Well at least he's polite enough to tell them in advance!
Good thing this isn't our world, or the Judge would be infringing on their legal rights!
The problem with his statement is that without trial it's hard to say who was aiding the pirateâ¦ In real life trials many times sailors and crafters were acquitted because they were proven to be forced (like by intimidation) to help the pirates. I suppose he's more iron than judge ;)
Well this fills me with Dredd.
@Saiko, in the Judge's defense, they have all willfully followed her so far. Also, he's giving them a chance to run at least.
AAAAAAAAWWWWW YEAH LET"S GET STARTED!!!!!!!
I'm hoping the "Pirate of the Storm" makes some kind of metal avatar, leading into a duel of epic proportions.
Well damn thats a scary avatar,
lets hope judge can back it up because methinks hes going down hard....
I hope we see the return of the aristocrat's ultimate beam attack. He's been rather too un-nonheroic recently. And again, good work on the dramatic visual contrast between the combatants; two more divergent characters you would be unlikely to find.
I also wonder if the aristocrat can make a difference, I hope not because GO JUDGE GO JUDGE
But at the same time I hope to see more of his ultimate destiny punch
Sorry about double comment, I reloaded the page by accident and it re commented
Normally I delete double posts when I read them, but I accidentally approved it cause I was really tired lol.
and this is page number jackpot
He was cool; now he's awesome!
The Judge seems like he's the second-most-powerful person in the country, both in personal and political respects, after the Mage King. Given his age, he could easily retire and live a life of comfort, wealth, and respect.
Instead, he's there trying to clean up a prison break. And he's going out of his way, draining his strength, to capture the criminals in a non-violent way. And per his discussion with the General, he knows that this is all leading up to a fight against magic users. He's got every reason to believe that he's likely to die there.
And, he can run. Just to get backup, e.g. from the Mage King, or to retire, or move, or whatever - he has tons of options, many of which would make sense (getting backup may've been the smart play here). But he's not.
And now, having spent tons of his energy putting cages up around escapees - which surely must tire a man of his age, even just all that walking - he's being confronted by one of the world's most wanted criminals and powerful magic user, Ariana, along with her gang of other prison escapees. Oh, and the controlled General.
And what's the Judge do? Run? Call for help? Knuckle-under? Nope! The dude sends away his own escort, appointing Rudy to take command as the Judge knows that he's got a good chance of going down here, and then still has the decency to spend yet more of his energy to warn that he's not going to be able to keep using non-lethal powers.
And now, likely exhausted and facing Ariana, a controlled General, and a host of other unknowns - some of which, for all he knows, might have Burk's power - the Judge heads off to battle, asking for no quarter and making no excuses.