“O God of Shape, O Twitching God of color, carve our bountiful flesh with thy beautiful razors.”
Marvelous, to see such a pure form
…legitimately did not see this coming.
The wheel in the sky continues burning. Perhaps it will kill someone else tomorrow.
Perhaps, but I think it would be more interesting to see them have a sit down and share a belt all the while chewing the fat.
FUUUUCKKK I LOVE THIS COMIC
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY
Huh, so he was really the bike all along. You know, I *thought* that guy’s ‘body’ was a bit odd (for a thorn knight, anyway). I really like this “burning wheel” concept, though.
And so we see that every Thorn has its rose.
…or something to that effect.
From what I know of Christian mythology, Lucifer was supposed to have been very beautiful, even after his fall. In hindsight I’m not to surprised that KSBD angels can occasionally take on pleasing forms as well.
It seems, though, that the form of the Thorns express their path – or that their path shapes the Thorns…
THE DOOMWHEEL LIVES, YOU FOOOLS DIDN’T BELIEVE ME. THE WHEEL WAS THE MAIN BODY ALL ALONG!!!! HAHAHAHAH!
Are not we all, O Juggernaut?
Shouting all the time, wheeling people to death by the dozen in the space of minutes, and being on fire can be quite draining. My pal Dave from marketing can attest to that; he almost never shows up on time to work, and he’s always drinking cheese coffee to keep up.
Well, well, well.
Lovely as always.
She is something to behold
Incorrect, my most esteemed fellow traveler.
The form revealed by Juggernaut in his weakness is not female, nor male. It cannot be. Indeed, note there is no delightful swell of bosom gracing that lithe torso.
Nonetheless, the depths of Juggernaut’s wretched self-hatred is likely driven by the sheer illusion presented by his older, Igneous self. It is easy to see how the angel could grasp toward any method to conceal his fascination with gender. I suspect he turned to the Art first, seeking to disguise, halt, or reverse his feelings. When that failed, he clutched the poison teachings of the Thorns close, as a deeper, more sure disguise.
He seeks any way to avoid exposing his true form, which is doubtless why he strives so to avoid incarnations. His denial of his fascination with gender is what drives him to such excess.
Such fascination is, in his mind, utterly perverse. ANY gender is.
The implacable hatred he displays toward White Chain, and so spitefully inflicted upon poor Delicious, is merely the shadow of the hatred he has for himself.
I can feel pity, but no sympathy. His inner weakness in failing to accept his nature has caused him to inflict spite, woe, and torment upon those around him, and this is a sin too heavy to easily forgive.
…why are you talking like that?
Juggernaut is part of the transgender Angel club and there is nothing you can say or do to change my mind — I too am a fanfiction author!
And yet you consistently refer to 6 as “he.” curious.
Stop projecting your issues on this character. 6 deserves way better characterization and origination than “repressed and self-hating.”
Also, no amount of bosom is required to identify as female or present that way and I can NOT fathom your insistence that 6 can’t identify as female but you belligerently drone on for 5 paragraphs about “he” “he” “he” “himself” “his”
Regardless, I’m so hype to see where the angel plotline is running
WELL WELL WELL
BY MY STARS IT BE, TRULY A REVEAL FOR THE AGES
Mind == Blown;
No wonder she went to the thorns.
The best place to hide from the Stormtroopers is behind their boss’ desk.
6 Juggernaut Star must be, by necessity, a most excellent liar. But worse than the lie others know is a lie, is a lie that is unexpected, and therefore unknown in its’ magnitude.
And I did not expect this.
The greatest lie is truth.
No. The greatest lies only live in the event horizon of truth, indistinguishable and inseparable from truth, but lies none the less.
My favorite such lie – “you win”
HE LIVES IN THE FUCKING MOTORCYCLE WHEEL
THIS COULD NOT GET ANY HYPER
Auntie shows no fear even in the face of certain obliteration
I suppose it stands to reason that if your catchphrase is “what do you think about death”, you’ve probably come to terms with it.
As Auntie’s scars demonstrate, those terms include an installment plan.
Well. Juggernaut Star, you’re looking a little feminine there.
Methinks our favorite Best Boy Juggy is a bit of a bishie and more than a bit of a hypocrite.
