By Tom Siddell
Well, that works for me.
Loopy, more like.
L o u p ? Whaaaaa?
LOUP THERE IT IS!
Bonjour, loup !
Instead of French for Wolf, his name should be Bat S**t Crazy...
NOW WE KNOW!!!
Google tells me this is French for "wolf". I guess he's inspired by the simplicity of Coyote's name!
Canis lupus - wolf, of course - Loup Of The Purple Tongue. Annie finally has a boyfriend. And everyone lives happily ever after. The End.
That sounds suspiciously like a Coyote thing to say.
I dislike this guy already.
Who's THIS clown?? I'm so excited to see how this develops, but also so nervous
More like Loopy.
Oh good. The madness seems to have subsided into exuberant enthusiasm and ecstatic excitement, I mean- it's not too far off from madness, but it's certainly a step in a more friendly direction! right!?... right...?
That face though.
Hi Loup!! Please be nice...
Well, this development will certainly throw some people's theories for a Loup.
Well we saw soul totems for both Coyote and Ysengrin, so I'm willing to believe this is essentially a new entity.
His name is French for Wolf?
I feel this is a bad sign.
Because he's loopy.
Well I guess coyote never saw this coming.
Loup is a fusion confirmed...
He's certainly acting "loupy" .... >_< At least he's gotten control of his teeth now.
In a cross-universe this would be a
"Dammit, Mr. Lupin, put down my makups!
"That would be fantastically more intimidating if I knew what it was supposed to mean."
Well he sems loopy to me.
As in the French word for wolf; right.
Just found out Loup is actually a name related to the Latin "lupus" for wild. Really love the bloodshot eye detail in panel 1
Never heard of him. But I guess he is a wolf.
It is likely Loup is putting dramatic pauses in between the words of his declaration of his name, but given Loup literally means "wolf", I like to believe the pauses were from him coming up with his name on the fly.
Those colors - he's Serbian! 🇷🇸 Or a Russian/Slovakian/Slovenian in distress! 🇷🇺🇸🇰🇸🇮🙃
Oh no! Coyotegrin has become... French?!
Pronounced 'Lou', so it's both an accurate label and an incongruously ordinary name.
It's not lupus.
Un loup dans le placard
Vous voulez quitter le
Laissez-le manger le quartier
Avant de s'endormir
[this is shakira's loba translated into hopefully accurate french, if anyone's wondering]
So he's french now.
So Loup got looks of Ysengrin but wits of Coyote
A pleasure, I'm sure.
I have been trying so hard to not make any Steven Universe fusion jokes but I am SO EXCITED AND INTRIGUED that this seems to be a new person/being distinct from either of the component beings.
As in Loopy, I'm thinking.
Loup... Like Lupus... As in simply "Wolf"? That is rather meta to say the least; "Hi, my name is Wolf, and I am a Wolf!"
Loup figured out teeth, good for them
Finally, a stable genius in the forest! Things are looking much better now...
at least we don't have to use made up tongue-twisting names for him O-O
He's gone Fruit Loups
Peyote is a HELL of a drug.
And now, little red riding hood? What do you think will the big Wolf do,, now that he has sent granny into orbit and the huntsman (and his apprentice) are busy elsewhere? What is his nature, hmmm?
Toldja it's neither.
Shame to see gunnerkrigg suffer from coywolf hybrids like the US does, if in a somewhat different manner
So, he’s French now! 🤨
What a silly name.
Loupy if ya ask me.
never mind the annan waters; this guy crossed the english channel!
Looks like a transporter accident.
Let's hope their patterns are still stored in the buffer so they can be re-beamed to their seperate selves.
“Loup” is French for “wolf.”
I suppose a generic name like that makes sense, given that Renard became so popular that the actual French word for fox is renard. Makes his fan nickname really obvious too. Good choice.
oh! well, glad we cleared that up!
We all got taken for a Loup
Ha, like our Loup Garou here in southern Louisiana.
