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25th Mar '16 12:50:14 PM amphiboly
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* It seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've bought whatever merchandise they wanted for themselves, especially if they started out as legitimate plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.

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* It seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've bought whatever merchandise they wanted for themselves, with their own money and still have plenty leftover, especially if they started out as legitimate ''legitimate'' plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.
25th Mar '16 12:48:54 PM amphiboly
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* It seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've gotten the merchandise themselves, especially if they started out as legitimate plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.

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* It seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've gotten the bought whatever merchandise they wanted for themselves, especially if they started out as legitimate plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.
25th Mar '16 12:26:10 PM amphiboly
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* Per the former comment (I'm the "friend" in question, btw,) it seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've gotten the merchandise themselves, especially if they started out as legitimate plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.

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* Per the former comment (I'm the "friend" in question, btw,) it It seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've gotten the merchandise themselves, especially if they started out as legitimate plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.
25th Mar '16 12:25:33 PM amphiboly
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* Per the former comment (I'm the "friend" in question, btw,) it seems more plausible that they weren't paid well because if they were paid ''too'' well, then they wouldn't have needed to stoop to thievery and could've gotten the merchandise themselves, especially if they started out as legitimate plumbers. Whereas if they were underpaid, then their unhappiness with their low pay seems that much more plausible a source of influence behind what drew them to committing crime.
15th Mar '16 11:27:53 AM Temporary14
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* This is surprisingly plausible when you consider [[BigEater how much pizza everyone eats.]] (Kevin wanted--and later got--an entire large pizza for himself, and Buzz ate a whole one before Kevin even had time to reach it!) Humans in this universe likely developed denser, stronger bones and muscles as well as a minor HealingFactor, but have higher caloric intake requirements as a result. This would also explain how Marv was able to launch Harry into the air in the second film--he weighs much more than anyone else, even other humans of this universe!



After the events of the first two films it isn't that out of place to assume social services took Kevin from the McCallisters because of negligence. His name got changed to protect him from Harry and Marv in the event they get out of jail and look for him. So in The Good Son he lives with a new family but tragically the events of the previous films turned him into a murderous sociopath.

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After the events of the first two films it isn't that out of place to assume social services took Kevin from the McCallisters because of negligence. His name got changed to protect him from Harry and Marv in the event they get out of jail and look for him. So in The Good Son he lives with a new family but tragically the events of the previous films turned him into a murderous sociopath.sociopath.

[[WMG: The Wet Bandits are SuperSoldier prototypes.]]
They were in prison before the events of the first film, and the US government conducted hideous human experiments on them as part of a program to develop soldiers who could survive more extreme injuries. Taking a blowtorch to the head or a kerosene explosion point-black is no problem, as they were created to withstand flamethrowers and battlefield explosives. The experiments done to them were torturously painful, resulting in them having a high enough pain threshold to keep going when an ordinary human would've been rendered comatose. They keep escaping from prison because the experiment [[GoneHorriblyRight worked too well]], allowing them to get away by doing things no ordinary human could survive, like crawling through fields of barbed wire or jumping from prison walls several stories high. However, they're still only common thugs with no military training, resulting in them being unable to defeat Kevin because they just rush in and rely on their SuperToughness to survive. This is also why they're prone to [[WhatAnIdiot dumb decisions]] and [[FailedASpotCheck carelessness]]: they know that [[ImplacableMan nothing can stop them]], and are too impatient and impulsive to be more cautious.
22nd Dec '15 3:57:01 PM worldbreaker
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[[http://www.mandatory.com/2013/07/16/conspiracy-uncle-frank-was-behind-everything-in-home-alone/ Explained in detail here]]. Considering what an asshole and a tightwad he is, it wouldn't be surprising.

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[[http://www.mandatory.com/2013/07/16/conspiracy-uncle-frank-was-behind-everything-in-home-alone/ Explained in detail here]]. Considering what an asshole and a tightwad he is, it wouldn't be surprising.surprising.

