History Headscratchers / Durarara

29th Dec '15 6:03:50 PM nombretomado
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** It also kinda helps he's basically the Durarara equivalent to [[{{Slayers}} Xellos]]. True, he can be a backstabbing troll, but as long as you and he have a mutual gain to exploit by your association, he can be a very valuable ally, so much you go out your way to keep him as such, even knowing his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder tendencies.
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** It also kinda helps he's basically the Durarara equivalent to [[{{Slayers}} [[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Xellos]]. True, he can be a backstabbing troll, but as long as you and he have a mutual gain to exploit by your association, he can be a very valuable ally, so much you go out your way to keep him as such, even knowing his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder tendencies.
27th Dec '15 8:34:28 PM NothingUnusualHere
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[[folder:Magenta's suicide attempt]] * How could Magenta-chan lose a shoe when she jumped from the building? It's a leather boot! They're normally hard to remove and falling from that height isn't even pushing enough to lose an ankle-cut shoe. ** It's probably an animation error.
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[[folder:Magenta's suicide attempt]] * How could Magenta-chan lose a shoe when she jumped from the building? It's a leather boot! They're normally hard to remove and falling from that height isn't even pushing enough to lose an ankle-cut shoe. ** It's probably an animation error.

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[[folder:Magenta's suicide attempt]] Suicide Attempt]] * How could Magenta-chan lose a shoe when she jumped from the building? It's a leather boot! They're normally hard to remove and falling from that height isn't even pushing enough to lose an ankle-cut shoe. ** It's probably an animation error.error. [[/folder]]
6th Sep '15 8:22:24 AM blackberry919
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** Izaya holds the belief that only humans can kill monsters, so by killing Shizuo (a monster in his eyes) he thinks he might feel more human.

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** Probably an animation error

** Masaomi's parents are really lenient and don't seem to mind. [[/folder]]
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** Masaomi's parents are really lenient and don't seem to mind. [[/folder]] mind. We meet Mikado's parents at the end of volume 13, Izaya's parents are abroad and we never meet Shizuo's parents.

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**It's probably an animation error.
6th Sep '15 8:11:18 AM blackberry919
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**First off, people who haven't read the light novels but have read spoilers don't know what Aoba looks like, just that he's important. Second, if you were Aoba and saw Mikado in a train station would you just randomly reveal you know who he is? (But yeah, considering that kids personality it is kind of weird if you know about Aoba's part)
15th Jun '15 7:46:22 AM blackberry919
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** Izaya told him and we see Mikado's dark side later

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**Masaomi's parents are really lenient and don't seem to mind.
26th Jan '15 5:36:31 AM Unityd3v
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[[folder:Damn You Muscle Memory]] * When Celty rescued [[spoiler: Sonohara]] from Yellow Scarves, one of them throws an iron bar to them and [[spoiler: Anri cuts them in half, effectively revealing her status as the Slasher, causing much trouble]]. Why couldn't she just block it with her arm like she did few episodes ago? Did she really have to risk revealing her identity like that? ** In the novel, the narrative says that she did it without thinking. That is, by reflex. ** Oh, really? Summoning a blade is more instinctive than just blocking it with her arm?! Reflex does not work that way. ** Well, considering [[EmpathicWeapon what the sword in question is...]] ** Remember a few episodes back when she was attacked by a [[spoiler: fake host of Saika]]? She managed to block it with her arm, you know. ** Yeah, but consider this: as much as Anri says that she doesn't understand love, it's obvious that she has affection for various people, Celty being among them. Those times she blocked with her arm, Anri herself was the only one threatened, and she doesn't think she's worth anything, so her reaction was a sensible defense. When the bar is thrown at her and Celty, she registers it as an attack against someone she has a connection with, and she overcompensates.
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[[folder:Damn You Muscle Memory]] [[folder:Magenta's suicide attempt]] * When Celty rescued [[spoiler: Sonohara]] from Yellow Scarves, one of them throws an iron bar to them and [[spoiler: Anri cuts them in half, effectively revealing her status as the Slasher, causing much trouble]]. Why couldn't she just block it with her arm like she did few episodes ago? Did she really have to risk revealing her identity like that? ** In the novel, the narrative says that she did it without thinking. That is, by reflex. ** Oh, really? Summoning How could Magenta-chan lose a blade is more instinctive than just blocking it with her arm?! Reflex does not work that way. ** Well, considering [[EmpathicWeapon what the sword in question is...]] ** Remember a few episodes back shoe when she was attacked by jumped from the building? It's a [[spoiler: fake host of Saika]]? She managed leather boot! They're normally hard to block it with her arm, you know. ** Yeah, but consider this: as much as Anri says remove and falling from that she doesn't understand love, it's obvious that she has affection for various people, Celty being among them. Those times she blocked with her arm, Anri herself was the only one threatened, and she doesn't think she's worth anything, so her reaction was a sensible defense. When the bar is thrown at her and Celty, she registers it as height isn't even pushing enough to lose an attack against someone she has a connection with, and she overcompensates. ankle-cut shoe.

