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Trigger Star 009 by kevinbolk Trigger Star 009 by kevinbolk
The saga of The Last Mystical Legend of the Fantastic Fantasy Trigger Star continues...

BONUS DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY

-This is the first appearance of the series main antagonist, the wicked Black Licorice. He's a walking parody of the armored supervillains of many early-mid 90's video game RPGs. I think he was inspired most by Golbez of Final Fantasy IV and the Magic Emperor of Lunar: Silver Star Story.

-This is also the first appearance of BL's gay henchmonkey's, Pork & Beans. In the prototype of this series (from my Severed Limbs Studios days), they were human. I changed the duo to apes to make them more interesting and because I imagine Black Licorice to not care much for humans (unless they're his idol, Ronald Reagan and his posse).

-Speaking of vaguely political humor, this strip was written during the build up to the current Iraq War, so the joke was kind of a nod to that. I try to avoid politics and current events in any of my work, but sometimes it creeps in if I deem it funny and/or bizarre enough (as is the case with the naked Capitalist faeries that appear later in the series).

-As much as I like the "burning panel" gag, I tried to avoid this kinda thing as the series went on as to make the whole thing easier to read and to limit the fourth wall breaking. This was still a lot of fun though.
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ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
really...?
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Fluttershyiscute Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
he reminds me of Dark Helmet.
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KittyKorkoza33 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LOL the antagonist Black Licorice looks like Zurg[dark emperor(from toystory 2& Buzz Lightyear advent.)]
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TheBigMC Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Black licorice reminds me of the evil black licorice character in the candy land games! the guy that was in the middle of the board but didnt have any bad spaces so he was pretty much useless.
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BiHetHo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
second to last panel, Licorice's face should be made into a raepface icon XD
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:iconpeace-bomber:
peace-bomber Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student General Artist
BL.... :D
/snickers
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Oh, yes, political humor. lawl.
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
why are they all named after food?
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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MarcoDelMarco Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does the wicked Black Licorice have an "M" on his chest? Seeing as his name doesn't start with M it's a bit confussing, although M is a very wicked letter.....
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
The "M" stands for MACHO! ^_^
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MarcoDelMarco Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok! I thought it stood for "MUAhahahaha!" =P
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Anark-mana Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the reason why both world wars started: for the heck of it
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GonXKillua Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
lol awesome xD
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TheSpazzinator Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
And the fourth wall crumbles...

Heehee, these are friggin' genius! Why didn't I read Trigger Star before!?
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kriplie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I love the look on his face in the second-to-last panel. Lol. Love this!
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Shquiggles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Blacky there, kinda reminds me of a an enemy from Power Rangers.
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DieselPoweredDoodad Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This baddie... He looks squishy.

... []Hugs Black Licorice[]

Ffffffffuuuuuu~~~...
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portheiusJ Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Oh but breaking the fourth wall can be so fun and hilarious! It made me laugh at least, and I didn't even notice it until I got to that panel. Don't think you really needed the arrows though. Dig hearing you thoughts and how this think came to be. Pretty cool stuff.
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nwootters Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
It's funny that the political part's still relevant, what with us invading Iran 'cause of weapons.
It's gonna happen. Bet you five bucks.
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question-mark-man Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
:iconomgnoesplz: When this page loaded my screen burst into flames!
Who will pay for my new computer screen plus the cost of fireproofing? :flame:
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WhiteCrestAngel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Do RPG villains EVER have a good reason for pillaging and burning ANYTHING?!
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ShankSilenzikilu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Black Licorice reminds me of Bowser.
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Jenu1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
XDD Black Licorice is my favorite! Well... him and the panda witch. He reminds me of Doctor Evil from Austin Powers. :D
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KoonieDude Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
But 4th wall breaking is great! Dont cut back. :D
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SilhouetteMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Pfft lol wow.
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bones1925 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
He sort of reminds me of Emeror Zurg from Toy Story.
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010   Artist
i like Black Licorice's character design : D
"Hey!! stop burning my panel!!!" xD
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Jyronaut Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I really like Licorice's face XD
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zelinkluver187 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Writer
hey y not burn down ur villige? answer that good sir! lol
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Gamer28 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Why? For the Evulz, that's why.
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zazz96 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
He's so EVIL! :iconcomebackplz: WHYYYYY?
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nekrosith Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao XD
Ok, if any similarity with a real person, it's just coincidence lol
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MarmadukeOvermind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
aaffghghh I can't get over BL's adorable face, holy crap I'm in love. <3 May I draw him? xD
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:iconkevinbolk:
kevinbolk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Be my guest. Send me a link when it's done. I'd love to see it. ^_^
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MarmadukeOvermind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Okie! <:
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Not-a-Liz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010   General Artist
I actually like fourth-wall breaking if it's funny enough. It's a COMIC strip anyway, I'm not expecting something ridonculously serious y'know? I think the 'burning my panel' thing was the funniest part in this panel :) That and Black Licorice's face when he's askin' about oil lol
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JasonX-MilSpec56 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That is comedy.
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Mike2468 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
:iconlinksgayfaceplz:
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JeremyAcorn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Dude, you don't understand. BL is simply spreading democracy. ;p
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FransBaud Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Damn looks Awsome man, nice colouring and good style. Will be checking it out.
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Miss-Wisteria Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always the oil
XD
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SparkLum Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
When I saw Black Licorice, I instantly thought of Golbez. Now I know I was right :giggle:
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tsurugikage Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I see more of Garland in there than Golbez. I think you're thinking of him through the armors color.

Also Nice G.W. Bush Joke too
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SparkLum Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
XD
Garland, Golbez, half the FF Bad Guys look the same.

Then we had Kefka :lol:
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