In Azure City, Shark Jumps You!
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Comic no. 542
Date published 24 March 2008
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This is the comic that gave O-Chul the Chuck-Norris-Extreme status.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1, Page 1

The shark tank hobgoblins stand on a diving board, positioned over a tank, filled with acid, and drop O-Chul off the board.

Panel 2, Page 1

O-Chul manages to sweep the legs of one of the hobgoblins, "sweep!", causing him to fall.

Panel 3, Page 1

O-Chul clings to the board with his feet, while the shark swimming in the tank appears, "wooosh!" and eats the hobgoblin, "CHOMP!"

Panel 4, Page 1

The remaining hobgoblin pushes O-Chul into the acid.

Panel 5, Page 1

O-Chul drops in the acid, "SPLOOSH!"

Panel 6, Page 1

O-Chul passes the shark, that is busy eating the hobgoblin he killed.

Panel 7, Page 1

O-Chul is impaled through the torso and foot on some spikes at the bottom of the tank, "splurtch. splurtch."

Panel 8, Page 1

O-Chul cuts the ropes that bound him on the spikes, "snap!"

Panel 9, Page 1

O-Chul swims up.

Panel 10, Page 1

O-Chul swims further up, the shark appears below him.

Panel 11, Page 1

The shark grabs O-Chul with its teeth, "CHOMP!"

Panel 12, Page 1

O-Chul punches the shark and breaks a few its teeth, "pow!"

Panel 1, Page 2

O-Chul swims further up, leaving the shark behind.

Panel 2, Page 2

O-Chul reaches the surface.
O-Chul: *gasp!* *gasp!* *gasp!*

Panel 3, Page 2

O-Chul determines he can't reach the rim of the tank, nor can climb the side.

Panel 4, Page 2

O-Chul ponders.

Panel 5, Page 2

O-Chul looks down.

Panel 6, Page 2

O-Chul draws the attention of the shark: "splish! splash! splish! splash!"

Panel 7, Page 2

The shark races up, towards O-Chul.

Panel 8, Page 2

O-Chul braces himself.
O-Chul: *gulp*

Panel 9, Page 2

The shark breeches the surface, "wooosh!", biting O-Chul, "CHOMP!", and pushing him above the rim of the tank.

Panel 10, Page 2

The shark gets hung up on the rim of the tank, "thunk.", and drops O-Chul.
Acid-born Shark: ack!

Panel 11, Page 2

O-Chul drops on the floor outside, "WHUMPF!"

Panel 12, Page 2

Jirix: Yes!
Demon-Roach: And the winning bet is, "Alive"! Congratulations!

Panel 13, Page 2

O-Chul stands up, bleeding all over and dripping acid.

Panel 14, Page 2

O-Chul charges Xykon
O-Chul: Smite EV—

Panel 15, Page 2

Xykon: Ray of Frost.

Panel 16, Page 2

Demon-Roach: Correction: Alive, with negative hit points.
Demon-Roach: The boss wins again!
Xykon: Huh. I think he actually got a few inches closer to me this time...

D&D Context Edit

  • Smite Evil is a paladin ability which allows them to do extra damage to evil creatures. O-Chul's punch would otherwise do minimal damage to Xykon, but with this ability it does have the capacity to be somewhat damaging. O-Chul is at least level 12, but as we will soon learn his charisma is low, limiting the effectiveness of this ability for him.
  • Ray of Frost is a cantrip (0th level spell) which deals 1d3 damage.

Trivia Edit

  • The title of the comic is both a Russian reversal and a reference to jumping the shark.
  • This is the final appearance of the Acid-born Shark and the Hobgoblins of Shark Tank. They first appeared in the previous strip.

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