History Headscratchers / Megamind

21st Oct '17 10:56:52 PM PandaXclone2
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** According to the first news-report on Titan, "the city has never seen this level of destruction", and the things we are shown do back this up to a degree - after all, Megamind marks his name in the city by painting it with blue paint all over the place, Titan marks it ''by burning it into the ground with giant letters". Megamind played darts with cars, Titan flew around the city burning everything he looked at... the far more intelligent tyrant would seem to be the safer bet.

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** According to the first news-report on Titan, "the city has never seen this level of destruction", and the things we are shown do back this up to a degree - after all, Megamind marks his name in the city by painting it with blue paint all over the place, Titan marks it ''by burning it into the ground with giant letters".letters''. Megamind played darts with cars, Titan flew around the city burning everything he looked at... the far more intelligent tyrant would seem to be the safer bet.
3rd Jun '17 10:35:43 PM DoctorNemesis
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** And the reason he assumes Megamind won't conquer the entire planet or anything like that is because ''he knows Megamind''. The two have essentially been each other's closest frenemy since childhood. Metro Man knows that there's no major risk on the "potential planetary destruction or domination" front from Megamind because by this point he's familiar with Megamind and knows that ultimately Megamind's not really interested in that.
3rd Jun '17 8:49:39 PM DoctorNemesis
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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 [[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.

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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; loneliness and[=/=]or lack of social skills; 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 [[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.
3rd Jun '17 4:30:54 AM Sharlee
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** Who's to say he didn't tell them, then swear them to secrecy? Hands-off parents or not, it's unlikely that they'd want their adoptive son to be miserable, and force him to continue in a superhero's life he'd long since gotten sick and tired of leading.

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** Who's to say he didn't tell them, them he's alive, then swear them to secrecy? Hands-off parents or not, it's unlikely that they'd want their adoptive son to be miserable, and force him to continue in a superhero's life he'd long since gotten sick and tired of leading.
3rd Jun '17 4:30:32 AM Sharlee
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** Who's to say he didn't tell them, then swear them to secrecy? Hands-off parents or not, it's unlikely that they'd want their adoptive son to be miserable, and force him to continue in a superhero's life he'd long since gotten sick and tired of leading.
3rd Jun '17 4:27:27 AM Sharlee
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* Just how did Megamind's HeelFaceTurn affect his foster family? By becoming a superhero, he basically betrayed them in favor of getting the affection of the people who ostracized him and made him want to be a villain in the first place! As a child, the inmates were the only people who genuinely cared for him and accepted him for who he was, and now he's making a living out of pursuing bay guys like them? I'd imagine Megamind's next few visits in the Metro City Prison were incredibly awkward.

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* Just how did Megamind's HeelFaceTurn affect his foster family? By becoming a superhero, he basically betrayed them in favor of getting the affection of the people who ostracized him and made him want to be a villain in the first place! As a child, the inmates were the only people who genuinely cared for him and accepted him for who he was, and now he's making a living out of pursuing bay bad guys like them? I'd imagine Megamind's next few visits in the Metro City Prison were incredibly awkward.
** Not necessarily. If Megamind had ever been ''any good'' at being a supervillain, they might've been more disappointed, but by all appearances he'd never actually achieved more than to grab a few headlines before getting chucked back in jail. Even if he's on the "wrong" side of the law now, from their perspective, the more paternal-feeling inmates are probably happy that he's found something he's capable of doing well. Plus, just because someone is a criminal doesn't mean they want their ''kids'' to become criminals too; heck, many people get involved in theft or other low-tier crime because they're desperate to ''spare'' their families from a life of poverty and law-breaking.
3rd Jun '17 4:20:04 AM Sharlee
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*** Heck, the evident fact that she never reported his unwelcome and incessant, however low-key, advances to their superiors at the network demonstrates a great deal of forbearance on Roxanne's part. If Hal's been acting that way towards her for years, it was probably ''only'' because she felt sorry for his ineptitude that she never filed a sexual harassment complaint, or at least asked that he be transferred to some other (preferably male) reporter's team.
3rd Jun '17 4:09:11 AM Sharlee
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** Minion is ''exaggerating to make a point''. The point being that Hal is a profoundly mundane person who hasn't really done anything impressive. Given what we know about him, it can be safely assumed that he most likely got below-average to average grades at school and college, isn't ''that'' great at his job and most likely hasn't excelled in any significant way or done anything of any particular note with his life. Generally, landing a decent job and gaining sufficient qualifications to enable you to do so isn't really considered to be exceptional, since that's pretty much the average that society expects of a functional member of society. And while a job in the media isn't exactly something to sniff at, who really pays attention to the cameraperson?

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** Minion is ''exaggerating to make a point''. The point being that Hal is a profoundly mundane person who hasn't really done anything impressive. Given what we know about him, it can be safely assumed that he most likely got below-average to average grades at school and college, isn't ''that'' great at his job and most likely hasn't excelled in any significant way or done anything of any particular note with his life. Generally, landing a decent job and gaining sufficient qualifications to enable you to do so isn't really considered to be exceptional, since that's pretty much the average minimum that society expects of a functional member of society. And while a job in the media isn't exactly something to sniff at, who really pays attention to the cameraperson?
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.
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