January 2017 Reader Question 14 January 2017 Reader Question 14 published on January 19, 2017Read more posts by the author of January 2017 Reader Question 14, KoryBing27 Comments on January 2017 Reader Question 14 I’d love to do a comic some day about Lorne because he was born human and he wouldn’t give up this stuff for the world.
Ooooh, I’d love to see how a pub conversation between Lorne, Greg, and Anthony would turn out…
Presumably Jon was also okay with transforming… if he wasn’t, Paul would never have heard the end of it. Jon and Lorne probably have widely differing opinions on the Nemean code and council, though…
Jon was indeed, and he liked to show off what he could do as well.
RQ number 5, March 2014
If I looked like him afterwards, I would too. :D He looks way awesome.
The super strength and invulnerability helps.
Question about that, though, are Nemean Lions super strong and invulnerable when half or human shifted? If so, does that include those with Nemean Lion blood but haven’t gotten a medallion?
We have already seen Lorne display super-human strength while in mid-form. Presumably they would still lose their strength and invulnerability in human form, especially when unturned. We’ve seen a few times that unturned “humans” have zero access to their inherent powers/magic/abilities until after they’ve turned.
Since fine-control of the medallion’s transformation is a skill one can learn. Theoretically nemean lion’s (or any mythical creature) with medallions could practice transforming to a high enough degree of skill as to be able to retain their powers while appearing fully human.
He also picked up a human Jim while in his human form. I don’t know how magic works, but even if they weigh what human males of their respective sizes weigh, that’s still a lot of beanpole for anyone to pick up, so I would assume he keeps the super-human strength in all forms.
Hidden human unturned, they aren’t invulnerable, but their skin IS stronger than that of an ordinary human.
After having Turned, they don’t lose their invulnerability while in human form.
RQ number 5, March 2014
You could always make a Lorne comic a funding goal instead of a second page a week. :-)
Aww, he’s cute!
I would really like to see that story too! It sounds fun!
Also, readers question; What kind of bird’s are Harpy’s and are there more than one type?
Another question; What will Anthony look like when his feathers mature? yah know, since male birds are really colourful and stuff.
That was answered earlier on this very page, Ceylan.
Kory bases their plumage off coastal birds, like frigate birds.
Anthony is based off a frigate bird. Here’s a link to an image of one in flight:
Wow. He would have been REALLY unhappy if he’d inherited the wattle too.
Correction: I just did a bit of research, and frigatebirds do not have wattles. The males have inflatable red pounces on their throats that they use to impress females. Anthony would probably find that even more embarrassing.
For what it’s worth, please, DO THAT COMIC! I am 90% sure we readers will be falling over ourselves to read it, because young Lorne is just so good and perfect. JUST LOOKIT HIS EXPRESSION AJSKJDLAL
Just had a thought…How much do medallions cost? I mean, if they are ancient items of such strong magic that they cannot be made anymore they’ve got to be enormously valuable. Not to mention that the magical community would crumble to bits if medallions were taken out of the picture. All the magical critters would be exposed to the human world and CENTURIES have passed since the art of making medallions was lost, so no getting new ones. Who knows how many have been lost or destroyed over that time. How are there even any unclaimed medallions left for Madam U or anyone to sell?!
Its simple economics: valuable item + limited quantity = $$$
Someone should tell Madam U about the goldmine she’s sitting on.
I… think she’s quite well aware. That would be why she’s in the business.
It’s been said before that while the art to making them has been lost, there are enough medallions that they’re not in short supply.
Oh man, seeing a human take to Turning like Kid!Lorne looks to have done would be the BOMB. Please do show us his story– and, since I’m asking, I’d love to see his first meeting with Jimothy. :3 Bet they were unbearably adorable!
Hey Kory have you ever consider making medallion bracelets( in comic or real life) for those that don’t really wear necklaces? Just a thought.
In universe, not everyone does wear it as a pendant/necklace..
Jon wears his as the clip on his bolo tie.
Elise wears hers as a choker.
Having the Medallion worked into part of a bracelet, or arm or neck torc, that’d be cool to see.
I meant for real life. In fact I was picturing a Chinese bracelet that has a coin in the middle.
It’s Lorne! The friend for life!
Hey Jim I think I have asked this before but for Right now I would like to ask you if you have ever tried dying your hair a different color.
So Lorne finds out he’s a superhero and goes off to fight crime with Jim as the ultimate mythic duo!
One problem they were the terror twins of the L.A. not the dynamic duo.