History Fridge / TRON

10th Jun '17 4:29:57 PM nombretomado
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* Of course, death was permanent for fellows like Crom and Ram. They were accounting applications, not game bots. [[WreckItRalph And when they did die, it was outside their game]], meaning no respawns.

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* Of course, death was permanent for fellows like Crom and Ram. They were accounting applications, not game bots. [[WreckItRalph [[Disney/WreckItRalph And when they did die, it was outside their game]], meaning no respawns.
15th Apr '17 1:59:53 PM nombretomado
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* The ending is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Flynn comes out of the helicopter, vindicated at last. He's got Dillinger's job running day to day operations, he's made peace with Lora and Alan, and they're now a PowerTrio, walking off into the sunset. It is the high point in the entire franchise. [[{{Tron20}} Because no matter what]] [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} timeline you pick]], [[HappyEndingOverride it all goes to hell from there]] and their victories and happiness will be fleeting at best. By the time the sequel(s) end, Encom is in shambles, over 2/3 of the characters are dead/de-rezzed, and the other 1/3 end up with dim survival odds or even a FateWorseThanDeath with one of the SpinOffspring left to pick up the pieces of what's left.

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* The ending is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Flynn comes out of the helicopter, vindicated at last. He's got Dillinger's job running day to day operations, he's made peace with Lora and Alan, and they're now a PowerTrio, walking off into the sunset. It is the high point in the entire franchise. [[{{Tron20}} [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Because no matter what]] [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} [[Film/TronLegacy timeline you pick]], [[HappyEndingOverride it all goes to hell from there]] and their victories and happiness will be fleeting at best. By the time the sequel(s) end, Encom is in shambles, over 2/3 of the characters are dead/de-rezzed, and the other 1/3 end up with dim survival odds or even a FateWorseThanDeath with one of the SpinOffspring left to pick up the pieces of what's left.
31st Mar '17 6:56:29 AM Allronix
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* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand until it was laid out to them that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation that would have exposed his scam. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA with nothing to prevent Alan from coding up another try. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way too late.

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* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand until it was laid out to them that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation that would have exposed his scam. scam and Master Control's "extracurricular" activities. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA MIA, with nothing to prevent Alan from coding up another try. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way too late.
31st Mar '17 6:35:01 AM Allronix
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* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way too late.

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* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand until it was laid out to them that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation. investigation that would have exposed his scam. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA.MIA with nothing to prevent Alan from coding up another try. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way too late.
31st Mar '17 6:32:06 AM Allronix
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* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way to late.

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* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way to too late.
31st Mar '17 6:31:16 AM Allronix
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* One would wonder why Dillinger was stupid enough to keep incriminating evidence of his stealing Flynn's game designs and programs. He didn't. The MCP kept them as ''blackmail''.

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* One would wonder why Dillinger was stupid enough to keep incriminating evidence of his stealing Flynn's game designs and programs. He didn't. The MCP kept them as ''blackmail''.''blackmail''.
* It's easy to underestimate Alan; nerd glasses, unflattering fashion sense, conduct like a boy scout. However, that may be part of the point. He had clearly been working on Tron for ''months,'' meaning he suspected Master Control was up to no good ''well'' before anyone else did. And he followed all the proper procedures for memos and paperwork, probably [[BatmanGambit knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them anyway]]. This being the [[TheEighties early 80's]], he probably bypassed Master Control's notice by making sure those memos were handwritten or typewritten (with appropriate copies kept in a desk drawer if anyone asked him to provide proof). And he also kept up good relations with Gibbs, the only guy who went higher than Dillinger in the corporate hierarchy. Dillinger and Master Control clearly did not understand that as soon as Alan completed Tron and hit "run," their whole house of cards would collapse, and they wouldn't have even known what hit them. Sure, they locked Alan out of his software (and locked up said software in the Game Grid), but they wouldn't have been able to keep that up forever. And Dillinger couldn't fire Alan without drawing a massive amount of suspicion and a likely investigation. And if they destroyed Tron without firing Alan, then that would ''also'' draw a ton of suspicion, given how many other programs went MIA. Alan pulled a glitching XanatosGambit on those clowns and they didn't realize it until it was way to late.
6th Dec '16 7:29:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* Of course, death was permanent for fellows like Crom and Ram. They were accounting applications, not game bots. [[WreckItRalph And when they did die, it was outside their game]], meaning no respawns.

