History Headscratchers / TheVisionOfEscaflowne

28th Mar '17 2:36:28 PM cyberakuma13
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* Why, in Ep 24, once Hitomi has returned to the Mystic Moon, does Van say that now Dornkirk can no longer use his Fate Alteration Machine?

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* Why, in Ep 24, once Hitomi has returned to the Mystic Moon, does Van say that now Dornkirk can no longer use his Fate Alteration Machine?Machine? I suppose Folken told Van (off-screen) that she was needed for a full-power Fate Alteration (Zone of Absolute Fortune)?
28th Mar '17 10:50:42 AM cyberakuma13
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* Why, in Ep 24, once Hitomi has returned to the Mystic Moon, does Van say that now Dornkirk can no longer use his Fate Alteration Machine?
6th Sep '15 2:04:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Here's another one, and spoilers ahoy, because it can't be discussed otherwise. After Folken defects, he comes to Asturia with all sorts of juicy secret information about Zaibach, which he gladly shares. But he obviously neglected to tell Allen and Hitomi that their relationship, in its current state, was at least partially influenced by the stunt he and Eriya pulled with the Fate Alteration Machine. Allen, despite his MemeticSexGod status, is a gentleman, and I can't imagine that he would have proposed to Hitomi so soon if he'd known that she had in any way been unduly influenced. Maybe Folken didn't like the idea of Hitomi as a sister-in-law? That would be sad, since she was by far the person who was nicest to him after he switched sides.

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* Here's another one, and spoilers ahoy, because it can't be discussed otherwise. After Folken defects, he comes to Asturia with all sorts of juicy secret information about Zaibach, which he gladly shares. But he obviously neglected to tell Allen and Hitomi that their relationship, in its current state, was at least partially influenced by the stunt he and Eriya pulled with the Fate Alteration Machine. Allen, despite his MemeticSexGod status, is a gentleman, and I can't imagine that he would have proposed to Hitomi so soon if he'd known that she had in any way been unduly influenced. Maybe Folken didn't like the idea of Hitomi as a sister-in-law? That would be sad, since she was by far the person who was nicest to him after he switched sides.
15th Feb '15 12:57:24 PM CaptEquinox
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**** It seemed to be almost a variation on GrowingUpSucks. Well, better yet, SoWhatHappensNow? You've had your adventure, now it's time to return to reality, having learned something, become better, stronger, braver etc. from your experiences. This "ReturnToReality" ought to be a trope if it isn't, it happens so damn often. It's also a hark back to the "older MagicalGirl series" referenced under Anime & Manga on the main GrowingUpSucks page, where women's powers and adventures were supposed to benefit them at the end, as they enter the real world of ... subservience to men. talk about cognitive dissonance.

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**** It seemed to be almost a variation on GrowingUpSucks. Well, better yet, SoWhatHappensNow? SoWhatDoWeDoNow? You've had your adventure, now it's time to return to reality, having learned something, become better, stronger, braver etc. from your experiences. This "ReturnToReality" ought to be a trope if it isn't, it happens so damn often. It's also a hark back to the "older MagicalGirl series" referenced under Anime & Manga on the main GrowingUpSucks page, where women's powers and adventures were supposed to benefit them at the end, as they enter the real world of ... subservience to men. talk about cognitive dissonance.
15th Feb '15 12:56:49 PM CaptEquinox
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**** It seemed to be almost a variation on GrowingUpSucks. You've had your adventure, now it's time to return to reality, having learned something, become better, stronger, braver etc. from your experiences. This "ReturnToReality" ought to be a trope if it isn't, it happens so damn often. It's also a hark back to the "older MagicalGirl series" referenced under Anime & Manga on the main GrowingUpSucks page, where women's powers and adventures were supposed to benefit them at the end, as they enter the real world of ... subservience to men. talk about cognitive dissonance.

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**** It seemed to be almost a variation on GrowingUpSucks. Well, better yet, SoWhatHappensNow? You've had your adventure, now it's time to return to reality, having learned something, become better, stronger, braver etc. from your experiences. This "ReturnToReality" ought to be a trope if it isn't, it happens so damn often. It's also a hark back to the "older MagicalGirl series" referenced under Anime & Manga on the main GrowingUpSucks page, where women's powers and adventures were supposed to benefit them at the end, as they enter the real world of ... subservience to men. talk about cognitive dissonance.
28th Oct '14 12:04:12 AM Kahran042
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* Is there any significance to the different-colored kanji in each episode title?
23rd Sep '12 10:00:24 AM CaptEquinox
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**** It seemed to be almost a variation on GrowingUpSucks. You've had your adventure, now it's time to return to reality, having learned something, become better, stronger, braver etc. from your experiences. This "ReturnToReality" ought to be a trope if it isn't, it happens so damn often. It's also a hark back to the "older MagicalGirl series" referenced under Anime & Manga on the main GrowingUpSucks page, where women's powers and adventures were supposed to benefit them at the end, as they enter the real world of ... subservience to men. talk about cognitive dissonance.
13th Jul '12 11:33:59 AM PurpleShirt
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** We have a trope for this: AnimationAgeGhetto.
14th Jun '12 7:20:23 AM MagiMonster
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* Seriously, between the blood and the scantily-clad cat girls, who thought this was a good idea to air on Fox Kids?
19th May '12 12:28:44 PM GrantMK2
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* In episode 3 what is with Allen's treatment of Van at the start? Van heard Hitomi scream, he comes running towards her and he sees her unconscious and in the arms of an unknown man. What does Allen do to defuse the situation? Does he introduce himself as a knight and officer who might be trustworthy? Does he point out the unconscious man on the ground and explain that it was that man who attacked her? Does he even put her down and offer to let Van watch her? No, he explains nothing, he threatens Van and then he's actually angry that Van didn't listen to him.
* Why is Hitomi so confused that Van wants to force his way out of Allen's fortress in episode 3? Allen has told them that Van's country has been destroyed, he hasn't given Van any suggestion that Allen or Asturia will help him and when Van takes Escaflowne and tries to leave Allen is waiting to fight him in a Guymelef. Van is trying to find the remnants of his people while Allen is doing nothing to offer a better alternative. Allen is holding a head of state prisoner for no reason other than Allen is there to be right and Van to be wrong.
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