History Headscratchers / Bokurano

26th Nov '14 4:03:15 PM Aquillion
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** Also, in the manga, there's no reason to think that humans are the "default"; worlds seem to just be paired with worlds very similar to themselves. Most sentient species might look more like Dung Beetle.
31st Oct '14 10:07:58 PM DiplomatfromPluto
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** I have a question related to the one above. In a universe that wins the fight, where the final pilot dies, one person is left to contract a new set of pilots. The dung beetle that leads the protagonists in this series made it out to be the only chance anyone had of surviving, but if the surviving pilot has to go demonstrate the game for a new group, won't they die in the new universe?
30th Sep '14 4:12:51 PM destructorn
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* If the universe loses and the koyemshi assigned to that universe gets assigned another mech and sent out to another universe, than who would be used as a demo pilot for that new universe if everyone from the old universe is dead?
26th Aug '14 2:55:34 PM burninmylight
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** In the anime, Koyemshi suggests that it's not totally random when selecting the order of pilots when Kanji berates him. Machi later confirms it when asking the remaining crew left to help her steer her chair into the selection circle. Knowing that, and knowing how much of a JerkAss Koyemshi is, he probably would have made sure the kids get selected even after contracting more pilots, just ForTheEvulz.

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** In the anime, Koyemshi suggests that it's not totally random when selecting the order of pilots when Kanji berates him. Machi later confirms it when asking the remaining crew left to help her steer her chair into the selection circle. Knowing that, and knowing how much of a JerkAss Koyemshi is, he probably would have made sure the kids get got selected even after contracting more pilots, just ForTheEvulz.
26th Aug '14 2:54:13 PM burninmylight
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** It makes sense for them to be something that doesn't appear human, from their perspective. It's a lot easier to keep up the illusion of the whole ordeal being a game to fend off the world from "aliens" if the manager is a cartoony mouse than another human. It also keeps the pilots/victims from asking the inevitable questions sooner, and realizing the horrible truth.







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**The number of battles they and their opponents face in this set-up isn't relevant and has no bearing on the outcome, other than the observing pilots gaining experience vicariously. There are no byes: each Earth has to win 15 battles no matter what.


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** In the anime, Koyemshi suggests that it's not totally random when selecting the order of pilots when Kanji berates him. Machi later confirms it when asking the remaining crew left to help her steer her chair into the selection circle. Knowing that, and knowing how much of a JerkAss Koyemshi is, he probably would have made sure the kids get selected even after contracting more pilots, just ForTheEvulz.
22nd May '14 3:53:56 PM Valiona
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** In the manga, Koyemshi mentions another possible drawback. His universe had a surplus of pilots, which led to a fair amount of strife among the group, since some people tried to run away, and others knew that their turn wouldn't necessarily come up, and desperately hoped they wouldn't get picked. It's thus possible that other problems would ensue as a result of increasing the number of pilots.
20th May '14 11:39:55 PM kasperow
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** This would not be a guaranteed way to save the kids, or the Universe for that matter. The pilot is selected randomly amongst everyone enlisted, not based on any kind of pattern. Therefore, even if several dozen soldiers enlisted, the kids might still be the ones chosen. Also, Zearth becomes stronger, the longer the pilot has left to live, and since they already had plenty of trouble with some of the later enemies, they would certainly prefer for Zearth to be as strong as possible.
20th May '14 2:39:28 PM kasperow
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*** In the manga, it's stated that when a robot is defeated, the universe that said robot belongs to and everything and everyone originating from that universe will cease to exist. No exceptions.
13th Dec '13 8:58:31 PM blacklisted
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** In the manga, its explained that the younger the pilot is, the more powerful they are. The anime doesn't seem have a rule like that or if they did, it's never explicitly shown or mentioned. It's most likely experience from watching others and innate ability.
13th Dec '13 8:56:41 PM blacklisted
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* Isn't there a very easy way to save the children from being pilots? As shown with Tanaka, Seki, and Machi, a pilot can enlist to fight even if there are already fifteen designated. In the anime, Seki is saved despite enlisting because he did not have to fight. Therefore, if fifteen willing pilots enlisted, those fifteen can fight and die while the children would have been saved. Granted, Koyemeshi is the only thing stopping them from doing so but its shown that not all of the koyemeshis are as cruel as the one they received and probably would have allowed this.
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