Team Evil recruits some new talent.
|“Hell of a Job”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||30 April 2007|
|View the comic|
Xykon takes on a new recruit to Team Evil.
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Xykon ◀ ▶
- Tsukiko ◀ ▶
- Four Azure City soldiers
- 3 Azurite Clerics
- 3 Azurite Wizards
- The armies of the Battle of Azure City
- 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?
- 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!
- Panel 8
Xykon: Ok, Miss... uh...
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!
NASDAQ Symbol: DOOM
D&D Context Edit
- Tsukiko is a multi-classed Necromancer/Cleric/Mystic Theurge. In the final panel she is simultaneously casting divine and arcane spells.
- Inflict Critical Wounds has the opposite effect (healing) on undead.
- 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."