Comic 326 - Dissent
21st Jun 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
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Microraptor edit delete
- It seems that not everyone in Camilla's crew is completely fine with working for the Nazis. Who would have thought...

- Camilla is immortal, but the rest of her crew is not. That's why it's consisting of completely different people in 1944 than in the present.
Meet Samuel Goldberg and Aino Jousimies.

- In the last panel, Camilla is referring to the fact that Aino is a veteran of the (in mid-1944 still ongoing) Continuation War in Finland.
User comments:
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
One reply would be “And we are regretting that choice to this day” or something similar.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Looking into the crystal ball (from the point in time this story takes place), the Soviets will defeat the Fins anyway within the next few months, and one part of their armistice will entail (amongst other things at the expense of Finland) that now the Fins have to throw out the German troops that are in their country, resulting in the Lapland War.

So yeah, the Fins tried to play the dangerous game of fighting fire with fire, and then it didn't go quite as planned.
However, Aino isn't clairvoyant. On the other hand, I didn't specify when exactly in 1944 my story takes place, maybe it is already foreseeable that the Continuation War will take a bad end for Finland...
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
"The people call us pirates/but we're muggers in a boat/armed robbery is jolly!/if it's done when you're afloat."
Microraptor edit delete reply
I guess if you are a criminal of the high seas, you can't expect that the people you do business with are themselves always behaving ethically correctly...

The question that Camilla will have to face is however: How far will you go with this?
Willibald (Guest) edit delete reply
Isn't this about the time that the Finns were holding an SS regiment hostage because the Nazis hadn't kept up their end of the bargain of supplying weapons to fight the Soviets with?
Microraptor edit delete reply
I haven't heard about that before, but may well be. WWII is full of weird anecdotes like this...
Cooke edit delete reply
If the money's there, we don't care.

Finigan's principal at work.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Money makes the world go round, the worlds go round...
AmeliaP edit delete reply
Hey hey, it is her folk's fault, not her fault!
Microraptor edit delete reply
That's certainly a true sentence for a lot of WWII-related stuff...
Taily edit delete reply
So, Camilla: True Neutral or Chaotic Neutral?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Hoo boy...

I usually don't think of my characters in that terminology, but after reading a bit into it... That is a good question...

Her whole story starts with a clear rejection of authority.
("All those laws and rules were precisely why I moved away [from Atlantis] after all...")
So that would point to Chaotic Neutral.

But after having lived through a large chunk of human history, she has become a bit... detached regarding the shenanigans of said history.
("Countless times I have witnessed how great empires emerge, rise - and fall again. Exactly the same will sooner or later happen to the Nazi empire, no matter what I do or not do.")
That is more True Neutral if I understand that alignment correctly.

So... Camilla jumps a bit between these two, depending on the point in her biography, or even just her mood of the day??
Taily edit delete reply
Mm, yeah! Starts off as more of a Chaotic and becomes True Neutral as she ceases to give a crap. I can see it.