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4th Oct '15 6:38:16 PM Boredman
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*If you interpret the "I've done it" shot as being real, it may indicate that Leonard has not only broken the cycle (and gotten a tattoo to make sure he remembers), but also that his wife is alive and well, and that Sammy's story of being made to kill his wife is not a parallel to Leonard's life.
2nd Apr '15 3:27:45 AM RushLimborg
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[[WMG: Leonard's cycle of killing is over, after the killing of Teddy.]]

Think about it. First, Leonard makes sure to get a tattoo of Teddy's license plate number. Second, we clearly see him taking a picture of the dead Teddy in the end. Thus, we can infer that--rather than being "no longer held in check" by Teddy (as the main page claims)...he can at last have the mental satisfaction that his wife is avenged.

The question is...[[NoEndorHolocaust now what?]]
5th Mar '14 12:35:28 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* The climax will show him and Leonard having a MexicanStandoff - with the added complication that none of them can at all remember ''why''!

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* The climax will show him and Leonard having a MexicanStandoff - with the added complication that none neither of them can at all remember ''why''!
5th Mar '14 12:33:04 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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** The climax will show him and Leonard having a MexicanStandoff - with the added complication that none of them can at all remember ''why''!

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** * The climax will show him and Leonard having a MexicanStandoff - with the added complication that none of them can at all remember ''why''!
5th Mar '14 12:32:09 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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The guy in Room #9 gets retrograde amnesia from the door attack, and seeks out Leonard for revenge!

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The guy in Room #9 gets retrograde amnesia from the door attack, and seeks out Leonard for revenge!revenge!
** The climax will show him and Leonard having a MexicanStandoff - with the added complication that none of them can at all remember ''why''!
24th Aug '12 4:47:02 PM NimmerStill
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Given the level of Teddy's trustworthiness as seen in the film, there's no good reason to believe he's being honest that the first "John G" they killed was the real killer of Lenny's wife, or that Teddy even bothered to try. It's just as likely that he was scheming Lenny from the start, using him to tie the loose ends of his failed cases.

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Given the level of Teddy's trustworthiness as seen in the film, there's no good reason to believe he's being honest that the first "John G" they killed was the real killer rapist of Lenny's wife, or that Teddy even bothered to try. It's just as likely that he was scheming Lenny from the start, using him to tie the loose ends of his failed cases.
24th Aug '12 4:39:04 PM NimmerStill
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[[WMG: They never found the real John G]]

Given the level of Teddy's trustworthiness as seen in the film, there's no good reason to believe he's being honest that the first "John G" they killed was the real killer of Lenny's wife, or that Teddy even bothered to try. It's just as likely that he was scheming Lenny from the start, using him to tie the loose ends of his failed cases.
29th Jul '12 9:03:13 PM WilliamSyler
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Lenny understands "I'm no killer", and he knows he wouldn't want to serial kill people for some strange form of vengeance ("you think I just want another puzzle to solve"). He concludes that Teddy is a crooked cop who has using him to kill criminals since his accident (might be the cop that was sent to investigate the accident in the first place). Knowing this, he has two options. One is to leave a note for himself explaining that Teddy is a serial killer; problem there is he would have a very hard time convincing people of this with his condition, plus, being a crooked cop, Teddy would easily get him killed or have him put away for his murders. Two is to burn the picture of him killing Jimmy G, give himself a clue that Teddy (conveniently a John G) is the killer. He feels it's best for Teddy to die (for his own survival, and to prevent further killings), and knows he'll never be able to pull the trigger unless motivated by this. There may be some holes in this [=WMG=] (Did Teddy feed the name John G? If so, was he that keen to kill drug dealing John Gs that he doesn't worry that he has the same name?! He probably didn't expect his licence-plate # to be looked up, but still), but it does make for a relatively happy ending, with the protagonist killing the serial killer.

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Lenny understands "I'm no killer", and he knows he wouldn't want to serial kill people for some strange form of vengeance ("you think I just want another puzzle to solve"). He concludes that Teddy is a crooked cop who has using him to kill criminals since his accident (might be the cop that was sent to investigate the accident in the first place). Knowing this, he has two options. One is to leave a note for himself explaining that Teddy is a serial killer; problem there is he would have a very hard time convincing people of this with his condition, plus, being a crooked cop, Teddy would easily get him killed or have him put away for his murders. Two is to burn the picture of him killing Jimmy G, give himself a clue that Teddy (conveniently a John G) is the killer. He feels it's best for Teddy to die (for his own survival, and to prevent further killings), and knows he'll never be able to pull the trigger unless motivated by this. There may be some holes in this [=WMG=] (Did Teddy feed the name John G? If so, was he that keen to kill drug dealing John Gs that he doesn't worry that he has the same name?! He probably didn't expect his licence-plate # to be looked up, but still), but it does make for a relatively happy ending, with the protagonist killing the serial killer.killer.

[[WMG: The Sequel]]

The guy in Room #9 gets retrograde amnesia from the door attack, and seeks out Leonard for revenge!
5th Feb '12 9:00:08 PM Pickly
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* Although whether the story is real, [spoiler:a substitute for Leonard's own story], or something else, as long as he worked on a case related to short term memory loss, he would have been given some knowledge of the condition, and a reason to think to himself (even just as random thoughts) about how someone might handle it,

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* Although whether the story is real, [spoiler:a [[spoiler:a substitute for Leonard's own story], story]], or something else, as long as he worked on a case related to short term memory loss, he would have been given some knowledge of the condition, and a reason to think to himself (even just as random thoughts) about how someone might handle it,
5th Feb '12 8:59:57 PM Pickly
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* Although whether the story is real, [spoiler:a substitute for Leonard's own story], or something else, as long as he worked on a case related to short term memory loss, he would have been given some knowledge of the condition, and a reason to think to himself (even just as random thoughts) about how someone might handle it,
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