I sometimes feel like Jivi will be the only one to make it out alive in this story. Or perhaps the only one who deserves to have a reserved seat and a ticket back home, poor guy. Now run to the nearest guard with that whistle, Jivi. Run, before Starfish sees you.
UNSOUNDED SPOILERS ALERT! p51: Quigley attacks! p52: Jivi kills Quigley. p53: Starfish returns and attacks! p54: Jivi kills Starfish. p55: Turas, Knock-Me-Down, and Annadyne return and attack! p56: Jivi dispatches them all easily. That man is a machine!
While I do agree it seems like the lizards aren't nearly as sturdy overall from what we've seen, I would like to remind people that Jivi hit Cutter hard enough to actually break the stool over his head! Now, it could have been a shoddy stool but I think that suggests what kind of force Jivi used. He went all out! It's not really a glass jaw or a soft skull when people destroy furniture with it. XD
Cutter does have a glass jaw, it seemed anticlimactic for him to go down so easy. That said, his eyes on the first page are so great. He looks like a kid opening a long anticipated present, the kind where the wrapping paper can't hide the shape.
GO, JIVI!!! Man, that first page straight-up horrified me, with that reptile gouging his back like that! Poor little Jivi; he's free, sure, but he's also wounded and still saddled with the other guy. :'( Go find a guard, Jivi!
Seeing as how it was the rotational force that knocked him out in this case (see the head spin), it would have been an advantage if his jaw was made of glass since it would then break off rather than set his head spinning -> causing the knockout. BAM!
Hell yes, Jivi! Well done! It's neat that he did not have to be rescued. I don't think it was anticlimatic. It was a flare of aggression, quickly countered. Quite realistic, really. Cutter does not seem such a great fighter and he did not really expect Jivi to fight back so efficiently. Really, if Jivi had not grabbed the stool, his chances would have been bad.
I figured out what Cutter had been reminding me of (especially in the middle panel of last page): the Skeksis from Jim Henson's Dark Crystal. And I don't mean in a bad way, or saying he's unoriginal or anything - it actually just made me super happy.
@nekochan : How is that relevant? If Sette beats a pirate then it will be "Pirates 1 : Ninjas 1" (plural)... but here, in this bout it's definitely "Pirate 1 : Ninja 0" (singular). Let's see if Cutter gets up again, then the score might change.
Cmon Jivi! Melt those tears into an unrestrained unconditional RAGE and become a merciless super skilled slaver-slaughterer, rushing into the clear and sexy pleasure of stabing some red potbellys of stinky deviant men!@#$%
@HeloKitty Quigs and Matty are the only father/son team on the comments page, Capt. Toma only has a little girl from what I gather and other than the spooky nightmare sequence we don't know much about Jivi's family... aside from his Mum is a "monster" of a woman. As for Duane and Sette? No relation either XD just plucked together by the strings of fate.