January 13th, 2011


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Discussion (56)¬

  1. Sutremaine says:

    A couple? Boneclaw Mother wasn’t taking any chances there.

  2. TekServer says:

    Best backup plan ever? A contender, certainly …


  3. Pete says:

    I think Boneblaw Mother is the kind of hyena that thought up to at least Plan M.

  4. BarGamer says:

    Plan P, for poison! XD

  5. Quizt says:

    Incredibly timely third panel, there. And I don’t recall having seen that fang showing, before. This is a lady whose bark and bite could both be very bad news.

  6. Sarafina says:

    Heh, BCM is a Badass Grandma with a backup plan (or two, or three, or…).

  7. Bwee says:

    Just when you think all your other reasons to love Boneclaw Mama are invalid, she has a plan P for Poison, as BarGamer puts it. 8D

    Seems like Grim Eyes does know a *little* of the story, though. Wonder how much or how little…

  8. fixman88 says:

    Wow, I should have figured Boneclaw Mother had a backup plan (did I mention she’s awesome?)

  9. Ryusui says:

    “Hardison dies in Plan M.”

    “I think I like Plan M.”

  10. Zjonni says:

    You simply do _not_ mess with Boneclaw Mother.

    Digger’s practicality has some limits…viz her response to Ed’s death.

    BCM’s practicality extends to the hand sinister.

  11. Pete says:

    @Ryusui: Ahhh… a fellow Leverage fans eh? :D

  12. Azzandra says:

    Aaah, so when she seemed to be inspecting her claws during her discussion with Jhalm, she was preparing to poison him if things did not go according to plan!

  13. Dusty668 says:

    Talk softly and carry a big claw. I love her.

  14. Hahahaha, I just adore Boneclaw Mother.

  15. Korlee says:

    Haha. I love it! Boneclaw Mother left nothing to chance!

  16. Robin Bobcat says:


    Oh BCM…. Jalhm was worrying about the big scary hyena hunters… when he should have been worrying about the nice, *smiling* old lady holding his arm….

  17. Seaspray says:

    A nice variation on rule one. Beware Smiling Old Hyenas

  18. Skydancer says:

    On RAILS, BCM! She wasn’t leaving anything at all to chance, was she?

  19. PerfesserBear says:

    Heads Up, Gang!

    Votey, votey, vote vote vote!

    Ah, Boneclaw Mother, Mistress of Mind-ƒu (*That’ll do*)…


  20. CJ says:

    Oh, yes, that is the old woman I want to be when I’m old!

  21. Azure says:

    Ooh, yeah. BCM for the win!

  22. The_Rippy_One says:

    So…Boneclaw Mother was Boneclaw Assassin before settling down?

    Now I’m seeing Boneclaw Mother in that assassin getup from Assassin’s Creed. You wouldn’t even need to change it all that much – the hood obscures everything but the mouth anyways…

  23. theysabet says:

    Hoo hoo… lovely; don’t mess with a Professional Mother, you’ll get your ass kicked so hard it’ll lodge between your ears and you’ll fart through your nostrils. Let us hope, however, that BM isn’t one to bite her nails. :3

  24. hariman says:

    Plan P for Poison doesn’t have much of a ring to it.

    Plan D for Death? I like that better.

    There’s something to be said for a woman who thinks far enough ahead to be two steps ahead of her enemies.

  25. Twitching says:

    hariman- I’d say BCM isn’t two steps ahead, she’s so far ahead that she’s coming up behind her enemies.

  26. Glenn (a different one) says:

    Certainly brings new meaning to that old saw about negotiation–

    “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours…”

  27. Pam says:

    It has been said by many, and it will be said by many more, but… I EFFING LOVE BONECLAW MOTHER!

  28. Gramina says:

    I’m having trouble with the voting link above – I had to copy and paste it – so I’m going to try to put it here clickably — but there’s no telling if it’ll work, and I apologize if it doesn’t.


    (And boy, I wish it were possible to preview a comment!)

  29. Rags says:

    Hyena diplomacy: Speak softly and carry poisoned claws.

