History Headscratchers / BattleRoyale

2nd Aug '16 11:22:07 PM BrandonService
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*** Calling it Pro-taliban is stretching it. Sure, they appears to be ending up in Afganistan, but where else to run when you a pinned as a terrorist organisation by one of the major military powers, thats not affraid to use it? I see it as lesser of two evils

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*** Calling it Pro-taliban Pro-Taliban is stretching it. Sure, they appears to be ending up in Afganistan, but where else is there to run when you a are pinned as a terrorist organisation organization by one of the major military powers, thats that's not affraid afraid to use it? that power? I see it as lesser of two evilsevils.
13th Jan '16 6:36:23 AM profviral
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* In the manga, what exactly was up with Kiriyama's reactions to Mitsuko's Magic Emily ring? Did it have to do with all the stuff Mitsuko in her delirium touching a nerve deep down in his subconscious? Or was it something LostInTranslation?

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* In the manga, what exactly was up with Kiriyama's reactions to Mitsuko's Magic Emily ring? Did it have to do with all the stuff Mitsuko saying in her delirium touching a nerve deep down in his subconscious? Or was it something LostInTranslation?
13th Jan '16 6:35:10 AM profviral
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** They don't care, at all, about killing innocent law abiding citizens. The entire purpose of the game is to show people that you can't trust anybody. This prevents people from starting a rebellion against the government. They likely don't particularly care about regular street level crime.

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** They don't care, at all, about killing innocent law abiding citizens. The entire purpose of the game is to show people that you can't trust anybody. This prevents people from starting a rebellion against the government. They likely don't particularly care about regular street level crime.crime.
* In the manga, what exactly was up with Kiriyama's reactions to Mitsuko's Magic Emily ring? Did it have to do with all the stuff Mitsuko in her delirium touching a nerve deep down in his subconscious? Or was it something LostInTranslation?
23rd Sep '15 6:44:34 AM SeanRenaud
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* The fact that they're putting in classes of students and having them kill each other. Aside from the fact that this could likely lead to the killing of innocent (or at least law-abiding) kids for scare tactics seems silly, when they could just round up any delinquents they could find or know about and have them fight instead. If anything, that'd probably be an even bigger deterrent for criminal activity.

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* The fact that they're putting in classes of students and having them kill each other. Aside from the fact that this could likely lead to the killing of innocent (or at least law-abiding) kids for scare tactics seems silly, when they could just round up any delinquents they could find or know about and have them fight instead. If anything, that'd probably be an even bigger deterrent for criminal activity.activity.
** They don't care, at all, about killing innocent law abiding citizens. The entire purpose of the game is to show people that you can't trust anybody. This prevents people from starting a rebellion against the government. They likely don't particularly care about regular street level crime.
21st Sep '15 4:28:37 AM MissRatbat
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** In the film, they cover the mikes with their hands during their discussion.
2nd Jul '15 8:25:43 PM GordyTepig
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** I believe that was [[spoiler:a charade. Remember Shogo had to prevent the ones in charge from figuring out his scheme for as long as possible, and they were almost certainly monitoring the bus. A "Just As Planned" smirk(or even showing no reaction) would have been too suspicious.]]

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** I believe that was [[spoiler:a charade. Remember Shogo had to prevent the ones in charge from figuring out his scheme for as long as possible, and they were almost certainly monitoring the bus. A "Just As Planned" smirk(or even showing no reaction) would have been too suspicious.]]]]
* The fact that they're putting in classes of students and having them kill each other. Aside from the fact that this could likely lead to the killing of innocent (or at least law-abiding) kids for scare tactics seems silly, when they could just round up any delinquents they could find or know about and have them fight instead. If anything, that'd probably be an even bigger deterrent for criminal activity.
25th Jan '15 1:01:15 PM ikoke
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* During the bus trip, Shogo is shown to look shocked and tries to open a window before he falls asleep, too. [[spoiler: But that doesn't make sense! Shogo hacked into the databank, learned which school was going to be picked next and deliberatly put himself into that school and class, to try to bring The Program down and kill the people responsible for it. If that was his plan all along, why does he look shocked or even try to avoid being recruited?]]

