|“Thog's Secret Weakness”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||4 May 2004|
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- Panel 1
Vaarsuvius sits, hurt, on the floor.
Elan: So, um, Vaarsuvius, you don't happen to have any of those really nifty spells ready right now? Like, say, "Hold Half-Orc" for example?
- Panel 2
Vaarsuvius: Alas, no, I have expended all of my prepared spells for the day. Why do you ask?
- Panel 3
Thog appears, wiedling his battleaxe with a grin.
Elan: Um, no reason.
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: Elan, use your bard magic! Thog must have an abysmal Will saving throw.
Elan: Oh, right. I forgot I could do that!
- Panel 5
Elan: Silent Image!
The illusion of a female orc appears in front of Thog.
- Panel 6
Vaarsuvius: Good gods, man! Is that the only illusion you can ever devise??
Elan: Yeah, I mean it was that, or a litter of puppies, and I doubt a rampaging barbarian would have stopped for that!
- Panel 7
Thog: ewww! thog thinks pretty girls are icky!
- Panel 8
Elan: Aww man! It's not working!
Vaarsuvius: Do not give up so easily, Elan. I have an idea.
- Panel 9
Vaarsuvius: Move the illusion closer to Thog.
Thog: stay away! thog not want girl cooties!
- Panel 10
Thog: thog surrender! just keep pretty girls away from thog!
Haley: Wait, so what am I, chopped liver?
Vaarsuvius: Now is really not the time.
D&D Context Edit
- Will Saving Throws determine a character's ability to resist effects that manipulate the mind.
- Silent Image is a low-level bard and wizard/sorcerer spell that creates an illusory, but silent, image.
- This comic makes indirect reference to Thog's love of puppies, mentioned in #51, Stupid Isn't Always Cute.