History YMMV / TronUprising

23rd Jan '17 11:26:10 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Dyson certainly wins no fans by [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing Tron]] in ways that include use of a buzzsaw and just being a vicious, genocidal slimeball. But parts of the fanbase trained in computer repair pointed out that Dyson unfortunately had a point; the Isos ''were'' destabilizing the system, Flynn's infatuation with them was putting the entire Grid and every life in it at risk, and Tron's directive was to [[ThreeLawsCompliant serve Users]], even if the User's command was causing harm. Dyson's was to protect the integrity and stability of the system, even if it meant revolt against the User, akin to a ''real-world'' malware blocker that can and will prevent a clueless user from downloading suspect material and cleanse the system of what it believes to be suspect; even if the end user wanted it there.

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Dyson certainly wins no fans by [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing Tron]] in ways that include use of a buzzsaw and just being a vicious, genocidal slimeball. But parts of the fanbase trained in computer repair pointed out that Dyson unfortunately had a point; the Isos ''were'' destabilizing the system, Flynn's infatuation with them was putting the entire Grid and every life in it at risk, and Tron's directive was to [[ThreeLawsCompliant serve Users]], even if the User's command was causing harm. Dyson's was to protect the integrity and stability of the system, even if it meant revolt against the User, akin to a ''real-world'' malware blocker that can and will prevent a clueless user from downloading suspect material and cleanse the system of what it believes to be suspect; even if the end user wanted it there.
23rd Jan '17 11:22:30 AM Allronix
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Dyson certainly wins no fans by [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing Tron]] in ways that include use of a buzzsaw and just being a vicious, genocidal slimeball. But parts of the fanbase trained in computer repair pointed out that Dyson unfortunately had a point; the Isos ''were'' destabilizing the system, Flynn's infatuation with them was putting the entire Grid and every life in it at risk, and Tron's directive was to [[ThreeLawsCompliant serve Users]], even if the User's command was causing harm. Dyson's was to protect the integrity and stability of the system, even if it meant revolt against the User, akin to a ''real-world'' malware blocker that can and will prevent a clueless user from downloading suspect material and cleanse the system of what it believes to be suspect; even if the end user wanted it there.
** Cyrus is clearly insane and a StrawNihilist who concluded that [[ItIsBeyondSaving the Grid can't be saved]], so he plans on setting up an electromagnetic bomb to wipe the hard drive and everyone/everything on it. Again, real-world computer troubleshooting ''does'' have a "nuke and pave" option (if that hard drive is too corrupt to save, reformat and start over. Hopefully, you have your important files backed up). Heck, even [[{{VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh}} the video game sequel]] used it as a plot point. And depending on your opinion of ''Film/TronLegacy'', Cyrus was probably right about the Grid being a hopeless CrapsackWorld and its inhabitants better off de-rezzed.



