Fridge / Dredd

Fridge Brilliance:

  • Dredd usually makes Anderson walk in front, keeping her in his field of vision as part of his evaluation of her. However, Dredd moves her back and takes point whenever things are about to get really dangerous, like before they breach a door. At that point, their mutual survival takes precedence over the evaluation.
  • When Kay fantasises about shooting Anderson during a Battle in the Centre of the Mind, he's imagining himself using a Lawgiver. Guess he really did always want one of those...
  • Kay doesn't know that the Lawgiver would backfire on him because judges don't go to Peach Trees and the gang has had no experience dealing with them or their equipment.
    • Additionally, Lawgiver specs are most likely highly classified. If perps knew about the self destruct function, they would attempt to find workarounds, which has happened in the comics.
    • Indeed, considering one of the gangs that Ma-Ma wiped out had a "Judge" thing going for their colors, Kay may have handled knock-off weapons that merely looked like Lawgivers before. The ones "The Judged" were packing would have had no such security-mechanisms.
  • Dredd's stalling for time with Lex. How did he know? Anderson sent him a psychic message to inform him she was close.
  • Why would Dredd bother to give Ma-Ma a dose of Slo-Mo if he was counting on the transmitter being out of range when she hit the floor? The Slo-Mo doesn't just slow down the brain's perception of time, but probably the heart rate as well. Unlikely as it would have been, it's possible that Ma-Ma could have died of a heart attack before she hit the ground and while the transmitter was still in range.
  • When Lex tells Dredd that Megacity 1 is "a fucking meatgrinder", of course most will only see this on the metaphorical level, but once you remember food made from the dead is very common in this universe, you realize that it works on a far more literal level as well.