History WMG / IronChef

5th Nov '16 6:12:42 PM nombretomado
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Beyond several 'honorary' cameos and a blink-and-you-miss-it spot in the opening credits (check the wall behind Kaga), Iron Chef Ishinabe has pretty much disappeared from IronChef canon. A highlight special made for American audiences featuring Iron Chefs Hiroyuki Sakai and Chen Kenichi outright claims that Sakai is the ''first'' Iron Chef French. Food Network and Fine Living Network have only shown ''one'' of his matches, the only one that he ''lost'', noted above, as opposed to Food Network showing several of Iron Chef Japanese I Rokusaburo Michiba and Iron Chef Japanese II Koumei Nakamura's battles. (Fine Living, not so much.) This smacks of RetCon.
* This WMG and the one above go hand in hand. Kaga set Ishinabe up to fall, and then he tries to erase Ishinabe from IronChef history. This is made easier because Ishinabe only participated in eight battles. But Kaga can't wipe out everything because of that darned portrait, and so a few cameos remain.

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Beyond several 'honorary' cameos and a blink-and-you-miss-it spot in the opening credits (check the wall behind Kaga), Iron Chef Ishinabe has pretty much disappeared from IronChef Series/IronChef canon. A highlight special made for American audiences featuring Iron Chefs Hiroyuki Sakai and Chen Kenichi outright claims that Sakai is the ''first'' Iron Chef French. Food Network and Fine Living Network have only shown ''one'' of his matches, the only one that he ''lost'', noted above, as opposed to Food Network showing several of Iron Chef Japanese I Rokusaburo Michiba and Iron Chef Japanese II Koumei Nakamura's battles. (Fine Living, not so much.) This smacks of RetCon.
* This WMG and the one above go hand in hand. Kaga set Ishinabe up to fall, and then he tries to erase Ishinabe from IronChef Series/IronChef history. This is made easier because Ishinabe only participated in eight battles. But Kaga can't wipe out everything because of that darned portrait, and so a few cameos remain.



When the 21st Century battles were held, Sakai and Morimoto lost their battles to their longtime rival and an American upstart respectively. Having lost face so publicly and in such important battles, Kaga faked his death so that he could disappear for good. He was only brought out of his self-imposed exile when his nephew approached him with the plans for IronChef America, and then only to give his blessing (a blessing his other nephew, who tried to continue Iron Chef in Japan, sorely lacked).

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When the 21st Century battles were held, Sakai and Morimoto lost their battles to their longtime rival and an American upstart respectively. Having lost face so publicly and in such important battles, Kaga faked his death so that he could disappear for good. He was only brought out of his self-imposed exile when his nephew approached him with the plans for IronChef Series/IronChef America, and then only to give his blessing (a blessing his other nephew, who tried to continue Iron Chef in Japan, sorely lacked).



It has just been announced that Chairman Mark is on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' (American vs.) this season. Anyone who has watched seasons of that show knows that, underneath the heartwarming vignettes and beautiful moves, it's a blood sport -- both contestants and pros get injured frequently. They are encouraged to stay in while injured. (Last season, two "dances" had to be judged via rehearsal footage.) In short, it is one of the few competitions even more dangerous than IronChef.

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It has just been announced that Chairman Mark is on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' (American vs.) this season. Anyone who has watched seasons of that show knows that, underneath the heartwarming vignettes and beautiful moves, it's a blood sport -- both contestants and pros get injured frequently. They are encouraged to stay in while injured. (Last season, two "dances" had to be judged via rehearsal footage.) In short, it is one of the few competitions even more dangerous than IronChef.
Series/IronChef.



* It appears to have failed so far. Chairman Mark kept taping for IronChef even while he was rehearsing for "Dancing," and he came out unharmed -- though his professional dancer-partner Lacey Schwimmer got hurt twice! The first time was a muscle pull; the second time was, apparently, a KiAttack that Mark deflected that then hit Lacey. (He tells her, "Go home!") Chairman Mark just got voted out, so he may come roaring back to Kitchen Stadium yet.

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* It appears to have failed so far. Chairman Mark kept taping for IronChef Series/IronChef even while he was rehearsing for "Dancing," and he came out unharmed -- though his professional dancer-partner Lacey Schwimmer got hurt twice! The first time was a muscle pull; the second time was, apparently, a KiAttack that Mark deflected that then hit Lacey. (He tells her, "Go home!") Chairman Mark just got voted out, so he may come roaring back to Kitchen Stadium yet.
30th Jul '16 12:09:46 PM nombretomado
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More telling evidence: You would think the Chairman would be heavily involved in ''The Next Iron Chef'', since whomever wins becomes his newest [[strike: minion]] Iron Chef. But all the supervising and overseeing is done by Alton Brown. Hell, in the second season, Chairman Mark isn't even ''at'' Kitchen Stadium, having been detoured into the DancingWithTheStars studios; he relays his messages through video.

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More telling evidence: You would think the Chairman would be heavily involved in ''The Next Iron Chef'', since whomever wins becomes his newest [[strike: minion]] Iron Chef. But all the supervising and overseeing is done by Alton Brown. Hell, in the second season, Chairman Mark isn't even ''at'' Kitchen Stadium, having been detoured into the DancingWithTheStars ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' studios; he relays his messages through video.



