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Huh. I guess this EGS:NP comic is canon.

I'm sure we'll get to see the monster outside of silhouette before this storyline is over. Or will we? I asked Kevin, but he won't tell me. Jerk.

This flashback is the oldest, least changed from its original conception story in the history of EGS. Most of the key elements were thought up back during the first Sister arc. The majority of the changes are less changes and more clarifications and additions to fit the expanded EGS mythology.

...Okay, why did saying "EGS mythology" make me feel like a snooty jackass? Let's just say new plot junk I done thunk up got incorporated into it.

One of the things that has changed is what Susan compares the monster to. She was originally going to liken it to an Incubus, the male equivalent of a succubus. The monster itself hasn't changed, still targeting and charming young women, but vampires are wider known, offer more joke opportunities, are a bit less explicit (arguably), and I know in some fiction that Incubus are considered a variety of vampire, which makes sense to me.

So anyone who guessed vampire or incubus, you can technically give yourself a cookie, I say technically because this thing isn't really either of those. People have different standards when it comes to arguing what is and isn't a vampire, but this thing doesn't care about garlic, sunlight, can't turn people into vampires, isn't affected by holy symbols, etc. It's like a diet soda vampire (not to be confused with caffeine free diet soda vampires).

Of course, I expect 95% of the readership are mirroring Sarah and Grace in panel two right about now, so yeah, let's just call it a vampire. Or a whizzervamp. You know, whatevah.

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