Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 977
Date published 10 March 2015
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The Tinkertown authorities enter the fray, with unhelpful results.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Bandana: This Hit ‘n’ Run stuff is a leg up on the old Run ‘n’ Run we were doing, but I think she’s still giving better than she’s getting.
Haley: OK, new plan. She’s just after me, right? I keep her busy, you go get help.

Panel 2

Bandana: Heck no, I ain’t leaving you alone!
Bandana: Besides, it seems like help went and got itself. Look!

Panel 3

Several gnomes arrive with a wheeled contraption, "CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA"
DGS Commander: This is the Department of Gnomeland Security!
DGS Commander: Drop your weapons and put your hands behind your heads!

Panel 4

Bandana: See? We got the cavalry right—HEY!!

Panel 5

CrystalGO AWAY
Crystal hurls Bandana into the DGS tank, "THUNK!"

Panel 6

DGS Commander: Right, then. Knock her hat off, squad!
DGS Aide-de-camp: Sir, she does not appear to actually be wearing a—
DGS Commander: Can we please just shoot her?

Panel 7

The DGS Gunner charges his ray gun, "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"

Panel 8

And fires, "ZZAP!!"

Panel 9

DGS Aide-de-camp: No! Use the harpoons, not the lightning gun! You’re just going to charge her—

Panel 10

DGS Aide-de-camp: —up.

D&D Context Edit

  • Flesh Golems in D&D, perhaps as a nod to Frankenstein's Monster which was brought to life with electricity, are not only immune to electrical attacks, but they actually heal the monster, potentially even raising them above their normal maximum hit points.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first appearance of the Department of Gnomeland Security: DGS Commander, DGS Aide-de-camp, DGS Gunner, and DGS Shooter.
  • The Department of Gnomeland Security is a pun on the United States Department of Homeland Security.

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