History Fridge / RepoTheGeneticOpera

8th Mar '17 10:11:56 AM Zurkon
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** Also, while Rotti doesn't exactly fall on the side of believing genetics mean everything (or, at least, when that's inconvenient for him), he clearly somewhat does. Shilo's genetics are from someone compassionate who he loved and a (former) friend who is a great scientist and loyal employee. She's also remarkably polite to him, despite him being INCREDIBLY creepy, while his own children are crazed brats. It would ensure his legacy was of screwing over his publicly embarrassing kids and honoring the woman he loved. And if she is his biological child (which, head on over to WMG), "I'm infected/by your genetics" becomes some Fridge Brilliance.

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** Also, while Rotti doesn't exactly fall on the side of believing genetics mean everything (or, at least, when that's inconvenient for him), he clearly somewhat does. Shilo's genetics are from someone compassionate who he loved and a (former) friend who is a great scientist and loyal employee. She's also remarkably polite to him, despite him being INCREDIBLY creepy, while his own children are crazed brats. It would ensure his legacy was of screwing over his publicly embarrassing kids and honoring the woman he loved. And if she is his biological child (which, head on over to WMG), "I'm infected/by your genetics" becomes some Fridge Brilliance.Brilliance.
** It's worth mentioning that Rotti considered Nathan the front runner, According to "Things you see in a graveyard". So family was never the first choice.
18th Jan '17 10:46:41 AM GlisteningRalline
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** I've always thought that Mag was under zydrate during the Genetic Opera too. She had obviously planned her public act of defiance and she shows no pain while gouging her own eyes out
24th Nov '16 8:52:48 PM 18TillIDie
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* Sooo...what the fuck is this disease anyway? Like, I get it, an "epidemic of organ failure"--what does that mean? You mean cancer? Like the organs are destroyed by growths, or like some kind of blood disease? Is it airborne, fluid based, was it caused by some kind of biological weapon or radiation or what? As a person who has seen the movie, in part, and never seen the original, I have no idea what the term "epidemic of organ failure" means in this context. Like, an "epidemic of organ failure" can mean about a hundred different things. And this Zydrate stuff, is it a cure or just a treatment or is it just something for transplants? Is this ever explained at all in any of the interstitial material?
17th Jun '16 6:40:08 PM TheFuzzinator
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** WordOfGod is that all the Largo siblings have different mothers, because Rotti killed each wife after they gave birth. No wonder Marni didn't want to marry him.
26th Apr '16 12:48:01 PM Spangooner
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* ''Repo! The Genetic Opera''. I always like Blind Mag's [[spoiler: final song and subsequent eye stabbing]] but I couldn't understand entirely what the song's meaning and her decision had to do with each other. Then it smacked me upside the head: [[spoiler: She knows FULL WELL that she is probably the most loved person who works for Geneco, and between her singing for them and the success of the fact that she had an 'organ' replacement done by them, that she most likely lured a lot of people into using Geneco for surgery. Where the song connects to it is that it is about a bird, Chromaggia, who is attached to an arrow, and by trying to escape from it by flying, hurts not just herself, but a lot of other beings in the process.]] And the effect of her final lines and [[spoiler: removing of the eyes that Geneco gave her]] is her attempt to not just free herself from the 'arrow' of Geneco and the Repo Men, but also trying to warn others away from making the same or similar mistakes. --PhoenixFlame

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* ''Repo! The Genetic Opera''. I always like Blind Mag's [[spoiler: final song and subsequent eye stabbing]] but I couldn't understand entirely what the song's meaning and her decision had to do with each other. Then it smacked me upside the head: [[spoiler: She knows FULL WELL that she is probably the most loved person who works for Geneco, and between her singing for them and the success of the fact that she had an 'organ' replacement done by them, that she most likely lured a lot of people into using Geneco for surgery. Where the song connects to it is that it is about a bird, Chromaggia, who is attached to an arrow, and by trying to escape from it by flying, hurts not just herself, but a lot of other beings in the process.]] And the effect of her final lines and [[spoiler: removing of the eyes that Geneco gave her]] is her attempt to not just free herself from the 'arrow' of Geneco and the Repo Men, but also trying to warn others away from making the same or similar mistakes. --PhoenixFlame
1st Apr '16 2:18:11 PM CaptainMegaDong
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** It's stated throughout the movie that they only send in Repomen to collect if somebody doesn't make a payment on their organ transplant, and can't find the money to make up for it in 90 days. And the only places we see organs getting repossessed is in what looks to be the slums. And during the movie, they mention in the backround about how Repossessions are legal because of a bill, which needs to keep getting renewed. So, upper class would probably just pay off their transplants immediately, and call it a day. Middle class would probably be able to pay off their debts without too much hassle. Lower class people that need the transplants to survive, but can't afford to pay? They're probably the only ones that get to the point where repo men are sent after them. Geneco wouldn't alienate it's upper and middle class like that, they need the support, they need to be able to make money, and they need people to keep voting in the bill to keep repossessions legal. The public mentality is probably a lot like mentality around America's healthcare system. If the people can't afford to pay for the treatment they need to survive, clearly it's their fault and they should die, and providing it free to them would make it more expensive for the people with money. Its just been taken up to it's logical extreme in Repo.


