History Headscratchers / RepoTheGeneticOpera

27th Sep '15 2:37:52 PM TFLatte
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** Rotti/GeneCo almost certainly has the police force in the palm of their hand, or might even be running it. Even if they don't, substantial bribes would be enough to get the police to decide that a seventeen-year-old girl who'd been kept inside and isolated her whole life, who just learned that her father had been lying to her, poisoning her, and killing people, plus being seriously keyed-up by her surroundings and people shouting at her, would not be in a fit state of mind to be said to have pulled the trigger with murderous intent. After that it would be pretty simple, in the horrific dystopian world Repo! takes place in, to decide that she wouldn't face charges. Come to think of it, bribes might not even be necessary for the first part.

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** Rotti/GeneCo Rotti and/or GeneCo almost certainly has the police force in the palm of their hand, or might even be running it. Even if they don't, substantial bribes would be enough to get the police to decide that a seventeen-year-old girl who'd been kept inside and isolated her whole life, who just learned that her father had been lying to her, poisoning her, and killing people, plus being seriously keyed-up by her surroundings and people shouting at her, would not be in a fit state of mind to be said to have pulled the trigger with murderous intent. After that it would be pretty simple, in the horrific dystopian world Repo! takes place in, to decide that she wouldn't face charges. Come to think of it, bribes might not even be necessary for the first part.
27th Sep '15 2:37:21 PM TFLatte
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** Rotti/GeneCo almost certainly has the police force in the palm of their hand, or might even be running it. Even if they don't, substantial bribes would be enough to get the police to decide that a seventeen-year-old girl who'd been kept inside and isolated her whole life, who just learned that her father had been lying to her, poisoning her, and killing people, plus being seriously keyed-up by her surroundings and people shouting at her, would not be in a fit state of mind to be said to have pulled the trigger with murderous intent. After that it would be pretty simple, in the horrific dystopian world Repo! takes place in, to decide that she wouldn't face charges. Come to think of it, bribes might not even be necessary for the first part.
12th Feb '15 8:28:41 AM Legal_Assassin
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** Before having the "kill him" part happen, Rotti made sure to make Nathan look as horrible as possible, saying on stage that he kept his daughter imprisoned, killed his wife, and was responsible for his daughter's illness. Even if the audience didn't believe it was a publicity stunt, they might not be as against it if they were convinced that Nathan deserved death for what he did.
20th Nov '14 12:06:08 AM SwimToTheMoon
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*** to trim excess skin, maybe.
25th Jun '14 7:54:22 PM Sarah1281
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** Publicity stunt? They weren't seeing what they thought they were seeing.
25th Jun '14 7:11:50 PM TwinBird
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** Besides, we saw her watching TV.
* Rotti's offer to Shilo at the end. The murdered interns, bidders, and doctor would be easy enough for the Largos' means and influence to bury; Mag's death, despite the witnesses, could have easily been played off as an accident; Nathan's death, if it had been at the hands of [=GeneCo=], probably would have been lawful in this world's screwed-up legal system; but how did they plan to cast Shilo not only killing a clearly neutralized Nathan in front of the entire country, but receiving an entire company in consideration?
20th Jun '14 9:39:17 PM TwinBird
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** Before seeing the film (I haven't seen the stage version, so here I mean "before seeing the story") I always thought that they also took enough organs to cover what the person owed them, with some sort of At Cost count for the organs. With an additional cost of the Zydrate, the surgery, and the rehabilitation, all those materials and man-hours end up costing a lot more than just a pair of corneas (again, at the time I hadn't seen the story, so it was just a non-lethal organ reclamation and not a reference to Blind Mag), so they may as well take both lungs, a kidney, and two lobes of your liver if you hadn't had a chance to pay anything, and the people who had paid enough that what remained was less than or equal to the cost of the organs (and possibly a Repo Man house call) only lost their [=GeneCo=] organs. Think of it as renting [[strike: the corneas]] an apartment, and [[strike: [=GeneCo=]]]the landlord is allowed to take [[strike: your other organs]] your furniture up to the least amount possible that is equal to or greater than what you owe (plus, sometimes, the cost of [[strike: Repo-sessing]] storing [[strike: your organs]] the stuff that still legally belongs to you) in the event that you default. In Mag's case, it wasn't the repossession that killed her but the punishment for turning her coat, especially where everyone would see [[UnusualEuphemism the announcement]] and hear her reasons.

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** Before seeing the film (I haven't seen the stage version, so here I mean "before seeing the story") I always thought that they also took enough organs to cover what the person owed them, with some sort of At Cost count for the organs. With an additional cost of the Zydrate, the surgery, and the rehabilitation, all those materials and man-hours end up costing a lot more than just a pair of corneas (again, at the time I hadn't seen the story, so it was just a non-lethal organ reclamation and not a reference to Blind Mag), so they may as well take both lungs, a kidney, and two lobes of your liver if you hadn't had a chance to pay anything, and the people who had paid enough that what remained was less than or equal to the cost of the organs (and possibly a Repo Man house call) only lost their [=GeneCo=] organs. Think of it as renting [[strike: the corneas]] an apartment, and [[strike: [=GeneCo=]]]the the landlord is allowed to take [[strike: your other organs]] your furniture up to the least amount possible that is equal to or greater than what you owe (plus, sometimes, the cost of [[strike: Repo-sessing]] storing [[strike: your organs]] the stuff that still legally belongs to you) in the event that you default. In Mag's case, it wasn't the repossession that killed her but the punishment for turning her coat, especially where everyone would see [[UnusualEuphemism the announcement]] and hear her reasons.reasons.
** Regarding non-lethal repossessions in general, it looked like Nathan hoped to spare the pancreas "patient" before the prospect of exposing himself to Shilo forced his hand ([[http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Pancreatic-and-Biliary-Diseases/Frequently-Asked-Questions-About-Pancreatic-and-Biliary-Diseases.aspx#4 it's - barely - possible to go without a pancreas]]). It's just that the Largos wanted Mag in particular dead ("we can't afford a scandal here").
20th May '14 8:22:24 AM tandtheb
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** It's probably also to [[LawOfConservationOfDetail mirror her fathers henchwomen]] as {{Foreshadowing}} for the [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning last couple minutes of the film]].
3rd Apr '14 8:46:46 PM Sarahlovesfeet
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** Also, if you put this into context with any other company with an exploitable product. If you ran a liquor company would you want to easily supply your alcoholic mess of a daughter with more and more booze and use her drunken slob self as a marketing tool? Amber's not just a customer of GeneCo, she's a shameful mess of excess. She probably has to get back alley Zydrate because she's been cut off. Combine this with that she's supposed to be in charge of the support group for addicts and you see why she's a problem for GeneCo.
8th Mar '14 3:59:18 PM sovietblackbear
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** This troper loves Single Mother, but I can see her being a villainous character: she's basically a shill for GeneCo, quite possibly got paid off (or had a similar contract as Blind Mag), and seems like an overall awful and oblivious (if not outright stupid) person... which pretty much applies to the entire audience of the Genetic Opera.
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