You know, Rob, I have to wonder if taking out Dannius was a bit of conscious irony on your part with regards to the polls. I mean, first we [as in the readers as a democratic body] vote for reporting to King Majesty as the next storyline, and then we vote Dannius our favorite character. And then, suddenly, the storyline becomes such a convenient way to pull Dannius out of the NEQ team. Ah, maybe it's just all my imagination.<P>At any rate, I still say that I like NEQ for the way its characters interact, so I find it difficult to pinpoint any specific character as my favorite. In my poll I voted for Newton because his lines remind me of the way some of the humorous frames in manga work -- not quite explicit in what's supposed to be funny, but clear to the point that you'll get it without doubt.