Navert

I got all the whispers.

And are we going to see Kat try and stop Bandit? That would really confuse the other group.

Leilatha
My thoughts so far: “Knight Sacrifice” reminds me of the Dude’s chess set, in which Kleya and Jane are both queens (http://navcomic.com/not-a-villain/page-196/). So in this case, we have to find out who the Knight is, and that’s either the Dude or the Bandit (or someone as of yet unknown). The sacrifice could be a result of the Bandit’s actions, or it could be a risk that the Knight is taking, since it might result in death by Kleya’s hands. Clearly, Bandit is about to do something that will piss Kleya off so much that they think she will lash out… Read more »
Gilly

I think you are going too far.

The Dude is the one that will be sacrificed for the attack, and Kleya has to save him or will lose Erbana points.

Evilbob

Hey!

I think it looks like Kleya’s the Black King and Jane’s the Black Queen in that picture you linked…
Not sure who the White Queen is, but from the back profile, I would hazard to guess the White Queen is a male…

Liliet

What the H***, Bandit?! <- the exact response this is probably meant to elicit

This isn't the most… cohesive group, is it?

Nyzer
Bandit’s got his own objective: push Kat until he finds out what her limits are, so he knows how mentally and emotionally stable she is and whether she can even be approached. Her competitive streak is said to have been a big part of the reason why she played a part in the cataclysm of the recent past. But to Bandit, the Game is likely JUST a game. He doesn’t care all that much if his character is perma-killed. He certainly cares less about it than he does about finding out whether Kat IS redeemable. And who the h*** knows… Read more »
Zigraphix

It won’t confuse the other group, because she’s playing Erbana and would have to prevent a killer Demoli attack, even from her own group. But it’s very clever of Jake to use this encounter to convince Brandon that Kleya has changed.

Kayriel

Brandon could still say she hasn’t changed. If stopping Bandit is required for her Erbana Path, it could be argued that she’s still highly intent on winning at all costs, even if it’s just winning at Erbana.

Silent Knight

So, I am gonna assume the “Knight” in “Knight Sacrifice” is The Dude. (I like how you had him use chess terminology since we’ve seen Brandon and Jake playing that) Also I am going to guess since the panel ended midway through his last word, that Kleya is going to do *something* before he can finish.

And even though Bandit is suppose to be obnoxious, I find the move a poor choice on Jakes part. It could potentially alienate both Brandon and Kleya.

Nikary

What is he going to do? O.O

Nikary

Also, am I the only one who finds it funny how Bandit just assumes the leadership in Jane’s absence even though Kat is supposed to be something like second-in-command?

Ethan Mitchell

Makes the most Sense actually. Dude doesn’t have enough spine (or at least he doesn’t show enough), Danni is too in experienced, and Kat wouldn’t trust herself enough in that position.

Stacts
We know that Kat originally played demoli. For some reason, I think Bandit is going to use a demoli special that Kat designed(or really liked at some point). If not, it probably involves killing a teammate to deal massive damage to an opponent. My guess is that it is both. Knight Sacrifice may (slight but extant possibility) be the name of the special he is going to use. There are a lot of options here, but it almost certainly is a premade demoli special. We know that no one has played Erbana in quite some time, but not much about… Read more »
GreySage

The Virus didn’t act up on its own when they chose their alignments, it acted up because Kleya got upset that they were a villian group.

Alexander The 1st

It acted up when the islands collided, though mostly to notify Kleya what happened.

It just went even more berserk when she discovered they were a villain group.

Jon
Your post, together with that it seems that the Dude and the Bandit are only in the game to test how the virus works and reacts, made me think the following is happening. Knight sacrifice is a demoli special that they planned beforehand to use, it was created by Kleya before the ending, it either sacrifices another player on their team or the Dude is afraid of being around someone purposefully poking the virus. Although sacrificing a player doesn’t seem to fit the Bandit’s personality, but then again, this fits with Kat saying “he wouldn’t”. Also I cannot seem to… Read more »
Alex
KAAAAAAMEEEEEEE-HAAAAAMEEEEEE-HAAAAAA!!! I just had to. :p So Kat’s task is to keep a Morto and a Demoli in check, on a Villain island, with another group trying to pick a fight with them. Aneeka, you’re cruel. XD I am starting to think that staying at 100% Erbana in this Game requires a pure Hero group if you’re a normal mortal. This makes me wonder whether Erbana players are considered gems or outcasts by other players. I used to think Erbanas are precious rare gems and that other parties would fight to the death to get the chance to headhunt one… Read more »
Flynn

This is the only time they’re doing 5 new. It’s usually just one to replace someone who died. This was a special occasion caused by Bloody Mary slaughtering her entire team.

Huttj509

The knight to be sacrificed is The Dude.

“Dude? Already!? I’m not ready to die yet!”

Kimsi

Playing against computers is boring.
Much more fun to troll your opponent.

-skimmer-

I cant shake the feeling that EVERYONE on Kats team wants to kill each other. You know the saying. “With friends like these, who needs enemies?”

Alexander The 1st

Dude: “So, with Kat’s Special on the weak end now, the bluffing stakes are at their highest?”

Bandit: “Not yet. I’m going to up them even more.”

Momoko

Woww NAV just escalated to a whole new level!! Can’t wait even MORE for the next page 😀

PS: The whispers are great on this page 🙂

meerling

I am rather confused by who each whisper belongs to.
It now seems to me that they are possibly color coded to the speaker, but who is which color is a total mystery still.
I though maybe it was based on primary costume coloration, but that didn’t work, as some of those combos only make some of the whispers incomprehensible.
Maybe I missed something obvious to everyone else, but I’d love some help with this.

D

Love the art in that new attack, looks like it’ll be almost as flashy as bandit himself. I feel, in this occasion, he’s using it as a lure rather than actually using it for the purpose intended. Still I look forward to the inevitable fireworks.

D

Oh, and, forgot to type this, I’m betting Jane is about interrupt.

Vanilla

I’m 90% sure that Bandit is sacrificing HIMSELF. And that it just happens to be so big of a sacrifice that it might end up killing everyone. That’s why I think Dude is like, I DONT WANT TO DIE ALREADY!

Anyway reason i think this is because on the chess page, I think it’s pretty obvious that Dude would likely be the king, not a knight. Since he clearly must make himself the best. 😀

KTrimbach

This would probably a good point for Jane to show up – thus spoiling Jake’s test of Kleya’s new attitude.

Outrider

I just have to chime in that this is an especially great page. It’s got both unexpected actions by the characters and builds even more anticipation for what comes next. And the artwork is very cool and dramatic.

Also belated appriciation for the glow in the dark “D” shirt; it’s awesome!

Ashley

Bandit is so cool in panel four that he doesn’t even *need* a nose.

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