Method Doctor
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 949
Date published 17 April 2014
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The storm damages the Mechane's controls and injures Felix. Elan jumps into the role as the party's backup healer.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Felix: Captain, that lightning hit us square! Both main propellers are stalled and we're losing—

Panel 2

The control panel goes up in flames, "FWOOSH!"

Panel 3

Haley: I'm right behind you.

Panel 4

Haley fires two arrows from her Icy Burst bow, "FFFT! FFFT!"

Panel 5

They lodge themselves in the control panel, "THUNK! THUNK!", and their burst of cold extinguishes the flames, "FSSSSSS!"

Panel 6

Haley: ...I didn't just make that worse, did I?
Bandana: Worry 'bout it when all my people are safe.
Bandana: What are you waiting for? Midships, on the double!
Mateo: Aye, Captain.
Bandana: Hang in there, Felix. We've got you.
Haley: Elan, can you help him?
Elan: I think it might be more than I can handle. I'm going to need assistance.

Panel 7

Elan: What do you think, Doctor Banjo?
Elan (as Banjo)"Let's operate, Nurse Elan!"

Panel 8

Elan: Cure Critical Wounds!
As Elan casts the spell, Banjo pokes Felix with his miniature scalpel, "POKE!"
Felix: Ow!!

Panel 9

Felix: Unnnh...
Elan: Pull through! Pull through, darn it!
Haley: I choose to focus on how deeply he's immersed himself in his new role as backup healer.
Elan: You have so much to live for—you've only been in three pages so far!

D&D Context Edit

  • Cure Critical Wounds is a 4th level spell, and the most recent spell that Elan has acquired. Elan mentioned he wanted to swap his 4th level spell for it in #647, so he must have leveled up another time since then.

Trivia Edit

  • The title is a pun on the term "method actor", as Elan has embraced the role.
  • This is the first appearance of Mateo, who is at the helm of the Mechane in this strip.
  • This is the first appearance of the Mechane Crewwoman with Blonde Hair.
  • As Elan notes, this is this third appearance of Felix. He also appeared in #935 and #943.

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