History WMG / BattleRoyale

28th May '15 5:20:12 AM arisboch
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** And how do you know that's not a lie told to demoralize the contestant?

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** [[UnreliableNarrator And how do you know that's not a lie told to demoralize the contestant?
contestant?]]
24th May '15 10:48:35 AM HoursGoneBy
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The class that is selected is always the one that is determined to be the one most likely to produce someone that shall grow up to be a potential threat to the regime. The BR program insures that almost all of these students are killed and that the "winner" is so traumatized by his ordeal and so marginalized by society that the odds of him ever accomplishing anything are zero.

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The class that is selected is always the one that is determined to be the one most likely to produce someone that shall grow up to be a potential threat to the regime. The BR program insures ensures that almost all of these students are killed and that the "winner" is so traumatized by his ordeal and so marginalized by society that the odds of him ever accomplishing anything are zero.
18th Apr '14 11:03:28 AM LongLiveHumour
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* Supported by the fact that, if 1984 is to be believed, Eurasia and Eastasia never ally with each other, which is unlikely if Eastasia were China, but makes sense if Eastasia is Imperial Japan. After all, after WorldWarII, neither Russia nor Japan liked the America or the rest of the Anglosphere, but they both respected them for being {{Badass}} warriors. If the war ended in a conditional armistice, rather than nuclear weapon-induced unconditional surrender, Japan would have retained considerable territory on the Mainland and the world would not have developed a healthy aversion to the use of nuclear weapons.


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* Supported by the fact that, if 1984 is to be believed, Eurasia and Eastasia never ally with each other, which is unlikely if Eastasia were China, but makes sense if Eastasia is Imperial Japan. After all, after WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, neither Russia nor Japan liked the America or the rest of the Anglosphere, but they both respected them for being {{Badass}} warriors. If the war ended in a conditional armistice, rather than nuclear weapon-induced unconditional surrender, Japan would have retained considerable territory on the Mainland and the world would not have developed a healthy aversion to the use of nuclear weapons.




BR is set in (novelverse and mangaverse) an AU where Japan apparently won WorldWarTwo, or TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the movie. In either case, this is several hundred years before ''The Hunger Games'' starts...but the government of Panem could have remembered the BR Program, and modeled the Hunger Games on it.


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BR is set in (novelverse and mangaverse) an AU where Japan apparently won WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, or TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the movie. In either case, this is several hundred years before ''The Hunger Games'' starts...but the government of Panem could have remembered the BR Program, and modeled the Hunger Games on it.

10th Nov '13 11:10:07 AM JIKTV
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[[WMG: ''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''KillBill'' are in the same continuity]]

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[[WMG: ''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''KillBill'' ''Film/KillBill'' are in the same continuity]]
5th Nov '13 11:19:25 AM kazokuhouou
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** And how do you know that's not a lie told to demoralize the contestant?
29th Sep '13 9:01:12 AM erforce
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[[WMG:''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''ChildrenOfMen'' are in the same continuity]]
BR is set a few years before Children of Men, before everyone outside Britain went nuts, but the first symptoms are already showing. The unruly schoolchildren are the last generation -- and completely detached. Taking parts of BR2 ([[FanonDiscontinuity and only some parts]]), the youth of Japan will rise against the grownups, resulting in a civil war which more or less wipes out the nation but the 2030's of COM.

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[[WMG:''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''ChildrenOfMen'' ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' are in the same continuity]]
BR is set a few years before Children ''Children of Men, Men'', before everyone outside Britain went nuts, but the first symptoms are already showing. The unruly schoolchildren are the last generation -- and completely detached. Taking parts of BR2 ([[FanonDiscontinuity and only some parts]]), the youth of Japan will rise against the grownups, resulting in a civil war which more or less wipes out the nation but the 2030's of COM.
4th Dec '12 4:35:16 AM Oreochan
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[[WMG: ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''TheHungerGames'' are in the same continuity]]

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[[WMG: ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''TheHungerGames'' ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' are in the same continuity]]



[[WMG: If TheHungerGames film is successful, then the film ''Film/BattleRoyale'' will be exported as a Hollywood Film]]

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[[WMG: If TheHungerGames Film/TheHungerGames film is successful, then the film ''Film/BattleRoyale'' will be exported as a Hollywood Film]]



** Confirmed, sort of. The first official DVD release will be out in late March when TheHungerGames movie comes out.

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** Confirmed, sort of. The first official DVD release will be out in late March when TheHungerGames Film/TheHungerGames movie comes out.
21st Oct '12 10:23:24 PM Aiguille
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[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' and Literature/NineteenEightyFour are in the same world]]
Obviously, the totalitarian Republic of Greater East Asia is the same nation as Eastasia. Orwell says that Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia are all the same, and the similarities are striking. ''BattleRoyale'' shows the rewriting of history books (Noriko is genuinely surprised that people had it better in the "feudal times"), publicly broadcast executions as entertainment, propaganda against the "evil imperialists", and even a Big Brother figure in the Great Dictator.

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[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and Literature/NineteenEightyFour are in the same world]]
Obviously, the totalitarian Republic of Greater East Asia is the same nation as Eastasia. Orwell says that Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia are all the same, and the similarities are striking. ''BattleRoyale'' ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' shows the rewriting of history books (Noriko is genuinely surprised that people had it better in the "feudal times"), publicly broadcast executions as entertainment, propaganda against the "evil imperialists", and even a Big Brother figure in the Great Dictator.



