By Tom Siddell
well that's r00d
-Runs to check this page after midnight- Everything will be okay right?! -After reading- Oh fudge.
Dude better watch out. Kat's gonna bap him in the stomach again if he's not careful.
Well, say hi to morty for us smitty.
Jerks should have left Jeanne there to kill the rest of them :(
If they can, you can. I'm so sorry, Antimony. They are setting you up.
Was it really neccessary to engage Jeanne? Couldn't they have just gone straight to the arrow with the boat?
Man I thought muut was a bro. Not cool.
oh my god, the expression of that green guy holding the oar in the last panel hahaha
Well if she didn't hate them before....
Still, why hasn't Parley teleported Smitty to the medical wing or something?
I guess I just don't understand why Parley doesn't just teleport Smitty to a hospital.
Oh God. No please. My heart isn't ready for this.
Only because we already did it 10 minutes ago.
Annie did what it is her nature to do. Like Mort, Jeanne needed extra help to move on. As a psychopomp, Annie has a special link to to those sort of spirits. All the way back to escorting her mother.
All Mut and the others did was let Annie know Jeanne was there.
B O I
These guys are just the WORST! But at least now we know what the next big mission is now that Jeanne is gone. Destroy all Guides.
Could someone introduce these persons individually? Sir Eglamore excepted, of course.
They owe you nothing? ok then, pull out that glowing doom arrow and see if they still think that.
Perhaps she should see what she, personally can do about this situation.
What a bunch of butts!
You can't force things like this Antimony. It does not work like that
Uh...Parley? Why aren't you bipping Smitty to the hospital? The Court should be aware now that you've freed their sentinel. I don't think letting the Court Medium bleed out is going to do you any favors.
I wonder if these guys are fireproof...Bet we're about to find out!
"Will not", not "can not". Interesting.
...and uh, these guys don't learn, do they? Or maybe they've short memories, forgot what lead to this happening in the first place?
Well, since we know that Guides can die (or something of the sort)... Antimony's war on Death when?
hehehe strategic feathers to hide his bird-titties
that's cold bruh
muut you asshole. abs aren't everything, try exercising your compassion.
Are they all speaking at once? Do they have to practice?
Oh dang. First you thank her and then deny her.
I get the feeling they aren't very kosher
Yes, a beautiful page, an ugly ugly place to find yourself.
This is probably why annie hates these guys. They're a bunch of jerks.
Cold move, Birdperson.
The Return of The Green Arrow.
Annie should just invoke the DotD. They don't seem to mind flaunting mortality, and we need a new ghost pal, anyway.
Well, lets hope his plot armor is at least 'movie action last battle' proof, otherwise i believe smithy is a goner.
beeecause there is nothing to fix ?
he is already healing ??
Stupid bird man.
This is some type of something that is certainly hitting the fan.
Being a girl and shouting at sovrahuman beings isn't really the way to resolve things annie you know
That's friggin' harsh!
To be fair that's not their job. It's kind of the opposite of their jobs, actually.
I'm actually on the guides' side, Annie's been a dick to them the entire comic when all they tried to do was offer her the career she was basically made for. Yes, they didnt come for Surma and Annie was angry about that, but as Renard said: there was nothing to take. It's not like they could have actually done anything. What were they gonna do, comfort her? They're lords of death.
That being said, they should be acknowledging that Annie and her crew just accomplished a feat apparently thought impossible until now.
I just wanted you to know: TomTom NV products are awful.
... Hell of a poker-face?
Annie is one of them, all she did was her duty.
Maybe Muut is hinting that she has the power to save him herself? Anything to keep hope Smitty alive.
Damn. That ain't right yo...
Did you really expect they would?
So... buh bye Tom?? :(
they refuse to fix it, that means he's going to die. Not because they won't help him, but because they are basically saying that his fate is sealed and they shouldn't fix it as to not mess with stuff that shouldn't be tampered with
R.I.P Mighty Eyebrows Man
What a bunch of jerkfaces!
Nice to see you too, Muut.
To hell with that.
Technically I agree with him. This won't go well...
Welp, that's the end of the line for the Eyebrow Kid.
Ok so maybe the RotD is willing to make Smitty into a ghost or a vampire or something. Maybe a ghost-vampire even. Hmm.
So those times we had...all just flukes¿
Wow... this is not going to end well. I smell Coyote, Rey, Ysen or all three showing up to mock them and fix it, shame them and fix it with help, or kick some ass, get some help and fixing it, respectively.
