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Thursday, September 16 2021 - 12:45 PM
By: Neoriceisgood

Q& A Part 9

Been a while! You know the rules, add questions for the next Q&A underneath this post.

1. "Is the reason Burk was immune to magic bullets because he wasn’t using spirit? Or is it because (as he said somehwere earlier) he’s immune to all telegraphed attacks?"

yes.

2. "Would you mind telling us which shows inspired you to create Heroland? One Punch Man, Tiger and Bunny, and others come to mind."

I would actually say my biggest inspiration was probably Hunter x Hunter? I never saw T&B and I think I had already largely settled on the base notion behind Heroland before I knew OPM had something similar. But HxH is definitely the key inspiration.

3. Does either Justopea or The Veda Project have a way to follow the mages in their "Mage Army" should they ever desert? In Justopea, does the same protocol apply for deserting (normal) soldiers and magic soldiers?

If they do, they have hidden it well so far.
Desserters get shot on sight.

4. How many people does The Empire have following Guy?

I haven't seen any? have you?

5. What's Tobi's class&level?

Just reread chapter 3 for her level, the classes can be swapped so aren't set in stone.

6. Will the story ever have a singular major antagonist?

Perhaps the antagonist is not a person but the friends we make on our journey ... or something.

7. Will any of the storylines ever end up combining/fusing together?

What if they already have but you just don't know it yet?

8. What did the Ghouls mean when they told Tobi that the Smile Games open 'new paths'?

That it'd open new passages!

9. Why does Eloy drink so much?

To stay hydrated.

10. Can Noah wish to give Ciel a separate physical body to make her stop bothering him?

Will he try it?

Will it work?

yes, he clearly doesn't want to, who knows?

11. What terms do Veda, Garth and Null use to describe Cherry's power?

"underwhelming."

12. How likely are respawned ghouls to pursue the last people who killed them?

Usually extremely likely because they were trying to kill that person to begin with.

13. Does Kimberly lose body mass when he creates slime? Can he stop producing slime or is this involuntary? Is this why he always wants to eat?

Yes.

14. If Ciel uses Noah's brain together with Noah, that means she reduces "CPU time" available to Noah. Does her existence make him dumber?

No ,just more annoyed.

15. "Ciel" is a masculine noun ("le ciel"). Does that affect Ciel's gender?

Ciel is female presenting but I think the concept of gender is relatively meaningless to her.

16. Leutenant Marble gives orders to commander Halmer, whose rank is higher. How does Justopean chain of command work?

Technically Halmer ranks above Marble in isolation, but because Marble is specifically sent in to aid the Veda project per direct instructions of military command, she's in charge of the comic-relevant events. Halmer is the type of official to respect that.

17. When did Malhart start gathering orphans? If he was doing it for 30 years, are there middle-aged magic users that would come to his aid?

I hope this one is clear now!

18. What will happen to Noah if he is in someone's mind when that someone dies or is killed? Will Noah disappear without a trace? Will he reappear next to the corpse?

Is there a safe way to find out?

It's rather unclear! Let's hope for Noah he never discovers this the hard way. ;)

19. Can Mr. Kimberly turn part of his body into slime?

If so, will his body part retain their senses when in slime form?

Theoretically, can he infiltrate other people body through their digestive system with the slime?

Nopes, he's just a regular human. Magic that fundamentally changes a human's body is extremely rare.

20. How good is magic at healing? Aude seems to have a pandemonium power to quickly heal herself, but what about healing others?

Proper healing magic is extremely rare, though spirit can be used to do minor things like closing open wounds.

21. Can any of free magic users heal?

I'd not let any of them heal me if they offered.

22. Can free magic users cure Noah from clumsiness?

They're magic users, not miracle workers. lol

23. Does Noah suffer from prosopagnosia? Can free magic cure that?

It sure seems like he does, and probably not directly, no.

24. What are the limits of what free magic can do?

A mix of their imagination, spirit reserves and understanding of whatever they're trying to alter or manipulate.

25. Tobi's eyes glow blue, when she accesses menus. Noah's eyes glow green, when he observes spirit. Did I miss Burk getting red eyes?

Nope. Burk's eyes aren't that special.

26. Can Noah use spirit powers when he is inside somebody's mind?

Can he dig with spirit next time he gets inside some dumb animal?

In case the next pages don't answer that: can he get into the mind of the big 3-headed cat?

yes. yes. most likely not.

27. Have anybody ranked the 3 main characters by their popularity among readers?

Nope, I guess I could post a poll but idk how I'd get most of the fans to actually participate so it's hard to say for sure.

28. What happened to the first two Q&As? I don't see a way of getting to them. No "older items" link on the news list.

Complain to penguin lol, he never added a button to see old news posts.

29. Is there any relation between Burk and Sunny?

I - ... how do you figure there might be?

30. Does Nail work for Garrimon?

Well he seems to work for Veda in the comic!

