WMG: Wreck-It Ralph
Noise exist and present a daily problem to the video game characters, and then there's the whole "ripping through reality" effect demonstrated by Noise Waves throughout Starforce 3... seeing as Megaman actually used Noise Waves to travel across different places in the Real World - who's to say a Noised Cybug Turbo wouldn't escape into the real world then? While this does imply the video game characters are real, it also implies that things like Dread Joker, the Crimson Dragon, Le Mu, and everything like that are just as real and aren't some ploy of a video game - they're genuine threats to anything that lives on Earth.
Being a virus is like being a ghost.
Surge Protector has powers based on his emotions.If he loses control he will hurt characters.
Ralph will get a girlfriendIt's customary for every sequel to ship the main character. Why should Ralph be any exception?
"Wreck-It Ralph" takes place in the year 2012, on Earth......in the Universe Gamma.
Turbo used Surge Protector to get the Konami Code.Surge kicked his own butt for that for a long time.
Most of the characters' memories aren't coded.30 years of abuse take more memory than the average arcade games', doesn't it?
Surge Protector will have a big role in the sequel.
Surge Protector was the cause of everything that happened in the movie.
Surge Protector always wears holiday-appropriate costumes on holidays.His dead-serious demeanor doesn’t changes a bit, though.
King Candy regenerated...Turbo didn't.So now he's an Empty Shell.
Power surges are every surge protector's Enemy Without.
If Turbo hadn't been killed, at some point he would've tried to take over the physical world.
Surge Protector is actually very loyal to the games and the characters.And that's because games are the very reason for himself being plugged in. I then concluded that magic/electricity is what makes character alive and that the whole movie is set loooong before ponies existed and took control of the rotation of the planet. Jossed This is
"Wreck-It Ralph" is Ralph's informal name.His formal name is "Damage-It-Severely Ralph".
- And Felix's formal name is "Inexplicably-Put-It-Back-The-Way-It-Was Felix".
The Game Central Station as we see it in the movie is an illusion created by the Game Central Station itself (or Surge, since he's part of the illusion) because characters have still human-like minds and couldn't/wouldn't understand.The station inside is exactly like "real" people expect it to be.
Surge Protector feels it when the Game Central Station gets touched.
Turbo wasn't stopped by Surge when he went Turbo for the first time because at the time Surge existed only as the Game Central Station.He created the form we see in the movie after that.
The creator of Turbo Time is going to reintroduce Turbo.It's not very rare for successful game designers to insert references from past glories into their later works. If Turbo Time used to be that popular, Turbo would be back legally in some new game or patch.
- If this happens via a patch for Sugar Rush, it should be very...interesting.
Wynchel and Duncan tortured candies under the rule of Turbo. And they never got punished in any way for that.The tortured candies never said anything because they were too scared of the two donut cops.
Surge Protector is just like Courage the Cowardly Dog
Surge Protector is a shapeshifter and his true form is invisible and intangibleHe doesn't disappear, he turns back into his original form.
Surge met a video game character version of Rainbow DashSurge is faster.
Surge will team up with a Four Element EnsembleEarth, Air, Fire and Water (all programmed, of course) with Surge representing Energy.
Ralph and Surge are frenemies
Surge stops Ralph not because he‘s a Bad Guy but because he reminds him of Turbo and Surge never liked Turbo.
Surge Protector is connected to the physical surge protector but the two aren‘t exactly the sameActually, Surge Protector is the life force that makes characters sentient and he wouldn‘t have chosen that surge protector if it had been used to power common appliances.
Surge Protector is a Humanoid AbominationOr characteroid(?) abomination.
Surge Protector will have a "Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right" moment.Technically, he's a rather important entity in the arcade. Maybe in the sequel he'll have to choose between following protocol and doing something to help the main characters when the fate of one or all of the games are at stake.
The Sugar Rush Racers did try to help Vanellope.At first. But Turbo found out, and erased all their memories of the event with ones of them hating her, and continued to do so whenever any of them seemed to feel sorry for her. Those memories were all brought back with the rest of their memories, and is a big part in why Vanellope forgives them.
Wreck-it Ralph is in the same universe as TRON.I can't be the only one to notice the similarities.
- Encom created the Hero's Duty games. The failed programming in the game was caused by the Master Control Program, thus the Cy-Bugs are the manifestations of the MCP.
There will be a crossover between Wreck-It Ralph and Monsters, Inc.Monsters Inc. had door-portals that led practically anywhere in the Universe. It wouldn't be too far-fetched to assume that they had at least ONE door that led into a video game within Litwak's arcade... which would essentially be a portal to the outside world, or at least, if the video game characters can't leave their world, for creatures from outside to visit in...
Ralph and his friends will be able to travel via WifiI mean, it could be sorta like traveling through power cords, am I right?
- That would be already a given. As seen there is a Grand Central Station having a Grand Central Airline (or whatever they would like to call it). Possibly a female counterpart to the Surge Protector should be stewardess.
Turbo is related to or was friends with Evil OttoOtto is a giant smiley face, Turbo is practically one. They have both caused harm to others outside their game, Otto in the real world and Turbo within other games in the arcade. If Turbo Time is from the same year as the game it was influenced by, Rally X, then both Berzerk and Turbo Time were released in 1980.
The sequel will be centered on online games......and Leeroy Jenkins will have a cameo.
- Actually pretty possible. Hypothetical plot: a revolutionary new video game comes out with some form of online capability. Every arcade that installs this new game basically provides a portal for characters from that arcade to go to any other arcade that has this game installed and connected. Naturally, Litwak's Arcade is among those that adopt the new game. The villain is a Ralph from a different arcade who, like our Ralph, is tired of being a bad guy treated like garbage but, unlike our Ralph, decides that the best way to fix all that is to take over the new game and, by proxy, all of the arcades it's connected to. At first, this Ralph will succeed, so it'll be up to our Ralph and co. to dive into the game and depose the tyrannical dictatorship Alt!Ralph has established and fix right what he has set wrong.
- Ralph and a few other characters will end up in a blatant World Of Warcraft analogue, and then they'll be showered with (grammatically incorrect) questions on how they got so much unique gear.
Felix and Calhoun will have a son.Who grows up to become Construct-It Conagher, aka the Engineer.
- Alas, it's TF2 canon that Engy's dad is the Engineer from Team Fortress Classic. Which is a shame since this makes far too much scary sense.
- It could be that Felix got the TFC Engineer suit from Calhoun as a birthday gift. As for Radigan, Fix-It Felix Sr. might have gone Turbo and changed his name.
- I can't see Felix being a cigar-chomping hired killer, he's too nice. They've gotta be related, though.
- Maybe some of Calhoun rubs off on him.
- Or maybe he IS the classic engineer thus making him the engineer's father.
Litwak's Turbo is and always was MegabyteAt the end of the ReBoot series, Megabyte could assume the form of anyone he wanted, had become a Trojan virus, and wanted to infect everything.
- I thought he just wanted to get revenge on Bob and disguised as him just because he could.
Ralph was previously in a relationship with Lara CroftWhen he was using her name in response to the surge protector, he was not only making a joke - he purposely made it at her expense. This would also explain why it was the first name he thought of. In addition, she also has something in her design that is bigger than normal, and the two could probably relate to each other. The relationship most likely distracted him from his unhappiness with his job until a particularly nasty breakup.
- WOOT WOOO
- Someone make this into a fanfic. Please.
- Was Tomb Raider ever made into an arcade?!
- Note that he was glancing at the cherries when he said this.
- Alternately: It was a self-degrading dig at himself and how Lara Croft is conventionally attractive, while he's not so much. Although the fans certainly think he's cute!
Alternatively, if Lara ever shows up, she'll be Ralph's love interest.Because...I dunno, why not?
The Cy-Bugs are the Changelings video game counterpartBoth races are insectlike (the Cy-Bugs being insect-like robots and Changelings being insect-like ponies). Both are gluttonous in different regards (Cy-Bugs eating everything due to programming, Changelings eat emotion out of wanting to survive, but still cause chaos anyway), both are shapeshifters (Cy-Bugs turn into anything they eat, changelings can turn into anything they see), and both share a venomous green and black as their main coloration.
- So, does this make Turbo Chrysalis then?
- Turbo IS Chrysalis. I mean, he's an egotistical maniac who can't stand being ignored.
- Who impersonates royalty and entrances the masses with deceit while entrapping real royalty.
"Candle-Head" is not really her name, and Turbo is to blame.As pointed out in the main page's Odd Name Out entry, she was originally Minty Zaki, and an unknown sour-apple-themed racer inexplicably took her name at the last minute. Why? When Turbo did all his mangling of the code to lock-out Vanellope, he must've pulled the wrong metaphorical lever while doing so, and botched some name-listings, accidentally erasing that of the sour-apple themed girl and giving Minty Zaki's name to her instead. He made up the moniker "Candle-Head" and gave it to the cake-karted girl as part of covering his tracks, as a nameless racer would stand out too much. When Vanellope's win rebooted all of Turbo's meddling, it obviously would undo that error as well... so "Candle Head" is again "Minty Zaki", and the renamed "Minty Zaki" now has her real name back, whatever it was.
- May I suggest Midori Ringo?
- Jossed, Candlehead's name is on the cabinet in the racer listing.
- Not necessarily - the only screenshot we've seen so far of that part of the cabinet isn't clear enough to fully confirm the names.
- The name change could be caused outside the game's coding- characters are renamed from time to time. Maybe 'Candlehead' was a fan given nickname, which was made canon by the game developers.
Vanellope is an expy of Honey the CatThink about it, they both have black hair, they are previewed in both games in some form, they both have errors in their code, and just aren't used because of said errors.
Fix-It Felix Jr. is actually the sequel to Fix-It Felix where Ralph was, in fact, the hero saving his forest from destruction by Fix-It Felix Sr. Ralph was in fact the hero of his franchise all along.This game is not an expy of Donkey Kong but instead an expy of Donkey Kong Junior with all that entails! Ralph was a hero all along.
Wreck-It Ralph was in Development Hell because it was originally planned as an adaptation of Super Mario Bros.The Disney Animated Canon has always been known for adaptations of other material, and of video games, Super Mario Bros. is the best known. In addition, because Disney owns the rights to the film adaptation, Disney thought they still had the film rights to the franchise. However, Nintendo wrecked the idea at some point.
- Dang, that would have been incredible. An animated, true-to-the-source Mario adaption by Disney would have rocked!
- As much as I'd like to see a Disney Mario movie, I doubt it's the case. If they evidently have the rights to have Bowser appear, you'd think that they could do a Mario adaptation if they wanted to.
- Unless Nintendo specifically objected to the way their characters were being used. Someone may have felt that making you feel bad about beating up Donkey Kong is probably not a good way to sell new games starring the guy who beats up Donkey Kong.
- Except that Nintendo's already done that, and most new Mario games aren't about beating up Donkey Kong anyway.
- As far as the If they have the rights to Bowser et al, why not Mario, it's because the license rights for Mario and Luigi was too high for the film's budget.
- Untrue - Word of God is that the "too much for license rights" was a joke that got taken unintendedly seriously by the fanbase.
- Also, the film makers apparently did want to include Mario but worried that such a high profile character would be really really difficult to put into the movie because 1) people would want to see him do something significant, 2) the film makers would want him to do something significant (interact with Felix for instance) but to do so would mean a prolonged appearance that might diminish the overall quality of both film and appearance. The same source also notes that even with the existing characters, there were nitpicking among companies - Capcom, Sega, and Nintendo all wanted their characters to be big(ger) such that at one point, they ended up looking bigger than Ralph! The producers had to find a compromise to appease them. Nintendo also nitpicked over whether Bowser was holding his coffee correctly. On the flip side, some companies were so enthused about the film in general that they allowed the film to include extra characters for no additional licensing.
- Unless Nintendo specifically objected to the way their characters were being used. Someone may have felt that making you feel bad about beating up Donkey Kong is probably not a good way to sell new games starring the guy who beats up Donkey Kong.
Ralph ends up winning against the villain, by taking advantage of the fact that the villain is operating as a video game villainThe villain will be completely locked into following the conventions of video game villains. It will be from the so-called 'glitch' that Ralph will learn that you can break the rules of the game, and it will be because of Ralph breaking them and thus cheating that the villain will ultimately be defeated.
- Yes and no. He doesn't really break the rules of the game, but takes advantage of a "unfinished level" to defeat the Big Bad.
