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** This actually leads to a bit of Fridge Logic though. If he killed 400 cats and is so easily killed by a claw attack to the chest by Francis, why the hell is he still alive in the first place? Are we supposed to believe that among these hundreds of victims, not even one ever bothered to fight back? Sure, he had the element of surprise on his side most of the time, but he also talked to some of them before attacking them, and he also kills some of them in rather messy ways that don't exactly look quick. Are we supposed to believe that Solitaire just sat back and did nothing while Pascal ripped her open and cut Kong's the kittens out of her belly?

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** This actually leads to a bit of Fridge Logic though. If [[spoiler:If he killed 400 cats and is so easily killed by a claw attack to the chest by Francis, why the hell is he still alive in the first place? Are we supposed to believe that among these hundreds of victims, not even one ever bothered to fight back? Sure, he had the element of surprise on his side most of the time, but he also talked to some of them before attacking them, and he also kills some of them in rather messy ways that don't exactly look quick. Are we supposed to believe that Solitaire just passively sat back and did nothing while let it happen when Pascal ripped her open and cut Kong's the kittens out of her belly?
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** This actually leads to a bit of Fridge Logic though. If he killed 400 cats and is so easily killed by a claw attack to the chest by Francis, why the hell is he still alive in the first place? Are we supposed to believe that among these hundreds of victims, not even one ever bothered to fight back? Sure, he had the element of surprise on his side most of the time, but he also talked to some of them before attacking them, and he also kills some of them in rather messy ways that don't exactly look quick. Are we supposed to believe that Solitaire just sat back and did nothing while Pascal ripped her open and cut Kong's the kittens out of her belly?


** Francis is probably a domestic shorthair at least, while Bluebeard is likely a domestic mediumhair. Kong is probably a longhair, and perhaps also part bulldog.

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** Francis is probably a domestic shorthair short or mediumhair at least, while Bluebeard is likely a domestic mediumhair. Kong is probably a longhair, and perhaps also part bulldog. Felicity is a longhair Russian Blue. Hermann and Hermann have misaligned eyes, and crossed eyes is a trait many Siamese cats have. The Hermanns have yellow eyes, not blue, though it is stated in the book that they are Oriental cats.



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* Some of the members of the Claudandus Sect are kittens. There are children at a death cult meeting, which has and does happen in real life with humans. Hopefully, in the movie at least, the kittens and young cats are excused from killing themselves...? Even the best-case scenario, where the cats give themselves brain damage from electricity, is horrible. The cult wouldn't last long if all the cats killed themselves. The Claudandus Sect at least seems to have been going for a while, and [[spoiler: Pascal]] seems to be at least 10-14 years old.


* [[spoiler:Imagine the horror the owners of Felicity must have felt when they walked in to discover their beloved pet cat to be brutally decapitated?]] Worse, since many owners feel like pets are their children.
** [[spoiler:You see their reactions when you read that scene in the book. He's sitting in a chair, crying.]]

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* [[spoiler:Imagine the horror the owners owner of Felicity must have felt when they he walked in to discover their his beloved pet cat to be brutally decapitated?]] decapitated, knowing she couldn't have defended herself as well as a seeing cat?]] Worse, since many owners feel like pets are their children.
** [[spoiler:You see their his reactions when you read that scene in the book. He's sitting in a chair, crying.]]


* [[spoiler:Why did Pascal's guts come out so easily when Francis scratched him? You would only expect a few scratches. However, Pascal was repeatedly and cruelly experimented on. That also means repeated dissections and tuning up. That means Pascal's belly was especially vulnerable to injury, or ''come apart''.]]

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* [[spoiler:Why did Pascal's guts come out so easily when Francis scratched him? You would only expect a few scratches. However, Pascal was repeatedly and cruelly experimented on. That also means repeated dissections and tuning up. That means Pascal's belly was especially vulnerable to injury, or ''come ''coming apart''.]]
]] Even cats who haven't been tested on know to not expose their vulnerable underside.



* [[spoiler:Imagine the horror the owners of Felicity must have felt when they walked in to discover their beloved pet cat to be brutally decapitated?]]

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* [[spoiler:Imagine the horror the owners of Felicity must have felt when they walked in to discover their beloved pet cat to be brutally decapitated?]]decapitated?]] Worse, since many owners feel like pets are their children.




