300th page (main-story-wise)! Woo!
she had other things bothering her so she hadent payed attention plus other variables
Keep in mind, though, that even if she’d gotten on board with ditching Jane in favor of Waterman, there’s no guarantee that Waterman would be good. As mentioned before, it’s all too easy to end up Morto.
Congrats on 300 pages!
Poor Kleya, that didn’t work out as she hoped for…
I like the expressions on panel 3 and 4!
Congratulations on 300 pages, too!
Smell’s still there. Especially with Bandit’s facial expression there in that 4th panel. Something tells me we’re not all the way down the rabbit hole just yet…
It could also work to her advantage if she’s doing good in comparison to specific teammates. It could create drama and suspense for watcher’s to see what’s going to happen next between the teammates.
Being a “villain group” doesn’t have to be bad. She could play the batman angle (the hero this world deserves) or “where angels fear to tread”.
Yay for 300!
Bandit’s expression in panel 4 is great. Thought you were so smart, eh? Now your she’s-not-my-girlfriend is miserable, and it’s your fault.
(Well, it is partly his fault, and he knows it. And I think it took him by surprise. He probably expected her to go with Demoli as well, at least in the original plan.)
Bet he does something soon to rectify the problem. Note how low on alignment Danni is.
Hmm, if Morto is the default alignment for new players and is evil, then most initial groups are going to be villain groups. Is it reallt such a surprise to Kleya?
It should since only one persons a noob in the group so that’s that
Its not default, its what most get because they don’t know what they are doing. Morto is just the easiest to get. If you had a clue before going in then you would do what you needed to to get another alignment.
300? Madness? No. THIS. IS. NAV-A!
Poor Kitty needs a hug. 🙁
Just a quick note. Danni’s eyes look odd in panel 2. As do The Dude’s.
The art quality, as compared to, say, Page 254 (http://navcomic.com/not-a-villain/page-254/) (Note the bottom two panels) has gotten worse. It’s been noticeably so since the “winter hiatus”. (Before that, it was starting to become truly beautiful. Now, lots of small details such as the face shape and eyes are not quite the right shape, too elongated, or out of proportion otherwise.)
Just something the artist might find of interest.
Nice catch. I didn’t notice it initially (I haven’t read through the comic since the hiatus) but now that you point it out there’s a clear difference.
i guessed it was because patty didnt focus on the eyes when drawing the characters
I wonder how the machines that they use to interact with the game world work? They needed some with particular functions in order to play. I would theorize that in order to increase ease of interactivity even standard devices can translate real facial expressions onto the avatar. Everyone walking around with a creepy doll smile would be unnerving.
What he means by creepy doll smile is a fixed smile that doesn’t reflect real emotion. Hits the uncanny valley pretty hard.
Anyone in the Game has to be using a Kido unit, which presumably picks up facial expressions along with other muscle movements. (Kleya, of course, has even more wiring.)
The “drawing converts to 3D avatar” concept isn’t very logical, but it’s such a cool way for Aneeka to work her own artistic growth into the story that I’ve decided to just suspend disbelief on that. 🙂
Well, you’d need to have a 360 degree turn around of the figure, but it would be possible. Some games use imaging to incorporate the users picture in game from photos now, so the idea of a drawn avatar being used isn’t that far fetched, I find.
Actually what I thought was interesting was we had one of each role path. The diversity and tension that entails would make it a popular group if they can maintain and still progress through the game.
Kleya is doing the hardest route and at odds with Jane and Bandit. Danni is a villan, but only by default. Dude is Cardista which doesn’t seem all that evil.
Clearly Kleya has to maintain her popularity AND flip Danni and the Dude to good ratings. That would change the overall rating to good. ( 3 good > 2 bad) Also the relationship between her and Bandit is obviously going to complicate things. Kleya has an interesting time ahead. MUAHAHAHA.
Sounds like something that would be good for the ratings. 😉
I’m curious to know about Jane there. She seemed to know what Kleya was about to say when, logically for them, she shouldn’t know.
She just ‘ported in AFTER they all got there. The only way Kleya knew they were a Villain Group was by Hacker Vision. No one told her.
How would Jane know what she was about to declare?
Good question! Makes you wonder doesn’t it?
Cardista is already a Good alignment I think. Dude is the only other good aligned character.
I’m kind of expecting Kleya to sabotage all efforts to be evil. Just so that she can stay good. It’ll be interesting to see what happens!
Ah, but isn’t sabotage, no matter the reason, an act of evil in itself?
If you sabotage a terrorist’s bomb so it doesn’t go off in the subway and kill 100 people, is it an act of evil or good?
Look like villains, act like heroes? That’s ok, that’s what the terms anti-villain and anti-hero are for
Dunno why, but I find myself liking Jane’s outfit and her overall look. Vampy Morticia Addams? Not so keen on the ‘evil’ part though. 🙂
strange. Kleya did the pacifist route. i would have thought that would count as hero, not villian. or did she meant to say “you’re all villians”?