31. Is Garrimon the source of black crystals?

Wait a little bit longer.

32. Why do members of Pompadour gang walk in such an odd way?

Peer pressure.

33. Why can't Goldman win against Silverman?

Silverman's just too damn good I guess!

34. What happens if I put something other than 3 in the "what comes next" box for leaving a comment?

Penguin once told me there's another correct answer but I forgot which.

35. Does Eloy have any singular drink of choice, or is he more of an anything and everything kind of drinker?

There's definitely one thing he's almost always drinking yeah. He's quite specific in that way.

36. Does Nail wear glasses and mask to hide having no eyes and no mouth?

Yeah sure, y'know what? Let's go with that. His skin condition is having no eyes and mouth.

37. What is Nail? Some kind of robot? Something like Three?

Oh that explains the above question!

38. Did Garrimon create him?

Garrimon sure is popular around these parts.

39. Will Malhart live?

Gotta wait for that answer!

40. Can Noah track Veda to say if she's alive or dead?

In theory, yes, in practice ... nah. The level of spirit mastery to sense something that specific is exceptionally rare, even above Malhart's level.

And there we go! Feel free to add more questions!

27574: Bored One - Thursday, September 16 2021 - 1:34 PM

If they somehow ended up in one of the dungeon's Tobi is used to, what classes would Burk and Noah choose?

27575: Tom - Thursday, September 16 2021 - 2:08 PM

What made you want to design Noah as such a 'lame' protagonist? He's clumsy, taciturn, and not curious in the least.

Great Q&A, btw.

27584: tracer - Friday, September 17 2021 - 2:31 PM

Thanks for the answers!

>> Is there any relation between Burk and Sunny?

> I - ... how do you figure there might be?

APTGG page 112: While a protagonist is doing something unlikely, said protagonist named Burk speaks of the fighting power of humanity.

APTGG page 121: Burk complains about his smarter brother, who doesn't understand him.

APTGG page 123: While a protagonist is doing something unlikely, Sunny speaks of the struggle of humanity.

And their haircut was somewhat similar.

So, what's up with them? And how much of it stayed in HoH?

27627: Bisected - Monday, September 20 2021 - 3:51 AM

Which of the three protagonists would have coped the best in either of the other two's stories?

27663: Trawling - Thursday, September 23 2021 - 2:00 AM

So was the source of magic powers always gonna be the spirits of pandemonium?

27677: giovanni - Friday, September 24 2021 - 1:32 AM

Ciel is a female name

just looks at megaman zero's Ciel

27691: Hekkin Lobs - Saturday, September 25 2021 - 2:12 PM

Which of the revealed magic users has your favorite magic?

27715: Mystik - Tuesday, September 28 2021 - 11:25 AM

I do not have a question yet, but I just want to say I enjoy how deftly you dodge some of these questions

27733: TheMegax - Wednesday, September 29 2021 - 12:42 PM

What is the favicon of this website? Some kind of trident?

27860: Stank - Wednesday, October 13 2021 - 12:34 PM

Do ghouls usually survive being decapitated , if no, was it something special about the earlier ghouls power, or was it the vat of fluid he was contained in

27962: Tor - Saturday, October 16 2021 - 1:13 AM


Would Goldmans near inpenetrable defence have protected him from someone throwing a random non-magical brick at his face? Or a crossbow bolt?

28170: TheMegax - Wednesday, October 20 2021 - 7:32 AM

For those who want to read the first 3 Q&A, here you go:

1. http://www.neorice.com/news_1557
2. http://www.neorice.com/news_1567
3. http://www.neorice.com/news_1595

28177: tracer - Thursday, October 21 2021 - 1:32 AM

Are Lost and Dark continents the same thing or not?

What other continents are there?

On what continents are Lorg, Livarall, Mage King's kingdom? To which continents do Justopean islands belong?

28491: tracer - Wednesday, November 3 2021 - 2:39 PM

What font did you use for "SCHPLAT" on page 2160?

28536: tracer - Sunday, November 7 2021 - 1:07 AM

Royal guards, Secret police and probably many other services constantly threaten with treason charges and execution people, who disagree with them. How do they manage to get anything done? Or are those just threats nobody takes seriously anymore?

28570: tracer - Tuesday, November 9 2021 - 1:42 AM

Is the black crystal mine some kind of dungeon similar to where Tobi used to work? Are black crystals a prize only the lowest level players can get?

What was Shalhila's level back then? 1? 2?

28656: someone - Saturday, November 13 2021 - 6:01 AM

Thanks TheMegax for those links.

Pretty funny to see Malhart was described as not being a giant. Technically true in the context of that question (he's not building-sized) but he did end up being rather taller than the norm.

Anyway, question: we know that "magic" is quite strictly defined (can be blocked by gold, prevented by black crystal, etc.) and that esper powers are therefore not magic. Are there other types of supernatural powers that count as neither magic nor esper powers?


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