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God dis Peter is a textbook example of an abusive parent. It’s amazing how the other dragons didnt revolted against him years ago.

Not really. He’s the only thing they’ve known. He’s been the only truth they have had. And he has taken some measure of care. And as bad as things are, they were made to believe that anywhere else it would only be worse.

It’s at least a very human trait to want to believe things like that. He leads, so surely he knows best? He raised you, surely he means well? Sure he might have even lied in the end, but surely he had a good reason for it? No! I’m not gullible. You’re the gullible one, believing all the lies about Pater. He’s a good father. He has to be…

Though I’m kinda surprised it works pretty much same with dragons. They are a whole another species.

I don’t think it’s too weird that another species has traits in common with humans. Story-wise, if their thought-processes were too alien, it would be that much harder to tell a story. It even makes sense if every creature that had human-equivalent intelligence got that way because an ancestor was exposed to Promethius’ fire or some other apple-equivalent.

Story-wise, definitely.

I’ve just gotten to that sorrowful state where a person begins to wonder if, in this story of magic, dungeons and dragons, this socioevolutionary quirk would play as thusly under the rules of its universe. XD

But yeah. In a world like this, it’s even highly likely that the creatures in it share at some point of their history a common agent (-type) that enabled their ascension to said human-like intelligence.

Isn’t the whole reason the dragons wanted medallions in the first place was so that they *could* move amongst humans – hiding themselves in plain sight?

For crying out loud, make up your mind! (To be fair, all that time in Dis would drive anyone a little bit off the rails.)

The original idea could have been that they have the numbers and with stealth and guile, they’d take over. Now that there’s too little of them (and them not being mature enough), that plan is in ruins and they’d really have stand down and simply hide… Which Pater sees as no-go.

Would make the sphinges decision not to give them medallions a definite right one…

Well, compare humans back then and humans now (sheer numbers, percentage of land claimed / habitat destruction, ability to follow a dragon, into the skies if need be, weaponry, …) and chances are that while they used to have a need to hide occasionally, they’d now need to do so permanently

yet the other supernatural being are able to be themselves part of the time, which include big creatures as well (the bigfoot, the big snake in the water) so they may find a way.
maybe use magic to dwarf their true form ? this would solve most of their issues, and in a modern world, would not impede their option much

and even permanent hiding would be better than the slow death that dis is

If they’re sick of being drained dry in Dis, but one clique is too proud for medallions and another is too afraid of extinction at human hands, there’s really only alternative left to give the dragons time to work all this out.

Choo choo – all aboard the crazy train to Wonderland, everyone.

And you thought BLOODCARVER was huge . . that one panel really shows how large a full grown dragon can get. Or at least of that subspecies.

unlike the rest of them dispater did not have his growth stunted by having to live in a magic draining plane for his formative years, so he is probably closer to the “true” size of dragons (though he still look messed up)

also, the dragons in the flashback were huge

Cult leader 101 crossed with classic abusive stepdad. I’d bet money all of these “children” were kidnapped as infants or hatched from stolen eggs — all part of DP’s plan to “save the species”.

At least they’re showing some spark of resistance instead of lining up to drink the koolaid. Question is will they be able to sustain it? if they were human the answer would be no.

I’m starting to suspect that Dis Pater was a greasy coward during the war, grabbed a few dragon eggs for collateral, and ran off to Hell to hide from any consequences and wait out the conflict. Now that he has a taste for being in charge, he’s not willing to give it up.

How does Dis Pater see anything in front of him with how his horns grew?

Each eye corrects the blank spot of the other by filling in what it sees (right eye blank spot is filled in by what the left eye sees there and the opposite). As well, his focal point must be beyond the horns.
Put a finger vertically in front of each eye, you will discover that you can see both the fingers (badly) and the whole room (clearly), because your eyes are giving the missing information.

I understand what you are saying, but there is a certain portion of his visual range that looks like it would be blocked from the view point of both eyes. Like the end of his nose or things below his muzzle. His eyes are set lower then some parts of his horns on both sides and they’re fairly far apart as well.

Two things:

1. my glasses frames block part of my visual fields, but I just shift my head slightly to compensate if I need to – I daresay Dis Pater grew accustomed to the change as his horns grew and now just does much the same.

2. are you saying that Dis Pater can’t see beyond the end of his nose? :)

I find his outward-facing teeth more disturbing than his horns!

Each eye corrects the blank spot of the other by filling in what it sees (right eye blank spot is filled in by what the left eye sees there and the opposite). As well, his focal point must be beyond the horns.
Put a finger vertically in front of each eye, you will discover that you can see both the fingers (badly) and the whole room (clearly), because your eyes are giving the missing information.

I would love to have a reference of Dis Pater for science! I am so excited that the dragons are finally getting attention. I’ve been reading the comic for a long time and I wish I could explain just how much I’ve been looking forward to this!

Also, I love how much these pages speak volumes about Michelle. Despite her initial dislike of Bloodcarver, it’s difficult to watch someone struggle on your behalf and feel helpless about it. I don’t know if Michelle genuinely knows just yet or if she’s trying to bluff just long enough to be a halt to this situation. But either way, no one can deny the fact that Michelle is going very hard against the stigmatism of her ancestors, who’s memories are longer and heavier then her own.

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