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Downtime, p13

February 23, 2024 by Tim


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Nextgener
Nextgener
1 month ago

pffft, okay, that was a good one.

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago
Reply to  Nextgener

the smugness shows too. he knows what he did

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

Can someone explain. I feel the fact that I didn’t play BG makes me miss something.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tim
DataSchmuck
DataSchmuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

essentially, “bad cop”

Blackthorne
Blackthorne
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Oathbreaker Paladins are what it sounds like, Paladins who break their oaths. The joke here being that it’s the D&D equivalent of a corrupt cop

Andhaka
Andhaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Blackthorne

It’s more like cope turned vigilante, honestly, depending on what oath you break.

Which, on that particular date, quite funny. 😀

Foxhood
Foxhood
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

In Dungeons and Dragons. Paladins are normally bound by Oaths. A creed they stick to and are supposed to uphold no matter what. Could be simply enforcing Law and Order(oath of crown), to going full on Inquisition on evil (oath of Vengeance) or just being a really good person that enjoys life (Oath of ancients)

The Oathbreaker are paladins that chose selfish desires over their oaths and started using dark powers. Being essentially the DnD universe’s version of a Bad/Corrupt cop.

Woodrobin
Woodrobin
1 month ago
Reply to  Foxhood

There’s also the Oath of Throwing It Back, whose adherents swear never even to gaze upon evil, fighting its sickness with their thiccness.

And, of course, the Oath of Keeping It Real, whose adherents are devoted to authenticity in all things. Their most famous order is the Chevaliers de Chappelle.

Bryan
Bryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Thanks everyone for responding. That helps.

Albertica
Albertica
1 month ago

Calling it! This is Deathblood in civil life.

Robert 'CockRoach' Archer
Robert 'CockRoach' Archer
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

I also really feel like this could be Deathblood

Lrbearclaw
Lrbearclaw
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

That’s what I said when the guy first showed up!

Dadraik
Dadraik
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

This is what I hope for as well

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

I hate that idea so much that I love it

Brendan
Brendan
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

Oh man I want you to be right so hard

James Rye
James Rye
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

Oh, that is a good call!

Olivia
Olivia
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

Makes sense. In his cop life he’s bound by certain rules that can feel frustrating when you want to do good for an “end justifies the means” type of person. So he goes vigilante on his off hours to accomplish what he’s unable to do in uniform.

MidnightX
MidnightX
1 month ago
Reply to  Olivia

“As a cop I lost my collars to legal loopholes, but I believed in the system. As a D.A. I lost my cases to crooked lawyers, but I believed in the system. As a judge my hands were bound by the letter of the law, but I believed in the system. Until they took my life away. Then I stopped believing in the system and started believing in justice.”

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  MidnightX

Is that a quote from some book/movie/game/etc?

MidnightX
MidnightX
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Yeah, it’s from the intro of a 90’s tv show called Dark Justice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw81UlzhbTI

“Justice may be blind, but it can see in the dark” – Judge Nicholas Marshall

MidnightX
MidnightX
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Third time’s the charm (posted this twice before):

Yeah, it’s from the intro of a 90’s show called Dark Justice:

“Justice may be blind, but it can see in the dark” – Judge Nicholas Marshall

MidnightX
MidnightX
1 month ago
Reply to  MidnightX

Sorry, didn’t see the double post, can you delete the second one, please…

Kat Gaea
Kat Gaea
1 month ago
Reply to  Albertica

It could be imagination, but deathblood does seem to have a rounder head, looking at https://cad-comic.com/comic/bad-blood-p12/

koobah
koobah
1 month ago
Reply to  Kat Gaea

I don’t think the cop is nearly jacked enough to be deathblood. It looks like hes a swimmer physique vs power lifter for deathblood.

ocramot
ocramot
1 month ago
Reply to  koobah

That could just be the suit, though.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  ocramot

With that kill-crazy attitude, Deathblood likely works out a ton in his free time, probably at an in-house gym to keep his profile down. And if Ben was like that, I don’t think he’d waste time dating; Deathblood is married to his deadly night-life and whatever he does to pay the bills is the only tolerable distraction.

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 month ago
Reply to  Kat Gaea

There’s two possibilities; Hulk-like powers (remember, he’s a super, not a civilian vigilante), or specially made body armor similar to Batman’s where it looks like he is even more jacked and has a bigger head than his actually is.

Will be interesting to see if Ethan meets him and recognizes the voice. That being said, he could be like Batman, where Batman speaks with a different tone in comparison to his Bruce Wayne voice.

WesleyRiot
WesleyRiot
1 month ago

can someone explain for the non DnD nerds

WesleyRiot
WesleyRiot
1 month ago
Reply to  WesleyRiot

this question has been already asked and answered and sadly I cannot delete it. bum

GamerLen
GamerLen
1 month ago

My take on the “ACAB” thing has always been this: A cop is an individual, they are free to make their own calls and their own decisions. Its entirely possible (and quite likely) that there are cops out there who truly believe in the ‘serve and protect’ motto and genuinely want to help people. However, a police officer’s job is to uphold the law as it is written, and many of those laws are passed by lawmakers who have their own agenda, grudges, and biases. Just look at Florida lately. Eventually, every cop will have to choose: “Do I do… Read more »

leduk
leduk
1 month ago
Reply to  GamerLen

Exactly. The system is violent and corrupted, and every cop enforce the system. I know some cops, and very good one. What they say about police is even worse than what I say. Some of them even got fired for speaking out loud.

Fafnir13
Fafnir13
1 month ago
Reply to  GamerLen

Any position that’s says all X are Y is a losing proposition for me, but “most“ can certainly apply in a lot of situations. It’s hard to read a lot of the incidents that come up and not feel like entire departments have completely fallen off the rails, even in places where the laws are not actively being made to make life worse for people. It’s kind of depressing. On the flip side, I’ve read/watched some incidents where the cop did what they had to do and did it as correctly as possible but they still are getting decried and… Read more »

Dan Major
Dan Major
1 month ago
Reply to  Fafnir13

Yeah sadly I have family and friends who were law enforcement, and all of them (literally all – across multiple cities/states so we are not talking one small police force) have wound up leaving the force due to problematic things that were embedded enough that they felt they could no longer do that line of work in good conscience… Which is sad because all of them were people I was happy to see have that job – the exact kind of caring, conscientious people who got into the job to protect others – and who would choose the right thing… Read more »

Binbandier
Binbandier
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Major

For just a little positivety, I’ll say that many of my interactions with the police have been very civil, (pun not intended) and even quite nice. I’ve encountered them perhaps more than normal as a dumpster diver that travels alot. The other experiences were just ok; unpleasant for me of course, being hit with traffic tickets and what not. None of the experiences have been truly terrible though, and I’ve not seen any corruption directly. I know it exist of course, but little enough in my experience to make the ACAB line feel immediately like a crass and indecent lie.… Read more »

Jedi
Jedi
1 month ago

Well i wouldnt date that guy but … he definately seems to be fun to talk to …

rick
rick
1 month ago

My guess is that he’s the troll.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  rick

Impressive. I didn’t think anything would ever top ‘Scott is the Troll’ as most nonsensical theory, but here we are. Well done?

James
James
1 month ago

OK, the art is slightly weird in that last panel. It’s like they both have sideburns that start at a toupee sitting precariously on top of their heads…

Last edited 1 month ago by James
kaelin
kaelin
1 month ago

ok. that is a well done joke. I like it.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 month ago

When it comes out that Lucas is who he is. ‘REMEMBER YOUR CHARACTER!’