Fridge / Osmosis Jones

Fridge Brilliance

  • All the white blood cells are voiced by black actors.
    • For bonus brilliance, they're white blood cells in a white person (Frank is Caucasian).
  • Thrax picking up a bit of DNA from hypothalami as a trophy. In the Real World, some viruses actually pick up bits of host DNA and carry it with them. He also is far more interested in killing than in reproducing and spreading; this means that, like a Real Life super-lethal virus, he wouldn't be able to cause disease in many people (see below).

Fridge Horror

  • Frank will die one day, and when he does the cell civilization inside him will be destroyed. Now, imagine if everyone else had a civilization of cells living inside them...
  • Also, everybody is basically controlled by a "mayor" and multiple other body cells inside the head. Basically, nobody actually has any free will...
    • But we are controlled by multiple cells inside of our heads.
    • If it's any consolation, in the animated spin-off, The City of Hector's mayor deliberately cranks up his phobia of water (gotten after he almost drowned) to keep him out of the pool. Hector overcomes this anyway, so there is some leeway.
  • When you think about it, a sentient virus would pride themselves on killing everything, so slowly but surely Thrax aims to try and kill every living thing on Earth.
    • Not really. Viruses in the Real World evolve for two things: to make more of themselves and spread to other hosts. A virus that quickly killed its host would severely hamper its own spread (see: Ebola).
  • In light of the above point, Thrax doesn't seem like a natural virus. But he could be an engineered bioweapon that escaped containment or was unleashed. If Thrax is not this, he's a case of Art Major Biology. If he was designed for killing, whoever created him (terrorists, the military, take your pick) would likely have more samples stored away...
  • According to The Other Wiki, bacillus anthracis is a soil-borne bacteria that can be contracted via ingestion and causes death by invoking cold or flu-like symptoms, such as, say, a fever. Bacillus anthracis. Otherwise known as anthrax. What's even more disturbing? How anthrax was even exposed to the monkey cage at the zoo in the first placed, and how many cases of Thrax are now just waiting to happen...
    • Thrax may be named for anthrax, but he doesn't cause that disease though. He causes an entirely fictional disease, the Red Death.
  • Speaking of Thrax, keep in mind that viruses multiply. Just one Red Death virus was enough to kill someone. There could be millions of Thraxes out there.
    • The pilot to Ozzy and Drix had them confronting another Red Death-like virus before getting carried off to Hector, so it's possible that Thrax may have already done it offscreen.
  • The way Thrax is hellbent on killing as many humans as possible, as quickly as possible, it could be a class 1 or 2 for the outside world if he escaped Frank.
    • When Thrax died in the beaker of alcohol, that's what happens to every germ on your body whenever you use hand sanitizer. Yikes.
  • Because of Aesop Amnesia, in Ozzy and Drix, Frank for some reason starts becoming unhealthy again, and both Ozzy and Drix are carried away by a mosquito to someone else...
    • Considering Shane is absent and Ozzy talks about getting promoted out of "snot patrol"(when he should have something much higher after the events of the movie), it's possible this is an alternate universe.
    • There is another more grim explanation for Frank's declining health. Frank's internal temperature nearly reached 108 during the events of the film, which is deadly. However, if one's internal temperature reaches 104, which Frank's surpassed, that can result in permanent brain damage. This puts a dark contrast on the situation; Frank tried to get healthy but resulting brain damage from his brush with death meant he kept forgetting (from the anthropmorphised cell POV, the brain cell in charge of memory could've been killed and the records or information cataloguing system destroyed) to maintain his new healthy lifestyle or he just discarded the attempts.
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