[[folder:Avoiding Izaya]] * Why do Kida and Mikado keep talking to Izaya at all? Don't they realize that asking and getting help from him pretty much equals drinking sea-water? ** As manipulative as Izaya is, he's still the most resourceful person to talk to. Come to think of it, I don't recall him lying to people face-to-face. What he does online doesn't count. ** It also kinda helps he's basically the Durarara equivalent to [[{{Slayers}} Xellos]]. True, he can be a backstabbing troll, but as long as you and he have a mutual gain to exploit by your association, he can be a very valuable ally, so much you go out your way to keep him as such, even knowing his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder tendencies. [[/folder]] [[folder:Magenta's suicide attempt]] * How could Magenta-chan lose a shoe when she jumped from the building? It's a leather boot! They're normally hard to remove and falling from that height isn't even pushing enough to lose an ankle-cut shoe. [[/folder]]
7th Nov '14 8:33:58 AM Mau
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[[/folder]] [[folder:Damn You Muscle Memory]] * When Celty rescued [[spoiler: Sonohara]] from Yellow Scarves, one of them throws an iron bar to them and [[spoiler: Anri cuts them in half, effectively revealing her status as the Slasher, causing much trouble]]. Why couldn't she just block it with her arm like she did few episodes ago? Did she really have to risk revealing her identity like that? ** In the novel, the narrative says that she did it without thinking. That is, by reflex. ** Oh, really? Summoning a blade is more instinctive than just blocking it with her arm?! Reflex does not work that way. ** Well, considering [[EmpathicWeapon what the sword in question is...]] ** Remember a few episodes back when she was attacked by a [[spoiler: fake host of Saika]]? She managed to block it with her arm, you know. ** Yeah, but consider this: as much as Anri says that she doesn't understand love, it's obvious that she has affection for various people, Celty being among them. Those times she blocked with her arm, Anri herself was the only one threatened, and she doesn't think she's worth anything, so her reaction was a sensible defense. When the bar is thrown at her and Celty, she registers it as an attack against someone she has a connection with, and she overcompensates. [[/folder]] [[folder:Avoiding Izaya]] * Why do Kida and Mikado keep talking to Izaya at all? Don't they realize that asking and getting help from him pretty much equals drinking sea-water? ** As manipulative as Izaya is, he's still the most resourceful person to talk to. Come to think of it, I don't recall him lying to people face-to-face. What he does online doesn't count. ** It also kinda helps he's basically the Durarara equivalent to [[{{Slayers}} Xellos]]. True, he can be a backstabbing troll, but as long as you and he have a mutual gain to exploit by your association, he can be a very valuable ally, so much you go out your way to keep him as such, even knowing his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder tendencies. [[/folder]] [[folder:Magenta's suicide attempt]] * How could Magenta-chan lose a shoe when she jumped from the building? It's a leather boot! They're normally hard to remove and falling from that height isn't even pushing enough to lose an ankle-cut shoe. [[/folder]]
22nd Oct '14 8:36:32 AM Discar
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*** Word of God says it's just a nonsense word that the author came up with it on the spot. *** Just to clarify things a little: ''DRRR!!'' '''should''' be the proper romanized title, given that Narita decided the title the last minute after hearing someone flip through the pages of a book. Since symbols (letters) are made out of ''sounds'' in Japan, it would sound like デュラララ (lit. ''durarara''). In the west, however, it should be romanized as ''drr''[rrr]. It's even written as such in the second opening credits where all of the names are spelled in English. Durarara, however, is decidedly catchier and easier to say.
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*** ** Word of God says it's just a nonsense word that the author came up with it on the spot. *** ** Just to clarify things a little: ''DRRR!!'' '''should''' be the proper romanized title, given that Narita decided the title the last minute after hearing someone flip through the pages of a book. Since symbols (letters) are made out of ''sounds'' in Japan, it would sound like デュラララ (lit. ''durarara''). In the west, however, it should be romanized as ''drr''[rrr]. It's even written as such in the second opening credits where all of the names are spelled in English. Durarara, however, is decidedly catchier and easier to say.

