“They say power makes for the best intoxicant.
If skesh wasn’t cheaper, I’d have to agree with them.”
– Pallatrix, Belligerent Knight
A sentence that inspires in all who hear it the desire to take anything expensive down from the shelves.
“Put that vase back, Harold.”
“AGH I AM POWERFUL.”
Oh my god she called me miss! Squeeeeee!
Wait no dammit I’m trying to keep a straight face. That’s why I ripped it off in the first place.
She’s REALLY bad at keeping a ‘straight’ face, no doubt.
“She’s treating this power like a black credit card.”
“Yeah, but what happens when she has to pay the bill?”
-Paraphrased from Monster High, conversation between Clawdeen and Draculaura
Why does it feel like she’s going to start singing? Or punch 82 White Chain? Or both?
Boy, this comic is basically Jojo. Just need a couple of panels that are just body shots in weird poses that say menacing in Japanese.
I mean, the pose in the last panel is already pretty Araki-esque.
Huh, it is quite Jojo like.
Allison here is basically channeling Hamon energy, so it kind of fits. Then again, basically everyone in this comic wields mystical kung fu, so that’s not too impressive.
I’m trying to recall if anyone in K6BD has wielded something akin to a Stand. My mind blanks, though. Help me out, people.
I don’t recall such a power. I think the closest we got was White Chain’s “Empty Palm Vanquishes the Wicked”, which was fairly ORA ORA ORA.
Her gaze, just like Incubus.
I liked “miss esoteric bullshit” more :), just joking.
Damn, do the lady’s look good crimson, though.
By taking offense to “miss” rather than “stick up her ass”, does White Chain acknowledge that they have a stick up their ass?
Angels and arseholes.
Could it be possible?
I’m sure it’s a punk band, somewhere.
The foul of spirit will always denigrate and insult true righteousness when they encounter it: accusations of stick-assery are common and are as water off the proverbial duck’s back. Angelic gender confusion? NOT common.
Yeah. Incubus is a drug dealer, and she’s on a drug high right now. This is not going to end well.
It seems the child has learned and now thinks herself wise. Her next lesson will be all the more painful.
Oh this is not going to end well.
There’s some phrase I think is relevant but I can’t quite remember the specifics. It was about pride and falls- you know the one I’m thinking of, right?
Two I can think of. Neither mine, sadly; both are writ by the masters behind the game Darkest Dungeon.
“Be wary. Triumphant pride precipitates a dizzying fall.”
“Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.”
And so we begin the self destruction arc.
Time for an intervention.
Not yet. Wait for it, though. About July, I’d wager…
You know, I had hoped that Incubus’ gift would have been significantly less obvious, but it appears as though AL-YIS-UN will more or less immediately regret her decision. On another hand, how did the Rising King decide on a pronoun for sibling White Chain?
It seems to me that flamboyance is an inherent part of Incubus’s power. I’m not surprised that it has taken hold of Allison as well.
translation of Cio’s hat’s tag: “what’s up”
Look at me.
I am the captain now.
The eye colour change is worrisome….
It seems that this power up is affecting the Heir Apparent deeply; Mars Pallatrix is wise.
The most insidious part of the last panel, to my eyes, is the way that Alice-UN’s key does not shine as it should. Cute jacket though…
She’s riding the high now, I can’t wait to see what it looks like when she crashes later.
Also, the way her eyes are right now is freaking me out.
One must balance the quality of the intoxicant with its price.
Which is to say that selling your soul to get high is a horrible idea. I’m honestly quite disappointed in her.
Poor Allison. Such power will betray you.
Pinkeye… she should get eyedrops for that, soon they will begin to itch.
*Assumes Ben Stein Voice* Try clear eyes.
This is a concerning development. The leech’s taint is deeper in the young King than I thought.
‘Ware the signs, sisterbrother.
Those two are how old now? I’m pretty sure they’ve been around the power block more than a few times to know something extremely fishy is going on here with Allison. I’ll be very disappointed, in fact, if they haven’t already figured that out. How they approach the fact though…. is non-obvious.
Do you suppose any of Allison’s companions have any familiarity with the effects of being hooked on Incubus?
She’s got them Incubus eyes.
