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10th Sep '17 9:57:57 AM nombretomado
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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.

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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.



* ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'': Remember the dress that Rotti has waiting for Shilo in the limo and how he says it belonged to her mother? You'd figure that when Marni left, she wouldn't leave anything behind with Rotti, so where did he - oh, wait, didn't we just see that someone took her ''corpse''?
** There's a deleted scene between Shilo and Graverobber that explains more; Shilo has to extract Zydrate from a corpse to light her way. Once she's done, the lights go on... [[spoiler: and the corpse turns out to be Marni's.]]
** Also in ''[[RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo]]'', Blind Mag tells Shilo that she has her mother's eyes and hair. The eyes are okay, but the hair's a wig, provided by her father. The father who is obsessed with her dead mother. "I Didn't Know I'd Love You so Much" got a lot creepier afterwards.
* Another one is the supposedly uplifting ending. After [[spoiler: Nathan dies, and reveals that Shilo's "illness" was because of poisoning]], Shilo walks off singing about how genetics aren't everything and she can do what she wants with her life. This is all lovely, until you realize [[spoiler: she's now an orphan, and because Nathan kept her inside, has NO IDEA how to survive and/or support herself in the ''CrapsackWorld'' they live in.]] Her career options appear limited to being a drug dealer or a crack whore, given that she knows where Zydrate comes from and saw Graverobber dealing drugs to prostitutes.

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* ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'': Remember the dress that Rotti has waiting for Shilo in the limo and how he says it belonged to her mother? You'd figure that when Marni left, she wouldn't leave anything behind with Rotti, so where did he - oh, wait, didn't we just see that someone took her ''corpse''?
** * There's a deleted scene between Shilo and Graverobber that explains more; Shilo has to extract Zydrate from a corpse to light her way. Once she's done, the lights go on... [[spoiler: and the corpse turns out to be Marni's.]]
** Also in ''[[RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo]]'', * Blind Mag tells Shilo that she has her mother's eyes and hair. The eyes are okay, but the hair's a wig, provided by her father. The father who is obsessed with her dead mother. "I Didn't Know I'd Love You so Much" got a lot creepier afterwards.
* Another one is the The supposedly uplifting ending. After [[spoiler: Nathan dies, and reveals that Shilo's "illness" was because of poisoning]], Shilo walks off singing about how genetics aren't everything and she can do what she wants with her life. This is all lovely, until you realize [[spoiler: she's now an orphan, and because Nathan kept her inside, has NO IDEA how to survive and/or support herself in the ''CrapsackWorld'' they live in.]] Her career options appear limited to being a drug dealer or a crack whore, given that she knows where Zydrate comes from and saw Graverobber dealing drugs to prostitutes.
10th Sep '17 9:53:34 AM nombretomado
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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.

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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, [=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 [=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 [=GeneCo=] gave her]] is her attempt to not just free herself from the 'arrow' of Geneco [=GeneCo=] and the Repo Men, but also trying to warn others away from making the same or similar mistakes.



* I'd say that Amber proves herself the smartest since she successfully takes Geneco and gets her brothers' support (however forced) but Luigi is probably the second smartest one. When he and Pavi were arguing about who should get Geneco, Luigi was the one who thought that being smart was an asset in inheriting. Pavi just seemed to think that being attractive and having sex appeal was what was needed for a CEO.

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* I'd say that Amber proves herself the smartest since she successfully takes Geneco [=GeneCo=] and gets her brothers' support (however forced) but Luigi is probably the second smartest one. When he and Pavi were arguing about who should get Geneco, [=GeneCo=], Luigi was the one who thought that being smart was an asset in inheriting. Pavi just seemed to think that being attractive and having sex appeal was what was needed for a CEO.



* I think at the point the movie takes place Geneco's business is not really about selling organs anymore, and, for that matter, that reposessions are as much about Geneco's profits as much as about making a point. The people we actually see getting killed by Repo Men because of not being able to pay are "lumpen" lower class. On the other hand, we see Blind Mag end up on the hit list because of breach of contract. We also see Rotti bind Nathan in another similar contract, and try to make a final bargain with Shilo. It seems to me that Rotti's real business at that point is making Faustian bargains, and likely most of Geneco's clients have contracts simmilar to Mag's. Repo men's massacres amid lower classes are done partly to recoup the losses of "toxic loans" of resourceless people, but mostly to drive the point home to the vast majority of Geneco's clients//indentured servants.
** 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.
* When you start wondering why Luigi has such a bad temper, how Pavi got scarred and why he's now a crazy face-stealing rapist, and why Amber always gets surgery. Poster children for Geneco and all their amazing advancements, or emotionally scarred children who went off the deep end and started acting out in extreme ways?

