Comic 1131 - Unexpected Proposal

1st Feb 2015, 9:00 PM
Unexpected Proposal
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)
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Marcus Ramesy 1st Feb 2015, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

this is going to end badly.... very very badly..
Sheela 1st Feb 2015, 9:59 PM edit delete reply

IF he's lucky she will marry him, just to make DAMN sure his life is a living hell.
If he's really unlucky, he ends up married to Mr Popolopolis. XD

He really hasn't thought this one through.
Haegan2005 1st Feb 2015, 10:05 PM edit delete reply

Well, if they put lipstick on Mr Popolopolis, the prince may go for it. Though how you would do the manicure is a little beyond me... Can't do the job only half way you know!
Sheela 1st Feb 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

Retractable Cybernetic Claws .. like a cat!
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

Oh lord a fate worse than death .. :D he would be begging her to kill him within a week .. or less
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply

And she would be counting on it ?

Besides, nothing more amusing than a Calliope with retractable nano claws, ripping Decimus apart and then claim that she lost control "in the moment", he would hardly be able to argue with that. :)

Ah yes, maritable duties + claws would be bad for Decimus.
And that would only be the beginning! XD

Heck, he probably would not survive the first week.
Stormwind13 1st Feb 2015, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

Wow... didn't really see THAT coming. I expected, with his ranting to Kali earlier, he was going to take a completely DIFFERENT tack. O.O
Sheela 1st Feb 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

Well, he isn't angry yet, and he thinks he's smart, so he's trying to charm her.

Ofcourse, trying to charm someone whom you have stolen a child from is ... unadvisable!
Stormwind13 2nd Feb 2015, 7:16 AM edit delete reply

Try flat out STUPID, Sheela. Only someone with only intermittent contact with reality would think they could get away with that. Oh yeah, its the Douchebag, so that pretty much describes him to the T.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 12:21 AM edit delete reply

thats our loony prince!
Dragonrider 1st Feb 2015, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

I said Full Merc Armor including heavy duty firearm. Power is all he respects her outfit makes him think she is weak.
CptKerion 1st Feb 2015, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
I would have gone for something a bit heavier, say along the weight of a Perdition assault suit
Tokyo Rose 1st Feb 2015, 11:19 PM edit delete reply

As his earlier monologue indicates, he already believes her to be weak, fragile, and easily controlled. It wouldn't have mattered if she'd turned up on-screen wearing a Gundam.
Aetrun 2nd Feb 2015, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
In fact, her showing up in full armor, or in something as awesome as a Gundam would probably have made him think less of her as he would have likely seen it as her feeling the need for protection instead of having her own strength.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 12:21 AM edit delete reply

pretty much what Rose said LOL Calli in a gundum :D wooo!
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:53 AM edit delete reply

Well, to be fair, she has her own misconceptions about him too.
Hornet 2nd Feb 2015, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
40FT tall robots only makes sense when fighting similar sized alien biologicals.
Human on human you're not going to se any robots over 20ft for platoon support platforms.
Skweeee 1st Feb 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

I have a confession to make...

Please don't be offended, but I have a nasty map fascination. I notice you have maps on this page... any chance of you showing these maps up closer?

//singed// ILoveMaps.
xpacetrue 1st Feb 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply

Well, seeing this map as a vote incentive would be interesting. It would certainly be different from the norm.
Tokyo Rose 1st Feb 2015, 11:29 PM edit delete reply

We'll see what Cent says. A lot of the background graphics are never intended to be seen up close.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 12:23 AM edit delete reply

Not offended at all the maps that are on most of the displays are a generic google earth image post worked on the texture .. They really are kinda gibberish .. I do have some Hero maps .. but they contain spoilers you can find some nifty stuff on the tech pages here though :D
Haegan2005 1st Feb 2015, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

I was expecting many things, a proposal of marriage was not one of them. The devious duo got another one past me!
Sheela 1st Feb 2015, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

Clearly, the Centcomm Doll didn't expect it either, in the last panel it went all derp-face at his idea of marrying Lynn. XD
Stormwind13 2nd Feb 2015, 7:30 AM edit delete reply

Well in the 4th panel, Sheela, CentComm indicates (despite her prediction algorithms) that she didn't predict that Douchebag would go there. Tipped over all her carefully calculated scenarios in one (LONG A$$) sentence.

