|“Because Good is Dumb”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||13 June 2005|
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Team Evil faces some good-aligned monsters and Xykon has a change of perspective, for the depraved.
- Team Evil
- Guard Monster ◀
- An Angel (also as Angel Zombie)
- An Angel-Roach
- Panel 1
Guard Monster: Z.
Demon-Roach #1: What's a dead hobgoblin's favorite meal?
Demon-Roach #2: Didn't we do this bit already?
Xykon: Check it out! Feet! I'm a whole skeleton again!
Redcloak: My joy knows no bounds.
- Panel 2
Xykon: Everyone, keep making Spot and Listen checks. We have no idea what kind of horrible monsters may have moved in here.
- Panel 3
Angelic Being: Halt, evildoers!
Xykon: Oh, this ought to be good.
Redcloak: Pun intended?
- Panel 4
Angelic Being: This tower is now sanctified to the forces of Light!
Demon-Roach: And yet, it still smells funny.
- Panel 5
Angelic Being: If you walk the Path of Evil, you will find naught but your destruction within its walls!
- Panel 6
Angelic Being: But it is not too late, even for one such as you, to seek redemption. Lo! Ask for forgiveness and ye shall find it!
- Panel 7
Xykon: Wow. You know, you've really given me something to think about.
Angelic Being: Really?
- Panel 8
Xykon: Yeah. Meeting you has really opened my eyes to a whole new way of doing things.
Angelic Being: Fantastic! I am pleased you—
- Panel 9
Xykon kills the Angelic Being.
- Panel 10
Xykon raises the Angelic Being.
- Panel 11
Xykon: Flying zombies! I can't believe I never thought of it before!
Redcloak: It will revolutionize the industry.
Angel-Roach: I don't like where this is headed...
- Angels are a type of good-aligned monster. There is not enough information in the strip to classify this angel as a Deva, Planetar, or Solar.
- The title is a reference to Dark Helmet's line from Mel Brooks' 1987 sci-fi parody film Spaceballs: "Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."