8-Bit Theater
Episode 647
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Blue Herring
Date Published Thursday, January 12, 2006
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Red Mage doesn't have Blue Magic after all.

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  • Open, demolished field


Red Mage's Hadoken fizzles with a "fwee."
Red MageOh. Ah.
Black MageDo you know how I knew he wasn't doing Blue Magic? There have been seven documented attempts at actual Blue Magic.
Black MageEach one met with failure that culminated in an explosion, including the time they finally started using useless non-fatal spells that don't explode.
Black MageMagic isn't free. There's always a cost.
Black MageOf course a legend about unlimited free power would start to circulate.
Black MageChemists dreamed of turning lead into gold. Same thing.
Black MageIf there was a way to get magic for free, do you really think I'd have spent so much time sacrificing children to my dark gods?
Black MageFor spells, I mean. Obviously there'd still be sacrifices. A hobby's a hobby.
ThiefSo whatever he is doing, it's not Blue Magic, right?
Black MageRight.
Red Mage tries to fire a Hadoken again, only for it to fizzle with a "pftbt."
FighterBut is sure does tickle!
ThiefThis only raises more questions.
Black MageAnd concerns.
Red MageLike why I can't remember how to cast your Hadoken any more?
Black MageIdea!

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