History Fridge / TheVentureBrothers

5th Jul '16 12:38:17 PM trapdisc
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* In "Ice Station Impossible", Richard's first reaction to Hank showing symptoms of the Goliath Serum is to immediately shoot him, saying that it was the only cure. However, later he says that the "cure" the team came up with was just ranch dressing, and that Hank's recovery just showed that the serum didn't work on humans. But, the video Brock watches beforehand implies that there were either human test subjects or accidental exposures because they knew what symptoms to look for in humans. It's pretty obvious what happened to whoever was exposed to the serum before Hank, and it wasn't even necessary.
16th Mar '16 4:12:10 PM wererat
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* Also from "Assisted Suicide" Dr. Orpheus was having trouble gaining entry to Doc Venture's mind while using Dean and Hank as keys to his heart, [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood for him to respond to a box of his old stuff]] [[FalseReassurance (It was probably the Rush Cassette, though)]]. However, a few scenes later we see a zombie horde of all the dead Venture clones that died that plague his [[ILetGwenStacyDie subconscious with guilt]]. He could be distant because he's having trouble seeing past the ExpendableClone because ClonesArePeopleToo. ...Or maybe this was supposed to be obvious and I'm late to the party.
13th Mar '16 1:24:21 PM Xephon
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** An alternative explanation is that Hatred is teaching the boys how to protect themselves because, being a recovering pedophile, he knows that someday, the boys might have to protect themselves from HIM.
10th Mar '16 12:16:09 AM RockySamson
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** This is of course a matter of personal perspecive, but I would like to disagree here, at least partially. I mean, yeah, the Outrider's little speech is pretty clearly related to the situation with Tatiana (by the way, how about cooling it with the 'took/stole his wife' thing? Tatiana ''chose'' someone else, she wasn't ''taken'', because she's not an object. Orpheus admitted himself, in ''The Better Man'', that he wasn't a very good husband to her), and it is also true that he's kind of an asshole, but the way I see it, Dean's "Fuck You" is more a sign of him starting to grow up. It's not that he's planning to cling on to Triana, and disliked being told he shouldn't; it's that he's tired of being talked down to. This works well with his character development as seen later in season 5.

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** This is of course a matter of personal perspecive, but I would like to disagree here, at least partially. I mean, yeah, the Outrider's little speech is pretty clearly related to the situation with Tatiana (by the way, how about cooling it with the 'took/stole his wife' thing? Tatiana ''chose'' someone else, she wasn't ''taken'', because she's not an object. Orpheus admitted himself, in ''The Better Man'', that he wasn't a very good husband to her), Tatiana, and it is also true that he's kind of an asshole, but the way I see it, Dean's "Fuck You" is more a sign of him starting to grow up. It's not that he's planning to cling on to Triana, and disliked being told he shouldn't; it's that he's tired of being talked down to. This works well with his character development as seen later in season 5.
8th Feb '16 7:42:29 AM ThallianGold
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* The brothers' personalities are reflected in their outfits in the early seasons. Hank dresses like [[ScoobyDoo Freddie Jones]] with {{Aquaman}} pajamas -- he JumpedAtTheCall and was born for the life of an adventurer. In contrast, Dean's dressed as SpiderMan in his pajamas and Peter Parker in his regular clothes -- he never asked for this life but rolls with it as best he can, often pining for a normal life.
8th Feb '16 7:24:42 AM ThallianGold
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* Rusty's HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood makes more sense when you realize that JohnnyQuest [[FollowTheLeader and its knock-offs]] are all canon. For a time in the 60s and 70s, it was a fad to forcibly take along an underage child as an adventurer. Not only were the boy adventurers subjected to all the abuses that entailed, they were sired in the first place as a fashion statement.
* Rusty can't properly remember which events were from his childhood and which were just his TV show. Given his father was behind the show, and was also both Rusty's therapist and primary abuser, this may be entirely his father's intent.
8th Feb '16 7:09:56 AM ThallianGold
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* In "Any which way but Zeus" its revealed that [[spoiler:Captain Sunshine's butler, Desmond, was the original Captain Sunshine with the second being his Wonderboy]]. Its always been stated in statistics that kids who have been molested have a high chance of being child molesters themselves, a possible FreudianExcuse for the good captain?

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* In "Any which way but Zeus" its it's revealed that [[spoiler:Captain Sunshine's butler, Desmond, was the original Captain Sunshine with the second being his Wonderboy]]. Its always been stated in statistics that kids who have been molested have a high chance of being child molesters themselves, a possible FreudianExcuse for the good captain?
8th Feb '16 7:07:39 AM ThallianGold
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* It's interesting to note that the first time David Bowie is mentioned in the series is when Molotov Cocktease retrieves his Panda bear from Mr. Brisby, sense that Panda hasn't shown up sense then. However, given the show's creators' love for CallBack and ContinuityPorn, the fact that we never see the Panda with Bowie/The Sovereign [[spoiler: could be a subtle clue that he isn't actually David Bowie.]]

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* It's interesting to note that the first time David Bowie is mentioned in the series is when Molotov Cocktease retrieves his Panda bear from Mr. Brisby, sense since that Panda hasn't shown up sense since then. However, given the show's creators' love for CallBack and ContinuityPorn, the fact that we never see the Panda with Bowie/The Sovereign [[spoiler: could be a subtle clue that he isn't actually David Bowie.]]
11th Jan '16 10:30:20 AM MaddKossack115
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* When Zero kidnaps all sidekicks to pit them off in gladiator combat, why is Desmond the character to turn things around for their side? [[spoiler: He's not a sudekick, he's a retired superhero!]]

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* When Zero kidnaps all sidekicks to pit them off in gladiator combat, why is Desmond the character to turn things around for their side? [[spoiler: He's not a sudekick, sidekick, he's a retired superhero!]]
* The death of [[spoiler: The Sovereign]] is obviously [[ZeroEffortBoss hilariously anti-climactic]], but it's only watching [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2iltiQLSMo the Season 5 Recap]] that I realized it was a KarmicDeath. Why? Because [[spoiler: The Sovereign was NOT David Bowie, or Jonas Venture Sr., [[ActuallyADoombot but a shapeshifter]] [[MasterOfDisguise who used his powers]] [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter to imitate people better than he was]].]] That makes his death [[spoiler: of [[BoomHeadshot getting blown out of the sky by]] [[FriendlySniper Headshot]] ''[[AccidentalAimingSkills by pure accident]]'', [[UnknownRival and without anybody realizing he was actually The Sovereign when he died]], [[LaserGuidedKarma a fittingly un-fitting end for a villain who tried to look more important than he actually was]].]] To quote Gary/Henchman 21, "[[spoiler: [[IJustWantToBeSpecial -he's just some chump who wanted to be not a chump]]. [[UndignifiedDeath But he died a chump]]. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} He died a chump shaped like an eagle. Y'know, there's a lesson there somewhere if you ignore the eagle part]].]]"
21st Sep '15 4:13:34 AM Drakkenmensch
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* When Zero kidnaps all sidekicks to pit them off in gladiator combat, why is Desmond the character to turn things around for their side? [[spoiler: He's not a sudekick, he's a retired superhero!]]
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