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Episode 2210: The Future is Underfoot

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The high ground has tactical advantages in a fight, but it also has some disadvantages too:

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

I would too, Rey. The only two people I remember losing their legs without immediately dying are Anakin and Maul. Maul shouldn't be familiar in the slightest to either Kylo or Rey, while Anakin would probably go for another Force Possession on Rey. That probably wouldn't be as strong an attack as it was against Luke given the familial distance between son and granddaughter, but it's still the same lineage.

It's a little hard to tell, but it looks like Rey backed into the ravine, climbed up a bit, then stepped on Kylo's head to jump behind him. Now that's a pretty neat trick. It's probably slightly different in the movie as this situation seems more serious than that stunt would allow and the text doesn't mention it. It really is hard for me to see otherwise in panel four though.

Transcript

[SFX]: whooom!
Rey: I fall back along this small ravine.
[SFX]: whooom!
Kylo Ren: I press my advantage!
[SFX]: whooom!
Rey: You have no advantage!
[SFX]: whmmmm...
Rey: I climb to the high ground.
Kylo Ren: I attack her feet!
[SFX]: whooom!
Rey: Parry!
GM: Parrying a blow from below the level of your feet is tricky. Fortunately Kylo hits only rock.
[SFX]: whooom!
[SFX]: Krzzakk!!
GM: Rey gets a brief mental flash of a future without legs.
Rey: That can’t be good. I leap off the rocks and tumble away in the snow.
[SFX]: whmmmm...
GM: You get a flash of the past. An oddly familiar rasping whisper.
Voice: Hold your ground... or these will be your last steps.
Rey: Hmm. I stop, turn, and stand to fight.
[SFX]: Whmmmm...
[SFX]: whmmmm...
Kylo Ren: Where is this coming from?!
[SFX]: Whooom!
Rey: Wouldn’t you like to know?
[SFX]: Whooom!
Rey: I know I would.


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Published: Tuesday, 27 September, 2022; 02:11:04 PDT.
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