|“All-You-Can-Eat Brain Buffet”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
Order of the Stick comic
|Date published||18 January 2004|
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The mind flayer takes a gourmet's view of the Order's brains.
- The Order of the Stick
- Squid Thingy ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
- Panel 2
Rest of the Order enter stage left
Roy: There you are! We've been looking all over for you!
Elan: Hey guys! Meet my new friend...
- Panel 3
The panel reads: "Hey kids! See what the Mind Flayer is thinking!" An arrow points right.
- Panel 4
Durkon with his head being a bowl of mash potatoes
Squid Thingy (thinking, inset): Filling, but bland.
- Panel 5
Haley with her head being a caramel sundae
Squid Thingy (thinking, inset): Tasty, but too sweet.
- Panel 6
Belkar with his head being a taco
Squid Thingy (thinking, inset): Too angry... I'd get heartburn.
- Panel 7
Elan with his head being a can of Diet Coke™
Squid Thingy (thinking, inset): Next!
- Panel 8
V with his/her head being a cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato
Squid Thingy (thinking, inset): Now we're getting somewhere...
- Panel 9
Roy with his head being a roast turkey
Squid Thingy (thinking, inset): Mmmmmmmm...
- Panel 10
The Mind Flayer attacks Roy.
- Panel 11
Haley: Why is he attacking Roy like that?
Vaarsuvius: Why are you eating him?? I am a wizard! A delectable 18 Intelligence right before you!
- Panel 12
Elan (hand on V's shoulder): Would you feel better if one of us ate your brain?
Vaarsuvius No it just wouldn't be the same. *Sigh*
Roy A little help here?
The mind flayer eats Roy's brains, "slurp slurp slurp".
D&D Context Edit
- Squid Thingy's scrabble word is likely a reference to D&D writers and fantasy writers in general use of exotic consonant-vowel combinations for psionic things (e.g. Xeph, Phthisic, Githzerai, which all come from D&D's 3.5 Expanded Psionics Handbook).
- Intelligence is the primary stat of wizards like Vaarsuvius and not all that important for fighters like Roy Greenhilt.
- The comic establishes Roy as being intelligent, which is atypical to a Fighter.
- This comic also establishes that Vaarsuvius has 18 Intelligence.