I know this is tragic but I’m simultaneously laughing really hard and terrified holy shit Nose
Seeing him that angry makes you wonder where all his rage is now. And it makes his perpetual calmness EVEN SCARIER THAN BEFORE
Right? Before I just felt like, “Ah well, Nose is a bit off because of his weird child hood. Lord knows I am!”
Now I’m worrying, “Nose is insane. Nose is insane. RUN, EMMA, RUN! NOSE IS INSANE!”
right now, i think Nose might be her best hope to, well, not die
You all need to read the new little comic, Knot. It’s super adorable.
Agreed, super adorable it most certainly is. And look out for a cameo appearance by our favourite green warlock!
How does he know Emma. Ç_Ç
I’m pretty sure based on a couple flashback panels it seem to be that nose and emma knew each other in Experimentation and that is one of many things that emma has been Made To Forget
Well he knows her from when they were younger…
OKAY well it appears that Nose has an obsession over Emma.
That really can’t end well. Watch it Emma it’s not Safe!
gasp their siblings!
that would be a really good twist
Très Star Wars.
I’m speculating this. Or at least somehow related.
They don’t look alike though.
I’m not even sure Nose is, strictly speaking, human. Meg seems to be hinting at him, and possibly even Emma, being entirely artificial beings.
I’m along this line of thinking, thus the “at least somehow related”. They could have anywhere from sibling-like relationship to sharing whatever soup One created them out of.
I’m leaning more of the “created from the same genetic soup” than actual born siblings, if they are artificial. But how does “Sleeping Beauty” factor in? What exactly has One done? SO MUCH TO SPECULATE ON.
I am a bit confused about Nose. Has his name been ripped? He still has pain from being called Rumplestiltskin and I’d think that if it has been ripped away, he wouldn’t feel that pain. Yet he has a number and a nickname. Perhaps it’s so he feels like part of the group? Or to hide what he really is from them?
It’s fascinating that he has such a strong attachment to Emma from such a young age. I wonder where it comes from? Does he want to stay because Emma is being dangled in front of him? If so, then his primary attachment may be to Emma rather than the rippers, which would explain his having a plan dealing with her. But we have WOG that he isn’t good or bad, still even bad guys can have emotional attachments.
One gave Nose the name Rumplestilskin as a means of inflicting pain. So, he has a name, a nickname, and a number.
Did he have a name before Rumplestiltskin that got ripped away?
Now I’m wondering if the other Ripped numbers could be given Names again, and if they’d have to be their original names.
You know what’s coming …
I wonder whether she’d remember anything if Nose were to take her to an exam room 7, with a red door… Also, this just cements Nose as one of my favourite characters. He looks so exhausted and downtrodden. I love how each character has loads of depth
I was about to say the same!
exam room seven? did you make that up or did I miss something?
I started reading this comic yesterday and didn’t stop till 4am (despite working at 6:30am -.-)
Now I’ve reread it and I must say, it’s still fantastic! What is the regular update schedule for you guys? Still 3 times a week?
Also, bought a copy of Knot to show my support of the fantastic art and story-telling you’ve got going on here. 5stars ladies.
Yes, and they are always working ahead, so the updates are reliably on schedule too.
Yup, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Midnight EST, on the dot pretty much.
… How many hours did I spend reading this? @___@ This is amazing.
I want to see Warrick. WHERE’S WARRICK?
He’s in Knots.
Interesting. We know that both Emma and Nose were created to be skeleton keys, where Emma is the “new and improved” version compared to Nose. The first few panels suggest that, after Emma’s “creation” (or whatever) Nose worried that the Rippers would label him obsolete and throw him out to the wolves (unless he could prove himself useful by providing unlimited funds). Ina calling him a “broken toy” supports that: http://namesakecomic.com/comic/our-lady-of-the-shadows/
Given all that, you’d think Nose would have every reason to resent Emma. But he’s clearly quite attached to her. It makes sense when you think about it. In this comic: http://namesakecomic.com/comic/future-companion/
We see that Nose had a pretty lonely childhood. In all likelihood, Emma may well have been the only person he came into regular contact with who 1) was also a kid, and 2) treated him like a person instead of a Skeleton Key. Plus, they are literally the only two of their kind in the world so far as we know, so he probably saw a kindred spirit in her.
