She Might Even Be a Bit Ahead
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Comic no. 972
Date published 12 January 2015
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Haley fills in Bandana on her past with Crystal while they try to figure out what type of monster she is now.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Bandana: Elan’s out cold from that Sneak Attack. I’m guessin’ his daddy sent this thing after him?
Haley: No, this one’s from my past, unfortunately—not his.

Panel 2

Bandana: An old girlfriend, then?
Haley: Ewww, gross!
Haley: I had much better taste in girls than her.

Panel 3

Crystal: YOU
Crystal: KILLED ME
Haley: And I don’t know why you’re complaining, since I obviously didn’t do a very good job of it!

Panel 4

Bandana: Ah, that makes sense. Like, an undead avenger-type thing.
Bandana: We tend to run into a lotta ghost ships—

Panel 5

Bandana: —so I got some holy water here just for you, Stitches!
Bandana leaps up and breaks a flask of holy water on Crystal's face, "KEEYSH!"

Panel 6

Crystal grabs Bandana by the hair and smashes her to the ground, "WHUNK!"

Panel 7

Bandana: Ain’t undead.
Haley: Judging by the smell, I think she’s some weird new kind of flesh golem.

Panel 8

Crystal: I WILL
Crystal: KILL YOU
Crystal: STARSHINE Haley fires four arrows, but they bounce off Crystal, "PA-TING! PA-TING! PA-TING! PA-TING!"

Panel 9

Crystal: UNTIL YOU
Crystal: ARE SO DEAD
Haley: Ooof!

Panel 10

Haley lands on the ground near Bandana.

Panel 11

Bandana: So someone turned one of your old foes into that dim-witted thing? That’s terrible!
Haley: Looks like.
Haley: Though to be fair, her wits seem to have taken a mostly lateral move.

D&D Context Edit

  • A direct hit with a flask of Holy Water deals 2d4 points of damage to undead creatures and evil ousiders (denizens of the Outer Planes). As a golem, a type of magical construct, Crystal is not considered undead.
  • Haley is around 16th level, and gets three attacks per round. In panel 8 she shoots four arrows, probably by using her Rapid Shot feat. She could also do that with her Boots of Speed, but in the past they have glowed lime green when active.

Trivia Edit

  • In panel 2, Haley mentions her taste in girls. Previously, when dealing with her various phrenological incarnations, she encountered "Haley's Latent Bisexuality", in #382.

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