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An act of desperation

March 28th, 2013, 4:29 pm

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Reply Lord T Hawkeye, March 28th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Yes folks! It's cliffhanger time again! See you next month!

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User's Comments:

Reply Heliotroph (Guest), March 28th, 2013, 5:56 pm

Letsee...he'll likely betray our heroine and sic his minions on her after she hands over the ribbon, whereupon Natsumi will snap out of it and turn on him, destroying his puppet body and reversing the curse. But this story has thrown a few twists here and there, so we'll see...

One twist would be for him to KEEP his end of the bargain, whereupon the twin goddesses appear and chastise Megumi, one of the two pointing out that an avatar of Desire wouldn't have given in so easily. Then our former villain is given back her ribbon and has to play the role of the heroine...

Incidentally, Desire, or Tanha, is one of the three poisons, or causes of suffering, in the Buddhist religion. I find it odd that the goddess of Desire in Playtime is portrayed more or less as a force of good in the story given the setting.

Reply pensuka, March 28th, 2013, 6:43 pm

is she loco!?!?!

there is a 99.9% chance of that guy getting to double cross her!!!!

Reply Heliotroph (Guest), March 28th, 2013, 6:49 pm

Another possibility: Dolly removing the ribbon is, in fact, an illusion. She's still wearing the ribbon but used her powers to create a dummy/double/image. She's expecting him to betray her and just wants him to drop the shield.

Chaotic good is still good.

Reply SPDark, March 28th, 2013, 9:38 pm

@Heliotroph: I'd like to note that Megumi is the chosen champion of Taretha, the Goddess of Joy.

Reply Heliotroph (Guest), March 28th, 2013, 9:48 pm

@SPDark: Yes. And?

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), March 28th, 2013, 11:36 pm

Can see what will happen I can see what's going to happen a thousand miles away. The ribbon will turn on the lord of nightmares the moment he touches it (assuming it's not a decoy as someone else pointed out). Victory. Next!

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), March 29th, 2013, 3:02 am


Don't be silly. She's double-crossing him.

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), March 29th, 2013, 3:03 am


It is rather ironic to have desire portrayed as something not inherently evil.

Reply Erik Warhammer, March 29th, 2013, 7:28 am

The Next Page... 3,2,1! FOOLED YOU!!!

Reply a1993 (Guest), March 29th, 2013, 8:28 am

thats definitely an act of desperation right there

Reply pensuka, March 29th, 2013, 10:16 am

@Alex Warlorn:this is very low the odds of a hero doing a double cross bit is at least 26% at best

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), March 29th, 2013, 11:42 am

@Erik Warhammer:

Given that she's a girl version of The Mask, such a bait and switch on the bad guy would be a tactic she'd use.

Reply Heliotroph (Guest), March 29th, 2013, 6:25 pm

@Alex Warlorn: The mask character was far more malevolent in the original comic book than the movie - more of an antihero - and the mask from the movie wasn't exactly a nice guy either - chaotic neutral with a selfish mindset. Dolly is just as mischievous, but her pranks are far, far less harmful and she goes out of her way to do good.

Reply Alex Warlorn (Guest), April 3rd, 2013, 10:24 pm


The point is that this guy is the villain of the day. And dolly is TOON type of hero, and a bait and switch on the bad guy is TOTALLY in style of a toon.

Reply James Birdsong, June 14th, 2013, 11:35 am

Bad guys do not keep their promises

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