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* When funding ran out, the scientist began taking animals off the street. Some cats are indoor/outdoor. It's very likely house cats were taken to be tested on.
* Poor Jesaja had the task of burying his murdered cat brothers and sisters, not knowing why they had all died, but knowing he had to try and put them to rest. And he was accused of being the murderer since he was at the scene of a cat who'd died. He was just a poor old cat trying to give some closure to his brethren.


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** Especially considering that cats actually can't see much better in the dark than humans can. They are also nearsighted, and it's mostly their whiskers (on the face, above the eyes and on the front legs) that do the work so they don't bump into things and so they don't go into spaces that are too small. Whiskers also help with hunting.


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** Francis is probably a domestic shorthair at least, while Bluebeard is likely a domestic mediumhair. Kong is probably a longhair, and perhaps also part bulldog.


** [[spoiler:You see their reactions when you read that scene in the book.]]

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** [[spoiler:You see their reactions when you read that scene in the book. He's sitting in a chair, crying.]]


** [[spoiler:This also explains Bluebeard's earlier comment on Pascal losing his "sexual parts".]]

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** [[spoiler:This also explains Bluebeard's earlier comment on Pascal losing his "sexual parts".]]


* Shouldn't Francis have found it somewhat suspicious that Pascal already knew about [[spoiler:Felicity's murder]] so soon after it happened? You can chalk up his initial reaction to being horrified by the news, but even later on he doesn't question how Pascal learned of it.

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* Shouldn't Francis have found it somewhat suspicious that Pascal already knew about [[spoiler:Felicity's murder]] so soon after it happened? You can chalk up his initial reaction to being horrified by the news, but even later on he doesn't question how Pascal learned of it.it.
** Pascal does give the explanation that a stray named Agathe told him the news shortly before Francis and Bluebeard arrive at his house. What's strange is that Francis never asks to meet Agathe to confirm this story, and indeed we never meet her in either the book or the film.

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* Shouldn't Francis have found it somewhat suspicious that Pascal already knew about [[spoiler:Felicity's murder]] so soon after it happened? You can chalk up his initial reaction to being horrified by the news, but even later on he doesn't question how Pascal learned of it.


* [[spoiler:Why did Pascal's guts come out so easily when Frances scratched him? You would only expect a few scratches. However, Pascal was repeatedly and cruelly experimented on. That also means repeated dissections and tuning up. That means Pascal's belly was quite vulnerable to injury, or ''come apart''.]]

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* [[spoiler:Why did Pascal's guts come out so easily when Frances Francis scratched him? You would only expect a few scratches. However, Pascal was repeatedly and cruelly experimented on. That also means repeated dissections and tuning up. That means Pascal's belly was quite especially vulnerable to injury, or ''come apart''.]]


* For a story wherein genetics and selective breeding play a big part, the art style of the film makes it hard to pinpoint the breeds of the characters (though in fairness, telling a cat's breed by sight alone in real life can be tricky in many cases, as they don't show as much structural variation as dogs), and the design of some characters directly contradicts the breeds given in the books.

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* For a story wherein genetics and selective breeding play a big part, the art style of the film makes it hard to pinpoint the breeds of the characters (though in fairness, telling a cat's breed by sight alone in real life can be tricky in many cases, as they don't show as much structural variation as dogs), and the design designs of some characters directly contradicts contradict the breeds given in the books.


* Comes up between books 1 and 2. The one that hits the hardest is the Company of the Merciful vs. Jesaja. Both the Company and Jesaja live underground. The Company have gone blind from living in the darkness, but Jesaja has not. While Jesaja seems healthy enough with no sun, the Company have to sunbathe briefly every day to avoid getting rickets. It's never specified just how long Jesaja stayed underground, but the whole situation feels rather fishy.

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* Comes up between books 1 and 2. The one that hits There's some discrepancy regarding the hardest is health of Jesaja compared to the Company of the Merciful vs. Jesaja.Merciful, despite both being in similar situations. Both the Company and Jesaja live underground. The Company have gone blind from living in the darkness, but Jesaja has not. While Jesaja seems healthy enough with no sun, the Company have to sunbathe briefly every day to avoid getting rickets. It's never specified just how long Jesaja stayed underground, but the whole situation feels rather fishy.



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** [[spoiler:You see their reactions when you read that scene in the book.]]



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** [[spoiler:This also explains Bluebeard's earlier comment on Pascal losing his "sexual parts".]]

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