By Tom Siddell
So nice of you to give a shoutout to underappreciated comics working man Dick Sprang.
Mrs Donlan is stronk
Surprised doggo face, dawwww
Gunnerkrigg Court used "bubble!" It's super effective!
I think something countered his Devil Fruit powers! Quick, throw him in the water!
Surprised Coysingrin face: Priceless.
Keep in mind that at the beginning of all of this, before giving his strength to Ysengrin,coyote winked at Antimony
I cast Barrier!
And here is the other shoe, dropping.
Of course the Court could defend itself. You are an idiot, dude. There is a very good reason Coyote never attacked personally.
Well, at least it isn't green. Because green would be bad.
I feel sorry for him. Finding out you're not omnipotent is SUCH a downer.
Bad dog is about to get a lesson of humbleness
maybe ysengir soon learns why coyote stayed at his side of gorge
(I've been so worried)
That expression in the 3rd panel is pure gold.
This chapter started out horrifying but keeps getting goofier
I guess we'll now learn why Coyote didn't (or couldn't) do that himself before.
It's sci-fantasy Hogwarts *of course* it has a force field.
A protective field?
The trap has been sprang.
My boy Ysengrin going on a power-trip. Adorable, yet terrifying.
Ooops. Looks like the Humans aren't as weak as you thought...
Why don’t they just have that up all the time?
EEEEK! IT'S ANJA'S PROTECTOR SPELL FROM TIES!!
Those unicorn hair shields are always such a pain.
The Donlan "Sprang" Shield, brought to you by a city block sized cluster of etheric computers.
Ah, fell for the old purple bubble around the buildings trick.
Unexpected forcefield. Will it hold, though?
Umm, Coyosengrin? You got a little crazy on your face there.
Not by the hair on your chinny-chin-chin!
hmm, need more strength ..
“Well shut my mouth...”
Uuh, it is Anjas Bubble! Nicely done!
And still no way to really tell what scale this is at. The court’s size is one of the biggest mysteries imo.
That is a great face. The look of bewilderment.
And now he's going to figure out why this hasn't been tried before.
not quite according to keikaku
Captain Coyote: COYOTE PUNCH!
dee-NIED!! XD. Though, does that shield only prevents ACTUAL physical attacks by him and not any magic and/or long range manipulation, or was that shield brought up just now?
That manic grin remains deeply disturbing, yet the total WTF face in the last panel is oddly endearing.
He was Lucario the whole time...
About time their defences actually resisted.
IT'S A TRAP!
Nod Bip POW! = SPRANG
Oh god, that derpy look. I love this.
"Wait, I'm not god?"
better than WHAAM!
a beautiful tryptich.
"What? A forcefield? How dare you?"
I REPEAT! FULL ANIME IS IN PROGRESS!
PLEASE EVACUATE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION!
Continuing the theme of anime tropes, this is the part where Goku finally shows up.
Ha! You thought they were doomed, but instead they are domed!
Hey! "SPRANG"? It was supposed to be "SPRONG". What's gone wrong with my new powers?
What, what, what!?
time for that classic rump slap Annie! 'bad dog!' hahahhaha love the surprised face!
A GOD and a SEMI GOD fused together still can't pop an ultra strong thaumaturgical bubble concoted by some of the greatest etherical peopley things
I'm assuming it's specifically meant to stop Coyote or Ysengrin or Reynard from attacking, not any proxies they might use
"Alas, poor Coyote. I barely even knew him Renard..."
*guitar solo* ONE PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNCH
Good! Ysengrim is a jerk now.
Shields up, Mr. Sulu! Aye, Captain! Shields are holding!
One Punch Dog. ...One Pawnch?
The Court is paranoid, so I'm not surpriaed.
Can't imagine it will take long to break through, though. Not for someone with Coyote's strength.
Well, that was anti-climatic.
OOOO, what is that?
(Also, TOTALLY digging the art style in this arc!)
Thank god they have protection.
Sprang has sprung.
"So, it's like that."
"Look, you straight up beat me. I'm out."
*de-absorbs Coyote and walks into the horizon*
Ysengrin, on panel 3: ?????!?!?!?!?!?????
look at the all powerful purple shield!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! where did it come from though???? also it can BLOCK coyotes strength... this is strange.
Am I guessing right that Anja somehow made this shield? It looks similar to the one Ch. 22, but this is much bigger...
I imagined that making a pretty satisfying *doooonk* noise.
This is where coyote comes back and stops coyotysengrin. Or the court has defenses for things like this.
Well, he didn’t completely obliterate the entire court instantly, so that’s nice.
Princess, the particle barrier is online! Whatever the court did to make a forcefield capable of repelling a punch from basically a god, kudos to them.
owo what's this
Yesengrin: POW POW POW #lovinit
OwO whats this
He looks surprised. He clearly expected his fist to do something destructive, but instead it seems to have encountered a protective dome.
That bottom panel is incredible. Really captured the 'what the heck' expression perfectly. Really awesomely unique visual.
Funny. For all Y's hating on humans... Coyote never took anything like human form. Now even with all this power Y STILL ends up forming human shapes to fight.
Ha! You have activated my trap card!
oh thank god
Holy me! Coyote coming out with a roaring laughter as soon as Ysengrin tires of it and steps forest-side, LOL
oh nice a force field that we have no clue how it works. theres no desruction to cry about on this page so i'kk just cry about how good ysenhrin looks.powerful hod made of rubber. an absolute unit. please live
I think I know what the robots were doing
And now for your regularly scheduled DAT FACE
I love the look on his face
Purple means alchemy. It’s the robots!