Perhaps the whole of the race of Angels could be said to be hypocrites. Big Bird was mega ultra pissed that White Chain took on feminine characteristics while assuming that every Angel is male, so maybe he might not be so opposed to “insipid gender” as much as he claims. And if Metatron 1 is so wise and powerful, why hasn’t he used those numerous wings to fly and stopped people from riding around on his body like a Magic fucking School Bus?
“Woe be he that mistakes the rider for the steed.”
Hrn- I did not anticipate that the Speaker for Thorns would possess a face that was so… human. Especially since we have seen Juggernaut Star without their armour before. Wheels within wheels, such as they are.
Are we about to hear some of Juggernaut Star’s history? I hope we are.
Is it bad that I find Juggernaut cute? It feels like it might be a bad thing.
Naw, we all there homeboy.
It is likely bad for your continued health, but I do not believe there is an ethical or moral aspect to it.
Now, supporting Juggernaut Star’s multiversal genocide plans, that might be a bit of a bad thing. Some of us are still using the Wheel.
Maya too sober to fight?
Jugernaut Star not so different from the “deviant”
‘I am le tired’?
Well, 6JSSTU did just wipe out most of the Parade of 108 Fools, and then get mutilated by the greatest Sword Master in the Multiverse.
Also, now that we know that M1 and 2M press ganged the Thorns into service, maybe Juggy* is just tired of all the secrets and lies and being so…
*Even if she turns out to deserve it when she’s not a skeleton, the nicknames Juggs and Juggy just took on an unfortunate connotation, didn’t they?
much like the venerable thorn, I too have spent painful hours inside of a wheel
unlike them, however, I was very drunk and not dead, at least in retrospect
By the suprise of this most perplexed regent queen, the angel is of feminine meat
Why do we Seek wealth? So we can forge many knives. Why do we forge knives? To better cut the worlds of the multiverse. Why cut reality to pieces? To make it easier to eat.
I thought we forged knives to level up Smithing…
The S&M vibe keeps on growing. Is this part of the plot?
All we need now is a little cubical puzzle box.
Well then. It seems our dear estranged brother doth protest too much.
Know the threefold art of Exorcism, that you may destroy any fiend who dares to strike at thee, my children.
The first and simplest art is Killing, by which the spirit’s form is destroyed and it is forced to reincarnate over many lifetimes.
The second, more difficult art is Banishment, by which the spirit is sent to the Void, where it may consider its actions while still in this current life.
The final, most difficult art is Shaping, by which a demon is made a demon no longer.
Those who master all three arts shall be known as ROYALTY. YS ATUN VRAMA PRESH.
Hah! A man who would lead others to attempt shaping is a fool, and formosus attempts to gather more children with his wretched advice. Those who master shaping are simply the most lucky in the many universes… which shines a light on the nature of ROYALTY, I think.
How do you think the angles were made in the first place? The white flame was sundered, kindled upon names, and shaped nto servants, while the black flame spreads and must be named to be limited.
For demons, a name is a leash- but for angles it is our fuel and cage both. Make no mistake though- the worst thing that a demon can do to you is kill you after years of torture.
Never run into an unnamed angel, for they must have names to keep burning.
And then auntie Maya takes the opportunity to bisect the universe as soon as Juggernaut Star starts monologuing.
The rarest statement ever uttered by the children of the cold white flame.
Was not expect.
I wonder what other angels will have to say about Juggernaut having such a human appearance?
Methinks, not much. Unless they want to add to the number in their names.
i was fine
Zealots rarely let such things stop them.
Probably that she is a big girl, and wonder what that was for.
Oh Juggernaut Star. Even those whose beings are suffused with eternal vengeance must rest. Come, sit by the fire and we will have a drink.
Wait something’s wrong here
Juggernaut Star isn’t supposed to be made of the Hot Flame
Angels are made of cold flame.
Demons are made of hot flame.
Yes, reaper, that is the joke.
Juggernaut looks surprisingly… feminine
Feminine in the sense of Yaoi; even 2 Michael is hansomely beautiful. Androgyny in its purest form—down with insipid gender!
