Looks like these two get along just swell!
*chants* Fight, fight, fight, fight!
That's not how logic works, Burk...
WoW proves Burk right. Kicks are the antithesis of magic.
Burk, haven't you ever played rock-paper-scissors?
...I actually googled the word "manape" expecting some weird exotic animal. Sometimes I'm a bit slow...
One of a few things are soon to happen. 1: We get a Hercule-Satan esque "It's just a trick" thing when Burk does an awesome and piper doesn't get it. 2: Piper remains dismissive of Burk forever. 3: Burk beats the cr*p out of Piper, possibly even killing the brat (honestly wouldn't mind), 4: After some daring Burk feat, Piper develops a crush. Have I missed any? Honestly I think the optimal outcome is the Death of Piper, preferably via Burk. You are why I hate magic users Piper! Well, you and Keyleth.
This is the most normal conversation Burk has ever had. It's weird, but in a refreshing sort of way.
The relevant bit here i think, is that as such Pipers stance is very logical.
We have seen just how helpless normal humans are against powerful magic users.
That Burk somehow managed to fool Archie is a lot more likely than that he has some sort of hack that cheats the rules of the world in regard to how strong a normal person can become.
Its just that in this case Burk does that some sort of hack.
Beep, beep I'm a sheep, I said beep-beep-I'm-a-sheep...
POW-POW I'm a cow, I said pow-pow-I'm-a-cow ... Or Burk.
I cant wait to have THE moment where piper realize just how fucking wrong she was
Hold on, wait, just a moment here, has Burk *already* lost his pants?
That is... so stupid it is actually kind of clever.
That is a very good point. However it is not quite limited to Burk, the Royal Guard are similar. Although individually they are probably well below Burk, as a group they probably could have defeated the Pirate of the Storm. Might of cost them a member or two while they figured out the metal thing. But if it came down to it I expect they could kill her with a broken beer bottle.
Also, I'm not sure where this Burk vs. Piper thing is going, but I'm enjoying it for now.
Burk's leg looks very weird in the second to last panel. How come his knee's rotula is at the bottom ?
The speedlines or whatever it is called in the bottom left panel seem to be slightly misplaced. Looking at the shadow of Burk on the ground and the sheep in the corner the head shouldn't be obscured from the line.
Burk has discovered his true calling dancing with the sheep. Hope it won't distract him from adventuring.
So the sheep botherer is buying into his own hype. But he'd still have died very soon after meeting Ariara if a certain diplomat hadn't been there to save him. Also it was specifically called out in the comic that the sheer number of people and monsters she'd had to fight were what pushed her to her limits, so it doesn't follow that he could defeat anyone she defeated. And she still would have won if Guy hadn't stopped her.