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Fridge: Princess Mononoke

Fridge Brilliance

  • Why did Moro only manage to take off Eboshi's one arm? She can never fire a rifle again.
    • Well, it wasn't Moro at that point. It was her zombified head taking a last crack at Eboshi before dying. There wasn't much thought involved at that stage.
    • If she can design a rifle women can fire, it's not much of a stretch to think she can design a pistol.
      • A pistol is a lot more difficult to construct than a rifle, and if memory serves it was Eboshi's dominant arm that got chomped off.
      • she might be able to design a pistol, but Moro didn't know that.
      • Even if she could fire a pistol one handed, could she load one? These are muzzle loaded matchlock weapons. It can be hard for people with two arms to load them well. She would always have to have someone there to load it for her. Her loss of aim due to her disablity, the wasted person on just reloading for her, and her sense of independence and efficiency would lead her to just stay back in town and administrate.
      • Unlikely, she already has people loading for her, judging by the fight scenes. Considering her aim, it is probably a good choice.
  • Why did San try to suck out the bullet in Moro's chest? With her much-more-nimble-than-paws human hands, why didn't she just reach in and pull it out? Moro's a god, she likely would have survived it. It's not like it wasn't slowly killing her anyway.
    • She was sucking out blood, if I recall correctly; it's possible she was trying to remove the blood tainted by gunpowder.
    • Did she even know there was a bullet in there? I mean, she was Raised by Wolves. She probably doesn't understand how guns hurt people. It's not like a bow where you can see the projectile moving, just a bang, some smoke, and an injured target.
      • She was treating her mother's bullet wound the same way one day earlier. She's seen what guns can do.
    • She was trying to prevent blood poisoning, a serious threat with unsanitized injuries. It's unlikely that she could have removed the shot without medical tools whether she knew about it or not. It was most likely lodged in a bone.
  • A subtle one. When Ashitaka sees the Samurai massacre near the beginning, you see a warrior cut a mans arm off. Almost right after that another soldier shouts "They're unarmed, move in!"

Fridge Horror

  • Even with Ashitaka's words the Forest Spirit is dead. And who knows how many greedy humans will try to attack the forest again.
    • Ashitaka managed to get rid of the curse, but he is still a banished prince. He can never return home.

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