History Anime / ArmitageIII

2nd Oct '17 6:20:56 PM Kalaong
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* {{Straw Feminist}}s: Earth's government. The {{backstory}} is only implied, but a key plot element is that feminists have become political powerhouses equivalent to Greens. It is implied by the presence of an Earth "observer" that on Earth, women have gained status equivalent to South African whites under apartheid - and few are willing to give that up just because MarsNeedsWomen. Space has been colonized, and Mars has been partially {{Terraform}}ed, but has thus been unable to draw enough women to the planet to breed new Martians. Androids first created as a source of labor were upgraded to {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s known as "[[AMechByAnyOtherName Seconds]]" as a immigration draw; come to Mars and leave the [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland shrews]] behind for a [[ExtremeDoormat sweet, willing]] [[MegaCorp conCeption]] {{Sexbot}}! The long term solution was to [[spoiler:''build'' fertile women - the titular "Thirds"; robots so human that they can be '''[[UterineReplicator impregnated]]''' -- and actually raise the children they give birth to. When the Straw Feminists find out about the plan, the threat to their power base pisses them off to no end, resulting in an ultimatum; scrap the baby makers or Mommy will come do it personally, [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression along with as much of the landscape as necessary]].]]

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* {{Straw Feminist}}s: Earth's government. The {{backstory}} is only implied, but a key plot element is that feminists have become political powerhouses equivalent to Greens. It is implied by the presence of an Earth "observer" that on Earth, women have gained status equivalent to South African whites under apartheid - and few are willing to give that up just because MarsNeedsWomen. Space has been colonized, and Mars has been partially {{Terraform}}ed, but has thus been unable to draw enough women to the planet to breed new Martians. Androids first created as a source of labor were upgraded to {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s known as "[[AMechByAnyOtherName Seconds]]" as a immigration draw; come to Mars and leave the [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland shrews]] behind for a [[ExtremeDoormat sweet, willing]] [[MegaCorp conCeption]] {{Sexbot}}! The long term solution was to [[spoiler:''build'' fertile women - the titular "Thirds"; robots so human that they can be '''[[UterineReplicator impregnated]]''' -- and actually raise the children they give birth to. When the Straw Feminists find out about the plan, [[TallPoppySyndrome the threat to their power base pisses them off to no end, end]], resulting in an ultimatum; scrap the baby makers or Mommy will come do it personally, [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression along with as much of the landscape as necessary]].]]
26th Aug '17 3:25:28 PM WillKeaton
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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: There is a very clear delineation between humans and robots on Mars, and a sharp eye will pick it out even before the big reveal at the end of the first episode;

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: There is a very clear delineation between humans and robots on Mars, and a sharp eye will pick it out even before the big reveal at the end of the first episode;episode:



** Every Second-type android is drawn in a traditional, big-eyed Anime style, with GenericCuteness: the faces of young girls and the figures of mature women; short arms and abdomens, long legs, rounded hips, emphasized bust. This is a deliberate design decision InUniverse: Seconds are {{Sexbot}}s marketed to Earth immigrants; specifically Earth ''men'' so unsatisfied with its StrawFeminist government they've turned {{Robosexual}}. [[spoiler:This is a ''big'' giveaway that Armitage isn't human, as she stands out in a crowd even before one takes into account her {{Stripperiffic}} wardrobe]].

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** Every Second-type android is drawn in a traditional, big-eyed Anime style, with GenericCuteness: the faces of young girls and the figures of mature women; short arms and abdomens, long legs, rounded hips, emphasized bust. This is a deliberate design decision InUniverse: Seconds Many seconds are {{Sexbot}}s marketed to Earth immigrants; specifically Earth ''men'' so unsatisfied with its StrawFeminist government they've turned {{Robosexual}}. [[spoiler:This is a ''big'' giveaway that Armitage isn't human, as she stands out in a crowd even before one takes into account her {{Stripperiffic}} wardrobe]].
10th Apr '17 9:49:57 AM WillKeaton
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** "Seconds" are have the appearance of {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s - human enough to be used as [[{{Sexbot}} sexual partners]]. However they are non-sapient and do not act like humans. They were marketed to immigrants from Earth when a feminist movement came to power, resulting in a large number of unsatisfied Earth men.