  30. Sparky Lurkdragon says:

    Poisoned left claws, mm? Is that a set of scratches I see on this page? Although it is her right hand.


  31. Tindi says:

    I have to say, her description of Jhalm is true to his character as well as highlighting Boneclaw Mother’s unique combination of diplomacy and badassery. He’s not a bad guy, as such, he’s just a self-righteous jerk. I hope he learned a valuable lesson from all this and goes on to be less of one. :P

  32. Ngarewyrd says:

    sparky, https://diggercomic.com/?p=849 shows she had both paws on his arm at once, I’d say that she was just biding her time for the potions to work

    Potions? I mean Poisons, I don’t think BoneClaw Mother would resort to _killing_ Jahlm, but poison?

  33. Hidin’ ain’t a plan?

  34. Nimras says:

    Speak softly and have four claws of poison.

    I like it.

  35. Rhio2k says:

    Wow…when she was younger, she must’ve been quite the catch. The brains on that woman…

  36. jr says:

    In most situations, I think Boneclaw Mother would use the least amount of intervention possible to achieve her goals. In this case, I think the poison would not be lethal, and may not even be noticeable until a short time later. Something like a little ipecac in someone’s coffee.

    In the meantime, if Captain Jhalm wanted to be extra useful right now, he could have his troops out looking for Trader Manual. That would help solve his problems. That’s assuming of course that Trader Manual isn’t secretly working for Jhalm already.

  37. Bartimaeus says:


    Darm, that’s smart.

  38. Heph says:

    Boneclaw mother deserves to be nominated for the “Xanatos of the year” award.

  39. poppiesnroses says:

    Aaaaawww yeah.

  40. rueyeet says:

    While I agree with the general assessment of Boneclaw Mother’s badassery, I feel kinda sorry for Murai — upstaged YET AGAIN. Maybe her grand destiny will be worked out in a sequel or something.

  41. Mana Gement says:


    Settled down? Are we looking at the same hyena?

  42. Inlaid says:

    @duckwhisperer “I have a way? That’s better than a plan?”

  43. Rags says:

    Click my name to see a comic I found today. Going by panel 4 I’d say the game designer can’t have read Digger. (As you can see if you check the comments, I put in a link to the ‘stab’ episode.Less feared? Yeah right!)

  44. WafflesToo says:

    Oh Bone Claw Mother, you are so awesome. Always have at least one ‘plan b’.

  45. Nicole B says:

    Please vote! Digger only need 4 votes to make #21!

  46. BunnyRock says:


    aaaaannnnd It’s official. I’m In love.

    I wonder if she used a less-than-lethal contact poison, such as henbane, ergot or henbane mixed with ergot, and just planed to let him hallucinate violently after he held her hand, a lethal contact poison (dangerous but possible, arsenic salts are probably a bit to… inorganic for Owl-caller to have access to, but hemlock in lanolin or some sort of animal fat could do it), or if she was going for something that required breaking the skin, such as Aconite (AKA wolfbane, monkhood), winter aconite (no relation) or a fungal or animal toxin…. wonder if there are any venomous toads or snakes you could milk locally. Or a contact poison AND a penetration one.

    *Sigh* If only she and Owl-caller had access to purified botulinum toxin, uranium salts or other post-industrial toxins.

    I also love the fact that Owl-caller either has no-concept of the Hippocratic oath, or does but would rather break it than piss off Boneclaw.

  47. Romanticide says:

    Now that is good planning.

  48. TekServer says:

    @BR: Don’t forget that in Digger’s world, vegetables can become vampiric. It stands to reason, then, that toxic plants might also become vampiric (or otherwise magicked up) under the right circumstances. Makes you wonder just what vampiric wolfsbane or ergot might to to someone …
    That said, I think she would go for something hallucinogenic, or perhaps the type of narcotic that makes it nearly impossible not to hypnotize someone. Making someone extremely suggestible strikes me as just her style. Fear the post-hypnotic suggestions!


  49. Inlaid says:

    Ahhhgh! It’s Tuesday – what’s going on?!