* VillainHasAPoint: Dyson certainly wins no fans by [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing Tron]] in ways that include use of a buzzsaw and just being a vicious, genocidal slimeball. But parts of the fanbase trained in computer repair pointed out that Dyson unfortunately had a point; the Isos ''were'' destabilizing the system, Flynn's infatuation with them was putting the entire Grid and every life in it at risk, and Tron's directive was to [[ThreeLawsCompliant serve Users]], even if the User's command was causing harm. Dyson's was to protect the integrity and stability of the system, even if it meant revolt against the User, akin to a ''real-world'' malware blocker that can and will prevent a clueless user from downloading suspect material and cleanse the system of what it believes to be suspect; even if the end user wanted it there.
** Cyrus is clearly insane and a StrawNihilist who concluded that [[ItIsBeyondSaving the Grid can't be saved]], so he plans on setting up an electromagnetic bomb to wipe the hard drive and everyone/everything on it. Again, real-world computer troubleshooting ''does'' have a "nuke and pave" option (if that hard drive is too corrupt to save, reformat and start over. Hopefully, you have your important files backed up). Heck, even [[{{VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh}} the video game sequel]] used it as a plot point. And depending on your opinion of ''Film/TronLegacy'', Cyrus was probably right about the Grid being a hopeless CrapsackWorld and its inhabitants better off de-rezzed.
23rd Jan '17 10:58:54 AM Allronix
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* VillainHasAPoint: Dyson certainly wins no fans by [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing Tron]] in ways that include use of a buzzsaw and just being a vicious, genocidal slimeball. But parts of the fanbase trained in computer repair pointed out that Dyson unfortunately had a point; the Isos ''were'' destabilizing the system, Flynn's infatuation with them was putting the entire Grid and every life in it at risk, and Tron's directive was to [[ThreeLawsCompliant serve Users]], even if the User's command was causing harm. Dyson's was to protect the integrity and stability of the system, even if it meant revolt against the User, akin to a ''real-world'' malware blocker that can and will prevent a clueless user from downloading suspect material and cleanse the system of what it believes to be suspect; even if the end user wanted it there.
** Cyrus is clearly insane and a StrawNihilist who concluded that [[ItIsBeyondSaving the Grid can't be saved]], so he plans on setting up an electromagnetic bomb to wipe the hard drive and everyone/everything on it. Again, real-world computer troubleshooting ''does'' have a "nuke and pave" option (if that hard drive is too corrupt to save, reformat and start over. Hopefully, you have your important files backed up). Heck, even [[{{VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh}} the video game sequel]] used it as a plot point. And depending on your opinion of ''Film/TronLegacy'', Cyrus was probably right about the Grid being a hopeless CrapsackWorld and its inhabitants better off de-rezzed.
16th Jan '17 10:34:28 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster:
** [[GeneralRipper General Tesler]] is the brutal dictator dispatched by [[GreaterScopeVillain CLU]] to subjugate Argon City, and as such, is [[TheHeavy responsible for most of the series's crimes]]. Years ago, Tesler was informed by two programs of the presence of an ISO, a persecuted minority, at their hospital, at which point Tesler ordered the entire hospital be slaughtered, [[UngratefulBastard including the two who informed him of the ISO]], simply because they saw the rogue ISO program. As the ruler of Argon, Tesler sets up the Games, a [[GladiatorGames gladiatorial tournament]] where programs are regularly forced to fight to the death for even minor infractions against Tesler's rule; Tesler has no problem throwing innocents in for even touching him. Refusing to accept any weakness or failure from his soldiers, Tesler [[BadBoss ruthlessly executes them]] for decreasingly legitimate reasons as the series goes on, punching a hole through one for simply surviving an assault on his base. Though seeming to care for one of his CoDragons, Paige, Tesler is quickly revealed to be manipulating her into his servitude, having convinced her that an ISO butchered her best friends when it was Tesler himself, and regularly goes behind her back and murders people she likes or cares for, which culminates in him showing no restraint in ordering her executed when he thinks she betrays him. With a cold disdain for everything not under his thrall, General Tesler stands out across the ''Tron'' franchise as perhaps the most wicked villain.
** [[PsychopathicManchild Pavel]], one of Tesler's two CoDragons alongside Paige, makes his mark as the single most {{sadist}}ic and cruel character in the ''Tron'' universe. Though often kept in check by Tesler or Paige, when Pavel gets the chance to run wild, he threatens innocents by the dozens, [[BadBoss murders his own minions with glee]], and slices [[KickTheDog a Bit]], the ''Tron'' equivalent of a pet, in half. After accidentally damaging a train's engine while trying to kill a single passenger, dooming the hundreds onboard, Pavel cackles about it while expressing his desire to stay and watch the fireworks as the passengers die, revolting Paige, and is also revealed to [[TortureTechnician run his own torture chamber]], littered with the remains of his many previous victims, and proceeds to use said chamber to mutilate a program's hand for nothing more than spraying graffiti. Continuously [[TheStarscream trying to usurp Tesler]] and gain more personal power, Pavel arranges for three teenage programs to be executed to embarrass Tesler, [[FrameUp frames the loyal Paige]] for treason by [[MindRape Mind Raping]] her, before doing the same to his partners in crime, and hides a powerful upgrade disk from Tesler, using it to massacre an entire room of innocent programs as a test run while cackling like a lunatic. An [[AxCrazy utter madman]] who horrified and disgusted everyone he interacted with, Pavel may not have had the power of CLU or Tesler, but he more than made up for it in sheer depravity and evil.
12th Sep '16 6:09:51 AM NhazUl
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Despite the VisualEffectsOfAwesome, there's occasionally a lingering shot in which programs in the background are left unanimated, making it a bit jarring.
23rd Jun '16 12:38:58 PM captainpat
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* UncannyValley: Because of the very stylized graphics, some of the program's faces and hairstyles are really weird and/or ugly. It's usually in the form of a somewhat normal looking face with a huge block CleopatraNose or some other exaggerated feature that tends to look like a deformity. Beck, Tron, and arguably Tessler's faces are some of the few that aren't really weird and unattractive.

