... Well good job Felix! Welcome to double digits.
Sorry, I stand corrected. That's a death glare.
Well there's no point to this lesson then, they may as well all go home.
I despise Lady Vader, any ally of the villainous Felix is an enemy of humanity itself as far as I'm concerned.
Is Garth mumbling gibberish in panel 3? or is that supposed to be somewhat intelligible?
@Whispers I concur, dat bitch is evil ya ear
He should have put up more of an argument. He IS hired to be an expert, after all.
Does Felix have Aspergers or something? Can he not read facial expressions?
He should be not be this happy right now.
this is a hilarious death glare
I'm starting to think that when they reached enough points, they are deemed as being trained enough in basics. Meaning, they have to go into combat etc. And Garth probably gives low points for unprepared people like Felix, because he does not want them to face this unless they are really ready.
So Mrs. Veda probably wants them to reach the point threshold fast, since she is pressuring on "in 1 week". While Garth says they are not ready. Good guy Garth?
Oh, I see. He said "A bunch more."
Thats a really interesting theory Daran, it its the case then i guess it makes Garth a lot nice than he actually seems.
Its just a shame that he is such a awful teacher. He knows a lot about his subject. And he might actually care about his pupils.
The problem is that he sucks at motivating people. Felix is a prime example. He very clearly craves attention, or more likely some sort of recognition.
And had Garth been more like "yeah your power is awesome, we will work on how to use it after you are done mastering spirit" then he would likely have been more motivated.
Oh I really like @Daran's hypothesis, though it seems a rather crude method for combat training.
In the back of my mind, not sure why, I keep thinking that while this current arc is all fun and games and Felixfuckery. Something bad and sinister is going to happen, like one of the kids getting executed for not obtaining the required number of points or something.
I really hope thats not the case though! Points are awarded based on proficiency in spirit (according to Garth's way of teaching, not Veda) instead of competence which is why someone like Noah is ranking so high. Veda however seems less focused on making the kids attain spirit proficiency and more on focusing on their strengths.
Someone like Nathalie, who has an undiscovered Pandae power has been taken out of Garth's group. Might she have a Pandae power thats essentially really powerful for combat and has been moved to the cool kids magic powers group where Ray, Mr. Kimberly, Alex etc are?
They all either excel at combat or have a high potential for it, so my current guess is that Nathalie is getting moved.
Anyways, that's just my two cents on this page. Beautiful and hilarious expressions from Garth
Considering the pain I expect Felix to be put through once sheâs gone, I donât think those points are worth it.
Garth is stuck between a Felix and a hard Veda, and his expressions are HILARIOUS.
You were too dumb for this world...
Garth opposes too little, or not at all. If he doesn't want to get into argument with Veda before the kids, he could say something that would delay point assignment, that they will discuss that later. By the look of his death glare in the last two panels, he will discuss it later... with Felix.
As for Veda, this strip only reinforces my hypothesis that she wants the project to fail, ultimately, one way or another.
Also - Noah is cute with his "I don't want to be here" pose, and Gazz is a snitch.
This is my favourite page.
There is one other possible reason why Vader might be doing this. She may still believe that Noah can teleport (and would cross the river that way if encouraged). He can't, but that doesn't mean she won't test and test again until she finds out how he escaped the pod.
@Saiko: Yeah, I'm thoroughly unimpressed by Gazz's newfound status as a grass.
He seems happy.
Wait. Are people just figuring out now that they are being trained for combat?
I had not realized that that wasn't abundantly clear.
@0Anesthetic4u: Of course we all knew that they are being trained as soldiers. We just weren't expecting Vader to be planning to throw their lives away after less than a fortnights training.
Success by WITNESSED technicality.