History Headscratchers / LiloAndStitch

19th Jul '17 7:23:06 PM LaymanX
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* Also in Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch, around the end, Stitch's plane crashes on a random mountain and Lilo rides her hover car there. For no reason at all, the recovery pad to heal Stitch is already there when she arrives. Why?
11th Jul '17 1:02:51 AM Omnigeek6
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** First, that's an animal shelter, not a pet store. Second, the reason he didn't talk much to her after that first "Hi!" was that he is supposed to be a dog. Dogs cannot intelligibly speak to humans. He was going to talk in front of Nani and the rescue lady to prove Lilo right, but he stopped himself before doing so when the rescue lady said that dogs don't talk, and he didn't want to blow his cover and cause the two human adults to completely freak out. It was not until after his cover was blown to Nani when he decided to drop the act and speak (at least to her, David, and Cobra, alongside Lilo; he still has to put up the act in front the general public, however).

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** First, that's an animal shelter, not a pet store. Second, the reason he didn't talk much to her after that first "Hi!" was that he is supposed to be a dog. Dogs cannot intelligibly speak to humans. He was going to talk in front of Nani and the rescue lady to prove Lilo right, but he stopped himself before doing so when the rescue lady said that dogs don't talk, and he didn't want to blow his cover and cause the two human adults to completely freak out. It was not until after his cover was blown to Nani when he decided to drop the act and speak (at least to her, David, and Cobra, alongside Lilo; he still has to put up the act in front the general public, however).however).
* Stitch is pretty durable. Being trapped inside a burning spaceship as it slams into the ground at hundreds of miles per hour in a giant explosion, being shot with a plasma blaster, standing next to a plasma blaster when it explodes with enough force to blow a house to bits, being blasted with rocket exhaust, and being launched thousands of feet into the air by an oil tanker exploding directly underneath him don't injure him whatsoever, and all falling thousands of feet or being repeatedly run over by semi trucks does is knock him out briefly. But the security staff on the prison transport ship manage to take a blood sample from him with... a needle on a stick (and the stick is only to keep him from biting the poor alien taking the sample). Just what is that needle made of?
9th Jul '17 6:34:21 PM RisefromYourGrave
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*** Yes, but that force is a function of the size of his foot, how efficiently it displaces water, and how fast he can kick. The former two aren't that good compared to a human, and Stitch doesn't appear to be that much faster than normal earth animals. Essentially, Stitch can't swim for the same reason someone with SuperStrength can't just fly by flapping their arms. On the other hand, Stitch theoretically [i]should[/i] be able to swim quite effectively if he wore sufficiently large and durable flippers.

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*** Yes, but that force is a function of the size of his foot, how efficiently it displaces water, and how fast he can kick. The former two aren't that good compared to a human, and Stitch doesn't appear to be that much faster than normal earth animals. Essentially, Stitch can't swim for the same reason someone with SuperStrength can't just fly by flapping their arms. On the other hand, Stitch theoretically [i]should[/i] ''should'' be able to swim quite effectively if he wore sufficiently large and durable flippers.



* I don't get the whole, "convinced an alien race that mosquitos were an endangered species" thing. Do the aliens have a strange fondness for mosquitos, and so didn't want to destroy Earth? Then why did they make the big deal about them being endangered, when they would all get destroyed with Earth, endangered or not?

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* I don't get the whole, "convinced an alien race that mosquitos mosquitoes were an endangered species" thing. Do the aliens have a strange fondness for mosquitos, and so didn't want to destroy Earth? Then why did they make the big deal about them being endangered, when they would all get destroyed with Earth, endangered or not?



*** One of the tie-in games has there be sentient alien mosquitos bigger than humans, so maybe they and Earth mosquitos come from a common ancestor.

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*** One of the tie-in games has there be sentient alien mosquitos mosquitoes bigger than humans, so maybe they and Earth mosquitos mosquitoes come from a common ancestor.



** FridgeBrilliance. Pleakly was afraid of harming Lilo because she was part of the mosquito food chain. On Earth, almost everything is food for mosquitos, so if he claimed mosquitoes as endangered species, then all of Earth is effectively protected.

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** FridgeBrilliance. Pleakly Pleakley was afraid of harming Lilo because she was part of the mosquito food chain. On Earth, almost everything is food for mosquitos, mosquitoes, so if he claimed mosquitoes as endangered species, then all of Earth is effectively protected.



** This is answered early in the film. When Stitch is discovered to have landed on Hawaii, the Grand Councilwoman says "[[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure We will have to gas the planet]]" then suggests bombing the island until Pleakley tells her otherwise, informing her that Earth is a protected wildlife preserve for endangered mosquitos and their food of choice. It's not that they're a particularly violent alien federation... but these extreme policies ''do'' exist and presumably must have been necessary in the past.

