History Fridge / TheBigO

18th Feb '16 7:30:36 AM TheBradmastra
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** The confusion is understandable. In ''Winter Night Phantom'' there is a French phrase that repeats throughout the episode that no one can translate and is deemed a nonsensical language. The phrase ''Fin'' also appears and no one knows what it means. If no one understands those, then how does a German phrase make perfect sense?

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** The confusion is understandable. In ''Winter Night Phantom'' there is a French phrase that repeats throughout the episode that no one can translate and is deemed a nonsensical language. The phrase ''Fin'' also appears and no one knows what it means. If no one understands those, then how does a German phrase make perfect sense?sense?
***Language didn't seem to be effected by the Event Forty Years Ago, and there were presumably people of German descent living in Paradigm, meaning they would still be able to speak German in some capacity and keep the language alive. Maybe there were just too few French people left after the Event? The only character ever shown to have even a mild understanding of French is the woman that Dastun confronts at the end of "Winter Night Phantom," and she could have just been quoting the in-universe movie the French phrase originated from.
29th Aug '15 3:26:59 PM TheWarlocke
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* Why did Beck's Megadeus' [[CurbStompBattle go down so ridiculously easy]] in "Beck Comes Back" and "The Greatest Villain"? Because they're the super sized equivilent of a [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]]; they're flashy toys meant to look more intimidating and ego gratifying [[AwesomeButImpractical than anything meant to be practical fighting machines]]. And in another jab at giant mecha cliches, Beck wasting time boasting before actually making an attack with the second mecha gave the Big O more than enough time to lay the smackdown on it (the first one ''did'' try to put up a fight, [[NoSell but it's weapons were completely useless against the Big O]]).

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* Why did Beck's Megadeus' [[CurbStompBattle go down so ridiculously easy]] in "Beck Comes Back" and "The Greatest Villain"? Because they're the super sized equivilent of a [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]]; they're flashy toys meant to look more intimidating and ego gratifying [[AwesomeButImpractical than anything meant to be practical fighting machines]]. And in another jab at giant mecha cliches, Beck wasting time boasting before actually making an attack with the second mecha gave the Big O more than enough time to lay the smackdown on it (the first one ''did'' try to put up a fight, [[NoSell but it's its weapons were completely useless against the Big O]]).



** The Archetype might have been a SuperPrototype, with the Bigs being (relatively) dialed back Production Models. Not as much raw power, but you can afford to build an army of them. It could also be that the Archetype was the base chassis for the Big series. Its increased speed and strength comes simply from the fact that it isn't lugging around all of the weight that gets bolted onto the O, Fau, and Duo classes. All of them, especially the O class, carry extreme amounts of armor. That would necessitate an extreme amount of power on the part of the mecha to ensure reasonable mobility. The Bigs were military vehicles afterall.

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** The Archetype might have been a SuperPrototype, with the Bigs being (relatively) dialed back Production Models. Not as much raw power, but you can afford to build an army of them. It could also be that the Archetype was the base chassis for the Big series. Its increased speed and strength comes simply from the fact that it isn't lugging around all of the weight that gets bolted onto the O, Fau, and Duo classes. All of them, especially the O class, carry extreme amounts of armor. That would necessitate an extreme amount of power on the part of the mecha to ensure reasonable mobility. The Bigs were military vehicles afterall.after all.



* The first time Roger meets Seabach, the later announces his name is "Schwarzwald." Roger looks up and says, "black forest?" which is what that means in German. So... there are foreign languages in a city where they're unsure if outsiders exist? It only gets worse when Dan Datsun identifies Michael Seabach of being if German descent, which means on some subliminal level foreigners make sense even though officially no one is sure.

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* The first time Roger meets Seabach, the later latter announces his name is "Schwarzwald." Roger looks up and says, "black forest?" which is what that means in German. So... there are foreign languages in a city where they're unsure if outsiders exist? It only gets worse when Dan Datsun identifies Michael Seabach of being if German descent, which means on some subliminal level foreigners make sense even though officially no one is sure.
19th Jun '15 10:21:22 PM LittleJon
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** It's like dinosaurs: it's one thing to say that ''T. Rex'' lived millions of years ago. It's quite another to say that one just tore up Central Park. Likewise, the people of Paradigm don't really expect "extinct" foreigners to launch a bombing campaign.

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*** The Paradigm group that Dastun reports to says there are no survivors outside the domes. It's only later in the episode that Alex says there are outsiders. But then Gordon says...
** It's like dinosaurs: it's one thing to say that ''T. Rex'' lived millions of years ago. It's quite another to say that one just tore up Central Park. Likewise, the people of Paradigm don't really expect "extinct" foreigners to launch a bombing campaign.campaign.
** The confusion is understandable. In ''Winter Night Phantom'' there is a French phrase that repeats throughout the episode that no one can translate and is deemed a nonsensical language. The phrase ''Fin'' also appears and no one knows what it means. If no one understands those, then how does a German phrase make perfect sense?
2nd May '15 11:11:08 AM MechWarrior
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*** Indeed. They knew that there used to be outsiders, but much like Romdeau in ErgoProxy, the status of the world outside the domes is somewhat up in the air. People in Paradigm seem to default to the idea that they were the only survivors.

