History YMMV / GhostInTheShell

13th Oct '17 3:12:25 PM a7ba
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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as canon evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender (especially since she still uses female pronouns in her new body), Motoko ''is'' canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.
19th Sep '17 1:38:09 PM _____________
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: ''Innocence'' somehow carries a TV-PG rating despite its violence - which includes peoples' heads getting smacked off - and focus on the sexual trafficking of minors.
12th Sep '17 10:47:40 PM blackemperorexe
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** Another is the climactic scene where the Major fights the spider tank. This scene has been referenced in almost every adaptation in one form or another since then, usually with Motoko fighting some large mech and trying to tear a hatch off, getting one or both arms taken off, then having a robotic manipulator of some sort attempt to crush her head. Sometimes individually, sometimes all at once, but all make reference to the scene in some manner.

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** Another is the climactic scene where the Major fights the spider tank. This scene has been referenced in almost every adaptation in one form or another since then, usually with Motoko fighting some large mech and trying to tear a hatch off, getting one or both arms taken off, then having a robotic manipulator of some sort attempt to crush her head. Sometimes individually, sometimes all at once, but all make reference to the scene in some manner. The scene appears in the original manga, but in a different context and without the weight given to it in the adaptations. It lasts for about a page, and is treated as just one more day on the job.
10th Sep '17 4:37:39 AM Wooboo
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** Another is the climactic scene where the Major fights the spider tank. This scene has been referenced in almost every adaptation in one form or another since then, usually with Motoko fighting some large mech and trying to tear a hatch off, getting one or both arms taken off, then having a robotic manipulator of some sort attempt to crush her head. Sometimes individually, sometimes all at once, but all make reference to the scene in some manner.
8th Sep '17 9:43:03 PM Wooboo
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** This is also a psychological symptom of full-body prosthesis, due to the disconnection between a person's identity as their ghost and their artificial body. The Major in the first film in particular is quite paranoid about her origins, commenting that she sometimes worries that her ghost is that of a dead person put into a cyborg body, or that she [[TomatoInTheMirror isn't human at all,]] and has no way to really tell in any event, other than thinking that she is. With the aforementioned brain hacking, even that isn't a sure thing.
8th Sep '17 9:32:28 PM Wooboo
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: The Puppet Master turns out to be a project developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Section 9's rival, Section 6, an AI developed for political reasons, such as manipulating information. When the program becomes sentient, it then tries to defect, with Section 6 desperate to recover it for fear that the revelation of its existence would cause massive political fallout. Twenty years later, and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_warrantless_surveillance_(2001%E2%80%9307) scandal revolving around the NSA's warrantless surveillance]] and Edward Snowden's leaks almost takes it out of the realm of fiction.]]
18th Jun '17 8:56:03 PM Mullon
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* SignatureScene: The Major jumping through a skyscraper window and camouflaging as she falls to the ground in her first story. The 1995 movie used it, ''Stand Alone Complex'' used variations of it, even the Scarlett Johansson movie used it.
17th Jun '17 5:33:16 PM GovernorExplosion
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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as canon evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender, Motoko ''is'' canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.

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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as canon evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender, transgender (especially since she still uses female pronouns in her new body), Motoko ''is'' canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.
17th Jun '17 5:31:30 PM GovernorExplosion
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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender, Motoko ''is'' canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.

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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as canon evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender, Motoko ''is'' canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.
17th Jun '17 5:30:51 PM GovernorExplosion
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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender, Motoko *is* canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.

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* CommonKnowledge: Because The Major is put into an androgynous-looking male body at the end of the manga for an assignment, some fans misinterpret or mis-remember this as evidence she's a {{Transsexual}}. While it's arguable whether or not transferring the consciousness of one gender into the body of another qualifies a character as transgender, Motoko *is* ''is'' canonically BiTheWay, so she does qualify under the LGBT umbrella in other ways.
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