*** Word of God says it's just a nonsense word that the author came up with it on the spot. *** Just to clarify things a little: ''DRRR!!'' '''should''' be the proper romanized title, given that Narita decided the title the last minute after hearing someone flip through the pages of a book. Since symbols (letters) are made out of ''sounds'' in Japan, it would sound like デュラララ (lit. ''durarara''). In the west, however, it should be romanized as ''drr''[rrr]. It's even written as such in the second opening credits where all of the names are spelled in English. Durarara, however, is decidedly catchier and easier to say. [[/folder]] [[folder:Izaya's Motive]]

*** Yup, Izaya doesn't have that much authority outside of the city, since his information network is just limited to that one place. He's only god inside the city, and just a 'normal' person outside.
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*** ** Yup, Izaya doesn't have that much authority outside of the city, since his information network is just limited to that one place. He's only god inside the city, and just a 'normal' person outside. [[/folder]] [[folder:Damn You Muscle Memory]]

*** Well, considering [[EmpathicWeapon what the sword in question is...]] *** Remember a few episodes back when she was attacked by a [[spoiler: fake host of Saika]]? She managed to block it with her arm, you know. *** Yeah, but consider this: as much as Anri says that she doesn't understand love, it's obvious that she has affection for various people, Celty being among them. Those times she blocked with her arm, Anri herself was the only one threatened, and she doesn't think she's worth anything, so her reaction was a sensible defense. When the bar is thrown at her and Celty, she registers it as an attack against someone she has a connection with, and she overcompensates.
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*** ** Well, considering [[EmpathicWeapon what the sword in question is...]] *** ** Remember a few episodes back when she was attacked by a [[spoiler: fake host of Saika]]? She managed to block it with her arm, you know. *** ** Yeah, but consider this: as much as Anri says that she doesn't understand love, it's obvious that she has affection for various people, Celty being among them. Those times she blocked with her arm, Anri herself was the only one threatened, and she doesn't think she's worth anything, so her reaction was a sensible defense. When the bar is thrown at her and Celty, she registers it as an attack against someone she has a connection with, and she overcompensates. [[/folder]] [[folder:Avoiding Izaya]]

*** Well, considering [[EmpathicWeapon what the sword in question is...]] *** Remember a few episodes back when she was attacked by a [[spoiler: fake host of Saika]]? She managed to block it with her arm, you know. *** Yeah, but consider this: as much as Anri says that she doesn't understand love, it's obvious that she has affection for various people, Celty being among them. Those times she blocked with her arm, Anri herself was the only one threatened, and she doesn't think she's worth anything, so her reaction was a sensible defense. When the bar is thrown at her and Celty, she registers it as an attack against someone she has a connection with, and she overcompensates. [[/folder]] [[folder:Celty Talking]]

*** Actually, although the door wasn't open very far, he was quite obviously peeking in a bit through it. I do like the idea of her using text as a means to insert her thoughts into others' minds. Like a reverse [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Archive]].
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*** ** Actually, although the door wasn't open very far, he was quite obviously peeking in a bit through it. I do like the idea of her using text as a means to insert her thoughts into others' minds. Like a reverse [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Archive]].

*** Actually, although [[/folder]] [[folder:Boy at the door wasn't open very far, he was quite obviously peeking in a bit through it. I do like end of the idea of her using text as a means to insert her thoughts into others' minds. Like a reverse [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Archive]].OVA]]

*** Actually, although the door wasn't open very far, he was quite obviously peeking in a bit through it. I do like the idea of her using text as a means to insert her thoughts into others' minds. Like a reverse [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Archive]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Izaya and Norse Mythology]]

*** Because he enjoys messing with Shizuo so much?
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*** ** Because he enjoys messing with Shizuo so much?much? [[/folder]] [[folder:Saika Infecting People]]

*** Because he enjoys messing with Shizuo so much? [[/folder]] [[folder:Police After Celty]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill.
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*** ** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill.