End well, this will not.
Red-eyes…of Incubus, or of a Rising King? (Or of both?)
Red eyes. Not good.
Red eyes, beware.
Yeah, there’s no way that White Chain and Cio haven’t realized what’s happened now that they’ve seen her use her flame powers and how they’ve been tainted pink.
The clouds scatter, the rivers bend, the mountains groan and tremble before at his might. When he passes the land is changed, the cities are rebuilt, the emperors kneel. An audience is not permitted at this time for he sits amidst his greatest triumph, his ennobling passion, his glory: Holding a story book and bouncing a small child on his knee.
–William’s Words of Wisdom
Well, that jacket is rad AF but
The power’s gone to your head, Allison. Hopefully someone will notice.
As it turns out, borrowed power to turn you into a badass also turns you into an ass.
“Oh no, she’s made a bargain”
“Probably with Incubus”
“Of course: look at all the pink flames”
“Don’t worry: remember, we talked about this. We know what to do”
Hmm… White Chain seems miffed about the gendered title.
I understand that’s still a sore spot for her, but I find it hard to trust her since she returned from the void. Is she supporting the thorn knights, or is she a triple agent attempting to ensure that Allison takes her throne?
I mean, as far as we know, she immediately told Allison what was up. Although I would be a bit suspicious – I’d want to go over the exact words they used with White Chain. They can’t lie, and White Chain can’t lie, but they can use deceptive wording or leave vital details out, and then White Chain can get things wrong as a result.
Remember, Allison doesn’t know about the angelic “issues” with gender. She’s operating by instinct, and White Chain apparently “reads” as feminine even without her face and enclosed in her armor.
Oh joy. She’s let it get to her head already. How arrogant anyone gets as soon as they feel they have a leg to stand on.
I like to run a lot of RPG’s. Both LARPs and Tabletops. Her reaction is so typical to what I see out of pretty much everyone who gets their hands on power, no matter what they were like beforehand.
And then you bring in an encounter that reminds them just how insignificant they really are.
I usually use Kobolds to teach that lesson.
Agreed, Valgor, for I have seen the same among my tables. The truth of power lies not in the wielder, but in the wielding. Far too many spend new-found power as water, not realizing how quickly the river runs dry.
Well that didn’t take long to go straight to her head. Of course, Incubus did literally put it straight into her head.
Oh joy, that didn’t take long to go to her head at all. Here I was hoping, beyond reason really, that she’d be better than that.
Still, Abbadon has done his research. I run a lot of RPGs, both LARP and Tabletops, and every time someone goes from a position of weakness to a position of strength, their reaction is pretty much this. It doesn’t matter what the character was like beforehand, or who was playing them, they immediately show off their strength to show that they have the upper hand when it comes to deciding what will happen next.
Off the boat a whole minute and mad with power.
The king has risen right up her own ass.
THIS CANNOT POSSIBLY END BADLY
Also, where did that sweet jacket come from?
it’s the one on the shelf
Thus commences the obligatory “arrogant jerk phase” arc.
In a multiverse of powerarmored warriors and humble monks clad in threadbare garments, our Sovereign-to-be chooses a biker-esque jacket. I hope this leads to a path where Al-YISUN does battle with 6-Juggernaut atop her own motorcycle of bound devils. The Metal must prevail.
This is the best possible thing.
As a blood drinking reaper god, I approve this message.
Oh nooo she’s inherited the power of being an asshole!
A most great and terrible power. . .
Ahh, my dear Successor. Take care that you do not overstep your bounds- allies have their limits as to how much trampling they will allow their pride to suffer.
The glow is rose.
It pricks my nose.
Nice jacket though.
Confidence is a powerful virtue, one that can propel a man from the status of a street sweeper to the throne of kings. Blind confidence however, leads to arrogance. And Arrogance leads to folly. And folly leads to ruin.
Let us hope our dear Alison learns this before being brought to ruin.
The moral of the story is that the cool leather jacket was inside you all along.
Why did you ditch the cool jacket for an uglier one.
The pink in those eyes remains a concern…
I was kinda glad she did not turn power hungry or anything. Oh well.
I do like her confident look, though.
The girft of Incubus also increases one’s sense of style, I see.
