Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for August 22, 2014
billy dare boy adventurer with quentin in -smugglers' cape- ch. vilxxiv: weaponized flashbacks villain: billy dare, you're trapped! surrender now, and i'll grant you a swift death. nathop: our only hope is for me to leap for that hut! billy: nathop, wait! before you go, protect yourself with a flashback! nathop: huh? oop: you don't have a strong backstory established! just think about your childhood. nathop: okay... father: keep the... watch, son... it is a clue to your true identity... nathop: y-yes, father. billy: alright... go! pow pow nathop: unbelievable! i made it! villain: aha! i heard that! now i'll have my own flashback! oop: back to work! worthless orphan! villain: ha,ha! now i too have a backstory! i can't die! i'm invinci... thook billy: classic mistake! characters whose backstories include unresolved mysteries can't die in stories like this. but characters with sympathetic backstories certainly can! next: billy: now, we've got to find out the meaning of this watch! nathop: um... no rush...
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