History Headscratchers / ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents

25th Jun '17 10:46:02 AM nombretomado
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*** It's also possible that the money Mrs. Bass stole from the bank could be the Baudelaire fortune (can't remember where I heard that theory, probably on TheOtherWiki.) Wouldn't it be funny if Olaf went to steal the fortune only for the whole thing to be gone already?

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*** It's also possible that the money Mrs. Bass stole from the bank could be the Baudelaire fortune (can't remember where I heard that theory, probably on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.) Wouldn't it be funny if Olaf went to steal the fortune only for the whole thing to be gone already?
12th Jun '17 3:54:13 PM Sultanbruno
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* Given that Lake Lachrymose is infested by a swarm of carnivorous, predatory leeches, vicious enough to kill a person and strong enough to sink a wooden boat, why would anyone willingly even live near it, much less build a resort town around it that presumably involves a lot of swimming, boating, and other activities like that. Since Adults are Useless, I suppose it's too much to hope that the leeches would be exterminated, but why is it even legal to swim or boat on the lake?

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* Given that Lake Lachrymose is infested by a swarm of carnivorous, predatory leeches, vicious enough to kill a person and strong enough to sink a wooden boat, why would anyone willingly even live near it, much less build a resort town around it that presumably involves a lot of swimming, boating, and other activities like that. that? Since Adults are Useless, I suppose it's too much to hope that the leeches would be exterminated, but why is it even legal to swim or boat on the lake?
12th Jun '17 3:45:09 PM Sultanbruno
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* Given that Lake Lachrymose is infested by a swarm of carnivorous, predatory leeches, vicious enough to kill a person and strong enough to sink a wooden boat, why would anyone willingly even live near it, much less build a resort town around it that presumably involves a lot of swimming, boating, and other activities like that. Since Adults are Useless, I suppose it's too much to hope that the leeches would be exterminated, but why is it even legal to swim or boat on the lake?
27th May '17 3:13:19 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Why is it that Mr. Poe first said that their parents' will states that the Bauldealires would be raised in the most convenient way possible, but the when Justice Strauss wanted to adopt them, he states it says that they can only be raised by a relative? Plus, the only relatives that raise them after Count Olaf are Uncle Monty and Aunt Josephine.

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* In the movie, what was Olaf trying to achieve with his train scheme? Although the ASOUE universe's legal system might be too clueless to suspect foul play, he would still get in ''big'' trouble for criminal neglect, letting his children in a car parked on a freakin' railway?
* Why is it that Mr. Poe first said that their parents' will states that the Bauldealires Baudelaires would be raised in the most convenient way possible, but the when Justice Strauss wanted to adopt them, he states it says that they can only be raised by a relative? Plus, the only relatives that raise them after Count Olaf are Uncle Monty and Aunt Josephine.
3rd Feb '17 4:19:29 AM JamesAustin
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* This is probably as simple as an AdaptationInducedPlotHole, but why in the movie, did Count Olaf try to kill the children with the train if they needed to be alive until Violet turns 18? Or why didn't he get Violet out of the car first?
* In the movie… So. Olaf pretends to be the Orphans' distant cousin to become their legal guardian. Later, Mr Poe informs him that the only way for the guardian to inherit from the orphans is either to be a blood relative or to marry one of the orphans. This prompts Olaf to try to marry Violet. ''Even though Poe presumably still considers him a blood relative of the Baudelaires, since he made him their guardian!!!''



* In the movie, why the hell didn't the Baudelaires break the windows of the car during the train scene? Wouldn't it be the initial reaction of anybody who was in this situation?
** RuleOfDrama
** Car windows are fairly sturdy, especially considering the strength of two young children (Sunny as a baby wouldn't be much help in this situation, obviously). If they were ''outside'' the car, they might have been able to break ''in'', but from inside, they didn't have much of anything to use to break the window, nor any room to build up momentum for the blow. They probably realized that it wouldn't work if they tried and decided to use their energy thinking up a more feasible solution, rather than waste time.
15th Jan '17 5:00:25 PM terlwyth
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* This is probably as simple as an AdaptationInducedPlotHole, but why in the movie, did Count Olaf try to kill the children with the train if they needed to be alive until Violet turns 18? Or why didn't he get Violet out of the car first?
12th Jan '17 10:35:52 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** I never got the vibe that his parents were murdered while he was still a child. He could have easily lost them when he was a young adult (perhaps 18-25?) if the Baudelaire parents were roughly the same age and Olaf's parents were maybe in their 40s-60s when they were killed, still plenty young enough to be active members. The way I see it Olaf, the Baudelaires, and Lemony Snicket were all around the same age (give or take a year or so), and Kit was a few years younger. I'm not exactly sure though because many of the character ages almost seem to contradict each other at times.
10th Jan '17 6:04:08 PM felinecritic
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* How old is Count Olaf? I had pictured him being considerably older than the Baudelaire parents (or at least around the same age), yet the Penultimate Peril implies (though never confirms) that he was orphaned by the Baudelaire parents when he was still a child. The murder weapon was poisoned darts, and Kit relates a story of sneaking poisoned darts into an opera to give to the Baudelaires sometime after the two eldest Baudelaire children had been born. Kit (whose age we don't know, either, but we at least know she's of child-bearing age) states that she was four when the schism occurred, and Olaf implies that he was seven. How old are any of the adults in this series?
10th Jan '17 5:55:23 PM felinecritic
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** Part of the Series' humor comes from looking derisively at typical children's stories (or satirizing the "morals" found within them), and presenting the Baudelaire children as being above such things (a ten-year-old who's read Tolstoy?)
18th Dec '16 2:21:06 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In the movie… So. Olaf pretends to be the Orphans' distant cousin to become their legal guardian. Later, Mr Poe informs him that the only way for the guardian to inherit from the orphans is either to be a blood relative or to marry one of the orphans. This prompts Olaf to try to marry Violet. ''Even though Poe presumably still considers him a blood relative of the Baudelaires, since he made him their guardian!!!''
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