There are copies and copies of Ralphs, Felixes, Calhouns and others in other arcade centers who all repeat the same adventure.This film only focuses on the innerworks of a single arcade center. Surely the characters from other arcade centers are also aware they are video game characters and are only doing their jobs.
- Kid Radd fan?
The movie takes place in the same universe as Kid Radd.
Viewtiful Joe will gain Medium AwarenessA movie that has a cameo where a game character that enters movies knowing full well that he is in a movie now knows he's actually part of a game just might be able to see that the events that occur in the plot are actually parts of a movie. Of course no one believes him.
Ralph's leaving will cause his future rendition of himself ceasing to exist in Wreck-It Ralph Jr., where Fix-It Felix will most likely Travel back 'in time' to the original Wreck-It Ralph machine to conquer the video game Multiverse, or at least his gamesThink about it, the original plot of Donkey Kong was that Mario had a pet gorilla (DK) who he treated badly, so DK kidnapped Pauline/Lady so that he could protect her...but since Disney is known for making stories softer and less blatant, they concept some sort of storyline where Ralph was merely misunderstood with situations like tearing down his own home (and possibly squeezing in some sort of environmental impact). Ralph leaving his own game causes himself to not exist in Wi R Jr, assuming that the film takes place in the present, thus actually a bunch of Ralphs hailing from games that was produced in the 80's and 90's, Felix goes mad with power, possibly stealing knowledge from other video game characters as he goes, possibly having Wreck-It Ralph Jr as a henchman. Ralph saves the day, becoming Fix-It Ralph in the progress, becoming friends with the original Felix, repairing whatever destruction the "Future" Felix had caused, and remembering that although he was once a villain, he should know that villains are characters too.
- Possibly jossed. At the moment it seems implied that these are characters in individual cabinets, kind of like Kidd Radd. Of course, this now requires you to figure out why an arcade Sonic game with a modern Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik design, or possibly an arcade game with Bowser.
- Well there's Mario Kart Arcade GP games, which I'm pretty sure feature Bowser as a playable character.
- I've seen a Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing arcade machine...
- In addition to the two Kart games mentioned above, Bowser also appears in Vs. Super Mario Bros. And that's not counting the console titles utilized by PlayChoice-10 or the Nintendo Super System.
If there is a videogame of this movie made, it will have multiple endings.Based on choices made, Ralph can either learn to love his old job, become a hero in Hero's Duty, become an unusual sort of racer in Sugar Rush, of several other possible endings, the end result either way being that Ralph finds his happiness.
- What about the Bad Endings?
Norio Wakamoto, Kenta Miyake, and Junichi Kanemaru will reprise their respective roles as M. Bison, Zangief, and Sonic the Hedgehog in the film's Japanese dub.Since Gerald C. Rivers and Roger Craig Smith have done the same in the original English version, it's only matter of time before Wakamoto and Kanemaru return as Bison and Sonic in the Japanese version. As for Zangief, hopefully Disney will convince Anthony Landor to reprise his role, and Miyake will do the same.
- At least the Sonic part is confirmed
The "you can die forever outside your game" rule is why Q*Bert's game got unplugged.Apparently, someone in the game made a foolish decision to wander the arcade, and was killed. Because the game needed that character, they couldn't resume, and thus the game was considered "glitched" and unplugged, leaving Q*Bert and his enemies homeless.
- Which might explain why Q*Bert risks entering Fix-It Felix Jr. to tell them where Ralph is. Not only does he care about Ralph's safety because of the kindness he gave them by giving them a cherry from Pac-Man, but he doesn't want another arcade machine to befall his machine's fate!
- It would have to be Wrong Way who was killed. He's the only Q*Bert character not shown in the movie so far.
- One of the green hairy things (Slick or Sam) was missing also.
- For Wrong Way, it's still alive according to this linked webpage.
Mighty the Armadillo died outside of a Sonic the Hedgehog gameThis is why we haven't seen him in anything beyond a missing poster since 1995, and why it's Sonic giving the "you can die forever outside your game" PSA - he lost a friend that way, so he's personally invested in the cause.
- This can be applied to any character in a franchise that was Put on a Bus!
- Just because he hasn't been used in a long time doesn't mean he's permanentally gone, he could reappear in a later game at anytime for Nostalgia sake. Super Smash Bros. proves that. Also, anyone remember Mach the Rabbit? He's been gone as long as Mighty, but a few years ago in the comics he resurfaced as a drummer in Mina Mongoose's Rock Band.
Fix-it Felix Jr. considers Ralph as his friendWell, he knows it's his part to be the hero and Ralph's as the villain. He probably knew he wasn't a bad guy outside of the game. If you work with someone for over 30 years, chances are you'll start liking them in some way. However, Ralph never knew that Felix cared for him at all. If he did he probably wouldn't have left.
- Felix will tell him this around the climax of the film, giving Ralph some much needed confidence.
Inversions of "I can fix it" and "Fix-It Felix" will appear.Calling it when Felix has a Heroic BSOD he will say "I can't fix it", and when Ralph fights the final boss, the by standing crowd will cheer "WRECK-IT RALPH!"
- A Heroic BSOD looks very possible for Felix, judging from the trailer. He does get thrown into a prison cell at some point and literally cannot break himself out, and just before Ralph shows up to rescue him, Felix looks rather depressed. Expect tears to ensue.
- Could also lead to a double team effort. The entire terrain, at last one map in Sugar Rush, taken over by Cy-Bugs. Ralph can only wreck. Felix can only fix. Cue unison cries of "I'm gonna wreck it!"/"I can fix it!" with Ralph destroying the Cy-Bug infection and Felix fixing the Sugar Rush in his wake.
Ralph and Co. will become canon immigrants and become actual video game characters in real life.After all, Ralph already makes an appearance in a Sonic Racer game. Not as a movie tie in but as a special character.
Q*Bert and Co will see a real life resurgence in popularity and start appearing in modern games, even FP Ss.Or as close to it as lawyers will allow. Q-Bert is currently owned by Columbia Tristar, a subsidiary of Sony.
- Sony makes games. Heck, if this film causes a resurgence in Q*Bert's popularity, he could become the mascot character for the Playstation 4!note
- Confirmed. Q*Bert did indeed return in Q*Bert Rebooted.
Ralph will appear in Super Smash Bros. 4It's only a matter of time. Maybe as Easter Egg of sorts...
- Does Sonic and All Stars Racing Transform do until then?
- Actually, Bowser can be seen talking during the "bad guy affirmation" near the end of the Bad-Anon scene. You just can't hear him in the crowded speaking.
- Since you can't hear what he's even saying he could just be mumbling growls for all we know.
An alternate take on the above-mentioned scenarioKano from Mortal Kombat is shown telling Ralph that "You can't mess with the program, Ralph.", which may be a subtle (read: Getting Crap Past the Radar) way to say he's programmed to be the villain he is, which includes, of course, ripping people's hearts out. If the subtle interpretation is too subtle, then the movie might as well as say "screw subtlety" and have Smoke - his fellow MK cameo in the same scene - reply with "That's YOUR excuse to rip my heart out every time!"; then, in true "derailed alcoholics anonymous session", the two are about to have a fight and, right before the other villains keep the two from beating the everloving lights out of each other, they're shown by the side as if they were in an actual MK match. --> theory by Alex Sora 89
Wreck-It Ralph shares a universe with Toy StoryAfter all, what are video games but modern electronic toys?
- Plus, they seem to act in pretty much the same way. In the beginning, the characters are acting as we would see them. Then the arcade closes for the night, the girl on the DDR screen gives everyone the all clear, and everyone basically punches out and does their own thing. Just like how the toys act inanimate when there's no humans around, but act when they are all alone.
Fix-It Felix will keep fixing it (the building) ...Until there's nothing left to fix. So the building starts to expand upward and outward until there's no room left in the game to move around.
- And once that happens... cue the Kill Screen?
Tapper is a ROM-hacked version of Root Beer Tapper.Perhaps the arcade owners liked the bartender more than the soda jerk?
- Or perhaps it's an InvertedTrope inversion, since the arcade cabinet is for the original Tapper. The arcade bought the original Tapper but had to get someone to modify it because of their underage clientele. That would also explain why the video game characters can get drunk on "root beer."
There is a recursive reality where the Nicelanders and the Sugar Rush citizens are the put upon heroes dealing with jerk versions of Ralph and co.They have to play the unpleasant people in these movies to make the protagonists look good, and have to act that way to appeal to our distaste, like Ralph does in the game he's in. So, these characters end up becoming horrible people in our minds, making us (and the recursive reality actors playing the heroes) forget that they're supposed to be playing a role.
- And the recursiveness continues ad-infinitum.
Vanellope's so-called "glitching" isn't really glitching.As would make sense for an arcade game with a roster of selectable characters, the game seems to have special abilities for each PC (for instance, Candle Head being able to activate the cherry bombs). Vanellope may not have been able to control it at the start of the movie due to King Candy messing with her code, but wouldn't it make sense for a character that happens to be the ruler of the land to have an elegant, somewhat low-key but extremely effective ability like a limited-range Teleport Spam?
- It would make sense, considering that at the end when the game is reset and her coding is fixed, she's still able to teleport.
- It is likely, possibly because since she's supposed to be the best, this could help her Rubber-Band A.I. catch up to the player.
- It appears that the moppet girl at the end of the movie needs to hit a button on the console in order to teleport, So the teleporting is most likely Vanellope's special ability. She probably just lost control on how to do so when her code was messed with.
- Word of God says that she can still do it because she can look into the game's code, implying that it really is a glitch. The girl hitting the button to activate the teleport is likely because Vanellope replaced her intended special ability with the teleport.
- Wait... she can see the code?
- She is the one.
- Wait... she can see the code?
In-universe Tobikomi is sued for copyright infringement.The characters of Fix-It Felix Jr. allowed Q*bert and other unplugged characters in bonus stages in their game, but they probably didn't know what copyright was. So having copyrighted characters in it, would cause legal issues for Tobikomi if the company that owns Q*bert found out.
- Not sure if one arcade machine would be worth the money to sue. It's not like it makes millions of dollars in profits that would be worth all the legal fees involved in a lawsuit.
- In real life, an arcade owner got away with hacking Tempest to make it more challenging, creating Tempest Tubes. The modified Fix-It Felix Jr. cabinet could easily be construed by a human as a similar case.
- Also a decent number of games (such as Ms. Pac-Man) were created via altering existing arcade boards. Remember that at the time, video games and electronic IP weren't a thing (at best, it was the hardware). It wasn't until some time later that such precedent was set and by then, some things had already been cloned too many times.
Characters who are invited into other games by the natives are immortal.Via the "hacking" process that King Candy/Turbo devised; however, the acceptance of "bonus stage" cameos means they have an accepted place. King Candy/Turbo was immortal...until Vanellope became a racer; then the position was put into limbo again because the game recognized it wasn't true acceptance.
- Inviting characters still has the risk of a Turbo incident; though, so it requires a lot of trust.
The same programmer worked on Fix-It Felix Jr. and Hero's DutyThe way that Felix reminded Calhoun of her dead husband, and the way he used his Catch Phrase "Dynamite Gal", one of the original programmers of Fix-It Felix Jr. ended up working on Hero's Duty and added in some of Felix's programming as an Easter Egg.
The original Fix-It Felix is dead.Why is there a Fix-It Felix Jr. but no Fix-It Felix ever seen in the movie? The likely answer is Disney was saving him for an appearance in a sequel. However, it's possible that when Fix-It Felix Jr. first came out, it became so much more popular than the original that all the Fix-It Felix cabinets were unplugged. The original Fix-It Felix may be somewhere in Game Central Station, or he may not have escaped his game before it was unplugged, effectively killing him.
- Seeing as he's the hero of his game, it's likely that, if everyone was trying to escape, he would be one of the first out. However, what if he wasn't trying to escape? Maybe he accepted that his time as a hero was done and allowed himself to get unplugged with the game, safe in the knowledge that his son would carry on his legacy.
- Or, given that he's Felix's father, perhaps he didn't get out in time because he was busy trying to evacuate the other characters.
Wreck-It Ralph showing up in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is because of his antics and heroics.Let's face it - Sonic's always one to buck trends and follow his heart. He told Merlina that he didn't care if he had to play the bad guy and he's told Eggman that no sort of copyright law was going to stop him. Despite everything that happened, what better way to reward a man that saved three video game worlds and so many more by giving him a spot in a new game?
- Might be also why Honey the Cat will show up in the re-release of Sonic the Fighters - after all leaving a potential character out in the cold is no good.
If there's a sequel, the Angry Birds will cameo.Oh God, there's an arcade game??