[[WMG: Kevin is Henry from The Good Son.]]
After the events of the first two films it isn't that out of place to assume social services took Kevin from the McCallisters because of negligence. His name got changed to protect him from Harry and Marv in the event they get out of jail and look for him. So in The Good Son he lives with a new family but tragically the events of the previous films turned him into a murderous sociopath.
18th Dec '15 10:27:34 AM dante8
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Harry and Marv don't seem surprised to survive what should be deadly injuries in our universe, and don't seem to consider this as a special ability only they have.

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Harry and Marv don't seem surprised to survive what should be deadly injuries in our universe, and don't seem to consider this as a special ability only they have.
have. This also makes Kevin seem like less of a sociopath, if he knew they wouldn't really suffer that much.
8th Dec '15 7:11:51 PM SaraJaye
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Harry and Marv don't seem surprised to survive what should be deadly injuries in our universe, and don't seem to consider this as a special ability only they have.

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Harry and Marv don't seem surprised to survive what should be deadly injuries in our universe, and don't seem to consider this as a special ability only they have.have.

[[WMG: Uncle Frank is the mastermind behind everything.]]
[[http://www.mandatory.com/2013/07/16/conspiracy-uncle-frank-was-behind-everything-in-home-alone/ Explained in detail here]]. Considering what an asshole and a tightwad he is, it wouldn't be surprising.
24th Nov '15 8:40:35 PM libertpaulian
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* Marv dies when he gets electrocuted, Harry when he sticks his flaming head in the kerosene-filled toilet, and Kevin himself dies either in the ensuing fire or from some other mishap (such as possibly falling into one of his own traps). Kevin, Harry and Marv wind up in Purgatory where the next segment of the film takes place, and when the pigeon lady shows up to rescue Kevin from Harry and Marv, she is actually an angel sent by God from Heaven to save Kevin; the cops who arrest Harry and Marv are Satan's minions coming to take them to Hell. Kevin's mom dies when she is murdered by a random thug on the streets of New York, and joins Kevin in Purgatory, and the rest of Kevin's family are killed in a plane crash while transporting their bodies back to Chicago. The last scenes of the movie take place in Heaven where Kevin's family are reunited with him and the mom--note the cheery mood and how brightly lit the "hotel suite" is.

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* Marv dies when he gets electrocuted, Harry when he sticks his flaming head in the kerosene-filled toilet, and Kevin himself dies either in the ensuing fire or from some other mishap (such as possibly falling into one of his own traps). Kevin, Harry and Marv wind up in Purgatory where the next segment of the film takes place, and when the pigeon lady shows up to rescue Kevin from Harry and Marv, she is actually an angel sent by God from Heaven to save Kevin; the cops who arrest Harry and Marv are Satan's minions coming to take them to Hell. Kevin's mom dies when she is murdered by a random thug on the streets of New York, York (especially considering it was the early 90s, back when crime was still rampant in New York City), and joins Kevin in Purgatory, and the rest of Kevin's family are killed in a plane crash while transporting their bodies back to Chicago. The last scenes of the movie take place in Heaven where Kevin's family are reunited with him and the mom--note the cheery mood and how brightly lit the "hotel suite" is.
18th Aug '15 10:16:29 AM dmcreif
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A friend of mine pointed this out when we noticed the logo on their truck: "OK Plumbing and Heating". They were plumbers who worked for a lot of wealthy houses and got greedy (either because they weren't paid well or were paid ''too'' well), leading them to become burglars. Plus, it explains their calling card as "The Wet Bandits".

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A friend of mine pointed this out when we noticed the logo on their truck: van: "OK Plumbing and Heating". They were plumbers who worked for a lot of wealthy houses and got greedy (either because they weren't paid well or were paid ''too'' well), leading them to become burglars. Plus, it explains their calling card as "The Wet Bandits".
*It's either that or they stole a van and got themselves someone who could plaster a phony decal on them. Of course, the idea that they were legitimate plumbers who got greedy still makes more sense.
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