Posted October 20, 2009 at 12:00 am
TITLE: Plan B
I hope it's clear that Nanase's tail is deflecting the sword in panel two much as her wing deflected the axe in the previous comic. It's easily apparent to me, but I drew it so that's cheating ^^;
My original plan was for Nanase to use the full nelson wrestling move on Abe, which would involve wrapping her arms under Abe's and placing them on the back of Abe's neck. I realized, however, that I wasn't sure if that was even physically possible for Nanase. It's not a matter of strength, rather it's the simple fact that Abraham's shoulders and chest are wider than Nanase's and it could be enough to make the positioning impossible without breaking something.
EDIT: I've been informed that the full nelson is a banned wrestling move due to how dangerous it can be, so please don't try it for yourself!
She could definitely pull off some sort of hold, but I wanted her to be able to keep Abe from headbutting her nose, so she needed something back there for protection. It's lucky her angel design already included those tail-wings, or at least one person (me) would forever be asking why he didn't whip his head back at her.