Tabletop gamers will get But a Jape and may well even have had a character who once said, “’tis but a jape!”.
It’s from that webcomic that we encounter the increasingly common problem of villains with sympathetic backstories.
Did Tolkien do this first? The dark lord has a Dark Lord! Well, okay, But a Jape’s solution is to find them and defeat that apex baddie.
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