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Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:14 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Chained Spirit.

Kinda looks like Ciel.

26140: Some guy - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:27 AM

The similarity is quite striking.

Like, punching you in the face until you can't tell the Mona Lisa from a white wall anymore.

Seems Tobi isn't the only one that can see it, though.

26141: Chevy - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:29 AM

Well, then. That's new.

26142: A - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:30 AM


So, this is direct confirmation of the theory that every magic user has their own Ciel (or in other terms, a spirit), correct?

Damn. I wonder what was wrong with Moe's.

So, this is 3 characters confirmed to be able to see these guys, correct?
Tobi, Paladin and Glasses Guy.

Who else do will have the ability?
Noah? (if he ever makes that wish)
'Master Mix'?

26143: A - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:32 AM

Oh, also, amazing art + story as always.

This page looks great, and i also love what it means for the plot. Thanks Neorice!

26144: Violet - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:36 AM

Infinite appears to have been replaced with a cardboard cutout at some point. He doesn't seem concerned that Tobi is talking about his spirit buddy.

26145: SquareClown - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:52 AM

so wait, Tobi has the same sort of magic sight as the paladin?

26146: Tom - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 1:19 AM

I JUST finished playing Resident Evil Village.

Time for more nightmares.

Jokes aside, that's freaking amazing.

26147: someone - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 1:21 AM

I wonder how Ciel would look like to Tobi. Like she does to Noah, or something more monstrous like Infinite's spirit and Minxery?

@SquareClown: not exactly. The Paladin can see magic spirits, while Tobi can see how stuff works -- and that involves seeing magic spirits when she looks at how a magic effect works; but not as a general rule. Dunno if she would have seen the spirit if looking at Infinite when he's not using his powers.

26148: Anthony - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 1:23 AM

Tobi has magic sight of some sort. There's no particular reason to think it's the same sort as the paladin.

26149: Anthony - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 1:44 AM

Oh, and as far as every magic user having their own Ciel, I would say this is evidence that Pandemonium Magic users have their own spirit. We don't know about Free Magic users or Magic Potential users.

26150: Straightbackward - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 2:20 AM

Holy bajeebus, what in the name is Pandemonium? Is Ciel a Panda as well?

Also, damn Ms.Queen again...
I want to get moar.

26151: Taorin - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 3:18 AM

Welp with this Tobi shot from the "interesting and should probably capture" category to "holy shit #1 most wanted person."
The Global Order will absolutely want her now, probably at any cost.

26152: Saiko - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 3:58 AM

Maybe she can "unchain" the spirit, freeing Infinite of his power. That would make her very dangerous, but also very coveted by Global Order.

26153: Keinname - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 4:52 AM

Who wants to bet the spirit will get cut off before it says too much?
I personally think it will just say a cryptic message instead, because cutting it off would be too mean and cliched.

26154: Cluedrew - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 5:48 AM

@A: Maybe only for pandemonium magic users. A controlling entity makes more sense if magic has a strict/artificial form which is only true for one of the three main forms of magic.

Earlier I might of said "three forms" but I have no idea how many there might be at this point.

26156: unnamed - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 6:34 AM

Where's its horns?

Most of the spirits we've encountered so far have horns, including Minxery, Ciel, the Ghouls and the dungeon boss.

Cilia's eye monster is the only thing that doesn't seem to have horns. Though, I'm not sure if I'm missing anyone so feel free to fill in this theory of spirit having horns.

26157: DarkOverord - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 6:39 AM

Wait can Ms. Paladin also see the spirit then? :O

26158: TheMegax - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 7:14 AM

This was SO much better than any of the theories I had. Magic is a primordial being chained to the user?!

26159: tracer - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 7:35 AM

> So, this is direct confirmation of the theory that every magic user has their own Ciel (or in other terms, a spirit), correct?

More likely, every pandemonium mage. And the ones with "potential" don't have one.

26160: TheMegax - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 7:44 AM

And "it" was finally revealed, this is getting really interesting!

26161: Lanth - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 8:02 AM

@Saturday If I remember correctly Moe was an artificial mage. Maybe his "spirit" suffered from it, maybe it was no spirit at all.

26162: Sporf - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 9:14 AM

@A I don't think glasses guy can see the spirit. Hus words imply he just wants to know what's going on

26163: omni001 - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 12:03 PM

Ah shit it's Worm.

26164: Taran Alvein - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 1:10 PM

@A - Definitely not, as if that were the case, nobody would question why Noah was always talking to himself. It's more likely that only certain magi have such a spirit tied to them.

It would certainly be a good explanation for why the Empire banned magic as being evil!

26165: TheMegax - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 2:48 PM

Another instance of someone calling Tobi "my king". At first I thought it was a play on words but it might be completely literal hmm

26166: jimbotherisenclown - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 3:37 PM

@omni001 Oh, gosh, I hope not. That didn't exactly end well for anyone.(Though I can see Tobi as a Khepri analogue.)

26167: Whim - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 4:28 PM

Sup my King, can you tap into some cheat codes and up my EXP multiplier? Been on the grind for a while. Thx!

26168: Sean - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 4:47 PM

Interested to see what free magic users and only spirit magic users have / look like since this is called a spirit of pandemonium.

26169: Kiithnaras - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 7:42 PM

I think it's more likely that 1) some magic users create spirits to handle their magical powers, either purposefully or reflexively, or 2) spirits are attracted to certain manifestations of magic that resonate with them and further expand and enhance those powers, or 3) becoming attached to a spirit is merely one way of manifesting particular magic powers. I definitely do not see it as any kind of universal rule that All Pandemonium/Magic Is Spirits.

26170: Sporf - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 7:58 PM

@A oh wait neverminnd I just realized you were talking about the character from noah's story, not the cop here. My mistake.

26171: The_Squished_Elf - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 8:27 PM

Welp, it looks like the theory that Grandpa King is either Emporio Garrimon or directly related to him just gained a lot more traction.

Also, similarity to Ciel my arse! Aside from blue-magic and eyelashes that are -on point-, I would never have associated the two on appearance, my good sir!

26172: Luminous Lead - Saturday, June 12 2021 - 10:48 PM

Every now and then Neorice has to up the ante and release a gorgeous piece of pixelart.

It's also incredible how much the usual character spritework has improved since that flashback period. I went back to look at stuff from two years ago and it's jarring. Your new stuff is lightyears beyond what was already quite functional and pleasing art.

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