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** This is answered early in the film. When Stitch is discovered to have landed on Hawaii, the Grand Councilwoman says "[[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure We will have to gas the planet]]" then suggests bombing the island until Pleakley tells her otherwise, informing her that Earth is a protected wildlife preserve for endangered mosquitos mosquitoes and their food of choice. It's not that they're a particularly violent alien federation... but these extreme policies ''do'' exist and presumably must have been necessary in the past.



*** Even assuming these experiments were released on their own, without Jumba or someone directing them, they could still cause untold damage. Hunkahunka can make people infatuated with each other... what happens when this infatuation isn't one-way, or mutual, but set up to be three-or-more way, and if it overrides normal morals and ethics? [[LoveMakesYouEvil Bad]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse things]] [[IfICantHaveYou can]] [[StalkerWithACrush happen.]] Now imagine this happening on a large scale, with seemingly no cause, and you have massive amounts of ParanoiaFuel. As for Mopholomew, shape-shifting gives him literally infinite applicability, especially if he decides to KillAndReplace or if it comes with a built-in HealingFactor.

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*** Even assuming these experiments were released on their own, without Jumba or someone directing them, they could still cause untold damage. Hunkahunka can make people infatuated with each other... what happens when this infatuation isn't one-way, or mutual, but set up to be three-or-more way, and if it overrides normal morals and ethics? [[LoveMakesYouEvil Bad]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse things]] [[IfICantHaveYou can]] [[StalkerWithACrush happen.]] Now imagine this happening on a large scale, with seemingly no cause, and you have massive amounts of ParanoiaFuel. As for Mopholomew, Morpholomew, shape-shifting gives him literally infinite applicability, especially if he decides to KillAndReplace or if it comes with a built-in HealingFactor.



* Why did the Council give Jumba and Pleakly such a big ship? They were there on a stealth based search-and-retrieve type mission and they give them such a huge ass spaceship that's sure to draw human eyes. Why?

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* Why did the Council give Jumba and Pleakly Pleakley such a big ship? They were there on a stealth based search-and-retrieve type mission and they give them such a huge ass spaceship that's sure to draw human eyes. Why?
4th Jul '17 7:49:35 PM Omnigeek6
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*** Yes, but that force is a function of the size of his foot, how efficiently it displaces water, and how fast he can kick. The former two aren't that good compared to a human, and Stitch doesn't appear to be that much faster than normal earth animals. Essentially, Stitch can't swim for the same reason someone with SuperStrength can't just fly by flapping their arms. On the other hand, Stitch theoretically [i]should[/i] be able to swim quite effectively if he wore sufficiently large and durable flippers.
15th Jun '17 8:42:08 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** First, that's an animal shelter, not a pet store. Second, the reason he didn't talk much to her after that that first "Hi!" was that he is supposed to be a dog. Dogs cannot intelligibly speak to humans. He was going to talk in front of Nani and the rescue lady to prove Lilo right, but he stopped himself before doing so when the rescue lady said that dogs don't talk, and he didn't want to blow his cover and cause the two human adults to completely freak out. It was not until after his cover was blown to Nani when he decided to drop the act and speak (at least to her, David, and Cobra, alongside Lilo; he still has to put up the act in front the general public, however).

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** First, that's an animal shelter, not a pet store. Second, the reason he didn't talk much to her after that that first "Hi!" was that he is supposed to be a dog. Dogs cannot intelligibly speak to humans. He was going to talk in front of Nani and the rescue lady to prove Lilo right, but he stopped himself before doing so when the rescue lady said that dogs don't talk, and he didn't want to blow his cover and cause the two human adults to completely freak out. It was not until after his cover was blown to Nani when he decided to drop the act and speak (at least to her, David, and Cobra, alongside Lilo; he still has to put up the act in front the general public, however).
15th Jun '17 8:41:54 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* I am not a parent, so maybe I am just not getting something, but why didn't Nani just tell Lilo that if she and Stitch are going to disbehave, they are going to take her away? Or is that simply something you don't want to tell kids?

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* I am not a parent, so maybe I am just not getting something, but why didn't Nani just tell Lilo that if she and Stitch are going to disbehave, misbehave, they are going to take her away? Or is that simply something you don't want to tell kids?



* Why did Stitch never talk to Lilo, or why didn't Lilo try getting Stitch to say something after leaving the pet store? Wasn't that the whole point of why she chose Stitch, she specifically and excitedly said he could talk.