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Celty's Helmet]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Kida's Hair]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Gangs]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Scythe]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fireworks Kid]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Kanji]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Niekawa]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Orihara Parents]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Izaya's school uniform]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Possession of Celty's Head]]

*** I think that's the point - the traffic cop in question is crazy devoted to his job and, as far as he's concerned, bringing in a repeat offender who keeps breaking the laws he's bound to uphold is worth the overkill. [[/folder]] [[folder:Seiji and Celty]]

* Why did Kida agree to work for Izaya? I suppose he needed some money desperately but still after everything Izaya had done to him and his girlfriend, shouldn’t he know better?
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* Why did Kida agree to work for Izaya? I suppose he needed some money desperately but still after everything Izaya had done to him and his girlfriend, shouldn’t he know better? [[/folder]] [[folder:Saburo left out]]

*** But this isn't even about him being a ButtMonkey. He's a part of the van gang, but doesn't appear in nearly as many scenes as the others, he doesn't do much compared to the others, and the worst instance is in the van gang's introduction in the video game where not only does he not speak, you only know he's there in the scene when they cut to an art still and show his ''back'' in the corner. At this point, I consider him nothing more than an AdvertisedExtra. *** I just kind of figured he was there for some light-hearted humor. There's so much going on in this series, and what with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all the characters]] with heavy, mysterious, or dark pasts and presents, it's just nice to have someone whom you can't be suspicious or weary of.
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*** ** But this isn't even about him being a ButtMonkey. He's a part of the van gang, but doesn't appear in nearly as many scenes as the others, he doesn't do much compared to the others, and the worst instance is in the van gang's introduction in the video game where not only does he not speak, you only know he's there in the scene when they cut to an art still and show his ''back'' in the corner. At this point, I consider him nothing more than an AdvertisedExtra. *** ** I just kind of figured he was there for some light-hearted humor. There's so much going on in this series, and what with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all the characters]] with heavy, mysterious, or dark pasts and presents, it's just nice to have someone whom you can't be suspicious or weary of.of. [[/folder]] [[folder:Takashi and Haruna]]

* When rescuing Kazutuano (sp?), Togusa is outside of his van with Kazutuano, seeing if he's okay. When we cut to the van chasing the kidnappers, [i]Togusa is driving the van. How can he be driving when he wasn't in the driver's seat two seconds ago?[/i]
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[[/folder]] [[folder:Driving]] * When rescuing Kazutuano (sp?), Togusa is outside of his van with Kazutuano, seeing if he's okay. When we cut to the van chasing the kidnappers, [i]Togusa Togusa is driving the van. How can he be driving when he wasn't in the driver's seat two seconds ago?[/i]ago? [[/folder]] [[folder:Leader of the Dollars]]

* When rescuing Kazutuano (sp?), Togusa is outside of his van with Kazutuano, seeing if he's okay. When we cut to the van chasing the kidnappers, [i]Togusa is driving the van. How can he be driving when he wasn't in the driver's seat two seconds ago?[/i] [[/folder]] [[folder:Parents]]

** Well, Mikado is from a small town and moved to the city for school, so they're not supposed to be around. Izaya and Shizuo are adults, so they don't need to interact with their parents much, and Izaya in particular seems dismissive of his. Kida's are the only ones that it would make sense to see (you'd think they'd wonder why their son dropped out of school and ran off with a girl).
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** Well, Mikado is from a small town and moved to the city for school, so they're not supposed to be around. Izaya and Shizuo are adults, so they don't need to interact with their parents much, and Izaya in particular seems dismissive of his. Kida's are the only ones that it would make sense to see (you'd think they'd wonder why their son dropped out of school and ran off with a girl).girl). [[/folder]]
22nd Oct '14 8:28:22 AM Discar
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** Well, Mikado is from a small town and moved to the city for school, so they're not supposed to be around. Izaya and Shizuo are adults, so they don't need to interact with their parents much, and Izaya in particular seems dismissive of his. Kida's are the only ones that it would make sense to see (you'd think they'd wonder why their son dropped out of school and ran off with a girl).
25th May '14 12:19:14 PM Higurashiblood98
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* When rescuing Kazutuano (sp?), Togusa is outside of his van with Kazutuano, seeing if he's okay. When we cut to the van chasing the kidnappers, [i]Togusa is driving the van. How can he be driving when he wasn't in the driver's seat two seconds ago?[/i]
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* When rescuing Kazutuano (sp?), Togusa is outside of his van with Kazutuano, seeing if he's okay. When we cut to the van chasing the kidnappers, [i]Togusa is driving the van. How can he be driving when he wasn't in the driver's seat two seconds ago?[/i]ago?[/i] * I was reading the light novels and I was confused about one thing: Mikado never told Kida he was the Dollars leader and really no one other than Namie and Izaya know that he's the leader, so who told Kida Mikado was the leader and when did he learn that he was? Mikado doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would easily slip up and give away his secrets. Also, why does the anime hide Boss!Kado so much? I want to see the darker side of him but they always show him as the pseudo-wimp he's not which is irritating. *Where exactly are Mikado's, Kida's, Izaya's and Shizuo's parents? It would be interesting to see what they're like and if they're as interesting as their children are.
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