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10th Feb '17 12:21:14 PM JediMasterDraco
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* Where is Lopez during the attack on the Communications Tower? Caboose is in the gunner's seat, LOPEZ is the one driving the Wraith tank; which also explains the lack of team-killing.
4th Feb '17 7:42:39 PM korben600
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** This is actually a great allegory for how videogames don't give a good representation of war. Project Freelancer has a lot of positive things going for it that are similar to a videogame (powerups/tools that give the Freelancers incredible advantages compared to their enemies, drop pods that can resupply the troops in the event they need it (like when Tex calls in for support from the Mother of Invention, and they send in a motorcycle, like how first person shooters give killstreaks to the best players, Tex did the most, so she is rewarded with additional support)). But the thing is, it also highlights how a videogame-like system wouldn't work in the real world. The scoreboard, awarded rather arbitrarily, only serves to tear the entire team apart, as there is no real reason for the Freelancers to work together, and it encourages them to go rogue and complete missions on their own to hoard points instead of working towards a common goal. The codenames, while cool, desensitize the Freelancers to each other, making them barely recognize their comrades as fellow human beings (which leads to things like CT's assassination and Carolina pushing Maine off of a several hundred story building). The Freelancers not questioning where their powerups came from, and why they have them when everyone else they encounter doesn't, could be part of the reason why they don't realize sooner that a sentient being was being tortured to provide them with equipment. Oh, and in the story, the Freelancers respond to anything with the most destructive solution (like when York was trying to open a door, but because he wasn't fast enough, the Mother of Invention blew his area up, when the Freelancers wanted to get rid of the evidence of them stealing data they blew up an oil rig, or when the MOI wanted to deal with a building swarming with people and rare/valuable artifacts, it orbitally bombarded it). Individually, they're exceptional warriors, but they're not soldiers. Just like how players would make terrible soldiers without a mindset change.
2nd Feb '17 12:09:46 PM Wiseoung-5
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** Also, two episodes earlier, the Director and the Counselor can be heard discussing a new AI fragment being formed. Later on, Texas is seen using her cloak armor enhancement, of which can only be operated by an AI. Furthermore, Tex's response to Carolina reminding her of the mission objective has a rather anger-filled tone to it. That's right - the reason for the brutality Tex displayed when fighting CT was primarily because she was recently given Omega.
8th Nov '16 7:28:44 PM JacksonStillburn
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** Let's consider this: The AI have been shown to be able to communicate with people (or with Omega's case, control people), so this simulation is probably a consideration that one of the fragments might go rogue and manipulate people into starting an uprising against the Freelancers. Plus, if the AI was found by a rather underdeveloped society, they would consider the AI a god-like being. As for why the Zealots keep on getting back up? They're all just AI's jumping back into their robot-bodies after they get booted out of them. The weapons they were using were probably designed so that the robots wouldn't get too damaged, only kicking them out instead of physically harming them, probably another reason why Sarge and Caboose could survive for so long during their stay- their weapons didn't work on them!.
4th Nov '16 8:06:20 AM hubakon1368
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* Some people are scratching their heads over how come Caboose turned from a dumb, but average guy to a complete idiot barely able to put 2 and 2 together without something exploding or someone dying. Well, to be fair, he accidentally killed a teammate, lost one of the only people who were actually NICE to him, was forced to live for a few days with a guy who wants to bone anything even remotely feminine, was used as target practice, had an [[AIisacrapshoot insane killer AI]] [[Mindrape take over his brain]], [[LAserguidedAmnesia had some of his memories forcibly removed]], suffered numerous physical abuse and went through a sabotaged teleporter. And that's just the stuff I can think off the top of my head in the early seasons!

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* Some people are scratching their heads over how come Caboose turned from a dumb, but average guy to a complete idiot barely able to put 2 and 2 together without something exploding or someone dying. Well, to be fair, he accidentally killed a teammate, lost one of the only people who were actually NICE to him, was forced to live for a few days with a guy who wants to bone anything even remotely feminine, was used as target practice, had an [[AIisacrapshoot [[AIIsACrapshoot insane killer AI]] [[Mindrape [[MindRape take over his brain]], [[LAserguidedAmnesia [[LaserGuidedAmnesia had some of his memories forcibly removed]], suffered numerous physical abuse and went through a sabotaged teleporter. And that's just the stuff I can think off the top of my head in the early seasons!
2nd Nov '16 12:54:46 AM mikoc5stuart
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* Some people are scratching their heads over how come Caboose turned from a dumb, but average guy to a complete idiot barely able to put 2 and 2 together without something exploding or someone dying. Well, to be fair, he accidentally killed a teammate, lost one of the only people who were actually NICE to him, was forced to live for a few days with a guy who wants to bone anything even remotely feminine, was used as target practice, had an [[AIisacrapshoot insane killer AI]] [[Mindrape take over his brain]], [[LAserguidedAmnesia had some of his memories forcibly removed]], suffered numerous physical abuse and went through a sabotaged teleporter. And that's just the stuff I can think off the top of my head in the early seasons!
23rd Oct '16 4:52:39 PM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* In Season 8, when Church is describing the Meta to the Reds, he says "this thing's like eight of [Tex]". When you think about Tex's true nature[[note]]an AI fragment[[/note]] and what the Meta is/is doing[[note]]Sigma collecting AI fragments at an attempt at Metastability[[/note]], well, Church isn't ''wrong''...
4th Sep '16 3:06:45 PM ANewEnigma
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*** CT seems to have the same problems South does (ie being ignored because of her place on the leaderboard) and South actually reaches out to CT prior to a mission ("Us girls gotta stick together") but then [[Spoiler: CT betrays the whole team and is "axed"]].

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*** CT seems to have the same problems South does (ie being ignored because of her place on the leaderboard) and South actually reaches out to CT prior to a mission ("Us girls gotta stick together") but then [[Spoiler: CT [[spoiler:CT betrays the whole team and is "axed"]].
4th Sep '16 2:52:43 PM ANewEnigma
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** Welp, as of Season 14, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Church would have liked Tex regardless if she was male or female after he accidentally flipped everyone's genders in his focus episode]], so Caboose was once again a lot closer to the mark than he realized. --ANewEnigma

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** Welp, as of Season 14, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Church would have liked Tex regardless if she was male or female after he accidentally flipped everyone's genders in his focus episode]], so Caboose was once again a lot closer to the mark than he realized. --ANewEnigma-- ANewEnigma
4th Sep '16 2:51:31 PM ANewEnigma
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** Welp, as of Season 14, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Church would have liked Tex regardless if she was male or female after he accidentally flipped everyone's genders in his focus episode]], so Caboose was once again a lot closer to the mark than he realized. --ANewEnigma
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