History Headscratchers / Sanctuary

5th Mar '14 11:33:53 AM wildste
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** A better question would be why doesn't she still cast a shadow? There have been plenty of invisible heroes that still cast shadows whilst invisible since, you know, there is still something there blocking the light from hitting the ground.

** The vampires have always been long dead, except for that one incident with the queen in stasis. The Cabal didn't succeed in killing anything, they just wasted the last of the source blood by blowing up the lab it was stored in, thus creating the supervamp millipedes.
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** The vampires have always been long dead, except for that one incident with the queen in stasis. The Cabal didn't succeed in killing anything, they just wasted the last of the source blood by blowing up the lab it was stored in, thus creating the supervamp millipedes.millipedes. * Why does Ashley call her mother, Mom? Helen was born and raised in England, where we use the term Mum. It sounds silly to bring it up, but they often make note of the British stereotype that she prefers tea over coffee, so why not do this as well?
20th Feb '12 8:15:13 AM GWCannon
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** Helen said her father had put in safeguards in case one or more of the Five had died in the intervening years. Maybe John's ability to teleport to the key was a way of covering their bases if Nigel hadn't passed on his ability to his daughter and Clara.
11th Jan '12 11:10:44 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Happy to admit I'm wrong here, but didn't Cabal casually kill off the last of the vampires as a plot point? Did anyone else find this particularly jarring given that a few drops of their blood can create a superspecies of millipede that threatened to take over the world if not nipped in the bud; and vampires, themselves, react to direct attacks from Tesla as though they're shrugging off a stiff breeze?
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* Happy to admit I'm wrong here, but didn't Cabal casually kill off the last of the vampires as a plot point? Did anyone else find this particularly jarring given that a few drops of their blood can create a superspecies of millipede that threatened to take over the world if not nipped in the bud; and vampires, themselves, react to direct attacks from Tesla as though they're shrugging off a stiff breeze?breeze? ** The vampires have always been long dead, except for that one incident with the queen in stasis. The Cabal didn't succeed in killing anything, they just wasted the last of the source blood by blowing up the lab it was stored in, thus creating the supervamp millipedes.
11th Jan '12 2:15:37 AM Elevas
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canal wiped out the vampires, discuss
** Character hate isn't a good JBM, but you at least make a valid point before that. Druitt could have, but he was busy solving his own test. They were on the clock.
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** Character hate isn't a good JBM, but you at least make a valid point before that. Druitt could have, but he was busy solving his own test. They were on the clock.clock. * Happy to admit I'm wrong here, but didn't Cabal casually kill off the last of the vampires as a plot point? Did anyone else find this particularly jarring given that a few drops of their blood can create a superspecies of millipede that threatened to take over the world if not nipped in the bud; and vampires, themselves, react to direct attacks from Tesla as though they're shrugging off a stiff breeze?
11th Jan '12 2:09:29 AM Elevas
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** This one really JBM personally. It felt like a VoodooShark to kill off a random character for purpose of showing the toll the plot had taken. There were all manner of inconsistencies at work otherwise, though. Anyone who'd been in the field for more than 7 years technically now consists of completely new cells... Any significant fraction thereof comes with the [[NightmareFuel rather ghastly]] notion of a fair portion of your cells being ripped from your body because they "don't exist as a part of your body yet". Alternatively, the atoms could all be reset to their pre-dilation field configurations, but as previously mentioned, that would result in considerable memory loss and un-shooting (not to mention the Indian Sanctuary worker not remaining old... Because he never grew old). Honestly, it was things like that that lead me to stop watching the show. Plus, they destroyed Praxis. I had trouble believing that something Magnus could improvise from a memory of Praxian technology could not have been solved by the Praxians that developed and used the technology.
10th Dec '11 3:37:58 PM RoseAndHeather
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** They did. Praxis.
25th Nov '11 11:28:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** When the Cabal has access to the [[spoiler: source blood]], they have access to all of the traits of the Five. [[spoiler: Yet their operatives, who initially act as agents for stealth, never show any signs of invisibility, one of the known abilities of the Five members, and a great asset in stealth movements.]] *** The [[spoiler: source blood]] doesn't give everybody the same powers, it just activates whatever random latent abnormal genes the person already has. That's why [[spoiler: the Cabal used special people with abnormal-free DNA as "blank slates" to copy Ashley's genetic makeup on.]] And Ashley has those abnormal genes from her parents. The far more interesting question is: Why did she manifest the powers of both Druitt *and* Tesla?
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** When the Cabal has access to the [[spoiler: source blood]], blood, they have access to all of the traits of the Five. [[spoiler: Yet their operatives, who initially act as agents for stealth, never show any signs of invisibility, one of the known abilities of the Five members, and a great asset in stealth movements.]] movements. *** The [[spoiler: source blood]] blood doesn't give everybody the same powers, it just activates whatever random latent abnormal genes the person already has. That's why [[spoiler: the Cabal used special people with abnormal-free DNA as "blank slates" to copy Ashley's genetic makeup on.]] on. And Ashley has those abnormal genes from her parents. The far more interesting question is: Why did she manifest the powers of both Druitt *and* Tesla?