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* Why did Stitch never talk to Lilo, or why didn't Lilo try getting Stitch to say something after leaving the pet store? Wasn't that the whole point of why she chose Stitch, she specifically and excitedly said he could talk.talk.
** First, that's an animal shelter, not a pet store. Second, the reason he didn't talk much to her after that that first "Hi!" was that he is supposed to be a dog. Dogs cannot intelligibly speak to humans. He was going to talk in front of Nani and the rescue lady to prove Lilo right, but he stopped himself before doing so when the rescue lady said that dogs don't talk, and he didn't want to blow his cover and cause the two human adults to completely freak out. It was not until after his cover was blown to Nani when he decided to drop the act and speak (at least to her, David, and Cobra, alongside Lilo; he still has to put up the act in front the general public, however).
10th Jun '17 7:24:17 AM Dyandere
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** Nani does mention it at one point in the beginning - odds are Lilo is just a little too young to really understand the weight of their situation. Although she never did ''intentionally'' misbehave after the initial argument the two had, so maybe she did understand a bit more than I'm giving her credit for.

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** Nani does mention it at one point in the beginning - odds are Lilo is just a little too young to really understand the weight of their situation. Although she never did ''intentionally'' misbehave after the initial argument the two had, so maybe she did understand a bit more than I'm giving her credit for.for.
* Why did Stitch never talk to Lilo, or why didn't Lilo try getting Stitch to say something after leaving the pet store? Wasn't that the whole point of why she chose Stitch, she specifically and excitedly said he could talk.
4th Jun '17 8:48:55 AM nombretomado
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*** I think both 'fetish' and 'obsession' are mighty strong words. She's got a hobby. Some people build ships in bottles, some post on TVTropes, and she takes snapshots of haole.

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*** I think both 'fetish' and 'obsession' are mighty strong words. She's got a hobby. Some people build ships in bottles, some post on TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, and she takes snapshots of haole.
27th May '17 6:54:21 PM sugaricequeen
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* I am not a parent, so maybe I am just not getting something, but why didn't Nani just tell Lilo that if she and Stitch are going to disbehave, they are going to take her away? Or is that simply something you don't want to tell kids?

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* I am not a parent, so maybe I am just not getting something, but why didn't Nani just tell Lilo that if she and Stitch are going to disbehave, they are going to take her away? Or is that simply something you don't want to tell kids?kids?
** Nani does mention it at one point in the beginning - odds are Lilo is just a little too young to really understand the weight of their situation. Although she never did ''intentionally'' misbehave after the initial argument the two had, so maybe she did understand a bit more than I'm giving her credit for.
13th Apr '17 2:14:45 PM Tambry161
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** You've probably watched a made-for-TV cut of the film, [[http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=4868 most likely one made for the UK.]] In the original release of the film, after Nani leaned against the doorframe, she heard a metallic sound, and Nani knew exactly where Lilo was hiding. She went into the laundry room, spread out a blanket in front of the dryer, climbed on top of the appliance, and then opened and closed the door to make Lilo think that her older sister was starting to look for her outside. Lilo came out of the dryer and looked side-to-side to see if the coast was clear. Once Lilo got out of the dryer and stood on the blanket, Nani sneaked off the dryer and wrapped Lilo with the blanket. The BBFC didn't like that scene as they believed that this would lead to children trying to hide in dryers, and demanded that the scene be changed for the U rating. The dryer was changed to an odd cupboard with a pizza box for a door for the UK version. TV edits for the film would later remove the scene outright, hence why the odd transition in the edit you saw.

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** You've probably watched a made-for-TV cut of the film, [[http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=4868 most likely one made for the UK.]] In the original release of the film, after Nani leaned against the doorframe, she heard a metallic sound, and Nani knew exactly where Lilo was hiding. She went into the laundry room, spread out a blanket in front of the dryer, climbed on top of the appliance, and then opened and closed the door to make Lilo think that her older sister was starting to look for her outside. Lilo came out of the dryer and looked side-to-side to see if the coast was clear. Once Lilo got out of the dryer and stood on the blanket, Nani sneaked off the dryer and wrapped Lilo with the blanket. The BBFC didn't like that scene as they believed that this would lead to children trying to hide in dryers, and demanded that the scene be changed for the U rating. The dryer was changed to an odd cupboard with a pizza box for a door for the UK version. TV edits for the film would later remove the scene outright, hence why the odd transition in the edit you saw.saw.
* I am not a parent, so maybe I am just not getting something, but why didn't Nani just tell Lilo that if she and Stitch are going to disbehave, they are going to take her away? Or is that simply something you don't want to tell kids?
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