It has just been announced that Chairman Mark is on DancingWithTheStars (American vs.) this season. Anyone who has watched seasons of that show knows that, underneath the heartwarming vignettes and beautiful moves, it's a blood sport -- both contestants and pros get injured frequently. They are encouraged to stay in while injured. (Last season, two "dances" had to be judged via rehearsal footage.) In short, it is one of the few competitions even more dangerous than IronChef.

So, Alton Brown appealed to Chairman Mark's honor and got him to want to be on that show. The object is to supplant Mark. Ideally, Mark will be so badly injured that he will be unable to do his job ever again. There is also the possibility that he will be kicked out of the Gourmet Academy because he's been away for too long -- DancingWithTheStars takes six weeks plus however many weeks he can stay in the competition (it's '''live!'''). Alton will then seize control, perhaps placing another figurehead in the Chairman slot.

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It has just been announced that Chairman Mark is on DancingWithTheStars ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' (American vs.) this season. Anyone who has watched seasons of that show knows that, underneath the heartwarming vignettes and beautiful moves, it's a blood sport -- both contestants and pros get injured frequently. They are encouraged to stay in while injured. (Last season, two "dances" had to be judged via rehearsal footage.) In short, it is one of the few competitions even more dangerous than IronChef.

So, Alton Brown appealed to Chairman Mark's honor and got him to want to be on that show. The object is to supplant Mark. Ideally, Mark will be so badly injured that he will be unable to do his job ever again. There is also the possibility that he will be kicked out of the Gourmet Academy because he's been away for too long -- DancingWithTheStars ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' takes six weeks plus however many weeks he can stay in the competition (it's '''live!'''). Alton will then seize control, perhaps placing another figurehead in the Chairman slot.



** Oops. Chairman Mark is (as is custom) appearing on the DancingWithTheStars finale. Alton must have done some fine manipulations: Chairman Mark is supposed to face off against Chuck Liddell of the Ultimate Fighting League... <shudder>

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** Oops. Chairman Mark is (as is custom) appearing on the DancingWithTheStars ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' finale. Alton must have done some fine manipulations: Chairman Mark is supposed to face off against Chuck Liddell of the Ultimate Fighting League... <shudder>



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18th Jan '16 4:13:02 PM Willbyr
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[[WMG: Kaga is a witch and Game Master a la UminekoNoNakuKoroNi]]

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[[WMG: Kaga is a witch and Game Master a la UminekoNoNakuKoroNi]]''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'']]
14th Nov '15 12:02:06 PM nombretomado
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*** For the same reason Popeye in the RobinWilliams film of that name dislikes spinach. Just because it's the source of his power doesn't mean Kaga enjoys it in itself.

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*** For the same reason Popeye in the RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams film of that name dislikes spinach. Just because it's the source of his power doesn't mean Kaga enjoys it in itself.
23rd Mar '15 1:12:33 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Chairman Mark [[{{Firefly}} can kill you with his brain.]]]]

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[[WMG: Chairman Mark [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} can kill you with his brain.]]]]
16th Mar '15 10:28:35 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: [[{{Futurama}} Chairman Koji]] is a descendant of the Kaga family.]]

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[[WMG: [[{{Futurama}} [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Chairman Koji]] is a descendant of the Kaga family.]]
25th Jul '13 12:43:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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[[WMG: Alton Brown appealed to Chairman Mark's pride or honor to attempt a UriahGambit-cum-XanatosRoulette and gain unquestioned control of the show.]]
It has just been announced that Chairman Mark is on DancingWithTheStars (American vs.) this season. Anyone who has watched recent seasons of that show know that, underneath the heartwarming vignettes and beautiful moves, it's a blood sport -- both contestants and pros get injured frequently. They are encouraged to stay in while injured. (Last season, two "dances" had to be judged via rehearsal footage.) In short, it is one of the few competitions even more dangerous than IronChef.

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[[WMG: Alton Brown appealed to Chairman Mark's pride or honor to attempt a UriahGambit-cum-XanatosRoulette UriahGambit and gain unquestioned control of the show.]]
It has just been announced that Chairman Mark is on DancingWithTheStars (American vs.) this season. Anyone who has watched recent seasons of that show know knows that, underneath the heartwarming vignettes and beautiful moves, it's a blood sport -- both contestants and pros get injured frequently. They are encouraged to stay in while injured. (Last season, two "dances" had to be judged via rehearsal footage.) In short, it is one of the few competitions even more dangerous than IronChef.
9th Feb '13 10:43:56 AM kazokuhouou
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[[WMG: Legally, Mark inherited Kitchen Stadium Japan and appointed Tamaki as chairman.]]
This goes with an above WMG that Kaga was alive during the creation of Kitchen Stadium America but died before the creation of the revival. Mark, as Kaga's sole heir, inherited Kitchen Stadium Japan and everything that went with it upon Kaga's death. However, having already tried to juggle two stadiums (America and Australia) and failing at it (leading to Australia's closure), Mark chose to appoint someone to serve as Japan's chairman. The question now becomes, how did Tamaki come into consideration and why did Mark pick him?
1st Dec '12 11:31:22 AM cesario
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* Ishinabe appeared in the King Of Iron Chefs Grand Finale, being introduced as Iron Chef the first along with Michiba and Nakamura. So, retconning him theories is kinda moot.
26th Nov '12 6:18:14 PM kazokuhouou
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* They seem to be no relation at all.
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