Only two more days until…
Come on, Dan! You’ve got a woman who believes in you! Believe in yourself!
Also a sentient sword by which ownership bestows kingship. Doesn’t that count for something?
Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Thank you so much for that reference!
bla … bla … bla … I don’t believe for one second, that Daniel would “Slay the dragon,
rescue the girl, and defeat an army of millions of nightmares”
or at least without the help of his brother.
well duh… just like Alex could not do everything he did with out the help of Dan.
Truth! They make an excellent team.
Well, I do not for one second think Scott gunna walk the “discard-alex”-way. It would be too much a waste of potential in terms of storytelling. Alex is the one who does stuff, rushes forth and gets things done. Dan is the thinker of these two. Laying out plans and making others execute them (which in my opinion qualifies for leadership) – these two guys teaming up to shove a pair of swords up nicodemus feisty arse seems to be the way to go for me.
Well…maybe Nic gets a sword in his butt later. They’ve got bigger fish to fry first.
I think distantvoices75 may have a valid point! And besides,maybe Scott has plans for Alex to get back to Nastajia without the necklace by some other means!
Who’s betting on Alex getting engaged to Nastajia,unless humans and elves shouldn’t mate?
Personally betting on either using a portal (either that one in the underwater cave or the one in Egypt/Nightmare Realm) to go to Dreamland properly, or that bracelet thing Merlin and Arthur were working on gets finished.
Listen to her, Dan. Because the sword also picked your brother, who is well known for the kingly qualities he has always possessed.
Okay, maybe that’s a bad example. But before that, the sword chose King Arthur, who united the kingdom of Camelot. Or at least almost united–it did inspire Arthur’s enemies to unite and rebel to claim the kingdom for themselves. But Arthur would have taken care of that if Nicodemus hadn’t interfered with his plan to bring other adults into Dreamland, a plan whose only real risk was violating and ending the treaty with the Nightmare Realm that had otherwise kept the peace in Dreamland for centuries. It’s not like Arthur could predict that breaking treaties and sneaking around the back of his most ancient and trusted adviser would have resulted in 100 years of civil war and many more centuries of ruthless oppression, right?
You know what? Forget the sword, Dan. Just run for your life!
Okay…now I want you to tell the story of the other “good” rulers that the sword picked in such a way that it shows how flawed they were…Do Ramses next! (I’d have said “do King David next” but I remember my Bible lessons from childhood…and I know what kind of mistakes he made.)
True. The inner child in me still loves entertaining the ideas of magical destinies chosen by intelligent swords who can see into the hearts of others and identify hidden greatness. But not that I’m an adult, the cynic in me is amusingly beginning to second-guess this whole “let the sword decide” thing.
We know what kind of mistakes King David made in the waking world. It would be interesting to see what kind of ruler he was in Dreamland.
Eh, no matter how good it is to be the king, kings are overrated. Go to Dreamland Dan and become the first president!
The sword was actually something out of a Cracker Jack box. The Swartz is in you, LoneStar. It’s in you!
But seriously, hope you have fun at the show this weekend!
Still waiting for my mom to get me the Spaceballs flamethrower!!!
A leader is always aided significantly if they have the support of their significant other. Nicole showing her faith in Dan, and giving him that pep talk should certainly help him out. He might need the help, too, since he is about to enter the Nightmare Realm, and come face to face with a fire-breathing Dragon who spent a long time trying to kill his brother.
I am looking forward to what strategies a genius like Dan and an advisor who has been alive for millennia and discussed strategies with some of the great minds of history can come up with to defeat Abaddon.
- “I believe you can do it, therefore YOU WILL DO IT!”
You know, maybe the sword choosed those two without noticing they are two people. I mean, together they have everything King need, but each of them, well …
Sorry but I don’t see Dan as the sword swinging savior type. He’s the strategist, the thinker, and perhaps the diplomat. His brother Alex has been and should continue to be the “sword”. I will be highly surprised and honestly find it hard to buy if Dan suddenly transforms into some “Errol Flynn”. The youngsters can go Google him.
I believe Oberon said the true King would have powers far beyond anything Alex did. We’ll have to see how extensive that is. He might be able to summon fire, wind, thunder, and lightning and eliminate the whole Nightmare Realm army in a second. He wouldn’t need to swing a sword to do that.
What eee said…and beyond that, there are plenty of good leaders who weren’t fighters. Sometimes the best leader is a great thinker. Granted, I think Dan would be more suited to peacetime rule of Dreamland, but I also think he’s got the smarts to help devise a plan to defeat the Nightmare Realm.
It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime for this. Go, Dan!
D’awwwww! Nicole is so good for Dan…just like Nastajia has been so good for Alex. These women have been exactly what the boys have needed to make that growth transition to responsible adulthood. Well done Scott!!!
I don’t remember the sword picking anyone. Alex pulled the original sword from the stone and it answered to him. As far as the sword that Alex has now, it was the fish lady that chose who to give that to.
Think about it this way, Dan. If someone like ALEX could do it, you can do it better. And if you don’t do it, Nicole’s going to freak on you, and Alex will pummel you because as of right now, you’re the only one who can give Nastajia a little backup. It would make Alex and Oberon and Titania happy, even though technically she’ll be saving your butt.
What kind of irks me is that everyone is saying he is the rightful king and stuff, but I remember much earlier in the story (can’t remember page) they said that each king of dreamland was that generation’s first born, and Scot is technically the first born since he is the older of the two of them (the main reason Alex was able to be king for a bit is because of some loophole involving twins). It looks like to me people are expecting too much from him considering that the only reason why he is the ‘rightful’ king is due to a game of chance.
Panel 3 is a super sweet picture of Nicole.
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