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22nd Jul '17 5:05:00 AM JBC31187
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*** It's not that Rusty forgot that he could clone them, it's that he forgot not to be sad. A good example is "Assisted Suicide." Rusty is neglectful and distant from his kids, partly because he's a dick and partly as a defense mechanism for dealing with their many, many deaths. But once Orpheus steps inside his mind, we see zombie Hanks and Deans everywhere. Consciously, Rusty pushes his family away. Subconsciously, he obsesses over his dead children.
14th Jul '17 2:50:36 AM trapdisc
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*** I mean another point is that in "Powerless in the Face of Death", he tells Triana that he's had many customers that he raised from the dead, including Reagan (until his check bounced). So he obviously has the ability to bring fully functioning humans back from the dead.
4th Jul '17 12:49:50 PM JBC31187
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*** Well, Wide Whale is leasing his arching time with Rusty to all kinds of people, from Red Death to Wes Warhammer to Harangtan. Maybe primaries can "rent out" their adversaries to lesser villains. The lessers get public exposure, and Wide Whale gets money, favors, and connections without having to do any work.


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** The memories from the previous batch are transferred to the new clones, but the combination of mental resets and Rusty's crappy parenting slows their development. Assuming the Season Two Hank and Dean never died, they saw more of the actual world, and not just the Boy Adventurer world Rusty keeps dragging them to. Also, once the clones were destroyed, Rusty's parenting slowly improved- no more dragging the boys into the jungle or to space or other hazardous environments.
* Why is Henchman 21 so distraught over killing Harangutan and other villains? I'm pretty sure he's killed people in Season 4 (say, the gladiator games), and he ''definitely'' killed a little kid in Season 5 (by accident, but still)?
4th Jul '17 12:10:24 PM JBC31187
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** The clones age as the brothers age- the fetus-like clones we see in "Perchance to Dean" are just the younger versions of the clones that were killed by the Monarch in Season 3. When 21 asks Rusty to clone 24, Venture says that he can't just make an adult- he can start the process, but then the clone has to age naturally. I think "instant cloning" is beyond the tech of the Venture 'verse- or at least, beyond Rusty's capabilities.
4th Jul '17 12:00:39 PM JBC31187
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** Well, J.J. may have a front-row view of Rusty's life, but it ''was'' Rusty's life- a life of mediocrity and failure and chasing old fame. J.J. may have just thought of Rusty's fights with the Monarch as two pathetic wannabes slapping each other around, and tuned it out.
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.
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