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* Of course, death was permanent for fellows like Crom and Ram. They were accounting applications, not game bots. [[WreckItRalph And when they did die, it was outside their game]], meaning no respawns.respawns.
* One would wonder why Dillinger was stupid enough to keep incriminating evidence of his stealing Flynn's game designs and programs. He didn't. The MCP kept them as ''blackmail''.
17th Aug '16 12:48:35 PM Allronix
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* Yori is a character that operates on ''nothing'' but FridgeBrilliance. In the theatrical film, it's difficult to discern what use she has outside of being ShallowLoveInterest...unless you're watching closely and get your hands on that DeletedScene and/or the {{Novelization}}. Her EarlyBirdCameo is shown on a screen well before she shows up in the film (when they're digitizing the orange, the lower right hand side of the screen reads "ROM Yori, LOAD Yori"), establishing she pretty much runs the laser. (Which is why she was captured and turned into a drone instead of being sent to The Games like her husband - Master Control needed her alive). Secondly, notice that even with an ''urgent call from his deity'' on the line, Tron goes and finds her first? [[AlwaysSavetheGirl Okay, so maybe showing some Disney Prince origins here, but]]...Then we get the DeletedScene. Yori's providing the hideout, she's adept at sabotage (highly illegal power reroute), she's the one who actually makes the plans on how to get into the I/O Tower. (And incorporates them into foreplay!) It's ''her'' connection to Dumont that gets the old Guardian to relent. And ''she'' is the one who designed and piloted the getaway vehicle (the Solar Sailer). The only thing she ''isn't'' handling is the combat, which is her husband's job.

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* Yori is a character that operates on ''nothing'' but FridgeBrilliance. In the theatrical film, it's difficult to discern what use she has outside of being ShallowLoveInterest...unless you're watching closely and get your hands on that DeletedScene and/or the {{Novelization}}. Her EarlyBirdCameo is shown on a screen well before she shows up in the film (when they're digitizing the orange, the lower right hand side of the screen reads "ROM Yori, LOAD Yori"), establishing she pretty much runs the laser. (Which is why she was captured and turned into a drone instead of being sent to The Games like her husband - Master Control needed her alive). Secondly, notice that even with an ''urgent call from his deity'' on the line, Tron goes and finds her first? [[AlwaysSavetheGirl Okay, so maybe showing some Disney Prince origins here, but]]...Then we get the DeletedScene. Yori's providing the hideout, she's adept at sabotage (highly illegal power reroute), she's the one who actually makes the plans on how to get into the I/O Tower. (And incorporates them into foreplay!) It's ''her'' connection to Dumont that gets the old Guardian to relent. And ''she'' is the one who designed and piloted the getaway vehicle (the Solar Sailer). The only thing she ''isn't'' handling is the combat, which is her husband's job.job.
* Of course, death was permanent for fellows like Crom and Ram. They were accounting applications, not game bots. [[WreckItRalph And when they did die, it was outside their game]], meaning no respawns.
17th Aug '16 12:45:38 PM Allronix
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* The ending is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Flynn comes out of the helicopter, vindicated at last. He's got Dillinger's job running day to day operations, he's made peace with Lora and Alan, and they're now a PowerTrio, walking off into the sunset. It is the high point in the entire franchise. [[{{Tron20}} Because no matter what]] [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} timeline you pick]], [[HappyEndingOverride it all goes to hell from there]] and their victories and happiness will be fleeting at best. By the time the sequel(s) end, Encom is in shambles, over 2/3 of the characters are dead/de-rezzed, and the other 1/3 end up with dim survival odds or even a FateWorseThanDeath with one of the SpinOffspring left to pick up the pieces of what's left. .

