History Headscratchers / Gradius

22nd Jun '15 2:41:55 PM morenaxo
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** If the OVA is anything to go by, they are people whose brains were absorbed into Bacterion's.
24th Feb '15 1:59:39 AM DarkHunter
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** In canon there's currently no way whatsoever in completely deleting the Bacterian threat, and indeed, the last boss of Gradius V stated that shreads of them will be spread each time they're defeated, only to come back in exact measure of strength. With the factor of them becoming stronger through time, you get yourself a galactical version of a human body imperilled with HIV

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** In canon there's currently no way whatsoever in completely deleting the Bacterian threat, and indeed, the last boss of Gradius V stated that shreads shreds of them will be spread each time they're defeated, only to come back in exact measure of strength. With the factor of them becoming stronger through time, you get yourself a galactical galactic version of a human body imperilled imperiled with HIV
HIV.
** ''Gradius NEO'', set very far into Gradius's future, suggests that the Bacterians are eventually dealt with permanently: they're still around, but they've failed to rebuild their intelligence and are basically just animals, harmless to technologically advanced society. The new enemy is instead a human civilization (the Lars Empire) that is using old Bacterian tech as LostTechnology.
17th Mar '14 2:36:41 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part. The way I see it, two ships traveling together could've drawn the same conclusion about the enemy ships' weaknesses from the scan ("This requires two ships? Hm, this is a two-ship squad...") and then split up to destroy the ship without having to time travel to double their forces.

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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part. The way I see it, two ships traveling together (as in a 2-player game) could've drawn the same conclusion about the enemy ships' weaknesses from the scan ("This requires two ships? Hm, this is a two-ship squad...") and then split up to destroy the ship without having to time travel to double their forces.
17th Mar '14 2:35:35 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part. The way I see it, two ships traveling together could've drawn the same conclusion about the enemy ships' weaknesses and then split up to destroy the ship without having to time travel to double their forces.

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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part. The way I see it, two ships traveling together could've drawn the same conclusion about the enemy ships' weaknesses from the scan ("This requires two ships? Hm, this is a two-ship squad...") and then split up to destroy the ship without having to time travel to double their forces.
17th Mar '14 2:34:45 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part.

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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part. The way I see it, two ships traveling together could've drawn the same conclusion about the enemy ships' weaknesses and then split up to destroy the ship without having to time travel to double their forces.
17th Mar '14 2:33:36 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** Can you please clarify? You haven't addressed the "two players" part.
5th Jul '12 4:53:37 AM JudgeSpear
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* At the end of Stage 7 in ''Gradius V'', you \encounter that same battleship and time-travel back to the events of Stage 2, because the battleship can only be destroyed with two ships. This leaves players with one question: ''Gradius V'' has 2-player simultaneous play. If two players reach the end of Stage 7, [[FridgeLogic wouldn't that defeat the purpose of going back in time since there's already two ships?]]

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* At the end of Stage 7 in ''Gradius V'', you \encounter that encounter the same battleship you first encountered in Stage 2 and time-travel back to the events of Stage 2, because the battleship can only be destroyed with two ships. This leaves players with one question: ''Gradius V'' has 2-player simultaneous play. If two players reach the end of Stage 7, [[FridgeLogic wouldn't that defeat the purpose of going back in time since there's already two ships?]]
5th Jul '12 4:52:44 AM JudgeSpear
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*At the end of Stage 7 in ''Gradius V'', you \encounter that same battleship and time-travel back to the events of Stage 2, because the battleship can only be destroyed with two ships. This leaves players with one question: ''Gradius V'' has 2-player simultaneous play. If two players reach the end of Stage 7, [[FridgeLogic wouldn't that defeat the purpose of going back in time since there's already two ships?]]
** Because the battleship only appears in Stage 2, thanks to your future self teleporting it and himself. You don't actually encounter the battleship until the end of Stage 7, but you know how to destroy it due to the events from Stage 2 and the analysis of the battleship by your ship's computer at the end of Stage 7. [[FridgeBrilliance So, in a way, you have already completed the game at the end of Stage 2.]]
22nd Nov '11 3:29:55 AM DrMcNinja
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* What's the point trying to destroy the Bacterians when its a ZeroSumGame?

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* What's the point trying to destroy the Bacterians when its a ZeroSumGame?there are so many of them that it's impossible to kill them all?



** Because its ''not'' a ZeroSumGame. If it was, how could ''Gradius Gaiden'' take place in a world hundreds of years in the future where the people have forgotten what war is like?

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** Because its it's ''not'' a ZeroSumGame.worthless. If it was, how could ''Gradius Gaiden'' take place in a world hundreds of years in the future where the people have forgotten what war is like?
9th Oct '11 5:13:03 AM Cassie
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** Because in the depths of the final fortresses, we can see that Bacterians power their applications through their own abilities, meaning their very organisms themselves can provide power to whole fortresses / forces / armadas



*** The time it takes for the Bacterians to recover varies at lot depending on how damaging the defeat is.

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*** The time it takes for the Bacterians to recover varies at a lot depending on how damaging the defeat is.
** In canon there's currently no way whatsoever in completely deleting the Bacterian threat, and indeed, the last boss of Gradius V stated that shreads of them will be spread each time they're defeated, only to come back in exact measure of strength. With the factor of them becoming stronger through time, you get yourself a galactical version of a human body imperilled with HIV
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