There are different measurement systems between games.There is historical precedence for it. A Fix-It Felix Jr. foot isn't the same as a Hero's Duty foot. That's why Calhoun can be six feet tall and be taller than the nine-foot tall Ralph.
I got a theory on how the Big Bad got into Sugar Rush and did what they did.As soon as Turbo saw the "Out of Order" sign on Roadblasters, he sped-on out to Game Center Station where he hit Tapper, and knock out a Foot Soldier from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade game for a costume but kept himself to Game Center Station. He kept a watch on any new possible game including his own game — but mostly he just saw new non-Racing games — until 1997, when Sugar Rush come in. He was annoyed by Princess Vanellope von Schweetz and wanted her out of her way. So he using his Foot Solider costume, he knocked out a few people for a disguise — and took the name of Carol Candy, and enter Sugar Rush game. Princess Vanellope started to get a crush on the new arrival and Turbo/Mr. Candy used it to his full advantage. By the end of the 1997, via hints from the Princess, Turbo/Mr. Candy was able to find the code box for Sugar Rush and the code need to unlock the game — allowing him to become King Candy and reprogrammed the memories of the other racer and make them think Vanellope von Schweetz is a Glitch.
Calhoun, Felix, Ralph, and Vanellope will be unlockable characters in sequels to the games they visitedMy idea works like this: although they will die for good if they die in a game that doesn't recognize them, they still left fragments of their code in the games they visited. As King Candy!Turbo had hacked Sugar Rush to recognize him, it was his transformation into a Cy-Bug that did him in: Sugar Rush no longer recognized him. Now suppose a game is pulled for some kind of minor maintenance, and the programmer finds these code fragments. Rather than deleting what seems like dead code, he or she expands it. Possible ideas:
- Ralph: Can level uneven terrain to overcome barriers in Sugar Rush II. Is the climber character in Hero's Duty II.
- Felix: Repairs broken track in Sugar Rush II.
- Calhoun: Only unlockable on the Sour Patch difficulty level of Sugar Rush II.
- Vanellope: Will use her glitching to cause pieces of buildings to disintegrate in Hero's Duty II.
Encom owns Tobikomi.Who knows? Maybe in the 80's Kevin Flynn purchases it and decides to make his own version of Donkey Kong thus creating the Fix-It Felix series.
Fix-It Felix Jr. is a sequel to another arcade game.Ralph makes reference to Felix getting a magic hammer from his father, and then there's the fact that the game is called Fix-It Felix Jr. This indicates that Fix-It Felix Jr., the game in the film, is a sequel to an older game simply titled Fix-It Felix. However, the Jr. version became much more popular around the world, perhaps due to better gameplay, which is why it remains in the arcade.
- It's been officially revealed that a sequel may feature Felix's dad, the original Fix-It Felix.
There are other Game Central Stations. And they are just as awesome.We've seen how the Game Central Station in the movie is like. Now, think about some of the others out there. Not just arcade games, but home consoles (how do you think Bowser shows up despite him never really being in an arcade game and Sonic and Eggman being in their modern looks when Sonic The Fighters shows them in their classic looks). Nothing says "What the hell?" like when the Ryu of Street Fighter II goes head to head with the Ryu of Marvel vs. Capcom series.
- They can travel between games via the power cord; it only makes sense that they could travel between power bars/stations via the electrical wiring, to other "central stations" in the building, or even other buildings worldwide, if they're willing to take such a long trip. Probably not a wise idea though, as they risk being late or getting stranded and not being present for their game.
- Hate to burst your bubble re: Bowser, but he was in Vs. Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart Arcade GP.
Mr. Litwak knows exactly what's going on when the games "act funny."Judging by his reaction when Ralph showed back up in his own game, he knew Ralph was up to something. He probably figured it out when Turbo showed up in the other racing game, and knew what kind of damage someone like Turbo could do. He has the games unplugged and sent back so that his arcade patrons don't find out that the characters in the games are alive.
- Based on the Flashback to Turbo's invasion of RoadBlasters, his patrons have already seen it. "Is that Turbo?" Mr. Litwak doesn't want that happening again.
At least some of the characters believe in a deity named AAA.He must be important if he shows up on so many high score tables.
- It's an entire Pantheon; AAA, CAP, ASS, and TKO
- God Forbid they start worshiping Fry under the name ASS.
Time in the video game worlds and in Game Central Station goes slower than in the real world.It must take at least a few minutes to travel from one game to another and depending on the complexity of the game, it could take a while to reset everything before a new player restarts the game. During gameplay, however, time in their worlds and time in the real world progress at the same speed.
- Correction: faster. If it were slower, there'd be less time in Game Central and the consoles for things to get set up after hours than if time just went at the same rate as in the real world (as in, 8 hours could pass in the real world and only one in GCS time, not nearly enough for the consoles to clean themselves up).
If there is a sequel, the villain (or one of the villains) will be the unknown person who Turbo shared the Konami Code with or vice versa.Look closely at the scene where Turbo opens the 'code chamber'; the code is scrawled on a napkin from Tapper's. You'd think if Turbo were the original discoverer of the secret, he'd never have written it down anywhere or needed to (it's not like the Konami Code is hard to memorize, and writing down the keys to this kind of power is beyond moronic if you never have any intention to share it!). No, the fact that the Konami Code was written down means that at some point someone was teaching it to someone else. So, which one was Turbo -- the master, or the apprentice?
- It's possible that the answer is neither. Turbo could have been in Tapper's and gotten it out of, or overhead it from, a character who'd had the Code used on their game, so he had to scribble it on the first thing at hand, the napkin. It's possible that the character didn't even know what the Code did, and Turbo only realized its potential because he's old enough/was desperate enough to realize what the other character was talking about, even if the speaker didn't.
- On another note, it's possible that Turbo hasn't been in the code room for some time, maybe even years, and if he's only used a handful of times, it's reasonable that he might have forgotten it. On a semi-related note, it seems ironic that the inside of an arcade game might be one of the few places where memes like the Konami Code do not propagate.
- Which makes sense, considering that it would function as a literal Gamebreaker: Even if it didn't have unintended side-effects, it would still allow anyone who had it to mess with the very fabric of reality in any given game-world. Since it also seems that you don't need any technical acumen to use it, something like the Konami Code would be guarded like a weapon of mass destruction!
Diet Cola/Mentos Mountain was recoded just like Vanellope. The boiling-hot diet cola hurt Ralph when some splashed him. If this was normal part of the rest of the game, one might expect the occasional racer to get doused, or worse, fall into the stuff. A regular racer has nothing to fear from this beyond falling behind, but it would kill an outsider such as Turbo, who has already re-appropriated the game code to his own ends. While there's clearly motive to have it removed, we know it can't be erased entirely otherwise Turbo would have erased Vanellope as well, so the best that can be done is to remove it from normal play.
- Except if Turbo recoded Mentos Mountain himself, then why did he never think to look there when he was hunting for Vanellope?
Games/Cameos/References to be in the next movie....As stated in this interview with director: Rich Moore has plans for a sequel. The question would be what game would be apart of the sequel? It's obvious since the movie was a success Nintendo may want to put more of there characters in there movie so... Nintendo:
- Super Mario Bros.: Mario and Luigi will finally have a cameo, albeit the one that was missing the first movie. In the sequel, they would have a bigger role since it focuses on console gaming.
- Wario Land: Wario will be a front person for heroic bad guys. Founding the inverse of the support group that appeared in the first movie.
- The Legend of Zelda: Just for Rule of Cool (and to see Ganondorf in Badanon)
- Super Smash Bros.: Wouldn't that just be great to see Ralph as a trophy or Master Hand making an appearance somewhere?
- Star Fox: Maybe Fox and Falco could be in Tapper? Peppy helping Ralph and the crew?
- F-Zero: It will be a missed opportunity if Captain Falcon doesn't appear in Sugar Rush or somewhere.
- Kirby: King Dee Dee appearance anyone?
- Punch-Out!!: Originally, Glass Joe was going to appear in Tapper. The sequel should have a reference.
- Earthbound: Giygas. That's all.
- Kid Icarus: The banter in Uprsing will fit the tone of this movie's style.
- WarioWare: 9-Volt, Mona, or Ashley would be nice.
- Pikmin: Olimar and the Pikmin should appear somewhere.
- Metroid: Although, Samus could still appear if she doesn't Ridley would well.
- Fire Emblem: If no cameos from a specific game, I guess the generic enemies of the series could appear.
- Ni GHTS Into Dreams: Since that and Sonic are both creations of Yuji Naka I wouldn't be surprised if NiGHTS's there or some kind of reference.
- Project DIVA: There is an arcade version (in Japan at least) And there were some cameos of characters not from Video Games (like the The T. rex and Skrillex)
- Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Phantasy Star Online: If the sequel deals with MMO's and online gaming this should be a no-brainer.
- Streets of Rage: If Final Fight makes an appearance, I don't see why not.
- Golden Axe: Death Adder making appearance?
- Bayonetta: Makes sense, right?
- Crazy Taxi: Surprised that this game didn't appear at least.
- Ecco The Dolphin: Would probably be limited to a background appearance, unless someone got lost in a game with a sea or beach-themed level.
- Metal Gear: When you can have Kano appear in this movie and Snake appear in Brawl any game in the Ms is fair game, licensing aside
- Dance Dance Revolution (the 2013 game) as well as other BEMANI titles.
- The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game.
- Gradius or Otomedius.
- Tekken: Surprising there was no reference in the last movie, maybe in this one.
- Time Crisis: House of the Dead got in for light-guns, this should being as well.
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Disney does own Marvel now.
- Resident Evil: Nemesis or Wesker would do fine.
- Viewtiful Joe: Honestly, he would fit. Breaking the Fourth Wall and acknowledging it's a movie should do fine.
- Megaman Legends: Tron Bonne and the Servbots, should make an appearance.
- DuckTales and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Rule of Cool
- And Rule of Mythology Gag.
- Final Fight: More Beat Em Ups are needed.
- Scribblenauts: Maxwell summoning stuff from his notepad, eh?
- Mortal Kombat's return.
- Doubtful, but maybe a minor reference to the Arkham series? Or, maybe Injustice: Gods Among Us?
- Half-Life and Half-Life 2: Valve and the internet go hand in hand. Plus it would lampshade episode 3' Development Hell
- Team Fortress 2: same reason as BlazBlue below. Ralph has appeared alongside Pyro, Heavy and Spy in the PC version of Sonic and All Stars Racing Transform. "It is good day to be giant men!"
- Portal and Portal 2: GLADoS did get a reference in the first movie.
- Being one of the most well-known videogame icons, Gabe Newell himself. He isn't new to making cameo appearances.
- Kingdom Hearts: Surprised no one mentioned it. Though the big problem is how do you make a crossover of two Massive Multiplayer Crossovers?
- Doom: If Doomguy doesn't appear, at least the BFG 9000 should.
- Quake: Goes well with Team Fortress 2.
- Duke Nukem: "I waited thirteen years. It wasn't worth it."
- BlazBlue: Cause it will be ridiculous
- Touhou: Maybe as a Geek Bonus?
- Tomb Raider: Lara Croft, as a kind of Brick Joke.
- Serious Sam: Same reason as Viewtiful Joe. Also it would absolutely hilarious to have a Headless Kamikaze at the Bad-Anon meeting, talking about his life in an oddly intellectual way (much like in the BFE trailers) despite, y'know, lacking a head.
- Poker Night at the Inventory: If the unBowdlerised Tapper managed to make it in, why not this? The Inventory is a place where videogame characters hang out in their free time after all.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: The war bear. For viewers who aren't familiar with the game, it would be a completely random cameo
- Random graffiti of several of Nod's slogans like "Kane lives in death!" or "Peace through power!" on the walls. That or Kane actually being a very nice guy (he did gave Havoc his autograph).
- I can totally see Sora from Kingdom hearts appearing. (Actually more likely a Wreck it Ralph world in Kingdom Hearts) but "Nemesis would do fine!?" You are aware this is a "kids movie" from "DISNEY" right? Why not throw in realistic rotting Zombies and Lisa Trevor for good measure?
- What? No love for SNK stuff? Needs moar KOF stuff, please!
- Needs moar Pokémon.
King Candy is an actual character in Sugar Rush.It would be much easier for Turbo to take the form of a pre-existing character, right? And that would explain why he has a head sprite and it would bring the cast list to a nice round 16, exactly as many as the scoreboard could accommodate. Not sure where he'd fit in the story, since the game already had a ruler, but if I had to guess I'd say he was from a rival kingdom, maybe trying to take over? Again, very appealing to a person like Turbo, and fitting because even racing games needs some token villain in their lore.