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* The ending is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Flynn comes out of the helicopter, vindicated at last. He's got Dillinger's job running day to day operations, he's made peace with Lora and Alan, and they're now a PowerTrio, walking off into the sunset. It is the high point in the entire franchise. [[{{Tron20}} Because no matter what]] [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} timeline you pick]], [[HappyEndingOverride it all goes to hell from there]] and their victories and happiness will be fleeting at best. By the time the sequel(s) end, Encom is in shambles, over 2/3 of the characters are dead/de-rezzed, and the other 1/3 end up with dim survival odds or even a FateWorseThanDeath with one of the SpinOffspring left to pick up the pieces of what's left. . \n\n[[WMG:FridgeBrilliance]]
* As brought up in Cracked's "Five Lighthearted Films With Dark Moral Implications," if video games are horrifying BloodSport on the other side of the screen (explicitly shown in the {{Novelization}}), then Flynn continuing to run the arcade ''after'' seeing what he did in the virtual world would be cruel at the very ''least'' and a huge case of GodIsEvil at worst. We'd better hope that arcade games are more or less like ''Disney/WreckItRalph,'' where no one ''actually'' was supposed to get hurt, and that Master Control was just perverting the whole setup.
10th Jul '16 7:52:30 AM Allronix
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* Yori is a character that operates on ''nothing'' by FridgeBrilliance. In the theatrical film, it's difficult to discern what use she has outside of being ShallowLoveInterest...unless you're watching closely and get your hands on that DeletedScene and/or the {{Novelization}}. Her EarlyBirdCameo is shown on a screen well before she shows up in the film (when they're digitizing the orange, the lower right hand side of the screen reads "ROM Yori, LOAD Yori"), establishing she pretty much runs the laser. (Which is why she was captured and turned into a drone instead of being sent to The Games like her husband - Master Control needed her alive). Secondly, notice that even with an ''urgent call from his deity'' on the line, Tron goes and finds her first? [[AlwaysSavetheGirl Okay, so maybe showing some Disney Prince origins here, but]]...Then we get the DeletedScene. Yori's providing the hideout, she's adept at sabotage (highly illegal power reroute), she's the one who actually makes the plans on how to get into the I/O Tower. (And incorporates them into foreplay!) It's ''her'' connection to Dumont that gets the old Guardian to relent. And ''she'' is the one who designed and piloted the getaway vehicle (the Solar Sailer). The only thing she ''isn't'' handling is the combat, which is her husband's job.

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* Yori is a character that operates on ''nothing'' by but FridgeBrilliance. In the theatrical film, it's difficult to discern what use she has outside of being ShallowLoveInterest...unless you're watching closely and get your hands on that DeletedScene and/or the {{Novelization}}. Her EarlyBirdCameo is shown on a screen well before she shows up in the film (when they're digitizing the orange, the lower right hand side of the screen reads "ROM Yori, LOAD Yori"), establishing she pretty much runs the laser. (Which is why she was captured and turned into a drone instead of being sent to The Games like her husband - Master Control needed her alive). Secondly, notice that even with an ''urgent call from his deity'' on the line, Tron goes and finds her first? [[AlwaysSavetheGirl Okay, so maybe showing some Disney Prince origins here, but]]...Then we get the DeletedScene. Yori's providing the hideout, she's adept at sabotage (highly illegal power reroute), she's the one who actually makes the plans on how to get into the I/O Tower. (And incorporates them into foreplay!) It's ''her'' connection to Dumont that gets the old Guardian to relent. And ''she'' is the one who designed and piloted the getaway vehicle (the Solar Sailer). The only thing she ''isn't'' handling is the combat, which is her husband's job.
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