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*** Indeed. They knew that there used to be outsiders, but much like Romdeau in ErgoProxy, Anime/ErgoProxy, the status of the world outside the domes is somewhat up in the air. People in Paradigm seem to default to the idea that they were the only survivors.
22nd Feb '15 1:44:01 AM FM6
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* The design of the three Bigs all serve the three basic terrain. Big O is obviously based for ground combat with heavy armor and his grappling hook. Duo directly takes design cues from old propeller planes with its hands and its light weight. Fau, however, is a lot more underplayed. As seen in the final episode, his hands have spinning propellor-like gears on its wrist, which allow him to both maneuver and escape the water, something Big O faced a lot of difficulty in.
15th Oct '14 9:07:31 PM JBC1187
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*** Indeed. They knew that there used to be outsiders, but much like Romdeau in ErgoProxy, the status of the world outside the domes is somewhat up in the air. People in Paradigm seem to default to the idea that they were the only survivors.

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*** Indeed. They knew that there used to be outsiders, but much like Romdeau in ErgoProxy, the status of the world outside the domes is somewhat up in the air. People in Paradigm seem to default to the idea that they were the only survivors.survivors.
** It's like dinosaurs: it's one thing to say that ''T. Rex'' lived millions of years ago. It's quite another to say that one just tore up Central Park. Likewise, the people of Paradigm don't really expect "extinct" foreigners to launch a bombing campaign.
27th Aug '14 4:17:47 PM hbi2k
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* Alan Gabriel is attacking Dorothy, and she's barely fighting back. She sees one of his robotic prostheses and asks if he's a man or a machine. He replies "[[MemeticMutation I'm the booooogieman!]]"... and she proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly tear him apart]]. What gives? Simple: she [[ExactWords took his words at face value]] and decided he wasn't human, thus harming him isn't a [[ThreeLawsCompliant First Law]] violation.
26th Jul '14 5:07:26 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Alan Gabriel didn't think of himself as a god, but tried to use the the instrument of God for murder, was found guilty of this sin ("Ye guilty" in contrast to the usual "Ye not guilty") and was himself slain by the executioner's weapon he tried to abuse.

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** Alan Gabriel didn't think of himself as a god, but tried to use the the instrument of God for murder, murder. He was thus found guilty of this sin ("Ye guilty" in contrast to the usual "Ye not guilty") and was himself slain by the executioner's weapon he tried to abuse.



** The Archetype might have been a SuperPrototype, with the Bigs being (relatively) dialed back Production Models. Not as much raw power, but you can afford to build an army of them.
*** Or it could simply be that the Archetype was the base chassis for the Big series. Its increased speed and strength comes simply from the fact that it isn't lugging around all of the weight that gets bolted onto the O, Fau, and Duo classes. All of them, especially the O class, carry extreme amounts of armor. That would necessitate an extreme amount of power on the part of the mecha to ensure reasonable mobility. The Bigs were military vehicles afterall.

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** The Archetype might have been a SuperPrototype, with the Bigs being (relatively) dialed back Production Models. Not as much raw power, but you can afford to build an army of them.
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them. It could simply also be that the Archetype was the base chassis for the Big series. Its increased speed and strength comes simply from the fact that it isn't lugging around all of the weight that gets bolted onto the O, Fau, and Duo classes. All of them, especially the O class, carry extreme amounts of armor. That would necessitate an extreme amount of power on the part of the mecha to ensure reasonable mobility. The Bigs were military vehicles afterall.
18th Jul '14 8:17:17 AM erforce
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* Why did Beck's Megadeus' [[CurbStompBattle go down so ridiculously easy]] in "Beck Comes Back" and "The Greatest Villain"? Because they're the super sized equivilent of a [[Film/{{Robocop}} ED-209]]; they're flashy toys meant to look more intimidating and ego gratifying [[AwesomeButImpractical than anything meant to be practical fighting machines]]. And in another jab at giant mecha cliches, Beck wasting time boasting before actually making an attack with the second mecha gave the Big O more than enough time to lay the smackdown on it (the first one ''did'' try to put up a fight, [[NoSell but it's weapons were completely useless against the Big O]]).

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* Why did Beck's Megadeus' [[CurbStompBattle go down so ridiculously easy]] in "Beck Comes Back" and "The Greatest Villain"? Because they're the super sized equivilent of a [[Film/{{Robocop}} [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]]; they're flashy toys meant to look more intimidating and ego gratifying [[AwesomeButImpractical than anything meant to be practical fighting machines]]. And in another jab at giant mecha cliches, Beck wasting time boasting before actually making an attack with the second mecha gave the Big O more than enough time to lay the smackdown on it (the first one ''did'' try to put up a fight, [[NoSell but it's weapons were completely useless against the Big O]]).
11th Jun '14 7:31:13 PM TheBeanerItWas
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* Why did Beck's Megadeus' [[CurbStompBattle go down so ridiculously easy]] in "Beck Comes Back" and "The Greatest Villain"? Because they're the super sized equivilent of a [[Film/{{Robocop}} ED-209]]; they're flashy toys meant to look more intimidating and ego gratifying [[AwesomeButImpractical than anything meant to be a practical fighting machine]]. And in another jab at giant mecha cliches, Beck wasting time boasting before actually making an attack with the second mecha gave the Big O more than enough time to lay the smackdown on it (the first one ''did'' try to put up a fight, [[NoSell but it's weapons were completely useless against the Big O]]).

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* Why did Beck's Megadeus' [[CurbStompBattle go down so ridiculously easy]] in "Beck Comes Back" and "The Greatest Villain"? Because they're the super sized equivilent of a [[Film/{{Robocop}} ED-209]]; they're flashy toys meant to look more intimidating and ego gratifying [[AwesomeButImpractical than anything meant to be a practical fighting machine]].machines]]. And in another jab at giant mecha cliches, Beck wasting time boasting before actually making an attack with the second mecha gave the Big O more than enough time to lay the smackdown on it (the first one ''did'' try to put up a fight, [[NoSell but it's weapons were completely useless against the Big O]]).
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