- Though that still begs the question as to why Turbo would mess with Vanellope's coding to make her into a "glitch". If King Candy was not a character in the game, it would make sense. Vanellope is the ruler of Sugar Rush, and if her teleporting is really an in-game ability, she's one of the best racers. By creating a King Candy persona who rules over Sugar Rush, he gives himself power, but to do that, he'd have to push the current ruler out. If King Candy was an actual character in Sugar Rush who was also in a powerful position, he would have no reason to get Vanellope out of the way.
- Silencing the witness(es). That's why he had to lock up the memories.
- Story Mode Cutscenes? The game already has a "Build a Kart minigame". How elaborate can you possibly make an arcade game?
- Not so much Story Mode as Attract Mode, which is more common in coinops.
- If it's in any consolation, King Candy and Turbo were meant to be separate characters in earlier drafts of the film.
- Jossed. Word of God says Turbo constructed King Candy himself, and KC was just a disguise rather than an existing character. Perhaps he just used fragments of existing clothing/skin/scenery textures. Either way there's no mention of whether KC may have been nothing but pieces of an incomplete skin, leading to...
King Candy was a Dummied Out character in Sugar Rush.However, characters who are Dummied Out in an arcade game aren't like the regular characters. Characters who are Dummied Out in the Wreck-It Ralph universe simply exist as skins that are only in the coding and cannot exist as characters in the game unless another character does what Turbo did and uses the skin the plug him or her self into the game. So in theory, any Dummied Out character can be brought as playable into a game if a different character, even one from a different game.
In Mr. Litwak's world, Capcom went a different way with their ".VS." series starting at or near the end of the GameCube era to a few years after the launch of the Wii.
- Sega Vs Capcom — About a six month before the GameCube's end. All systems and arcade. Justifying Sonic's modern look.
- Mortal Kombat Vs Street Fighter — About six months after the launch of the Wii. All systems and arcade.
- Nintendo Vs Capcom — About four years after the Wii's launch. Only for the Wii and the arcade. Justifying Bowser's modern look.
Sgt. Calhoun's backstory groom was already named CalhounSpecifically, Barney Calhoun because he was Put On A Bus after Half-Life 2 Episode 1
- Jossed, her fiance, Brad, had brown hair and a Lantern Jaw of Justice. Maybe Barney is his brother?
- His name's Brad Scott, so unless someone changed their name...
In the sequel, Fix-It Felix Sr. will be played by
- Alec Baldwin
- Ron Howard would be a better choice in this troper's opinion. Rich Moore himself even claimed that he would like to have him voice the character.
- Adam West. His voice conveys a sense of grim determination that Junior struggles to live up to, and he's done similar cameos in Disney films of the past decade.
Ralph has Developmental coordination disorder.This first occurred to me when I saw the comparison of writing on the car between him and Vanellope. DCD affects the subject's motor skills (both gross and fine). After re-watching the movie, it seems like this makes more sense. Ralph's general clumsiness (the cake scene), him constantly breaking things, and him not knowing at all what he is doing during Hero's Duty all seem to supplement this.
- ...Ralph has oversized hands and his job is all about breaking things. He's just not used to precision-based tasks, and it was pretty clear that was his first time in the penthouse (and him smashing the cake was just a burst of temper). He was overwhelmed in Hero's Duty by the sensory overload.
- Additionally, he's a giant in his own game and still a pretty big guy outside of it as well. It's inevitable that he'd bump into things when moving around in a small space that's not programmed to accommodate him, and that he'd need to exercise a great deal of fine motor control to write with a tiny frosting applicator or avoid stepping on people in a crowded room. If you observe him throughout the movie (especially towards the beginning) he often walks a little hunched over as well, aware of his size, though this may be partly due to his downtrodden attitude early on.
Mad Writter's guess for Wreck-It Ralph's DVD Bonuses
- MST from the heroes (Felix, Ralph, Vanellope and Tammy)
- DVD Commentary from Richard Moore.
- Behind the Scenes
- Teaser Trailer
- Official Trailer #2
- Fake Fix-It Felix Jr. commercial
- Fake Sugar Rush commercial
- Fake Hero Duty commercial
- A 3D cartoon taking place after the movie having Ralph and Ms. Schweetz trapped in Puzzle Castle.
- A fake 2D Fix-It Felix cartoon from the 1980s.
- A fake 2D Sugar Rush pilot for a cartoon from the 1990s.
- A storybook where you can choose a character (Felix, Ralph, Tammy, or Vanellope) to read the story to you or you can read it by yourself.
- DVD-ROM version of Hero Duty comic
- DVD-ROM version of Fix-It Felix Jr. game.
- DVD-ROM version of Hero's Duty game that acts similar to "Doom".
- DVD-Rom version of Sugar Rush game that uses a mouse instead of a keyboard.
Being Unplugged is Doomsday because Litwak's Arcade has a Night at the Museum effect going onThe source of the game characters' lives is the Surge Protector. They all hate his guts, but he's what gives them life. And this may be because...
Surge Protector is Dr. Manhattan.They're both bald guys made of blue energy, right? What must have happened is that after attempts to create life in outer space proved too difficult, Jon returned to Earth and brought some video games to life instead, then got himself a job policing them. Best of all, now that he's surrounded by fellow energy-beings not of his own design, Jon can finally feel like a regular schmoe again.
Video Game Characters temporarily lose their Medium Awareness during their games' productionThe developers take it away at some point (possibly when programming in their in-game personality, or maybe their backstories?) for some reason depending on when it happens. They get it back sometime after A) their data is uploaded into the memory bank of their console (I'm not a tech person, correct me if I'm wrong about that) or B) they get plugged in, though, and what they make of this recovered knowledge affects their out-of-game personalities and interactions with other Video Game Characters. It seems possible Player Characters and seriously important NPCs (especially the former since, well, they're Player Characters) tend to recover it sooner, since the less important NPCs' out-of-game personalities resemble their in-game personalities considerably more than, say, Ralph and Felix, who would probably catch on sooner than later under that scenario and would thus more easily develop personalities affected by their Medium Awareness rather than their in-game roles, seeing as the VG Cs' out-of-game personalities develop independently of their in-game ones. But maybe I'm overthinking all of this, so on a less confusing note... I Want Songs tend to get awards for some reason.
Vanellope and her kart will appear in Mario Kart U/8.We know sooner or later that Wii U is going to get a Mario Kart game, it would be Funny Moment if one character from Disney's Mario Kart homage end up in a real Mario Kart game.
The reason non-Arcade game characters show up is because Litwak's has Wi-Fi.Hence, anybody who comes in with a portable, tablet, smartphone or laptop would allow for seemingly out-of-place characters to show up.
The Sugar Rush characters who appear human are still sentient sweetsSomething about the glazed tone of Vanellope's skin makes it seem that she's made of marzipan.
- Does that make Taffyta a cannibal?
Lots of the characters in the arcade are bilingualThink about it: lots of video games, like Sonic, start their lives in Japan. Then they're translated to English. But maybe the characters retain their original language and are able to switch back and forth at will. Also, with Sonic being some kind of PSA for the Game Hub, it would make sense for him to know multiple languages.
Litwak's Arcade is located in an alternate universe.In this universe, console gaming never took off like it did in our universe. Here, arcade gaming stayed the big thing. All the console games we're familiar with were developed for the arcade in Litwak's world.
Felix will become a Fountain of Memes'Cause I see memetic potential in more than one of his lines...
- Oh, it's already happened. Trust me. Thanks to him, there are enough memes from this film as a whole to possibly warrant its own page on here (if the YMMV page doesn't reopen anytime soon).
- ...Well then, I guess I can say I Knew It.
- I think "Felix struts/dances while I play fitting music" (not under that name) may already be one.
Vanellope is a CandymancerIt seems like some of the double stripes weren't double stripes until she said "double stripe".
- They are indeed all double-stripes from the moment we see them. They just don't all disappear immediately, particularly the one Ralph hangs onto before he falls in the mud.
- That's right, if you look at the one Calhoun and Felix walk on, it's a Double-Stripe too.
Litwak's Arcade also rents time on consoles.The other explanation for Dr. Eggman, Bowser, and other such console-based games.
Turbo is also The Skull in disguise.Both are undead racers and seems to want to continue their legacy, no matter the cost. Even if it means being dead.
- When did it say Turbo was undead? Having pale skin doesn't immediately rule Zombie.
Fix-It Felix exists but no one really remembers itIt suffered from Sequel Displacement, similar to Mario Bros. compared to Super Mario Bros. 1. Felix Jr. became an icon while his father faded from the public eye.
History of the Fix-It-Felix games.The original Fix-It-Felix game (starring Fix-It-Felix Sr.) was a Follow the Leader copycat of Super Mario Bros. After it failed to catch on, Tobikomi completely reworked the game into Fix-It-Felix Jr.
- Or a copycat of Donkey Kong, since Super Mario Bros. wasn't around until 1985, and was for a home console.
Candlehead was the local Bad Girl.......but was modified into her present personality by King Candy/Turbo.
- Why Candlehead in particular, out of curiosity?
- Easy: Odd Name Out
Litwak's is the Last Stop for Arcade GamesMr. Litwak gets the games last, after they're unpopular everywhere else. That's why being unplugged at Litwak's spells death or homelessness. You don't make it at Litwak's, your machine gets disassembled.
- But Hero's Duty is implied to, and appears to be, a brand new game, judging by the style and graphics. Games often get unplugged when they're deemed broken; if a game is broken, it gets thrown away. If the characters learn that their game is going to be unplugged, it could very well mean that Litwak thinks the game is broken and intends to throw it out.
All the female Nicelanders have a crush on Felix.They probably still do despite the fact that Felix is married.
Using a handheld console and a charger cable plugged into the power bar...It is possible for Ralph, Turbo, or any character in the arcade to game jump into a Game Boy/GBC/GBA/DS/3DS/PSP/Vita/Whatever game, and characters from those games to game jump into the arcade. This could have potential for crossover funtimes (the cast of Sugar Rush racing on Rainbow Road) cheating (having a Level 100 Lugia win Street Fighter by spamming Extrasensory), or just plain evil (kidnapping characters from the Arcade, potentially dooming them to being unplugged).
The Tapper bar is the same bar Dominic works at in Video Game Confessions......and the drawings in the hall of fame were drawn by him.
- Jossed... Dominic's Bar is called "The Pixel Palace" while Tapper's Bar is just called "Tapper's" as well as Tapper is the only Bartender there.
Litwak's arcade is also an arcade museum.That is, Mr. Litwak buys and collects arcade machines, especially ones that are old and rare. Perhaps the Fix-It Felix Jr. machine is one of his oldest machines and perhaps the oldest working copy.
Sugar Rush will Spin-Off from the movieIn the same way that Buzz Lightyear of Star Command spun off from Toy Story, perhaps Sugar Rush will do the same (although it'll probably go under a different title due to it already being a title for another show. Perhaps it could be Disney's answer to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic?
- A TV show on the Disney Channel aimed at preteens or for Disney Junior aimed at preschoolers sounds AWESOME! It would be like Jake And The Neverland Pirates, which is an interactive show like Dora that doesn't treat kids like they're dumb, and has a very irreverent villain for a Parental Bonus! Vanellope and her racer friends go on tasty adventures!
- A preschool show seems likely but just to cater to a variety of audiences they might make a series like My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Or, better yet, give Wreck-It Ralph his own series.
- More areas of the land of Sugar Rush will be explored like an urban area, seas, and smaller towns, Vanellope and friends would learn good morals for children, and Ralph himself will make a guest appearance in an hour-long special!
- Heck, even the other two games in the film could be spin-off shows! Maybe Felix's show could resemble kind of a cheesy 80's cartoon but could actually be well-written and of course retain the same appealing characters, and Hero's Duty would be a CG show in the vein of either Buzz Lightyear or TRON: Uprising!
- I would love to see an animated series of Wreck-It Ralph where Ralph, Felix, Vanellope, and Calhoun end up lost and travel from game world to game world trying to get home. In the same idea as Sliders, or more closer, Reboot Season 3.
Cy-Bug behavior is the result of an unintentional memory leak.Memory leaks build up and up and up until they use up all the memory available. Often in doing so, they tend to take over and over-write memory. Usually by the time they become noticeable, the best/only way to get rid of them is to reset the computer.
