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Shock! Horror! Exclamation! And if we needed any more evidence that this group is out of their league with Rain & Igon, this is about as evidenced as it gets. For those that don’t recall, Igon gained Regeneration in the midst of Book 2, meaning a headshot in this manner does not kill him, though it is quite aggrivating as we can see.

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Posted by: Lying

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  1. Is that Mana Rigorn?

    Comment by Mad Mask — March 18, 2010 @ 12:52 am

  2. @Mad Mask

    That’s exactly what I was just going to say!

    Comment by dragongirl13 — March 18, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

  3. Lately I’ve found that Igon (and sometimes Rain) appears to be a little of a Boring Invincible Hero. Has he ever suffered any major defeat since the first battle of the palace? Even that turned out good in the end, with the pact with Levistus and his regeneration. He seems to handle everything rather easily, and there’s not much of an explanation (at least on-screen) as to where all his powers come from. We begin seeing him as a student wizard, and suddenly he’s battling the empress of the world who slaughtered the Dragon King himself and making deals with one of the most devious archfiends. How did he become so powerful?

    While I will still probably follow this story from beginning to end, it would add more entertainment if there was a lot more suspense to the story. Just because this is a prequel and we know that he’ll be fine in the end doesn’t mean Igon should be able to decimate all his opponents without any difficulty.

    Comment by Mad Mask — March 20, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

  4. Mages generally get more powerful with years of experience and education, so Igon’s (And Rain’s) capabilities tend to grow with the time jumps in the story, he was about mid-level by the time he was raising his daughters. Right now both are coming up on a century in age. All told, he started off in the 2nd quarter of the 20-level system, and he’s now in the middle of the 3rd.

    However, he hasn’t really “won” any battles in his history up until now, just survived them. He fled Arcania, he was disintegrated by Sildyu, he had to bargain with Levistus, and he was captured by the Sovices. His primary advantage in most cases that have led to his survival is his analytical mind. His ability to consider all present data and devise an approach is what allowed him to lead the initial assault on the palace, realise a bargain with Levistus was the most likely escape method, and keep the Sovices from killing him outright (They too realised his information was his most valuable aspect). Almost none of his actual battles involved him fighting at all.

    Perhaps more importantly, most of the harm that comes upon Igon is emotional, rather than physical. A fact shown rather clearly at the end of Book 3, where despite having not sustained any significant trauma from his captivity, he’s lost both his daughters in the course of a few hours. Ultimately, Remember is less a story about Igon becoming powerful, and more a story about him becoming the hero Avbaroy actually needs to save it.

    Comment by Lying — March 20, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  5. Perhaps the age-old advice of “Show, don’t tell” would apply to this situation. Instead of relying on comments and footnotes to describe Igon’s feelings, you should dramatise them in the comic. Igon’s reaction to both of his daughters’ disappearance was severely lacking, and seemingly ended in book 3 (apart from the scene where he wears that horrible jacket Maeter & Tala gave him, a well-done one but unfortunately solitary act). For example, instead of focusing on Enko’s reaction to Anthur’s death, which I find seemed out of place given Anthur’s status as a minor character, I believe Igon’s distress should have played a more major part.

    And while I understand that you may intend for psychological trauma to be more important, that doesn’t mean Igon has to cut through every physical problem like a hot knife through butter, something that has been repeated over and over again in this book. Every enemy seen thus far, save for Oscar (and even then, Igon escaped rather easily; there was no in-comic struggle for him to go to the surface), seem to have been helpless in face of Rain and Igon. That doesn’t mean he has to lose every fight, but to have suspense there must be at least some challenge.

    Comment by Mad Mask — March 20, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

  6. What spell is Igon using to bring the assasin who looks like the guy who was a factorum who never stopped smiling?

    Comment by Hazzardevil — February 11, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

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