Obverse & Reverse Chapter 7 Page 68 Obverse & Reverse Chapter 7 Page 68 published on May 2, 2023Read more posts by the author of Obverse & Reverse Chapter 7 Page 68, KoryBing43 Comments on Obverse & Reverse Chapter 7 Page 68 Happy May! I’m back from TCAF, thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to say hello!
Yeah that’s gonna sting in the morning. I’m sure he’ll have lots of street cred with the other hellmouths though. “Check out this wicked scar!”
she did not kill a hellmouth…
she killed two hellmouths
(using the second as a weapon against the first)
Rip both hellmouths, but atleast they are finally out.
Well she has a point there, you really don’t want others chasing you out of one of those.
True, but as Eala Dubh says below, that attitude is not going to help her standing outside of hell… especially with an empathetic person like Michelle. Any credit she has built on the way out will be burnt very quickly.
While I certainly don’t disagree about the empathy… Aren’t… Hellmouth’s always killed when they’re closed? Like by earth side demon hunters too? I feel like closing a hell portal is only a point in Vera’s favor.
I feel like Hellmouths are magical constructs, they made this one out of magic and a picture. I’m not sure they’re “real” like Michelle or Vera.
“I dunno, who cares” may not be the ideal way to ingratiate yourself with the outside world after you just did that Vera, whether you had to or not.
She is still a demon after all.
Seems to me that Vera is quite inured to things of this nature.
After all, she’s been surrounded by suffering for a VERY long time, none of which she could do anything about. And suffered herself, which she couldn’t do anything about, except absorb the blows, get up, and keep going.
So I can see her attitude of “Don’t care, I’m just trying to keep myself safe…” as a survival mechanism.
It may be callous, but … you can look around RL and see the exact same thing…
Learning to live in a more peaceful and constructive environment may take her quite a bit of work, though!
How old is Vera, exactly? One does not unlearn decades of coping overnight.
That and she has to learn the rules of an entirely different society. She’s used to a destructive and abusive one. She’s now getting into one that’s a little more … empathetic? Has its own issues, but there are actual safe havens.
Centuries, more likely. Vera has a lot of work ahead of her, learning to live on the mortal plane.
I hope she finds a good teacher.
Teacher, maybe. Therapist, definitely.
And a place to live. Probably best amongst the Wonderlanders in an Avalon. They seem to know something about discrimination.
AND someone who’ll vouch for her if Gabe comes visiting. No sense in our resident Angel getting all smitey…
Since Vera needs to siphon off magic in order for her powers to function, then Wonderland with its overabundance of the stuff is definitely the ‘ideal’ hiding place she’d want to be in.
No, she has power of her own. The problem that they ran into is that she’s wasn’t powerful enough. So in order to do BIG things, she needs to siphon magics.
But for the small stuff? She’s good on her own.
As for moving to Wonderland, maybe? I think Vera would FAR prefer to be on Earth.
This may sound weird, but after an adjustment period, I suspect Vera and Gabe might get along almost like siblings…
What, two beings who absolutely dislike the status quo and how messed up things are getting along?
Plus, Vera probably can learn how to play a MEAN game of poker.
The brimstone is still rising from its nostrils, it may not be 100% dead/disabled, but it will be very difficult if not impossible to open.
Vera may be more willing to team up with others to escape Hell, but she’s still a demon, which may explain her disregard for the Hellmouth’s fate.
I’d suspect that, like the demons themselves, Hellmouths can respawn or be resummoned.
OKKFS (Only Kory Knows For Sure)
Very true, the status of this one and the spawn effect is very much an OKKFS situation for now.
I think I’m empathising with Vera more than some other people. Hellmouth being alive = bad. I feel a little sorry for the critters that our cats and the exterminator kill because they tried to share our home, but I also hate the consequences that the uninvited guests bring.
Yeah, Vera has done good and does deserve some empathy (which is one of the differences between our plane and her native one, or at least it should be!) but it remains to be seen how well and how constructively she can adapt.
Let’s hope for the best! :-)
Don’t forget the Hellmouth has two heads. It’s probably not dead if the other head is still fine. Just kinda crippled and useless, but not dead.
I figure Gray Hellmouth’s Earth-side head ended up inside Green Hellmouth’s Hell-side head, meaning that people entering Green Hellmouth would also enter Gray Hellmouth and end up at the park with the other Hellmouths where Gray Hellmouth’s Hell-side head was located.
Do they tho? If you can choose the destination using magic, then they aren’t exactly in pairs
They still came out of the green hellmouth, though. Maybe the destination can only be chosen if it is (re)activated?
Even if it’s not dead, it’s going to have one “hell” of a headache!
Remember that Gabriel also did stabbed a hellmouth. For all we know, this is the only way to properly close them.
I don’t think that’s the case, grey was just an old withered one that was forgotten there and replaced by the new one.
Rocks fall, everyone dies!
Just like BC, Vera is discovering the feel of the wind on her scales, smells, and changing sights. I wonder how she will take to life here.
Poor hellmouth… Only doing its job and it gets squished…
See it’s things like this that make people not wanna trust you, Vera.
Allowing her more than just ten seconds to adapt would be fair, though!
And closing the hellmouth is sensible given who would be likely to pour out of it at any moment!
Honestly, *trying* to close a hellmouth leading directly into what is essentially a city of demons is probably a good idea. I mean all the other ones we saw are on the outskirts of the outermost ring, any demon has to go through 4 rings to get there and this one is like right in their backyard. I say *trying* because this is clearly not the last of this. As shown it takes a ton of magic to open a hellmouth to begin with, if it was so easy for demons to open it, that one wouldn’t be reduced to graffiti art and I doubt it is that easy to close or block off once opened. That goodness it is at least in the middle of nowhere and not directly in Avalon.
Gabe stabbed one to death with a regular sized sword, I’m pretty sure that a half ton of pointy rocks will do the trick just fine.
I don’t recall that? Whenabouts?
Greetings from Dogpatch.
True, but Gabe is an Angel, pretty sure that pole axe and his magic are geared towards dealing with hell and demonic entities.
Gabriel’s weapon was a version of a medieval poleaxe.
(Ancient weapons are my field of specialty knowledge.)
Vera’s expression in 4 is priceless! Love the update, and the comments give me life!
For those feeling sorry for the hellmouth, remember that Gabriel also did this. They closed a hellmouth by stabbing it and tearing it apart.
I’m just going to pop in and appreciate the geological detail here. Where a normal comic would probably just break off stalactites, here we get basalt columns getting broken out of the cave roof of a cave in a basalt formation. Having the proper bits of mineral formation crashing down instead of completely misplaced limestone warms the heart of a certain kind of nerd, and I apparently am that sort.
Even with less of a scientific background I still join you in appreciating consistency! :-D