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** Or, much simpler, that page specifically had been bookmarked by whoever was reading it and JC just opened the book on the bookmarked page.


** It's also possible that JC isn't actually READING the physical object, but rather seeing it's name, and basically Googling it to find choice passages and famous lines, in the same way that he can look at a newspaper but only read one article. Maybe JC's augmentations are showing him the most relevant, current, or important articles, and in terms of books, entire passages that may be fitting to the current moment, hence why looking at the same book again and again will only ever show one passage. JC isn't actually reading it, his augmentations have simply scanned the internet for a famous part to summarise it.

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** It's also possible that JC isn't actually READING the physical object, but rather seeing it's its name, and basically Googling it to find choice passages and famous lines, in the same way that he can look at a newspaper but only read one article. Maybe JC's augmentations are showing him the most relevant, current, or important articles, and in terms of books, entire passages that may be fitting to the current moment, hence why looking at the same book again and again will only ever show one passage. JC isn't actually reading it, his augmentations have simply scanned the internet for a famous part to summarise it.



-->'''Walton Simmons:''' The secondary unit [[spoiler:(referring to JC Denton)]]should be online soon. He's currently undergoing preparations and will be operational within six months.
** Why is this Fride Logic? The idea is that six months pass between the intro and the first mission. This is further reinforced by Page mentioning that Simmons' appointment to FEMA will soon be finalised whereas in the game, he is already the head of FEMA.
** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want the secondary unit to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where UNACTO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: a Majestic 12 base as well]]).
** I believe that the attack referenced in the intro isn't the current attack where the terrorists stole the vaccine but the earlier one mentioned by multiple characters throughout the game namely the bombing of the statue, this can be seen in the first level where the head and torch of the statue have been turned into a kind of memorial and it's even implied that it was the government that bombed the statue so they could use the island as a base for UNATCO

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-->'''Walton Simmons:''' The secondary unit [[spoiler:(referring to JC Denton)]]should Denton)]] should be online soon. He's currently undergoing preparations and will be operational within six months.
** Why is this Fride Fridge Logic? The idea is that six months pass between the intro and the first mission. This is further reinforced by Page mentioning that Simmons' appointment to FEMA will soon be finalised whereas in the game, he is already the head of FEMA.
** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want the secondary unit to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where UNACTO UNATCO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: a Majestic 12 base as well]]).
** I believe that the attack referenced in the intro isn't the current attack where the terrorists stole the vaccine but the earlier one mentioned by multiple characters throughout the game game, namely the bombing of the statue, this statue. This can be seen in the first level where the head and torch of the statue have been turned into a kind of memorial and it's even implied that it was the government that bombed the statue so they could use the island as a base for UNATCOUNATCO.

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** If Paul is tricked into fighting the NSF soldiers (by manipulating the aggro to make him get shot), he'll exclusively use a stun rod against all of the soldiers despite being pumped full of lead.

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** It's also possible that JC isn't actually READING the physical object, but rather seeing it's name, and basically Googling it to find choice passages and famous lines, in the same way that he can look at a newspaper but only read one article. Maybe JC's augmentations are showing him the most relevant, current, or important articles, and in terms of books, entire passages that may be fitting to the current moment, hence why looking at the same book again and again will only ever show one passage. JC isn't actually reading it, his augmentations have simply scanned the internet for a famous part to summarise it.


* You may find the fact that the battles between the Triads in Hong Kong are often swordfights somewhat anachronistic and culturally cliched. Then you remember that the Hong Kong Police use highly efficient acoustic sensors on the streets that allow them to quickly detect gunfire, so of course the Triads would look for a quick, cheap alternative that allows them to continue their gang war.

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** References to Paul's duplicity can be found around this time too, as in Hell's Kitchen he urges JC to use a non-lethal approach, as well as giving UNATCO soldiers, supposedly his own men, non-lethal gas grenades to use agains the NSF.


** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want the secondary unit to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where UNACTO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: a Majestic 12 base as well]]).