Calliope thought way faster on her feet than I could ever hope to. She actually managed to turn him down without (verbally) ripping him a new rectum. That is impressive control. Still she now realizes that he is COMPLETELY unpredictable, things going on in his head that no one else can touch (they aren't CRAZY enough).
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 1:05 AM edit delete reply

thats our job ! ZING! :D At Sheela yeah Cent is a bit surprised :D
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:55 AM edit delete reply

Loving her derp-face. :D
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:44 AM edit delete reply

I like Calli's response.

Translated: "Look, kid, I'm old enough to be your mother. It's not going to happen."
mjkj 1st Feb 2015, 10:53 PM edit delete reply

Wow, deci really pulled that one out of nowhere...

I guess the upcoming dinner is to propose to Lynn then...

Haegan2005 1st Feb 2015, 11:26 PM edit delete reply

That would explain the princes comments about making the dinner perfect. Problem is, I am fairly sure Lynn will say no. Or more likely, "EWWWW NO!"
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 1:05 AM edit delete reply

heheh well .. not originally.. >_<
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply

Nah, he wanted to propose to Acantha !

... EWWW!
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

Yes he did .. or just Make her his wife .. Sadly the laws that govern that sort of thing are within his purview to alter..

Although he would still need the Churches approval due to Him and Acantha being brother and sister. And they are unlikely to approve such a pairing .. ( because most of them are actually scientists and not .. something else. ) :D
Kitty 2nd Feb 2015, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Oh, he was going to propose SOMETHING to Acantha, I'm sure.

And my reaction to his proposals to Calliope and to Lynn are the same as yours: Ewwwwwwwww!
cattservant 2nd Feb 2015, 12:07 AM edit delete reply

Political alliances are an ancient tradition indeed.
Besides he seems to have finally gotten the idea that he cant marry his sister.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

Who says he cant marry and have a consort.. all together now EWWWWWW!
Stormwind13 2nd Feb 2015, 7:14 AM edit delete reply


Tie up all the alliances he could in BOTH cities that way. Not that he would SURVIVE it. Since he thinks he is more ruthless, tougher, faster, smarter than the rest of the planet he can't foresee anyone that can stop him.
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply

And then he accidentally marries Kali ?
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:47 AM edit delete reply

Kali would likely only agree if the inhibitor were to be removed. After which she'd probably arrange for his death and Maxus placed as Regent until Acantha can officially take the throne.
DLKmusic 2nd Feb 2015, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

Ewwww, 2 airplane vomit bags worth!
Rashala 2nd Feb 2015, 12:38 AM edit delete reply

*Mentally Kali And CEnti at DEci are doing this*

Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply

Oh, I thought it was faceplams ?
velvetsanity 2nd Feb 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply

That's the typonese translation, Sheela :)
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

Oh, I just thought it was the Centcomm version. :)
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:17 AM edit delete reply

Hence why Rose does the writing. Typonese is Cent's native language ;)
Sheela 3rd Feb 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply

Hah, I wonder how many typos there are in the stuff Centcomm sends to Rose ?
Draginbeard 2nd Feb 2015, 12:47 AM edit delete reply

Despite the turn in the conversation (which has been well scripted, Rose), Im impressed that both continue to keep tone and manner well controlled.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 1:07 AM edit delete reply

calli did a double take on that one .. she did NOT expect that.. The Prince thinks he has her on the ropes :D
Tokyo Rose 2nd Feb 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply


There's so very much diplomat-speak in play here :)
DLKmusic 3rd Feb 2015, 3:33 AM edit delete reply

Like the fact that she called him a Douchebag (in diplomatic speak) when she turned down his proposal?

