On the subject of the Master, I always enjoyed how they handled this problem when the wonderful Anthony Ainley was playing the part in the 80s. He would get killed, definitively, at the end of every encounter with Peter Davison
or Colin Baker
, and then he'd turn up at the start of the next Master story, with roughly this explanation: 'I escaped!
' Suits me! I'm fine with that! Supervillains don't die, do they? So I wouldn't trust anything about that character's ability to lie down and stop breathing.
You're probably wondering why I'm still talking about LaCroix. Because you might also recall me mentioning that, by the end of both pilots, as he was pretty definitely dead as shit.
Well, that's just fine: Because with flashbacks, you don't need
a character to be alive to keep them on board! ...except yeah, he's totally still alive for some reason
. I hope that's a satisfactory enough explanation for you, because that's all they ever give us. idk.
(Mother Brain is spinning out of control and is vulnerable) Kevin
: Into the Warp Zone
! It's too dangerous to finish her off! Nostalgia Critic
: We're contractually obligated to keep stalling for three more seasons!
Needless to say, this is the same plot as Mario Galaxy 1
with zero acknowledgment of continuity. No little mushroom person at any point says, 'Didn't this exact same thing happen not however long ago? Say, did anyone remember to press charges on Bowser last
time he pulled this? Put in him prison or something? What exactly was stopping him turning around and pulling the same shit
the moment Mario and the Princess were distracted with each other's 'cakes
'? See, people, this is why we need to introduce a constitutional
Like can we please have even a token explanation
for why the Warlock is alive!? This guy gets thoroughly disintegrated and he just pops up at the house in this movie like ĎwhatevĎ. Itís bad when you canít even be bothered to come up with a bullshit excuse. Itís also bad when Julian Sands is too good for your sequel and you have to get Bruce Payne
to stand in for you.
"When it's your head they wanna sever
And your blood they want to shed, You know you're gonna live forever
If everybody wants you dead!
You can't keep down the clown.
Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, darlin'.
I've got more lives than I do arms!
I am very difficult to kill. You should already know that.
, Doctor Who
, "Resurrection of the Daleks"
Oh yes, he (Davros) survived. People like him and me
don't know any different.
They survived. They always
survive, while I lose everything.
— The Tenth Doctor
, Doctor Who
, "Daleks in Manhattan"
Oh who cares? I've been blown up, thrown down smokestacks, fed to sharks; I'm the Joker! I always survive!
I'll be back! I always
come back! (groans) But dying is such a bitch.
: I thought Vilgax
was dead. Ben
: Which time?