Well, that’s very appropriate b
i cant believe ysengrin is fucking dead
He's certainly loupy.
But yes, in French, loup means wolf. It also means a kind of mask, which is fairly pertinent.
What the friggin name is 'Loup'? Oh man this guy is even wilder/crazier than Coyote. I mourn for Coyote and Ysengrin, especially the latter as he was Annie's mentor-figure.
Wolf in another clothing.
tom is throwing us readers for a *LOUP* again
Ah, Loup. Considering the basic research I (admittedly just) did, this might not go all that well.
BS, I will still call you after my fave ship name: Coyogrin!
The wolf has coyote.
Loup-garou? With a smile like that I think he'd fit in well with the Cheshire cat and friends!
Huh, funny name. wonder how he takes rejection...
Can I pet him.
Oh, no, he’s just become the wolfy version of Pep Lee Pew!
Best (or worst) of both... o_O
All those years of Chris Claremont's villains bragging "I... AM... DEATHsomething!" worked well, I see...
I like her hair.... The yellow is awesome.
This fella seems pretty loupy to me...
So, how many people instantly googled "Loup"?
I'm assuming this is from the French word for wolf? Is he some counterpart to Reynardine - the Fox?
Wictionary says Loup is middle french derivation of latin lupus meaning wolf.... Is that where you got it from?
I can’t wait for the commentary on this.
ah, it's loup
So, does he want all three of the canines inside him, if he has that name?
I initially read the name as 'Lollipop' and was very disconcerted.
Well, if "Coyote" is enough of a name...
I'm a little...
He looks up for anything - I like it!
Agent Coulson: "Oh, crap. They gave him a name."
So when do we get Loup soup with loops in the merch store? Or Loup hula hoops?
Greeeeeeaatt.... Loup, the Loopy.
Loup de Garau
Well, this has certainly thrown plenty of readers for a 'loup'. [task complete: obligatory bad pun]
How dare you take the form of the wolf, indeed!
"Loup?" "I am neither Ysengrin or Coyote!" was clear before this devolopment, but. . . . "Loup?" More like WT["Loup"]! What the F---?!
Loup seems a bit loopy...
Yeah, he looks a bit loupy.
SO I guess, in the records of the Court, this incident shall be known as the Loup Fiasco?
He is certainly acting Loup-y
Loup is a bad pup
you really out here calling this guy Wolf in french, huh
He's loopy alright.
C'mon, you creepy ****, you're half trickster! Surely you could've been more original than THAT.
Oh! Of course! Loup!
This will end poorely I’m sure.
Loup? Really? That just means wolf in French. I'm guessing Tom is referencing "loup garou" (werewolf). People have reportedly actually been lynched in recent years due to accusations of being loups garous. See Reuters January 27, 2010, "Haiti quake raises fears of child-eating spirits". Some cases might have been actual cases of child molesters being caught, though. (Article excerpt: "Some people accused of being loups-garous have apparently been lynched since the earthquake, including a man killed at the La Grotte camp for displaced people on a barely accessible hillside that looks down on Port-au-Prince. 'After the earthquake, the loup-garou fled from prison. He was bragging that he was in jail because he was caught eating children ... During the night he went into the tents and tried to take someone’s child,' said Michaelle Casseus, a camp resident. In another camp, residents described beating a man almost to death after he tried to take a baby during the night.")
Huh, I didn't know Mr. Garou was actually french all along. (Loup-Garou is the french name for the werewolf)
Isn't that kind of like Antimony calling herself "Fille" or "Femme"?
Loup Garou, maybe. :)
"Super Loupy Nuts are we- Me in him and him in Me" With apologies to "Chas and Dave". Remember at the end of all, Coyote is always pulling the strings.
Loup Rampant. Loup Souriant. Loup inquietant.
