History Headscratchers / PrincessMononoke

7th Nov '17 3:07:44 AM Hard2break
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* What was the point of forbidding Ashitaka from returning to his hometown ever again? Temporary exiling him while he's under the curse is understandable so as to prevent him from infecting/harming others in the village as what happened with Nago but permanent exile? Seems pretty harsh, especially considering Ashitaka only became cursed in the first place because he tried to defend his people as opposed running away and even then he tried to pacify Nago at first only going for a kill shot when the boar was about to trample his sister Kaya. Not to mention he's also the tribe's prince making him an essential figure in the village, so why exile him?
6th Oct '17 4:03:42 PM fearlessnikki
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** Killing someone in revenge/anger is extremely different from killing them so you can ''eat them.'' Moro scorns San's biological parents because they threw their own baby at her so they could get away faster, and it's clear that they thought she'd try to eat San. Instead Moro gets offended at their callousness and ''raises the baby as her own,'' so the gods seem to have an implicit standard of "don't (intentionally) eat other sapient beings."

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** Killing someone in revenge/anger is extremely different from killing them so you can ''eat them.'' Moro scorns San's biological parents because they threw their own baby at her so they could get away faster, and it's clear that they thought she'd try to eat San. Instead Moro gets offended at their callousness and ''raises the baby as her own,'' so the gods seem to have an implicit standard of "don't (intentionally) eat other sapient beings.""
** It's implied that the forest spirits weren't always this vicious, and that they only became more aggressive as the conflict with the humans increased. The Apes were supposed to be peaceful spirits who planted seeds so the trees can grow - and San was clearly shocked that they would do something so out of character.
24th Aug '17 3:26:45 PM Jan_z_Michal
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** It is strongly implied lady Eboshi and her soldiers came in quite recently, nor longer than maybe a year. And before she showed in, they were under constant siege and assaults, not winning a single one. Not the best place to have kids. In the end the town is destroyed and will take some time to rebuild - again, not the best time to have kids.



** 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, Japanese, so I go with the idea that they are named "Ichi" and "Nii" or "Yon" an "Go" if they're younger.



** When the wolf finally does show up, there are two of them. Maybe he met his brother on the way? Maybe he needed help?



* 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?

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** He is exiled permamently. Meaning that even if he is healed, he is still dead to his own people. It's kind of LostInTranslation, as it doesn't make it as explicit as the original. He just can't go back.
* Moro explains the reason she doesnt doesn't 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?
19th May '17 12:34:23 AM triclon
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** As Moro is probably keenly aware, the Forest Spirit mercy kills the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this. Moro preferred to live long enough through her suffering to get revenge on Eboshi.

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** As Moro is probably keenly aware, the Forest Spirit mercy kills the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this. Moro preferred to live try to stay alive long enough through her suffering enough, despite the pain and suffering, to get revenge on Eboshi.
19th May '17 12:33:29 AM triclon
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** As Moro is probably keenly aware, the Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this. Moro preferred to live long enough through her suffering to get revenge on Eboshi.

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** As Moro is probably keenly aware, the Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill kills the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this. Moro preferred to live long enough through her suffering to get revenge on Eboshi.
19th May '17 12:32:51 AM triclon
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** As Moro is probably keenly aware, the Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this.

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** As Moro is probably keenly aware, the Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this. Moro preferred to live long enough through her suffering to get revenge on Eboshi.
19th May '17 12:31:10 AM triclon
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** As Moro is probably keenly aware,tThe Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill, rather than heal, the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this.

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** As Moro is probably keenly aware,tThe aware, the Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill, rather than heal, kill the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this.
19th May '17 12:30:24 AM triclon
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** As Moro is probably keenly aware,tThe Forest Spirit seems to prefer to mercy kill, rather than heal, the animal gods that are suffering, as it does to Okkoto. The large piles of bones underneath its tree attests to this.
19th May '17 12:15:32 AM triclon
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** Ashitaka is seeking to lift the curse without having to die, or cut off his own arm. Also he might not want to admit it to himself, but having a cursed but super strong arm has its advantages.
22nd Apr '17 11:43:38 PM Silentshadow
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**The problem with Moro having lived a long life is less that she is content to die, though there is an element of that, but rather that Moro is certain that due to her long life, if she asked to be healed, the Forest Spirit would instead take her life.
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