Who’s to say how Ashok would feel about it if Ulak had done the stabbing with conflict and/or tears in his eyes? But he didn’t, so…

Sundar’s observation, improved by Phil from my version, is so gloriously dumb that it might loop back around to being brilliant.

Something giving this page a bit of a Kirby vibe for me.

As I mentioned elsewhere, I’m a little disappointed that we established Gravedust’s slightly complex M.O. (guide shades of the dead into his arrows and resolve their unresolved issues while serving his own purposes) and then barely ever used it after Chapter 4 or so without subverting it somehow. I did my best to compensate for this lack in this chapter, by having him at least intend to perform the schtick on two separate spirits.