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08:55:43 PM Apr 8th 2013
edited by Arivne
Deleted the following Natter:

Berserk Button
  • While the Giant does hate guns, it's not entirely his choice. He has a built-in defense mechanism where he attacks anything pointing a weapon at him, even if it just looks like one. When Hogarth points a toy gun at him during a game, the Giant (and everyone else) is terrified when he nearly kills Hogarth unconsciously.
    • In other words, the "Berserk Button" is fairly literal in this case.

Giant Robot Hands Save Lives
  • Well, considering he had the potential to absorb the force of their fall and lower them gently to safety, I'm pretty sure anyone would prefer that to a panicked fall to the ground and the potential broken bones to go with it. Even without that logic, it was an Establishing Character Moment demonstrating the Giant's heroism and gentility (at least in non-Death-Mecha mode.)
08:51:54 PM Apr 8th 2013
Deleted the following incorrect information (and the Natter response to it) from the Artistic License - Military example.

  • ...; the most heinous of these mistakes is launching a nuclear warhead without the proper codes from the proper authority...
    • One can reasonably assume that President Eisenhower (shown briefly, albeit from behind), gave General Rogard command of all forces in the area, including nuclear capability. In The Fifties, responsibility for nuclear weapons wasn't quite as formal as it is today, and it was fully expected that any future ground conflicts would be fought with tactical nukes deployed by the Army.
08:25:36 PM Apr 8th 2013
edited by Arivne
The following incorrect information (and the Natter that was added to dispute it) was deleted from the A Nuclear Error entry.

  • ...While the sub would NEVER launch on ANY target (let alone the mainland United States) in response to someone who was just screaming into the radio to fire, after seeing the giant nearly take out a battleship we can reasonably assume extremely poor judgment by the sub commander.]]
    • While the first part is true, the second part might not be an error. Mansley had already suggested that they lure the Giant away from the town, then nuke it, so it's entirely possible that the General already cleared the nuke for firing, and they were just waiting for the general to give the order when the Giant was in the right place. When the Giant was revealed as harmless when he wasn't being shot at, Rogard was about to tell the Sub to cancel the launch, when Mansley grabbed the radio and yelled at them to launch it.
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