Pot v. Kettle
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Comic no. 372
Date published 8 November 2006
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Redcloak gives an indignant speech.

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Panel 1

Miko: Vile, unnatural abomination! You shall never succeed in your evil quests!
Xykon: Meh. As last words go, I've heard better.

Panel 2

Xykon charges up a spell.
Xykon: Time to die, paladin!

Panel 3

Xykon lets the spell power down when Miko doesn't react. Xykon: ...
Xykon: Hey, just a tip: If you want to start begging for mercy, now's probably the time to go for it.
Miko: I shall not give you the satisfaction.

Panel 4

Miko: I have no fear. The blessing of the Twelve Gods has removed all traces of fear, mystical or otherwise, from their paladins. Death does not scare me.

Panel 5

Redcloak: Wow. And you have the cajones to call Xykon, "unnatural abomination"? With a straight face?
Miko: Excuse me?

Panel 6

Redcloak: Think about it. Is there anything more natural than the fear response? "Fight or Flight," it's the most basic instinct there is.
Redcloak: But thanks to your meddling gods, you've got no fear at all. Which leaves you with, what, "Fight or Fight Some More"? No wonder you're so angry.

Panel 7

Redcloak: Maybe that's why you paladins are so full of yourselves. You're immune to the fear that you might be wrong.
Redcloak: Immune to the fear of becoming tyrants.

Panel 8

Redcloak: You know what else has no fear? Constructs. You're at least as "unnatural" as Xykon.
Miko: You dare compare me to the undead??
Xykon: You dare compare me to a paladin??

Panel 9

Redcloak: Hey, sure, Xykon may be a skeleton stripped of its dead flesh and forced into an unholy semblence of life by arcane powers too terrible to even consider, but at least he cops to it!
Xykon: Amen, brother!
Xykon: Preach it!

Panel 10

Redcloak: Face it, human. You're every bit as much of an "unnatural abomination" as he is, with the extra added bonus of being a myopic hypocrite.
Redcloak: Now if you'll excuse me, this 100% all-natural goblin has an army to lead.

Panel 11

Xykon: Well, damn.
Xykon: I was gonna just kill you, but now I think it might be more evil to let you stew on that for a while.
Miko: Meh. As indignant speeches go, I've heard better.

D&D Context Edit

The paladin class feature, Aura of Courage (Su), grants immunity to fear, and an aura which gives allies resistance to fear effects. Constructs are immune to all mind-affecting effects, including fear.

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