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** When *** Tesla's power is bioelectricty. His vampire traits are merely latent vampire genes (more of them in him than others). Ashley manifested vampire traits because the Cabal has access to the [[spoiler: source blood]], they have access to all of the traits of the Five. [[spoiler: Yet their operatives, who initially act as agents for stealth, never show any signs of invisibility, one of the known abilities of the Five members, and a great asset in stealth movements.]] *** The [[spoiler: source blood]] doesn't give everybody the same powers, it just activates whatever random latent abnormal genes the person already has. That's why [[spoiler: blood is pure vampire DNA, which the Cabal used special people with abnormal-free DNA as "blank slates" to copy Ashley's genetic makeup on.]] And Ashley has those abnormal genes from her parents. The far more interesting question is: Why did she manifest the powers of both Druitt *and* Tesla?trigger said changes in her.
25th Nov '11 11:23:59 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Am I the only one bugged by Clara Griffen and her having to turn invisible to get her key? Why couldn't Druitt just teleport in real quick and grab it? I know that if they'd just done that then we wouldn't have had fanservice, but come on...we wouldn't have had to deal with Clara being an annoying character.
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* Am I the only one bugged by Clara Griffen and her having to turn invisible to get her key? Why couldn't Druitt just teleport in real quick and grab it? I know that if they'd just done that then we wouldn't have had fanservice, but come on...we wouldn't have had to deal with Clara being an annoying character.character. ** Character hate isn't a good JBM, but you at least make a valid point before that. Druitt could have, but he was busy solving his own test. They were on the clock.
10th Nov '11 12:31:52 PM samroz83
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*** If memory serves, Magnus herself put in the rules that allowed her to be removed from power. Presumably those rules include failsafes in place to prevent her from taking back power too quickly. Why they didn't just remove Lizard-Beckett and put one of the other sanctuary heads in charge while filing the paper work to give Magnus her job back, who knows.
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*** If memory serves, Magnus herself put in the rules that allowed her to be removed from power. Presumably those rules include failsafes in place to prevent her from taking back power too quickly. Why they didn't just remove Lizard-Beckett and put one of the other sanctuary heads in charge while filing the paper work to give Magnus her job back, who knows.knows. * Am I the only one bugged by Clara Griffen and her having to turn invisible to get her key? Why couldn't Druitt just teleport in real quick and grab it? I know that if they'd just done that then we wouldn't have had fanservice, but come on...we wouldn't have had to deal with Clara being an annoying character.
25th Oct '11 10:04:22 AM TweaktheWhacked
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** It took ''two weeks'' to take the power away from a guy who knowingly fired upon and destroyed a civilian craft and took a number of other significantly bad judgment calls. All the while it took barely minutes and a single voice to take sufficient power away from Magnus. ''Twice'' Neither time was such a decision made unanimously either apparently (the second time it was claimed, but his authority was questioned by the crew of the ship he was on makes that completely questionable).
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** It took ''two weeks'' to take the power away from a guy who knowingly fired upon and destroyed a civilian craft and took a number of other significantly bad judgment calls. All the while it took barely minutes and a single voice to take sufficient power away from Magnus. ''Twice'' Neither time was such a decision made unanimously either apparently (the second time it was claimed, but his authority was questioned by the crew of the ship he was on makes that completely questionable).questionable). *** If memory serves, Magnus herself put in the rules that allowed her to be removed from power. Presumably those rules include failsafes in place to prevent her from taking back power too quickly. Why they didn't just remove Lizard-Beckett and put one of the other sanctuary heads in charge while filing the paper work to give Magnus her job back, who knows.
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