Chapter 9 Page 41

February 13th, 2015, 4:49 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
February 13th, 2015, 2:52 pm
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...Go on DT!!

See y'all soon.
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sjTaylor
February 13th, 2015, 4:52 pm
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That is one strong toe claw.
Also, first?
(Guest) (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 4:57 pm
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Umm... I'm starting to think DT really is screwed.
Nevamore
February 13th, 2015, 5:02 pm
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Soooo DT is dead now right? Cause I'm pretty sure falling into a pool doused her tail.....
MoogleSam
February 13th, 2015, 9:20 pm
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@Nevamore: Not likely. Ash's Charmander has been soaked before and still tail didn't go out, and a Charizard in one episode dove into a LAKE and came out fine.
BurstThrough
February 13th, 2015, 5:03 pm
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Is dragonthing dead now?I'm worried...
Air Man1 21
February 17th, 2015, 11:38 pm
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@BurstThrough: No likely since the Pokemon Origins anime special had a Charizard get completely submerged in water, yet it didn't die.

Link: http://youtu.be/x-oX6isLDis?t=18m27s
PJSam
February 13th, 2015, 5:18 pm
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Well on the bright side I think the golduck is weak enough for the rest of his team to finish off.
RazorD9
February 13th, 2015, 5:24 pm
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Wipe out!

Just hope Atty isn't too sore at D.T. for getting her butt kicked. Huh, never really raised a Golduck enough to know if it learns low kick or not. Will have to look that up.
Cyyowyn
February 13th, 2015, 5:33 pm
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@RazorD9: Golducks can, in fact, learn Low Kick. They can also learn Low Sweep, which is probably a visually similar attack. Only through either the Move Tutor or a TM though, not naturally.

Bulbapedia is a helluva resource. Thanks for making me curious enough to look it up :D
ISpamYou
February 13th, 2015, 5:36 pm
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Disqualified for drowning the challenger?
PureSnowBird
February 13th, 2015, 5:37 pm
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Oh god you didn't just kill of DT did you?
Visitor (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 5:40 pm
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Dragonthing can't die here. She just can't. I refuse to accept it.
ChaosSorceror_Davidicus
February 13th, 2015, 5:56 pm
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Everyone's comments: "Oh gods! DT is dead!" I will remind we are in the world of Pokemon. She's fine, she just fainted!
Takeshre
February 13th, 2015, 6:05 pm
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@ChaosSorceror_Davidicus: And for that, I will direct you to Mokepon Chapter 2 Pages 9 and 10.
Guest
February 13th, 2015, 8:34 pm
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@Takeshre: Why refer to those when you can refer to the Viridian Forest Massacre?
Takeshre
February 14th, 2015, 1:17 am
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@Guest: While the Viridian Forest Massacre did indeed result in more Pokemon deaths, I feel that a Pidgey being turned into a gory splatter by a random lawnmower is both more graphic and humorous.
Halosty (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 6:40 pm
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I would like to point out that only charmanders are said to die when their flames go out, not charmeleons and charizards.
Drakey (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 7:13 pm
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@Halosty: Actually, Charizards have also been stated to die if the tail flame goes out. I rather suspect that our esteemed host is playing fast and loose with the rules there, though.
Sabeloid
February 13th, 2015, 7:10 pm
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OMG NO! if her flame goes out she'll die!!!
EmilyAnnCoons
February 13th, 2015, 8:20 pm
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You know, if a Charmander, Charmeleon, or Charizard died when its tail fire went out, one Surf, Water Gun, etc. would kill the thing. As Charmanders seem to be pretty strong and alive, I think its the opposite. The tail flame goes out when they die. The tail flame is sort of a symbol of how "alive" they are. Pouring water on it might put it out for a moment, but if the Pokemon is alive, it'll just relight. The flame burns from something on the inside of them, as opposed to their life going by that of a flame on their tail.
Tijopi11
February 13th, 2015, 8:26 pm
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@EmilyAnnCoons: Actually, there was one episode in the anime where a charmander falls into a lake, and the characters quickly panic noting that if the tail goes under the water, the Charmander is done for. However, this comic seems to play by it's own rules when called for. Since that idea is pretty illogical (as you state, a simple Surf attack should easily kill a charmander) I'm going to assume Dragonthing is probably alright (or not dead, in any case.)
Guest
February 13th, 2015, 8:33 pm
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@Tijopi11: Ah, you forget that most things drown underwater and since they didn't have a professional doctor around they wouldn't be able to save it
Guest
February 13th, 2015, 10:24 pm
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@Tijopi11: To be fair, the anime itself plays pretty fast and loose with the rules of... anything Poke-related. (lest we forget the episode where Pikachu KOs a Rhydon by "aiming for the horn")

