Indagare's Gazetteer of the Weird and Supernatural
Welcome to my domain, travelers! I'm Tarot... er wait...
Okay, so I'm not Tarot, but I have noticed that some of the newer folks to the comic may be a bit confused by the occasionally odd going-ons.
I suppose that I really ought to get the bad news out first: this is a comic strip. No matter how attached you may become to the scenario or characters, they aren't real. Rick decides what is or is not cannon and disliking the way the strip is going because you can't handle it isn't going to stop it.
That out of the way, I decided to compile a list of the arcs involving things even stranger than a pumpkin being sliced like a ham
Telepathy was established in The Zoo
arc where dolphins communicate through it. It's shown again in Theme Park World
but is also mentioned by Grape when talking to King
Tarot doesn't first appear until near the end of the N-ple Date arc, but almost immediately starts showing signs of power
. How much of this is her own and how much comes from the spirits (particularly Dragon) has yet to be established. She is later shown using mental projection in Imaginate Too
though, again, whether this is her native power or something borrowed from Dragon or some combo is hard to tell. King, at least, seems to find Tarot having psychic powers a perfectly reasonable explanation
, meaning that psychic powers are known to be real on this world.
We later see Sabrina using a Ouija board to contact an entity known as Spookmaster in Scardey Cats
and that entity (or a representative) essentially stuffing Max in the Paraphernalia Wagon
.Pete, Dragon, and Kitsune
Pete was actually first introduced way back in The Grove
arc. We're given a hint that the dream Grape had may not have been such by the feather at the end of the arc. Of course, in Oops I Arced
we find out that Pete is indeed real and that the majority of the dream revealed to Grape was accurate.
Pete shows up again in It's a Wonderful Dog's Life
where he changes Joel to King and forces the poor guy to live with him.
In about four or five strips from the end of N-ple Date
we are first introduced to Tarot and her strange abilities. It's not until Dog Days of Summer
, however, that it's revealed that Tarot is an avatar for Dragon (Spirit Dragon, that is) and that she, Pete and Kitsune are all playing a game of U&U that involves Babylon Gardens as the focus (likely because Pete's temple was moved there). This leads in nicely to We're Snowed In
where we see Dragon fighting a Frost Giant
Of course, this will be updated as more information becomes available.