Another female Angel? At this rate you’re gonna tell me that half of them are women! 😛
Highly unlikely. If White Chain knew how to disguise herself the way Juggernaut does, she’d definitely do it – so we can conclude it isn’t a widely known art. If half the angels were like these three we’ve seen, it would be much harder (though not impossible) to maintain the stigma.
More likely, I think, that Metatron seeks these humanoid, feminine angels out. And perhaps forges them shells that disguise their natures. But then the question is why?
It is hard. Hard to hide what you are. Flaying the flesh seems how Juggernaut has done it.
That’s intriguing. Although it seems that the more feminine angels tend to be less obsessed with justice and cruelty, so you would expect that they would make worse Thorns than the others.
Because Metatron’s fate is sealed. Metatron will die, and he fears his fate. Regardless of how far flung, how long it takes; Metatron fears his death at the hands of KILL SIX BILLION DEMONS. As the self fulfilling prophecy goes.
Yet another, cowardly; victim of fate… Hehehe.
One way to find out: check just below the navel.
MORE CHICKS!! MORE MORE!!!! I am IN LOVE!!
Hmm… well shoot. That has to be the prettiest little “Hell’s Angel” I’ve seen in a long time. Oh sure, they aren’t supposed to be gendered none, but I’ve always been a sucker for a red-head 😉
Always impressed, always surprises…
they are female-formed too? The wheel turns and turns to a new mystery!
They are in a big tire! Do you get it!! SHES TIRED!!! AHAHAHAHAHA
Stupid sexy Juggernaut.
Ah, so it is trans-Perceiver too.
Oh no, she’s HOT! D:
Glory to the New Flesh!
Me 2 months ago: And BRO THE ANGEL DESIGNS they’re like actual biblical eldritch horror angels, not pretty ladies with harps
Me now: Huh. Guess they are pretty ladies.
(not that I’m complaining)
Well, they only look like actual biblical horrors when in the void, as their true self outside of the containment of their armor; in the overworld, like currently, they look very humanoid. Although Juggernaut has now been revealed to be an exception just like White Chain, they are, including Delicious, the only three angels to be shown with a humanoid true form.
Juggernaut appears to be both, thus catering to all tastes.
It really depends on the angel. Some prefer to spend their time in the void, and they are the ones who take on the most inhuman forms. For those who walk upon the Wheel with the other races, a more human shape may result. I must admit, though, I did not expect 6 Juggernaut to be one of those, given the apparent hatred for all that is not the Cold White Flame.
Juggy is still the wheel. You’re confusing the projector for the film.
Tired? Angels don’t get tired!
“Consider: one cannot truly cut fire, or wind, or water. A flame cut in half is simply two flames. But consider also: they burn just a little dimmer.”
-Rayam Vess, 803rd Swordmistress of Gideon
Ok, yeah…That was not a thing I saw coming either.
Quoth my master of rhetoric and ghost construction: “Bu-whaaaaa?”
A thorn is gaining humanity? Wat a tweest
Humanity rising. Wat a tweest
Those who seek immortality never consider just how long a span eternity is.
A… A halo?
Hold on, I thought that Aeons can’t reach Royalty, right? How is it that Juggernaut Star has a halo?
Or am I mistaken and just made myself look like a fool?
Halos have been seen on Aeons before. Return to the first offerings of Wielder of Names, and observe the Aeons in the void.
Now, the far more pressing question, is if the mark in Juggernaut Star’s brow is a deviation in their Flame, or if it is where a Key once sat.
I think Michael had a halo in his true form, and the woman in the barrel had a halo as well I think. Perhaps the halos don’t symbolize Royalty as much as they are a marker of extreme power. Juggy is probably among the strongest Angels, as is Michael, Jagganoth’s halo is bigger than anybody, and Vigilant Gaze’s head is a halo.
Juggernaut has had a halo since chapter one. And yes, aeons are typically not able to attain this. Clearly Juggernaut is special – or perhaps it’s a gift from Metatron?
IIRC his(?!!!) halo was a gift from one of the armor forging societies or a martial order or something like that.
Since book one, rather.
MORE LIKE JUGGERHOT AM I RIGHT?
Practice what you preach. Practice long and hard. Practice until it is second nature, until your words and your actions are so perfectly alligned none could conceive of their division. It takes an expert to be a true hypocrite.
