Team Evil recruits some new talent.

Hell of a Job
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 446
Date published 30 April 2007
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Xykon takes on a new recruit to Team Evil.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Xykon flies through the air.
Xykon: O guy I killed, the ground, the ground is calling...
Xykon: Catchy tune.

Panel 2

Xykon flies over the breach with the clashing armies of hobgoblins and Azurites far below. One can see the red figure of Vaarsuvius casting Lighting Bolt.
Xykon: OK, time to stop fooling around with the city wall and get right at this castle.

Panel 3

Xykon: Sorry, guys, no time for my usual banter, I'm running late.
Xykon: Looks like I'm gonna have to zap and run.
Xykon kills two clerics and a wizard with a flame spell of some sort.
Tsukiko: Wait! I want to help you!

Panel 4

Xykon lands on a parapet of the Azure City castle.
Tsukiko: I'm not really with them, I want to be evil! Let me join your side.
Xykon: I think we might have a few entry-level positions. Do you have your resumé on you?
Soldier: Traitor!

Panel 5

Tsukiko produces her resumé. Xykon kills the soldier without looking with an energy draining touch.
Xykon: Hmmm... trained as a mystic theurge... with two years experience as an intern graverobber...
Tsukiko: Yes sir, I love the undead.

Panel 6

Tsukiko: I mean I really LOVE the undead.
Xykon: Hey, now, let's keep things professional. I'm not one of those disgusting biophiliacs.

Panel 7

Xykon: Well, kid, let's see what you've got. Hit me with your best negative energy spell, I could use some healing.
Tsukiko: Inflict Critical Wounds!
Xykon: Nice!

Panel 8

Xykon: Ok, Miss... uh...
Tsukiko: Tsukiko.
Xykon: Miss Tsukiko, you're gonna fill out these payroll forms and drop them off with the goblin in the red cloak.
Xykon hands her some color-coded forms in triplicate.
Xykon: Welcome to Team Evil.

Panel 9

Xykon: Your first job is to kill everyone on the castle parapets and animate as many as you can as undead.
Tsukiko: With pleasure, sir!
Xykon: Uh, not TOO much pleasure, we have a schedule to keep.

Panel 10

Xykon: No if you'll excuse me, I have a throne room to find.
Tsukiko: It's on the 8th floor.
Xykon flies off, while Tsukiko also takes to the air and casts spells at the clerics, wizard, and soldiers on the parapet.
Tsukiko: No come here, you oppressive sons of bitches! I'm gonna rip off your—

Panel 11

An advertisement for Team Evil:
A Growth Industry!
Xykon: We're ALWAYS hiring!

D&D Context Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This strip is the origin of calling Xykon's faction "Team Evil".
  • Necrophilia is the desire to have sex with corpses. Being undead, Xykon finds the concept of "biophiliacs" (sex with living beings) to be a reciprocal taboo.
  • Tsukiko previously appeared in #420, but her name was not mentioned. She was noted as having been imprisoned for "unnatural acts of wizardry."

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