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14th Jun '17 6:46:47 PM LiteraryCynic
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[[WMG: Alex is using the flashbacks to cover any holes]]
It's implied if not outright stated that Videoland and it's people are influenced by the Game Master and his perception of them. It's why Cecil was leveled to max and had 99 Excaliburs while Edward was named Spoony and had no experience fighting, because that's the way Alex played the game. It's also why Ryan could understand Chrono and Green Megaman, both of whom Alex considered silent protagonists and thus couldn't hear. Alex, as the current Game Master, seems to have the most control currently over establishing how Videoland or the characters work based on his perception of them. But there are a multitude of events that he was not present for and reasonably speaking, there is no way he could have known everything that was said or done when he wasn't there, nor could he even know for sure when exactly these events occurred in time. That's because Alex using these flashbacks to fill in the holes he did not personally witness in order to leave little room for manipulation. Because Ryan is sitting in on the story as Alex is telling it, Alex is setting the framework for anything Ryan could perceive and thus limiting how much Ryan could alter through his ability as a Game Master. It's hardly even questioned that Alex could be lying about any of it, Ryan just seems to be listening and accepting everything as factual accounts of events even to the point of being able to view the flashbacks and understand parts that Alex didn't. Now that Ryan is informed of what events happened and what certain characters are like, they're set and he can't change them. Similarly, it's been shown that the Sovereign of Sorrow can alter past events to an extent and "fill in the blanks" in order to adjust things to her favor. There also seems to be some distortion noted between past, present, and future where something in the present can be glossed over (such as the big Swear-down) or something in the far past may not be established until a point in the future (such as the Sovereign's adjustment of Celes's past that the game pretty much never addressed). Part of the reason Alex is telling all these stories and jumping around so much is to cover as much area as possible. Aside from just telling the story or buying time before Alex and Ryan have to fight it out for the title of Game Master, the flashbacks are meant to cover any periods of time that might offer holes either Ryan or the Sovereign of Sorrow could use to fill in themselves and use to their own ends.

11th Jun '17 8:35:34 AM Piterpicher
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[[WMG: The Sovereign is the ghost of GunpeiYokoi]]

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[[WMG: The Sovereign is the ghost of GunpeiYokoi]]Creator/GunpeiYokoi]]
29th Dec '16 10:42:09 AM DustSnitch
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And those which aren't touched are caricatures of how Alex sees them. Protoman is a {{Badass}} who puts up with no nonsense, Wily is a CardCarryingVillain, and Cecil follows his paladin code even when it's a bad idea.

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And those which aren't touched are caricatures of how Alex sees them. Protoman is a {{Badass}} badass who puts up with no nonsense, Wily is a CardCarryingVillain, and Cecil follows his paladin code even when it's a bad idea.
3rd Jun '16 8:46:06 AM SteelEdge
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* [[Another way to put it: Omega Energy is Death itself.]]

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* [[Another Another way to put it: Omega Energy is Death itself.]]
itself.
* Bob actually says that every living thing contains the seeds of its own destruction. He says it right before devouring an enemy. Somehow, whoever extracted Omega Energy from Kevin Keene used that. Maybe Bob was the one who discovered it?



Just look at what happened [[spoiler: when the waves of sorrow and hope hit Nexus. Everyone became depressed when Sorrow hit, but realized worth when Hope hit. Example: (I can't remember his name, please insert) the guy who throws his hat at people realized that he doesn't make sense, but then realized that it doesn't matter.]]

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Just look at what happened [[spoiler: when the waves of sorrow and hope hit Nexus. Everyone became depressed when Sorrow hit, but realized worth when Hope hit. Example: (I can't remember his name, please insert) the guy who throws his hat at people Spike Mc Fang realized that he doesn't make sense, but then realized that it doesn't matter.]]


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[[WMG: The Sovereign's true form is a 3D image that can't be represented as a sprite]]
That's why the sprites can't perceive her true form.

[[WMG: At some point, Alex will tell someone that Solid Snake is still alive]]
Snake is still part of the Metal Gear franchise, and it's still pretty popular and hard to miss. Alex may not like the games (he describes modern games as like soup cans in that they're just things), but he probably knows about the Metal Gear Solid games. Snake in Videoland is in some sort of coma that he can never wake up from. He's alive, but only exists on Playstation games.