Good thing I wasn't expecting them to help, or I'd be very disappointed.
"We didn't kill your father back then so I think we're square."
the lack of final records for jeanne still bothers me... unresolved plot point.... :(
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. OK. FINE. JUST COME OVER HERE SO I CAN BEAT YOU UP.
JK (not really), I'm sure they have some good reason...
o/~ Nothing, nothing at a-a-alll!
Sounds like a good opportunity to bring up that one time they had no problem messing with a live human.
Oh... She just got cucked.
That's not how this works, Muut. Why are the psychopomps so mean to Annie? :/
That girl's gonna set Death on fire.
Then shove your thanks up whatever assholes you have and fuck right off.
Antimony baby, you're *one of them*. If they can do it, so can you. (please please please)
Bit of a douche move there!
Fuck those guys
Demand them to save him! Get that flame on gurrrll!
They owe her. I hope they will be fair enough to admit it...
I would say I will kill you if you kill Smitty, but we both know I won't. I love this comics too much, and I wouldn't be able to live without it. Neverthless, save him somehow, I really like him. The story wouldn't be the same if Smitty was gone
They are all on the same rowing team and were just having a meeting when this happened.
Well, bye, Smitty! It was nice knowing you. RIP.
Well they're jerks!
Fuck you, Muut.
*sits here very quietly trying not to scream*
Man, these guys just came all this way just to be jerks.
Oh why, it's the tillerman
"Fix this weird bleeding thing there."
Well, there's no choice now. She has got to become a God herself.
Then begone. We don't need your all here if you aren't willing to help D:
Annie, you didn't say the magic word!
yes, why use modern science and a teleporting ambulance to help smitty when you can instead yell at native american spirit guides to do the exact opposite of what they were thought up to do
regardless, i'm assuming the "we will not" thing is because smitty isn't going to die, but if he does i'm officially awarding everyone here the biggest idiot award
There's a joke about a muut point somewhere in there, I just can't seem to drag it out.
I'm guessing they're there for the robot, not for wotshisname.
By now a crowd had gathered,
And it seemed that all was lost,
In the anger of the moment,
I had diced with death and lost.
I called it!!!!
People might think them jerks, but the aspects of Death simply follow the way the world turns. They do not simply stop or turn the world back on a simple whim.
Fate is cruel, but Death is always warm at the end.
So that's why Annie was so hasty. Damn these psychopomps, Annie will go fire elemental on them
Owl boy u better werk
That's right, Tom, make us suffer even more!
Mort bout to have a play-buddy
You can fix it yourself though... literally just... you're done here... bip him up, Parley...
The bird man makes me uneasy with his swole JJBA body
yeah that's not what they do... (rip, chico)
If you're not going to help Smitty, get lost. We don't need your thanks.
If the dog says "the world will continue to spin pup" I'll hurt someone
That means Smitty is alive.They don't want to interfere simply because he is no life/death situation???
Flame on. Force them to, Annie.
So in this chapter we watch Annie battle a group of death gods?
Of course they aren't going to save his life. It was, frankly, irrational for her to even think that they would. Why hasn't Parley bipped Smitty back to the school already? There's a hospital and everything. Awkward questions later, save his life first.
Never underestimate the sheer, overwhelming power of True Neutral Apathy. Jerks.
She said: "I did want you wanted! You owe ME", did she not mean "We" and "us"?
Christ, at least say "please"… Antimony
uh-oh! I think fire girl is about to go ballistic.
Muut, you fucker.
I mean you owe her something at least like a free drink right?
Nuke 'em, Annie. Then call Coyote.
Bad move death gods...
Yay! Andrew's gonna become new Mort!
Technically true. As I know quite well meddling gods never ends well.
However... They DEFINITELY owe her a life with all they've made her do.
Didn't know psychopomps were from New York. Attitude is awful.
See ya Smith!
Is this where we find out Red's fairy power is healing? C'mon already!
I hope they don't owe her because he's not dying
2 possibilities: Annie is gonna go hulk mode (but with fire) and force them to help, or Smitty is gonna die. Oh dear.
Well F**K YOU, YOU BUNCHA RANK BASTARDS!! ESPECIALLY YOU OWL FACE!!
Geez come on just blip him. I mean the court has free healthcare, right?
Punch them again, Kat!
Wow. Rude sirs
No money down!