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** "Seconds" are have the appearance of {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s - human enough to be used as [[{{Sexbot}} sexual partners]]. However they are non-sapient and do not act think like humans. They were marketed to immigrants from Earth when a feminist movement came to power, resulting in a large number of unsatisfied Earth men.
10th Apr '17 9:48:16 AM WillKeaton
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In the distant future, Mars has been successfully colonized by humankind and their robotic helpmates. Its domed cities are comfortable and cosmopolitan, and its population sophisticated and prosperous enough to support tours by famous performers from Earth. But one such performer, a country-western singer, is assassinated by a mysterious assailant when she arrives at the Martian spaceport.

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In the distant future, year 2046, Mars has been successfully colonized by humankind and their robotic helpmates. Its domed cities are comfortable and cosmopolitan, and its population sophisticated and prosperous enough to support tours by famous performers from Earth. But one such performer, a country-western singer, is assassinated by a mysterious assailant when she arrives at the Martian spaceport.



* AmbiguousRobots: Thirds are frequently said to be robots and we know they are artificially created but [[spoiler:they are capable of bearing children]] so who knows how you're suppossed to classify them.

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* AmbiguousRobots: Thirds are frequently said to be robots and we know they are artificially created but [[spoiler:they are capable of bearing children]] so who knows how you're suppossed supposed to classify them.



** "Seconds" are {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s - human enough to be used as [[{{Sexbot}} sexual partners]]. They were marketed to immigrants from Earth when a feminist movement came to power, resulting in a large number of unsatisfied Earth men.

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** "Seconds" are have the appearance of {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s - human enough to be used as [[{{Sexbot}} sexual partners]].partners]]. However they are non-sapient and do not act like humans. They were marketed to immigrants from Earth when a feminist movement came to power, resulting in a large number of unsatisfied Earth men.



** "Fourths", or "Alives" as [[spoiler:Doctor Asakura]] calls them, are mature OrganicTechnology, modeled after plants; an attempt to complete Mars' {{Terraforming}}, a project which has fallen by the wayside due to lack of funding and interest.

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** "Fourths", or "Alives" as [[spoiler:Doctor Asakura]] calls them, are mature OrganicTechnology, modeled after plants; OrganicTechnology; an attempt to complete Mars' {{Terraforming}}, a project which has fallen by the wayside due to lack of funding and interest.
6th Apr '17 6:51:52 AM Robotech_Master
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In North America, ''Armitage'' was one of Pioneer[=/=]Creator/{{Geneon}}'s first wave of imports in the early 1990s. Unlike most of the other shows in that noteworthy premiere, though, ''Armitage'' suffers from an uneven dub cast. In particular, Syllabus is quite wooden in English. To complicate matters, though, Pioneer [[CompilationMovie edited together the four OVA episodes into a feature-length "motion picture"]] called ''Armitage III: Polymatrix'' and then dubbed it a ''second'' time with "name" actors -- Keifer Sutherland as Syllabus and Elizabeth Berkeley as Armitage. Pioneer has also brought the sequel movie to North America, with yet a ''third'' dub cast, this one featuring Creator/JulietteLewis as Armitage.

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In North America, ''Armitage'' was one of Pioneer[=/=]Creator/{{Geneon}}'s first wave of imports in the early 1990s. Unlike most of the other shows in that noteworthy premiere, though, ''Armitage'' suffers from an uneven dub cast. In particular, Syllabus is quite wooden in English. To complicate matters, though, Pioneer [[CompilationMovie edited together the four OVA episodes into a feature-length "motion picture"]] called ''Armitage III: Polymatrix'' and then dubbed it a ''second'' time with "name" actors -- Keifer Sutherland as Syllabus and Elizabeth Berkeley as Armitage. (Unusually for an anime movie, ''Polymatrix'' was never released in Japanese; it only existed in English, and received Japanese subtitles when it screened in Japan.) Pioneer has also brought the sequel movie to North America, with yet a ''third'' dub cast, this one featuring Creator/JulietteLewis as Armitage.
2nd Apr '17 4:45:07 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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A spoilerific note on the title: [[spoiler:The title is often read, incorrectly, as ''Armitage 3'', which might lead some viewers to wonder as to the whereabouts of the nonexistent "first two" Armitage [=OVAs=]. The title is correctly read as if it were the name of a person -- ''Armitage the Third'' -- which rather spoils the big reveal regarding Naomi's true nature. One imagines the creators might have selected the title intentionally, such that the viewer reads it differently before and after seeing the series.]]
19th Mar '17 8:37:27 AM Kalaong
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the DoubleStandard involved in LadyLand; Earth has become so strongly feminist that [[spoiler:a significant percentage of men have not only turned {{Robosexual}}, but [[SpaceCossacks emigrated to Mars]]. Earth thus wants the Thirds extinct - out of [[TallPoppySyndrome jealousy]] and [[PredatoryBusiness fear of being replaced]]]].



