Comic 368 - # 12: Umami

12th Apr 2017, 12:00 AM in Fabian W.
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12th Apr 2017, 12:00 AM
Microraptor
Umami is an assassin who likes to pull her victims into some kind of pocket universe (appearing as a seemingly endless pseudo-Asian garden landscape), where she then either fights them or, if they try to run away, mercilessly hunts them down.

Comments:

12th Apr 2017, 12:25 AM
ProfEtheric
Oooohhhh... That seems like a fairly effective way to capture someone. One wonders how it works.
12th Apr 2017, 11:38 AM
Microraptor
I too still wonder how exactly this works...

My preliminary stance is that she may use some kind device for this. Storytelling-wise, the victim has to have at least a tiny chance to flee from that place again, and that works better with some gadget that in theory anyone can use, than with only her possessing the inherent power for dimension-jumping.
12th Apr 2017, 6:16 AM
Chippewa Ghost
How was it put? "Hell is an endless orchard of cherries in blossom"...
12th Apr 2017, 11:42 AM
Microraptor
Yep, think Japanese garden. Or Chinese garden. Or a wild mashup of both styles. (Hence pseudo-Asian.)
12th Apr 2017, 9:06 AM
merlinnia
Oooh I like her dual wield swords. Kind of get a Kill Bill vibe from this :) But the real question is, does she like rich meaty flavors? xD
12th Apr 2017, 11:26 AM
Microraptor
I actually got the idea for that name while eating Asian food! :-D And the fact that it may also remind people of Uma Thurman is of course a welcome bonus!
12th Apr 2017, 7:22 PM
Man_and_Crow
She must have a scent of a predator if she's able to track down her prey.
12th Apr 2017, 8:41 PM
Microraptor
She prefers a good fight over having to run after a coward someone with a strong instinct of self-preservation, though.