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* UncannyValley: Because of the very stylized graphics, some of the program's faces and hairstyles are really weird and/or ugly. It's usually in the form of a somewhat normal looking face with a huge block CleopatraNose nose or some other exaggerated feature that tends to look like a deformity. Beck, Tron, and arguably Tessler's faces are some of the few that aren't really weird and unattractive.



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16th Dec '15 6:58:25 PM Allronix
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The show has very complex characters all working at cross-purposes to each other, even when they're on the same side. None of them are cut and dried.
** Beck seems the most obviously heroic character and he does seem to be a good person, but his TechnicalPacifist stance can come off as [[WideEyedIdealist unrealistic]] considering he's being groomed to lead an armed rebellion against Clu. Does he really believe the lives of every program is important enough to save, or is he [[SlidingDownTheSlipperySlope worried that he may become as bad as Tesler and Clu if he allows himself to take a life?]]
** Paige: loyal second-in-command whose traumatic past causes her to turn a blind eye toward Tesler's viciousness and instability because she believes his way is the only way to save the Grid, or a seriously deluded young woman who only serves a man she ''knows'' to be a horrible person who doesn't care about his underlings like he does for her and doesn't see the flaws in his "rescue" of her from the Isos? Was she really trying to kill the Renegade all those times or was she holding back because she subconsciously recognizes he's the only one protecting the programs Of Argon from Tesler and Pavel's excesses? Or maybe she realized that Beck was the Renegade and just couldn't bring herself to kill him, either for [[DatingCatwoman personal]] reasons or because she believed she could convince him to support the occupation, as he would be more useful joining willingly than as a rectified drone.
** Tesler: just what is his motivations? He's definitely brutal and power-hungry, yet he cares for Paige in a way that he doesn't seem to care about anyone else. Other than her fighting skills there doesn't seem to be anything else about her and there's more of a [[DaddysLittleVillain father-daughter dynamic]] than anything romantic. Is he serving Clu out of MyCountryRightOrWrong? Is he a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes Clu is doing the right thing? Is he trying to amass a power base for himself, independent of Clu?
** [[spoiler: Cyrus]]: just why did he go from [[spoiler: saving Tron's life to wanting to destroy the whole Grid?]] Again, there's so little revealed about him it's only possible to speculate. Did the [[spoiler: TronLines on his body]] have something to do with it?
** Lomox, is he TheBrute with a touch of GeniusBruiser, or a SlaveMook to Gorn who had his programming messed with [[spoiler: similar to what Pavel did to Gorn.]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[{{AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/Tron}} The show franchise now has very complex characters all working at cross-purposes to each other, even when they're on the same side. None of them are cut and dried.
** Beck seems the most obviously heroic character and he does seem to be a good person, but his TechnicalPacifist stance can come off as [[WideEyedIdealist unrealistic]] considering he's being groomed to lead an armed rebellion against Clu. Does he really believe the lives of every program is important enough to save, or is he [[SlidingDownTheSlipperySlope worried that he may become as bad as Tesler and Clu if he allows himself to take a life?]]
