History Headscratchers / XiaolinShowdown

6th Apr '16 10:58:06 AM wolfzilla88
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** Maybe Dashi just has a weird sence of humor.
16th Mar '16 8:47:18 AM ObsidianFire
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*** In fact this may be why they don't do it as often as they could. They may have occasional bursts of GenreSavvy that say that if they're too unfair in what they pick, some LaserGuidedKarma will insure that the enemy is actually better at the challenge than expected. (Like, say, if Raymundo was completely and utterly unfair and picked "Not being named Jack" as a Showdown, it would turn out that Jack Spicer's real name is Eugene, and Raymundo forgot that his own middle name is Jackson or something, as AnAesop about not being a jerk.)

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*** In fact this may be why they don't do it as often as they could. They may have occasional bursts of GenreSavvy smartness that say that if they're too unfair in what they pick, some LaserGuidedKarma will insure that the enemy is actually better at the challenge than expected. (Like, say, if Raymundo was completely and utterly unfair and picked "Not being named Jack" as a Showdown, it would turn out that Jack Spicer's real name is Eugene, and Raymundo forgot that his own middle name is Jackson or something, as AnAesop about not being a jerk.)
5th Dec '15 9:36:52 PM Harley_Quinn
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* How does Chase bring Wuya back without her powers? He used the Serpent's Tail and the Reversing Mirror, just like Raimundo did, so why would the effects be any different? Are we just hand-waving it as some unspecified Heylin magic?
5th Dec '15 9:21:09 PM Harley_Quinn
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** There's several possibilities: A) Chase distracted him. He was so busy trying to win him over he didn't get anything evil done. B) Wuya helped him out a bit in the first season, so later he was supporting himself more. and C) When you think about in in a FridgeLogic sort of way, he probably was at the same level as he was in the beginning, and the ''monks'' got better. Think about it: From what we're shown, Jack only ever truly fights the monks on a regular basis, whereas the monks fight a crap load of regular villains ''and'' one shot villains. They even commented themselves about how fighting Jack had become norm and boring, meaning they'd gotten used to him and his tactics. Jack then seems much weaker in comparison.

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** There's several possibilities: A) [[DistractedByTheSexy Chase distracted him.him]]. He was so busy trying to win him over he didn't get anything evil done. B) Wuya helped him out a bit in the first season, so later he was supporting himself more. and C) When you think about in in a FridgeLogic sort of way, he probably was at the same level as he was in the beginning, and the ''monks'' got better. Think about it: From what we're shown, Jack only ever truly fights the monks on a regular basis, whereas the monks fight a crap load of regular villains ''and'' one shot villains. They even commented themselves about how fighting Jack had become norm and boring, meaning they'd gotten used to him and his tactics. Jack then seems much weaker in comparison.
30th Oct '15 10:23:04 AM Tuckerscreator
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* In the episode where Jack builds Chameleon Bot to replace Kimiko, the episode ends with him having every shen gong wu at the point (except for the Mantis Flip Coin and Golden Tiger Claws) which includes the Shroud of Shadows. A couple of episodes later, Omi wins the shroud back along with Jack's Jet Bootsu. Then in ''Mala Mala Jong'', Omi loses the Jet Bootsu to Jack over a showdown for the Heart of Jong. With Jack victorious, Wuya has everything she needs to summon Mala Mala Jong. However, when Jong is brought to life, you can see
the shroud on its back. Kimiko even lampshades the plot hole when she quips "The Shroud of Shadows?! How'd they get that?".

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* In the episode where Jack builds Chameleon Bot to replace Kimiko, the episode ends with him having every shen gong wu at the point (except for the Mantis Flip Coin and Golden Tiger Claws) which includes the Shroud of Shadows. A couple of episodes later, Omi wins the shroud back along with Jack's Jet Bootsu. Then in ''Mala Mala Jong'', Omi loses the Jet Bootsu to Jack over a showdown for the Heart of Jong. With Jack victorious, Wuya has everything she needs to summon Mala Mala Jong. However, when Jong is brought to life, you can see
see the shroud on its back. Kimiko even lampshades the plot hole when she quips "The Shroud of Shadows?! How'd they get that?".
29th Oct '15 9:04:55 PM Dephlogisticate
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**** Omi believed that using the [[MesACrowd Ring of the Nine Dragons]] would allow him to boost his overall efficiency. Omi is the type who'd rush in to try to handle everything on his own. Giving Omi such an impossible task with the odds against him was a way to force him to learn that he truly can't do everything on his own.
5th Jul '15 12:46:43 PM InsanityStallion
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*** Perhaps he could do it with one brush, it was just (and obviously so) hard work, just as Omi could have fixed his problems as one person, though it would have taken some minor sacrifices. Omi's hardheaded, so the punishment needed to drive this home...
5th Jul '15 12:40:55 PM InsanityStallion
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17th Feb '15 3:47:11 AM TT454
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*** Uhm... that wasn't what I was asking. Read my question again. I find it weird that Master Fung gives Omi a punishment task that is virtually impossible to complete. He's told to clean the cookware and make them spotless with a dry brush and no washing up supplies. How can Omi be expected to do his time when he wasn't given any detergent, sponges, wet wipes etc., and only in one hour? Perhaps Fung didn't expect Omi to actually make the cookware spotless and just did it to humiliate him.

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*** Uhm... that wasn't what I was asking. Read my question again. I find it weird that Master Fung gives Omi a punishment task that is virtually impossible to complete. He's told to clean the cookware and make them spotless with a dry brush and no washing up supplies. How can Omi be expected to do his time when he wasn't given any detergent, sponges, wet wipes cloths, etc., and only in one hour? Perhaps Fung didn't expect Omi to actually make the cookware spotless and just did it to humiliate him.
17th Feb '15 3:45:47 AM TT454
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*** Uhm... that wasn't what I was asking. Read my question again. I find it weird that Master Fung gives Omi a punishment task that is virtually impossible to complete. He's told to clean the cookware and make them spotless with a dry brush and no washing up supplies. How can Omi be expected to do his time when he wasn't given any detergent, sponges, wet wipes etc., and only in one hour? Perhaps Fung didn't expect Omi to actually make the cookware spotless and just did it to humiliate him.
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