While kind of sweet in childhood flashbacks, Nose’s current attachment to Emma is still tiptoeing a little too close to the edge of creep-dom for my comfort.
Not sure his asking to stay was out of concern for being labeled obsolete. Seems to be more rooted in “staying = Emma time”.
Also, thank you. I’d forgotten the creep-tastic Nose flashbacks and their implications.
Got to agree here with Nalyd. The first panels seem to me like:
1) Nose didn’t know his new abilities after gaining Rumplestiltskin’s name and just thought making gold out of straw was another standard test.
2) He wanted to stay because he wants to be near Emma.
Number 2 seems to be implied by One’s question and the fact Nose doesn’t reinstates he wants to stay, he just says he wants to see Emma.
I’m imagining a James Bond type laser in the next page.
Emma, you’re in a supervillain’s lair. (A) of COURSE he has a laser! (B) that’s FRICKIN’ LASER to you!
Also, Emma needs to find a way to get the hell out of Dodge. Nose WANTS to help her, I think, but he’s got his own agenda (which appears to border on or cross over to obsession) and that might not work well.
Nose seriously looks like a chef in his suit or clothes I mean
Emma that is not an appropriate reaction to an overly large laser, it is RUNNING.
Just pre-ordered the book too. =) Also, is it just me, or does the not-so-little sorcerer look like Nose?
Megan said the same thing. I really like characters with dark skin and large noses i’m sorry.
While those certainly contribute, I think it’s the hair. It’s not a bad thing; Nose is kinda cute. Actually, the sorcerer’s skin is darker than Nose’s, so I wasn’t sure, but I like them both. =)
That is so fantastic that you had ________ cameo in Knots.
Nose feeds on namesake power. Emma was instead fed the stories themselves. She seems to exude namesake power randomly. How much of Nose’s attachment is an actual need for her.
Also, is she fed stories or simply something of the world? Does she somehow actually have Warrick’s heart?
Might Emma have been one of/Nose’s first companion/s? He was “sick of eating them,” and she’s had a “lot of repairs” done…
Also Nose, my heart goes out to you, man. I kinda know the feeling, though never that bad. Good luck.
I like the thought of Emma being promised to Nose as a little sister but, like the baby promised to Rumplestiltskin, she was taken away. Probably because her powers became recognized or they wanted to use her as leverage to control Nose.
I just discoved this comic and it is AH-MAZING. I basically did no work today and just devoured it. Thank you!
Welcome to the comic!
Ugh I do not want to feel bad for him
OMG! One is Rumpelstiltskin. The whole names have power thing. Just a theory.
Nose is Rumplestiltskin, One said that he gave him that name to control him. One is Uncle Ben.
I wonder if Emma is the princess’s baby, somehow, from Rumplestiltskin.
O_o A ‘really big laser’? Okay, I think its time Emma turn around right now and RUN for her life before they try and use the laser on her. *lol* Before she steps into the room WILLINGLY she should demand to know just WHAT are they planning to do with a laser ANYTHING on HER in the exam room because doesn’t lasers involve CUTTING something from a person, meaning HER if she’s going into the room for an ‘exam/test’? *lol*
I cannot help but notice (well, alright, I can, but I don’t want to) that little Nose does not have a scar on his…well…Nose yet. He may not be a Ripper at this point in time, which doesn’t fit with the woman calling him 55. What outside agencies may be working with the Rippers?
There goes my Warrick shipping……… but I held on for so long………. but NOSE
No evil lair is complete without a giant laser.
I hope there’s a shark attached to it. 8D
So I’m noticing another potential literary reference on this page.
“EX01-01″ Room 101.
It contains the worst thing in the world.
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