Surge Protecter isn't a jerk, he's just doing his job.Just like Ralph, when he's on the clock, Surge has to be overly protective to avoid slipping up and allowing someone going Turbo to pass.
- And in his defense, Ralph actually was stealing food from another game the first time he got stopped, and it's possible he's done it before. Now, if only the Surge had actually looked up...
A Beat 'em Up fangame will be made featuring the characters from the movie in the same vein as Captain Commando, Final Fight, and Streets of Rage.Why not? The main cast can be easily be adapted to a Beat 'em Up game, ala from the olden days of the Final Fight and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time and among others. Ralph would be the obvious Mighty Glacier with a hint of Lightning Bruiser, using his incredible, fast wrecking ability. Calhoun would be either Jack of All Stats or a Lightning Bruiser, being tall and easy to maneuver. Felix and Vanellope would be something in lines of Fragile Speedster.
Vanellope is President-For-LifeThat is to say, still princess in all but name. Note the lack of election making her president, the fact that while she mentioned being a constitutional democracy nobody did anything to make an actual constitution, as well as the fact that everybody is programmed to defer to her in any case. Chances are they "president" thing is just in-name-only.
- I think the President thing allows for a chance for all the racers to be as Game Breaking as Vanellope. This phenomenon is usually referred to fotm, or flavor of the month.
- It's not like any of the other racers would challenge her right after she just convincingly joked about executing everybody. It'll be quite some time before anyone is willing to challenge her, whether in an election or if they determine their leader by racing.
- Vanellope is seen in her Princess regalia at Calhoun and Felix's wedding, so this seems likely.
Calhoun is the real protagonist of her game...or at least the home edition. The arcade version is basically an interactive advert, while in home edition you get to play as Calhoun to fully use her tragic backstory.
The old guy is the hacker, not Turbo. Vanellope glitches because parts of her code were deleted.In one scene, an old guy enters the arcade. Later, Ralph crashes into Sugar Rush and that part of the plot starts. The old guy (I'll name him Bob) was a big fan of Turbo's game, and when it was taken out of the arcade, Bob downloaded a copy of its ROM. Unable to find an emulator, he decompiled the game and ported Turbo so that he would work on the newest racing game owned by the arcade: Sugar Rush. To insert Turbo's code into Sugar Rush, Bob downloaded a copy of that game too and decompiled it. He put Turbo's AI into Sugar Rush, updated his graphics to fit the game, and made him a racer. But, because Vanellope used the same ID as Turbo would, Bob made her an NPC and moved her from the race to a Dummied Out area of the map. Now that Vanellope no longer needed her racing AI, Bob Dummied Out those parts of the code. He also added new functionality, which would delete Vanellope's physics code from the machine's hard disk. Satisfied with the results of his hacking, Bob recompiled Sugar Rush and loaded it into the arcade machine's RAM. Vanellope crossing the finish line fixed the game purely because it didn't know how to handle such an event. This resulted in a crash and reboot, resetting the game and restoring most of Bob's changes. The glitchiness remained because her physics code was completely wiped.
- This old guy managed to do all that, without getting caught? He would have had to have broken in overnight to do that, and I can't imagine he would risk going to prison to hack one arcade unit, just to glorify a character from 20 years ago. Either "Bob" has no life... or he knows the secret lives of videogame characters and deliberately knew what he was getting into.
Captain Falcon will make a cameo in the sequel.Only to serve as an inspiration for Vanellope during the races. And, yes. Giving his trademark Falcon Punch.
Candlehead was a Dub Name Change.Compounded by a Dub-Induced Plot Hole, no less — when working on the English translation, some of the staff started jokingly calling her Candlehead, and found the nickname so amusing they made it official. However, her original name was retained, but accidentally attached to another racer: the green apple-themed racer, aka 'Minty Zaki'.
Sugar Rush takes place within Magicant.Doughnut officers? Candy all over the place? Whimsical and Sugar Bowl-ish atmosphere? At first. It's kinda surprising when you think this could all take place in Ness's & Ninten's mind at some point.
- Maybe it's what happens just past the edges of the Candy Land board.
In the sequel, the Big Bad will be WaluigiHe's secretly been plotting to take over all video games and was in fact the one to teach Turbo the Konami Code. Ralph, Felix, Vanellope, and Calhoun will have to team up once again to prevent every day from becoming Waluigi Time.
- It could be worse. Giygas could easily fuck with everybody's mind in the station. Don't be surprised when you see kids in therapy...
- Giygas isn't exactly an arcade character, though.
Vanellope's glitch abilities will be "nerfed"Although many players love her glitch abilities, some players and the racers will be sick of her being picked all the time. Vanellope will then decide to put limits on when she can pull off her glitch abilities while also giving the other racers character specific abilities to make it easier for them to compete. Her glitch abilities will still make her one of the better racers to choose, but the other racers will become viable choices.
- Makes sense, given that she may well be able to teleport in succession with any restrictions. Balancing the game probably wouldn't require buffing the other racers so much as limiting Vanellope's "glitching," maybe by giving her just three "charges" per race. It wouldn't be fun for her competitive nature, but it might be an issue that forces her to make a responsible/queenly decision instead of just having fun/trying to win.
This video explains that game-jumping is real.Explained here. Crossovers make sense!
Magic is a common thing in Wreck-It Ralph's universeThe humans are aware of it and they can use it for their goals. But only "unicorn people" can control it consciously and even for them is highly impractical. The only reason why they don't know that it also makes video game characters alive is because they never paid too much attention to them and because they thought that technology like video games couldn't be affected by something as unusable as magic.
- Disney magic! * v *
- Video game characters don't know anything about magic because programmers don't think it's useful for them to know about it. And if gamers don't talk about it, they'll never know.
- Programming affects only the main trait of a character's personality (for example: Felix's fixing and Ralph's wrecking) and some of their memories. The rest is affected by magic.
- Turbo's jealousy let some "video game magic" possess him so that he could change the code of video games. He thought he did it all by himself, though.
- "Video game magic" is just magic plus electricity.
- Magic is the reason why characters can game-jump and keep their powers outside their own game. It's also the reason why they respawn with the same personality and memories in their own game.
- "So, unplugging is not a big deal, right"?
- Magic doesn't cause glitching.
- Now that I think more about it, it's probable that magic can…"unleash its power" when it touches electricity and becomes "videogame magic".
- Um, magic? I think Applied Phlebotinum maybe the solution.
- I know this would never happen (as Turbo Time was made sometime in the early 1980s, years before Sonic was born), but maybe Turbo wasn't motivated by jealousy. Maybe he was alright with being lonely. However, the Sonic For Hire Sonic, who is an extreme Gamejumper, encouraged Turbo to break into Road Blasters and jack it up. However, this Sonic thought that Turbo was dead, so he spread the word that people who die in their own games die for good.
This movie will boost the sales of games showcased in itMaybe certain games will be rebooted or get sequels. At the least it'll prove profitable for series that are already big.
Regular Show also takes place with the same universe.
- With anything unusal going on in that show it's perfectly logical that they are both in take place. Most specffically, Destroyer of Worlds as proof as it could.
The staff of Hero's Duty were major fans of Fix-It Felix Jr.Or maybe just a character designer, or even the creator him/herself. Notice how Calhoun's fiance Brad bears a strikingly similarity to Felix, if less stylized. Clearly they were fans of the original game, and when they had a chance for an inconsequential character, they fixed up a quick 'n' dirty design for him.
- Hero's Duty is made by "Wreck-It" studios. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that the company was started by an old Tobikomi employee.
Dr. Wily wasn't in the movie because Mega Man wasn't either.Note how for almost any given villain, their hero is also in the movie (perhaps has a parallel to Felix and Ralph). Perhaps similar to Mario, they couldn't figure out how to get Wily in without Mega Man and Mega Man himself couldn't be fit in. Mega Man might not have fit in well because unlike Mario and Sonic, he's a pretty aggressive hero - he'd be able to take on Cy-Bugs pretty handily so including him might have induced Fridge Logic.
- But Bowser is in it and Mario isn't.
- Mario is in the universe, he just doesn't appear on-screen. He was invited to the Fix-It Felix Jr. 30th Anniversary.
Surge Protector has a crush on Ralph.That's why he always stops him.
- WOOT WOOO
- Well, you can say he's tsundere.
- Kuudere would be more accurate.
Tobi-Komi also developed home consoles as well as arcade games.Which would make sense as Tobi-Komi is an expy of Nintendo. Here is a list of the consoles they have developed and the year they were relesed.
- 1985: Tobi-Com Fun System=Nintendo Entertainment System
- 1990: Mega Tobi-Com=Super Nintendo
- 1995: Tobi-Com 3D=Nintendo 64
- 2001: Game Sphere=Game Cube
- 2006: Tobi-ZOOM=Nintendo Wii
- 2013: Tobi-ZOOM WE=Wii U
- Nintendo still exists in this universe though, so it's unlikely that their consoles would be expies of Nintendo's. If they did have consoles, they would probably have their own identity.
Tetris is a game that can be found in Litwak's arcade......And the L-block is the biggest, baddest mofo in the whole place!
The first videogames in this universe were programmed by Time Lords.Explaining:
- Why it became the norm to have the characters regenerate into their original form indefinitely after death, no matter what shape their body is in when they die.
- Why the games are Bigger on the Inside.
- Why they can't regenerate outside their own games— Time Lords can't properly regenerate if they're not close to their own TARDIS.
- How the memories of Sugar Rush were really locked away: Sour Bill's Imagine Spot was inaccurate, what King Candy actually locked the subjects' memory in was a fob watch, opened when Vanellope crossed the finish line.
Surge Protector is omnipresent inside the Game Central StationHe can feel what happens to the GCS, but he's blind until he takes a visible form.
The reason why Fix-It Felix Jr. has stayed free of errors for so long...
- ...is because if something starts going wrong, Felix goes into the source code and hammers out anything that goes awry. That's how the game can continue to work for 30 years with seemingly no maintenance. It doesn't explain physical wear-and-tear, however.
- I don't really think his hammer can do that...
Sugar Rush is actually a spin-off of a video game series called, Sugar LandIt would make perfect sense for a racing game to have spun off from another game series. The game play and style of "Sugar Land" is a cross between Kirby's Dreamland and Ristar. In "Sugar Land", you get to play as either Vanellope Von Schweetz or Rancis Fluggerbutter where you go through challenging levels to protect "Sugar Land" from evil-doers.
- Doesn't sound like a video game name!
- The full title is Sugar Rush Speedway; thus, Sugar Rush could have been the name of the original platform game, probably named for a basis in speed and momentum as was popular in early-90's 2D platformers. The candy spectators could have started as the Mooks, and the other racers could be the fight-your-friends bosses.
Possible games that Ralph and his friends will go to in the sequel.
- Here's a rundown of games that might appear.
- The original Fix-It Felix Arcade Game.
- An online RPG game in the vain of EverQuest
- A fighting game that is a cross between Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat
- Doubt it, as both of those games made a cameo in the first movie.
- A Sims styled Game.
- If Extreme E-Z Livin' 2 from the deleted scenes makes it in, it would fill this slot.
- A game that combines the style and gameplay of Star Fox and Crimson Skies, with a heavy dose of Dieselpunk.
The Surge Protector used to have some game consoles or a gaming PC plugged inWe know he wrote the graffiti in Game Central Station, which includes such gems like "Aerith Lives" and "All Your Base Are Belong to Us." How else would he know about those particular subjects? It's likely he may have even met characters like Aerith and CATS.
- It's either that or he can use the Internet because he can travel through the electrical grid.
Wreck-It Ralph is what happened before the machines enslaved the human race.Interesting, I wasn't the only who thought about this. Maybe just before the robot war the Cy-Bugs used the same programing as the machines and were used.
Not only will the sequel involve the original Fix-It Felix, but also later games in the series.If Fix-It Felix is analogous to Mario, then there would have been many more games featuring Felix and Ralph. The versions of Felix and Ralph from other games in the series would be their own characters and possibly come into conflict with the ones we know.
The movie takes place in the Homestar Runner universeIf you've ever played 8-Bit Is Enough, you'll realize that the video games in that game work a lot like the ones in this movie, having a central location that connects to a bunch of different games and allows travel between them. And in both series, the video games can have some impact on the real world.
- Interesting note: Strong Bad played poker with Max, Tycho and The Heavy over at The Inventory, a place where videogame characters hang out in when no one is playing their games. The Heavy would later race alongside Ralph in Sonic and All Stars Racing Transform.
