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Has the whole world been affected? Somebody call Mongolia!
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How far has this gone already? Also how are people just noticing this? It must have been really recent since that is the case I would guess.

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Where do clothes go when people get transformed, anyways? The world may never know!
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"I’ve Been Turned Into An Aardvark, Can I Go Home?"

You're excused. Anyone else need to go?

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Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Thomas loved money? BOOM! A camel with no hands, so he can't touch money ever again! Mr. Steward betrayed his boss? BOOM! A honey-badger, a notoriously agressive (and some would say downright evil) animal! Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited? BOOM! A bear, and you get the picture.
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Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Thomas loved money? BOOM! A camel with no hands, so he can't touch money ever again! Mr. Steward betrayed his boss? BOOM! A honey-badger, a notoriously agressive (and some would say downright evil) animal! Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited? BOOM! A bear, and you get the picture.
The fact that this guy has his bosses direct number? BOOM! A creature with a long, brown nose...(!)

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Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited?
But why swap genders though? It seems to me like it's just random and those traits happened to match. You know, kind of like a horoscope "you will read something that will fill you with joy this week" it could be anything!
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Frank wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:45 am
Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited?
But why swap genders though? It seems to me like it's just random and those traits happened to match. You know, kind of like a horoscope "you will read something that will fill you with joy this week" it could be anything!
Yeah, I’m currently in the boat of “everything is randomized,” but there was an older theory that both Marion and Lois are closet trans.
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I can't help but be a little bit jealous of those who have transformed. However, becoming an aardvark is not ideal XD.

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Is it bad that, for the longest time, I thought an aardvark's mouth was where it's nose is? I blame the show The Ant And The Aardvark for making me think that xD
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I wonder how many people were as unlucky as Thomas & ended up without hands... wasn't there a Zebra at the Boarding House earlier? That was either a transformed Human or a very ambitious Zebra.

If this is Steward's doing, or at least his wish, then it would seem to have the exact same problem as the one he had at the start of the arc. Wasn't his intent to ruin Keene by overwhelming the resources of the Equal Chance Program, but that wasn't working because the increased number of Transformee's was actually advancing the cause of Equality? Well, if everyone is transformed then there's no need for the ECP at all as everyone is in the same situation.

This makes me think that we might have a "Jackass Genie" situation. Steward gets what he wished for, but not what he wanted.

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The not noticing they got transformed is like in cartoons when a character is on fire or standing on thin air and they don’t notice until they either have it pointed out to them or they actually look down at themselves. And since nobody is noticing it must’ve been very sudden and no poof or anything.

Also if people aren’t noticing, I would assume being an anthro in this world feels exactly the same as being a human. Otherwise the boss bear and aardvark would’ve noticed.
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I feel like they must have been changed in the last time minutes and really unobservant, especially for the boss who is probably in an office building with other transformed humans. I feel like there is a perception filter where people can't tell what is going on until it is pointed out to them.

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Frank wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:45 am
Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited?
But why swap genders though? It seems to me like it's just random and those traits happened to match. You know, kind of like a horoscope "you will read something that will fill you with joy this week" it could be anything!
Good question, Frank, but I gotta give Rydr credit for posing an answer to a question that has gnawed on me since this whole coin transformation thread appeared - what determines what animal you become? If it's not random - and I don't think Rick would let such a message opportunity slip by - then what? Transformation myths usually revolve around punishment and self-disclosure. Perhaps, to your question, the gender changes evoke some nod to the Daoist/Jungian images of gender duality in every person.

... and doesn't Tarot's facial expression look wicked in that last panel - such unexpected roguishness!
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SeanWolf wrote:
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Is it bad that, for the longest time, I thought an aardvark's mouth was where it's nose is?
Pretty much.

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Glad the Aardvark is still featuring, this is great can't wait to see what species we see next, the possibilities are endless! I wonder if the rareness of the transformation tallies with the rareness of the creature, i.e. lots of dogs not so many saolas?

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Imagine the embarrassment had the aardvark become an anteater and his Boss had become an ant.

