History Headscratchers / SuperFriends

25th Dec '15 7:50:47 PM nombretomado
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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.
13th Jul '15 11:51:55 AM DarkStorm
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** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.

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** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.air.
** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.
8th Feb '15 1:40:08 PM Whitewings
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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.power.
** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.
18th Feb '14 9:36:53 AM 940131
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18th Feb '14 9:36:52 AM 940131
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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.
11th Oct '13 3:20:12 AM Arivne
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** "Too Hot To Handle". Why exactly did the vine start attacking the museum at the beginning of the episode? There was no indication that the Solar-Terrarians had anything to do with it.

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** "Too Hot To Handle". Why exactly did the vine start attacking the museum at the beginning of the episode? There The heat by itself wouldn't cause it, and there was no indication that the Solar-Terrarians had anything to do with it.
11th Oct '13 3:16:38 AM Arivne
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** "Too Hot To Handle". Why exactly did the vine start attacking the museum at the beginning of the episode? There was no indication that the Solar-Terrarians had anything to do with it.
2nd Oct '13 2:24:34 AM Arivne
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* 1973-74 episode "The Androids".
** How did Dr. Rebos' androids infiltrate the first space mission as astronauts? What happened to the original astronauts who were supposed to be on the flight? Did the android astronauts (or some other androids) kidnap them? Nothing was mentioned about them after the crash.
** Dr. Rebos and his assistant Loco disguised themselves as reporters and their truck as a van for Bow Wow magazine, then drove to the Cape Courageous base. They meet Wonder Dog and take several pictures of him (so they can make an android...er, canoid duplicate of him). They then give him a award for being "Dog of the Year" with his name on it. There's just one problem: the only reason Wonder Dog was outside the base is that he forgot his Top Secret pass and wasn't allowed inside. How exactly did Dr. Rebos know in advance that this would happen and Wonder Dog would be available?
* In the 1973-74 episode "The Baffles Puzzle", the villains Dabny and Darby set up four traps to capture/delay the Super Friends so they don't interfere at the ransom dropoff. How did they know that Superman would go to investigate the "balloon floating free in the rain" and be taken out by the kryptonite hidden in it? While they could reasonably assume that Aquaman would check out "under the sea off the coast of Spain", what if Batman and Robin (in the Bat Jet or Bat Copter) or Wonder Woman (in her invisible jet) had gone to check out the balloon? The kryptonite would have been useless! And there was no kryptonite at all in the other traps, so if Superman had investigated them he wouldn't have been hampered in the slightest.
* 1973-74 episode "The Fantastic FRERPS". The G.R.E.P.S. company knows from previous experience that when their shipments are hijacked the drivers are given a receipt signed "Roy La Post". Why don't they tell the delivery personnel that if they receive such a receipt, they're to immediately call in that they've been robbed and try to catch the robbers? When it happened in an early scene, the people didn't even bother to look at the receipt to see who signed it!

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* 1973-74 episode episodes
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"The Androids".
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Androids"
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How did Dr. Rebos' androids infiltrate the first space mission as astronauts? What happened to the original astronauts who were supposed to be on the flight? Did the android astronauts (or some other androids) kidnap them? Nothing was mentioned about them after the crash.
** *** Dr. Rebos and his assistant Loco disguised themselves as reporters and their truck as a van for Bow Wow magazine, then drove to the Cape Courageous base. They meet Wonder Dog and take several pictures of him (so they can make an android...er, canoid duplicate of him). They then give him a award for being "Dog of the Year" with his name on it. There's just one problem: the only reason Wonder Dog was outside the base is that he forgot his Top Secret pass and wasn't allowed inside. How exactly did Dr. Rebos know in advance that this would happen and Wonder Dog would be available?
* In the 1973-74 episode ** "The Baffles Puzzle", the Puzzle". The villains Dabny and Darby set up four traps to capture/delay the Super Friends so they don't interfere at the ransom dropoff. How did they know that Superman would go to investigate the "balloon floating free in the rain" and be taken out by the kryptonite hidden in it? While they could reasonably assume that Aquaman would check out "under the sea off the coast of Spain", what if Batman and Robin (in the Bat Jet or Bat Copter) or Wonder Woman (in her invisible jet) had gone to check out the balloon? The kryptonite would have been useless! And there was no kryptonite at all in the other traps, so if Superman had investigated them he wouldn't have been hampered in the slightest.
* 1973-74 episode ** "The Fantastic FRERPS". The G.R.E.P.S. company knows from previous experience that when their shipments are hijacked the drivers are given a receipt signed "Roy La Post". Why don't they tell the delivery personnel that if they receive such a receipt, they're to immediately call in that they've been robbed and try to catch the robbers? When it happened in an early scene, the people didn't even bother to look at the receipt to see who signed it!
22nd Sep '13 4:07:26 AM Arivne
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* 1973-74 episode "The Fantastic FRERPS". The G.R.E.P.S. company know from previous experience that when their shipments are hijacked the drivers are given a receipt signed "Roy La Post". Why don't they tell the delivery personnel that if they receive such a receipt, they're to immediately call in that they've been robbed and try to catch the robbers? When it happened in an early scene, the people didn't even bother to look at the receipt to see who signed it!

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* 1973-74 episode "The Fantastic FRERPS". The G.R.E.P.S. company know knows from previous experience that when their shipments are hijacked the drivers are given a receipt signed "Roy La Post". Why don't they tell the delivery personnel that if they receive such a receipt, they're to immediately call in that they've been robbed and try to catch the robbers? When it happened in an early scene, the people didn't even bother to look at the receipt to see who signed it!
22nd Sep '13 4:04:25 AM Arivne
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* In the 1973-74 episode "The Baffles Puzzle", the villains Dabny and Darby set up four traps to capture/delay the Super Friends so they don't interfere at the ransom dropoff. How did they know that Superman would go to investigate the "balloon floating free in the rain"? While they could reasonably assume that Aquaman would check out "under the sea off the coast of Spain", what if Batman and Robin (in the Bat Jet or Bat Copter) or Wonder Woman (in her invisible jet) had gone to check out the balloon? The kryptonite hidden in it would have been useless! And there was no kryptonite at all in the other traps, so if Superman had investigated them he wouldn't have been hampered at all.

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* In the 1973-74 episode "The Baffles Puzzle", the villains Dabny and Darby set up four traps to capture/delay the Super Friends so they don't interfere at the ransom dropoff. How did they know that Superman would go to investigate the "balloon floating free in the rain"? rain" and be taken out by the kryptonite hidden in it? While they could reasonably assume that Aquaman would check out "under the sea off the coast of Spain", what if Batman and Robin (in the Bat Jet or Bat Copter) or Wonder Woman (in her invisible jet) had gone to check out the balloon? The kryptonite hidden in it would have been useless! And there was no kryptonite at all in the other traps, so if Superman had investigated them he wouldn't have been hampered at all.in the slightest.
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