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* During the bus trip, Shogo is shown to look shocked and tries to open a window before he falls asleep, too. [[spoiler: But that doesn't make sense! Shogo hacked into the databank, learned which school was going to be picked next and deliberatly put himself into that school and class, to try to bring The Program down and kill the people responsible for it. If that was his plan all along, why does he look shocked or even try to avoid being recruited?]]recruited?]]
** I believe that was [[spoiler:a charade. Remember Shogo had to prevent the ones in charge from figuring out his scheme for as long as possible, and they were almost certainly monitoring the bus. A "Just As Planned" smirk(or even showing no reaction) would have been too suspicious.]]
22nd Dec '14 7:47:06 AM iwishihad2000feet
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** While I could've been more specific (my bad), the difference between 'aiming' and 'shooting' in our context is semantic. I mention marksmanship issues - aiming points, shooting conditions, training, and zeroing. Also, unless you're up against a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest, aiming for centre of mass is your best shot at incapacitating your opponent. It is a large target and offers the best chance of hitting the central nervous system and major organs. Furthermore, even if you miss dead centre, you may still tag the target somewhere, and there is no 'safe' place to shoot someone. Marines and soldiers may not agree on many things, but I'd hazard a guess that this is one of them. XD That said, you make an excellent argument about Kiriyama (a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest) and I concede on that point. I should've thought about it from that angle.

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** While I could've been more specific (my bad), the difference between 'aiming' and 'shooting' in our context is semantic. The issues I mention raised all pertained to marksmanship issues - aiming points, shooting conditions, training, and zeroing. Also, unless you're up against a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest, aiming for centre of mass is your best shot at incapacitating your opponent. It is a large target and offers the best chance of hitting the central nervous system and major organs. Furthermore, even if you miss dead centre, you may still tag the target somewhere, and there is no 'safe' place to shoot someone. Marines and soldiers may not agree on many things, but I'd hazard a guess that this is one of them. XD That said, you make an excellent argument about Kiriyama (a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest) and I concede on that point. I should've thought about it from that angle.
21st Dec '14 7:41:48 PM iwishihad2000feet
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** While I could've been more specific (my bad), the difference between 'aiming' and 'shooting' in our context is semantic. I mention marksmanship issues - aiming points, shooting conditions, training, and zeroing. Also, unless you're up against a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest, aiming for centre of mass is your best shot at incapacitating your opponent. It is a large target and offers the best chance of hitting the central nervous system and major organs. Furthermore, even if you miss dead centre, you may still tag the target somewhere, and there is no 'safe' place to shoot someone. Marines and soldiers may not agree on many things, but I'd hazard a guess that this is one of them. XD That said, you make an excellent argument about Kiriyama and I concede on that point. I should've thought about it from that angle.

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** While I could've been more specific (my bad), the difference between 'aiming' and 'shooting' in our context is semantic. I mention marksmanship issues - aiming points, shooting conditions, training, and zeroing. Also, unless you're up against a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest, aiming for centre of mass is your best shot at incapacitating your opponent. It is a large target and offers the best chance of hitting the central nervous system and major organs. Furthermore, even if you miss dead centre, you may still tag the target somewhere, and there is no 'safe' place to shoot someone. Marines and soldiers may not agree on many things, but I'd hazard a guess that this is one of them. XD That said, you make an excellent argument about Kiriyama (a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest) and I concede on that point. I should've thought about it from that angle.
21st Dec '14 7:39:26 PM iwishihad2000feet
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** While I could've been more specific (my bad), the difference between 'aiming' and 'shooting' in our context is semantic. I mention marksmanship issues - aiming points, shooting conditions, training, and zeroing. Also, unless you're up against a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest, aiming for centre of mass produces the most successfully downed targets. I know marines and soldiers don't agree on many things. But I'd hazard a guess that marksmanship being harder than telly makes it look is one of them. XD That said, you make an excellent argument about Kiriyama and I concede on that point. I should've thought about it from that angle.

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** While I could've been more specific (my bad), the difference between 'aiming' and 'shooting' in our context is semantic. I mention marksmanship issues - aiming points, shooting conditions, training, and zeroing. Also, unless you're up against a nigh-unstoppable killing machine wearing a Hollywood bulletproof vest, aiming for centre of mass produces is your best shot at incapacitating your opponent. It is a large target and offers the most successfully downed targets. I know marines best chance of hitting the central nervous system and major organs. Furthermore, even if you miss dead centre, you may still tag the target somewhere, and there is no 'safe' place to shoot someone. Marines and soldiers don't may not agree on many things. But things, but I'd hazard a guess that marksmanship being harder than telly makes it look this is one of them. XD That said, you make an excellent argument about Kiriyama and I concede on that point. I should've thought about it from that angle.
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