If we had kept Frigg’s aversion to puns and kept Byron’s keen appreciation for puns, we could’ve established some slapstick bit where Byron would make a pun, Frigg would deck him… and repeat every so often until Chapter 50, I guess? As motivated conflicts go, it’s not quite up there with “mad dog.”

The first half of this monologue would prove more influential. Even though Byron thinks of himself as talking to his ax-brothers here, it’s really more like he’s speaking for Bayen, who, as we’ll see later, regarded every experience in life as an opportunity for a lesson. (If you’re generous, you can see the puns as his way of acknowledging Brayen, the more irreverent brother.) These captions were all Phil’s, but I immediately started hearing the advice in the measured tones of Michael Weston from Burn Notice, another character who liked to explain the tips and tricks of his trade to his audience while he was working.