History Headscratchers / TheVentureBrothers

30th Apr '17 5:26:48 PM DrDougsh
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* To what extent are we meant to buy into Rusty and Ben's rationale that Hank and Dean's clones ''are'' Hank and Dean? Sure, they may be functionally identical, but that doesn't make them the same person. It's clearly shown in more than one episode that the clones don't share the same consciousness as the originals. Effectively, Rusty just callously replaced his sons with different people. The rationale that the clones are just a way to patch a "really big boo-boo" doesn't really hold up except from Rusty's personal perspective. It doesn't make his actual sons any less dead. Yet, the argument seems to be made somewhat genuinely when Ben makes it. Are we ''supposed'' to call bullshit on it or not?
19th Mar '17 11:11:59 PM Arrowhead
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** Following the events of "All This And Gargantua-2!", it's likely that The Monarch's rating - along with those of what remained of The Guild - were re-accessed as they were taking stock of their assets. By that point, Monarch had lost his cocoon base and most of his henchmen. While he still had his inheritance, he was operating out of his father's old house which was in need of major renovations to function as a home much less as a super-villain lair. Throw in the fact that with Dr. Mrs. The Monarch on The Council of Thirteen she's too busy with Guild business to act as his Number Two and The Monarch's threat-level on-paper isn't what it was. And that's ignoring whatever influence Wide Whale has been throwing around to screw with The Monarch...
11th Feb '17 11:37:06 AM Tractical_Chunder
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* So what's the deal with the Guild's E.M.A levels? THE MIGHTY MONARCH, with a supposedly bottomless supply of funds from his inheritance, a giant flying base of operations capable of sustaining the ''hundreds'' of henchmen in his employ, a brilliant right-hand-man and eventually a hyper-competent #1 Henchman, and a flying car, is only a Level 6; while Harangutan, a singular villain that live out of an RV, is a Level 10?
16th Dec '16 11:10:09 PM RavenWilder
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** In the Season 3 premiere, it's revealed that getting the Monarch to give up arching Dr. Venture is something the Council of Thirteen wanted her to do, not something she wanted for herself.
16th Dec '16 11:02:25 PM RavenWilder
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** It was established during the Monarch's "Crucible" with the Council of Thirteen that sometimes music might be playing during a certain scene InUniverse, but if the rights to the song are too expensive, we won't necessarily hear it.
9th Dec '16 11:50:24 PM ApeAccount
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** There's no way of knowing for sure but it's possible that growth effects of the ray aren't permanent on something that wasn't shrunk by it (hence explaining why it wasn't used to make giant piles of gold). So maybe he'd be returned to normal temporarily and then would shrink again. Since he wouldn't be able to operate the ray in his smaller form and since his "friends" wouldn't always be available to keep helping him return to normal size, that would explain him spending his time small. Of course, they may just not have bothered telling him about the shrink-ray.
9th Dec '16 11:25:00 PM ApeAccount
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* In "Maybe No Go" Billy is talking about how things would be different without that red ball and mentions this line "there's no RZA, and I lost my virginity to Side A of Wu-Tang Forever. We know Billy lost his virginity to a trio of prostitutes he thought were vampires in "The Silent Partners". We saw no music playing nor any apparent opportunity for him to put any on. When exactly would Wu-Tang Forever or indeed any music have come into this?
3rd Dec '16 4:49:51 PM ApeAccount
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** There was also an episode where the Impossibles were mentioned as having won a costume contest dressed as the Fantastic Four (who inspired them) so it seems both the original character and their parody can exist without anyone thinking it odd.


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** In "A Very Venture Halloween" a group of his magical friends got together and showed the ability to raise the dead, many of them having shown less power than Orpheus demonstrated. Orpheus was horrified by what they'd done. Similarly, he was horrified when he thought he'd brought Dean and Hank back as zombies. He only seemed to be willing to try resurrecting them because he felt guilty about their deaths and then because he thought they were zombies because of him. So while he may have it in his power to raise the dead (as zombies at least) he doesn't seem to think it's a good idea. So the name Necromancer is technically appropriate because he could resurrect the dead but he doesn't want to use the power so the name may not be all that meaningful, still he has to use it because all other names sound silly.
* Why was Dean named as the heir to the Guild in "The Revenge Society"? If his claim was that his great-grandfather was the original sovereign then shouldn't leadership have fallen to Rusty and/or Jonas Jr? Even if it went to Dean, as a twin shouldn't it have been shared with Hank? Don't get me wrong, he's the smart choice for the Sovereign to have made. Rusty would have run it into the ground. Jonas Jr wouldn't have seen the point in even having an evil organisation and would probably have tried to turn it into something else. Hank would have made everyone into Batman/Batman villains. Hank is the only one who would have just handed it back to him. It just seems like someone, particularly Rusty, should have questioned why it went to Dean.
5th Jul '16 6:29:40 PM trapdisc
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* So in "Powerless in the Face of Death", Orpheus uses his title as Necromancer in the traditional sense and says he can raise the dead. But in "Blood of the Father", he says it's basically just a meaningless title to replace wizard or warlock because they sound silly nowadays. Can he raise the dead or not? I mean, he might not have the actual power to do it, but his reasoning behind being called a necromancer in those two episodes is what really bugs me.
19th May '16 11:52:09 AM TheNicestGuy
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* Just now noticing this, but why on earth did Paul "Humongoloid" Entmann stay small after he was released from the fallout shelter? The "grow" mode of the shrink-ray was shown to work between then and when he was crushed by a rocking chair, and he seemed like he would have been desperate to return to normal.
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