Besides the pink eyes and flame, note that her wounds are not truly healed — true, they no longer bleed red fluid, but instead spurt pink flame.
Besides entering “asshole phase”, Allison’s power usage may also be running up a flag for her enemies, or at least making a scene on the street.
I love the tag on Cio’s hat. It translated to “How are you?” and I’m just dandy.
Two pages later, after her friends try to talk some sense into her, fail, and then abandon her to her own devices –
Allison: Well… that escalated quickly.
I bet White Chain would immediately recognize Incubus’s pink flame, and probably have something to say about it.
My question is how she got her arm in that tight sleeve so fast.
This old brittle bone-box wonders whether it is intention that Cio looks a bit like a pink cardinal. 🙂
oh help, hubris is taking over
Thus she enters the I’ve been powerless nobody and now I got the power to be a powerful somebody phase 1. Also known as the be an asshole and a dick to everyone around you phase. I get it. You spend your life being on the receiving end of power abuse your first assumption is have power= abuse it and be an ass. Common mistake to make. When a puppy has been kicked and shoved around its first reaction is to growl, nip and bite.
I really want to pretend that that sound effect is ｢ゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴ｣…
Son. Son you might could wanna calm down a bit there. You’re not thinkin straight. Settle down and let’s talk this out like reasonable adults, alright?
She’s going to feel so embarrased about this later.
“From now on you listen to me. . . now where the hell are we and what’s going on? Actually I think I’m going to pass out from blood loss now.” *Whump*
Can someone remind me on how Allison has that sword?
She brought it with her right in the beginning when she met Cio again at the bar and accepted Princess’s drinking challenge.
Not just that, but how in any way can anyone hold that thing? Unless it’s titanium the weight distribution alone would make the wielder wobble on his/her feet and your own hilt would bleed you out at the wrists and forearms.
And, since it’s destined to be Legendary, it needs a name…
Cio thrust it in her arms in Hell 71.
Jacket transformation: unlocked!
Now she just needs to master pulling some cool shades out of mid-air and she’ll be good to go.
When you have a thousand enemies treating your friends as servants is not a wise thing, it makes them less when you need them to be more.
Ally most certainly have more than a thousand enemies, but very few friends.
Nice Watership Down reference.
Kill Six Billion Demons: One woman’s quest to fuck up ever more spectacularly.
Alternate Summary of Page: Fueled by Gandalf Bowie’s totally reputable Spirit Steroids™, Princess King begins her reign by being a jerk.
…A very fashionable jerk.
It looks like Allison is not planning to tell her friends about the source of her new-found power, or the deal she made with Incubus.
I have increasingly bad feelings about this.
It’s—it’s not like I WANTED you to notice how feminine I’m becoming, baka!
In this kind of situation, I’d be wondering how I could be expected to really tell how long I was asleep. Still, their other points are fairly sound, and I suggest meeting them halfway by gaining access to a wheelchair or rickshaw, so as to rest and shop at the same time.
I’m not sure why people keep bringing up her ‘red’ eyes. Those are clearly the hot pink eyes of an overlord.
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God I really hope this doesn’t culminate in a tired “ruined by power” arc. I want allison to just become a ruthless and domineering person and deal with the consequences without giving that up
To demand she become Ruthless is to demand she shed her name, fair dog.
Of Ruth was the King born, and of Ruth shall she remain. To pretend otherwise is a pleasing flight of fancy, albeit a painfully temporary one.
“Don’t wear it out.”
Alice-Un becomes bossy.
“Alison we are concerned about your injuries”
“Fuck y’all; you’re mine.”
Nice Work, Alison.
I wonder if the rest of the party will notice the change in the flames colours
Love Cio’s Jodie Foster ‘Taxi Driver’ costume approximation
Air pressure is a very important thing. The more air there is in one place, the stronger it’s containment must be. It might be a planet, it might be a tank of air. Power is much the same, and humans are made of plastic.
You know what would be awesome?
Incubus, except the Spirit of Jazz.
“I’m gonna creep inside you like a warm kitten”
One thing about the air guitar riff: if she’s channeling Bill and Ted then everything will turn out OK in the end.
I love everyone’s outfits in this chapter
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