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8th Jul '16 12:56:02 PM Iku
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* The moment Preston enters Tranquil Fury, he achieves perfect emotional control. In other words he became the very epitome of his society's ideals but without the use of drugs. The irony is that it comes in the form of a paragon of those ideals who will no longer tolerate that very society's continued existence. Especially rich since the system ends up being built on hypocrisy.
25th Aug '15 5:15:04 AM bombadil211
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** Brandt seems off because he's on Prozium but, according to the director, his dosage hasn't been properly calibrated. For the majority of the film he's either over or undermedicated depending on the scene.
1st Jul '15 2:34:12 PM FordPrefect
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* On the first viewing I actually found the acting laughably bad: for a world with no emotions way too many characters (Brandt, Dupont, Preston's kids) so obviously display them. Only on later viewings did I realize it was not a good, but foreshadowing: Preston is the only named character still on Prozium at the beginning of the movie.

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* On the first viewing I actually found the acting laughably bad: for a world with no emotions emotions, way too many characters (Brandt, Dupont, Preston's kids) so obviously display them. Only on later viewings did I realize it was not a good, flaw, but foreshadowing: Preston is the only named character still on Prozium at the beginning of the movie.
11th Mar '14 1:14:07 PM lordGacek
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* Related to the question of just how many people weren't actually medicating. All the people stiffly walking about, ignoring everything around them, etc. could in many cases just be people over-compensatign for ''not'' being medicated. You don't need emotion to react to someone bodily running into you. Probably even the folks on medication are making a concious act of acting like implaccable stoics.

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* Related to the question of just how many people weren't actually medicating. All the people stiffly walking about, ignoring everything around them, etc. could in many cases just be people over-compensatign over-compensating for ''not'' being medicated. You don't need emotion to react to someone bodily running into you. Probably even the folks on medication are making a concious conscious act of acting like implaccable stoics.implacable stoics.
* So Preston, for all his skill and dogmatic support for the system, turns out to be surprisingly bad at finding out who isn't on medications. But it all makes sense -- the cabal that runs Libria probably aren't stupid enough to promote those who would expose their secret, eh? Preston, too inept in this regard to pose a danger, was deemed safe until he brought down the system for unrelated reasons.
5th Dec '13 2:22:47 AM Sikon
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* FridgeLogic: For someone who is stated as being one of the best Tetragrammaton Clerics, Preston is a remarkably bad judge of character when it comes to rooting out sense offenders. Let's go down the list, shall we?
** His partner, Partridge.
** His wife.
** Both of his kids.
** His ''new'' partner, Brandt.
** His ''boss'', [=DuPont=].
** This gets to the point where one might suspect that Preston was the ''only'' Librian still taking his meds, and simply could not tell the difference. Of course, given his CrazyAwesome close-quarters combat skills, it seems that he made his entire reputation on his ass-kicking abilities alone.



* How and ''why'' did LaResistance bother smuggling the ''original'' Mona Lisa closer to the City? I get that it would probably take the Clerics a while to sack the Louvre during the initial governmental transition, giving the Resistance time to steal it first, but why would subsequent Resistance members move what amounts to a Holy Grail closer and closer to their enemies?
4th Dec '13 1:42:31 AM TARINunit9
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* Related to the question of just how many people weren't actually medicating. All the people stiffly walking about, ignoring everything around them, etc. could in many cases just be people over-compensatign for ''not'' being medicated. You don't need emotion to react to someone bodily running into you. Probably even the folks on medication are making a concious act of acting like implaccable stoics.

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* Related to the question of just how many people weren't actually medicating. All the people stiffly walking about, ignoring everything around them, etc. could in many cases just be people over-compensatign for ''not'' being medicated. You don't need emotion to react to someone bodily running into you. Probably even the folks on medication are making a concious act of acting like implaccable stoics.stoics.
* How and ''why'' did LaResistance bother smuggling the ''original'' Mona Lisa closer to the City? I get that it would probably take the Clerics a while to sack the Louvre during the initial governmental transition, giving the Resistance time to steal it first, but why would subsequent Resistance members move what amounts to a Holy Grail closer and closer to their enemies?
20th Oct '12 2:04:15 AM AFP
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* Related to the question of just how many people weren't actually medicating. All the people stiffly walking about, ignoring everything around them, etc. could in many cases just be people over-compensatign for ''not'' being medicated. You don't need emotion to react to someone bodily running into you. Probably even the folks on medication are making a concious act of acting like implaccable stoics.
20th Oct '12 1:50:38 AM AFP
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** Which adds another level of Brilliance: the result was pissing Preston off so much he went from barely controlling his emotions to full-on TranquilFury; in other words, he burned through all his crazed, unfamiliar emotions until he had only murderous rage: perfect, and completely controlled. Which made him even more effective at GunKata.

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** Which adds another level of Brilliance: the result was pissing Preston off so much he went from barely controlling his emotions to full-on TranquilFury; in other words, he burned through all his crazed, unfamiliar emotions until he had only murderous rage: perfect, and completely controlled. Which made him even more effective at GunKata.GunKata.
* FridgeLogic: For someone who is stated as being one of the best Tetragrammaton Clerics, Preston is a remarkably bad judge of character when it comes to rooting out sense offenders. Let's go down the list, shall we?
** His partner, Partridge.
** His wife.
** Both of his kids.
** His ''new'' partner, Brandt.
** His ''boss'', [=DuPont=].
** This gets to the point where one might suspect that Preston was the ''only'' Librian still taking his meds, and simply could not tell the difference. Of course, given his CrazyAwesome close-quarters combat skills, it seems that he made his entire reputation on his ass-kicking abilities alone.
10th Oct '12 11:54:48 AM Vermillion
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* Gun kata relies on perfect emotional control. That is why [=DuPont=] engaged in EvilGloating towards the end, and why they left Preston his guns; Take away Preston's sword, then take away his gun kata, and make him take the mooks on with nothing but his now useless guns.

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* Gun kata relies on perfect emotional control. That is why [=DuPont=] engaged in EvilGloating towards the end, and why they left Preston his guns; Take away Preston's sword, then take away his gun kata, and make him take the mooks on with nothing but his now useless guns.guns.
** Which adds another level of Brilliance: the result was pissing Preston off so much he went from barely controlling his emotions to full-on TranquilFury; in other words, he burned through all his crazed, unfamiliar emotions until he had only murderous rage: perfect, and completely controlled. Which made him even more effective at GunKata.
3rd Mar '12 7:14:24 AM Hertzyscowicz
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* Gun kata relies on perfect emotional control. That is why DuPont engaged in evil gloating towards the end; Take away Preston's emotional control, take away his gun kata, and the mooks can take him down.

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* Gun kata relies on perfect emotional control. That is why DuPont [=DuPont=] engaged in evil gloating EvilGloating towards the end; end, and why they left Preston his guns; Take away Preston's emotional control, sword, then take away his gun kata, and make him take the mooks can take him down.on with nothing but his now useless guns.
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