Left with only two accounts, Love Machine still has control of the satellite. One of the two accounts he holds is Kenji's, but the other may be his original account, created by the military to load him to OZ in the first place.
Or the account of the civil administrator who controls the satellite. I think the implication is that Kenji's was his original account - Love Machine is an AI, not an avatar.
It's even more fridge brilliant when you realize Kenji was the only one blamed for disrupting OZ. It was traced back to his Love Machine-controlled account!
Both occasions of Spanner in the Works and the subsequent triumphant victory could easily fit into the theme of family. Once or twice they're going to screw you over, but in the end they'll stand with you and you will be unstoppable.
It may seem strange that at the climax of the movie Love Machine chooses to drop the satellite on a rural country estate owned by a single family instead of following through on its original plan to hit a nuclear reactor somewhere in Japan... But think of it this way. If you're a virus whose mission is to collect accounts, cause general chaos, and play games and the only consistent threat you've seen from the outside world involves a math genius breaking through your encryptions, a gamer whose avatar repeatedly beats the snot out of you, a school girl whose gambling ability costs you to lose millions of the accounts you've gained, your own creator who's working to decompile you in real time, and various others who pooled their resources to mitigate the fallout from the trouble you caused and very nearly locked you inside a trap of their own design... and all of these people happen to belong to the same family? Who would you view as the most important target to annihilate? If it could have found a way to take out Sakuma too, it probably would have tried to.
It a good thing that they stayed to try to redirect the satellite instead of running away as Love Mashine would have altered the course and hit them on the road.
Your opponent has millions of accounts. You have 20. You need to gain control of as many of your opponent's accounts as possible as efficiently as possible. How do you do it?. Gambling. Use the winnings from your last hand to raise the stakes on the next one.
A mix of Fridge BrillianceHarsher in Hindsight is take a look at both cover images ◊ and ◊. Is someone missing? Sakae isn't there... in either of the images. Though there someone else there, it's Wabisuke. Now, who arrived in Shota's car, the one you see in the former picture, and this image is a clunked up version of how chaotic each of the family members minds were- see Shota holding onto the ice, or how Katsuhiko's holding his son, and many others. Then in the latter image, they're all together to fight Love Machine- see how orderly it looks, and looking like how a 'warrior' family would look when heading off against their foes (i.e. their expressions) with Natsuki holding on the family symbol in front. You can actually pinpoint the moments that these two were representing.
Shortly after Love Machine starts to wreak havoc in Oz, Takashi tells Kenji that there's a rumor going around Oz that the culprit is an AI called Love Machine released from an American university that hijacks accounts and treats its attacks like a game. The question is, who would actually know all that, right down to the AI's name and how it thinks? Wabisuke would. The scene right before this has Wabisuke checking his cell phone and reading the very same email from the Pentagon that he shows Sakae later, the one telling him that the test run was successful and that they'll buy Love Machine. Apparently Wabisuke responded by starting the online rumor we hear about in the next scene. Was he just gloating a bit, since his creation was so successful and he'd made a fortune? Or did he feel guilty and was trying to help out by anonymously tipping Oz off about what it's up against? Knowing Wabisuke, probably a little bit of both.
At first, it seems to be a remarkable coincidence that the rogue AI that steals Kenji's avatar in its initial attack on Oz was written by the black sheep of the family he's staying with. Of course, since Kenji became involved in the entire mess by responding to an e-mail via cell-phone, Love Machine almost certainly knew Kenji's physical location, was likely able to correlate it with the location of Wabisuke's home, and probably picked that particular avatar just to screw with its creator.
At first, it might seem like just something pretty when Natsuki gets the blessing from the guardian whales and it's completely pointless. But then you think a little more and realize that she didn't lose after getting the new clothes. What do fancy new clothes typically do in MMORPGs? They increase stats, such as luck.
More of a Meta Example, but if you were to listen closely, Sakae was born on August 1st, 1920, while this movie is set in 2010. If you think about it, the movie was released on August 1st 2009, which was the exact same date as the Digimon Adventure anniversary date, the Odaiba Memorial Day. Coincidence? Well, Hosoda did work on the Digimon Adventure Pilot Movie and Our War Game, he must have planned before that time.
Real World: Think about how much stuff is going online every day...and now how websites like Google are encouraging you to link your other web accounts through them....what's to stop something like the Oz crash if developers aren't careful?
At two points during the movie, reporters claim there are "miraculously" no deaths because of the Oz situation. That sounds suspiciously unlikely - emergency services receive hundreds of fake calls, traffic lights have been hacked, causing massive traffic jams all across Japan, slowing down emergency services and probably causing car crashes, the sewer system of Tokyo blows up, etc. - but what's more, we have direct proof of the contrary: Love Machine killed Sakae. So there weren't really any deaths; what was shown on the news is a cover-up. How many people did Love Machine really kill?
We're talking about upsetting or destroying ONE reactor. ONE. That's Chernobyl, not Doomsday.
True, the stakes aren't quite as high as the end of the world. But that's probably not the point. The point is that a lot of people could die because of it anyway. Just because the entire world isn't at stake doesn't mean the danger is any less real. It is still a lot of people. It is a more realistic danger, and still a very real threat.
And just because we only know about one probe doesn't mean Love Machine only has one probe....
The implied reason for "Doomsday" was that the impact from the probe would send the radiation from the reactor into the atmosphere.
A nuclear reactor goes up in, oooh, let's say China. China itself is devastated, and wants revenge. Japanese probe? Declare war on Japan. American AI hacker that caused said probe to drop on China? Declare war on USA. USA/Japan declared war right back, allies get involved, the world's political infrastructure is already in bad enough shape from the sabotage of OZ; Love Machine merely had to catalyse a whole shitstorm of anarchy to add to its little 'game'.
The What an Idiot of putting everything in the world on a single network. Politics and International Security alone would prevent that. Not to mention freaking missile access. Something tells me the president doesn't use Facebook to launch nukes.
Well to be fair it wasn't a missile that was the threat, but a satellite's core sample capsule. It just fit the bill as an improvised ballistic missile.
They did drop a mention however, that it could drop nukes if it wanted to. Although said mention was from a high school kid who would have no way of knowing that... orwouldhe...