History Headscratchers / Megamind

1st Mar '17 6:45:10 PM darksoul4242
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** What are them going to do? Megamind has pretty much proven that, except for Metroman, no one else can do anything against him. Even going to jail is more of a voluntary thing ("I'm going home") than a real punishment(Not to mention he can get out any time he wants). The heat of the moment made the citizens cheer for him, and is probably that they later realized that it's better to have Megamind inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in.

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** What are them going to do? Megamind has pretty much proven that, except for Metroman, no one else can do anything against him. Even going to jail is more of a voluntary thing ("I'm going home") than a real punishment(Not punishment (Not to mention he can get out any time he wants). The heat of the moment made the citizens cheer for him, and is probably that they later realized that it's better to have Megamind inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in.
1st Mar '17 6:44:01 PM darksoul4242
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** Minion probably freed her out of habit. Minion was about to release her when they thought metroman was going to escape, so probably did after metroman was blown up.

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** Minion probably freed her out of habit. Minion was about to release her when they thought metroman Metroman was going to escape, so probably did after metroman Metroman was blown up.
1st Mar '17 6:35:33 PM darksoul4242
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* Why didn't Metro Man [[spoiler: use his superspeed to avoid being seen by Roxanne and Megamind]]? Did he suddenly forgot about it?

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* Why didn't Metro Man [[spoiler: use his superspeed to avoid being seen by Roxanne and Megamind]]? Did he suddenly forgot forget about it?
1st Mar '17 6:31:21 PM darksoul4242
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** Also, he stole those things BEFORE the point where he was presented with some ugly truths. While there's never any guarrantee that somebody will use new superpowers for evil, it's a pretty risky business and a huge responsibility which Roxanne knew Hal wasn't smart enough or good enough to handle.

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** Also, he stole those things BEFORE the point where he was presented with some ugly truths. While there's never any guarrantee guarantee that somebody will use new superpowers for evil, it's a pretty risky business and a huge responsibility which Roxanne knew Hal wasn't smart enough or good enough to handle.
1st Mar '17 6:26:50 PM darksoul4242
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** If it was just about change and ignoring who Megamind was, Roxanne would not of [[spoiler: twisted the watch after Megamind scared Titan off as Metro Man]] - also prior to being rumbled, Megamind does start to consider genuinely improving the city as a result of actual positive social interaction which he's never really had before. In some respects his "make-a-hero" scheme is just a way to try and return to a dynamic he knows out of fear of things changing. Plus he'd already wrecked the town and found that the satisfaction of destruction is quite short lived.

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** If it was just about change and ignoring who Megamind was, Roxanne would not of have [[spoiler: twisted the watch after Megamind scared Titan off as Metro Man]] - also prior to being rumbled, Megamind does start to consider genuinely improving the city as a result of actual positive social interaction which he's never really had before. In some respects his "make-a-hero" scheme is just a way to try and return to a dynamic he knows out of fear of things changing. Plus he'd already wrecked the town and found that the satisfaction of destruction is quite short lived.
6th Feb '17 11:30:17 PM DoctorNemesis
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** There's also RuleOfFunny to consider here. After all, if you had to choose any kind of cells to extract DNA from, can you think of anything less dignified than someone's dandruff?
6th Feb '17 6:18:42 AM Adriantancy
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** A frequent kidnapping program can be pretty useful viz. perhaps it gives 10% off for post-kidnaps therapy, maintains non-traceable toll-free lines to more easily relay kidnapping threats or demands, keeps and receipts extensive documentation on each kidnapping for tax relief purposes, and provides additional insurance coverage for collateral damages caused during actual kidnaps (with premiums supported by a cut of ransom payments), etc. Unfortunately, Megamind was forced to end it when it did not achieve its marketing goal i.e., the program failed to result in an increase of the number of people offering themselves to be kidnapped.
6th Feb '17 5:56:24 AM Adriantancy
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** Based on the little we get to see about them, the folks who raised Metro Man/Music Man appear to be quite hands-off parents. They regarded the super-baby who dropped into their lives like something more akin to a somewhat amazing pet than a poor, helpless orphaned alien who needs to be sheltered and nurtured. It may be that Metro Man understood deep down inside that while the news of his demise will be received by them with conventional tears and weeds, it will not be long before they will eventually resume their normal richly fulfilling and busy social lives at some pleasant retirement community.
1st Feb '17 1:25:30 PM Dragon101
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** Even if most guys like Hal aren't psychopaths or nutcases, it doesn't change the fact that ''Hal is'', or at the very least that he's (presumably) more selfish off-screen than we see him be. Most of those guys in RealLife will vary wildly beyond their crushes and pseudo-stalker tendencies- yes, ''some'' of them will be basically decent people who are suffering from nothing more than severe loneliness; others will be more neutral, and some- like Hal- will be selfish, amoral manchilds who pretend to be "nice guys" because [[BitchInSheepsClothing that's what they think society expects of them]], not because they actually care about it all that much. Hal might not have been an out-and-out psychopath (though he's definitely psychopath''ic''), but he was basically a selfish brat who pretended to be a nicer person than he was, which is why when he gets superpowers the first thing he does is start robbing stuff. Like [[Film/TheIncredibles]] Syndrome, his idea of what a hero is revolves around having amazing powers and getting to do whatever you want, and he thinks that they only save people because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they love the adulation that comes with it]]; unlike Syndrome, Hal doesn't give a damn about the adulation (except [[StalkerWithACrush from Roxanne]], so he has even ''less'' reason to pretend to be a hero.