The hypocrite and liers fall to the blade of honest men- but most, in so doing, become that which they dispise. Be wary, and vigilant, for determining and acting upon your wI’ll is aND has always been the gretest gift brought on by life.
– Scribe Lamenting on catching a their in their library.
Someone else hot? Oh boy!
All angels are beautiful inside.
It’s hard to tell what with the spikes and the flames and the… clearly defined bone structure, but Jugs looks like it might have something in common with white chain.
I don’t know that I believe that Maya is actually giving in here.
How many of these angels suffer from gender confusion, jeez
I have a theory that angels that take on human form always take on a female form. Not so much in that they’re taking on human form, but in that they’re taking on more of the ideals of YIS, the goddess of substance. It’s a sign that they’re less concerned with the abstract word of the law and their absent God, and more with human mushywords such as ethics, good&evil and morality.
Interesting. And likely.
That was my suspicion too. That the angels these changes are happening to are taking on more of the “opposite” aspect than they historically have.
Much like how Cio, a devil, seems to want to renounce depravity. (Ashamed of what she did.)
That, and I’ve heard it said that Metia, the first human, was a woman.
He will be her Bane.
He’s a Big Guy.
YOU ARE A WHAT
Feh, look at that. So remarkably *human.*
….You’re also kinda hot…..Why? :/
Power is a wonderful aphrodisiac.
Obsessive perfumers have attempted time and again to distil or preserve this in their craft, though those who possess power tend to look unfavourably on such attempts.
I feel as if Maya is lying to protect those children. Or, at least, lying in the hopes of giving them a painless death.
Notice the hand?
Humanity is a insidious Poison, it targets the mind, the soul, the essence….
If I destroyed your body would you die?
It woulde be EXTREMELY PAINFUL!
Unless you are a time traveler, no.
Though I would sue you for the mineral rights.
There’s a relic in a temple, forgotten by pilgrims.
The cast of the head of a man who learned the truth about the world.
And it says “OH SHIIIIT”
… Damn. It looks like some angels are experiencing the infective nature of mortal concepts.
If I destroy your fake body, will you die?
It would be EXTREMELY PAINFUL.
You’re a big Knight of Thorns.
An “angel” of dubious number.
Unless it is possible to interact here while reincarnating?
It is not unlikely. Would be a reason they are sitting in the nothing. One outside to watch all and do nothing. Something rather not an “angel”
I never got why we have numbers. I have never met another Scribe Lamenting.
The number of cycles we have lived. 1 means we have yet to die. Prime’s are very rare nowadays, which makes the other doubtful a liar or not an angel. I have rejoined the living 69 times since my first. Each under another name in total. I am Farrier Rises. But upon what has changed.
I’ve heard it said that there remain a few Primes out in the far reaches of the void, watching the stillness go by.
If they exist, it is safe to assume that long exposure to the corrupting influence of the Ashen edge of Reality has made them quite mad.
I never paid much attention to the ones that stayed away from the Wheel.
You mean My number is “dubious”? It’s easily explained. I just sit here in Nowhere looking at Nothing and experience Nihility. Where is nothing to feel there is nothing to gain.
Chap. There are few primes left. We doubt one would be so free to speak to the rest so easily.
Are You saying that I’m not who I say that I am? My good friend Mertaton would be very angry at You for doubting Me.
Juggernaut Star and White Chain are more alike than previously thought.
Guess it’s time to feverishly flip back to Wielder of Names, to see how Juggernaut Star’s teachings for White Chain compare to Mottom’s teachings to Allison.
Oh ho! It appears lady Juggernaut doth protest too much, when she called White Chain a deviant. We always hate the most those are closest to ourselves.
haha.. ok that razor, will come out of this wheel was logically. but god damn. i lost 5 dollars on a bet that he also has a sexy bitch form. curse you.. ohh gods of twist and unexpected butt pain!
Didn’t take Juggernaut as one for pun.
Even the Lord Vader is doing puns these days.
tfw you worked really hard on your skeleton contour but some drunk lady destroys your fake body & ruins it
I’m not completely surprised by how Juggernaut Star’s Cold White Flame is contained within their motorcycle rather than the humanoid shell. Not entirely sure how that works, since various bits of it seem to be scattered around, but still saw it coming. The fact that humanity seems to have rubbed off on them like it has with White Chain, though? I’m speculating like crazy and all of it seems wrong when I try to add things up.