[[WMG: Everyone who died in the Great Change was part of a game that never made the jump from NES to SNES]]
The only place that the Sovereign didn't destroy in the scene where she's destroying everything was Mushroom Kingdom. All the others were relatively obscure games that didn't get remakes or sequels on the SNES. Snake died, even though his franchise lasted for years after the SNES.
27th May '16 2:44:35 PM Doug86
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The Sovereign can see the future, but not the past -- which, in TheDivineComedy, is listed as one of the abilities of the damned. The sovereign also has access to Game Master-like powers, can change the abilities of sprites (even if limited to only improving pre-existing abilities), and gives knowledge of the real world to anyone Touched. Clearly, the Sovereign is Gunpei Yokoi trying to take revenge on the company that destroyed him -- the whole female thing is a misunderstanding caused by using Queen Zeal as AFormYouAreComfortableWith for Magus.

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The Sovereign can see the future, but not the past -- which, in TheDivineComedy, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', is listed as one of the abilities of the damned. The sovereign also has access to Game Master-like powers, can change the abilities of sprites (even if limited to only improving pre-existing abilities), and gives knowledge of the real world to anyone Touched. Clearly, the Sovereign is Gunpei Yokoi trying to take revenge on the company that destroyed him -- the whole female thing is a misunderstanding caused by using Queen Zeal as AFormYouAreComfortableWith for Magus.
11th May '16 11:29:00 PM philopoemen
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* [[Another way to put it: Omega Energy is Death itself.]]
4th May '16 7:42:17 PM aye_amber
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Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} IS a druggie? Eventually [=JayDee=] might show off why Max thinks of them as such.

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Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim VideoGame/EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} IS a druggie? Eventually [=JayDee=] [=Jay=]Dee might show off why Max thinks of them as such.
18th Apr '16 8:06:55 PM Bufuman
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Neither her actual death nor her corpse ever being shown (or was mentioned to have been found), which gives a chance that she never actually died. Especially given that Cid himself, who was shown to be weaker than BD at the height of her power, survived a fall from a similar height while IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EXPLOSION. But another reason to believe she might still be alive is that she appears in [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/06/20/684-the-temptation/ comic 684]] as one of the people Golbez has met (check the bottom of the 8th panel), despite his first appearance in the game coming long after she would have died.

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Neither her actual death nor her corpse has ever being been shown (or was mentioned to have been found), which gives means there's a chance that she never actually died. Especially given that Cid himself, who was shown to be weaker than BD at the height of her power, survived a fall from a similar height while IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EXPLOSION. But another reason to believe she might still be alive is that she appears in [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/06/20/684-the-temptation/ comic 684]] as one of the people Golbez has met (check the bottom of the 8th panel), despite his first appearance in the game coming long after she would have died.



Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} IS a druggie? Hopefully [=JayDee=] will drop an explanation of this at some point.

[[WMG: Cara's abilities are the results of a Game Genie/Shark]]
In [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2015/08/17/863-how-to-make-friends-and-incapacitate-people/ comic 863]], Cara hits Shadow 4 times for 9999 damage each. This is actually impossible to do Cara to do in FinalFantasyV, both for that exact amount of hits (she would either hit twice, as Monks are considered to be dual-wielding with their fists, or 8 times if she was using [=XFight=]/Rapid-Fire, but 4 hits is impossible), and the amount of damage (even at level 99 and with each blow landing a critical, Cara lacks the power to hit the damage cap with each individual strike). Furthermore, the fact that NO ONE else in Nexus wants to cross her at all, including Megaman (who was perfectly willing to go after an RPG final boss like Amon but tells his men to stay FAR away from Cara) would seem to indicate either stats that are maxed out (which can't be done in FFV without cheat devices) or even an invincibility code of some sort.

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Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} IS a druggie? Hopefully Eventually [=JayDee=] will drop an explanation might show off why Max thinks of this at some point.

them as such.

