from the void of left field
I think i have a new favourite god!
The scary thing is this could be a cosplay theme and you could evaluate people by whether they got it or not.
That face though.
Is there anyone who DOESN’T miss David Bowie?
It looks like Abaddon already realized the david bowie parallels when he drew incubus
Bowie didn’t die: he just went back to the goblin kingdom.
I’m guessing Incubus hasn’t seen Labyrinth, but Alison’s dreaming mind has.
I’m guessing David Bowie was actually Incubus all along.
If someone has had a wet dream about it, Incubus knows about it.
NeitherhaveI,so this reference is lost on me, sadly.
But Incubus is GLORIOUS in that last picture nonetheless.
He should be, he just achieved Super Bowie 2.
Oh, come on. We’ve all seen worse.
Yes… But not usually with others.
In which we are reminded of the babe.
The babe with the power!
The babe with the power.
The Babe With The Power!
The babe with the power
A babe with the power
The hypnotic way only a certain someone can say the word “bei-bay”
I was slain by a babe once
The replies to this read like a fever dream
“you know, it looks like your self loathing is doing a lot of work here”
Oh Good Lord you went true nightmare on us with a Labyrinth David Bowie.
You Monster. :<
Well hello there, David Bowie.
Well hello there, David Bowie’s extremely tight pants.
To be fair, they were tight, but not tight enough to be “restrictive.”
Incubus looks like he’s doing David Bowie cosplay (circa Labrynth) in that last panel.
If you were named ‘Incubus’, wouldn’t you?
This page is way too accurate.
I-is that a Jareth costume…?
I’m a very, very big fan of this page. I love creepy visual metaphors for mental concepts… and the ‘powerful’ Allison outfit. It’s very swords-and-sorcery. Lots of little skulls…
Incubus reminds me of David Bowie from that one film, the one where he’s a creepy magic man… but it’s very intentional, I’d imagine.
Allison has a Xena, Warrior Princess outfit on.
Which is pretty cool, because Xena would totally put a sword in Jared/Bowie’s face once he got too irritating for her.
Almost. More like Xena’s dwarf cousin!
Xena? What are you talking about?
That’s clearly XEMA, a badass warrior chick that you’ve never heard of before and definitely won’t get the artist sued for copyright infringement.
me tf too buddy
I’m …. I can’t. I’m done. you win the underhanded inside joke of the eternity. Nice Goblin King.
King in many ways and forms. Including King of Goblins.
You remind me of the babe
You remind of the babe
The Lord of Lust sure does enjoy his anime references.
He also reminds me of a certain babe.
I think he’s just doing what he can with the visual metaphors that are already part of AlYisUn’s dreamscape.
Her brain is probably choc full of this stuff.
That is some hair. :I
Incubus assesses these mental environs much like how an interior designer critiques a room.
Beforr becoming a Demiurge, he used to be an interior designer.
He went from gay to gay for power!
Oh my god he’s probably a power bottom
One of the most powerful beings in the universe might be a powerbottom
I found a new person to look up to
Is… that David Bowie?
THAT BULGE GOT BIGGER
I’ve heard that it grows ever larger in the memories of those who saw it as a young girl.
Being a skeletal god with an Un in his name, I wouldn’t be able to confirm it personally.
She reminds me of the babe.
incubus has a huge bulge
Nice David Bowie cameo.
I guess however that Incubus isn’t as….gifted as Bowie, beacuse his pants are lacking a certain distracting bulge.
I notice his hips are rather…womanly.
But if Incubus is anything like the mythological version, (s)he becomes Succubus now and again.
Creases on the pants
May go unnoticed at first
Each line has meaning.
It’s literally David Bowie.
No one is surprised.
I’m surprised Abbadon would be so on-the-nose with the reference.
Guess I should have thought twice before I underestimated the memes.
Well yes — it’s not even a fourth wall break, because even if Incubus has never heard of a singer in our little world, Al-YS-UN has, and since he’s manipulating her dreams, he can let her memories provide an “appropriate” image for the style and attitude he wants to convey.
Mind you, I’m still predicting this episode ends with her invoking the Key to smack him upside the cerebellum….
This is the best thing to happen to me all week. I presume putting on a shirt is the Incubus equivalent of going super saiyan.
OH THE HORROR….
well that got real weird real quick.
Wonder how you fight someone who can just abruptly show up wherever they like and screw around with your thoughts.
maybe you don’t, and Incubus will be the one of the seven to follow Zoss, and arrange his own demise to get it over with.
The mind is truly terrifying, as it is the birthplace of doubt.
As well as some disturbing sexual fantasies.
Nothing wrong with a little doubt. The man who doubts nothing is blind and a fool.
As my master once said to me; ‘Potato, patato.”