How the video game world works for non-arcade gamesFor games played through physical media like cartridges and discs that aren't installed on the system, the characters can't live in the game (because it can be taken out and put back in at any time) so when they're first put into the system, the system becomes their home while their game isn't being played. As a result, video game systems are more like cities than train stations. These characters, rather than fearing their game being unplugged, instead fear the system itself being unplugged, which would banish the characters to The Nothing After Death until the next time their game is put in the system. Games that are installed on a system, or digital downloads, have it easier, since the game is always connected to the system, so they can live in their games all the time, and if the system is unplugged, as long as the files are still stored in the memory, they come back immediately when it's plugged back in. For handheld systems, the characters don't disappear until the battery runs out, rather than the system being unplugged.
Video game characters consider real people like ancient Greeks considered godsCharacters think real people are more powerful but no morally better than them. Their sacrifice to keep them calm is letting themselves be played with. But they don't really have a choice.
Surge Protector was very luckyWhat if his job was protecting common household appliances? Unless he can travel through the power grid or unless appliances have something like him, he would be completely alone until the day he gets unplugged or breaks.
Calhoun is Meredith Vickers ancestor.Let's see: Tall. Likes to take the lead on things. Kinda of hard-as-nails-Jerkass-by-not-so-much personality? Would that mean she's related to Weyland? Or, that just leads to more questions? For Prometheus?
There will be actual Fix-It Felix Jr., Hero's Duty, and Sugar Rush machines in real arcades at some point in the future.
- And, to play with Vanellope, you'll have to use some special move to "activate" the "glitch." Come ON, Disney! That's too awesome not to happen. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
- Doesn't anyone remember that Disney made actual arcade cabinets of Fix-It Felix Jr.?? They were one of the first pieces of advertising for the film! It's just that they're in limited supply.
Surge Protector and Zangief are fighting for Ralph's loveAnd Ralph is pretending to be clueless to see where this is going.
Missingno. will be the Big Bad in the sequel.
- And he will look like this◊ to the other characters.
- He also has a natural shape-shifting ability.
- Alternativelly, Missingno. will appear, but as one of the heroes (any experienced R/B glitcher will tell you, Missingno. is actually relatively harmlesss and rather useful), 'M and the other glitches (who can actually crash the game) will play the villains.
- Or, Missingno could be the villain or Big Bad, but he takes the form of a bird. His true form is a horrific Eldritch Abomination that drives people temporarily insane and enjoys toying with them and turning them on each other. He can also create clones. which would explain the multiple evil Ralphs.
Felix's hammer is really just an Amplifier Artifact
The reason why Turbo looked like an 8-bit character in a 16-bit world and Ralph was in HD in Hero's Duty.Roadblasters crashed because Turbo hacked the game to make himself look a 8-bit character, and he did it because he wanted to be recognised by the players.
Litwak got some sort of mod for Hero's Duty.What it does? It "cleans up" the language used in the game. In the original (home version?) of the game, there's profanity, however Litwak either got his hands on a manufacturer's mod, or a hack that changes the language used to make it more kid-friendly for his arcade. That's why Calhoun is constantly saying things like curses that are really actually very mild; because her game's data has been changed to modify the original language.
Surge Protector is actually a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.And things will go 1984 when he decides he's had enough.
The games themselves are intelligent.It's the reason why Turbo couldn't delete Vanellope for good: the game wouldn't allow it.
- Actually, it's implied that the only thing video game characters cannot change is anything outside the confines of their cabinet. The painting of Vanellope is on the outside, so King Candy couldn't do anything about that.
- Just because she's on the outside, it doesn't mean that she can't be deleted on the inside. I mean, why wouldn't he have deleted her code if he had been able to? Unless Turbo held a grudge against Vanellope because of who knows what reasons.
- He'd still have to get rid of her image. Otherwise the gamers would question why the cabinet shows a character that supposedly doesn't exist and Turbo's scheme would've been exposed much earlier.
- But...was she being a glitch exactly like she not existing to the players?
- Yes. But again, she'd still be on the cabinet. Why would the cabinet show a character that supposedly doesn't exist? And that is why they would ask.
- It's implied that no video game character can alter anything beyond what's inside the cabinets. So no matter what, at least one gamer would notice that racer on the side of the game that they never seen before and ask about it. The code inside Sugar Rush is built so you can attach or detach wires, but not get rid of whole boxes all together. Otherwise, Vanellope's case wouldn't be left floating in the ether. King Candy's plan wouldn't be completely fool-proof no matter what he did.
- If they can't alter stuff outside the cabinet, how could Ralph dislodge the Out of Order sign when he threw the medal at the inside wall?
- There's a difference between altering the outside world from the inside world and going outside. King Candy, like the other characters, can't LEAVE the electronic universe. Wreck-It-Ralph just bumped the game when he threw the medal, but that doesn't mean King Candy could leave the game and take Vanellope's picture off the cabinet.
- Just because she's on the outside, it doesn't mean that she can't be deleted on the inside. I mean, why wouldn't he have deleted her code if he had been able to? Unless Turbo held a grudge against Vanellope because of who knows what reasons.
The game put Sour Bill in itself to counterbalance the sweetness of Sugar Rush and to be Vanellope's Guardian Angel.Thus making him the true Eldritch Abomination of Litwak's Arcade and the reason why Vanellope wasn't treated even worse than she was, even though his memories were locked.
Sour Bill has the SourstareYeah, like the Flutterstare, but more powerful.
The Real World Environment is toxic to the video game worlders.That's why there's no real fear of video game characters escaping into the real world. One second of exposure and they go kaput.
The reason why game character die permanently outside their game is......the game "thinks" they're still alive so it doesn't regenerate them. Does this count as "wild"?
Here is the premise of the original Fix-It Felix.
- You play as Wreck-It Ralph (Back then, he was known as Kid Wreck-It). Your objective is to stop Fix-It Felix from destroying the forest by smashing Felix's Construction Vehicles. Also, you must help Kid Wreck-It rescue his family from Felix.
King Candy existed as a NPC before Turbo took overAnd he talked with Trrrilling Rrrs.
Surge Protector potentially can change games' code at will"Potentially" because he's Surge Protector.
Surge Protector doesn't come from the physical surge protectorHe's an energy being who applied for the job.
The sequel will have a sequence that shows Tamora and Felix as a Battle Couple, using their abilities together in tandem teamwork.
The sequel will have a slightly darker tone.To elaborate, the Big Bad in the sequel will be much more menacing and an even bigger threat than King Candy/Turbo. The dangers of Game Jumping will be explored more. And, the Big Bad will not only be a threat to the Video Game World, but the Real World as well.
- And said Big Bad will be none other than the Surge Protector.
Wreck-it Ralph 2's villain will be... Wreck-it Ralph... from the future.
- Basically, in the present day and age, Ralph will have a new game that stars him. The problem? In the new game, Ralph is the hero, but he's Darker and Edgier, paralleling the practice of current-day developers in reviving old franchises in a similar way. Eventually he meets Past!Ralph and tries to turn him just as bad as his programming suggests he should be. Of course, Ralph being pretty much the embodiment of the Nice Guy trope, he's pretty much creeped out by the idea. Future!Ralph will then attempt to do what Turbo did on a much larger scale and try to take over the whole arcade, putting the risks on a much larger scale, and allowing for other more recognizable characters to get their own little sequences.
The sequel will be primarily focused on the Internet.The arcade is going out of business, but fortunately it has Wi Fi, so Ralph and his friends can escape by finding a passageway to the Internet. There, they explore the enormous World-Wide Web and the four of them each get separated, and are now trying to find each other. It could also reference a lot of Internet memes, such as...
- The four finding ponified versions of themselves.
- Ralph and Felix finding out that they once had a cartoon series...that is a prime source for parody in Youtube Poop (probably called "MyTube Crud" or something similar), a reference to how the Super Mario Bros. cartoons get similar treatment.
- Vanellope ending up on DeviantArt and finding a drawing of an older, sexier version of herself. And becoming attracted to it.
Electricity is air for game characters.From our point of view, electricity is what makes games work (and keeps characters alive). And what makes everything alive on Earth? The atmosphere. This means the surge protector (and Surge himself) is a Weather Control Machine.
Litwak's Arcade has magical properties.Maybe it was built on an Indian Burial Ground, maybe Litwak has magical powers he may or may not be aware of, but there's something uniquely supernatural about the arcade that turns the characters in the games into fully sentient beings. This makes being unplugged even more of a dire situation; even if the arcade game was plugged back in elsewhere, it wouldn't have that magical spark anymore, and the characters inside would become non-sentient again.
Instead of Litwak's Arcade being magical, Magitek is naturally present in videogamesWith electicity being the source of said magic.
In the Fix-It Felix Jr. cartoon, Ralph wrecks the fourth wallCome on, guys.
Turbo Time was an Obvious Beta.
Dying outside your game being permanent is all AndrAIa's faultSupposing that putting her backup on Enzo's Icon did not delete "the original", and instead backed up her data on Enzo when the game ended (which seems supported by the ReBoot wiki), she removed herself from her game's code. Treasures of Atlantis no longer has her data at all. Somehow the arcade characters learned of the escaped game sprite, but they don't know about her Icon upgrade.
Locked characters are not even known by the other characters until the moment they are unlocked.Memories of them are locked along with them in order not to make the other characters force their unlock.
Fix it Felix Jr is a kids gameIt's easy for kids to play. That's why Ralph is always defeated in the end. Felix is an expy of Bob the Builder.
- No duh.
- Well, they don't come out and say why Ralph never "wins", and bad guys usually do. He's always thrown off the building.
- Ralph doesn't get thrown off at the end of the game, he gets thrown off at the end of the level. Notice how it says "Level 1 complete" the first time we see him get thrown off? Ralph may eventually "win" as the player has to run out of lives sooner or later, but he still has to take at least a few falls during the early and presumably easy levels.
- Well, they don't come out and say why Ralph never "wins", and bad guys usually do. He's always thrown off the building.
The events of the movie will cause some political reforms in the arcade.Obviously the events of the movie were a serious incident that nearly led to two games being unplugged, so the characters will make some changes to avoid such a thing in the future. More than likely, we'll see the following things: 1. A council of representatives from each game to share information and discuss issues in each other's games. 2. A group of special ops forces consisted of characters from each game that investigates things like rogue characters (so someone like Turbo being able to infiltrate and take over Sugar Rush doesn't happen again). 3. A hidden beacon is installed in each game to prevent a Cybug infestation in the future. 4. A "bad guy awareness" campaign to encourage people to treat the bad guys of their games with respect and not to ostracize them, possibly also educating people that bad guys can't actually kill someone outside of their game just by touching them. 5. A system of helping characters from unplugged games find work and a place to live in games that can handle them.
- I'd be interested in seeing what the beacon in Tapper would look like.
In the seuqel, there'll be a joke about Rule 34I don't know how, I don't know why, but if the internet's involved I doubt it won't be involved. (Perhaps it'd pertain to Felix and Calhoun's honeymoon.)
- Considering that the movie is rated PG, I doubt that, but it would be fun if they referenced it very subtly. After all, Felix has a golden hammer.
In the sequel, Michael Jackson will appear.Not THE MJ, of course, but his Moonwalker game persona, now if Disney can get the copyrights for the movie...
The known Video Game characters in the movie were never in any real danger of being homeless if their games get removed from Litwak's Arcade.Characters from games such as Street Fighter and Sonic the Hedgehog were never in any real danger of getting erased because if their games get pulled from Litwak's Arcade they have several other Arcades/Consoles to fall back to. However the Fix-It Felix Jr game is openly referred to as an old Video Game in which it was quite possibly an Arcade-only game. Sadly because it's a 30 year old game that was probably Arcade only it is quite possible that Litwak's Arcade was probably the only place that still even has a working copy of the game anymore. So in other words if Litwak's copy of Fix-It Felix Jr was removed then the game's cast would most likely be really screwed.
- Unless someone got the code running under MAME...
- Fix-It Felix Jr. seems to be like Donkey Kong in this universe, and apparently had the same massive popularity, so I highly doubt it's rare enough that Litwak would have the only copy on Earth. In-universe it's probably one of those games that you can find in any arcade, like Pac-Man.
