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Why write a new joke when a running gag is so much better? Poor Fumio always gets the worse of Ken’s losses.

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  • Anonymous Penguin

    Ken is a hilarious character, and has his share of awesome moments, but I have to say, he’s sort of becoming the Worf here, isn’t he? Also, first. >:D <— Troll comment is trollish.

    • Hfar

      Whee. I’m floored by the level of wit and inventiveness displayed by your carbon copy “first” comment. Truly not even a pre-schooler could come up with a more original saying.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Oh yeah, Ken is totally Worfing it up!

  • leavescat

    You know, the bandits aren’t superhuman durable like Yori, Cho, or (especially) Ken. A solar plexus shot from Ken would probably kill them, or at least knock them out.

    • TheMaskedFerret

      He is wounded right now, so Fumio is probably safe. For relative values of safe.

      • Eltharrion

        Safe only as long as Ken is wounded.
        Fumio, you better find hot ninja chicks fast who Ken is gentleman enough toward so he’d act like he’s getting beaten.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Ken pulled his kick as to not deliver a lethal blow to his good friend and ally, Fumio.

      • KungFuKlobber

        Ken and Fumio, BFF’s. Sooner or later they’re going to get their own buddy-cop spinoff show.

        • poo

          Spikey, you must reeaally want me to… be too old for this shit.

      • Astralfury

        He toned down his kick…To the solar plexus? 😛

    • Neska

      But they’re comic relief, and comic relief people don’t die (unless vital to the plot). As long as they stay funny, they have significant damage reduction!

      • Kid Chaos

        Don’t stop not dying, Ken!

  • Charvale

    Let this be a lesson folks… never, ever, EVER say anything that can be misconstrued as derogatory about Ken whether he’s present or not. You will eventually regret that particular comment.
    =^_^=

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Ken never forgives, never forgets. He’s comin’ for you, Nataku! And maybe he won’t get super beat up next time!

      • Eltharrion

        “IT WAS ALL MY PLAN! I used only 10% of my power so that next time we meet he’s not expecting me to pull out ten times the danger he faced that one time!”
        …Said no Ken ever.

  • Mike

    Ken NEVER loses! He just voluntarily takes the fall in order to spare the feelings of some of his opponents. Obviously.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Ken approves of this explanation!

    • Xinef

      A much better explanation than e.g. trying to get into the ninja hideout, so perfectly disguised as a prisoner that you actually become a prisoner.

    • Thiago Kurovski

      Romance. One of Ken’s many strengths.

    • Speedy Marsh

      I thought it was Ken’s plan to meet Ninja Barbie™.

    • http://insolenz.echoing.org/ SotiCoto

      Ken never loses. He just lies prone and waits for the bandits to say something about him.

  • KungFuKlobber

    One does not simply walk into solar plexus range of unconscious Ken’s foot.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Fumio was drawn to Ken like a moth to a flame.

      • Eltharrion

        And like moth to a flame, he perished as fast.

  • Hfar

    Sorry Fumio but you’re the group’s buttmonkey, meaning that all bodily harm will inevitably be drawn to you. Sorta like a charm that works as a bad luck magnet.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Pain, thy name is Fumio.

  • some random viewer

    Fumio is a bit perplexed after being solar plex’d.

    /badrhyme

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      /anastuteobservation

  • http://avlor.tumblr.com/ Avlor

    It was a plot by Ken to get close to the girl. (See – she had to carry him in. Smart boy.)

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      He does love the ladies.

  • Sunwu

    Glad to see Kens still alive and kicking! Being able to survive a log to the chest is no small feet! But it seems a greater game is a foot! I did get a kick out of seeing our l lovable bandit solar plex’d! he totally deserved it putting his own foot in his mouth like that. I bet the Rest of them are gotta tiptoe around the subject of how he got so hurt.

    • some random viewer

      You’d better leg it before the pun police arrives…

      • Sunwu

        I would love to but it looks like*sun glasses* I’m getting cold feet *YeeeEEEEEEAAAAaaah*
        It’s an Achilles heel of mine.

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          That would imply puns to be your one and only weakness!

          • Eltharrion

            puns, punches… They’re all the same in the end. Cause same kind of shock on the body.

  • Have a rock

    You’d think that Fumio would learn to not insult Ken even when he seems to be unconscious. At least Fujio has learned, notice that he is nowhere near Ken right now.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I think we’ve clearly established that Fujio’s the superior thinker of the two, but Fumio’s packin’ all the CHARISMA!

      • Have a rock

        It’s a heavy, painful burden all right.

  • reynard61

    Ken: He’s such a “DOOF!” sometimes…

  • Johannes Hjortshøj

    Ken is not a sore loser. He merely points out that victory against him is only possible with dirty tricks and WMDs. And even then the odds are slim for his opponents.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Ken is undefeated minus those couple of losses, after all!

  • BobbyBG33k

    I do so love the Ken wake ups. Oh, thank you so much for doing this comic.

  • Gillsing

    I don’t have time to keep up with webcomics anymore. So it takes a few months between checking in. So i’ve been missing out on that first panel for 8 months, apparently. That panel where Yummyko looks totally badass. And no one seemed to notice? Well, consider it noted.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I’m glad her badassery has been acknowledged!

      Gillsing, the life you describe is one of tragedy! But I’m glad you found time to catch up on the comic, you’re like our MVR (Most Valuable Reader. Don’t tell the other readers, they’ll get jealous).

  • Ben Johnston

    Maybe it’s not that he’s in a bad mood after losing so much as he doesn’t like waking up to your face.

  • pydsigner

    You think those thieves’d learn at some point.

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