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28th Oct '15 4:30:55 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* According to Marni's tombstone, she was born in 2011. If the audience imagines, just for a moment, that this story is real, then by the time many are watching the movie, we "know" that somewhere in the world, a little girl named Marni was born just a few years ago--and presumably, kid versions of Nathan, Rotti, Mag, etc. also live among us. Innocent children, living in our normal, real world, and this is what their future will be. Somewhere out there is a little girl named Marni, who has no idea that she's going to grow up, be murdered by her ex-boyfriend, and see her daughter and husband be tormented said ex.

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* According to Marni's tombstone, she was born in 2011. If the audience imagines, just for a moment, that this story is real, then by the time many are watching the movie, we "know" that somewhere in the world, a little girl named Marni was born just a few years ago--and presumably, kid versions of Nathan, Rotti, Mag, etc. also live among us. Innocent children, living in our normal, real world, and this is what their future will be. Somewhere out there is a little girl named Marni, who has no idea that she's going to grow up, be murdered by her ex-boyfriend, and see her daughter and husband be tormented by said ex.
2nd Aug '15 12:05:45 PM IshiMatsu615
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That's when the second realization hit: Marni must have had extremely good intuition. It's why Marni dumped Rotti for Nathan and married the latter in the span of a couple months. Shilo inhereted it which is why, in spite of being a shut-in with virtually no social experience, she [[spoiler:has an abrupt moment of insight and sees through Rotti's deception instead of shooting her father]]. Shilo and her mother are only the characters who [[spoiler:intuit Rotti's true intentions ''before'' he can screw them over]] - a feat none of the people who'd known him for years were capable of. --AgentWu
* The first time you hear Nathan's song "Legal assassin" you think it's only about his repo man job. However in knowledge of the end, the line "But Shilo can never leave, she is my everything", is a major foreshadowing.

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That's when the second realization hit: Marni must have had extremely good intuition. It's why Marni dumped Rotti for Nathan and married the latter in the span of a couple months. Shilo inhereted inherited it which is why, in spite of being a shut-in with virtually no social experience, she [[spoiler:has an abrupt moment of insight and sees through Rotti's deception instead of shooting her father]]. Shilo and her mother are only the characters who [[spoiler:intuit Rotti's true intentions ''before'' he can screw them over]] - a feat none of the people who'd known him for years were capable of. --AgentWu
* The first time you hear Nathan's song "Legal assassin" Assassin" you think it's only about his repo man Repo Man job. However in knowledge of the end, the line "But Shilo can never leave, she is my everything", is a major foreshadowing.
2nd Aug '15 12:05:07 PM IshiMatsu615
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* The first time you hear Nathan's song "Legal assassin" you think it's only about his repo man job. However in knowledge of the end, the line "But Shilo can never leave, she is my everything", is a major foreshadowing.\\

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* The first time you hear Nathan's song "Legal assassin" you think it's only about his repo man job. However in knowledge of the end, the line "But Shilo can never leave, she is my everything", is a major foreshadowing.\\
13th Jul '15 6:21:27 PM SallyShears
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* According to Marni's tombstone, she was born in 2011. If the audience imagines, just for a moment, that this story is real, then by the time many are watching the movie, we "know" that somewhere in the world, a little girl named Marni was born just a few years ago--and presumably, kid versions of Nathan, Rotti, Mag, etc. also live among us. Innocent children, living in our normal, real world, and this is what their future will be. Somewhere out there is a little girl named Marni, who has no idea that she's going to grow up, be murdered by her ex-boyfriend, and see her daughter and husband be tormented said ex.
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