History Headscratchers / AlexRider

19th Apr '16 7:35:21 PM Chirkrasia
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** The title makes sense. If anything it's the title that works ''best'' because it ties into the theme of the book, rather than simply reffering to an object, location or organization Compare to, say, ''Snakehead'', where the titular human traffickers play a minor to medium role in the plot, basically serving as the {{Mooks}} who are barely if at all aware, or even involved, in the EvilPlan of the BigBad, and vanish for much of the story, including the finale`

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** The title makes sense. If anything it's the title that works ''best'' because it ties into the theme of the book, rather than simply reffering referring to an object, location or organization Compare to, say, ''Snakehead'', where the titular human traffickers play a minor to medium role in the plot, basically serving as the {{Mooks}} who are barely if at all aware, or even involved, in the EvilPlan of the BigBad, and vanish for much of the story, including the finale`



**** Perhaps subconciously he ''did'' want to get caught.

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**** Perhaps subconciously subconsciously he ''did'' want to get caught.



** Razim from Scorpia Rising has studied and tries to correct for the mistakes of the previous villians. Of course, this just means that the BondVillainStupidity shifts over to Erik Gunter instead.

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** Razim from Scorpia Rising has studied and tries to correct for the mistakes of the previous villians.villains. Of course, this just means that the BondVillainStupidity shifts over to Erik Gunter instead.



* At the end of "Scorpia", Alex is shot with a .22 round, fired from a sniper rifle. That's all fine, but why .22? I accept that Anthony Horowitz may not know a great deal about firearms, but this really bugs me. A .22 is a tiny target rifle round. The only way to kill someone with it would be a point-blank shot to the heart or temple. And it's not like the Scorpia agent used a legal round to avoid detection, as Scorpia is stated to have serious firepower at their disposal, as well as the fact the weapon was concealed, which wouldn't look very good if he was caught. Why doesn't Scorpia use a high-powered rifle with a larger round, fitted with suppressors and sub-sonic ammuntion?

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* At the end of "Scorpia", Alex is shot with a .22 round, fired from a sniper rifle. That's all fine, but why .22? I accept that Anthony Horowitz may not know a great deal about firearms, but this really bugs me. A .22 is a tiny target rifle round. The only way to kill someone with it would be a point-blank shot to the heart or temple. And it's not like the Scorpia agent used a legal round to avoid detection, as Scorpia is stated to have serious firepower at their disposal, as well as the fact the weapon was concealed, which wouldn't look very good if he was caught. Why doesn't Scorpia use a high-powered rifle with a larger round, fitted with suppressors and sub-sonic ammuntion?ammunition?



* Why do the books make reference to dollars as currency in situations where references to pounds would be more appropriate?

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* Why do the books make reference to dollars as currency in situations where references to pounds would be more appropriate?appropriate?
**Could be that you're reading the US edition, which Americafied a lot of things. I know the figure of Michael Owens in Eagle Strike was changed to Tiger Woods, and in one book(could have been the first?) miles was used instead of kilometres. Even in areas where they were in America, or the CIA was involved, things got awkward.
13th Dec '15 10:49:49 PM QuantumReality
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** According to WordOfGod, the reasoning for this was that Horowitz wanted to leave a clue that [[spoiler: Alex wouldn't be killed as a result of being shot.]]

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** According to WordOfGod, the reasoning for this was that Horowitz wanted to leave a clue that [[spoiler: Alex wouldn't be killed as a result of being shot.]]]]
* Why do the books make reference to dollars as currency in situations where references to pounds would be more appropriate?
28th Dec '12 8:14:26 AM randomtroper89
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* The NintendoDS tie-in for the movie. Just...that.
** As someone who's never played it, is it possible to elaborate?
** It apparently wasn't very good, NintendoPower gave it a 4.5 out of 10, thanks to repetitive combat, and noted ironically that one of the bonus minigames could have actually received a higher score and sold better if it had been released as a standalone. Amusingly, Alex in the game can use his DS gadget, meaning you can play a DS on your DS!
* The principal of Scorpia's training school is supposed to be French, as evidenced by his accent and last name (D'Arc), but his first namer is Oliver. Olivier is the French version of that name, not Oliver. Small thing, but it bugs me nonetheless.



** IN. COLD. BLOOD. That's the key phrase there. There's a hug difference between killing people in a desperate chase or heat of the moment and killing someone in cold blood.

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** IN. COLD. BLOOD. That's the key phrase there. There's a hug huge difference between killing people in a desperate chase or heat of the moment and killing someone in cold blood.
10th Nov '12 4:01:12 PM randomtroper89
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** Rahim from Scorpia Rising has studied and tries to correct for the mistakes of the previous villians. Of course, this just means that the BondVillainStupidity shifts over to Erik Gunter instead.

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** Rahim Razim from Scorpia Rising has studied and tries to correct for the mistakes of the previous villians. Of course, this just means that the BondVillainStupidity shifts over to Erik Gunter instead.
23rd Jun '12 9:45:29 AM ThatGingerBrit
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** According to Word Of God, the reasoning for this was that Horowitz wanted to leave a clue that [[Spoiler: Alex wouldn't be killed as a result of being shot.]]

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** According to Word Of God, WordOfGod, the reasoning for this was that Horowitz wanted to leave a clue that [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Alex wouldn't be killed as a result of being shot.]]
23rd Jun '12 9:42:38 AM ThatGingerBrit
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**According to Word Of God, the reasoning for this was that Horowitz wanted to leave a clue that [[Spoiler: Alex wouldn't be killed as a result of being shot.]]
6th Mar '12 9:55:11 AM Mangoyle
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* At the end of Scorpia, Alex is shot with a .22 round, fired from a sniper rifle. That's all fine, but why .22? I accept that Anthony Horowitz may not know a great deal about firearms, but this really bugs me. A .22 is a tiny target rifle round. The only way to kill someone with it would be a point-blank shot to the heart or temple. And it's not like the Scorpia agent used a legal round to avoid detection, as Scorpia is stated to have serious firepower at their disposal, as well as the fact the weapon was concealed, which doesn't look very good.

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* At the end of Scorpia, "Scorpia", Alex is shot with a .22 round, fired from a sniper rifle. That's all fine, but why .22? I accept that Anthony Horowitz may not know a great deal about firearms, but this really bugs me. A .22 is a tiny target rifle round. The only way to kill someone with it would be a point-blank shot to the heart or temple. And it's not like the Scorpia agent used a legal round to avoid detection, as Scorpia is stated to have serious firepower at their disposal, as well as the fact the weapon was concealed, which wouldn't look very good if he was caught. Why doesn't look very good.Scorpia use a high-powered rifle with a larger round, fitted with suppressors and sub-sonic ammuntion?
6th Mar '12 9:52:32 AM Mangoyle
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*At the end of Scorpia, Alex is shot with a .22 round, fired from a sniper rifle. That's all fine, but why .22? I accept that Anthony Horowitz may not know a great deal about firearms, but this really bugs me. A .22 is a tiny target rifle round. The only way to kill someone with it would be a point-blank shot to the heart or temple. And it's not like the Scorpia agent used a legal round to avoid detection, as Scorpia is stated to have serious firepower at their disposal, as well as the fact the weapon was concealed, which doesn't look very good.
29th Jan '12 9:19:07 AM Mertiya
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***I think it is. Granted, I know very little about the weapons involved, but it is definitely true that bones are really dense and if you get shot directly in a rib it can stop a bullet.
24th Nov '11 5:45:47 PM iroodbot
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** Yes. This is a great way to [[spoiler:cook fish. And apparently terrorists.]]
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