History Headscratchers / JudgeDredd

28th Sep '16 11:16:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Rico replaces the DNA sample being used to clone new Judges with his own, declaring with scenery-chewing glee that the resulting army will be just as crazy as him. What he doesn't seem to realize is that ''he was cloned from the exact same DNA that was already there''. He and Dredd are both clones from an earlier phase of the project, and they both have the same DNA, an important plot point that explains how Rico is able to frame Dredd for murder earlier. Rico just replaced the existing DNA with an exact copy. Given the quality of the movie as a whole, the writers might have realized this and [[TheyJustDidntCare just not bothered to change it]].

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* Rico replaces the DNA sample being used to clone new Judges with his own, declaring with scenery-chewing glee that the resulting army will be just as crazy as him. What he doesn't seem to realize is that ''he was cloned from the exact same DNA that was already there''. He and Dredd are both clones from an earlier phase of the project, and they both have the same DNA, an important plot point that explains how Rico is able to frame Dredd for murder earlier. Rico just replaced the existing DNA with an exact copy. Given the quality of the movie as a whole, the writers might have realized this and [[TheyJustDidntCare just not bothered to change it]].
29th Jul '16 9:50:57 AM CynicalBastardo
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** This one's actually an in universe example of TechnologyMarchesOn. The Mark I Lawgiver's pistol grip was actually fitted with small needles that took a blood sample and did a DNA check. While painless, it would leave the user's palm with noticeable pinpricks over time. This becomes a plot point during "Dust To Dust" when Rico and Koburn find the remnants of some raiders who had been attacking Big Meg facilities in the Cursed Earth who have these pinpricks on their palms. Each city's Lawgiver had a specific pattern. Turns out that Texas City still issues the Mark I.
16th May '16 11:30:34 AM CynicalBastardo
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** It's worth noting that in "Closet", the [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer much publicised]] Dredd fetish club is not arrested for any perverse sexual practice, but for [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer Jimping]].



* How could the huge cyborg mutant sneak up to Judge Fargo to stab him?

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* How could the huge cyborg mutant sneak up to Judge Fargo to stab him?him?
* Which genius decided to partner Hershey up with a [[NewMeat rookie judge]]? Dredd outright states that she's only been on the streets a year herself and is inexperienced herself.
29th Apr '16 4:28:59 PM SilentStranger
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** Likely the same as almost every other crime, Iso-Cube imprisonment. Death is only for criminals found guilty of enormous crimes, like Judge Kraken and Silver being executed for their actions in Necropolis.



** The problem is that the Judge system isnt actually intended to represent Law or Justice, but to bring something resembling stability to an enormously chaotic environment. Remember, the Judges were given absolute power because the civilian authorities had failed so badly that they had basically caused the apocalypse.




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** Walter's speech impediment is selective, sometimes he DOES pronounce R's correctly.
22nd Mar '16 7:51:49 AM Tightwire
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* What is the penalty for crimes of a sexually perverse nature?
7th Jan '16 9:48:13 AM DrImpossible
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***** But if Rico's DNA is mutated, how could it have been pinged for Dredd's non-mutated DNA without deliberately tampering with evidence (which, again, is never suggested to have been done here)?
7th Jan '16 8:47:44 AM DrImpossible
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** Space. Don't forget, Judge Dredd comics might be focused on Mega-City-One, and the rest of the Mega-Cities to a lesser extent, but they also share a universe with Strontium Dog and several other interstellar comics, depicting an almost endless array of other solar systems full of habitable planets.
7th Jan '16 8:43:34 AM DrImpossible
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*** Except that is {{Artistic License Economics}}. Crime is inherently disruptive to an capitalist economy. A black market has no regulation to ensure stability and is far too chaotic to support an economy, not to mention the constant risk of doing business. And since all transactions occur without transparency or oversight, the currency is harmed by all trade. Taxing automated businesses to pay for welfare makes at least a little sense since customers need money to buy products and support a market.
2nd Nov '15 8:15:22 AM Gess
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** Smart bullets.

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** Smart bullets.bullets.
* How could the huge cyborg mutant sneak up to Judge Fargo to stab him?
12th Feb '15 9:35:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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** One story had giant mutant tapeworms that have eaten growth hormones run amok in the city. After Dredd kills them, he suggests turning them into burgers instead of simply destroying them.
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