Dance, Magic, Dance!
So I think it’s safe to assume that when our friend ‘Cubi is in Al-YIS-UN’s mind, he can change himself to look however he wants. Like an actual incubus.
Second, pointed ears? Did we end up in a RPG all of the sudden? Has our friend ‘Cubi played too much World of Warcraft?
Dunno, but he’s definitely been watching too much Labyrinth.
It seems to me as if Incubus is taking on shapes that our dear Allison is familiar with. Since he’s been reading her mind and such he must have found out, among other things*, about the anime-loving part of her that she had locked away behind self-denial. Now, I wonder if, similarly to the blonde hair-dye, another certain characteristic she was hiding from her peers in the original forum thread is going to make a comeback…
*Such as, apparently, DAVID BOWIE! By the wheel Abbaddon, if this wasn’t intended I beg you to establish Bowie-fan Allison as canon. Greetings and godspeed, you magnificent bastard!
Well, if incubus is in Alison’s mind then he knows about her Cosplay sailor moon stuff,hence taking the role playing to the next level (so to speak)
>Jareth’s Tight Pants
> Elf Barbarian Allison
> Trippy mindscape visuals
> Pissy Defiant Mindscape Allison flipping her self-loathing off
Yes. I am pleased. This page is good.
The tiny ones I’m pretty sure ARE the self-loathing, note that they’re the ones doing most of the destructive shit to the other Alisons.
Psychology is curious.
We feel and think in ways mysterious
and are compelled to act in concrete ways.
OH NO HE’S DOING THE BOWIE THING. I HOPED HE WOULDN’T DO THE BOWIE THING D:
“…Again, the devil took Him up to a very high place and shewed Him all the kingdoms of the world in their glory. ‘All this I will give you,’ he said, ‘If you fall down and worship me.'”
Let us not forget we’re dealing with a creature named Incubus, here. I’m quite sure that temptation and lust are big elements of his character. Nothing says he’s showing AL-YIS-UN the inside of her mind and offering her power for her own good. He looks helpful, sure, but we also know his looks can be deceiving.
Ah, but that’s the rub, isn’t it? Is he even really offering her power here?
To me, it sounds more like he’s offering her one failing in exchange for another: An obsessive self loathing for an obsession or conceit of power. Certainly, the later might look more comfortable, particularly if you hate yourself, but it’s no less a weakness and one the demiurges are far more familiar with.
As she is, Alison needs to improve herself, but she also stands to drastically change the world, since she does not think like the other demiurges. If Incubus can direct her improvement and make her think more like the rest, that makes his position much safer, but still leaves the potential for her power to save the day against Jagaroth.
His halo is the Crocus Mars.
All that grindels is not gold.
Some of the other demiurges will simply kill you. Incubus will arrange shenanigans and turn your mind inside-out until the sheer confusion might kill you instead.
I didn’t notice the resemblance in the previous comic, but yeah, once you add the hair…
Clearly this is how Allison will look after the story hits its climax, pointy-ears and all.
Power causes pointy ears, you see
If devli liquor gives you horns, elven moonshine might be responsible.
A bit on the nose, Incubus.
Allison too, for that matter.
Its times like this that make me sad I can’t experience some of mankind’s weirder aspects its dangerous sure but from the looks of it fun and highly amusing.
oh my. this page/plot twist is brilliant.
If he goes off and pulls a Mottom I will very much be wishing a horrible cutting upon him.
What a riot!
Behold Incubus! The Thin White Duke!
Wow, makes u wonder if we all have hellscapes like that in ourselves.
And gotta love the Xena vs Labyrinth theme in the last panel 🙂
Oh, not a good approach by Incubus here… throwing her insecurities in her face, followed by trying to drag her along in his wake. My guess is Master Key smackdown in 5…4…3… Followed by AL-YS-UN waking up and getting a quick lesson in mind-shielding from her companions.
The Xena: Warrior Princess and Labyrinth crossover we always wanted!! And of course Incubus is (partially) correct… she is the Babe with the Power, after all.
oh my god
I very rarely laugh out loud reading webcomics, but that last panel caught me completely off-guard.
IT’S BEAUTIFUL. <3
I know, right?! 😀
chances that the powerful alison costume is drawn straight from cio’s fanfic? i would say they were high.
Okay, are there, like, any people in charge who AREN’T fed up with the current state of affairs?
Given the current state of affairs? Probably not.
That doesn’t mean any of them actually recognize what improving it would entail or would be willing to go that route. See: Mother Om.
Probably Solomon David. He seems like the sort of person who would be perpetually pleased with himself and the world surrounding him.
As though a man like Solomon David could be satisfied with a situation where a whole 6 people can call themselves his equal.
Needs more codpiece.