[[WMG:''BattleRoyale'' and ''ChildrenOfMen'' are in the same continuity]]

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[[WMG:''BattleRoyale'' [[WMG:''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''ChildrenOfMen'' are in the same continuity]]



[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' and ''TheHungerGames'' are in the same continuity]]

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[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''TheHungerGames'' are in the same continuity]]



[[WMG:''BattleRoyale'' and ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' are in the same continuity]]

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[[WMG:''BattleRoyale'' [[WMG:''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' are in the same continuity]]



[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' and ''KillBill'' are in the same continuity]]
Gogo Yubari could easily be the winner of a previous BattleRoyale, and have either kept the weapon she was randomly assigned (the meteor hammer) or obtained another one after going into O-Ren Ishii's service.

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[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' ''Film/BattleRoyale'' and ''KillBill'' are in the same continuity]]
Gogo Yubari could easily be the winner of a previous BattleRoyale, Battle Royale, and have either kept the weapon she was randomly assigned (the meteor hammer) or obtained another one after going into O-Ren Ishii's service.



[[WMG: If TheHungerGames film is successful, then the film for BattleRoyale will be exported as a Hollywood Film]]

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[[WMG: If TheHungerGames film is successful, then the film for BattleRoyale ''Film/BattleRoyale'' will be exported as a Hollywood Film]]



[[WMG: BattleRoyale is set in the same universe as TheLongWalk.]]

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[[WMG: BattleRoyale ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' is set in the same universe as TheLongWalk.]]''Literature/TheLongWalk.'']]
24th Jun '12 2:20:55 PM FELH2
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[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' and NineteenEightyFour are in the same world]]
Obviously, the totalitarian Republic of Greater East Asia is the same nation as Eastasia. Orwell says that Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia are all the same, and the similarities are striking. ''BattleRoyale'' shows the rewriting of history books (Noriko is genuinely surprised that people had it better in the "feudal times"), publicly broadcast executions as entertainment, propaganda against the "evil imperialists", and even a Big Brother figure in the Great Dictator.

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[[WMG: ''BattleRoyale'' and NineteenEightyFour Literature/NineteenEightyFour are in the same world]]
Obviously, the totalitarian Republic of Greater East Asia is the same nation as Eastasia. Orwell says that Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia are all the same, and the similarities are striking. ''BattleRoyale'' shows the rewriting of history books (Noriko is genuinely surprised that people had it better in the "feudal times"), publicly broadcast executions as entertainment, propaganda against the "evil imperialists", and even a Big Brother figure in the Great Dictator.



The class that is selected is always the one that is determined to be the one most likely to produce someone that shall grow up to be a potential threat to the regime. The BR program insures that almost all of these students are killed and that the "winner" is so traumatized by his ordeal and so marginalized by society that the odds of him ever accomplishing anything are zero.

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The class that is selected is always the one that is determined to be the one most likely to produce someone that shall grow up to be a potential threat to the regime. The BR program insures that almost all of these students are killed and that the "winner" is so traumatized by his ordeal and so marginalized by society that the odds of him ever accomplishing anything are zero.



If you don't have at least a piece of one of the Arrows, your only options for getting Stand Users are (a) be lucky enough to find someone born with a Stand ''and'' sympathetic to you, or (b) put the right person through enough stress that the Stand spontaneously awakens, and that's ''still'' a remote chance. So, if someone like Yoshihiro Kira (Dio and Enya clearly approved of him if he was given an Arrow by them, even if that couldn't have been until the 1980s) were in the 1940s Japanese military or government--he's about the right age--and knew about Stands (probably meaning that he himself was born with a Stand, and was in something like Unit 731 with lots of desperate guinea pigs whose own Stands might awaken otherwise unknown), he could come up with this way to both keep the populace too fearful of each other to rebel ''and'' make a slowly growing contingent of [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]] via stress/terror/etc. evocation. Ideally, Stand-using survivors (anybody with a Stand is going to have a ''huge'' advantage over more normal classmates, so the odds are against an awakened Stand User losing) will end up being just broken enough to no longer be averse to killing, but not so broken/vengeful that they're more of a threat to the bakufu than the bakufu's enemies.

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If you don't have at least a piece of one of the Arrows, your only options for getting Stand Users are (a) be lucky enough to find someone born with a Stand ''and'' sympathetic to you, or (b) put the right person through enough stress that the Stand spontaneously awakens, and that's ''still'' a remote chance. So, if someone like Yoshihiro Kira (Dio and Enya clearly approved of him if he was given an Arrow by them, even if that couldn't have been until the 1980s) were in the 1940s Japanese military or government--he's about the right age--and knew about Stands (probably meaning that he himself was born with a Stand, and was in something like Unit 731 with lots of desperate guinea pigs whose own Stands might awaken otherwise unknown), he could come up with this way to both keep the populace too fearful of each other to rebel ''and'' make a slowly growing contingent of [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]] via stress/terror/etc. evocation. Ideally, Stand-using survivors (anybody with a Stand is going to have a ''huge'' advantage over more normal classmates, so the odds are against an awakened Stand User losing) will end up being just broken enough to no longer be averse to killing, but not so broken/vengeful that they're more of a threat to the bakufu than the bakufu's enemies.
10th May '12 6:00:04 AM Darkblade
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** Maybe in the movie but the novel and manga have the Program as something scene only by the people in charge of it and even they mostly see it as blips on a GPS and recorded conversation not much of a show.
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