Even after the first episode with Charmander was all about how his tail couldn't go out, I'm almost positive there were multiple episodes where he gets knocked into water and comes out fine. Similarly there's an ep where Charizard falls into a volcano and comes out fine and come on I know he's a fire-type but jesus.
Curse (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 10:56 pm
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@Tijopi11: Actually, that may have more to do with body temperature, not the tail flame. Water wicks away body heat quicker than air. A human can die from hypothermia in water that's a much higher temperature than would be required to get hypothermia from the air. Since charmander/meleon/zard would need an incredibly hot body temperature to keep their flame lit, falling into water would quickly deteriorate their body temperature. i believe it was mentioned in the anime that the tail is an indication of health, not that the pokemon can be killed by just dousing the tail. Like when that Charmander's tail flame was going out, it could be because the rain was giving it hypothermia way back in the early episodes. Also, there was a sick charmander shown at a pokemon center with a low tail flame.
Air Man1 21
February 17th, 2015, 11:41 pm
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@Tijopi11: Then again though, they still had time to rescue Charmander before his tail when out, which means that DT could probably get out of the pool in time to be fine. Plus the Origins anime special threw a Charizard in the water, and he ended up being fine.
Ultimate the Hedgehog
February 13th, 2015, 8:48 pm
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H0ly you troll!
Last page I was scared DT was gonna fall into the pool. This page shows GD kick DT over to Atticus, and for a sec I thought "Oh good, DT will be fine," ONLY FOR YOU TO HAVE THEM BOTH FALL IN THE WATER! WHY?!?!? YOU JUST KILLED DT!!!
qazox
February 13th, 2015, 9:45 pm
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Anybody besides me worried about Atty getting thumped by a 40 lbs lizard in the gut and being knocked into the water aswell??
Guest
February 13th, 2015, 10:25 pm
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@qazox: Nah, it's good for him. Builds character.
Myou (Guest)
February 15th, 2015, 2:40 am
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@qazox: Yeah, I was wondering about that too. Something like that would knock the air out of you, then immediately falling into a pool full of water... I can't imagine that ending well.

It seems like one of those instances where Atty would be dragged out of the pool and would wake up while George was trying to give him mouth-to-mouth or something.
Sanity (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 10:55 pm
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In Pokemon Origins, Charizard was flung into a pool and its tail didn't go out. It was shown underwater, with its tail flame still burning. While we're not playing by Pokemon logic here, DT is also afflicted by main character syndrome, and therefore is not likely to die.
avian-reader
February 14th, 2015, 2:08 am
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@Sanity: Y'know we really should stop tempting H0ly. She will kill DT if we think she's untouchable xD
Broktus (Guest)
February 14th, 2015, 12:52 pm
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Wait, what? @avian-reader: H0ly's a girl? I always thought she was a guy due to that animation she keeps using with her posts.
Grif (Guest)
February 13th, 2015, 11:10 pm
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I go by the explanation that it's superstition. If you observe a hundred alive charmanders with burning tails, and a hundred dead charmanders with unlit tails, it's entirely likely you will make a correlation, and then say "letting the tail go out causes death."

In other words, it's far more likely that it grew out of superstition and confusing the causal link. Obviously, the tailflame is an indicator of the charmander's health, not the determination of health.
Scry001 (Guest)
February 14th, 2015, 8:41 am
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Oh no attys precious lighter
CrowWingedAngel
February 14th, 2015, 11:01 am
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I'm not going to jump in and speculate if DT will live or die here... but I do want to say I enjoy the touch of Atty going down with her! Although I feel it's meant to just be funny, like an extra slap to the face, I feel it's kind of symbolic, if not touching.
SeriousJupiter (Guest)
February 14th, 2015, 2:37 pm
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Yep, this was pretty much inevitable. I don't believe for a second that this will kill Dragonthing, but surely she is now unable to battle. Also, Atticus deserved to fall into the pool with her for being so damn stubborn.
Darkfire980 (Guest)
February 14th, 2015, 2:56 pm
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No one has mentioned the time Ash's Charmander spent adrift at sea after James's Gyarados went on a rampage and it washed up on the shore of Pokemon Islnad perfectly fine. That tailflame being purely an indicator of health makes a lot more sense than being an instant death cheat.
Mjoern (Guest)
February 14th, 2015, 5:33 pm
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She will be fine or more likely she will not be fine but not dead, this fight is meant for Atty to understand that he needs to care for her wellbeing and knows about her limits and knows that he has other pokemon he can count on and that they at least can assist DT
A guy (Guest)
February 14th, 2015, 5:47 pm
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I think that only non-captured pokemon can actually die, considering they're somewhat intrinsically tied to their pokeballs.
Maybe if both the pokemon and pokeball are out of the picture that'd be a death condition?
Edit: I'm not including old age, which is the only time pokemon are directly said/alluded to expire.
ScruffMcDuff
February 14th, 2015, 11:31 pm
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Magikarp FTW Now that DT outt how much u wanna bet his magikarp wins this battle for him. CALLING IT NOW!!!
ZDW (Guest)
February 15th, 2015, 5:40 am
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Red mega evolved charzaird underwater vs mewtwo in Pokemon origins
Mjoern (Guest)
February 16th, 2015, 8:29 am
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@ZDW: lol don't evenb imply DT would already evolve
even the worst noob don't reach lvl 36 before the 3rd badge
Prior Semblance (Guest)
February 15th, 2015, 2:58 pm
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I guess this is an example of a Critical Hit
m3w (Guest)
February 16th, 2015, 4:10 pm
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rip
willky7
February 28th, 2015, 6:46 am
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Was not expecting that
mega kick is overpwered
Auberon_Sylveon
July 19th, 2015, 6:14 pm
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*Clears throat* If I may...
TATSUMAKI SENPUKYAKU!