History YMMV / Oblivion2013

3rd Jun '18 2:53:36 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: "[[BigBad Sally]]" is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malevolent A.I.]] that controls the Tet, a machine that destroys planets after plundering them of their resources. Targeting Earth, she [[DetonationMoon destroys the moon]], resulting in catastrophic events that wipe out much of humanity. Capturing [[TheProtagonist Jack Harper]] and Victoria "Vika" Olsen, Sally clones Jack and uses his copies as mindless soldiers to fight the surviving humans. Spending the next 50 years hunting down survivors with her drones, Sally leaves clones of Jack and Vica to maintain her machines on Earth, routinely wiping their memories while falsely promising them voyage to an inhabitable world. When Jack comes to kill her, Sally tries to convince him she is his God while frantically trying to save herself.

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* CompleteMonster: "[[BigBad Sally]]" is a The [[AIIsACrapshoot malevolent A.I.]] that ]], "[[BigBad Sally]]", controls the Tet, a machine that destroys it uses to destroy planets after plundering them of their resources. Targeting Earth, she Sally [[DetonationMoon destroys the moon]], resulting in catastrophic events that wipe out much of humanity. Capturing [[TheProtagonist Jack Harper]] and Victoria "Vika" "Vicca" Olsen, Sally clones Jack and uses his copies as mindless soldiers to fight the surviving humans. Spending the next 50 years hunting down survivors with her drones, Sally leaves clones of Jack and Vica Vicca to maintain her machines on Earth, routinely wiping their memories while falsely promising them voyage to an inhabitable world. When Jack comes to kill her, Sally tries to convince him she is his God while frantically trying to save herself.world.
4th Feb '18 2:26:42 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: "[[BigBad Sally]]" is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malevolent A.I.]] that controls the Tet, a machine that destroys planets after plundering them of their resources. Targeting Earth, she [[DetonationMoon destroys the moon]], resulting in catastrophic events that wipe out much of humanity. Capturing [[TheProtagonist Jack Harper]] and Victoria "Vika" Olsen, Sally clones Jack and uses his copies as mindless soldiers to fight the surviving humans. Spending the next 50 years hunting down survivors with her drones, Sally leaves clones of Jack and Vica to maintain her machines on Earth, routinely wiping their memories while falsely promising them voyage to an inhabitable world. When Jack comes to kill her, Sally tries to convince him she is his God while frantically trying to save herself.
12th Oct '17 1:14:59 PM Robbyn
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Somewhere out there, there might be a really upset [[spoiler: Victoria-52.]]
* TheWoobie: Victoria comes over as this, especially when [[spoiler: Jack realises Julia is actually his wife. It is implied that she also retained some of her original self's memories and knew who Julia was, but lied to Jack because she had a crush on him. She also seems to have genuinely believed the Tet's lie about their mission, right up until she realises the Drone was aiming it's weapons at her.]]
** Victoria even more so considering [[spoiler: that this potentially means there are ''dozens'' of versions of her in a relationship with Jack, who all while, knowingly or otherwise, was pining for another woman.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Somewhere out there, there might be a really upset [[spoiler: Victoria-52.]]
* TheWoobie:
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Victoria comes over as this, especially when [[spoiler: Jack realises Julia is actually his wife. It is implied that she also retained some of her original self's memories and knew who Julia was, but lied to Jack because she had a crush on him. She also seems to have genuinely believed the Tet's lie about their mission, right up until she realises the Drone was aiming it's weapons at her.]]
** Victoria even *** Even more so considering [[spoiler: that this potentially means there are ''dozens'' of versions of her in a relationship with Jack, who all while, knowingly or otherwise, was pining for another woman.]]
12th Oct '17 12:52:13 PM Robbyn
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* InferredHolocaust: Even with the Tet gone, humanity is screwed. The planet is a wasteland, most of its water is gone. The survivors have no chance of rebuilding civilization again because the planet now lacks the necessary resources for it. Also, the remains of the Moon are still in orbit and will provide a constant source of large-scale impact events that through their sheer number eventually WILL cause a massive extinction of whatever multi-cellular life still lingers on.
** A lot of what we were told about the state of the planet may prove to be a lie. There is no radiation problem. There is still water. They probably have to reclaim the rest from the Tets Hydro stations around the planet. It will be difficult but humanity has survived on less. It's going to be a while before they reach even the 20th century. The moon also seems to have settled so likely won't be a major problem.
4th Apr '17 2:51:46 AM DesignatedNPC
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** Victoria even more so considering [[spoiler: that this potentially means there are ''dozens'' of versions of her in a relationship with Jack, who all while was pining for another woman! Which is incredibly ''damn'' depressing, when you stop and think about it?!]]

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** Victoria even more so considering [[spoiler: that this potentially means there are ''dozens'' of versions of her in a relationship with Jack, who all while while, knowingly or otherwise, was pining for another woman! Which is incredibly ''damn'' depressing, when you stop and think about it?!]]woman.]]
8th Mar '17 2:12:34 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The drones', well, electronic droning, consisting of dissonant warbles which almost ''sound'' like an attempt to form words. In practice, they resemble someone hitting a digital keyboard at random notes; in effect, it's an extremely unsettling "voice."
6th Jan '17 11:40:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/oblivion-2013 In the words of reviewer Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.]]
-->"Cruise's sperm-ship enters through an airlock that resembles a geometrized vulva. [[spoiler: He arrives inside a massive chamber lined with egg-like glass bubbles. At the center of the chamber is a pulsating, sentient triangle that is also supposed to be some kind of mother figure. Cruise must destroy the mother triangle and her space uterus in order to save the Earth.]]"
8th Sep '16 2:35:41 AM jormis29
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* NamesTheSame: "Jack Harper" is also the name of a pair of villainous characters: a ManipulativeBastard on TruCalling, and, the real name of [[Franchise/MassEffect The Illusive Man]] ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a smart former soldier being unwittingly controlled by ancient machine gods]]).

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* NamesTheSame: "Jack Harper" is also the name of a pair of villainous characters: a ManipulativeBastard on TruCalling, ''Series/TruCalling'', and, the real name of [[Franchise/MassEffect The Illusive Man]] ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a smart former soldier being unwittingly controlled by ancient machine gods]]).
20th Aug '16 6:41:35 PM neoblackdragon
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** A lot of what we were told about the state of the planet may prove to be a lie. There is no radiation problem. There is still water. They probably have to reclaim the rest from the Tets Hydro stations around the planet. It will be difficult but humanity has survived on less. It's going to be a while before they reach even the 20th century. The moon also seems to have settled so likely won't be a major problem.
15th Jan '16 3:06:38 PM Kalaong
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* BrokenBase: The ''happy ending'' has divided a lot of viewers due to accusations that hitching up with [[spoiler:Jack 52]] was an insult to the memory of [[spoiler:Jack 49.]] As one critic put it: Mentally substitute Jack's long lost twin brother into that situation and see if it doesn't end up seeming really creepy.

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* BrokenBase: The ''happy ending'' has divided a lot of viewers due to accusations that hitching up with [[spoiler:Jack 52]] was an insult to the memory of [[spoiler:Jack 49.]] As one critic put it: Mentally substitute Jack's long lost twin brother into that situation and see if it doesn't end up seeming really creepy. [[spoiler:Of course, both Jack and Victoria ''died'' - '''years ago''' - when the ''Odyssey'' encountered the Tet, and ''all'' of the Numbers are just "long lost twins" of Julia's crewmates. Even the Jack who sired her daughter. "Really creepy" was always a key element of the plot]].
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