* LadyLand: On earth, the average human female is super-privileged, so few want to immigrate to Mars, which keeps the colony from establishing the population it needs to declare independence. [[spoiler:So Mars started building robots human enough to conceive children. When Earth finds this out, they pretty much declare TheWarOfEarthlyAggression - scrap the baby machines and we'll send some real women, or you can all die. This is the reason female androids are targeted for assassination; it's because they're not "real" women.]]

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* LadyLand: On earth, the average human female is super-privileged, so super-privileged - every political figure on Earth is a woman. As a result, few women want to immigrate to Mars, which keeps the colony from establishing the population it needs to declare independence. [[spoiler:So Mars started building robots human enough Deconstructed with a reversal of the DoubleStandard; a great many men are ''extremely'' dissatisfied with this, resulting in a Mars-based corporation called conCeption creating the Second-type androids - [[{{Sexbot}} fully-functional]] {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s with [[GenericCuteness the faces of young girls and the bodies of adult women]] - resulting in a massive wave of [[SpaceCossacks Earth immigrants]] eager for non-feminist sexual partners, even if [[{{Robosexual}} they're robots]]. Eventually, [[spoiler:these are upgraded to conceive full-blown {{Artificial Human}}s capable of conceiving children. When Earth finds this out, they pretty much declare discovers this, the resulting [[TallPoppySyndrome jealousy]] and [[PredatoryBusiness fear of being replaced]] results in TheWarOfEarthlyAggression - scrap Earth demands that Mars eliminate the baby machines and we'll send some real women, Thirds or you can all die. This is the reason female androids are targeted for assassination; it's because they're not "real" women.]]be completely annihilated]].
13th Mar '17 1:28:43 PM Kalaong
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the DoubleStandard involved in LadyLand; [[spoiler:A significant percentage of men have become so disgusted with feminists that they've not only turned {{Robosexual}}, but [[SpaceCossacks emigrated to Mars]]. Earth thus wants the Thirds extinct - out of [[TallPoppySyndrome jealousy]] and [[PredatoryBusiness fear of being replaced]]]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the DoubleStandard involved in LadyLand; [[spoiler:A Earth has become so strongly feminist that [[spoiler:a significant percentage of men have become so disgusted with feminists that they've not only turned {{Robosexual}}, but [[SpaceCossacks emigrated to Mars]]. Earth thus wants the Thirds extinct - out of [[TallPoppySyndrome jealousy]] and [[PredatoryBusiness fear of being replaced]]]].
10th Mar '17 9:27:50 AM XFllo
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* ProperLady / SpiritedYoungLady: The Third-types were all variations of this, [[spoiler:the better to [[HouseWife raise their children]]]].
25th Feb '17 7:15:38 AM Kalaong
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** Every Second-type android is drawn in a traditional, big-eyed Anime style, with GenericCuteness: the faces of young girls and the figures of mature women; short arms and abdomens, long legs, rounded hips, thin waist, emphasized bust. This is a deliberate design decision InUniverse: Seconds are {{Sexbot}}s marketed to Earth immigrants; specifically Earth ''men'' so unsatisfied with its StrawFeminist government they've turned {{Robosexual}}. [[spoiler:This is a ''big'' giveaway that Armitage isn't human, as she stands out in a crowd even before one takes into account her {{Stripperiffic}} wardrobe]].

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** Every Second-type android is drawn in a traditional, big-eyed Anime style, with GenericCuteness: the faces of young girls and the figures of mature women; short arms and abdomens, long legs, rounded hips, thin waist, emphasized bust. This is a deliberate design decision InUniverse: Seconds are {{Sexbot}}s marketed to Earth immigrants; specifically Earth ''men'' so unsatisfied with its StrawFeminist government they've turned {{Robosexual}}. [[spoiler:This is a ''big'' giveaway that Armitage isn't human, as she stands out in a crowd even before one takes into account her {{Stripperiffic}} wardrobe]].
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