History Headscratchers / PrincessMononoke

28th Dec '16 8:44:39 PM Hard2break
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** It appears that he can't. Cutting off his topknot signifies the finality of his exile.

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** It appears that he can't. Cutting off his topknot signifies the finality of his exile.exile.
* Moro explains the reason she doesnt go to the Forest Spirit to heal her bullet wound despite slowly dying is because shes lived long enough and is content to die, however she still intends on killing Lady Eboshi even though her weakened state would make it harder. Why doesnt San who clearly doesnt want her wolf mother to die explain that if she refuses to get healed and dies then Moro may never have her revenge or at least enjoy it if Eboshi was to die by other means?
* When the Apes appear to eat Ashitaka while he's unconscious why does San prevent them from doing so? She was pissed off at Ashitaka from preventing her from killing Lady Eboshi and didnt see it as a him rescuing her so it definitely wasnt out of gratitude. Hell, she was even about to stab him before he called her beautiful and passed out. Given San's hatred of humans and the apes wanting to eat Ashitaka so that they could gain his strength when the forest was steadily declining due to Irontown, the apes devouring Ashitaka would be one less troublemaking human and an advantage for the forest side so San defending Ashitaka seems odd.
19th Sep '16 7:04:25 PM Dragon573
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*** This is very much in line with natural wolf behavior. Wolves are matriarchal with an alpha pair and seniority usually passing to the eldest daughter. San's "brothers" would instinctively defer to her, especially if she's older than them and her place reinforced by discipline from their mother.
17th Mar '16 8:53:48 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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* Why doesn't Ashitaka go back home when he's healed, if he's the last prince of his tribe. Then doesn't he have a duty to be with them and such?

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* Why doesn't Ashitaka go back home when he's healed, if he's the last prince of his tribe. Then doesn't he have a duty to be with them and such?such?
** It appears that he can't. Cutting off his topknot signifies the finality of his exile.
17th Mar '16 6:16:57 AM Fostofina
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** Considering how close San and the others all were to getting engulfed by the Forest God's Ooze; San was probably right to send them off. That rock wouldn't have held them all.

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** Considering how close San and the others all were to getting engulfed by the Forest God's Ooze; San was probably right to send them off. That rock wouldn't have held them all.all.
*Why doesn't Ashitaka go back home when he's healed, if he's the last prince of his tribe. Then doesn't he have a duty to be with them and such?
25th Dec '15 2:18:20 AM LuckoftheDraw
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* San and Ashitaka are riding wolves to confront Jigo and get the Great Forest Spirit's head back. They get off the wolves and San tells the wolves to run away. Why does she say that? You're trying to save the world here; don't you want all the help you can get? Those wolves could've eaten Jigo or whatever.

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* San and Ashitaka are riding wolves to confront Jigo and get the Great Forest Spirit's head back. They get off the wolves and San tells the wolves to run away. Why does she say that? You're trying to save the world here; don't you want all the help you can get? Those wolves could've eaten Jigo or whatever.whatever.
** Considering how close San and the others all were to getting engulfed by the Forest God's Ooze; San was probably right to send them off. That rock wouldn't have held them all.
26th Oct '15 7:09:14 PM kithas
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*** It could be said that Moro (and Ottoko, and their siblings) were actually "minor spirits", different from the Shishigami (Who, in turn, shows actual godly powers). That's because the word "kami" can be used either to name spirits or to name gods.

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*** **** It could be said that Moro (and Ottoko, and their siblings) people) were actually "minor spirits", different from the [[spoiler:the Shishigami (Who, in turn, shows actual godly powers).powers)]]. That's because the word "kami" can be used either to name spirits or to name gods.



* San actually means "Three" in japanese, so I go with the idea that they are named "Ichi" and "Nii" or "Yon" an "Go" if they're younger.

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* ** San actually means "Three" in japanese, so I go with the idea that they are named "Ichi" and "Nii" or "Yon" an "Go" if they're younger.
26th Oct '15 7:06:47 PM kithas
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*** It could be said that Moro (and Ottoko, and their siblings) were actually "minor spirits", different from the Shishigami (Who, in turn, shows actual godly powers). That's because the word "kami" can be used either to name spirits or to name gods.


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* San actually means "Three" in japanese, so I go with the idea that they are named "Ichi" and "Nii" or "Yon" an "Go" if they're younger.
9th Oct '15 6:31:43 PM sonicsuns3
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** I imagine that the Wise Woman asked her magic rocks that very question, and the answer was "Nope. It doesn't work that way." The curse is probably in his blood by that point. (Also, it's magic. It doesn't need to make sense.)
9th Oct '15 6:29:55 PM sonicsuns3
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** Well, to be fair, his tribe does seem to know a bit about that sort of esoteric knowledge. Hiding for 500 years will do that.

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** Well, to be fair, his tribe does seem to know a bit about that sort of esoteric knowledge. Hiding for 500 years will do that.that.
** It depends on what he meant. He could have meant it in a ''moral'' sense; humans created this problem so now humans have to solve it. And if he meant it in a magical sense (i.e. if human hands don't return the head then it can't be reattached), then in that case he didn't "know" anything. He was just guessing.
* Do San's siblings have names? It's kindof odd that I always have to refer to them as "that wolf" and "that other wolf".
* Ashitaka is riding on a wolf in the forest when he comes across Eboshi. He gets off and tells the wolf to run ahead and find San. Ashitaka talks to Eboshi for awhile and then runs off to find San on foot. Somehow he gets to San before the wolf does. How does that happen? It's already been established that the wolf is faster than he is, and the wolf surely has a better sense of smell so it shouldn't get lost along the way.
* San and Ashitaka are riding wolves to confront Jigo and get the Great Forest Spirit's head back. They get off the wolves and San tells the wolves to run away. Why does she say that? You're trying to save the world here; don't you want all the help you can get? Those wolves could've eaten Jigo or whatever.
16th Sep '15 2:13:54 AM XenXero
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* If the curse started and spread from Ashitaka's arm, why couldn't they just cut it off?
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