The real reasons why Zangief is in the Bad-Anon meetings.He volunteers to be there to help support Video Game Characters who are supposed to play villains that dislike their jobs. While the Bad-Anon meetings normally don't allow good guys to be in the meetings he gets around this by bringing up how he was a Villain in most of the Street Fighter adaptations in the 90s (except for the Animated Movie where he was just a Cameo with Blanka). The other reason is that he was appointed there to try to keep Bison out of trouble. Notice on how M. Bison is the only actual Street Fighter villain in the meetings? I mean yes he is the most iconic villain but he was never a sympathetic villain there to begin with. We'll assume he is still a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk anyway as well and has probably gotten himself into trouble plenty of times. (Especially since Bison is not exactly the most prudent of Villains, so he is probably quite the Womanizer when he is not playing his role.) Bison had no intention of wanting to go to the Bad-Anon meetings but the other characters in Street Fighter want him to behave when he is not playing his role. (Predictably, Bison has tried to get out of going to the Bad-Anon meetings in the past but something made him a little more willing to cooperate). They probably designated Zangief as Bison's baby-sitter to make sure he goes to his Bad-Anon meetings on time (and Zangief is probably one of the only Street Fighter heroes that would be willing to put up with Bison).
Spyro the Dragon has gone Turbo in real life.How else do you explain Skylanders?
- So was there that one random case where something was up with him and the programmers decided to Throw It Out?
Ralph will appear in a future Kingdom Hearts gameWhich will present an opportunity for plenty of lampshade hanging and meta humor.
Candlehead is a pyromaniac.I don't have a lot of evidence for this, aside from Taffyta telling Candlehead to "Light 'em up," like she does it all the time and Candlehead complying whilst giggling like a total maniac, but I find the idea oddly awesome.
Sour Bill will get a girlfriend if there's a sequel.Because that would be adorable.
Wreck-It Ralph is a Disney adaptation of Bad DudesNow hear me out! Ralph is a bad guy who learned that being bad is good and he likes to wreck stuff. Vanellope is a princess (who becomes president) who has her position in the world taken by a mad man. Ralph is the one who saves the day.
- Thus, Ralph was a bad enough dude to save the president
The video game characters are more than just code: they're all real.Watch the scene in which Ralph angrily throws his medal at the Fix-It-Felix screen, covered up by the Out Of Service poster. It makes an audible thunk upon impact, and at that exact moment, the poster loses its hold on one of the corners of the poster, which sets up a major plot point. In other words, Ralph was able to make a physical impact on the outside world, not just images on a screen. They are not just code, they are not just characters. They are as real as it gets, and with power enough to break out of their digital prison. ...Or at least knock on the glass, whatever.
Sugar Rush has achievements.Or something like them. During the Random Roster Race one of the racers picks up an item that fires a giant scoop of ice cream. it hits a car and seems to turn the car into a slice of cherry pie with the ice cream on top while the announcer and the jumbotron both say "A La Mode!" That seemed odd to me, both that the item turns the car into cherry pie, and that they would have this special display for when it happens, but if you look closely, the car that the ice cream hits is already a cherry pie. it just loses its wheels. So maybe there are certain achievements for hitting certain racers or cars with certain items. I know this isn't an arcade game, but it could be like those things in Super Smash Bros Melee where you get extra points for doing certain things during the round.
The whole thing was just a massive Imagine Spot......resulting from a couple of games being out of order one day at Litwak's. A little kid, knowing nothing about how video games work, imagines some whole epic adventure as a result. Fix-It Felix Junior was out of order because Litwak was having it modded to include some old characters for the bonus levels, and was having Sugar Rush modded to replace King Candy with the Dummied Out Vanellope. He included the Turbo part because of a story his dad toldvideogame magic about an old game glitching out (an early modding attempt by Litwak).
- You mean Moppet Girl? What must have happened was that seeing the game fail to load Ralph freaked her out so much that she had a dream the following night where Ralph really did leave, the Niceland characters went looking for him, and he was the one who ruined her Hero's Duty game in place of Markowski. Then her mind began to translate her experience of getting shut out of playing Sugar Rush as the character from the game's side-art getting shut out of participating.
This movie is set in the same universe as Summer Wars.Someone at the arcade discovered that the AI in the arcade have a mind of their own, and saw what was going on during the events of the movie. When he was designing OZ, he made the Avatars, as well as John and Yoko, the Guardian Whales, behave like the users in real life. Hence, because the whales, and Love Machine, and the user controlled avatars, had a mind of their own, they could directly fight one another, and technically, OZ was also a game, and a service, so the avatars, and by staying in their game, Natsuki could free them with the Hanafuda Koi Koi game against Love Machine, and since Love Machine itself was an outsider bot, King Kazma could punch it out and kill/delete it completely and permanently, like how King Candy/Turbo was tricked into his own death by going into the light.
"The Code" is more user-friendly in Sugar RushOld 8-bit games have simpler code, but when you go into it it's just a jumbled, tangly mess and hard to edit without screwing up the program. Sugar Rush, being a more modern game had not only a better organized code, but also easier for Turbo to edit.
The reason Sugar Rush has so much extra stuff other than simply race tracks (castles, etc)......is because a certain number of racers are picked as avatars every day - this way the other characters have something to do on their off days.
The reason Sugar Rush has so much extra stuff other than simply race tracks (castles, candy canes, etc)......is because there are minigames besides the main game. The double striped candy canes are part of a platformer minigame. The castle... maybe that's where the credits roll?
Taffyta will become a villain in the sequel.During the scene where Wynchell asks Vanellope who will be ruler, look closely at Taffyta, specifically, her hand. Notice that her hand clenched when Vanellope said "me". This would imply that there would be friction between her and Vanellope in the future.
It takes place in the same universe as Toy Story.They even have the same rules. (no interaction around humans for example) only with video game charters rather then solid touchable toys.
The arcade doubles as an Internet cafeBecause why not?
Turbo crossed the Despair Event Horizon after what happened to Road Blasters and Turbo Time.Turbo was insanely jealous of Roadblasters, so he game-jumped to wreck their time in the spotlight. but that was all he intended to do- he was so blinded by rage and envy he didn't think about what would happen to Turbo Time. The two other racers we see- who are they? A popular Fanon is that they're twins. Turbo's older brothers, maybe? When he crashed Roadblasters, he intended for Roadblasters to get taken away, but when Turbo Time got unplugged too, it not only took his home away, but his brothers died because of his actions. So he spent his time drinking himself into a stupor in Tapper's, when he heard about another racing game being put into the arcade. So he grabbed the code and entered the game, thinking that maybe he could hide himself in his new persona and forget about his past, but Vanellope got in the way. After having done away with his own kin, (even if he didn't intend to) what was another kid's life ruined to Turbo?
The video games in Wreck-It Ralph are really real life Alternate Universes that are part of The Multiverse.
Ralph has his own successful video game franchise of which he is the protagonistHe IS based on Donkey Kong, after all. It naturally follows that his more recent in-universe appearances have him as being friends (or at least explicitly friendly enemies) with Felix.
Mr. Litwak knows the video game characters are aliveHis euphoric reaction to Fix-It Felix Jr. being 'fixed' and his mournful reaction to losing two arcade games in the flashback, as well as his dialogue in general, it seems to suggest he knows more than he lets on. He's clearly worked at the arcade for a while, it figures he might've caught on somewhere along the road.
Not only that, but he tells some of his customers for the sake of the charactersSay someone vandalized a cabinet beyond functioning or repair, especially when Mr. Litwak can't just get a new one. Now you've got all these homeless characters with nothing to do but sit around Game Central Station and hope they get a break. Or how about those Small Name, Big Ego types who would go Turbo if they went too long without getting quartersnote ? Wouldn't he need to keep them satisfied to avoid another incident like that? If he tells this to his clients they'll probably know better than to allow these sorts of hypothetical situations. Obviously, though, not all of them would believe him, so he probably only tells the ones he think would—like, say, the particularly young gamers and some long-time customers.
Surge Protector is Game Central Station. Not that he would tell that to the video game characters.In fact he was the one who named it "Game Central Station".
- He vandalizes the station, and thus himself. Make of that what you will.
- Always wanted a tatoo...
- He's actually...painting his own insides, you know.
- Always wanted a tatoo...
Electricity is magic.That's why Surge Protector exists...and characters are alive.
The sequel will utilize Oh Crap! There Are Fanfics of Us...Supposedly it'll involve the Internet. Where else can you find massive archives of fanfic and find that you're the subject? And, of course, there will probably be characters out there. Maybe ridiculously inaccurate Expies of themselves...
- Naturally, it will be hilarious and awkward when they find out about such gems as Ralph/Vanellope and Turbo's Draco in Leather Pants status.
- Ralph is going to love seeing that the guy who almost killed Vanellope has a fandom, and that Vanellope and Felix have hatedoms. He'll probably start wrecking something.
When video game characters die outside their games, they go to either The Overthere or The Underwhere.
If Extreme E-Z Livin' 2 makes it into the sequel, it'll be how video game characters into the arcade get to the InternetYou know, assuming it has Internet access (which I assume it should, being a Sims-styled game.
Rancis will be Vanellope's boyfriend/love interest in the sequel.Because, why would they write a book about him and Vanellope? Also, if you look closely in the background when Vanellope starts talking about being a president, he appears to be checking out Vanellope several times.
Video game characters that have died outside of their games can be brought back to life using the ABBA code.
The sequel will start out with Litwak plugging in a computer or gaming console into Game Central Station.In my interpretation, the power cord is kinda the only way the arcade machine characters can move around. Since most electronic gaming devices need to be plugged in at one point or another, it brings a perfect beginning point to Ralph & co. discovering this new world.
When you die outside your game...You get sent to New Jersey.
- Or Wisconsin.
- So they go to the real world? Okay... we get to meet Mario, Sonic, Megaman, Link... etc...in person.
Missingno. will be Big Bad of the sequel.Keep in mind that Missingno isn't technically owned by Nintendo, and if they could have cameos of actual Nintendo characters, copyright shouldn't be an issue. Now, you're saying, since when can a glitch leave its game? Well, you can trade Missingno over to Red, Blue, Yellow and Pokemon Stadium (though Stadium turns it into the Substitute doll, though I can imagine Missingno using that as a disguise). Depending on whether they want a twist of The Dragon being the less sympathetic or not, Missingno will be a Tragic Villian who's attacking/serving the Big Bad because his mere existence is detrimental to his world (especially if its Pokemon Yellow), and as such will be constantly shunned by others.
- Already done on Atop the Fourth Wall Nintendo if they did that would be basically plagiarizing Linkara. And personally they couldn't do it better than him, in which Linkara made Missingno, an all powerful Lovecraftian God. Who destroys everyone and everything. And being really effectively terrifying throughout.
Wreck-It Ralph takes place in the same universe as the Game Boy comics published in Nintendo Comics System.
The Nicelanders had gotten the cake ingredients from Sugar Rush.Makes sense, seeing as there seems to be no stores or bakeries in Fix-it-Felix Jr. So the Nicelanders may have a sort of barter system with King Candy in which he would trade them ingredients for cakes and such. It's different with Tapper, because his game was built to have unlimited Root Beer, meaning they likely just magically appear.
In-universe, Team Fortress 2 is an arcade game.This is why the characters from the game look like they belong in a cartoon world.
- Also, "Sugar Rush" is actually the Pyro's "Pyro Land."
- Or maybe, Gang Garrison 2 is an actual arcade tie-in with Team Fortress 2
Turbo has teamed up with Dreamworks to get revenge on Disney for ruining his imageTurbo might have died in Sugar Rush, but remember how people thought he was gone for good after Turbo Time? Well maybe Turbo somehow traveled through worlds and somehow ended up in our world through a disc, similar to how Sonic.exe communicates through his victims. Maybe Turbo manipulated a Dreamworks employee to put him in a film ... and Dreamworks put him as a snail. Turbo felt very humiliated about becoming a snail, but he still had his personality ... wanting to become the best racer in the world. HE IS TURBO REINCARNATED. And being a snail is the best part ... nobody will suspect that it's him!
King Candy after Turbo's deathtook over Candy Crush Saga because he wanted to scam customers. The "company" is called "King" and the game is about candy. King Candy knows about how the game convinces you to buy boosters and lives, and also wants to make Facebook people hate on each other as sending game requests is considered making you The Scrappy. He wanted to control more games than just the candy related Candy Crush Saga, and after getting all of the money, he'd probably make a giant casino in real life (Controlling machines and manipulating people) just so he could gain all the money, which he would ultimately use to build a doomsday machine to destroy all the racing machines and games in the world, like "Mario Kart", along with destroying all the copies of Wreck-It Ralph and Sugar Rush so King Candy could get his revenge. After all of the racing games mysteriously disappear, King Candy would cause a racing game monopoly and force people to play Turbo Time so Turbo could be the greatest and only Racer of all time!