"Loup" - (Fr. "wolf"). I suspect this name is related to "loup-garou" - a werewolf of French folklore of the Middle Ages, and that the Court is going to be making a lot of silver bullets. Hi-yo Silver, away! :)
Well, that's certainly thrown Annie for a loop.
Well, that answers *that* question.
...This is going to take some time to get used to.
Well Tom, you haven't ever disappointed before, so I'll be glad to wait and see what you have in store for us. But this is weird, and feels like not in the normal gk way. Like, I have no idea where this is going to go, and I'm not sure I'm going to like it
Your name is what...?
I just realised that we have not seen any domesticated animals in this setting. Especially no dogs, which if you think about how dogs influenced our evolution as well is kind of interesting.
He does look rather loopy...
He's so very manic. :c
Loups character design looks like ass
Well. That answers that question. Love the colour in this one Tom!
Y'sure are pretty bloody loupy.
Le Loup Fou
Who would he be if Renard joined...
So he's a neopet!
So uh, you're french now ? :)
I swear, if he doesn’t have a special homemade loup soup...
Yeah, Loopy does seem quite fitting to this one here.
I bet that threw some people for a Loup!
Ah, THAT "neither". And...what does it mean?
Well, heck, Tom, just disregard all the primo naming options we've given ya. Ysengrote, Coyogrin, Coyosengrote: solid names.
So, like a gem fusion?
Crazy as coyote and danger as ysengrin? Anyway- I want more :)
Coyote is evolving...
Coyote evolved into Wolf
Eh bien, c'est vrai qu'il est en bleu-blanc-rouge alors pourquoi pas!
(I've never commented but the occasion was really pretty. Thanks for your great work by the way)
Hmm... Annie has the knife, Parley has the lake water and Smitty has the goose bone.Maybe some kind of surgery will be needed.
NEW NAME!!! Must research...
*GASP* It was the french all along.
There you go people.
Loup? As in Loup-Garou?
Or merely Loup as in Wolf?
I think we can safely say that Ysengrin holds a controlling stake in Loup as he was a wolf rather than Coyote who was...a coyote.
Okay, someone has gone a little Loupy :P
It means Wolf!
How do you pronounce that?
Is it pronounced like “Lew”?
Mindblowing as always, love your work and cannot wait to see where it leads to
That's a dumb name.
The Adventure Zone/Gunnerkrigg Court crossover event?! *Brain exploding gif*
Now that’s not creepy, is it?
He's Loupy alright. Lemme guess, he wants to date her.
For once, it seems it's Lupus.
at first sight it shoud be Loonie
Yeah, he's gone loopy.
Great page! Is the name pronounced "Loo" Or "Loop" ?
It rhymes with soup.
Loup? I thought it was going to be 'Wolf' originally, do I get any points for guessing the correct name in the wrong language? Also, why is his name in French?
Alright, we got a name! Yay!
Oh yeah there's also the fact that he is crazy. Side problem right?
Anyone got an original of loup's name? An obvious one is "Lupus" or some such thing meaning dog or wolf, but is there a different one...?
I googled it ya'll-
So a loup is
1) to leap
2) a half mask
3) the general word for wolves/dogs/coyotes I forgot what the word was (I closed the tab)
That makes sense
Boy, anyone landing on this page after missing months of updates sure would be out of the loup on this one! Surf Wisely.
NNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! COME BACK TO US YSENGRIN!!!! 😭
So, this is the titular "neither", the French word for "wolf" called "Loup" (pronounced loo, I looked it up).
Definitely loupy--I mean loopy--but that's nothing new. ;)
This can only end well.
(His name is Loup)
wheres my mum
Soooooooooooooo....Wolf in french?
We are Gods, we are Wolves! Have you ever seen such power?
Have you ever loved enough to destroy your love?
man. france wins the world cup and now ysengrin's all like. oui oui. merci. vive la france. calm down, ysengrin.
So does that mean he's speaking with a french accent?
quick! get deputy Droopy Dog!
Im not sure I like you Loup...
