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Madwa the rogue Knight has something to do with it.
No, I think it's a combination of his inherent weakness plus the revelation he obtained from studying the notes again. The real question is what Agatha will do with this clue.
I don't think it's poison, the guy dropped enough clues that what he was doing was dangerous and unhealthy for him, and what he's been taking is obviously very potent (remember how it was stored in a safe and had to be manipulated with gloves and safety goggles?).
But this still isn't going to look good for Agatha. I hope there were witnesses offscreen that saw that she didn't tamper with his drink.
I agree, this is just the unstable part of Bunstable showing. Maybe triggered by the increased use of brain capacity.
It could be the Foglios throwing some misdirection at us. As Nomophilos pointed out, we've got all these hints about the instability of Bunstable's condition, so if he breaks down, characters in-universe will assume that he pushed himself too far. When in fact there's poison/sabotage involved.
So, the question is 'Have the Foglios figured out our attempts to second guess them?' If so, then this will just be Bunstable's reaction to a poorly concocted potion—unless that's what seems to happen until several chapters later when the poisoning will turn out to be a Checkov's Gun and it was murder after all.
It was clearly a previously undiagnosed form of heart disease.
And no one saw it coming.
I think that Bunstable's body followed his mind as he learned Things Man Was Not Meant to Know from Tobber's blackboard/Room Full of Crazy/whatever was it. And his mind went 'splode.
In Agatha's Dyne-induced Supreme Moment of Clarity, she was a fraction of a second from combusting. B'unstable may have crossed that line, without her Deep Heterodyne GoldenEye reserves.
I think he's going to begin melting down prompting Agatha to do a stablizing fix and winning her another loyal Jagermeister. it's too good that she wondered if there was a way to prolong the effect just before he started combustion.
For fuck's sake, she just can't catch a break.
Of course not. She's the Hero.
Edited by tricksterson on Aug 3rd 2018 at 12:52:51 PM
Damn it, I saw it was coming, hoped I was wrong, but I called it. I also called that it would not be anticlimactic.
Of course, the question is, what set him off? Poison of some variety seems like the most likely suspect, of course, but I'm starting to wonder if there's some sort of Brown Note involved in these calculations.
Yeah, looking back at this page, I can't help but think of the bit from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Harry sees Fawkes for the first time, notes how it'd make his day even worse if the bird died while alone in the room with him - and then it does.
At least Dumbledore knew what had actually happened. Doesn't look like Agatha's gonna be so lucky here.
Yup, double Moxanna points for you, 32!
Edited by AnotherBear on Aug 3rd 2018 at 12:46:46 PM
Looked more like a Brown Note reaction, as he started freaking out only after giving the notes a good look.
Has the prince ever even seen a farthing?
Link for Monday comic.
I like the usage of the word "nobs" there.
Considering this is Tarvek, I'd say, yes, he's at least seen one. Whether he actually has one on him right now is another question.
A better question would be whether he has a peppercorn.
I love that exchange in the last frame.
These two just steal the show every single time.
I mean, I like plenty about Higgs, but that last panel might be my favorite moment from him.
It does, though, raise a question of hierarchy. Does a prince pretender to the throne really outrank a jaeger general? Possibly THE jaeger general? If nothing else, Higgs has seniority over nearly everything.
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