Dr. Brad Scott will come Back from the DeadThe fangirls could have demanded his return because of his looks or perhaps because True Love Is Boring. Brad will try to get Calhoun back much to Felix's chagrin. But once he sees how in love Calhoun and Felix are he'll back off.
- Or, he could try to get Calhoun back, but once he sees how she and him are in love, he'll let them be, and help them fight the Big Bad. WITH SCIENCE!
The sequel will involve another form of Fantastic RacismOr rather Fantastic Ageism, since arcades are more-or-less obsolete these days. If the group travels to the console world, a console game characters will look down arcade characters as outdated. Or call them "Obsoletes".
Wreck-It Ralph is set in the Megaman Battle Network series.
- However, the thing is that all the arcades lack the jack in plugs so no Net Navi can enter through any arcade console. However, with the movement of technology in that universe, this troper assumes that there will be Net Navi jacks in the console eventually.
The Konami Code will play an important role in the sequel.In the first film, Turbo/King Candy used the Konami code to hack into Sugar Rush. It is shown that he had the Code written on a napkin. Which means that someone told him about the Konami code and how it works. My guess is that the Big Bad in the sequel is giving the code to rogue programs to mess with computer systems and video games. The big bad's ultimate goal is to use the Konami Code to Take over the Computer/Video game world and the real world.
Calhoun fell in love with Felix because of their mutual sense of responsibility.When Felix first argues his case to her about coming with her, he says that it is his responsibility to fix what Ralph wrecks. After he finishes, she doesn't argue any further and silently gestures for him to get on. Granted, she also seems to like Nice Guys, but it makes sense that a mutual feeling of duty wouldn't hurt.
In the next movie, another racing game will be installed in the Arcade and Vanellope will have to deal with it.She'll have Ralph, Felix and Calhoun to help her through it, but it would be interesting to watch how Vanellope, a character who, up until the events of the movie, was ignored and cast aside, will handle having all this glory and attention that comes with being a princess, only for another came to arrive with new characters. Either she'll struggle not to become "the next Turbo", since she herself is quite a prideful person, or she'll take some of the new racers under her wing, so to speak, especially if one of them is an underdog character like she was.
Turbo is actually still alive.Prior to taking over Sugar Rush, he attempted to hack into many other games. Traces of his code were left behind in the circuits, and thus Turbo may return from the dead.
- Since he tried hacking into multiple games, there will wind up being Turbo clones.
Wreck-it Ralph will soon have a TV special(s)Animated movie franchises (such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, Ice Age, and more recently Toy Story) have aired at least one TV special on channels like ABC. As soon as after the sequel, the same may happen to Wreck-It Ralph.
- If so, there will be a Christmas special named Wreck the Halls.
- Sorta - there's a Disney Christmas Storybook Collection with a Ralph and Vanellope-centric story named Wreck the Halls.
The Nicelanders are such jerks because they have the wrong idea about Ralph.A bit of Alternate Character Interpretation here: when Ralph returns to the penthouse after destroying Vanellope’s kart only to find it empty, take a close look at how Gene addresses him; he’s not disappointed that Ralph won the bet, or surprised that he came back at all. He’s acting normal, for once, talking to Ralph on an equal level. You don’t talk to someone you hate like that, no matter what the circumstances are. Now think about how the Nicelanders know Ralph: in the game’s backstory, and during the actual game, he’s the guy who destroys their homes just because he doesn’t like that they built it on his spot (Anti-Environmentalistic subtexts aside here). That’s the only way they know Ralph, since they never socialize with him, never got to know him outside of work. Now think about that figurine of him on the cake, which looked like a stupid madman. That’s how they see him. The Nicelanders aren’t really mean people, they just have the same problem Felix had: they have a completely wrong image of Ralph. To them, he’s a selfish, arrogant bad guy, just like he appears to them in the game (and yes, I know that’s their own fault for not giving the guy a chance, but still). So when Gene and Ralph have this conversation:
- Ralph: Gene, wait… This isn’t what I wanted.Gene: Well, what did you want, Ralph?Ralph: I-I was just tired of living alone in the garbage!Gene: Well, now you can live alone in the penthouse.
Felix didn't know that Q*Bert had been unplugged, and it wasn't for selfish reasons.You don't have to assume that Felix was unwilling to give up being the hero in order to explain this. It's pretty obvious from the film that the Nicelanders worship the ground that Felix walks on, and so it makes sense that they might continually have been asking him to social events. Because Felix couldn't say no, he found himself with no time to venture outside the game.
In the sequel, Felix and Calhoun will become a Battle Couple and/or Calhoun will display Violently Protective Girlfriend tendencies.
If Felix and Calhoun got married at the end......does that mean Felix's full name is now Felix Calhoun? Because I doubt Tamora would change her name (besides not being the type to do that, it'd mess with the game). Besides, did Felix even have a last name before?
- It would seem that Fix-It is just a title and not a last name, similar to the "Super" in Super Mario (Tamora probably just called Ralph and Felix "Wreck-It" and "Fix-It" because they have no last names and she was on a formal basis with them at the time, so she went with the only non-first-name component of their full names that they had). Also, given that Felix has no last name and yet has a "Junior" at the end of his given name, that would make for a strange combination (Fix-It Felix Jr. Calhoun?). In any event, I think that Felix would either take her last name at least symbolically (he'd still technically be Fix-It Felix Jr. "from the game Fix-It Felix Jr.", but would call himself Felix Calhoun) or neither of the couple's names would change.
The sequel, if there'll be one, will feature a Presidential Election at Sugar Rush and Vanellope's main (if not only) opponent will play on the voter's fears Vanellope might execute them for realOr the opponent might also fear that.
Sugar Rush is mostly aimed at female playersConsidering that out of the 15 playable characters (King Candy not included), only 3 are male.
Felix didn't help out Ralph before the movie because he misinterpreted Ralph's behavior.Felix is The Hero of a game whose inhabitants expect him to fix everything. Over time, Felix got used to this and so when Ralph didn't outright ask for help, Felix assumed he didn't need it. ("Y'know, I wonder why Ralph isn't bothered that he sleeps in a pile of bricks all the time. But, if he was really having trouble, he'd have told me—everyone else does.")
Video-game Creepypasta is what happens when characters in console and handheld games go rogueIt seems safe to assume that if arcade characters can game-jump and even go rogue like Turbo, so can characters in games played at home. Sometimes a game's characters get bored with doing the same humdrum routine, so they decide to mess with their players a bit - anything from Breaking the Fourth Wall in order to make verbal threats or otherwise directly address the player to completely re-tooling their entire games into something horrifying with new maps and grotesque monsters. There's even the rare case where they aren't even being malevolent, simply seeking to shake things up and entertain themselves and their players with new in-game sequences and stories. These cases tend to be isolated incidents and entirely unique from one to the next (and, due to the individuality of each instance of each character in each copy of the game, impossible to reproduce), so when people share their stories on the 'Net, nobody believes them.
There are other miserable Ralphs.The one in the movie is the only one who finds happiness.
The Big Bad in the sequel will be a genuinely nice hero-turned-villain.Originating from a Nintendo Hard game, he became quite broken over dying repeatedly in his very own game. Believing the villains to have an easier life than the heroes, he left his own game in an attempt to become a villain. While he fails at actually being evil, he ends up causing massive trouble anyhow. He ends up fulling off a Heel-Face Turn after a My God, What Have I Done? moment when he inevitably causes a serious catastrophe.
- So basically Mario?
Presidential elections in Sugar Rush take the form of racesAnd Vanellope ends up being perpetually president because she's the most popular character among the arcade-goers and her glitch powers help her win the most races.
King Candy was the original ruler of Sugar Rush.The actual character of King Candy, not Turbo!King Candy. I don't understand why people say that his name and design are a clue that he's not actually part of the game. "King Candy" is the same name of the ruler of Candyland, after all, and as a king, it makes sense to have him be an old man rather than a young boy because at the time the game was made, it was common for kings to be portrayed as old in animated things, and since he's an old man, of course his design would be totally different. King Candy's name definitely fits in with the universe more than Candlehead. King Candy stepped down as ruler when he felt his daughter could rule over his kingdom, but he's still a racer (just not a very good one).
- Or maybe he was an NPC he was the one who signaled the start of the race, and just sat up in his booth, except for on the final level on Single Player mode, where he was the big boss.
Nobody ever questioned about the raven-haired racer on the side of the game console.It's likely because of the nature of the "chews-ing", that though there are random racers each day, ones like Taffyta, King Candy, Candlehead, and Rancis were there every single day, because Taffyta, Candlehead, Rancis, and King Candy were pretty bloody far ahead of the other racers and they're the four best racers. Everyone just assumed that the Random Number God was tilted into statistically picking those four and only five others, who probably didn't change much outside Gloyd, Jubileena, Crumbelina, Adorabeezle, Swizzle, Snowanna, and Minty. Racers like Citrusella, Sticky, Nougetsia, and Torvald were probably rarities on the roster, but still gave the illusion that there COULD BE a racer like the mysterious raven-haired racer (it could just be presumed she was a very difficult character to get). When Vanellope began to show up and King Candy faded into the ether, it's plausible they thought the game had reset (since, well, it HAD), and it changed the Random Number God choices around a little.
Gill is the only character capable of bending the "if you die in another game, you can't respawn rule".Gill has the ability to resurrect when he is knocked out (but only once per round), so technically he could resurrect himself if he went Turbo and dies in the game he Turbo'd.
Wreck it Ralph takes place in the same universe as The Fairly OddParents.Here's the evidence◊. Didn't see it? Take a closer look◊... Super Smash Bros.. Wreck-it Ralph actually does share part of its target audience with the Pokémon anime, and since Disney already has Groot they can probably find some way to play it for laughs.
The sequel will focus on MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGamesThrough one way or another, the heroes get sucked into the world wide web, and get bounced around various Expys of famous online games, like World of Warcraft, Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty/Battlefield, etc., with Ralph and his crew often going various ArtShifts with the games (often getting written off as either avatars made from in-game customization, or fan-based modding). The main conflict will arise with having to deal with players who have cases of GIFT (there's no cursing or sexual content, naturally, but the intent to annoy or bully other players would be at the forefront - some of it Played for Laughs Trolling, others being considerably more nasty, like mocking certain players for being foreign, handicapped, etc.), and eventually allying with underdog players who want to stop these Trolls from ruining their games. An overall Big Bad may be an Expy of Youtube's infamous "Content ID" system, which goes haywire and starts to tear the very internet apart, Eldritch Abomination style - and since Everything Is Online, that doesn't just threaten games, but virtually the entire world!
Bad-Anon is for troubled Anti-Heroes too. And we'll see it in the Sequel.That is why we see Zangief in it - his games did tend to portray him as having a less sympathetic backstory. I mean seriously, how often do you choose to play AS Zangief in Street Fighter? A guy like Shadow the Hedgehog, for example, would be perfectly welcome to come if he was having trouble coping with being expected to be gloomy and feeling like he was always playing second fiddle to Sonic. Or Wario might come because he's sick of being the bad guy even when he's a good guy. They might not be actively the villains of their games, but you do NOT want those kinds of guys going Turbo.
Freddy, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, BB and the Marionette will be in the villain convention in the sequel.And they will talk about how they are constantly being mistaken for bad guys, when they just want to play. They will also have a harder time being accepted than Ralph who decides to help them.
When Felix calls Ralph "brother", he wasn't being metaphoricalIt's the classic tale: one sibling is well-liked and beloved by all including their parents, the other is a black sheep and social outcast.
Markowski is related to Hudson
Different consoles have Different Game Centrals.You know how you see those towers and cubes at the startup of the PS2? The Characters must reside in there. As they represent saved games. So there must be Local Game Centrals. And there is a Game Central Station found in each house that is the Main Game Central that looks like a Train Station or a Mall. So there are Local Game Centrals located inside the consoles, and Main Game Centrals located in the household power strips.
The internet in this world is based on the power grid instead of phone system.A technician from an arcade discovered 'tiny bits of data'(characters) running through the power grid and was able to create a small-scale network using adapters that 'spit' tiny packages of data. This would eventually lead to it gaining attention from a number of universities and quickly outsizing ARPANET due to it's comparative ease and speed.
When they're not actively being played or used, the characters (and the arcade world) run faster than real time.When a game gets unplugged, (as shown in King Candy's explanation scene for what would happen if Vanellope were to be in a race), it's shown to be unplugged extremely slowly, allowing time for all of the game's inhabitants to evacuate to Game Central Station. Of course, this raises the question of how the characters keep time with the arcade customers.