|“Stab of Opportunity”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||18 March 2004|
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- Panel 1
Roy, Thog, Belkar, and Yikyik set out.
Roy: OK, let's go find an Earth Sigil or whatever.
- Panel 2
Yikyik stabs Belkar
- Panel 3
Belkar draws his daggers.
Belkar: Why you little orange piece of sh—
Roy (interrupting): Did—did you just stab Belkar?
- Panel 4
Yikyik: What? He totally provoked me! He left my threatened area!
Roy: You've got to be kidding me. C'mon, let's go, this has to be simultaneous.
- Panel 5
Yikyik stabs Belkar a second time
Belkar: DAMN IT!
- Panel 6
Yikyik: Combat Reflexes, ass-wipe.
Roy: HEY! Knock it off, you two. Let's go!
- Panel 7
Yikyik and Belkar don't move
- Panel 8
Yikyik: Why aren't you following your leader?
Belkar: And leave your threatened area again? Nuh-uh.
- Panel 9
Belkar: Why aren't you following your big dumb door-opener?
Yikyik: No reason.
- Panel 10
Belkar and Yikyik (in unison): Right.
- Panel 11
Yikyik and Belkar stare at each other
- Panel 12
Roy looks at Yikyik and Belkar
- Panel 13
Roy: You know, normally this kind of thing would upset me, but I think our chances of success just went up.
thog: yay! thog happy talky-man is happy.
Roy: Then again...
D&D Context Edit
- The comic's title refers to Attacks of Opportunity, which allows a person to make a free melee attack on certain conditions, such as an opponent leaving a space when you are nearby. This is known as "leaving a threatened area." Yikyik, apparently, is not hesitant when it comes to abusing it.
- Normally, characters can only make one Attack of Opportunity per round, however if they've selected the Combat Reflexes feat they can make more.
- Warrior-type classes are known for their "kick-in-the-door" playstyle, hence Belkar's insult of calling Thog a "big dumb door opener."