[[WMG: Cara's abilities are [[GameBreaker overpoweredness]] is the results result of a Game Genie/Shark]]
In [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2015/08/17/863-how-to-make-friends-and-incapacitate-people/ comic 863]], Cara hits Shadow 4 times for 9999 damage each. This is actually impossible to do for Cara to do in FinalFantasyV, both for that exact amount of hits (she would either hit twice, as Monks are considered to be dual-wielding with their fists, or 8 times if she was using [=XFight=]/Rapid-Fire, but 4 hits is impossible), and the amount of damage (even at level 99 and with each blow landing a critical, Cara lacks the power to hit the damage cap with each individual strike). Furthermore, the fact that NO ONE else in Nexus wants to cross her at all, including Megaman (who all (including Megaman, who was perfectly willing to go after an RPG final boss like Amon but tells his men to stay FAR away from Cara) would seem to indicate either that her stats that are maxed out (which can't be done in FFV without cheat devices) devices, since stats remain constant across levels and are only changed by jobs and equipment) or even an invincibility code of some sort.
sort. Given that FF5 is easily the hardest of the SNES Final Fantasy games, Alex may have resorted to cheat codes to beat it.

[[WMG: Magus will die 77 more times in the Mushroom Kingdom]]
When the Elder of Mysidia [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2014/12/10/854-cursed-luck/ repeatedly attempted]] to break Frog's curse (put on him by Magus, remember), he eventually gives up, but [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2015/01/28/856-dead-silence/ his]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2015/05/04/858-unforgettable-lessons-about-forgetting/ comments]] hint that Esunaga's method of breaking curses is to make sure that the specific method of uncursing (in this case, Magus's death) actually comes to pass. The reason it failed to ever stick? Because Magus is in the Mushroom Kingdom, where people have extra lives! The Elder cast the spell 95 times, and Magus has died 18 times so far, once in [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/18/283-driveby/ Max Force's initial attack]], then 17 more times as [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/10/316-collateral-damage/ Max's failed attempts to hit Mario hit Magus instead]]. Thus, Magus will bring the count to an even 95 before he leaves the Mushroom Kingdom.
16th Apr '16 5:08:09 PM Bufuman
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Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} IS a druggie? Hopefully JayDee will drop an explanation of this at some point.

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Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} IS a druggie? Hopefully JayDee [=JayDee=] will drop an explanation of this at some point.
16th Apr '16 5:05:53 PM Bufuman
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[[WMG: Blue Dragon is still alive]]
Neither her actual death nor her corpse ever being shown (or was mentioned to have been found), which gives a chance that she never actually died. Especially given that Cid himself, who was shown to be weaker than BD at the height of her power, survived a fall from a similar height while IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EXPLOSION. But another reason to believe she might still be alive is that she appears in [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/06/20/684-the-temptation/ comic 684]] as one of the people Golbez has met (check the bottom of the 8th panel), despite his first appearance in the game coming long after she would have died.

[[WMG: We'll be seeing some of the people from the third panel of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/22/322-being-max-force/ comic 322]] ]]
Why on earth would Max Force believe that people like BeavisAndButthead and EarthwormJim AREN'T druggies, while believing that someone like {{Batman}} IS a druggie? Hopefully JayDee will drop an explanation of this at some point.

[[WMG: Cara's abilities are the results of a Game Genie/Shark]]
In [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2015/08/17/863-how-to-make-friends-and-incapacitate-people/ comic 863]], Cara hits Shadow 4 times for 9999 damage each. This is actually impossible to do Cara to do in FinalFantasyV, both for that exact amount of hits (she would either hit twice, as Monks are considered to be dual-wielding with their fists, or 8 times if she was using [=XFight=]/Rapid-Fire, but 4 hits is impossible), and the amount of damage (even at level 99 and with each blow landing a critical, Cara lacks the power to hit the damage cap with each individual strike). Furthermore, the fact that NO ONE else in Nexus wants to cross her at all, including Megaman (who was perfectly willing to go after an RPG final boss like Amon but tells his men to stay FAR away from Cara) would seem to indicate either stats that are maxed out (which can't be done in FFV without cheat devices) or even an invincibility code of some sort.
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