|“Not for Everyone”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||11 June 2007|
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The death of Miko.
- Panel 1
Soon Kim speaks with Miko Miyazaki in the wreckage of the castle.
Soon: ...Hello, Miko.
Miko: Lord Soon! I did well, didn't I? I did what the gods wanted!
Miko: That's why you're here. right? To thank me?
- Panel 2
Soon: You have done... adequately. By destroying my Gate, you have ensured that it can no longer be used for Evil purposes.
Soon: You have fulfilled you oath to defend this one Gate... technically.
Soon: Had you been less hasty, however, I might have ended Xykon's threat permanently.
- Panel 3
Miko: Destroy him now! You can still fly after him!
Soon: Our oaths to defend the Gate was all that bound our souls to this world.
Soon: With the Gate shattered, my spirit can no longer influence this world.
- Panel 4
Soon: Even now, we are fading to the Celestial Realm.
Soon: We will usher you to your destination as well.
Miko: Really? Does that mean I get to be a paladin again?
- Panel 5
- Panel 6
Soon: I'm truly sorry, Miko, but redemption requires more than simply the execution of your duty, even if you follow that duty to the end.
- Panel 7
Soon: True redemption demands that you seek forgiveness for your past misdeeds. That you atone for the actions that caused the Twelve Gods to turn away from you.
Soon: That you even acknowledge that you could, in fact, be wrong.
Soon: You have done none of this.
- Panel 8
Soon: Perhaps if you had more time... but then again, perhaps not.
Soon: Redemption is a rare and special thing, after all.
Soon: It is not for everyone.
- Panel 9
Miko: Will... will I get to see Windstriker again?
Soon: Of course. He has been waiting for you. He will visit you as much as he is able.
Miko: OK, then...
- Panel 10
Soon fades out, and Miko is revealed to have been bisected by the explosion.
Miko: I can live with that.
- Panel 11
- This was Miko Miyazaki's final appearance in the comic while living until a flashback appearance in #1024, The Unbanished Truth.
- This is the final appearance of Soon Kim in the comics to date. Soon is the founder of the Order of the Scribble. He first appeared as a picture in Serini Toormuck's diary in #196, The Diary.