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7th Jul '17 3:51:57 AM Doug86
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* This theory gets even better when you remember a certain scene from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''!

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* This theory gets even better when you remember a certain scene from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''!
''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''!
8th Jan '17 8:33:09 AM Jisu
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But not as another VillainProtagonist. Alex only had one adventure instead of two, he wasn't abandoned for days on end, his siblings' bullying never went as far as the McCallister kids', and he was recognized by his family and the government for his efforts and even apologized to for being branded a liar by the police, so he most likely would have grown up more well-adjusted. Given that he wanted to grow up to be a cop, maybe he did, and when another Chicago-based trap-maker makes the news as a SerialKiller, Alex recognizes his own EvilCounterpart and requests to be put on the case.

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But not as another VillainProtagonist. Alex only had one adventure instead of two, he wasn't abandoned for days on end, his siblings' bullying never went as far as the McCallister [=McCallister=] kids', and he was recognized by his family and the government for his efforts and even apologized to for being branded a liar by the police, so he most likely would have grown up more well-adjusted. Given that he wanted to grow up to be a cop, maybe he did, and when another Chicago-based trap-maker makes the news as a SerialKiller, Alex recognizes his own EvilCounterpart and requests to be put on the case.
8th Jan '17 8:32:46 AM Jisu
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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.

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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.cautious.

[[WMG:Alex from 3 will appear in the Adult Kevin series.]]
But not as another VillainProtagonist. Alex only had one adventure instead of two, he wasn't abandoned for days on end, his siblings' bullying never went as far as the McCallister kids', and he was recognized by his family and the government for his efforts and even apologized to for being branded a liar by the police, so he most likely would have grown up more well-adjusted. Given that he wanted to grow up to be a cop, maybe he did, and when another Chicago-based trap-maker makes the news as a SerialKiller, Alex recognizes his own EvilCounterpart and requests to be put on the case.
22nd Dec '16 2:50:22 PM Historyman21
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[[WMG: Home Alone 4 is a dream of Kevin's as an adult]]
* This would explain continuity descrepancies and the appearance of technology not around in 91 or 92.
18th Dec '16 10:50:16 PM loracarol
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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.

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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 [=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.
16th Dec '16 3:19:58 PM eaterofworlds
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[[WMG: Old Man Marley and the Bird Lady are both serial killers]]
* Just because they don't kill Kevin (at least, not right now), doesn't mean that they aren't serial killers...
** Maybe Kevin is too likeable to be killed.
*** Ask Harry and Marv about that...
** Maybe they like him whilst Harry and Marv hate him.
*** Marley and the bird lady like Kevin because he didn't smash them with paint cans and lead pipes and irons and electrocute them and blow them up.
** Maybe because Old Man Marley & The Bird Lady didn't try to break into his house or ,you know, threaten him with a gun! Also them being serial killers would just make the whole message the movie was making about them completely pointless.

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[[WMG: Old Man Marley and the Bird Lady are both serial killers]]
* Just because they don't kill Kevin (at least, not right now), doesn't mean that they aren't serial killers...
** Maybe Kevin is too likeable to be killed.
*** Ask Harry and Marv about that...
** Maybe they like him whilst Harry and Marv hate him.
*** Marley and the bird lady like Kevin because he didn't smash them with paint cans and lead pipes and irons and electrocute them and blow them up.
** Maybe because Old Man Marley & The Bird Lady didn't try to break into his house or ,you know, threaten him with a gun! Also them being serial killers would just make the whole message the movie was making about them completely pointless.
15th Dec '16 12:59:37 PM eaterofworlds
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** Maybe because Old Man Marley & The Bird Lady didn't try to break into his house or ,you know, threaten him with a gun! Also them being serial killers would just make the whole message the movie was making about them completely pointless.
19th Nov '16 8:13:58 PM SamMax
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* This can even serve to explain the [[ContinuitySnarl continuity errors]] in the fourth film; we already established that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a MultipleChoicePast, so what we see as the fourth film could actually be [[UnreliableNarrator a warped retelling of the first two films]], or at least, the fourth film ''did'' happen, [[BroadStrokes but not as shown]]; the contradictions to the first two films are more because we're seeing it through his perspective, and we've already established tht [[{{Understatement}} he's not very well in the head]].

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* This can even serve to explain the [[ContinuitySnarl continuity errors]] in the fourth film; we already established that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a MultipleChoicePast, so what we see as the fourth film could actually be [[UnreliableNarrator a warped retelling of the first two films]], or at least, the fourth film ''did'' happen, [[BroadStrokes but not as shown]]; the contradictions to the first two films are more because we're seeing it through his perspective, and we've already established tht that [[{{Understatement}} he's not very well in the head]].
19th Nov '16 8:13:35 PM SamMax
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* This can even serve to explain the [[ContinuitySnarl continuity errors]] in the fourth film; we already established that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a MultipleChoicePast, so what we see as the fourth film could actually be [[UnreliableNarrator a warped retelling of the first two films]], or at least, the fourth film ''did'' happen, [[BroadStrokes but not as shown]]; the contradictions to the first two films are more because we're seeing it through his perspective,band he's not very well in the head.

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* This can even serve to explain the [[ContinuitySnarl continuity errors]] in the fourth film; we already established that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a MultipleChoicePast, so what we see as the fourth film could actually be [[UnreliableNarrator a warped retelling of the first two films]], or at least, the fourth film ''did'' happen, [[BroadStrokes but not as shown]]; the contradictions to the first two films are more because we're seeing it through his perspective,band perspective, and we've already established tht [[{{Understatement}} he's not very well in the head.
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19th Nov '16 8:07:36 PM SamMax
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* This can even serve to explain the continuity errors in the fourth film; we already established that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a MultipleChoicePast, so what we see as the fourth film could actually be [[UnreliableNarrator a warped retelling of the first two films]], or at least, the fourth film ''did"" happen, [[BroadStrokes but not as shown]]; the contradictions to the first two films are more because we're seeing it through his perspective,band he's not very well in the head.

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* This can even serve to explain the [[ContinuitySnarl continuity errors errors]] in the fourth film; we already established that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a MultipleChoicePast, so what we see as the fourth film could actually be [[UnreliableNarrator a warped retelling of the first two films]], or at least, the fourth film ''did"" ''did'' happen, [[BroadStrokes but not as shown]]; the contradictions to the first two films are more because we're seeing it through his perspective,band he's not very well in the head.
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