Ysyote was expecting a satisfying punch, but no, it was me, Bubble Shield!
Coysengrin! BAD DOG! SPANKIES FOR YOU
Ysengrim Apocalypse Punch... denied!
Talk about chekov's gun. So that's what those ether plants were for
Full power to shields Mr Sulu!
Hooray finally a check to the rampant destructiveness of Wile E. Coyogrin McRagepants.
Haha! Love that expression. The town actually got some defences.
You know, in hindsight I really shouldn't be surprised that the court has set up other safety measures and barriers since Jeanne got stuck in the gorge
Wile E. Coyotewolf
ONE PUUUUUUUUNCHwait nevermind
Not what he expected... Somebody planned ahead.
Surprised Coyogrin is the best expression yet.
"Please is to lower the Big Barrier. Otherwise, I may have to go through forcefully."
Ah, my favorite season!
ysengrin's face is hilarious
What the hell!?!?!
"The new screens held!" -- Lt Hiraku Sulu, Star Trek the Motion Picture
And I'm finally caught up, just discovered this comic about 3 days ago. Amazing stuff, I've been really enjoying it.
So that's where Prince went after he left us... cool.
Shields holding at ninety percent.
I can totally picture the court sinking into the sea with Lyndsey as the leviathan :'D
Ysengrin about to be shown how weak the humans truly aren't.
Theory...... this is Coyote's way of testing the humans to see how strong they are...... but without taking the blame for it.
That didn't go as planned.
Unstoppable_Force * Immovable_Object = NaN
He really has a thing with using the body form of the thing he claims to despise, doesn't he?
Ugh, divine shield is so annoying.
*"Statues" theme from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts playing*
Of course they have defenses, you foool coyoytegrin,
...now the question becomes whether it can stop him from manipulating the trees already inside the barrier. Well, that, and how long they can keep it up.
nope, ysengrin. you can't destroy this, so geeettttttt dunked on!!
I was waiting for something like this. There had to be a reason why Coyote dealt with the Court as equals.
I'm still waiting for Coyote to start laughing.
I love wolf-kaiju battles!
GOMU GOMU NO COYOTE!
Whoahohohohoa! Pretty damn defensive pretty defence! Does Violet Incredible go to this school?
*Graham - Nice Gravity Falls reference, that what I was gonna say :P
On the other hand, the comments section is still split between who's in control: Coyote or Ysengrin.
Science trumps magic. It's Sir Peter v Ommadon all over again. :)
It seems that the strange Complex that Annie and her friends visited a while back (that was interacting with the Ether in such a strange way) is functioning as designed.
Wile Ysengrin Coyote, Sooooper genius.
10 to 1 that shield is what the robots are doing.
Apparently, while Ysengrin gained much of Coyote's power and some of his knowledge, it would seems that Ysengrin gained little of Coyote's wisdom. Also, Coyote was a master of the "subtle" approach whereas Ysengrin is full on brunt, brutal force.
Shields up, Captain
When your falcon punch gets powershielded
Ysegrin be like
Ohh, is that where those robots were going before? Hm. I guess it’s a battle of nature god vs. human technology. Score one for HT! Nature god has been beaten back for now.... But we’ll have to see how it continues in the next play.
u wot m8
Top 10 Anime Fights
The return of ‘SPANG’
The letter ‘R’
Of course, it's possible that Coyote didn't attack the Court, not because of this, but because he just didn't want to. To him, it would be more entertaining to have the place around for him to play with, while if he attacks it - if he wins - he'd just have a box full of broken toys.
(my apologies if like 100 other people have done this)
OH THANK GOODNESS.
Cracked the field with a single punch. This still isn't gonna slow him much.
'S okay though. As long as it slows him enough for Jones to come out and flick him in the nose and tell him he's a bad dog, it'll suffice.
I'm starting to get the impression that Ysengrin hates humans for the same sort of reason he loved Coyote, and that that's why he shaped both of his bodies like one. I think he loves power, he sees that humans have it and he feels that they don't deserve it so he's angry, he sees that Coyote has it and he chooses to follow Coyote because Coyote is the best candidate for wielding that power, if he'd only ever use it. Humans don't deserve the strength that they wield, but Ysengrin still sees it as strength so he embodies it too. Maybe something like that?
It sure is a good thing Steven Universe happened to be in the Court at that time.
I would like to believe that somewhere, there is a file marked YSENGRIN COYOTE YUM YUM EMERGENCY 1234-Z, and it just details a highly specific contingency plan about what kind of barrier to have ready in case Ysengrin just kinda...happened to one day kill and eat Coyote, and then attack the Court.
You know. As one does.
Sprang? That wasn't supposed to be a sprang! It was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom! What is this sprang nonsense? I have Coyote power! Sprangs don't fit my world view!
I'm glad that, for all this comic gets serious and has ominous moments that keep you on the edge of your seat, there's also ones like the face he's making in Panel 3 to even it out. No matter how things turn out at the end of this chapter, things will end up being alright.
Oh look, a little REALITY CHECK for you my lil' Ysengrin. Also, idk if anyone remembers, but this barrier could've been created by those giant machines over chapter 19. If I remember correctly, those machines move etheric forces and... Stuff... Omg gotta re-read it all!!
A SP(R)ANG should always be followed by a CHONK.
Sorry poor goose- you are locked in a fence. You can't get to those delicious treats. I suppose it is time for you to cry about your poor goose wife.
Someone asked in the comments why they don't have the force field up all the time.
Simple- that would seriously raise their electric bill.