I was kinda wondering if the aardvark would turn out to be Earl, but I suppose he would have recognized Tarot right off the bat.

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Startrekfan47 wrote:
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Imagine the embarrassment had the aardvark become an anteater and his Boss had become an ant.

I was kinda wondering if the aardvark would turn out to be Earl, but I suppose he would have recognized Tarot right off the bat.
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So the aardvark is going with them, there's space in the rear seat of that car. ;) Yeah, because of this unexpected transformation, he has to go home early today. :| Good suggestion, Tarot, you're a psychic, after all. :P Even the boss turned into an animal... This thing is going out of control, these cases are more than expected. :? Eheh, the title text is so right. :D
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Just imagine how much more hilarious and kind of gross this whole conversation would end up being here if the phone had been dropped in the toilet after the freak out by Bossman. :mrgreen:

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Frank wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:45 am
Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited?
But why swap genders though? It seems to me like it's just random and those traits happened to match. You know, kind of like a horoscope "you will read something that will fill you with joy this week" it could be anything!
I've been wondering when Steward had contact with Marion & Lois, and how long it can take for the curse to manifest (Marion obviously made it home to his room before losing size) . I also wonder if there are any other gender swaps (at least before Eudoant broke the coin).

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How long before people start shipping Bruno and BossBear?

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Frank wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:45 am
Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited?
But why swap genders though? It seems to me like it's just random and those traits happened to match. You know, kind of like a horoscope "you will read something that will fill you with joy this week" it could be anything!
Building off what you've already said, I thought the gender switches played off personality as well. It's entirely possible for a male to have a feminine personality, which seems to fit Marion, or for a female to have a masculine personality, which seems to fit Lois.

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Cloudspots wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 6:01 am
Frank wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:45 am
Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited?
But why swap genders though? It seems to me like it's just random and those traits happened to match. You know, kind of like a horoscope "you will read something that will fill you with joy this week" it could be anything!
Building off what you've already said, I thought the gender switches played off personality as well. It's entirely possible for a male to have a feminine personality, which seems to fit Marion, or for a female to have a masculine personality, which seems to fit Lois.
That would explain a whole lot, actually. Also, note how they're the only ones to get that switch as well --- everyone else who was transformed had gender-normative personality types.
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So I think it is safe to say that not only does the coin transform you into an animal depending on your personality but it also can change your gender if it warrants it also.

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Except THE COIN is broken in three pieces and is impotent - or maybe fragmentation has resulted in the multiplication of its energies.

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I'm thinking that despite the fact that the coin is broken into three pieces that it still works regardless. We know Eudoant has one piece and Nega Breel has the other. Steward if he still has the third could be using it to continue to bring about discord in the city.

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:
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I'm thinking that despite the fact that the coin is broken into three pieces that it still works regardless. We know Eudoant has one piece and Nega Breel has the other. Steward if he still has the third could be using it to continue to bring about discord in the city.
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This has some pretty dramatic implications for the future of this comic. Now everyone is animals? This is certainly a bold decision by Rick.
I believe that when that Eudoant smashed the coin, it sent out a shock wave that turned everyone in the surrounding area, or even the whole world into animals.
Rydr Warklub wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 am
Ever noticed how the coin transforms people into animals based on their personality; Thomas loved money? BOOM! A camel with no hands, so he can't touch money ever again! Mr. Steward betrayed his boss? BOOM! A honey-badger, a notoriously agressive (and some would say downright evil) animal! Marion was a nervous wreck! BOOM! A fidgety squirrel! Lois was fierce and no-nonsense? BOOM! A bobcat! Bossman was loud and mean-spirited? BOOM! A bear, and you get the picture.
I highly doubt that. These could easily be said to be coincidences, like horoscopes. I mean, why was Thomas changed into a form that will deny him what he wants, while everyone else is changed into an animals associated with stereotypes that match the characters' personality traits?
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I wouldn't say that Thomas got changed into an animal that doesn't have any of his personality traits though. Thomas was very stubborn and camels are stubborn. ;)

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