** Paige: loyal second-in-command whose traumatic past causes her to turn a blind eye toward Tesler's viciousness and instability because she believes his way is the only way to save the Grid, or a seriously deluded young woman who only serves a man she ''knows'' to be a horrible person who doesn't care about his underlings like he does for her and doesn't see the flaws in his "rescue" of her from the Isos? Was she really trying to kill the Renegade all those times or was she holding back because she subconsciously recognizes he's the only one protecting the programs Of Argon from Tesler and Pavel's excesses? Or maybe she realized that Beck was the Renegade and just couldn't bring herself to kill him, either for [[DatingCatwoman personal]] reasons or because she believed she could convince him to support the occupation, as he would be more useful joining willingly than as a rectified drone.
** Tesler: just what is his motivations? He's definitely brutal and power-hungry, yet he cares for Paige in a way that he doesn't seem to care about anyone else. Other than her fighting skills there doesn't seem to be anything else about her and there's more of a [[DaddysLittleVillain father-daughter dynamic]] than anything romantic. Is he serving Clu out of MyCountryRightOrWrong? Is he a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes Clu is doing the right thing? Is he trying to amass a power base for himself, independent of Clu?
** [[spoiler: Cyrus]]: just why did he go from [[spoiler: saving Tron's life to wanting to destroy the whole Grid?]] Again, there's so little revealed about him it's only possible to speculate. Did the [[spoiler: TronLines on his body]] have something to do with it?
** Lomox, is he TheBrute with a touch of GeniusBruiser, or a SlaveMook to Gorn who had his programming messed with [[spoiler: similar to what Pavel did to Gorn.]]
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10th Nov '15 7:38:28 AM StFan
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* CultClassic: Even moreso than the two {{Franchise/Tron}} films. Thanks to poor advertising, extended hiatuses, and a short run, as well as Disney XD's status as a cable channel, not many people have seen the show. However, the reception among those who have watched it is almost unanimously positive.

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* CultClassic: Even moreso than the two {{Franchise/Tron}} ''Film/{{Tron}}'' films. Thanks to poor advertising, extended hiatuses, and a short run, as well as Disney XD's status as a cable channel, not many people have seen the show. However, the reception among those who have watched it is almost unanimously positive.
5th Jun '15 2:02:05 PM StFan
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Like "''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' meets ''Anime/{{Fractale}}''" is an apt analogy. The show shares plot elements of ''Batman Beyond'' (vigilantism and training by a retired hero in hiding), the tone and light Noir sensibilities, and the sprawling urban setting. It also has the [[DesignStudentsOrgasm amazingly vibrant visual style]] of ''Fractale'' and its themes of apathy and oppression. Its setting involves the automation/computerization of almost every aspect of life, like ''Fractale'', with ([[SceneryPorn Beautiful!]]) holographic interfaces being everywhere.
19th Nov '14 6:00:19 AM NhazUl
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* NarmCharm: Beck's early mannerisms are reminiscent of the 80s idealistic and naïve heroic mindset which is in stark contrast to the cyberpunk atmosphere, especially to Tron's gruff demeanor. However, it's quite endearing and reminds the viewer that Beck is still young and not plagued with cynicism.

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* NarmCharm: Beck's early mannerisms are reminiscent of the 80s idealistic and naïve heroic mindset which is out of place in stark contrast to the cyberpunk atmosphere, especially in contrast to Tron's gruff demeanor. However, it's quite endearing and reminds the viewer that Beck is still young and not plagued with cynicism.
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