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** Even if most guys like Hal aren't psychopaths or nutcases, it doesn't change the fact that ''Hal is'', or at the very least that he's (presumably) more selfish off-screen than we see him be. Most of those guys in RealLife will vary wildly beyond their crushes and pseudo-stalker tendencies- yes, ''some'' of them will be basically decent people who are suffering from nothing more than severe loneliness; others will be more neutral, and some- like Hal- will be selfish, amoral manchilds who pretend to be "nice guys" because [[BitchInSheepsClothing that's what they think society expects of them]], not because they actually care about it all that much. Hal might not have been an out-and-out psychopath (though he's definitely psychopath''ic''), but he was basically a selfish brat who pretended to be a nicer person than he was, which is why when he gets superpowers the first thing he does is start robbing stuff. Like [[Film/TheIncredibles]] Syndrome, [[Main/TheIncredibles Syndrome]], his idea of what a hero is revolves around having amazing powers and getting to do whatever you want, and he thinks that they only save people because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they love the adulation that comes with it]]; unlike Syndrome, Hal doesn't give a damn about the adulation (except [[StalkerWithACrush from Roxanne]], so he has even ''less'' reason to pretend to be a hero.
1st Feb '17 1:24:44 PM Dragon101
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** Even if most guys like Hal aren't psychopaths or nutcases, it doesn't change the fact that ''Hal is'', or at the very least that he's (presumably) more selfish off-screen than we see him be. Most of those guys in RealLife will vary wildly beyond their crushes and pseudo-stalker tendencies- yes, ''some'' of them will be basically decent people who are suffering from nothing more than severe loneliness; others will be more neutral, and some- like Hal- will be selfish, amoral manchilds who pretend to be "nice guys" because [[BitchInSheepsClothing that's what they think society expects of them]], not because they actually care about it all that much. Hal might not have been an out-and-out psychopath, but he was basically a selfish brat who pretended to be a nicer person than he was, which is why when he gets superpowers the first thing he does is start robbing stuff. Like [[Film/TheIncredibles]] Syndrome, his idea of what a hero is revolves around having amazing powers and getting to do whatever you want, and he thinks that they only save people because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they love the adulation that comes with it]]; unlike Syndrome, Hal doesn't give a damn about the adulation (except [[StalkerWithACrush from Roxanne]], so he has even ''less'' reason to pretend to be a hero.

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** Even if most guys like Hal aren't psychopaths or nutcases, it doesn't change the fact that ''Hal is'', or at the very least that he's (presumably) more selfish off-screen than we see him be. Most of those guys in RealLife will vary wildly beyond their crushes and pseudo-stalker tendencies- yes, ''some'' of them will be basically decent people who are suffering from nothing more than severe loneliness; others will be more neutral, and some- like Hal- will be selfish, amoral manchilds who pretend to be "nice guys" because [[BitchInSheepsClothing that's what they think society expects of them]], not because they actually care about it all that much. Hal might not have been an out-and-out psychopath, psychopath (though he's definitely psychopath''ic''), but he was basically a selfish brat who pretended to be a nicer person than he was, which is why when he gets superpowers the first thing he does is start robbing stuff. Like [[Film/TheIncredibles]] Syndrome, his idea of what a hero is revolves around having amazing powers and getting to do whatever you want, and he thinks that they only save people because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they love the adulation that comes with it]]; unlike Syndrome, Hal doesn't give a damn about the adulation (except [[StalkerWithACrush from Roxanne]], so he has even ''less'' reason to pretend to be a hero.
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