefs against him and leaving him in the middle of the desert.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0945.html 945]]. It is finally confirmed that the Snarl is real; its tentacle is getting out of Girard's Gate.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0946.html 946]]. Durkon is being held prisoner inside his own mind by the vampire he has become, who is now the High Priest of Hel, and the Order doesn't suspect a thing.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0913.html 913]]. Tarquin kills Nale -- a villain that has been in the comic for nearly ten real-life years - with a knife to the chest.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0936.html 936]]. Elan lets his father drop from Scoundrél's airship, turning Tarquin's set of beliefs against him and leaving him alone in the middle of the desert.
desert, utterly wrecked psychologically.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0945.html 945]]. It is finally confirmed that the Snarl is real; real, with one of its tentacle is getting tentacles reaching out of Girard's Gate.
Gate and attacking people.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0946.html 946]]. Durkon is being held prisoner inside his own mind by the spirit of the vampire he has become, who is now the High Priest of Hel, ''Hel'', and the Order doesn't suspect a thing.thing.
!!''Utterly Dwarfed''



* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1000.html 1000]]. And what a celebration of a 1000th page it is. Durkon and Hel's scheme is revealed, and if Roy cannot stop Durkon, the world will be destroyed.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1105.html 1105]]. Hilgya [[TheBusCameBack makes a surprising return]] [[spoiler:with a child implied - and later confirmed - to be Durkon's.]] For extra wham, Hilgya was last seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0084.html Strip 84]], which was posted on July 4, 2004. ''Thirteen '''years.'''''

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1000.html 1000]]. And what a celebration of a 1000th page it is. Vampire Durkon and Hel's scheme is revealed, and if Roy cannot stop Durkon, the world will be destroyed.
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1009.html 1009]]. After Vampire Durkon makes an exceptionally cruel remark about Roy's dead baby brother, Roy finally realizes that Vampire Durkon isn't Durkon at all and stops [[WillfullyWeak pulling his punches around who he thought was his former friend]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1105.html 1105]]. Hilgya [[TheBusCameBack makes a surprising return]] [[spoiler:with a child implied - and later confirmed - to be Durkon's.]] For extra wham, Hilgya was last seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0084.html Strip 84]], which was posted on July 4, 2004. ''Thirteen '''years.''Thirteen'' '''real-life''' '''''years.'''''



* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1139.html 1139]]. It is revealed that the current world isn't the second one created after The Snarl destroyed the first world, as previously believed. [[spoiler:Nor is it, in fact, the tenth, either. Or the hundredth, or even '''''the billionth.''''']]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1141.html 1141]]. Thor drops an infodump on the nature of both The Snarl and the Gods -- and reveals that The Dark One is a potential SpannerInTheWorks against The Snarl.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1150.html 1150]]. Both Thor and Odin have no idea about the planet inside the Snarl's rifts.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1183.html 1183]]. The IFCC knew about Hel's plan and were counting on it succeeding, meaning that they want the world destroyed. And in any case, they're preparing to carry out their own plan and finally take a more active role in events.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1189.html 1189]]. We're introduced to at least two new, invisible characters, representing another independent side, who take out O-Chul and Lien without much effort and have motivations unknown to anyone else, including the readers. This is the last page of the book, so there won't be any answers for months.

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* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1131.html 1131]]. [[HeroicSacrifice The copy of Durkon lowers the Anti-Life Shell]], allowing for Belkar to stake the vampire and finally kill off the High Priest of Hel.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1139.html 1139]]. It is revealed that the current world isn't the second one created after The the Snarl destroyed the first world, as previously believed. [[spoiler:Nor is it, in fact, the tenth, either. Or the hundredth, or even '''''the billionth.''''']]
''''' In reality, the Gods have made a near-infinity of prior worlds of vastly different kinds, all of which were inevitably destroyed by the Snarl.]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1141.html 1141]]. Thor drops an infodump InfoDump on the nature of both The the Snarl and the Gods -- and reveals that The the Dark One is a potential SpannerInTheWorks against The the Snarl.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1150.html 1150]]. Both Thor and Odin are revealed to have no idea about the planet inside the Snarl's rifts.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1183.html 1183]]. The IFCC knew about Hel's plan and were counting on it succeeding, meaning that they want ''want'' the world to be destroyed. And in any case, they're preparing to carry out their own plan and finally take a more active role in events.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1189.html 1189]]. We're introduced to at least two new, invisible characters, representing another independent side, who take out O-Chul and Lien without much effort and have motivations unknown to anyone else, including the readers. This is the last page of the book, so there won't be any answers for months.months at the very least.


* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0878.html 877]]. Malack turns Durkon into a vampire.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0878.html 877]].878]]. Malack turns Durkon into a vampire.


* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0877.html 877]]. Malack turns Durkon into a vampire.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0877.com/comics/oots0878.html 877]]. Malack turns Durkon into a vampire.


* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1189.html 1189]]. We're introduced to at least two new, invisible characters, representing another independent side, who take out O-Chul and Lien without much effort and have motivations unknown to anyone else, including the readers. This is the last page of the book, so there won't be any answers for months.
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1204.html 1204]]. While the rest of the party stealthily searches for their allies, Durkon heads off to casually greet [[TheDragon Redcloak]].
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1209.html 1209]]. The meeting between Redcloak and Durkon ends with Redcloak giving his answer: [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Implosion.]]
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1214.html 1214]]. Not only are Durkon and Minrah losing against Redcloak and Oona, but [[FromBadToWorse Xykon shows up.]]

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1189.html 1189]]. We're introduced to at least two new, invisible characters, representing another independent side, who take out O-Chul and Lien without much effort and have motivations unknown to anyone else, including the readers. This is the last page of the book, so there won't be any answers for months.
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1204.html 1204]]. While the rest of the party stealthily searches for their allies, Durkon heads off to casually greet [[TheDragon Redcloak]].
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1209.html 1209]]. The meeting between Redcloak and Durkon ends with Redcloak giving his answer: [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Implosion.]]
* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1214.html 1214]]. Not only are Durkon and Minrah losing against Redcloak and Oona, but [[FromBadToWorse Xykon shows up.]]
months.


* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1214.htm 1214l]]. Not only are Durkon and Minrah losing against Redcloak and Oona, but [[FromBadToWorse Xykon shows up.]]

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* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1214.htm 1214l]].html 1214]]. Not only are Durkon and Minrah losing against Redcloak and Oona, but [[FromBadToWorse Xykon shows up.]]


* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1214.html]]. Not only are Durkon and Minrah losing against Redcloak and Oona, but [[FromBadToWorse Xykon shows up.]]

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* [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1214.html]].htm 1214l]]. Not only are Durkon and Minrah losing against Redcloak and Oona, but [[FromBadToWorse Xykon shows up.]]

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