Actually commenting on the LATEST strip that you don’t seem to have up yet here.
Based on the flashbacks, I’d been wondering if Mordecai really was THAT cold, but now I think...
Oh. Atlas swung BOTH ways?
Funny the thief mentioned his “Achilles Heel” as such, instead of “Tendon”, because Mordecai suddenly seems to look a LOT like Achilles right now, only he hasn’t figured out who his “Hector” target is. What’s REALLY sad is ALSO like Achilles, he’s become a slave soldier to a megalomaniac.
Only, is his “Agamemnon” ALSO his “Hector”?
At this point, the question is academic, at best. The Bastard has become a genuine threat to Lackadaisy, meaning Mordecai is out of time, and whether Atlas Loved them both equally, trying, in vain, to have them both equally, or really only loved her more like an adopted sister, he obviously DID care for her and her motley crew, (maybe in that Alan Turing sort of way), probably the funniest gang of loyal loons he ever had the pleasure of employing.
He might not like her very much, as his rival, but she IS all that’s keeping everything Atlas built together. Without her, it was all for nothing, and besides, Even if Marigold isn’t ultimately responsible, Mordecai can at least save Atlas’s legacy AND free himself of that petty tyrant.
This thief’s offer is his only chance.