The Girl Genius Thread

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Tiriol » 2009-05-13 07:36am

I'm mildly amused that Gilgamesh Wulfenbach is, as has already been noted in this thread, just about the nicest person currently active in the comic; and that his father, despite being a tyrant and apparently a rather feared man, is most in control of himself of all the Sparks and that he has brought some peace to Europa - peace that is now being hurriedly undermined by both the false Heterodyne Girl's followers and by Agatha herself. True, Agatha has some good reasons to be antagonistic towards the Baron, but so does he have good reasons to be antagonistic towards Agatha, as well.

All in all, I usually end up rooting for the Baron and especially for his son. I do wonder, though, if the Baron is still [spoiler=]under the influence of the improved slaver wasp, or at least possibly unable to resist the Other's (or Agatha's) commands should either of them say something to him.[/spoiler]
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-13 11:45am

We still don't know where she (Lucrezia) hid him (Klaus) after she poisoned him before marring Bill?

Then again, whose Gils mom?
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2009-05-13 12:39pm

The Yosemite Bear wrote:Then again, whose Gils mom?

The Amazon queen? Why else would Klaus be worried about Zeetha being sent to kill Gil? How would she even know about Gil otherwise? How else would Klaus know about her? (who is she and where she's from, that is. He knows that she's in Europe from Bangladesh Dupree).

Zeetha is probably Gil's half-sister. :D

Lord of the Abyss wrote:Not enough data, I think. But I suspect she's going to blindside Gil, Agatha or both. Clearly they both buy into her imitation of a relatively harmless fool ( unless Gil thinks about how she ruthlessly shot a guy earlier ); but she's actually a casual killer who likes to play stupid. Agatha doesn't know Zola, and Gil is at least partly going on his impressions from the old days, when she was either less dangerous or he never saw her drop the mask. Or maybe she IS a Revenant now or something.

Zola was a grot before, always getting into trouble, and having Gil rescue her. One time he was too late. :D The fact that she disappeared, and her rather drastic personality change and increase in competence shows that she is not the same person anymore.

As to the whole Heterodyne plot, Gil has already deduced that it has been a while in the making. This is also confirmed by the fact that Zola disappeared a while ago. As such, it could not have been the doing of Robo-Other since she was not around to plan it. However, she might have done something to Revenant-Zola since her awakening but before she arrived to Mechanicsburg to improve her chances.

What is Robo-Other doing right now? No idea! But it probably has nothing to do with Mechanicsburg. Might be something as prosaic as making herself a new revenant army while everyone's attention is focused on the Heterodyne plot.

Also, it now looks like Agatha will have to take care of TWO wounded grots! Will she be able to do it? Tune in on Friday to find out! :D

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-13 09:35pm

Isn't that Agatha's old teacher?
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2009-05-13 10:28pm

The Yosemite Bear wrote:Isn't that Agatha's old teacher?

The guy in the mech? Yup, that's Dr. Merlot, formerly of Transylvania Polygnostic University, currently a prisoner of Castle Heterodyne after the events of Volume 1. As you can see, it has done nothing to improve his attitude towards Agatha. :)

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby CaptainChewbacca » 2009-05-14 02:43am

I like GG, but the misunderstanding upon misunderstanding between Gil and Agatha is getting annoying. Its not an episode of Three's Company, people!
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-14 03:17am

She's a Hetrodyne, the castle has ways of ensuring an heir....
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Alan Bolte » 2009-05-15 03:01am

I suspect that the mech will be disabled or subverted by the helper mini-clanks.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby dragon » 2009-05-15 09:33am

Starglider wrote:Every few months I try to catch up on it, but somehow the characters are all too annoying and the story seems overcomplicated - or maybe just muddled, I suppose there isn't that much going on. The art style is nice, if busy.

The webcomic that we most need a thread on is Schlock Mercenary, or if you're restricting it to fantasy, Gunnerkrigg Court. :)


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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-15 01:23pm

let's not forget:

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but then again this is a GG thread, so smack (yes, I collect webcomic links it keeps me from getting truely addicted to WoW or EVE
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Lord of the Abyss » 2009-05-16 12:12am

The Yosemite Bear wrote:let's not forget:

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I like Goblins as well. Just to keep anyone from being blindsided though, it starts out as mostly humor and uncolored, and ends up colored and mostly serious ( and often dark, what with torture and such ).
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Erik von Nein » 2009-05-16 06:26pm

I don't know. I've become increasingly annoyed with Goblins. It started out amusing (well, if you like D&D it is) and kind of descended into massive self-importance, especially in the latest arc. It's got it's moments, but the lack of updates and the ridiculous villain is kind of killing it for me.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darth Yoshi » 2009-05-17 05:19am

Huh. I just realized that Merlot appears to be Sparking. Way back in vol. 1, he said he wasn't a Spark. Guess a few months in Castle Heterodyne was enough to force it out of him.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Lord of the Abyss » 2009-05-22 01:25am

New one is up. Its been a while since I read the old strips, is Gil an unmodified human ? First beating up a Jaeger and now this . . .
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-22 01:51am

no he's a spark, mad scientists are made of sterner stuff. not to mention he's survived drinking Jaeger Brau without dying or turning into a Jaegarmonster. He now regnerates.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Jade Owl » 2009-05-22 10:35am

And of course, there's that theory about the probable nationality of his mother.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Ted C » 2009-05-22 12:28pm

Lord of the Abyss wrote:New one is up. Its been a while since I read the old strips, is Gil an unmodified human ? First beating up a Jaeger and now this . . .


Knowing his father, it's entirely possible that Gil has had some physical augmentations.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-22 12:36pm

not to mention as I pointed out, it's only been a few hours since he drank a whole "pint"* of Jaegar Bruw.

*guessing by the size of the Jaegar monster beer stine, were talking at least a quart or half gallon pint. It should give him augmented regeneration for a while, along with temporary enhancements to his adrenals. (enhanced strength and reduction of pain)
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2009-06-01 03:44pm

Aaaaand we're back to Revenge of the Weasel Queen. With invading aliens!

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2009-06-01 10:30pm

fgalkin wrote:Aaaaand we're back to Revenge of the Weasel Queen. With invading aliens!

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No no.. the Aliens are not allowed to Invade, because the Venerable Hive Fish likes the weekly broadcasts of "The Adventures of Agatha Heterodyne -- GIRL GENIUS!"
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Postby fgalkin » 2009-06-02 05:51pm

Yes, but what happens when Agatha finally catches them and ends the Foglios' broadcasts? Alien-inspired Armaggedon, that's what :lol:

And this IS supposed to be the last chapter, you know. :wink:

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-06-03 01:12am

yes, but she was on board when they did Cinderella.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2009-08-14 10:58am

And Girl Genius has just won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-08-14 12:46pm

Poor Schlock they beat him again.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-08-17 11:50am

I just finished my archive crawl, and I am sorry I missed out on this for so long. I think my favorite thing is the Jagermonsters. How often do you see happy-go-lucky super soldiers?


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