What does it mean?
“If I sliced you off, would you die?”
“It would be extremely painful…”
“You are a big girl”
Few things are more distressing than a self-hating fanatic possessing great amounts of cosmic power.
This desreves to be seen by more people http://imgur.com/3ZTAvAl
‘…you’re not a wheel’
“UH, I BEG TO DIFFER”
‘You’re a heel.’
A joke that bad would normally deserve an apple to the face, but in this case… well, I rather enjoy not being bisected.
I agree, that was hilarious.
Cut your hair already, hippy.
Does this mean we can officially add Juggernaut Star to the Best Girl contest? Need to make sure my chart is up to date…
Tired? T̳͈́i̕ṛ̼̟̥̝̦e͔͓̼̥̼̤͉d͖̩̣͔̬̕?̟͕̲̤̱!̠ You cannot be tired, brother! How d̝̫͉a͉͕̣̭r̗̖͎̗̙e̶̼ you be t̷̜͚̬̳̤i̵̱͇̹̺̩̗ŗ͓̟̜͉͕̩ͅęḑ͉̭͎͉̦͓̳?̯
The work is not yet done! Heaven’s unclean, the circle is broken! You- Y̹̥̦͉͔͖̦o̡̳̰̘͖͙̭ụ̥͍͈̻̲͇͝-̲
Rage is not the answer.
Hmm. Interesting. It seems like the angels who actually go out and get stuff done have a distinctly human tendency. That, or a divine one.
I love this comics and all it’s creatures, but there’s clearly a lack of male characters, no ?
Bless your heart.
That’s my favorite part
There’s one. He’s currently in a tower, waiting to be rescued. It’s sort of the plot of the piece >_>
There’s the Conquering King. Sure he’s technically dead, but that hasn’t slowed him down much.
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU, SISTERBROTHER? WHO DID YOU LOSE?
a fickle muse,
Love the sass in Maya’s dialogue. Classy. I guess we missed the obvious clue too… A “Juggernaut” is a sacred chariot, typically one for crushing devotees under its wheels. And that last frame … wonderful twist after wonderful twist.
“I’m tired of this game, Metatron.”
And again the more “feminine” form shows up when an angel feels weak and powerless… I wonder if this is on purpose?
Juggy is very powerful, but hiding this level of corruption is difficult.
Also, in the obvious trans metaphor, coming out of the closet is a time of great vulnerability.
Glory to the new flesh!
Well TAKE A NAP. zen FIRE ZE MISSILES!
Well, being angry and destructive all the damn time is exhausting.
Wait, has anyone seen J-Star’s original design? I don’t remember seeing it anywhere.
I have not! If anyone has, I am intensely curious.
I have seen the face of retribution.
And she is pretty.
The nature of wheels, it is to turn.
The nature of angels, is to burn.
The nature of being, is to change.
And though new forms can be most strange,
New times, new thoughts; now, rearrange.
The nature of life, it is to learn.
And the wheel said it was tire-d.
Who could have guessed?
Yes. The wheel spoke quite a lot, so I imagine it WOULD be tired.
7/10 Would still run in terror.
Seriously, I’m completely terrified by it and everything else.
I sense a truce, if not an alliance.
She’s the greatest swordsman in the universe;
He’s a bloodthirsty angel-zealot with a secret feminine side;
Together THEY FIGHT CRIME!
He looks kind of how I imagine 2 Michael would look like had he not fought Zoss.
Well, uh… Huh. Ok.
Is it just me, or does Juggernaut somewhat resemble our dear Rising King?
It seems 6 Juggernaut Star is not a killer of innocent children. I did not expect that.c
Oh! So is it most common then, for deviants to become thorns? Some sort of self imposed punishment for their femininity? Confusing, to say the least. Perhaps I will need to give more consideration to the more… feminine of my brothers.
Fascinating! I wonder if 1 Metatron seeks out those angels who desire humanity specifically for their scheme to recreate the Wheel? If so, it makes 2 Michael’s gripes on White Chain amusing.