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* I think at the point the movie takes place Geneco's [=GeneCo=]'s business is not really about selling organs anymore, and, for that matter, that reposessions are as much about Geneco's [=GeneCo=]'s profits as much as about making a point. The people we actually see getting killed by Repo Men because of not being able to pay are "lumpen" lower class. On the other hand, we see Blind Mag end up on the hit list because of breach of contract. We also see Rotti bind Nathan in another similar contract, and try to make a final bargain with Shilo. It seems to me that Rotti's real business at that point is making Faustian bargains, and likely most of Geneco's [=GeneCo=]'s clients have contracts simmilar to Mag's. Repo men's massacres amid lower classes are done partly to recoup the losses of "toxic loans" of resourceless people, but mostly to drive the point home to the vast majority of Geneco's [=GeneCo=]'s clients//indentured servants.
** 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 [=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.
* When you start wondering why Luigi has such a bad temper, how Pavi got scarred and why he's now a crazy face-stealing rapist, and why Amber always gets surgery. Poster children for Geneco [=GeneCo=] and all their amazing advancements, or emotionally scarred children who went off the deep end and started acting out in extreme ways?



** In all likelyhood, The Repo Men are collecting the additional organs as [[HumanResources raw materials for the enhanced organs]], justifying it as interest on the debts Geneco is owed.

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** In all likelyhood, The Repo Men are collecting the additional organs as [[HumanResources raw materials for the enhanced organs]], justifying it as interest on the debts Geneco [=GeneCo=] is owed.



* Why on EARTH, sentimental reasons and spite towards his kids aside, does Rotti consider leaving Geneco to SHILO of all people? Shilo has spent all of her seventeen years pretty much ''locked in her room;'' yeah, she's had access to television so she can watch Blind Mag and so on, but this doesn't change the fact that she really has no idea how the world outside works, at all. Let alone how to run a major corporation like Geneco, or how to prevent it from going end up, or how to keep it from falling into the hands of those who are generally more savvy than her. And he doesn't even stop to consider that little sheltered Shilo might, I don't know, refuse to inherit a company which not only sanctions murder but caused the death of Blind Mag, her idol - which, you'll note, is exactly what happens at the end of the film anyway. I, just, WHY???

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* Why on EARTH, sentimental reasons and spite towards his kids aside, does Rotti consider leaving Geneco [=GeneCo=] to SHILO of all people? Shilo has spent all of her seventeen years pretty much ''locked in her room;'' yeah, she's had access to television so she can watch Blind Mag and so on, but this doesn't change the fact that she really has no idea how the world outside works, at all. Let alone how to run a major corporation like Geneco, [=GeneCo=], or how to prevent it from going end up, or how to keep it from falling into the hands of those who are generally more savvy than her. And he doesn't even stop to consider that little sheltered Shilo might, I don't know, refuse to inherit a company which not only sanctions murder but caused the death of Blind Mag, her idol - which, you'll note, is exactly what happens at the end of the film anyway. I, just, WHY???



** People, there is a more obvious answer: he'd rather see GeneCo fall to pieces at the hands of Shilo than EVER be delivered to his own children.

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** People, there is a more obvious answer: he'd rather see GeneCo [=GeneCo=] fall to pieces at the hands of Shilo than EVER be delivered to his own children.
6th Sep '17 7:35:00 AM ambiguousCase
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* The Epilogue reveals that Amber auctioned off her face for charity after it fell off, and Pavi was the one to win that auction and "wears Amber's face with pride". We also know Luigi killed the other top three bidders--perhaps because he knew his brother wanted to win, and so eliminated the competition?
21st May '17 9:19:38 PM abby-anne
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\n* All of the slut shaming Amber receives both in-and-out of universe is especially disturbing considering that Pavi is a confirmed serial rapist, [[BrotherSisterIncest he has openly expressed attraction to Amber]], and promotional materials heavily imply that she may have been one of his victims in the past.

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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