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8th May '17 10:01:53 PM Rassilon001
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* When Think Tank came to visit Doctor Venture during Season 6 and challenge him to a game of chess, he seemed completely surprised that our good Rusty was not much for the intellectual game of chess. The Fridge sets in here when you realize he may have been waiting for a chance to challenge his brother, JJ, whom may have been more than happy to play him, and simply been unaware he'd recently perished in Gargantua II.
8th Mar '17 11:53:39 AM mlsmithca
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* I rewatched season 2 of ''The Venture Bros.'' recently in preparation for buying season 3, and during the episode where Rusty gets Dean a [[InsistentTerminology speed suit]], I realised that Hank was Rusty's UnFavorite, backed up by a later scene in the car where Rusty praised Dean and chastised Hank in the same breath. Later, it struck me that this explains ''everything'' about Hank's character - his headstrong and assertive nature is him trying to [[WellDoneSonGuy impress his dad]]. He latches onto Brock and everything Brock does because Brock pays attention to him like a real dad. He teases and belittles his brother because he's secretly jealous of him. It's present without being {{Anvilicious}}, it adds some HiddenDepths without seeming out of character at all, it makes a character I formally viewed as the most cartoony of all the characters (even more so than Dean) into a real person, and it ties in perfectly with the overall theme of failure. God, [[SoCoolItsAwesome I love this show.]] - @/{{randomfanboy}}

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* I rewatched season 2 of ''The Venture Bros.'' recently in preparation for buying season 3, and during the episode where Rusty gets Dean a [[InsistentTerminology speed suit]], I realised that Hank was Rusty's UnFavorite, backed up by a later scene in the car where Rusty praised Dean and chastised Hank in the same breath. Later, it struck me that this explains ''everything'' about Hank's character - his headstrong and assertive nature is him trying to [[WellDoneSonGuy impress his dad]]. He latches onto Brock and everything Brock does because Brock pays attention to him like a real dad. He teases and belittles his brother because he's secretly jealous of him. It's present without being {{Anvilicious}}, it adds some HiddenDepths without seeming out of character at all, it makes a character I formally viewed as the most cartoony of all the characters (even more so than Dean) into a real person, and it ties in perfectly with the overall theme of failure. God, [[SoCoolItsAwesome I love this show.]] show. - @/{{randomfanboy}}
10th Dec '16 1:16:00 AM ApeAccount
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* In Season 5 the Monarch finds a photo of him playing with Rusty as a child and is naturally confused. The events of season 6 make this make a lot more sense. [[spoiler: His father was the Blue Morpho and friends with Jonas Venture.]]
10th Dec '16 1:13:16 AM ApeAccount
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* The death of Jonas Venture was implied to be [[spoiler: at Kano's hands in order to stop him using the Orb. Years later, we'd discover the Orb didn't work and hadn't since years earlier than that. That means, his death was completely unnecessary.]]
4th Sep '16 10:14:21 PM Doug86
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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.

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* The brothers' personalities are reflected in their outfits in the early seasons. Hank dresses like [[ScoobyDoo Freddie Jones]] with {{Aquaman}} ComicBook/{{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.
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.
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