Really great artwork Tom, I'm so excited to find out what happens next!
Loup is French for Wolf, so Ysengrin is probably more dominant than Coyote.
Fusion is just a cheap trick to make weak gems stronger!
So, Coyote, Renard (fox), and now Loup (wolf). They are becoming avatars for their species?
Uh... Careful Annie. Loup, son of Loki, bit off someones hand, and that was just when he was chained by a magic ribbon. Or if the name is not a refference to Norse Mythology, Loup means wolf in French. He will be less subtle than Coyote.
Well... that threw me for a Loup.
Wolf. his name is wolf. I don't like him.
Oh no, the trope, the trope is too bright!
So what's the next step? Assimilate Reynard and be whole again?
God I'm not even sure I'll be ready for this.
Because he's gone Loopy, right?
At last we have an official name for him. (And a fitting one, too.)
But Annie's hopes of reasoning with him seem a lot smaller now than when this appeared to be just Ysengrin with Coyote's power.
But hey, at least his teeth stopped floating around.
So thats where she went. Neat
Oh dear. Loup as in Loup-Garou? (Or perhaps Loopy.) It's never good when the Gods start punning...
First Renard, now Loup... What is it with French dog-demons and Fire Sprites?
If this ends up being even partially used to set up an Infinite Loup joke I'll bury myself in the peat and photosynthesize i s2g.
Now there's a wolfish grin...
I have an exceptionally bad feeling about this.
Is the p in Loup silent?
Loup as in Loup Garou? As in Werewolf? Excited!
Ummmmm loup...more like loco
And this is Super Saiyan Loup
-A cloth mask-
*Another Google search*
So, he's decided to call himself "wolf" only in another language than English?
Loup... the First Indian on the Moon? Nice to meet you.
Loup- french word for wolf... very creative Loup, now we have to change your page on the wiki.
I will call you Big Louie.
I don't know if that's a TAZ ref or not, but it pleases me regardless ^__^
Seems pretty loupy to me
Stuff of nightmares.
Loup. Rhymes with soup, right?
Certainly acting more like Coyote at this point
Loup! French for wolf!
More like "Loopy."
The loup garou
Well, it's official... he's gone loupy.
Loup stands for Loopy.
A loup-garou, I wonder!
Maybe I’m out of the loop, but what the hell is he talking about?
What's red white blue and brown and rhymes with soup?
At least the name fits
So if Coyote is right about being created by the imagination of humans, how can he change himself into another being?Isn't he defined by what humans think he is?
All I can think of now is The Adventure Zone podcast; highly recommend if you haven't listened before.
Oh so he's French, what?
Annie's hair grew about 10 inches.
That really threw me for a...loup.
This new information will most likely throw Antimony for a...
I dont remember this fusion of Steven Universe
Oh no he's gone Loupy!
I love Loup purple tongue duno why, its like the one of a Chow Chow dog lol
oh god he really did become a sonic oc
Off to the Loupy bin with you.
So his name... is wolf...
Oh, like the rougarou/loup-garou! That's pretty clever. Nice one.
Ah, Loup is french for wolf!
that threw me for a loup
Kinda loopy, innit?
Loup, eh? You've certainly gone loopy, that's for sure
“Also I have taken up French!”
Well, a loup garou is a cajun werewolf... so... kinda makes sense I guess? Minus the were part? Gonna miss Coyote and Ysengrin tho.
Lupe like Neopets
Well, if Coyote planned this "consumption", then it seems to have not gone the way he thought, and the two personalities have been combined in some unstable manner. But why then the focus on attacking the Court initially? It seems this guy would be too inwardly-confused to act in such a directed manner.
1. I don't get it. Ysengrin was a wolf. Now he's fused with Coyote, who was... a coyote. Kinda. Shouldn't this new entity be Loupcoyote? (The French word for coyote just being coyote.)