Cauterize the wound, Antimony.
Psychopomp-ous jerks! Help Smitty!
Methinks the psychopomps have made an enemy this day.
Nooooo! Somehow I had a feeling that crew wouldn't be helpful. :(
What arses. Also AMAZING art (as always)!!
Wonder if she's going to have to choose between Smitty and Robot.
and you think she had a grudge against them before today...
Booo. 1/5, would not help otherworldly guides again.
That's just rude.
I bet their parties are them just angrily staring at each other.
This has to be the most intense chapter I've ever read O-o
They are evil
You. Can. T E L E P O R T. Good lord, did Jeanne crossing over into the ether give everyone brain damage and conveniently forget about Parley's power?
Yes you do, but you're jerks and went out of your way to ensure you wouldn't be held liable for anything awful that happens.
Worst characters. I can see why Annie could never stand them from the start.
Nice guys till the end, you be you, no need to change right ?
GODDAMNIT MUUT YOU JERK
Get the girl to do your dirty work and then refuse to help with the consequences? Thanks a lot. :(
Woah, stone cold.
punch em. punch em in the abs
I don't know if anyone has said this yet, but: Parley! Medevac teleportation, stat!
Kat's going to intimidate the psychopomps with her mecha-goddess form, isn't she? And she won't even have a clue.
Phrasing, Annie. You're one of them ... YOU can fix this. Ask them to give you a hint or two. What's bending & breaking another Rule or three at this point? Also, the Coyote Option. Which only gets scary when you think about it.
ok time to burn ya fucks
Wow! They're jerks. I can understand not interfering with normal human's lives, but this is hardly normal. The dead are not suppose to kill the living.
So will Anne get elemental on them, Parsly get out Coyote's sword, or Jones show up. I suppose he could live on as a ghost is the ROTD, but that would hardly be satisfactory for the others.
If she is a guide, can't she fix it? And where the HECK is Coyote when you need him?
Maybe they won't fix it because they can tell it isn't life-threatening? Yeah, I'll just believe that until the next update.
I have a bad feeling about this...
I knew it!!
OK, roast them.
Running to Coyote? Those Netherworld people seem quite unhelpful but we all know Coyote can perform miracles, right?
Ingrates. Time to try to bip to the Court or something as a plan B.
Oooh interesting point Fashoo. I hope you're right.
Don't go towards the light, Smitty! :C
Step 1: Cauterize the wound.
Step 2: Incinerate all guides.
RUDE! Can we attack a them? Please? Is that allowed? I hope that's allowed.
Go supah saiyan Annie. That'll get their attention.
I hope there's a good explanation for this and they're not just being a bunch of A-holes.
Anything they can do you can do bett-- well, a little worse, actually.
You can save him Annie!!!!!! You can do it!!!!
Since the author has already done a side-story about drowning a crippled puppy, I'm assuming that Smitty's a goner.
... Can... Annie somehow fix this? She's kind of a psychopomp
As Tigra said in an old episode of Thundercats, "Never expect a favor for a favor."
The thing with Surma received a plausible explanation, but this...
Muut, don't make Kat punish you again!
Parley can't teleport Smitty to a hospital because she relied on Smitty's powers to stabilize hers.
Naturally, good ol Smitty is going to become one of them.. Mort gets a brother
what!? Muut?! whyyyy?!?
I knew it! I knew they wouldn't heal him!
Maybe it's a ghost sword that done him in....or....this is where Annie learns that she lead the departed in either direction....so long as she claims the individual...
I see a little silhouetto of a bird
Zimmy punch, Zimmy punch, will you do the fandango?
Do they really ALL need to be here? Sure there are other dead people?
Well that's just dumb. Forget her ever doing any of them any favors again.
=_= What's with running a fucking errand between Mort and Annie? Hypocrite!
I have to agree with Fashoo; they're setting up Antimony to fix this herself too. (smh)
She should have asked instead of demanded, but of course I get her urgency. Gosh, I hope that boy will be okay.
It's not like any of you could cauterize the wound with fire or anything, right Annie?
Well, they can't just go pulling out every left-handed dagger thrust into somebody's chest by a lovelorn murder ghost, can they? We'd be here all day. The good news: Tony can fix this. The bad news: Tony can fix this.
Wait...if they have the power to fix it, wouldn't Annie as well? That is if she is essentially a psychopomp...
I don't remember them specifically asking to help with Jeanne...