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** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want the secondary unit to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where UNACTO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: a Majestic 12 base as well]]).well]]).
** I believe that the attack referenced in the intro isn't the current attack where the terrorists stole the vaccine but the earlier one mentioned by multiple characters throughout the game namely the bombing of the statue, this can be seen in the first level where the head and torch of the statue have been turned into a kind of memorial and it's even implied that it was the government that bombed the statue so they could use the island as a base for UNATCO


** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want JC Denton to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where UNACTO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: a Majestic 12 base as well]]).

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** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want JC Denton the secondary unit to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where UNACTO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: a Majestic 12 base as well]]).


** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want JC Denton to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where Unacto is essentially under siege (and [[spoiler: MJ12 as well]]).

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** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want JC Denton to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where Unacto UNACTO is essentially under siege (and thus [[spoiler: MJ12 a Majestic 12 base as well]]).


** Why is this Fride Logic? The idea is that six months pass between the intro and the first mission. This is further reinforced by Page mentioning that Simmons' appointment to FEMA will soon be finalised whereas in the game, he is already the head of FEMA.

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** Why is this Fride Logic? The idea is that six months pass between the intro and the first mission. This is further reinforced by Page mentioning that Simmons' appointment to FEMA will soon be finalised whereas in the game, he is already the head of FEMA.FEMA.
** Not the original troper, but it doesn't make that much sense because... even if they want JC Denton to take the Statue for them, why wait 6 months until he's activated? That means 6 months where Unacto is essentially under siege (and [[spoiler: MJ12 as well]]).

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* You may find the fact that the battles between the Triads in Hong Kong are often swordfights somewhat anachronistic and culturally cliched. Then you remember that the Hong Kong Police use highly efficient acoustic sensors on the streets that allow them to quickly detect gunfire, so of course the Triads would look for a quick, cheap alternative that allows them to continue their gang war.


-->'''Walton Simons:''' The secondary unit [[spoiler:(referring to JC Denton)]]should be online soon. He's currently undergoing preparations and will be operational within six months.

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-->'''Walton Simons:''' Simmons:''' The secondary unit [[spoiler:(referring to JC Denton)]]should be online soon. He's currently undergoing preparations and will be operational within six months.months.
** Why is this Fride Logic? The idea is that six months pass between the intro and the first mission. This is further reinforced by Page mentioning that Simmons' appointment to FEMA will soon be finalised whereas in the game, he is already the head of FEMA.


-->'''Walton Simons:''' The secondary unit [[spoiler:(referring to JC Denton)]]should be online soon. He's currently undergoing preparations and will be operational within six months.
** As mentioned before, the first level takes place right after the actual terrorist attack. Did six months dilate suddenly to six seconds, or did UNATCO seriously order their troops to hold back for six months, eager to give JC a chance to prove himself?
*** The terrorist attack at the beginning of the game is not the same event as the terrorist bombing of the statue. Indeed, the bombing is the reason for the formation of UNATCO.

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-->'''Walton Simons:''' The secondary unit [[spoiler:(referring to JC Denton)]]should be online soon. He's currently undergoing preparations and will be operational within six months.
** As mentioned before, the first level takes place right after the actual terrorist attack. Did six months dilate suddenly to six seconds, or did UNATCO seriously order their troops to hold back for six months, eager to give JC a chance to prove himself?
*** The terrorist attack at the beginning of the game is not the same event as the terrorist bombing of the statue. Indeed, the bombing is the reason for the formation of UNATCO.
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** As mentioned before, the first level takes place right after the actual terrorist attack. Did six months dilate suddenly to six seconds, or did UNATCO seriously order their troops to hold back for six months, eager to give JC a chance to prove himself?

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** As mentioned before, the first level takes place right after the actual terrorist attack. Did six months dilate suddenly to six seconds, or did UNATCO seriously order their troops to hold back for six months, eager to give JC a chance to prove himself?himself?
***The terrorist attack at the beginning of the game is not the same event as the terrorist bombing of the statue. Indeed, the bombing is the reason for the formation of UNATCO.

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