2. I'm going to roll my eyes hard if all is forgiven because Loup is not Ysengrin thus making Ysengrin "innocent" of all wrongdoing or something.
All hail the new god?
Those were Ysengrin's and Coyote's soul totems weren't they?
So is he just... the body of Ysengrin with Coyote's power?
He ain't all there, is he?
Loup... Loon... Close enough!
at least Loup still loves Antimony. unless "my love" is a term of endearment they use for everyone?
Loup, sir, your dialogue box there REALLY strongly resembles Coyote's...
Oh no, I love him?
I really fail to understand how these recent past events (the empowering of Ysengrin, the death of Coyote, and the Forest's assault on the Court) can both be the most serious events to ever take place in this comic, while simultaneously being so full of sillieness to the point of being annoying.
I guess the question now is whether Loup is vulnerable to spankies.
well that's a Loup-Loup of a name
ok, but... Coyote is a force of nature. One of the elder gods of Native America. I'm skeptical that Coyote is truly gone as an individual. Ysengrin clearly has gotten a huge power boost and the resulting creature appears to be an amalgam of Ysegrin and Coyote, (and more than a little nuts) but I have a strong suspicion that Coyote will turn up at some point. Remember, he's been dead before.
vorreyote has a NAME now
Loup Garou, a wolf who can turn human at will and change other ppl into them. I think this is going to turn wild seeing as Renard wanted so bad to be human for antimony's mom
Oops, sorry, wrong mythology...
Loony Loopy Loup....drinks some soup.
This is absolutely NOT the way I expected Gunnerkrigg to go, but it’s nice to be surprised every now and then.
Loup-garou? Oh dear, oh dear!
Just wondering, is Jones a geostationary sattellite above the Court now? Otherwise she’s probably very far away by this point.
Loup, eh? I wonder if Renard went through a similar process then, say Húxiān or Huli Jing eating Cadmean Vixen.
Cherchez la femme!
In the series of medieval stories entitled Reynard the Fox, Ysengrin the wolf was Reynard's uncle and frequently the target of Reynard's tricks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynard_the_Fox Since coyotes live in North America, they wouldn't have appeared in the Reynard the Fox stories. Don't know if this will prove significant.
Okay, he looks fun~
Some people have noted that Loup is French for wolf, which is true and important because Ysengrin is from European fables, however they seem to have missed the very important other side of the coin which is that Loup is the name of an extinct language from the Algonquin First Nation of North America, a fact which is relevant because Coyote is from Native American mythos. Clever name for a fusion of cultures, hats off to you Tom.
So he's an arch-archetype, now.
L O U P
Absolute power corrupts absolutely?
Loup looks to be the natural/etheric counterpart to bismoth, the force that created Gunnercrigg Court: power that, unleashed, just grows and grows and obliterates everything in its path.
Well...he has a name now...
I'm at Loup
...*cracks* My time has come.
Ah Y'a un loup.
Quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queue.
Elle s'est jetée dans la gueule du loup. La faim fait sortir un loup du bois.
Elle..Euh..a vu le lou- ok non celle-là je la fait pas.
So he's violent like Ysengrin AND manic like Coyote. A great combination!
I must confess I am somewhat surprised by all these comments (and the surprise they express) about Ysengrin taking the name of "Loup"... Ysengrin was introduced 1746 pages ago... Hadn't anyone noticed that "Ysengrin" is the "alternate French spelling" of "Isengrim", the *wolf* from the "Reynard the Fox" literary cycle? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynard_the_Fox
The only question, how long will it last. ;)
Oh hi, Loup.
I mean...it's more inspired than just fusing their names together Stevonnie style. Though the use of French is interesting, as well as the fact that Ysengrin was a wolf and Coyote was obvious, but together they're just another wolf.
From what we've seen of him so far, I'm thinking the word "Fruit" should be just in front of "Loup". ;-)
LOUP THE SOUP IS HERE
This character is going to be annoying
Am I the only one thinking of taz?