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  • One of the slug's prophecies is just a sentence fragment.
    Slug: Ahem. The leaf said "Bones of the sea."
    [Beat Panel]
    Digger: Bones of the sea what?
    Slug: Nothing. Just "Bones of the sea."
    Digger: That's it?
    Slug: Yep.
    Digger: That's not a prophecy! That's barely a phrase! What about the bones of the sea? Am I supposed to look for them, or avoid them, or sacrifice goats to them, or what?
    Slug: Look, buddy, they don't say "Continued on next leaf!" The leaf said "Bones of the sea," and that's what I told you. Don't salt the messenger. You want to sacrifice goats, that's your business.
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  • From Ain't No Rule:
    Jhalm: Honoured Burrower. Skulking though the woods I see?
    Digger: Is there a law against it?
    Jhalm: Several. But as you are unlikely to be either poaching or soliciting the sale of unnatural acts, I doubt we could make the charges stick.
  • Any scene that has Boneclaw Mother in it will be either this trope, or a Moment of Awesome, or a combination of both.
    • Grim Eyes learns her awesome grandma (or whatever she is) really isn't magic:
      Grim Eyes: Okay, he's coming this way. Do the thing! Do the thing!
      Boneclaw Mother: What thing?
      Grim Eyes: The thing where you tell people what they're thinking and freak 'em out!
      Boneclaw Mother: Grim Eyes, I love you, but you don't have the brains the gods gave an eggplant. The thing only works on people you've lived with for years who think their motivations are a lot better hidden than they really are.
      • It becomes a Moment of Awesome when she does it anyway after just a short conversation with Jhalm.
  • The vampire squash, and the best part is it's a real legend.
    • "It's a squash. I'm being attacked—or possibly romanced—by an angry squash."
  • SOUND OF DISTANT ETHEREAL CHANTING! (There is no feasible onomotopeia for this) "Oh, great."
  • This next one is on a relatively spoiler-free page in the middle of a sea of spoilers. Be warned!
    Digger: You want me... to ride... the troll.
    Surka: Sure! They're quicker'n a greased porpoise in a sea o' snot!
    Digger: That metaphor did nothing whatsoever to sell me on the idea.
  • Also pretty much anything to do with Herne, but especially this.
  • Grim-Eyes talking about Shadowchild asking everything they hunt if they can talk, and mentioning that it thought a fish flopping on her line was doing a form of interpretive dance.
  • If you start at [1] and read to the end of page 70...
    • Digger and Shadowchild whispering to each other as they're cornered:
    Shadowchild: Now what happens?
    Digger: Well, I can probably take two, and if you can take one, that only leaves five that will have to suffer simultaneous heart attacks.
    Shadowchild: Will that happen?
    Digger: No.
    • The hyenas declaring Digger a pervert, Digger's bewilderment at this, and Shadowchild's confusion.
    "What's a pervert?"
    "Tell you later."
    "Am I a—?"
    • "I'm positively vile! I wallow in my own filth! I'm corrupt and depraved and I smell funny! Dung beetles wouldn't touch me! I am uncleeeean!"
  • In the cave, following a ledge along the upper edge of the wall.
    Ed: Ed is thinking Ed is being a little scared of heights...
    Digger: Lucky for you, we're so far underground that you'd have to tunnel a half-mile straight up to get anywhere near a height.
    Ed: Ed is not being comforted, somehow...
  • "Do I have to go beat up Jhalm now? 'Cos I'm gonna need a minute."
    Murai: Honored Digger!
    Grim Eyes: Earth rat!
    Boneclaw Mother: Freaky adopted daughter!
  • The first time that Murai and Digger see the dead god...
    Murai: Honored Digger, my senses are not quite reliable... do you also see a team of lizards hauling on ropes forcing a giant suspended heart to beat?
    Digger: Yup.
    Murai: I had hoped it was the madness. This is horrible.
    Murai: *Death Glare*
    Digger: Yes, yes, morally reprehensible as well. I'm just sayin'.
  • Digger describing the long trek back aboveground carrying an unconscious Murai:
    Murai was basically wire and bone, couldn't have weighed more than a hundred pounds dripping wet, and after fifteen minutes seemed to have the approximate weight of a pregnant hippopotamus.
  • This conversation in the abandoned monastery:
    Digger: My dear hunter-gatherer, allow me to introduce you to lignite. Grim Eyes, lignite. Lignite, Grim Eyes.
    Grim Eyes:...
    Digger: Brown coal. (Beat) Burning rocks.
    Grim Eyes: You can make rocks burn and you have a problem with magic?
  • Ah, hyenas and romance. And for that matter, wombats and romance.
  • Digger, Grim-Eyes, Murai and Herne all react differently to the sudden appearance of Shadowchild:
    Herne: What the...?
    Grim-Eyes: Oh, no.
    Murai: Greetings, honored demonspawn—
    Digger: Shadowchild? What are you doing here?
  • Digger is ordinary as dirt!
  • The following Vomit Discretion Shot. It Makes Sense in Context!
    Digger (narrating): "It appeared that Skull Ridges was displeased with the resting place of her earthly remains, and had decided to vacate the premises."
  • One moment while the group is trying to climb a mountain. Digger falls down a hole, and Grim Eyes comes up with a plan to get her out, which involves them pulling together. She decides the phrase for "start pulling" is "Bacon." This leads to "Bacon. BACON, DAMMIT!"
    • This one made the back of the print edition.
  • Upon discovering that the temple's tomatoes grow antlers and fight each other (for a good reason):
    Digger: This is insane. You people have a serious problem with your vegetable crops around here!
    Statue of Ganesh: My point, burrower, is not horticultural.
  • The line "What good is a god that doesn't fossilize?" is funny for how weird it is.
    • Also the fact that the Statue looks offended.
  • When Digger is fraught about having to eat liver, and the other hyenas start wondering what's taking her so long, Boneclaw Mother excuses it with "She's overcome with emotion."

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