Granted, words specifically probably wouldn't have helped deal with a mind-controlled Liam, but let's not interrupt Elliot's moment of growth by pointing that out.
I wasn't entirely sure about this page's visual premise.
Then I saw the results.
I don't know about all of you, but I'm happy.
The Doctor--Er, Diplomat
The Verres in Sunglasses panel references Doctor Who. One version of The Doctor decided to wear a bowtie, and when he did, he said "I wear bowties now. Bowties are cool."
Given that this page is all about the power of words, and I'm genuinely listening to Words Win Wars from the soundtrack of that Doctor (Doctor Who Series 5 soundtrack) while writing this, I'd say that, yes, a bowtie to accompany the sunglasses was a fitting choice.