We often hate others most for the terrible things we have seen in ourselves.
Given Juggernaut Star’s true body, it may be significant that that wheel bears a passing resemblance to the map of the multiverse at the angel HQ (Wielder of Names 1-3)
Tired.. because of the tire 😉 ?
What a thing to observe! Such sights to see in the maelstrom poising itself to change the Universe.
Well, my theory that he was really the wheel was proven true… and false…? So 6 Juggernaut Star really is the flaming skeleton, but inhabits the wheel and merely controls the armored form? This makes sense.
And I’m going to join this whole Glyphosphere comment section’s bandwagon and say that I love that Juggy is now either a new contestant in the race to be Best Girl, or the unrivaled winner of the Best Boy contest.
..on that last point. yep. absolutely.
Crashing this party
With a few survivors
The niece’s sandals are back!
SOMEBODY’s been reading the book of Enoch. Ophanim/10.
Thus is revealed the root of Juggernaut’s pathological hatred. He is driven, first and foremost, by hatred of himself. He must be cored out, hollow, with the strength of his hate for this form, that he refers to White Chain only as ‘Deviant”.
Oh, how exquisitely painful it must be to him, to behold White Chain, a brother so similar, and yet so much stronger in that which matters the most.
Love of self.
I wonder how much 2 Michael knows.
2 Michael knows only how to look backwards, and as such knows nothing.
Recall: the sword is an ugly piece of metal.
And its adherents idiots.
Behold! Is destruction not its own kind of beauty?! Does fire not dance as though it were a temptress, even as it burns a forest to the ground? Does the breaking of stone not also produce a wind like the whispering of a lover?! Is pain not intertwined with passion?! This one ventures that destruction is the truest expression of beauty, for what could be more beautiful than the nothingness of OBLITERATION.
That is an abominable pun. I didn’t suspect Juggernaut of turning such a phrase. I imagine wheel see whether or not there’s any place angels really do fear to tread, or whether this conversation with Auntie will just go around and around, circling the hub of Auntie’s seeming death-wish until it either falls flat or the pressure leads to an explosion.
Insipid gender rears its beautiful head once again.
Huh. Looks an awful lot like Allison did before she met Mottom.
I wasn’t expecting that.
The Wheels on the Bus go round and Round.
“I’m tired. I have tired of the universe spitefully hurling tea carts at my spine in battle, and of teakettles forever finding their way underfoot when I duel. Even now, aside a fallen city and its broken demiurge, fate has taken care to seed the ground around us with countless tiny teacups. As such, I can find no comfort amidst even all this blood and ruination.
It seems that the only crime without hope of redemption is for unkind thoughts about tea to have fallen from the lips of a royalist.”
in Incubus’ seraglio caught exhorting houris towards monastic self-denial by Incubus himseIncubus himself find you exhorting his houris towards self-denial, than for Creation to hear unkind words
my my my…..
So you gonna let ‘er put you to rest?
jk but wow thanks for being honest
Poor Juggernaut ☆. She worked so hard on that body too.
And before you ask:
Yes, the paperwork to get a new body is horrible, but the fines are an arm and a leg.
I’ll go back in the corner.
The most dark, cursed speculations just perforated my cranium: 6 Juggernaut and Sithrak the Blind Gibberer – Separated at Creation?
It probably has something to do with the prevalence of eye-spikes, even if Sithrak has his in backwards.
Just like our Angel friend, the Wheels’ source peers humanistic. Curious
*points* that my girlfriend
The horse seeks a new king, but which is which?
“It just wears me out. All I want to do is destroy the multiverse: is that too much to ask for? But no, and everyone just keeps GETTING. IN. MY. WAYYY!!!!”
Being that in this setting vices such as greed and wrath are seen as virtues, the apparent hypocrisy of 6 Juggernaut is actually in tune with the overall theme if the world. Ironic.
The Burning Wheel as Juggernaut Star’s body I might have predicted, we’re I more clever. But the face… That I never expected.
Just noticed something back in the character introduction… http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-1-10/
Alt text: Woe be he that mistakes the rider for the steed. It was right there.
ALL IS UN. DESTINY WONT BE AVOIDED.
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