Hmm. Power in the form of a warrior King? Hmm. Xena much?
Nice Xena Warrior Princess reference. Even the Incubus looks like her companion
I would like to think that (in-world) the role and character of Jareth in Labyrinth hasn’t inspired Incubus, here; rather, that Incubus was, himself, the inspiration for Jareth and the story of Labyrinth.
I’m not sure if Incubus is trying to be honest or manipulative right now, but in either case he seems wrong to me. I mean, I’m sure Allison would love to be powerful to overcome the obstacles between herself and Zaid, but I don’t think that would solve her self loathing problems.
There is no more reliable method of manipulation than a half-truth.
It is so much harder to disprove, if your victim urns out to be a fact checker.
Incubus may be projecting his own need for power. But he doesn’t seem the power hungry sort. What drives him? Curiosity? Esthetic? Novelty?
Ali’s idea of power is an anime elf in looted orc gear. Got it.
An exerpt from ‘The Comprehensive List of Moreal Wants”, by Theint Ernet.
I always thought that the IDEAL ruler over my seventh of the multiverse ought to have nipple piercings and cosplay the Goblin King.
Brilliant homage to a great goblin king! my inner glam rock god thanks you.
I very much approve of what is presumably AL-YIS-UN’s roleplaying character. Quite a…violent looking elven barbarian. Not enough skulls on her armour, though.
It is not a summit to be crested. The summit turns its seeker away. Rather it is a pit onto the walls of which you cling. You may turn, following the paths to dreams and goals along the sides, but always these paths curve inexorably down towards the answer. The bottom of the pit. Power.
The pit is bottomless.
In which Incubus helps Allison overcome her fears and anxieties by telling her to literally chop them to pieces. Juggernaut 6 Star could certainly use this kind of therapy.
I wonder if Incubus’ thing is to specifically reach the minds of all those who bear a key. Certainly would explain why the other Demiurges don’t like him. I hope that we’ll get to see Incubus casually comment on the rest of the Seven’s psychological states at some point.
As the world falls down…
Bowie didn’t die, he had business to attend to on Throne.
Called away to preside over the courts of devils and angels, no doubt…
All I’m saying is… we’ve not actually seen Himself. There’s nothing to prove it’s not Bowie.
Before someone comments that 13 Ebon Devils guard himself to prevent his escape from his nail studded coffin and the timelines don’t match up, I’ll simply point out that Bowie was a known Chameleon.
So, Labyrinth/Inside Out crossover. Huh.
In some places it is the height of rudeness to invade someone’s mind without warning.
Incubus, Lord of the Golden Army, considers himself beyond such concepts.
Also, he looks surprisingly good dressed as David Bowie.
can’t figure out whether jagganoth or this guy is gonna be the final boss
The interior of the mind is one such thing which we are typically unable to observe. This is a fascinating insight.
I’m glad that incubus isn’t doing what his name sake is famous for, but this is pretty fucking strange.
By the way dear author, have you played Psychonauts before? Because this shit smacks of a really fucked up version of Psychonauts.
Ah, the Faustian Temptation… a classic Incubus gambit.
Well, time to turn and face the strange.
What the hey – I just randomly watched that contact ball scene from Labyrinth today.
If only David Bowie were around to play Incubus in the inevitable Kill Six Billion Demons movie.
I. AM. OK. WITH. THIS.
WHAT THE FUCK
I just said that I was reading his voice like Jareth’s to the missus last night.
I did not expect this, but this is fine.
“You remind me of the Babe.” “What babe?” “The one with the power.” “What power?” “The power of VooDoo.” “Who do?” “You do.” “Do what?” “Remind me of the Babe…”
*Starts singing Dance Magic*
Argh! I’m all caught up. I guess I have to wait for new pages like everyone else now.
Is Incubus the David Bowie of this world?
Powerful, you say? What power?
The power of voodoo.
That’d be “Power of voodoo.”
Psst. Lady. Don’t trust the demon god. This is basically his whole deal.
How long has Abbs been holding that Goblin King Incubus in their hand?
Right, so. I’m going to bite His face off. I don’t normally Like to resort to violence, but He is Forcing my hand, Here.
I had way too much fun reading it!
The feed gives me a “this isn’t a valid feed” thing, help. 🙁
Notice that Alison’s headband on the last frame obscures her Key, and her sword is nothing like the sword of Want. What the Incubus wants is to manipulate her into rejecting her powers and heritage.
Looks like Inside Out reimagined by Hieronymus Bosch :P.
The power of voodoo
Ah yes, Incubus, his beauty is only matched by his ambition.
And both of those are only outmatched by his constant need to feel clever.
I’m not sure how I feel about this Inside Out sequel.
The power of YISUN.
Remind me of the babe.
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