And the fact that he missed that?
Miyto 2nd Feb 2015, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
Well, I kind of thought this was why he kidnapped the daughter in the first place...
Kind of, I expected him to try seducing Tailor Jr. first, or at least starting with the marriage proposal for the daughter's hand.

And yes, I was assuming he was going off an old Roman ploy of brainwashing/impregnating the youth first in order to erase the elder generation's culture. (It doesn't take much intelligence to think of/pull off and it did work quite well for the old Roman Empire)
Stormwind13 2nd Feb 2015, 7:23 AM edit delete reply

True Miyto. Still when he first meet Lynn (way back on 3 October 2007 - Introductions) he sure didn't ACT like he had any interest in her beyond pry bar to use against Calliope.
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:32 AM edit delete reply

That's because she's close enough to Acantha's age that they could conceivably unite to stand up to him. Not to mention that he's not exactly thinking things through in a *sane* manner. It might not have occurred to him until later, after she interfered with his 'divine right' to assault Acantha. Now, he likely wants to break Lynn and turn her into his personal doormat, but until he can safely get away with getting her in his bed, Maxus stands in his way. And he just might be scared of Maxus but unable to remove him without undermining *everything* else he does/plans. I suspect the only reason that he's not absolutely terrified of Kali and the Cassians is the inhibitors they all have.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

God only knows what goes on in his head..
DLKmusic 2nd Feb 2015, 10:59 PM edit delete reply

Well, GOD, Rose, and you....
Stormwind13 3rd Feb 2015, 7:12 AM edit delete reply

I'm not sure God wants to know what goes on in that sick puppy's head, CentComm. I have a feeling that comes from the OTHER side of the battle (does anyone else smell sulfur?).
XRzer04 2nd Feb 2015, 2:58 AM edit delete reply
Now where did I put my suspense cutting knife?...
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:58 AM edit delete reply

You put it in Decimus' backside. :)
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply

over in the dresser to your right..
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

You stuffed Decimus into a dresser ?

.. dang, hs'e gonna be PISSED !
velvetsanity 2nd Feb 2015, 5:23 AM edit delete reply

Is it just me, or does drekhead have a death wish?
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 9:59 AM edit delete reply

I don't think it's a wish, per se, it's more something that happens accidentally with Drekhead.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply

maybe .. he ticks of Maxus again he might get his wish .. :D
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:31 AM edit delete reply

Maxus just might be ticked when he hears about how this phone call went
Sheela 3rd Feb 2015, 2:09 PM edit delete reply

Oh man, I read that as "lick" Maxus off, at first ... I was a bit confused at the mental image that happened!

Dammit Decimus, stop being so weird!
highlander55 2nd Feb 2015, 9:02 AM edit delete reply

And if Decimus finds out they have Lynns' egg that will really put a twist into his plan. Won't need either of them to get what he really wants.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:21 PM edit delete reply

Actually Julia made sure that did not happen it was not very clear back in those old panels .. but Julia Stopped the sample taking ..
Tokyo Rose 2nd Feb 2015, 4:24 PM edit delete reply

They don't have an egg, and even if they did, they don't know the significance.
cattservant 2nd Feb 2015, 5:47 PM edit delete reply

And they haven't brought home the bacon yet either.
highlander55 3rd Feb 2015, 7:22 PM edit delete reply

Went back and re-read the panels. my bad!
Nystran 2nd Feb 2015, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
But just WHY does Decimus want to marry? Just to break her? Or to become part of the family and get access to the weapons vault?

Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:20 PM edit delete reply

any of those could be a valid reason :D
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:28 AM edit delete reply

Access to the weapons vault, the chance to break her, and absolute control of New Troy through his control of her. His next step would be conquering New Sparta, followed by consolidating his complete rule of North America before moving on to attempt taking over South America. After that would probably be Europe or Africa, followed by the other, then finally Asia and Australia before mounting an assault on Luna.
jas 2nd Feb 2015, 3:17 PM edit delete reply

I really like the idea of Decimus accidentally ending up married to Kali. I know it'll never happen...but it would be hilarious!
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:20 PM edit delete reply

whoa.... ok that would be a marriage made in hell..
Kali might make a scary Queen.. But then Decimus could always order her around via Directive so... might not work out.. LOL still funny though
jas 2nd Feb 2015, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

I'm just imagining all the things that could go wrong, under the right circumstances. And yes, I equate Kali and Scary Queen, very much.
Tokyo Rose 2nd Feb 2015, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

The first thing Princess Kali would do would be to go to an underground android mod-shop and have the inhibitor removed, and the next time Decimus tried to "direct" her, she'd spank his ass into the infrared. (Or maybe she wouldn't wait that long, he's well overdue for a case of baboon-ass.)
jas 2nd Feb 2015, 3:27 PM edit delete reply

I like how you think, Rose.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2015, 3:29 PM edit delete reply

Kali : I like this plan very much.. Starts canvasing underground shops .. >_<
DLKmusic 2nd Feb 2015, 11:19 PM edit delete reply

I might be a minority here, but I actually think Kali would make an great queen. she has a lot of the same characteristics as both Catherine the Great and Queen Victoria.

Only thing she's really missing is the charm.... and the pedigree... and the non-human part probably won't help in Nova Roma.....
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

As if that would stop her. XD
velvetsanity 3rd Feb 2015, 4:23 AM edit delete reply

Her android nature won't help at first, definitely. And she'd have to deal with numerous assassination attempts. Eventually, though, even the most stubbornly bigoted would have to acknowledge not only her intelligence, but also her numerous talents and skills *and* the fact that she truly has Roma's best interests at heart. Not to mention that she'd step aside as soon as Acantha becomes 'of age' to take the throne.
DLKmusic 3rd Feb 2015, 12:35 PM edit delete reply

The "most stubbornly bigoted" would be the likes of Optio Clauderius, and unfortunately, I don't think I could see him ever bending a knee to an android.
Sheela 3rd Feb 2015, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

That's allright, she can bend his knee for him, no problem. :)
highlander55 3rd Feb 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply

Yeah! Backwards.
KarToon12 2nd Feb 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply

Proof he should've went to E-Harmony. XDXD
DLKmusic 2nd Feb 2015, 11:22 PM edit delete reply

He did, and they found a match for him too... but the Scythe lizard decided they should see other people.
Sheela 2nd Feb 2015, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

Besides, he didn't seem tasty enough.
Kitty 2nd Feb 2015, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
He hasn't actually given a reason why joining their two nations would benefit New Troy at all (other than the obvious one, they get Lynn back!). I don't think he's got the patience to try to argue this point with Calli, either. He'll probably just get mad and move on to Plan B: Threatening Lynn's life.

Of course CentComm and Calli are smart enough to know that even if they agreed to a marriage for reasons of their own, he'd probably attack New Troy anyway.
DLKmusic 2nd Feb 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

Gotta admit, Rose! you caught me WAY off guard with Decimus's Opening Salvo! Well done!

On a secondary note, and I probably should have mentioned it last page, but the outfit that Calliope is wearing does seem to make her look Far more well endowed than she appears in previous pages, including the re-worked ones. Was this intentional on her part as a means of distraction? if so, I approve!
Hornet 3rd Feb 2015, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Waiting for Kyle to fix Aeneas, so he can handle deci.
CyberSkull 3rd Feb 2015, 10:09 AM edit delete reply

What a shame, the Emperor died on his wedding night.
GhostRider 16th Nov 2015, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
You should say yes. (and then poison his food)
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