History Headscratchers / CowboyBebop

6th Nov '17 9:12:07 AM Raveled
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*** Interplanetary travel, not interstellar travel, and by all accounts the Gate Corporation 'does' have such a monopoly. As for not upgrading their security in 50 years, that's the point. Hex brought up this security flaw to his superiors when he was employed by the company and they brushed him off. He's betting that, 50 years later, they're still the same apathetic, money-grubbing assholes that they were when he was working there. It's why the trope AssholeVictim exists.
17th Sep '17 7:55:52 AM DivergentClowder
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* "Jupiter Jazz:" Aside from all of the other Gren-related "headscratchers" and spoilers... at the end, we see a falling star. The Wise Magical Native American Guru dude says something like [[spoiler: "it's the soul of a fallen warrior - a pitiful soul, who could not find its way to the lofty realm that awaits us all."]] This originally was a Tearjerking Player Punch to this Troper, who finds [[spoiler: Gren's death]] painful enough without being told [[spoiler: he]] is a [[spoiler: "pitiful soul"]] who doesn't even deserve /heaven/, or something. But then, remember, someone else [[spoiler: died in that episode; Spike's old friend and Vicious' henchman, whose name escapes me.]] So then, which "fallen warrior" did this refer to? ... Either way, it pretty much sucks, and brings us back to the insistent theory that [[spoiler: even wise Magical Indian witch-doctors can be wrong, and Gren DID deserve to go to heaven or wherever, DAMMIT.]]

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* "Jupiter Jazz:" Aside from all of the other Gren-related "headscratchers" and spoilers... at the end, we see a falling star. The Wise Magical Native American Guru dude says something like [[spoiler: "it's the soul of a fallen warrior - a pitiful soul, who could not find its way to the lofty realm that awaits us all."]] This originally was a Tearjerking Player Punch to this Troper, who finds [[spoiler: Gren's death]] painful enough without being told [[spoiler: he]] is a [[spoiler: "pitiful soul"]] who doesn't even deserve /heaven/, or something. But then, remember, someone else [[spoiler: died in that episode; Spike's old friend and Vicious' henchman, whose name escapes me.Lin.]] So then, which "fallen warrior" did this refer to? ... Either way, it pretty much sucks, and brings us back to the insistent theory that [[spoiler: even wise Magical Indian witch-doctors can be wrong, and Gren DID deserve to go to heaven or wherever, DAMMIT.]]
7th Sep '17 10:05:18 PM JBsteeple
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*** Betamax lived on in Japan quite a bit longer than anywhere else (plus it lived as a studio format because of it's higher quality)

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*** Faye was stated to have been 20 years old at the time of the Gate accident, and had been in Cryo for 54 years before she was revived, in 2068. That makes her born in 1994, the video taped in 2004 and her accident in 2014. Betamax was much longer lived on in Japan quite a bit longer than anywhere else (plus it lived as a studio format because of it's higher quality)in the west. Betamax was fairly popular for years, and in fact Sony didn't stop manufacturing Betamax players until 2002 and tapes until 2015!
27th May '17 3:25:55 PM nombretomado
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*** Wait, but if we apply {{Viewtiful Joe}} Slow-Mo and FF physics theory, then the fall would've had been a bazillion times worse as the impact waves stay around for longer!

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*** Wait, but if we apply {{Viewtiful VideoGame/{{Viewtiful Joe}} Slow-Mo and FF physics theory, then the fall would've had been a bazillion times worse as the impact waves stay around for longer!
24th Apr '17 8:42:32 PM Atha
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**** However Cosmonaut's pistols were still intended to be used only on land-and for their normal purposes rather than as a way of emergency propulsion. While NASA landed its astronauts in the ocean, Cosmonauts landed on dry land in the wilderness, leaving them potentially vulnerable to wild animals until they were picked up. Having a gun meant they could protect themselves if attacked, in addition to acting as a signal to their location.
15th Jan '17 11:02:01 AM DustSnitch
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* The series is generally realistic is its violence and the results of which upon the human body (I.E. despite being cool and {{Badass}}, Spike still gets shot and cut all the time and suffers somewhat realistic physical damage to himself because of it, requiring recuperation). How then, after getting thrown backwards and upside down out of a church window which must have been somewhere between 50-150 feet off the ground, and landing most likely head-first upon stone/concrete, on the middle of a staircase no less, does he just get wrapped up in big band-aids, lie around for a week, and then is right as rain. And this was in one of the most serious episodes in the show no less.

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* The series is generally realistic is its violence and the results of which upon the human body (I.E. despite being cool and {{Badass}}, badass, Spike still gets shot and cut all the time and suffers somewhat realistic physical damage to himself because of it, requiring recuperation). How then, after getting thrown backwards and upside down out of a church window which must have been somewhere between 50-150 feet off the ground, and landing most likely head-first upon stone/concrete, on the middle of a staircase no less, does he just get wrapped up in big band-aids, lie around for a week, and then is right as rain. And this was in one of the most serious episodes in the show no less.
25th Oct '16 12:52:57 PM Contrafour
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*** Word of God seems to be that MPU is indeed downloaded from the satellite to Ed's computer.
19th Oct '16 5:48:54 PM Contrafour
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--->'''Jet:''' I wonder why we gave him away?\\

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--->'''Jet:''' I wonder why we gave him away?\\away?


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** In fairness, Waltz for Venus had Faye also shoot guns out of five mens' hands in quick succession.


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** It may be a moot point anyway, since official sources have avoided confirming that that even ''is'' her given name.
16th Oct '16 11:10:03 AM Contrafour
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*** This is ''mostly'' an issue with the dub- in Japanese, the shopkeeper offers 200 woolongs- still not what you'd expect today, but she's probably looking to resell for a profit, and we don't know what post-Gate accident canine demographics look like.



--->'''Jet:''' I wonder why we gave him away?\\



** The 'frying' is probably a remnant of Dai Sato's original draft- apparently twice as long as it should've been and later adapted into a novel. Incidentally, the fusing brains thing isn't far off that version.



*** WordOfGod is that Chinese and English are the standard 'official languages', though others are clearly still spoken.



*** Nope, sorry, wrong. This is a myth perpetuated by Nasa "survival tests" from the 1970's. NASA never actually gave anyone pistols because the risk of catestrophic accident was just too high.

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*** Nope, sorry, wrong. This is a myth perpetuated by Nasa "survival tests" from the 1970's. NASA never actually gave anyone pistols because the risk of catestrophic catastrophic accident was just too high.
13th Sep '16 9:48:23 PM RoadWarriorTez
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** I'm pretty sure the program itself was with the bad guys, the chip is worthless without it.

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** I'm pretty sure the program itself was with the bad guys, the chip is worthless without it.it.
* Does no one else think that Spike is wrong for what he did to Vicious? It seems like they were friends and Spike backstabbed him like that. It's not like they could claim Spike has the moral highground since they were both in The Syndicate. Yes, Vicious is an evil bastard but Spike kinda has it coming.
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