Gotta side with the 'pomps here. They told Annie what the right thing to do was, she did it of her own free will. The fault is hers for assuming they'd provide a reward upon completion.
Those damn Death gods. SOOoo intransigent. They never give you a break, never have any compassion.
Birdbeaked Owlface help the Smitten right now or I tell your parents
That might not be a good attitude to take.
If Jeanne could kill psychopomps, Annie might just decide to apply this principle to the lot of you.
If they can fix it, why can't she?
Not cool, Muut. Not cool at all. #RIPmightyeyebrowsboy
"Except that bicycle pump I borrowed from you last year. I owe you that."
My Smitty is damaged; may I get a refund?
Dammit, Muut! His wound, and impending death, are completely unnatural. And unlike Mort, he's not dead yet. You're just being greedy!
Someone get Jones, she'll get them to fix it!
We're going to see fire.
Wow. Rude. Gotta reward her somehow for cleaning up your mess, but ohhh no, gotta obey whatever arbitrary laws the beings who guide others to death follow. Couldn't they just turn a blind eye for a few hours so he can get patched up?
They wont help him because he is already dead.
As she is a Psychopomp herself, the others could be trying to draw the ability to save him out of her instead as training.
As for Parley not teleporting Smitty to the hospital, has anyone considered the amount of strain that puts on their bodies? How many of them got sick when she teleported the group of them to the river in the first place.
The reason Parley isn't teleporting him to the hospital is because it would probably kill him with how weak he is.
If they can fix it, so can she. She's a bit one of them after all.
hang in there, Smitty!
The next part is also up to Annie. Annie, you are the receptionist in this scenario and Muut is upper management. All of the things are your job.
I believe the next panel shall be known as rage awakened. The fire elemental shall return.
Why, fix it yourself, you are one of us now.
And there is a position open I heard ...
Morty, Robot, now Smitty...
The list just gets longer :(
However, I do hope that we receive some explanation regarding Smitty's strings and his overall relationship with luck. I want to knoooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Guides: Hey, Antimony, thanks for getting rid of Jeanne. Good job. That was a really epic chapter.
Antimony: THEN HELP ME OUT!!!!!
Guides: Gosh, is that the time? (Melts back into the ether)
I feel an explosion coming on, Antimony is not gonna take this.
Antimony didn't do shit. This was Smitty, Kat and Parley's work.
Nothing is owed unless a deal was made.
Also, the psychopomps can't choose who lives and who dies. That would be absolutely evil.
I suspect the reason why Parley hasn't biped him out is really kind of simple. Using her ability takes concentration. She's holding the bleeding body of the boy she loves...it's entirely possible she can't concentrate enough to bip.
Even if she did, no guarantee she'd get them anywhere near the hospital without him serving as the focal point, guiding the bipping.
she's gonna lose her shiiiiiiit
And they especially can't fix this when there's plenty that humans could do to fix this.
Um, where is Coyote? Seems to me *he* could fix this. And would... he loves her.
Well, bawls. Bye, Smitty :'(
Hey, uh, Jeanne? Could you come back from the afterlife or nonexistence or wherever you are for a sec to kill these assholes? Please?
WHAT! THOSE JERKS
Owe? Perhaps not, but this was incurred doing your work, so you could darn well not punish people doing you a kindness.
NOT COOL TOM, NOT COOL. NOT COOOOOOL
even if eyebrows dies, he can have mort for company. right???
Well... well... well... You're UGLY!
To be honest it's not right for him to be like this, it wasn't something that was actually /real/ that could kill him. Someone killed by someone who was already dead does not deserve to die.
Well, now sure it's time for some fiery reaction.
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I feel like "A man not yet due to die, is being sent to the grave early because of your incompetence, and failure to do a job that you ended up forcing on him!" Would be a good argument to convince the spirits they should help.
Well, I think that she could be a little nicer in asking them nicely rather than demanding they fix the situation and saying that they owe her... ._.
They can't bip guys, her powers of teleportation and controlling where she goes is tied to Smitty. With him unable to focus and possibly dying, she can't do it. Also psychopomps :( guess they don't want to bend the rules.
Well, maybe Coyote can give him a new body.
can we stop draging his death out? just kill the poor man and let us all move on with our lives
That is kind of dicky
True but, consider this gentlemen: She just did something that none of you could. Do you really, REALLY want someone who achieved such wonders to start thinking what she can do about YOU?